Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Quillows for Christmas

At the November 2011 sewing day with the Jerseygirl Quilters, I started working on quillows (a quilt that folds into a pillow). I had six to get done before Christmas. I am happy to say I succeeded.

My great nephew Damyan's Sesame Street quillow:

My great niece Madison's Sesame Street quillow:

My granddaughter Airyana's Dora quillow:

My grandson Teon's Cars quillow:

My grandson Naseem's Sponge Bob quillow:

My cousin Alex's Winnie the Pooh quillow:

I finished the first 5 pretty quickly using fabric from the stash. The 6th one I had to buy fabric for. I'm glad I was able to get them all done in time for Christmas.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Some Projects

Some recent projects I completed:

A reversible apron that I gave to my sister for Christmas.

A holiday table runner:

A few holiday towels I embroidered:

I made another Quiltsmart Mondo Bag and a Zippy Strippy that I made for a co-worker who is going to be a grandma.

Bermuda Bag, pattern by Pink Sand Beach Designs:

Monday, December 26, 2011

Secret Santa Swap

Shawnee's latest swap, the Secret Santa swap didn't turn out too good. For some reason there were too many flakers this go round. What nerve of someone to sign up for the swap, receive a package, and fail to send one out. I don't know how some individuals can sleep at night. Anyway I received this cute package from Lenore, an angel since whoever had me originally flaked:

My partner was Laura and I sent out this package to to her:

I also angeled and sent out this package to Lenore:

Saturday, December 17, 2011

New Jersey Shop Hop 2012

Wow, the quilt shops have the dates for the NJ Shop Hop set and posted already. My quilting buddies and I are looking forward to it.

Here's a list of the 2012 participants:

Monday, November 28, 2011

Einstein Jacket

For the past two months I had been working on the Einstein Jacket by knit designer Sally Melville. It's finally finished and I'm very happy with it. Even though the pattern was very simple and easy to follow, I enlisted the help of Myra, owner of LYS Woolbearers. A lot of straight knitting in garter stitch but surprisingly I didn't get bored with it. I used 11.5 skeins of Reynolds Lopi and size 9 needles.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Birthday Loot

I had a nice birthday today. Here are some cupcakes that Cat, one of the Jersey Girls made for me, owls! Aren't they adorable?

Also look at all the loot from my sewing pals. Thank you Gail, Cat, Patti and Katie.

Monday, November 21, 2011

More Bags and Accessories

At my retreat last month I made two bags from this fabric collection, My Favorite Bag and a Sonoma Swing Bag. I liked the fabric so much that I got some more and made a couple of other accessories from it.

Pink Sands Designs Tahiti Tote

iPad2 Case, Zippy Case and Cash N Carry

Clutch from My Favorite Bag. This is for my knitting and crocheting accessories.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Batik Lap Quilt

I finished the lap size quilt that I started in the Poconos last month. It has been gifted to a nursing home recipient who is having her 80th birthday party today. I hope it brightens her day.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Spicy Spiral Table Runner

I took a class at the Village Quilter with my quilting pals the Jersey Girl Quilters. The class was for the Spicy Spiral Table Runner by Patty Latourell. Here's my runner. I used a set of fat quarters that I won from the now closed Pieceful Choices Quilt Shop during the last NJ shop hop. I made a hexagon mat out of the remaining fabric.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Las Vegas November 2011


Las Vegas November 2011, a set on Flickr.

Pictures of my recent trip to Las Vegas, Grand Canyan and Hoover Dam