Saturday, December 23, 2017

The tale of 2 purses...............

 Carrie had I idea I should make Rachel a purse out of this calf fabric! Good idea so I ordered the  fabric and as the say the rest is history:)
 I used the moda grunge fabric for the strap and the sides. I think it worked really well.
 I just used fabric from my stash for the lining.
 So if Rachel gets a purse Ellie gets one too or the other way around! Luckily I had some of the same kind of fabric only dogs. I really liked making the purses and thinking about each grand daughter while sewing them. Lots of pockets to fill one in back and several inside.
 They had them packed full by the time they went home.
 More fabric used up in the lining. I just may live long enough to get all my fabric used.....not
 I haven't seen much of the Blue Jays all summer but they are back.
I could here this guy the other day so when I looked I found him in the trees just behind the house. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!...JMF

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Grandpa Jim's shirts turned into a baby quilt for Aubrey...................

A friend asked me if I would make a baby quilt from her late husbands shirts for his 1st grandchild. I was nervous but I said yes!
 I've had this fabric in my stash for a long time and never had the perfect quilt to use it in. Until now:)
 Stars are one of my favorite blocks to make. I used the shirts for the star tips and the cornerstones.

 The center is a picture of Grandpa Jim.

I quilted it on my grace frame and it turned out pretty good if I say so myself. The few quilts I did before I had trouble with the tension on my machine. No problems with this quilt.
 I had it done for a week or more before Barbee picked it up I kindof miss it now:) It's right up there with my favorite quilts.
 I used more of the shirts to make a doll and a couple of pillows.
 Mom and Grandpa Jim.
 Mom and Dad.
I've made several of these dolls. This is the second quilt and doll I have made from a loved ones shirts. It is an honor to be trusted with the task....JMF

Friday, December 1, 2017

Scrap a day grand finale .........for now!

 This a queen size scrappy log cabin another pattern from Pinterest.
I had Kay quilt it with this spool pattern it turned out so cute:)

I just love it!

It did use up lots of scraps...........JMF

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Scrap a day 8

 This is my mistake quilt:) I watched the video on this quilt about a month before I started the quilt thinking I remembered how the pattern went.
 I was wrong! I just used the pieced squares and the orange squares and made hour glass blocks. Instead of leaving the pieced squares in one piece LOL and then making the hourglass blocks.
 I guess I will say I just made a new quilt pattern.
 It's pretty bright and would probably keep a baby awake all night!

 I think I have one more scrap quilt to show.
Then I will tell you where we saw these!!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

scrap a day 7

 This one is was on Sewing with Nancy. Here's the link.
quilt link 

 It was simple and fast to make.
 I quilted it with a simple x pattern.

 This one is the gal that showed me the pattern! I like that it has more contrast so if I make another one I'll do that.
You don't see this to often on Nov 11th! I looked out my front door and just had to take a picture!! He is helping build a grain bin.......JMF

Saturday, November 11, 2017

scrap a day 6

 I'm getting close to the end of my finished scrap quilts.
 This one was another pinterst find although I might have not followed the instructions exactly!

 After while  I just started sewing then just made it all work by cutting or adding as I needed too.
 It's done and it used scraps so that's good enough for me:)

Friday, November 10, 2017

Scrap a day 5

 I'm almost done with my scrap quilts! Well maybe not yesterday I was cutting and ironing scraps:)
 I used some more western prints in this one. I just finished quilting it last week.
 Hopefully it will keep some baby warm someday!
 I just finished the book Wonder. Lucas was telling me about because his class is reading it together. It is a good book and the movie is coming out next week. So he painted his pumpkin after the cover of the book. Pretty good Lucas!!