Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Table Runner

Gobble Gobble!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Here is a picture of the tablerunner I made for my sister this Thanksgiving. I saw this on The Missouri Star Quilt Companys website. Jenny Doan always does a great job of talking me into things. I just love watching her demonstrate things. I have learned alot from watching her videos. Anyway, I saw her show her version of this table runner and I have been wanting to do a Dresden design for a long time, so this was my chance. I quickly ordered a layer-cake and preceded to work on this every chance I got, inbetween school work that is. I finished it last Sunday.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I found this video on by Jenny Doan on YouTube on how to make these Easy Tube Pillowcases. I am having so much making these pillowcases. I decided to make the grandsons, Jordan and Lucas one to match their bedrooms. I just finished them and they haven't seen them yet. Love the way they turned out.

Granddaughter's Graduation Quilt

Okay, the story goes. We have one granddaughter and 6 grandsons between us. Jea, the granddaughter graduated this June and I decided I would make her a quilt. Well, first I'm thinking, I'll call her mom and ask what are her favorite colors. I'm thinking girlie girlie. Oh boy, I get to do something pink and purple and flowery. Well, no, she likes muted colors, browns, blues, greens. Well, there went my girlie girlie quilt. Anyway, so I came up with this one. I saw it online and ordered the kit. I do love the batiks used in this quilt. It went together really easy. It did take alot of time and hours. Once I got it pieced, I thought, hummm, I'm gonna try my hand at quilting it. I got out my stipple template and marked it with the spray on chalk stuff. Okay, that worked well. Then I decided I wanted to use a variegated thread that has some shine to it. So I spray basted the quilt together, that worked good. I put it in my machine and it worked for a bit then thread kept breaking. I changed needles, tension, bobbin thread everything I could think of that I had learned in my class. It looked terrible. So.... I sit for 3 hours taking out all of the stippling I did and decided just to sew around the blocks. I still had some breakage, but not as bad using the quilting foot, versus free motion quilting. Don't guess I'm ready for that one yet. I also made a pillow case to give it to her in. She was very surprised and sleeps with it now.

Quilting 101

Here is a picture of the first quilt I completed during my Quilting 101 class I took at Quilt Country in Lewisville. I really learned alot and am glad that I decided to take a class in order to learn to quilt the right way. I would have done everything the hard way and probably not right. I learned alot of short cuts and about all the neat tools that you can use to make your quilts more exact.
I gave this quilt to my mom. I picked out the color scheme so that it would match her living room colors. She really liked it.

Where is this going?...

Well, seeing so many people posting about projects and things they are doing, I thought I'd try it out and kinda use this as a journal of the things I do day to day. Now that I've got the quilting bug and I really having fun making so many cute things for people. Haven't finished anything for myself yet, but hope to soon. Also trying to come up with a descent space to quilt in. Right now I'm in a corner of our Master Bedroom and it's just not working for me. So, I'm still mulling over ideas in my head on what I'm gonna do.
I also still love scrapbooking and stamping. I mostly do my scrapbooking at retreats and one day events with my girlfriends. I have a complete scrapbook room set up here at home, small but effective. It is mainly used for quick projects and storage of all of my "stuff".
So if you come across my blog, send me a comment or just say hi. This is just for fun.