Sunday, April 20, 2014

Quilt The Jacket

Mind's Eye failed me...!!!  I had this fabric that I purchased from the Sewing/Crafting Festival I attend each January.  I saw a finished lap quilt in my mind's eye.  Sadly I didn't have enough of this fabric to finish and so I grabbed up this n' that ... so I do have a lap quilt but it's more like a jumbled array of bright prints and colors.  Needless to say, it isn't what I imagined but someone will find comfort to fling this over a cold lap.
More totes from left over scraps.  Lots of fun to make, easy to put together and these will be given to the homeless vets in Prescott for fund raising.
 Long ago I made a quilted sweatjacket.  I wanted to make some more since I have about 10 sweatshirts in my craft room closet.  I did a lot of YouTube viewing and found some helpful instructions, but most of the videos I found did not take me through some of those steps.  I knew I had to use one size larger sweatshirt so that when I cut apart the garment, the size would be dwindled a bit... So off I went, cut  away the stretch knit on the neck, sleeves and bottom rim...then I cut apart the sleeves, the front and back sweatshirt. I ended up with 5 separate pieces..I then  began the process of applying sew and flip pieces of fabrics.  About 1/3 of the way in on the first panel, I realized I started off all wrong.  I will know next time what not to do, what to do.  But I did finish this pretty jacket. The fabric was part of a fabric stash my high school friend Nancy gifted me.  I knew when I looked in that bag and saw the quality of selections, I would use the fabrics for something special.  Here the Vintage Singer is sewing down some patches.
 Sewing and sewing.  Sew and flip, Sew and Flip.
 Finally....two days later it is finished.  I did a few things wrong, but the next quilted sweatshirt jacket will go together easier and perhaps quicker.  Yup.... wish me luck on that one...(grin).

Friday, April 11, 2014

More Quilts

In that huge stash of fabrics I was given, I found some delightful things.... This little quilt below is a spattering of little pieces that came together to make what I called My Lil' Zoo quilt.  There wasn't a whole lot of the fabric with the cute little animal faces on it but nonetheless I sewed up some squares to make a cute wee-little quiltie for someone....probably a boy since this is in blues. 

 I found several groups of  fabric "book panels".  Ah, I said, these will make a cute little child's quilt. And then I paid closer attention to the panels.  These were blocks for various Nursery Rhymes.  Each block not only had the page from a Nursery Rhyme book but also the poem.  To say the least, the Nursery Rhymes I grew up with were........ah........not gentle.
    Jack and Jill went up the 
hill To fetch a pail of water.
    Jack fell down and broke his 
    And Jill came tumbling after.

 I decided I wanted a cute gentle I cut away the rhymes.  Someone will like this, I am sure.
Thanks for visiting....

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Bunny Faces

My sweet neighbor of almost 29 years is having her wonderful family over for Easter Dinner...she showed me some mason jars that will be filled with chocolate bunnies and of all things, edible green grass.  I offered to make some jar covers with my embroidery machine.  In one of my many designs, I found a boy bunny and girl bunny and that works out fine because there will be 4 of each at that Easter dinner.  Here they are.... mason jar bunny covers.  
Just so you all know I am not slouching around and eating bon-bons...!!!!!