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