Thursday, February 14, 2013

Neapolitan Valentine

Long story short.
Two years ago I started this wall hanging.
After quilting it with pink thread...I just didn't like it.
So I hid it away in a box.
Took it out a few weeks ago, and made myself finish it.
(I hate unfinished projects!)
The colors reminded me of ice cream so I named it Neapolitan.
(I like to name my quilts!)
I think the blocks look like Dutch Windmills.
(I love striped binding!)
And now I'm so happy it's "finished" and just in time for Valentine's day!
And there you have it,
MY

Monday, January 21, 2013

"Simply Sonya"

Finally the finish of my Dilly Dally creation...
For my niece's new addition, Sonya Rose,
born December 28, 2012.


When I started this quilt, I wasn't sure who
it was going to be for.  And then came Sonya. ; )

The top (front) is made of simple pinwheel blocks
 and a prairie point border from charm packs
 and small dotted white on white fabric.

The back and binding are made of the same Dilly Dally
multi-colored fun flowers.

Ready to be delivered to the new baby!

And so happy for another finish!

Monday, January 14, 2013

January Success...so far....

1.  Binding attached:
Sewing down the binding on my Dilly Dally
You can see the backing fabric...whimzical colorful flowers!


2.  49ers beat Green Bay and move on to NFC Championship Game:



3.  Roger Federer wins his first round match:
At the Australian Open


Looking forward to:
Quilt Show this Weekend

Thanks for visiting and here's to your January success!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

It's About Time

It's been a long time since I last posted (2 months almost).
It's not easy finding time to do those creative things I love.
It's about time I got back to quilting and blogging.
For once in a long time, I have a few free days.

And here's what I did...
Pin basted my Dilly Dally pinwheel quilt.
 Just loving all the bright cheerful colors.
 And the white dots.
 It is progress and I should be able to begin quilting soon.
Well as soon as my son goes back to Oregon
since he's staying in my sewing room for the holiday.

But I really don't want his time here to go by too fast.
It's so great to visit but it always seems too short.

At least I have something else to look forward to.

Hope your holidays are enjoyable and you
are finding time to spend with family and friends.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Polka Dot Pin Cushion Caddy

Between work being super busy and 
all the sports I've been watching lately
my sewing and quilting time continues to be limited.

But since I'm still finding time to embroider
I decided to finally make this handy desperately needed
 Pin Cushion Caddy
 The pincushion is weighted so it can be balanced
on the arm of a chair or the edge of a table.

There are several pockets for holding embroidery tools.

And finally a small bag to catch pesky little threads and
 is removable for stand alone use by way of a button attachment.
A very clever pattern from Sew Mama Sew.
Oh and I used scraps from my Mint Chip Quilt so 
I'll be cozy and coordinated.

Thanks for visiting.
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Til next time,

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Case of the Disappearing Ink

A couple weeks ago I finished another block
 for my Raggedy Ann Redwork Quilt.
And as a matter of course, 
I printed off the next block to transfer.
 Then I went to get my Inkbegone marker, with blue ink specially made to disappear when lightly rubbed with water, perfect for removing unwanted marks after stitching.

I searched everywhere, couldn't find it, 
but got lucky and found another similar marker.
So I grabbed it and traced my new block and started stitching.
Then, a few days later I went to pick up where I left off, and this is what I found.

 
Turns out, the pen I grabbed in my impatience, 
actually has a special purple ink that DOES
"disappear" as it's exposed to air over time.

Aha, case solved!!

Luckily, tonight I found my Inkbegone pen and retraced the block.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Dilly Dally Done!

After all the prairie points were pinned....
I got to sew them down for good!
Well, except for the parts that are supposed to fly free in 3D...
But they're secured and don't they make a cute border?
 So Dilly Dally Pinwheel Quilt Top is Done!
Next, the batting, backing, quilting, binding,
then finding it a special home.  : )

Keep sewing!