Tuesday, March 31, 2009

More Cushions for Pushing!

We are talking about pin cushions....

what did you think?

After using ones like this you really need more.

And one for everyday sewing.......

One for sewing when I use my Quilt Machine.....

One for sewing in the kitchen....lol....

One for ME!

And when I need a gift....

one for Friends.....

This one is so easy to make and you can get the pattern

I make a card that says

"If friends were flowers I am glad I picked you".

Saturday, March 28, 2009

New Quilting Project

I am so excited to sew this quilt. I love Buggy Barn's books and this newest one is darling. This one is just fun and since I love purses it was the perfect one to make for me! I am saving the trimming until I have them all done.
The purse quilt is in :

I bought this book to make the quilt on the cover and I will "AFTER" I make the purse one. LOL

I just love how you cut all the pieces out at once. And change the layer.

I think it would be so fun to plan a quilting trip to Washington to go take a class at the"Buggy Barn". But who could decide which class!! I would want to take them all. Have any of you been lucky enough to take a class from these girls?
Add a comment if you have.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Quilting up Dish Towels!

Hello Girls,
Whenever I need a quick gift or just want to make something fast and fun I make a DISH TOWEL!!! These are my favorite things to make. A little fabric, Heat n Bond and a sewing machine and WALLA a Gift! I make these for my girlfriends for their birthdays and the hard thing is getting them to use them.
For Christmas my "wonderful" Husband got me a "Cricut Expression" and I use it to cut fabric. They are perfect for making dish towels. You iron Heat n Bond on the back of your fabric and run it thru like paper. You can do words and shapes. I love it.

I like to use flour sack dish towels and I get them at "Sams Club". I iron the pieces in place and sew a basket stitch around all the pieces. This one I added a button for the flower center and folded it in half and tied it with raffia.

This one has button centers too. I sewed the buttons on with crochet thread, tie a knot and then a bow. If I plan the gift I have time to crochet the bottom.

Crocheting the bottom is so easy. You use a small hook and it pushes thru very easy. I have done it this way for years and the wash up nice too!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Our New Baby!

My nephew Weston and his wife Emily had their first baby!

Lulu May Spencer.

My sister is a first time Grandma and I am sure she will spoil Lulu to pieces. Lulu is so lucky to have her for a grandma, I know because my kids were lucky to have her as an Aunt. The quilt in the sewing room picture is for Lulu. I hope she will love it!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Welcome to my Sewing Room!


Where do I go to create so many quilt tops? Well let me show you!
This is my sewing room...I love my sewing room. My husband made it for me (and I won't say how long it took him ) but I will say it was worth the wait! I remember when he first got it done and I thought I would never be able to fill it....
hahahaha was I wrong!
I was so lucky to find a fabric for my cutting/ironing table that matched the bottom wall paper!And all the cupboards help for storing all the "have to have" fabric. You can never have to much.

My rocker is a great place to just sit and read quilting books or watch CSI!! Or do both.
It so comfortable I have even feel asleep there plenty of times.

This doll sits in a wreath on the wall and I love the wreath ....I am the only one who likes it.
Oh well it is my sewing room.

My husband made this cute cupboard to go with my sewing table (he made it too)
It has been so fun finding things to go it it.

This is my sewing table. Before I had a sewing room it served as our kitchen table. And sewing with my featherweight is always a treat. I am looking for 1 more base for my husband to make a cutting table on.
Now you can see the part that looks the messiest. But I swear it is organized.

And finally here is the quilt I am working on now. It is for my nephew's baby that is due any day. I guess I better hurry since it still needs to be quilted.

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