Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Block 9 of My Quilt Sampler quilt

This is one of my blocks in My Quilt Sampler quilt. I started change the design as I was quilting. Now I will need to rip out two corners and one triangle . Over all I like how it came out. 

Now, let's go SEW someone HAPPY!


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Quilting My Quilt Sampler quilt

This week I have been quilting My Quilt Sampler quilt. This is the first quilt using my new Babylock Jazz sewing machine. I call him Jazzy. I'm still training Jazzy. I had him for almost 2 months ( had to replace Estante). But with a more practice, I'm sure I will have him trained...๐Ÿ˜‰. Anyway, I'm please with the outcome so far. 

I really love quilting feathers. You will see a lot of this in many forms. So, I will get back to quilting. Now, SEW to make someone HAPPY!


Saturday, July 8, 2017

My Quilt Sampler WIP

I finally finished piecing the top. My original plan was to not have a border. But as you can see, it was screaming "add a border, please". What do you think???

So, a border it was. As I went to work in EQ7, I tried out several types of border. But these two were my favorites.

I decided to go with the Piano Key Border.  I decided to it with the theme of the quilt; using blocks I never sewn before. I always want to do a piano key border but always opting out.
Now, I need to piece my backing and get it ready for quilting.

Let go sew to make someone HAPPY!


Thursday, June 29, 2017

My Quilt Sampler UFO

My Quilt Sampler

This is the progress of my latest UFO. I've given it the name "My Quilt Sampler". I will need to go to the store this weekend to purchase some sashing and border/binding fabrics to complete it. I'm glad I decided to finish this quilt. I love the colors. I'm using EQ7 to design a finish layout; which will be post when completed. So, what UFO(s) have you been working on lately?

Let's go Sew and make someone HAPPY!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Beaded Bracelets

 I did a little quilting detour again. I think I'm loving my little detours. I have completed four beaded bracelets. I have enjoyed the process too. I have almost depleted  my beading stash. I won't replenished it. I'm trying to downsize my craft stash๐Ÿ˜Š.  

Small brown beads with spacers and a JOY charm
Large Navy beads with a INSPIRE charm

Turquoise Cross with small brown beads and a FAITH charm
The cross bracelet clasp has the reading "You are my Sunshine". I believe the Lord Jesus Christ is my everyday sunshine. I added the "Faith" charm to represent my faith in God.

The Ivory type elephants bracelet clasp has the reading "Life is Good" with the "Laugh" charm. It is always good to laugh. No matter how bad your day is.

Ivory type elephants with small metal beads and a LAUGH charm
I will enjoy wearing my new bracelets. Knowing each one expresses me!

Over the years I have knitted, crotchet-ed, cross stitched, stenciled, greeting cards, embroidery, jewelry, and many other crafts. These are just a few things I need to downsize. Sewing has always been a passion for me. It bring me joy. Though I left the fashion industry to pursue Computer Engineering, I knew I would return to the  fabric world. And in doing so, I found my way into the quilting world. I just love it. I know I take little detours. But it helps my thinking process when I'm designing.

Remember the UFO I wrote about a few weeks ago. I will have pictures of my progress soon. It's coming along nicely.

Now Sew and make someone HAPPY!


Friday, June 16, 2017

Dresden Plate

Just finishing up my Dresden Plate block. It's one of the blocks to a sampler quilt. This quilt has been left behind because the quilt along had stopped with no instructions to the completed quilt๐Ÿ˜ž. So, instead if making a table runner (something I should of did long time ago), I tucked it away. I finally pulled it out to work on. 

I'm adding blocks I have not made quilts from. This will give me the opportunity to explore different quilt blocks (something beginner quilters did in the past, especially young girls).  Also, I will later decide whether I would make a quilt from one of these blocks. 
Dresden Plate Block
 This quilt block  (above) was a fun block to do. I think I will make a table runner with placemats one day. But for now, I am trying to reduce the amount of UFO's I have (too many to say..๐Ÿ˜). But I have completed 4 this year. Yay!

Here are some of the other blocks I recently added.
Card Trick, Jacob Ladder, Morning Star (Long Star)

Drunkard Path, Fanny Favorite ,Milky Way
 These earlier blocks (left and below) were part of the quilt along. They are reading monochromatic. So the blocks I'm adding has a splash of Triad colors.

Bricks, Monkey Wrench
Let's go Sew and make someone HAPPY!


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Upcycled Apron

I decided to take a detour from quilting.  I wanted to try my hand at making a upcycled Jean Apron.  I use a pair of my DH and mines old pair of jeans.  The accent fabric  was an old sheet from my childhood bed.  Talk about antique...๐Ÿ˜.  I had a chance to use my ruffler foot to apply the ruffle.  I rounded the corners to give the apron a softer look.  I made the ties  long enough to go through the belt loops and make a nice front bow.  I think it finished well for my first try without a pattern.
Now let's go sew and make someone HAPPY!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Elephant Bracelet

Took a little time away from quilting. My new bracelet.

Now me and Jazzy  (my new sewing machine) will spend the rest of the day together.

Now  go Sew and make someone HAPPY!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Scrap Happy

Update on my Scrap Happy quilt. I'm almost finish. I just need to square up three more row to sew together.

There have been challenges in my life these last 13 months. Between 3 family and 4 friends death, summer visitors  (which I enjoyed emeancely) and illness, I  lost a lot of quilting time. Being away from sewing is a challenge  in itself.  I can't find things quickly. I had to pack up my studio for my guest and now I  can't find anything without hours of searching.  LOL.  This is very frustrating.

Yesterday, I was looking for my border extenders for my hoop to hand quilt the borders on my quilt. Not sure about anyone else,  but mind sometimes doesn't shut down at night. So at 2 am, I woke dh and told him I  remember.  He said what did you remember?  I remember I put the border extenders umder our bed.  LOL.  How funny is that.

Now that I on a roll. I better start back sewing before I forget things again....LOL.

Sew to make someone HAPPY