Thursday, March 29, 2012

Disappearing 9 Patch

I have been teaching myself how to quilt along with a friend of mine. This has been LOTS of fun so far. Here is my first shot at the disappearing 9 patch. I think this color combination is awesome. I can't wait to finish this one!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

For the man who carries a hankie

I did these for a man who carries a hankie.  I of course embroidered these using my new Baby Lock that I got for myself last year.  I so love this machine....It does everything (almost anyway).  I think that they turned out great!!  They are inexpensive hankie's that I got from Walmart and use Robison-Anton thread in a set of three (old gold, black and navy).  He really liked them.

My first purse project

This is a purse and bag set I plan to TRY to make after I finish my quilt. Or I may try to squeeze it in while I am working on the quilt. Check back soon for updates!!

Easter Invites

I have a wonderful new friend who asked me to do some Easter Invitations for her. She gave me full creative authority (she's seen some of my past work). I was so excited to create these for her and she loved them!! Heather here they come...hopping right to you :-)

Working on my first quilt!!

This is my first attempt at making a quilt. Me and a friend, who has never really quilted either, decided that we would work on quilts together. That way we can teach each other and encourage each other along the way as well. I think I made some really good fabric choices and actually cut the strips and blocks out pretty good. I can't wait to get to the finished product. If any of you have any good suggestions/tips/tricks or sites that will help us along the was.....PLEASE SHARE!!

Good Tools!!

One thing my grandmother taught me when she was teaching me to sew is that every seamstress MUST HAVE good tools to work with. Well over the last couple of months I have UPGRADED my tools to Gingher!! I of course used my 50% off coupons from JoAnn's to get them...these babies were not cheap. But, I should not have to replace any of these for a LOOOOOONG time :-)

For Flowers and Ties