Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Twirly Skirt

Pretend you don't see the ugly ironing board cover (yes, I need a new cover AND better pad on it). Now pretend this is hemmed and has elastic in the top. NOW pretend it is being worn by one of these 3:
2 Great-Nieces, 1 I claim as a Great-Niece, and another baby girl on the way! Yes, I have decided it is time to make them all Twirly Skirts! Though, I won't be making a Valentine's skirt for the baby on the way since she's not due til April. Well, that and we thought she was a boy for about a month (bad ultrasound picture). LOL! But these 3 shall have a sweetheart twirly skirt for Valentine's Day from Aunt Lori the Great! : )

Monday, January 30, 2012

Heart/Watercolor Quilt finished!

I finished the Watercolor Quilt/Valentine's Quilt! I just need to measure it so I can list it on Etsy. I want to redo the pics with my camera, though. We used Natalie's b/c my battery wasn't charged. I'll see how these look but really like the way my old Kodak Easy Share (it's from 2004 & still takes great shots!) takes pics. I've been using my phone mostly b/c my computer doesn't recognize the USB port when I plug in my camera or phone. It's a pain to send a pic to Facebook, transfer to computer, then edit & upload. Isn't that crazy! Just 10 years ago all I could do was take a picture & send it to be developed when I finished the roll! How easily we get spoiled!

Without further blah, blah, blah, I present the quilt:

It's double sided. I think it's about 42" square. Will measure tomorrow & list on Etsy. 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

My second Watercolor Quilt

This is the 2nd one I've made. I chose shades more in the purple family. I like this more than the first one.
I've finished quilting the first one, which I put on the back of the Valentine Quilt. I hope to finish binding it today & list it on Etsy! Then I'll quilt & bind this one. I also am hoping to make some little skirts for my great nieces, but need their mommies to send me measurements. Funny, my 13 year old and 15 year old daughters won't let me make little twirly skirts for them out of Valentine's Fabric. LOL!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Watercolor with Fabric

This is my first attempt at a watercolor quilt. I wanted something for the back of the Heart wall hanging so it would be more versatile and found this pattern. I'm not loving the fabrics together but love the idea and now I want to find more watercolor quilt patterns! This isn't all sewn together but mostly is. I have a 2nd one  cut out to try soon!

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Happy Hearts

Just a fun little wall hanging quilt top I put together this week. I found some darling Valentine's Day fabric, but of course it is too late to do much with them now in time for February 14th. I thought this little one might be just a little cutie to hang on someone's wall.
I love the tutorials at the Missouri Star Quilt Company. This one was made with a solid red heart and border with a charm pack of various fabrics for the in between section. I thought these 3 fabrics would be cute. It is very busy! It needs to be quilted still, but wanted to post it for you to see!

Hope you have a happy heart today!

Happy New Year!

Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted since November! December came and went in a flash! I hope you are having a great new year. I just finished a project that was requested by a customer. This is a rag quilt made with cranberry and navy shades, along with some tan for a neutral. There's a touch of green in the cute quilt print designs, too. I hope this will bring lots of comfort and warmth to my customer!