Sunday, January 31, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I started cutting Thursday and sewed off and on since then. Do you recognize this pattern? Anyone else making it? I would love to see yours.

Go visit Judy L to see what is on everyone else's design wall.


























Friday, January 22, 2010

Pampered Pooch Update

A little more cutting and sewing then I will have to order more fabric.








DD's Finished Quilt

Quilted by tirane. This is the momma to the quilt made for my friend shown a few posts ago.
























Close up of the quilting.
























View of the back of the Kanji symbol....HOPE.



















Thursday, January 21, 2010

Future Quilt for DS

I plan to make Saratoga Lights designed by Judy Laquidara. These are the colors I plan. Navy where she has blue and green and brown where she has gold and red. Here is where I would like your feedback. I plan to use that peachy color for the backround. The picture is a little washed out. It is very peachy/orangy. What do you think?

DS loves orange. I was originally going to use the orange where the blue is but it was the wrong tone.






She's sewing again!

I bought the Pampered Pooch pattern and fabric a few years ago. I love red, white and blue and I love dogs so what a perfect combination for me. I can't quite remember why I bought the fabric piece meal like I did but I knew I was going to be very close if not short on my background fabric. I decided I needed to start cutting and sewing to find out what I was lacking.

Yesterday I cut the big pieces I needed first then worked my way down to the smallest pieces. It looks like I am a half yard short. I was going to order more but decided to wait and sew everything I have to make sure I do not lack others. I need to order soon before it is all gone!





















See the shape cut on the table? I just started using this yesterday. It is really good and I can cut really fast but....I can make lot's of mistakes really fast as well. Luckily I cut some fabric incorrectly that I should not be short on. Live and learn! Great tool so far.

Best Friends Christmas Present

I had hoped to show DD's quilt first but don't have pictures yet. Here is the quilt I made for my best friend Judy. She and my daughter have related quilts now. See a close up of the quilting below done by my friend Tirane.


Sunday, January 03, 2010

Rest in Peace Dear Brett

We lost my beloved brother in LOVE on New Year's Day. He had a heart attack and bypass surgery before Christmas. There was one complication after another. We honored his wishes and terminated life support when it became obvious he was not going to recover.

I felt closer to Brett than my own brother over the years. I will truly miss him.