Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dad's out there.  I am so thankful for my hubby and the wonderful father he is to our kids...I couldn't have asked for anything better!

I had a little case of the sickies this week, so I didn't accomplish much at all.  Fortunately, by the middle of the week or so, I could handle a little handwork.  I made this little donut pincushion for my 11 year old niece's birthday.  She's just started sewing/quilting and is loving everything about it!  She's taking a kids sewing camp next month and I thought this would be fun for her to take...I think all the other girls are going to be so jealous!  :)

I also finished up another of the Buttermilk Basin candle mats.  This is January's mat, I believe.  I love the little snowmen.  This is a block of the month type thing...I received the 12th mat last month and I think I've stitched 5 of the 12!  Ack!  They go pretty quick once they are cut and prepped...so I really need to get on the ball with these little gems.

I think I showed this before, but the binding is now stitched and in fact, this quilt was given to a friend just last night.  She is a big Florida Gator fan...

and she loved it!

I'm feeling almost 100% back to normal, so I'm looking forward to a productive week of sewing and quilting!

Happy Quilting!
Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Lots of quilting!

I have been keeping busy with quilting the last few days and thought I'd share some pics.  I'm so pleased with how each of these quilts turned out!

This one was quilted a week or so ago...it's a mystery quilt that a few of us from our guild did together.  I am sooo happy with how this turned out.  This one is a gift for a special someone for their 16th birthday.  :)

See those cute little dragonflies in the purple fabric?

This dragonfly quilting design was the perfect match!  (click the picture for a closer view!)  The back is really a pretty lavender, but the camera just couldn't capture the color!

 This string quilt is a Quilts of Valor assembled by my Wednesday night quilting group. 

I quilted it with a design called "Seaweed," and I think it looks like flags waving...

I used a soft flannel on the back...super cozy!!

This blue and orange quilt is actually a gift for a Florida Gator fan...you almost need sunglasses when looking at it!  This baby is colorful!  LOL

It has fun Florida Gators on the back....

I have the scraps leftover after trimming the quilt...anyone interested in them?  There are two strips about 4" wide and the big strip is about 8" wide, all are about 60-70" long (the sides and bottom trimmed off the back of the quilt).  The first person to contact me saying they would like them, gets 'em!

Remember we moved around the furniture?  I don't think the animals mind one bit, do you?  They look pretty content....

Hope you all are having a great week!  Happy Quilting!
Monday, June 04, 2012

Giveaway...Green Fairy Quilts

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I'm not sure why I'm telling you this, 'cause I'm going to win the prize anyway.  :P  But Judi, over at Green Fairy Quilts is giving away an awesome FQ Bundle of beautiful fabric!  Go check it out here and enter!  (but like I said, I'm going to win, so you may not want to bother. LOL)

Sunday, June 03, 2012

A little switcheroo!

We decided to switch things up a little around here.  We live in base housing, so space is a premium  for sure!  We were offered the chance to move in to a bigger house on the next street over...but after contemplating all the expense and hassle of moving, we decided to stay put and just switch things up a little.  We move enough as it is with the military...we don't need to voluntarily move for no reason.  :P

We did come up with idea of switching the longarm in to a different room to give me a little more space.  My longarm has been in about a 14' x 14' room off the kitchen, which is technically a "family room."  In order to use the longarm, I have to move my sewing machine table and cutting table out of the way and pull the longarm out from the wall.  Not the most convenient thing, but since this house is only temporary, I could deal with it.  We decided to switch up the living room and family room space.

This is sort of what the room with the longarm looked like before...I didn't have the chance to take a more current picture, so this is a picture from the set up day.

And this is what it looks like now!!

This is what our living room looked like "before."
  
And this is what it looks like now!

Look at that great space and light!!

Smokey looks like he enjoys stretching out in the bigger space....

I even had time left over today to sew a little.  This quilt is Thimbleberries Hometown Christmas.  Thanks to a UFO challenge with my local guild, I need to try and get it done by the end of July!  Think I can make it?


 Happy Quilting!