Thursday, August 30, 2012

August Calendar Girl Storm At Sea Finish.....

Just barely finished my August Calendar Girl this month.  Doreen designed a amazing  " Storm At Sea Sashing " for our blocks this month.  This is my favorite block so far  !  The sashing is all paper pieced this time.  The floral fabrics she chose for us is perfect ! The floral reminds me of the sea with its kelp & seashells. 

Have a wonderful & Safe Labor Day weekend !

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Progress on Swoon and cleaning thru my stash.....

Little by little I am making progress on my Swoon quilt blocks. Today I finished this 4th block and now need to decide how many more blocks I want to make. I am making a block here and there when I am not working on my calendar girl block each month & my Vintage Rouge BOM.  I am so sorry I have not posted the last 2 weeks :-(   I have been cleaning thru my stash of fabric and listing alot of fall & Halloween fabric on Ebay .  I now have 25 listings on Ebay right now and I will be listing alot more again this week.
Block #4  My favorite so far

I need to decide how I want to lay these out. Do I make all 9  OR

Do I lay them out like this with a background block in between them ?

I also started making cosmetic bags for Christmas gifts

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Countdown to Christmas Starry Eyed quilt is quilted....

Another quilt that Mary from Quilt Hollow quilted for me !  Didn't she do a amazing job !
 This quilting design is called JINGLE BELLS!!! The pattern is called STARRY EYED & is a free pattern at Moda Bake Shop. The fabric I used was COUNTDOWN FOR CHRISTMAS by Moda

Yesterday was binding day !  I  finished sewing the binding on Flag of Valor , Starry Eyed and my Pinwheel Christmas quilt.  Now I just need to do a little hand sewing everything night and I will be done !


Here is what the backing looks like

Measures  74 1/2" x 59 1/2"

All ready to bind my quilt with this fabric !
Pinwheel quilt Jo Morton -  Jo's Variety fabric

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Flag of Valor back from the quilter " Star Spangled "

 My  Flag of Valor quilt back from the quilter ! LOVE IT !

This quilt was quilted by Mary at Quilt Hollow. She did a amazing job!

The quilt pattern I chose was  ' STAR SPANGLED "

This is the fabric I chose for the binding . 

Hope everyone is staying cool with this hot weather we have been having.  I have been going out early in the morning to tend to my gardens and sewing in the afternoon.  My 2 favorite things to do .

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fig & Plum SPOOLS quilt a finish ...

Another SPOOLS quilt done and ready for the quilter ! Now I have 2  SPOOLS quilts done  :-D

I made this quilt out of  1 older Fig & Plum Fig Tree fabric charm pack I had and Kona Bone for the background fabric.  The Spools top & bottoms are also made from a Fig Tree fabric  California girl !

Here is the other SPOOLS  quilt I finished a few days ago.........

                 This one is made of French Generals new line of fabric Petite Odile.
How appropriate that this fabric been used for a SPOOLS quilt ! 

How different they both look ! 

Hope you had a great weekend , I know I did SEWING of course ;-)

Friday, August 3, 2012

A close up of my Antique Casige Sewing Machines...

Just a quick post . I  had a few  followers request for a closeup of my Antique Casige Toy sewing machines that are on my shelf in the sewing room. So I figured I would just post the pictures for everyone to see them closer. ENJOY !
Flowers  and  Poppies  Cornflowers &wheat

 William Tell and Hansel & Gretal

Little Red riding Hood &  Snow White

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Petite Odile Spools Quilt done ....

Finished my Petite Odile ( french general fabric ) SPOOLS quilt last night. Very fun fabric to work with . Some of the fabrics even has buttons on it. I made this with 1 charm pack , some Kona Bone for the background and some dark tan fabric for the spools from my stash.  Finished size is 30 1/4" x 37 1/4".
Petite Odile SPOOLS quilt flimsy done

I have the perfect spot I want to hang it

In my sewing room of course
I am going to start on my second spools quilt using the Fig & Plum fabric by Fig Tree. I already have the thread sections sewn together......

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Calendar Girl Redwork Block

August 1st ALREADY !

My August Calendar Girl Redwork block is just adorable with her shovel and bucket playing on the beach.

My favorite to do is walking the beach looking for seashells & sea glass !!There is just something about the ocean with the sound of the waves.  Just so relaxing !

Happy August 1st everyone !