Monday, November 29, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Quilt for Youth Auction

Here is the quilt I finished for the St. John Lutheran Youth Auction. It sold for $410. It is the star struck pattern from I started it while we were in Florida and finished it just in time for the auction on Saturday.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween Child's quilt, polar fleece backing, listed in my Etsy Shop

Fall Spilt 9 patch, quilted for Janette.  Beautiful top. Terrible tension problems

Ebay Vintage top, finished with Baptist Fan quilting, in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Handmade gift ideas..Corn Bags for hot or cold therapy and coasters

Judy at Patchwork Times is asking for ideas for handmade items. Here are a couple I have used more than once.

 Corn Bags for hot or cold therapy
I have made dozens of these. I made 50 a couple of years ago for my Mother to give as Christmas gifts to the staff  at the Nursing Home where she lived. I just helped organize a sewing and craft day for my work and we made them there. This site does a better job than I ever could about explaining the technique and supplies. Basically, 1 yard of muslin, 1 yard of  fabric (I like flannel) and a 50# bag of whole feed corn makes 8 bags with corn left over for 15 more. I think the cost to make is about $2 each. I used $1.99 muslin, $2.99 flannel, and paid $16 for the bag of corn. I print a slip with instructions and staple it to the corner. Neighbor gifts, hostess gift, teacher, work exchange, secret pals,....

My second thought is not fabric related. I have made a lot of coasters, too. A box of 4 inch tiles from a home improvement store, some cork, (I used cork tiles cut into squares with my old rotary cutter) a couple rubber stamps and some permanent ink. $1 apiece to make.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thoughts on dress

I have seen this post and agree with it. My Mother would be applauding, too.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Finished quilts for the Alaska State Fair

I finished and entered 3 quilts in the Fair, 2 of them were unfinished for a long time. The purple/yellow Butterflies and Bear's Paws was a quilt-along pattern from Judy Laquidara last? year.. maybe 2 years ago. The Christmas Stars miniature was from years ago, just didn't like it as much as I thought, and Christmas came and went... I also entered Giving Thanks, the first quilt on my Gammill with the Statler from this May. This was an original pattern inspired by a wallhanging from Little Quilts. It was also a work in progress for a long time. It feels good to have 3 quilts finished. I entered a couple things in the Sewing and Machine Embroidery departments too. Always fun to see what happens.