This is my Michael Miller Clubhouse quilt by Swirly Girls Design. Just finished it today. It's taken several months since we are only supposed to do a block a month, but I'd do several each month. Now I need to make more throw pillows or pillow shams. I've decided to remove the binding from the sides and add more quilted fabric for a longer drape down the sides. This should keep me busy for a day or two. ;)
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
This is a doggy themed casserole tote I made for my sister-in-law, Mary Beth Lake, for her birthday yesterday. I also made the matching wine tote with the extra fabric. She works at Animal Control and owns several dogs and cats so I think it was appropriate for her.
This is a lunch tote I made today during the All About Me embroidery class at Bernina. It was a fun easy project. I think maybe I'll make a couple more for the twins. Maybe embroider their names on them. ;)
This is my October table runner. I used orange buttons in the eyes. I even quilted it on my Tin Lizzie quilting machine which really made completing it quicker. Did I say how much I love my Tin Lizzie LS18. :)
Friday, September 14, 2012
Finally got a quilting machine. This is my Tin Lizzie 18LS which is a very nice basic quilting long arm machine. The only place I had room for it is on our enclosed patio. I really didn't want to put it out there, but since my mother is living with us right now and using our two extra bedrooms, the only spot to put this 10 foot long set up was on the patio. At least I have a nice view of the back yard and lake when I'm quilting. Who am I kidding, who has a chance to enjoy the view when concentrating on quilting. LOL The next step up is the Tin Lizzie 18 ESP which is computerized so you can program it to automatically quilt out many, many patterns for you. The lady who sold me this just bought the ESP and was very happy to have her old (only 3 yrs old) machine coming to our home. I'm having lots of fun with this fantastic machine. It's still under warranty for two more years, ya for me!!
Yep, that's John sitting out on the deck enjoying a little Southern Comfort and a nice cigar, with his best buddy, Icee, (one of our three Papillon dogs) sitting in his lap.
LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!!
Sunday, September 02, 2012
This quilt is called "Christmas Favorites" from the book of the same name by Nancy Halvorsen. I wish the picture did it justice. Many of the blocks are 3D with many embellishments added like buttons, ribbons, holly leaves, the Poinsettia inner peddles and decorations on the tree. I used lots of colorful metallic thread throughout. Now for the fun part of adding batting, backing, quilting and binding. I just love all of the bright colors.
This is the poinsettia block before I added the buttons. Just to show the raised petals......