Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Baby Colton has Arrived!

Colton James Kiess, born on July 20th at 7lbs., 1 oz.  Grandma and Grandpa Brady are very proud and excited.  After two daughters, my husband finally gets to do little boy things.  I wonder how long it will take for Kelly to sit him on a horse's back.  I better get busy quilting his dog block quilt!

Chuppah Used Again

I was comissioned a few years ago by a former colleague of mine to make this chuppah for her niece's wedding.  Her nephew was recently married under it too. I feel really proud and happy that something I designed and made will be used as a family heirloom, hopefuly for generations to come.  My friend Joan has two sons who will also be using it when their special day comes.

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!