Friday, January 29, 2010
My daughter had the day off so we spent the time stitching this dress for the foster granddaughter. It is from a Portabellopixie pattern(www.sandihendersondesign.com
.....they are sorta hippy or Bohemian in style.
We used fabric that we had to try the pattern out and after fitting it on the baby we will make more dresses. She will be so cute in her new outfits!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Finished my first Aunt Millie's Garden Block (Piece O'cake design) last night. I will admit that from time to time I mumbled that this might be a pillow instead of a quilt. It definately challenged my abilities which is good I guess. I have not done much applique and what I have done was simple, casual patterns that it didn't matter if one leaf was askew. I am doing this as a block of the month with the yahoo group Applique..Cafe so onward to Febuary's block. The gals on the list have been very encouraging so I guess this will not be a pillow....maybe a small wallhanging....lol
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I was rooting thru my baskets of old quilt blocks that I have accumulated over the years at flea markets. My main goal was to save them...I appreciated the work that went into these old items.
I found over 50 of the dresden plates all stitched with the edges turned under and basted, all set to be appliqued onto a square and made into a charming quilt. I need to do this soon.
The lady who made the piece with the bow ties either had wild taste or just used the scraps that she had...lol. I am going to make a border out of solids on each side to make it a usable size and then quilt it. I figure it will be a nice practice piece for me to quilt as I try to get back into handquilting on my new frame.
I am sure one of my daughters will be excited to give this homely quilt a good home. Guess the lady that made it all those years ago will be happy with this end to her project.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
While making the two quilts on my Bernina 932, for my daughters' Christmas gifts my hubby heard me say many times....'i wish this machine had needle down'
So he searched and searched and found this 'like new' old Bernina 1530 and got a neat table for my Christmas gift. I am a bit intimadated by it right now but I will learn.