Thursday, February 13, 2014

Metallic Challenge

Club Scrap posted a challenge to use something metallic on scrapbook pages, cards, or other paper crafts this week. This is one of my entries in the challenge:

There are several metallic elements in this layout, featuring my beautiful new grandson.
The fiber bow has a silver strand, there is a little white metal safety pin in the journalling  tag, and I painted a streak of glue above the picture and added some tiny silver seed beads to add an accent.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Wedding quilt

Jonathan and Angelica were married in August 2013. After they announced their engagement and then chose a wedding date, I began thinking about making a quilt for them as a wedding gift.  I asked them what kind of a quilt they would like and what color scheme they would like.  They told me that they would like a "modern" quilt and that they would like to have color they were planning to use in their wedding: gray, fuchsia and purple.

I began looking for a pattern, and went to Blue Underground, since they have a great selection of modern quilt patterns. I also started looking for fabrics and when I went to Paducah, KY for Quilt Week in April, I found some beautiful hand dyed cottons that seemed the perfect thing.

I finished the quilt in time to ship it to California so that it would be there when we arrived, with instructions that they couldn't open it until we were there, and they complied. As soon as they opened it, Angelica ran up to put it on their bed. I'm so happy that they love it!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Fido Fest Raffle quilt

My sister-in-law has a dog (and the occasional cat) rescue in Amite, LA. She and her  husband have been hosting Fido Fest  in the Spring for the last few years to raise funds to keep their rescue efforts going. Last year I made an appliqued quilt that was a raffle prize at Fido Fest, and it was quite successful.

This year I decided to send a quilt again. It's a pieced, lap sized quilt, using lots of "doggie" fabric that I collected during the year. Hope it will bring in lots of dollars to feed the puppies!

For more information about the rescue, visit

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Quilt for the guest room

I have made so many quilts for others that the beds in my house have been "quiltless" until recently. I finished a quilt this Fall for the bed in the guest room, just in time for Hetty's visit from Holland and then Rob's visit for the holidays.

I found the pattern and fabric for this quilt when I was in Paducah, KY for Quilt Week in April 2013 and started sewing in on the antique Singer sewing machine that I bought while I was there.

 I got involved in a couple of other projects after I got home, but finally finished the quilt in October. I did a little custom quilting on it, using an edge to edge program for the center and then a feather border pattern. I love having one of my quilts on a bed in my house! Some day I will get one made for Jim and my bed...