Friday, October 23, 2009

Machine quilting

Here she is, the finished quilt.

I love it! I loved putting the strips together.

Quilting it with a regular machine was interesting.

And the back is a relaxing, peaceful blue. Who will this be for? Check out the shop.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wrist warmers

Always inspired by Lucy at Attic24 is set about making these wrist warmers.

Grasshopper was urging me to finish. She's into this sort of thing.

Here's an October Arizona girl dressed for school. Notice the short sleeve T-Shirt.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Inspiring people

I know a little someone who is joyful, and entertaining.

She likes blue a lot.

And when she tells you in her cute small self voice "I really like this blue", you just want to hurry up and make her something in blue.
So here it is, her blue blankie.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I am reminded

This book by Amanda Soule has me thinking about things to make using available items at home.

When the girls were wee ones I did more of that. I gathered every bit of fabric I had and made things.

This is one of those things. The fabric had a previous life.
The girls and I stopped by the park the other day and I was reminded of the value of my blanket.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Quilting a bag

At my 35th Avenue class I learned about a different kind of batting. It is sturdy and very easy to quilt.

i decided to make myself a bag, a sturdy bag, and this batting was perfect for that because it gives the piece a solid feel.

I used strips from my order for the outside.

And this bright green for the inside. The lining was quilted to the batting.

Two pockets to facilitate organization too and I used my new "Blue Carousel" tag.
I am learnig to be more patient with my sewing projects. I do fine with crochet, but I tend to want to sip through the sewing ones. This bag was done in stages, and now I will use it daily.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Strips and things

I purchased fabric rolls from with strip quilts in mind.

I layed out the strips in waives of color... greens going into blues, yellows into oranges.
You can't see the effect here, but I will post the finished quilts later.
I played around with using a different batting material and I am super happy about that choice. You see, I recently attended a quilting class at 35th Avenue store and I watched and listened and walked out of the place with some new goodies to try out. I also tried quilting with my Singer by using stitch number 16. Can you see the waviness above?

And on this Sunday afternoon, I had some coffee and cake. It reminds me of the afternoon tea experience lived my Europeans wherever in the world they find themselves. My Momma had it prepared for us on special occasions.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


What role does sound play in your crafting? And I don't mean the sound of music.

What are the sounds made by the tools used in objects you create? What sound does a hook make as it slides across and through your yarn?

And the needle pushing through fabric as it secures the crochet piece to the pillow?
Natural sounds are fascinating to me... sounds that are clues and define the world around...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

In the shop

I have been busy crocheting when I am not at the job or doing homework with the youngens.
This is a custom order for Renee. A scarf to wear in a state where winter is cold.

This one is for her youngen.

A pillow that brightens a room.

A lap/baby afghan that is warn and pretty to look at.
The shop is up and running. Just need more visitors and buyers who enjoy home made lovelies.