I made a new pillowcase for my 6 year old granddaughter to help ease the pain that occurred when her little sister received this case for her 3rd birthday a couple of months ago. (Yes, there were some tears.)
The newest case for my oldest granddaughter is shown here.
She loves it and uses it every night. I told her I think it is a little more grown-up from her lollipop pillowcase shown here...
that got lost in their move (to a new house) last summer.
It's been forever since I have posted. And I am weeks behind on my blog reading. Life happens! But currently all is well and I have been sewing!
I've been thinking to myself that I need to get busy and make quilts to giveaway to people who need the comfort of a quilt. I have plenty of scraps to make a few quilts so I just began working a little bit at a time, cutting here, piecing there. I am at the design board stage with this quilt. Here is what I have so far although I am not done with the arrangement.
I just had enough scraps to come up with this 55 by 65 throw. It has a fall/winter feel to it. I found some coordinating fabric online to use for the back, and it's been ordered.
As always, thanks for stopping by! Happy Thanksgiving!! :o)
I hadn't made pillowcases yet for my smallest grandchildren. So I got busy and rectified that situation. This is the monkey pillowcase for my four year old grandson.
And I made two of these birdie pillowcases...one for my just 3 year old granddaughter and one for my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter. My six year old granddaughter couldn't hold back her tears when she saw this one. She wants one too. So maybe it is time to make new pillowcases for the three oldest grandkids.
Did I mention there is another one on the way?!? :o)
It looked like great fabric for making a pillow for my daughter who loves owls. While my machine was being serviced, I cut out the fabric, batting, and a backing to make a quilted fabric for the pillow.
As soon as my machine returned, I did some channel quilting.
I made an envelope style opening on the back of the 18 inch pillow cover I constructed.
Voila! A cute pillow! So cute I made one for myself too! :o)
Did you ever take your machine in for its yearly check-up only to discover that one of the service technicians has recently quit and the wait time for the machine is 3 1/2 weeks? WHAT?!? I had pushed the machine to its limit, and the service light was on. I had to leave her. I was out of town one of the weeks. For the rest of the wait, I did the only thing left I could think of to get my quilt fix. I went shopping...
This is a curtain I made for our guest bathroom. It was a stretch for me because almost every other curtain in my house is a very conservative white. I ended up liking this bathroom curtain so much that I used this
to make this for a small secondary foyer window.
Now I am thinking about making something fun for my laundry room window. Positively DARING for me!
I am in Walla Walla (love that name!), Washington today and plan to have lunch with a quilter who lives here! How fun! In the meantime, I wanted to share with you another finish. My younger daughter's best buddy from high school just had a baby girl. I sent this quilt for the baby:
Here is the back:
A close up before washing:
And the after washing, soft and crinkly shot:
I really enjoyed making this quilt, mostly from stash and scraps.
Miraculously, I did get my mother-in-law's 90th birthday quilt finished. Sadly, I didn't get to go to the celebration on the Ohio River riverboat, as I was in the hospital. Here are some photos of the finished quilt. My hubby said she really like the quilt. I hope she is using it.
About a month ago, I had a milestone birthday. We'll just say Medicare is my new health insurance plan. (How did that happen?) And one month ago today I put my new insurance to the test as my appendix ruptured. Happy Birthday to me! I had emergency surgery in the wee hours of the night and am very lucky to be alive. I am on the mend but it is taking much longer than I expected.
This week I finally got back my need to sew. I decided to start with something simple...a small bathroom curtain. I am very conservative when it comes to home decorating. Most all of my windows have white curtains of some sort. Here is the before picture in the bathroom.
Here is the painting (by my daughter when she was in college) that was my color inspiration.
And here is the fabric I used...a Sarah Feilke print and Liberty print.
And here is the final result...in daylight:
...and at night:
My whole family will be visiting next week. It will be fun to see if I get any reactions to my daring decorating move!
There's been a big gap in my blogging and blog reading again. I am still dating applications and checks with March instead of May. Where does the time go?!?! My blue and cream quilt is finally cut out.
I made a test block before I cut all the fabric this time. I've made enough mistakes with past quilts to know I need to include that step before cutting all the fabric. Time to stop livin' on the edge...