Friday, September 25, 2015

Finishes inside and out

The yard makeover is almost finished! Just a little sand and grass here and there then we can enjoy our new outside spaces.

The wedding gift is finished! Now I can work on the baby quilts.

The apron is reversible.

Baby quilt top #1 is done.

Baby quilt top #2 is done.

I have a plush yellow for both backs and navy dot for binding.

Not a big hurry since the twins are not due until February. I just wanted to see how the fabrics looked in different combinations.

WIP calling-Christmas Scrappy Gretchen.
Linking with Crazy Mom.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

wedding gift part 1

In my last post I wrote that I had to work on a wedding gift for an upcoming wedding. Bet you thought I was making a quilt. No, I don't have that much time. (I do teach full-time.)
I am giving them a set of handmade kitchen items. 

First finished is this reversible apron.

I am using four of the Art Gallery fabrics I won from Fab Shop Hop.

Today I hope to finish two potholders, an oven mitt, and two tea towels.

Last weekend two of my quilts were in the quilt celebration. You may ask why my quilt is hanging side-ways. That would be because I sewed the hanging sleeve on the long side. I didn't realize it was wrong until I took it to the show. When I got the quilt back home I saw that I had sewn the label on sideways, too. Typical. Oh, my!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Two rows

This week end was the Jackson Quilt Celebration so I didn't have any time to sew. Labor Day week end I cut out two rows from my Row by Row patterns. I finished them in the evenings after school.

The top row is from The Fabric Dock in Wiggins. I love the sailboat block. It was very easy to make.
The bottom row is from Sew Memphis. The zigzag middle part is made of half square triangles. The back of that section is a hot mess but the front looks okay. 

I have patterns for 8 more rows but I think I will only make 6 more to have the required 8 rows. The rows above are the only ones that do not have the dreaded 'appliqué' as part of the design.

I now have a list of WIPs again. Christmas Scrappy Gretchen is in progress. Row by row is in progress. And I have chosen fabric to make a wedding gift for a wedding in October. Oh, yes, and two baby quilts for twins due in February.

Which one do I want to work on? The baby quilts, of course. 

Must make wedding gift first! Keep telling myself. Wedding gift...