Thursday, November 28, 2013

Holiday Lap Quilt

On to a new project!  I purchased this kit over 3 years ago in St Johnsbury. 

Not going scrappy - here are the fabrics I am going to use 

Green for tree
The moose fabric just caught my eye

Reds for the border
Flannel will be so soft and warm
Will make a good size lap quilt

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

T-shirt Quilt Complete

It is finally completed. Some machine quilting, some tying. No batting. Ahhhhh feels good to complete it!

A number of great lessons from this project. Not sure if I will do another anytime soon - need to recover from this one

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Lesson learned....

As I got past the challenges with stitching the quilt, I realized a big mistake - place batting in wrong place so when I went to turn quilt right side out, batting was on the outside!

I think this was a blessing because the dorm is so hot that batting is not needed. A pain because I cut off all the batting, which left a white border.  Now the challenge is to trim without cutting the quilt

Tshirt Quilt almost done

Been a while since I posted. Walked away from project for a while but I am back on it. Decided to tie it off to finish and 1/2 way done. Will have for Nick this weekend and will post picture 

Next small project is a mug rug - joined and saw these cute items to make - looks simple and give me a chance to practice quilting techniques.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Stretch my patience

My quilt lay there, on top if the sewing machine where I left it. Has to walk away (actually told to walk away). The stretch of the fabric making it hard to sew.  So it shall sit for a while then I will try again

Monday, August 26, 2013

Quilt top complete

Here is the result of the t-shirt quilt. Top is complete - now for batting, backing and quilting by 9/1!  I hope I can get it done - it will look awesome on Nicks dorm bed. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

T-shirt quilt progress

Top is almost done!  Got all the t-shirts connected and it is looking good!  Now to find a fabric for border to make it big enough for Nick. September 1 is coming very quick

Thursday, August 08, 2013

T-shirt Quilt, continued

It was going well until the last t-shirt. From a shirt that Hammy the Hamster got to and chewed up. Appliqué Is giving me a hard time. The graphic is cool though so my fly chick is being hand stitched!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Mason jar centerpiece

A long time coworker and friend had an event at her house today (Ann M) and here are the centerpieces she made for each table - very clever and pretty!  Love the citrus floating and the message made with beads!

Friday, July 26, 2013


Chalkboard paint seems to have gained a lot of popularity. Look at what a bunko friend of mine (Pat H) did for her daughters wedding. Beautiful use of old windows!!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

New project - t shirt quilt

Making my first t-shirt quilt for Nick when he goes to college.  Challenge is that he only wears black t-shirts!  Have all different shades of black to work with. Will post some pics soon

Friday, March 01, 2013

The American Cancer Society: 2013 Massachusetts Daffodil Days

To another successful year of coordinating the Daffodil Days!  Raised $955.  Thanks to everyone that donated.

The American Cancer Society: 2013 Massachusetts Daffodil Days

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Vintage Sewing Notion

Look at this adorable lion. His glasses are scissors and out of the tail end is a tape measure! Gotta love Cove Antiques in New Bedford

Friday, February 22, 2013

Girls just wanna have fun

Great time at Cool Crops in Andover. Here I go again dressing 80s style! It has motivated me to start up my creative projects and post on my blog.