Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Quickie of a Quilt

 I spent an evening piecing this quick quilt top for Little Man.  Since the fabric is a very large scale fabric, I just cut it into strips, and I really love how it turned out.  It was a fun quilt to piece and also to quilt because of the size.  But then it sat and sat on a table waiting for binding.  I don't know why I procrastinated like crazy when it came to the binding.  I even made the binding and didn't attach it for months. I traveled to Montana twice with my sewing machine and quilt in tow, hoping to finish it there and give it to him. But each time he napped, I was busy with other things. However, now it's ready to give to Little Man for many, many afternoon naps and bedtime snuggles.  
Quickie Quilt
Three quilts: One for Little Man and the other two are for his babysitter's little boys.  For each quilt I used a different secondary fabrics but the same main fabric.   

Size: 42 x 51. Pieced and quilted by myself.  

Mommy and Little Man in Montana

Gee, I miss them!  

Peace and Harmony,

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Christmas Stocking and Two Quilts

I popped out of bed this morning, rolled up my sleeves and got started on a Christmas stocking for Lucas.  It's his first Christmas and I want him to have something special from me, his favorite grandma (LOL)!

I followed the tutorial that is on a blog, Sew Like My Mom.  It is a well written tutorial and very easy to follow.  I have never sewn anything other than quilts.  I could not believe that I had it completed in less than two hours.  I definitely enjoyed making it, and I didn't swear once!  I shed no blood, sweat or tears in the process.  I give this pattern/tutorial a big thumbs up!

And here is the finished stocking...

A holiday quilt for my daughter, Ms. K.  Vital statistics: 59 X 65 inches, a mix of fabrics.

A fun quilt for Lucas.  Vital statistics: 63 X 73 inches,  a mix of fabrics including some fabric from  Out of This World fabric line.

The second picture of Lucas' quilt shows the true color of the yellow fabric.  

All in all, I had a very productive day.  Even with making a Christmas stocking, washing quilts and wrapping packages, I managed to have time to go to the dentist for a semiannual cleaning.  I cannot wait to lay my head on my pillow tonight.

Quilt on,