Monday, April 14, 2014

Oversized Star Baby Blankets

Since these turned out so fun, I thought I would share.
 

Now, I know most of you have probably already seen these, but I somehow just managed to run across a tutorial by Palak over at Make It Handmade for these Big Star Baby Blankets that she wrote up last year...

And since I have been on a baby quilt kick(yes it is all about instant gratification right now...) I had to try it. Let's just say that they were super fast, and fun to make. My friend and I whipped the two tops pictured above up in about 40 minutes or so. (Probably would have taken us less time...but we like to chat.) And I know they aren't finished yet, but I am working up the courage to try and quilt them on my sewing machine. A first attempt...so if it doesn't go well, my favorite quilter might find them in the mail.

Also, the whole oversized quilt block bug has bitten....I am currently digging up my favorite block patterns to scale up so I can make some more of these quick baby quilts in a few different designs. Yes, I might have a fever...it was a big bug!!!

Enjoy,
Bev

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tricities Quilt Show

Two of my girls and I went to this quilt show. I forgot my camera. Then remembered I have a phone that takes pictures. I go to take pictures and it says that I dont have enough room, what luck right, well they had nice comfy couches, so I sat down and proceeded to delete pictures from 2 trips that I took (didn't delete the grandkids). I then had enough room to take pictures. I guess you can see where my priorities are ;) I took more than I have loaded and took more than I got saved (I would forget to press the save button, learning curve, give an old lady a little slack). Some are close ups where I tried to get the quilting detail or the block design. We had fun and walked till our feet hurt and our bellly's were grumbling from hunger. Then we went to lunch at 2, thought we would go to Red Robin and it was packed to the gills with a long wait. We were famished, so we went across the road to Quiznos, no wait there, enjoyed it just the same. I hope you enjoy the beautiful designs and forgive my shaky hands.














Thursday, March 20, 2014

Dresses!!

So, I finished the dresses I was making for the girls!! And as requested....Here is a picture of them together. (Thanks for all the wonderful encouragement!!!)

 
Sorry the picture is a little dark...It was sunny this morning, but this afternoon a spring shower has blown in. So it is a bit gloomy in my house.

I am glad the dresses are finished....whew. I did better on the second one, but I still broke another needle... However, I got them done and even a month before Easter!! (Quietly patting myself on the back for that one. Usually I am a week or two late getting things finished.)

Bev

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Giveaway Winner



Thank you to everyone that entered. I have had the flu and didn't respond to your comments but I appreciate all your comments. The winner of this months giveaway is Hilaches from Texas. She said her favorite color is turquoise. I have been in the mood lately for that very same color and aqua and teal and all those shades, aren't they just wonderful.

 I just finished quilting two quilts. Using Dr. Suess' "Oh the Places you will go". I started out making the bottom quilt for a new grandson and the quilt was way to big before I put the borders on, so having lots left over, I made a smaller one for the baby (the top quilt). The larger one is going to go to his big sister who just got a big girl bed so the baby could have the crib. So they both need a quilt right. Grandmas can do that, if they want. (I seem to remember that happened on the last baby quilt I made but on that one I took it apart and made it smaller, seemed a shame to undo all that work again) Well I have to confess that I didn't use a pattern, that will teach me, right!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Easter Dresses!!!

I remember mom (Jeanette) used to make us Easter dresses as kids. I got the crazy idea that this year I was going to do the same thing for my two girls. So today I plunked down in front of my machine and sewed the first dress. Lets just say 4 hours (on an easy "1 hour" pattern) and 3 broken needles (yes 3) later, I know why it is called a "labor of love" or rather should be called a "labor of insanity". Yet, I plugged through, and I have to say the final results aren't half bad...

And I guess the love part is sort of true too...My little girl already wants to wear it with her messy hair and half the garden all over her. She will definitely have to take a bath before she gets anywhere near this dress.

Now I have one more of these to make for the younger daughter...hers will be the same pattern, but she chose purple fabric. Maybe this time it won't take quite as long to sew. And if I remember, I will post a picture of it too!!

Bev

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March Giveaway




 





The Giveaway will be for the above pattern using the above fabric line. Just leave a comment on what your favorite color is and if you follow you get a second chance to win. I will choose a winner next week.