Sunday, November 24, 2013

Santa's Workshop

Here is a sneak peek of what is going on in Santa's workshop this week. 

My son and his wife moved into their new house this summer and I promised her new stockings for her new rustic mantel.

Yesterday I cut them out, appliqued them, and got them quilted--ready for the embellishments today.  Good thing I save small strips of batting.   I just cut up some chunks and mounted all the stockings on a piece of muslin to quilt them all at the same time.

Ho, Ho, Ho!....stay tuned, more photos to come when they are done!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The "Dirty Teams"

It's all about the fabric . . .

My little grandson (age 6) is fascinated with construction equipment and has been practically since he was born.  When he started to talk, he called all of his trucks, loaders, backhoes, etc. his "Dirty Teams." 
His room has recently been painted and trimmed with a "Dirty Teams" border. Finally, Granny is getting his matching quilt done.

I cut up a panel of fabric that was meant for a soft fabric story book.

 As for the quilting, it's open to let this become a comforter-like quilt.  The panels are just quilted around the main vehicle in the picture.
Construction pipes, and the grey and red bricks.  Every time he would look in my drawer to see if I had his quilt finished, he would remind me not to forget his pipes!
I had fun with the back too!  I found all this construction fabric on a road trip in Montana last spring.  I didn't have enough of one fabric for the backing, so I pieced some orange that I didn't end up using on the top.  When I decided to piece in his name, I was short on the green, so I put the rest of the blue from the top border into the green. 
Like I said . . . it's all about the fabric. . .  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Paradigm Shift

All Done!  I am lovin' this quilt I just finished for my 15 year old granddaughter.  She painted her room in 2 shades of blue and accessorized with black and white.  Then she requested a black and white quilt with a pop of blue.
The center is patterned from a lap quilt, "Paradigm Shift" by Janelle Cedusky.
I made the center the exact size of a her double mattress.  The borders will make a 10 inch drop.  Quilters Dream Puff batting to make it more like a comforter than a quilt.  The blue centers are also an assortment of shades.

By keeping the quilting open and simple it will be lofty and soft.

Fun wide quilt back, no seams  Yay!
She will get to have it after school tonight.  Can't wait to see it in her room.  

Friday, November 1, 2013

November Wall Hanging

Whoot!  I was quilting at 6am yesterday morning to get this done along with everything else.  It went up on my Mom's door today.  It is my new favorite...each month is my favorite ...until the next month!

This was a fun quilt to make.  
Just a fun assortment of textures on this piece.


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