Friday, June 12, 2015

Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Shower

This is the diaper cake I made for Kelly's baby shower this past Sunday.  You gotta love Pinterest for party ideas.  The big day isn't far away.  Countdown to becoming a Grandma begins!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Dog Block Layout

16 dog blocks done!  This is the layout for the center of the quilt.  Next comes the 35 border blocks.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Dog Block Quilt for Baby Colton

I have been waiting over 10 years since I became obsessed with quilting to start this quilt.  It will be for my first grandchild who is due to arrive this summer.  My daughter Kelly chose the pattern from my "someday" notebook of patterns from quilt magazines.  This one comes from the Sept./Oct. 2011 issue of Quiltmaker. It's called "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" and was designed by Denise Russert of Madison, Wisconsin.  These are the first two dog blocks to represent Kelly's dogs Boomer and Wolfie.  The block on the left with the swirls is supposed to represent Wolfie's wavy fur seen in the photo below.  Boomer, a Great Dane is the block on the right.  All of our family dogs will be represented including the ones Kelly and her sister grew up with.  The browns, blacks and grays for the other dogs should look better since they will have much more contrast to the background.  Target completion date is June 7th for the Very Hungry Caterpillar themed baby shower.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Deerhound Pillows

These are pillows I made for my daughter Colleen. She ordered the fabric from the internet on a site that will print fabric for you that you design.  This toile was already on the sight.  Who would ever expect to find toile with hounds on it?!

Monday, March 16, 2015

In Memory of Frank

These are two keychains I made this weekend for my daughter Colleen and myself.  Every time I look at it I will remember our sweet Dachshund Frank who went over the rainbow bridge on Saturday.  RIP Frankie, you were a special creature!

Monday, February 9, 2015

First Baby Project

This is my first completed project for my first grandchild due to arrive this summer.   I really liked the double seed stitch border, I think it would be nice as cuffs and a bottom border on a sweater.  Next up is a pair of sock monkey booties and hopefully after that I will know the sex of the baby so I can start a pink or blue quilt.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Another Baby Quilt

I designed and made this for an English teacher I collaborated with some years ago.  I really loved this giraffe fabric and the pink and green reminds of  Lilly Pulitzer colors which I love. When I saw her daughter's birth date I just had to encorporate it into the quilt.  I used a heart motif for the free motion quilting on the border which was something I hadn't done before.  This may be one of the last baby quilts I make as gifts for colleagues.  My daughter Kelly is finally going to make me a grandma next June so I think most of my sewing and knitting projects from now on will focus on grandchildren!  I can't wait!  I just wish I knew the baby's sex sooner than March.  I want to do boy or girl colors not just generic.