Saturday, November 10, 2012

More Victorian Boot Stockings

I was able to finish off both of the other Victorian Boot Stockings tonite so had to show them off too :)
First is the second of the stockings for the swap.

This one is one in whites and silver.

This is the one that will be a gift for my sister, shhhh....
The Black velvet used in these two stockings are from leftover fabric that made 
my sister's cape for her recent wedding.  In this stocking
is the blue lining used to line her cape.

After a trip to our local "danger zone" (aka fabric store) the colour schemes 
for the other 2 stocking came out. 
 Mostly due to the buttons :)

1st Victorian Boot Stocking

I have just completed my first Victorian Boot Stocking and I'm so thrilled with it I simply had to share! 

I have two more I just need to put together so I'll be finishing them off next! :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Christmas Tree Skirt wedges

Wow... it's hard to believe it's been this long since I've posted but it's been a slow hard spring and summer and I'm finally beginning to get back on track again.

After a long haul of dealing with severe knee pain, a surgery and then a longer recovery period then I've ever had before (guess it's true it does take longer after you're 40 :(  ), I'm finally learning to deal with the pain I still have left (severe arthritis) by taking the breaks I need and not doing as much as I used to.  So no long hours sitting at the computer and getting up and moving around frequently during the nites of stitching.

I finally finish up those strips needed for that Teen Crazy Quilt so will have to go digging for the pictures of all the quilts that did get completed, but for now I have pictures of the CQed Tree skirt wedges that are finally ready to be sent back to their owners... I sure hope they'll forgive my tardiness and enjoy the work done on them.. I sure loved getting back into CQing by working on these.

Juli #1
Juli #2

Leslie #1
Leslie #2
On Juli's wedges I started with adding silkies of elves and gave them each a border.  I then added in several seam treatments from stitched to trims and added in some buttons and a brooch along with a few other little things.

On Leslie's I used lots of trims, with lots of golds and added a Santa silkie on one and a gold spider on the other.  I did several stitched seam treatments thou kept them to a simple treatment both to save time and because I kept having the vintage look run thru my head while working on them. There are a few buttons and even a brooch as well.

These will be mailed out tomorrow during my day of errands so I'm off to package them up ready to go.  I hope you ladies like the work I've done on them and again.. I'm soo sorry for the delay in getting these done.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Teen Crazy Quilt

This is the center block in the next crazy patchwork quilt that I am working on.
I had in mind the teens would like something like this.
Teen Crazy Quilt
center block
It will be bordered with the black and red stripe fabric... and then another border of the crazy patchwork.. and then an border border of the black and red stripe.
It will backed and binded with the colourful stripe fabric.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sweet Dreams baby quilt

Wow what an incredibly busy year I've had so far... I've gotten several things done despite having severe pain in my right now... however I've not had a chance to really update my blog of what all I've been up to.

However today I have a treat... I've just finished the quilt top of a baby quilt entitled 'Sweet Dreams".  I think it came out beautifully so I simply had to share with everyone!

The center panel is cross stitched... a design from Pine Glen Designs it was then bordered in a 2" pastel stripe fabric and then the next pieces have Sweet Dreams which were printed on fabric with an ink jet printer and hand appliqued onto the fabric.  once those were all put together it was bordered with 6" strips of crazy patched pastel fabrics and then bordered again with the same pastel stripes fabric.
Sweet Dreams
This will then be quilted and a binding put on.  The angel will be hand quilted around and possibly the Sweet Dreams as well.  the rest will be machine quilted.

This quilt will be available for sale during a couple of local Native Pow Wows this summer.  I sure hope it is picked up by someone who can truly appreciate the work going into this quilt.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Crazy Patch Quilt Blocks

I have begun to make crazy patch blocks to be made into quilts!  These are the first 5 of 16 blue ones I made... Somehow I forgot to take pics of the rest of them

These plus a scrap pieced long enough for the binding have been taken over by my mother who has the table space to put them all together and pin them for the quilting.
We will be selling these at a couple of local Pow Wow's for really a fraction of  what they are worth but if we can recoup some funds we're happy.
Those that don't sell I will use my original plans of donating them to shelters and for its for the needy at Christmas Time.

These are the 16 blocks I've done up for the next Crazy Patch block quilt.  I will leave it up to my mother as to what blocks goes where, etc. These ones I added a few center patches that have fairies on them as they were already cut from a project I was going to use them on and didn't.


 These quilt blocks are all being made out of the drawers for scrap pieces of fabric that I have sorted into colours.  The next one will be in pinks!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Completed Premiee Quilts

Ok.. I've completed the 2 premiee quilts I was working on 
so now 3 CQed quilts are ready for delivery to the local hospital.
4th AQP quilt finished

5th AQP premiee quilt finished
And now to some more finishes.. I have a more RR blocks to finish up with and I'd really like to get that stitching on that jean jacket done before neither of my kids can wear the jacket!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

RR finishes

I have had several finishes with the RR blocks that have been awaiting my atttention since before christmas and the memorial panels :O)
Here are some eye candy of my work.
Jacqui's Sew it is Christmas
Peggy's All About Sewing

Next Up are some RR blocks that I'm angeling
Pam's Basicly Beaded
Merle's Basicly Beaded
Arlene's Basicly Beaded
This one the corner spray had already been done my Arlene and the seam treatment with the button flowers was done by Susie who I'm Angeling for