Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Travel Project

When I'm away from my sewing machine, I have this little hand quilting to take along:

It's been a to-go project for a long time, but I loved stitching and looking at this Pacific Ocean view last week.


Friday, August 21, 2015

Another BABY Quilt

This one is for my grand-neice who is a barrel racer in the rodeo! I have seen her ride and I've seen her big buckle from a win! She and her husband live in North Central Washington. I had purchased the backing for this quilt especially for another quilt that I made for her. It didn't work for that one, but it's perfect for this cowboy baby quilt.

Here's the front:

I used the colors from the cowboy boots backing to choose fabrics from my stash for the front. It's all finished now, this photo was taken before the binding was totally stitched down.

New baby boy is due in September. I think I'll keep it until he is born so I can put his name on it.

My brother, the great-grandfather-to-be has just evacuated his home because of the horrible fires in the area. The new parents and grandparents are also in the area of the fires. I pray that they stay safe. Please join me.

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts.



Saturday, August 15, 2015

Baby Boy Ball

I'm going to see Baby L who was born on Tuesday, and I don't want to go empty handed, so I sewed this ball. My two granddaughters helped with the stuffing.

Welcome to the Sea Hawks world, little one!


Friday, August 14, 2015

A little Eye-Spying

There is lots of spying to do with this quilt, and a bit of calm. For a baby due in October.

A pig, numbers, words, a mermaid, horses, rain, deer, a tea party, bunnies, birds, the bunny from Good Night Moon, and lots of polka-dots. The wide borders are a subtle polka dot in cream and taupe.

The back has the world's most perfect fabric:

More spying! It's fig tree & co for Moda. Don't know the pattern name.

I just want to curl up with a baby with this one. The design is my own, (if you can call it a design!). It measures 41" x 54". I quilted it with my go to spiral on my DSM.

I know it will be well loved by my nice neice and her husband.

Linking up with crazymomquilts for Finish it up Friday.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Scrap Vortex Wrapping

A new use for scrap vortex: wrapping paper (well, really wrapping cloth.)

I often use fabric for wrapping, held together with well placed straight pins. The fabric gets used for a bit, then returned to my stash. When looking for just the right wrapping for this gift, I went for all the little bits of scraps, un-quilted, and in its raw state with the raw edges tucked in. Try it!