Monday, January 23, 2012

Design Wall Monday

It is never too early to start on a holiday quilt!
Don't ya think?
Maybe if I start this halloween quilt now I might
have it finished by October!

A few years back a group of friends did a swap with
pumpkin blocks and halloween print nine patches.
I still have some moving around to do on this design
and probably make it 3 x 5 with a couple of borders
instead of 4 x 4. 
Should be fun to work on.

My other "design wall" project this week is my February hanger.
January seems to be zooming by so very quickly I figured
that I really should at least get this cut out.

This morning I quilted a couple of little t-shirt quilts
and had a small area of backing left
so I put this scrap of minkee on the machine and let
my granddaughter Mia do a little quilting.
Now I just have to figure out what to make her out of
this scrap. 
Pillow?  beanbags?  Doll blanket?
Any ideas?

Mia loves to look at the buttons on my quilting machine.
Crafter in the making!

Want to see more Design Wall inspirations?
Go to Judy's place and prepare to be inspired.

God Bless,

Sunday Funday

A couple of days ago I woke up with this idea to
make  up a quilt sample out of all of those little
t-shirt emblems that are about 6 inches square.
I'm going to be teaching a t-shirt class at a local quilt shop and I needed to have a sample to hang. 

So I got up and sorted thru all those squares and came up with this little quilt.
I did sashing and a border on this one.

Oh and this one too....

and this one I just butted the squares together without using sashing.

I pieced the quilts pretty quickly on Friday morning
and this morning I got them both quilted and ready to hand sew the binding down.  This was a really fun little project!

When mia was born my sweet friend Jo gave me a baggie full of barrettes that her daughters had worn when they were little. 
As you can see in the photo Mia's hair is really long in the front and
requires something to pull it back out of her face. 
She loved looking thru all the barrettes and picking out just the right one.
When she gets a little older I think that this bag of barrettes will
be a really fun matching game!

Blackberries are on sale at Sprouts this week so Mia and I made up a blackberry cobbler today.
In this picture I had Mia practicing her mixing skills.
She thought that was pretty fun, but really wanted something in the
bowl to mix!

She enjoyed tasting as each ingrediant went in!
Flour was pretty interesting.

Mia also did a little quilting today on the longarm.
Pictures of that to come!

God Bless,