Sunday, December 2, 2012

Lion King

This little guy found a new home today. 
He was the inspiration for this baby quilt.

The mix of textures and pattern turned out really well.

I used flannels, cottons and a nice soft fluffy backing with a sateen binding.
It is so soft!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Nursing Home Quilts

I donated five quilts to our local nursing home for their Christmas gift party.
I really like the blue trees in this material.

This one is just a panel so it was really easy to make, but it looks great! 

This quilt was made with strips also very easy 
and then I did some curvy machine quilting.

A little patch work quilt.

This is a cheater, two pieces of flannel with another piece 
sandwiched in the middle. Sewn together and turned inside out 
then top stitched around the edge. It is nice and warm.

Kiki always has to get into the pictures. Ha!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Kat's Tote

I made another tote bag, this one is for Kat. I put a camera on the
 front pocket for her. I got the idea for the camera from One Shabby Chick.

The tote has two outside pockets.

And the inside has pockets all the way around.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hoot Owls

Here is my wonky owl quilt, this one is heading to
 Washington state for the new baby boy in our family.

I love the owls in this material so I used a large chunk for the backing.

Check out the black spotted binding, it really works great with quilt.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


I made myself an Ipad cover using my Echino fabric, 
I originally saw this on Cindy's blog Hyacinth Quilt Designs she had 

I changed it up a little, I made the top flap 8 inches 
wide instead of 3.5 inches and added a magnet snap in place of Velcro.

I also made a new tote using Echino and Anna Maria's Art Student 
Tote Pattern. It has two zipper pockets on the outside and two sets 
of D rings on the sides you can adjust to make it fit whatever you want.

On the inside there are pockets all the way around. I made one to 
fit my Ipad. I have used this a few times already and really like it. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

100 Quilts for Kids

 The St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild is participating in the 100 Quilts for Kids
They gave me this polka dot material to make a quilt with. 
I worked on this one when I went on a quilting retreat.

I had enough left over to make another quilt.  
The small one finished out as 36 x 43 and the larger as 45 x 52

I found an alphabet fabric to put on the back of both and 
I used a charcoal grey binding on one and a black on the other. 

Swim, Bike, Quilt

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tiffany and Andy's Quilt

This was made for a wedding shower gift for my daughter's good friend. 

I decided to make another block to finish off the back.

Friday, August 3, 2012


This quilt will be heading to Finland. There will be a new baby girl born into 
our family in a few months. I wanted a pattern for a little girl and remembered 
seeing this block. I used all half square triangles except the four white corners 
of each block. I had 2 charm packs of the Bonnie & Camille for Moda 
- Vintage Modern Fabric, I thought it would be perfect for the flowers in this pattern.

I used some scraps with a white edging for the back with more of the 
Bonnie & Camille for Moda - Vintage Modern Fabric Red Dot.
 I had a red and white stripe material that I used for the binding.

I am very pleased with how it turned out.

Even the cat likes it!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cali Rail

This pattern is the California Rail for a Jelly Roll but once 
again I didn't use a jelly roll. I cut my own 2 1/2 inch strips. 
I think I made about forty strips and had enough for this 50" X 70"
quilt. I will donate this to the crisis center.

You can't see the back very good in this picture.

This is a close-up of the back.

I had these 12 blocks left over so I made a lap quilt for the nursing home out of these.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Another Gma Mac Quilt

I can't show you what I have been working on this week because it 
will be a present, so I thought I would show you another quilt my 
Gma Mac made. She put the top together using clothes and a few 
of the pieces were really worn thin. I took some of it apart and 
added some older material that my mom had.

Mom also hand quilted this for me.

I put a solid yellow binding on this and love how it turned out.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Quilted Cosmetic Bags

I needed to make something to put in a raffle basket so I found 
the tutorial from Crafty Gemini to make these cosmetic bags. They 
were pretty easy to make and the tutorial is very good. 

made them with grey tones so they will hopefully appeal to more people.

I used a fleur di lis design for the lining of both bags.

I think I am going to make some for myself now!

Friday, June 15, 2012


I have another charity quilt for our local crisis center.
I went a little modern with this one, I think it looks 
like  a row of windows.

I did straight line quilting on this quilt.

I think it looks pretty good on my old metal lawn chair.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


This is my attempt at an abstract quilt, I think it turned out well
 but I want to continue to try even more abstract quilts soon. 

I had this orange material that looks very 60's to me 
so I thought it had to go on the back. This quilt makes 
me think of a Dreamsicle.

You can see I have two different colors on my binding.
 I wanted white on the back and orange on the front. 

I cut the orange material 1 inch and the white 
material 2 inches and sewed them together. That gave me a 
2 1/2 inch binding. It is very easy and looks nice too.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Gma Mac's Quilt


This quilt top was made by my Grandma Mac at least 
30 years ago, my mom hand quilted it for me last year 
and I finally got the binding put on. 

Mom did a great job with the hand quilting. Thanks Mom!

I wanted a white binding on the front (I actually used Kona-snow)
but wanted a little color on the back. I went through my mom's 
material and found a brown material with some different colors 
running through it and it is probably 30 years old. I really like how 
it turned out, just enough color and pattern to make it interesting.

This is where the quilt is now, I love the color it adds to my favorite chair.