Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A year ago maybe, I won a FQ bundle of madhuri by the quilted fish. I really liked the coloring on this collection so it was great to win, seeing as I had contemplated buying it anyway. The fabric was just asking to be diamonds and so it became a lonestar.
I did machine quilt this one though. Just straight lines. I only just started out with my walking foot and straight lines is all I'm comfortable with. I can't go from hand quilting to FMQ in one step. Maybe I'll get there someday.
bound in black and backed in the same gray as the front
Friday, July 25, 2014
I bought myself the pattern for our anniversary. We're going out of town and I thought it would be great to hold my EPP on the flight.
I used mostly Crafty Chloe fabric by Heather Ross from Hancock Fabrics. We're big Chloe fans here.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Our school does looping, the kids and teacher from first grade moved as a unit up to second. Mrs. VDL taught our oldest two years in a row. Two years gets a quilt. My seven year old boy helped design it and I hunted her down on pinterest. I think we're pretty safe on this one. Even if we aren't and she thinks it's ugly, it's still a quilt and will keep somebody warm on a couch. And when your last name is VDL, I imagine you don't have much personalized stuff.
I have two more baby quilts in the works, as well, both boys this time.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Because she's my sister, and I'm the crafty one, I also made her a mobile. And a crib sheet, but that's not as exciting a pic seeing as I don't have a crib to model it on. I used single sided scrapbook paper for the most part. I used various grays, it's super cute when it twirls. I also used a double sided peachy paper. I dare you to find peach scrapbook paper. Along with the scrapbook paper, I added some book pages. I had already gutted a Nancy Drew and my Shakespeare book, so they found their way in. Just some introductory pages of Nancy Drew, you know, the ones where we meet Hannah and Nancy drives off somewhere in her blue roadster. From the Shakespeare I used the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. I sewed the circles together on my machine and just tied them to the metal hoops from Micheal's. There's an inner circle staggered in the middle to get the cutesy tapered look.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Not that that's settled.
Although I do still wanna make a dollhouse quilt someday. Maybe for a granddaughter. I expect in twenty years I'll be ready for sure.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
I can't show the nephew quilt just yet, but it's finished. The niece sewing is nearly done, too. But of course that's not all I'm sewing.
Lately I've had Thursday nights to myself for some handwork. A friend and her husband both now have church responsibilties that keep them busy Thursday nights so I head to their house and watch their little ones. Seeing as the kiddos are all in bed when I get there, I've been getting in some major sewing time.
My EPP projects are a diamond lone star quilt and a bunch of hexies for fun. We've fallen in love with having a throw on the couch and the hexies will someday be the next throw. The lone star will probably be a throw sized quilt too, but it's kinda big so maybe it'll end up on our bed. We'll see. It's kinda nice making a quilt just for fun with no sense of needing to get it done or how big it will be.