Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Spring has Sprung

 Hello and Happy Easter Everyone!

I have been doing a little fabric shopping.  I took a drive to North Franklin, CT to Stitch Chicks Quilt Shop and bought some new spring fabric... The Spring fabric collection is out and it looks so pretty.  I couldn't resist.


Here is the fabric I bought. Beautiful!
I can't wait to start cutting into it. 
But, right now I am working on this disappearing nine patch - below



Have a Happy Easter and Stay Safe!



Friday, March 19, 2021

Book Pillows

Hello Everyone,

I'd never heard of a book pillow until a few months back when a friend asked if I could make one for her grandson.  I learn that a Reading Pillow or Pocket Pillow is a large pillow with pocket sewn into it, intended to be used for snuggling and reading. This pillow makes an excellent gift for kids of all ages!  Teens could use a cozy pillow to tuck their homework, magazines or laptops into. All you need to do is switch up the fabric from preschool to college dorm. 

Here are a couple of pillows I made for two beautiful little girls... Actually my great nieces. :-)

                     Here's a few other ones that I have made recently...

These are very easy to make and a lot of fun.
                                  You can be creative with the pocket.

Through the years - Memory Quilt

Hello Everyone,

It looks like the weather is changing...Yay!  Spring is here and the days are longer.  I want to share this quilt that I have been working on for a few  weeks.  This is a Journey through time quilt.  I made this for my older brother George and his wife Janet.  I couldn't post this earlier because it was a surprise... They had no idea :-)  - I have to say "I love doing memory quilts" they're a lot of fun.

Here are a few pictures of how it went together...

                  First you lay out your quilt blocks to be sewn together
This one above is where I am sandwiching the quilt together with the batting and the back - getting ready for quilting.
Here it is on the longarm - all quilted above.
                      Here it is off the longarm - squaring it up for binding. above.
Next is printing, cutting and laying out the pictures to be sewn on the quilt.
Once the pictures are on - you can create your label or labels.
                               Here it is all done - Front & Back - Below
                                               It came out beautiful
                                                                              Love it!

Monday, February 8, 2021

Snow Days

 Hello Everyone,

It's been pretty chilly here, and we've been getting snow, and more snow is expected...  So, I decided to go out and make a snowman.. Hey not too bad for a quick job...  I did this on my lunch break Friday... had to get back to work.  Enough fun, back to work!

Check out a few baby quilts I made...  I made these pink ones for my hairdresser. His son is having twin girls...  Oh boy, double trouble!!  :-)  Their theme is busha chic... whatever that is.  I'm thinking it's like a shabby chic.

                                                                                 
This one below is one of my favorites...  It's for a little boy.  It's a cute little embroidered giraffe quilt. It came out so cute - 

Adorable!

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Making Holidays Bright

Hello Everyone,

It has been a pretty rough year... So I thought I would share a few things you can do to try and make this Christmas Season a little more Merry & Bright!

Here is one that I think the kids would love to do...  make a gingerbread house  It's actually fun for the whole family.

It doesn't have to be perfect - just fun!  

How about roasting chestnuts - I think everyone knows the song by Mel Torme "Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire..."  My in-laws use to do this all the time.  - You can do this right in the oven too, if you don't have a fireplace.  - And they taste just as good! 

                                            

Have you tried making Wassailing- which means toasting.  It's a hot spice cider. You can make it with or without alcohol.  If you are not a fan of cider, there is mulled wine, which is heated red wine with fruit and some spices. 

Above is Wassail - Cider

This is the mulled wine - 

You can also try the traditional eggnog or my favorite hot chocolate with marshmallows.  The kids will love these too! 

You can play some board games drink your favorite drink and eat some
chestnuts and enjoy the Holiday Season!



Wednesday, December 9, 2020

 Hello Friends,

I know, it's been a while since my last post...  OK, a long while.  But I have been quilting, making some Christmas gifts.  Which I can't post all of them, but I will post some.  

Here are few book pillows I made for some friends... These are really cute and you can put a book in the pocket along with a little stuff animal. 

  I also made a toddler bed set with matching pillow sham and pillowcase..
                                            this is the ruffle pillow sham above...
This is the whole bed set all together in the bag...
It really came out so adorable - I love it!! :-)

Here below... is a tumbler quilt I just finished quilting on the longarm.  
                        I need to square it up and add the binding, then it will be done.
I will post a picture when binding is done.

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, September 7, 2020

Hello Quilting Friends,

I want to share a few quilts and some Christmas gifts below...

This is a wedding quilt along with a photo album I made for and old friend of mine.

Below are a few little boy quilts.
One is for my  great nephew and the other two are for 
my little Giovanni...
Little monsters for Gio...
As promised, here is my log cabin quilt..