Posts in the Sewing category

Made these pillows for my sister – I’m thinking there are going to be loads of pillows in my future…

Red Pillow

Pillow

And the table runner & place mats for my mother in law. They were incredibly tough for me to get through as the fabrics aren’t my taste, but if you saw her dark green &  red chicken themed kitchen you’d understand. It’s as though the fabric designer had been in her kitchen before coming up with this line.

Table Runner & Place mats

Anyhow – now I’m driven to finish the charity quilt and this baby quilt before the new year so that my numbers for 2008 quilts will be two higher!

And then… who knows?!? My quilting future for 2009 is wide open! How exciting!

Happy happy holidays!

Just a quick post to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you and yours!! Hope that you all have a wonderful time and enjoy all that this season means.  Family, friends, food, and good times!

I’ve been sewing like crazy and will show you some gifts after tomorrow, but for the time being, just a some Christmas Birdies that I found very tough to photograph as I have no tree this year to hang them on… They are already hanging on my sister’s tree!

Christmas Birdies

From this pattern, adjusted slightly so that I could add the ribbon to make them ornaments.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!!

Grrraaarrg.

Clearly I haven’t been able to motivate on making my mother in law’s table runner and place mats. Cute girly monsters for some friends’ daughters instead!

Grrrarrrr!

Gifts complete!

It’s HARD to make presents for people with different tastes from your own. At least I think it is! Two table runners (for my grandmother-in-law and stepmother-in-law) down:

Table Runner

Table Runner 2

And one more (for my mother-in-law), with a matching set of place mats, to go. I had to interrupt and make a couple of blocks that are more “me” before I dive back in…

Beginnings of mini quilt

My mother is coming to town for Thanksgiving and gets here tomorrow.  I finally got around to making her the tote that she requested the last time I saw her.  I only get to see her about once a year, so it’s not like I didn’t have time!

Nice and simple:

Linen tote

My mom is a Zen Buddhist priest (yup!) so keeping it nice and simple and slightly Japanese-ish was the way to go. This was my first time working with linen and boy am I in love! I see much more working with it in my future…

Linen Tote - close up

I got lots and lots of replies about where to get a whole bolt of kona cotton and batting. The consensus on batting was that Joann’s with the 40% off was the way to go. The cotton got more complicated… there were many replies – thank you everyone! While Joann’s with the 40% off was mentioned as well, there were also other sites. I haven’t had the chance to check out all them, so I’ll just list them here:

http://www.hancockfabrics.com/

http://www.fieldsfabrics.com/

http://www.fabricdepot.com/

http://www.fabricshack.com/

I need to take the time to look through them!

Lastly, Ashley is having a lovely give away over at her blog, Film in The Fridge. It’s such a great blog and what great stuff she made! AND some fabric! You can’t beat that!!