Friday, August 8, 2014

Last Jelly Roll Skirt

I have finally finished the last jelly roll skirt that I will be making.

Liliya is very pleased with her skirt as you can tell by the picture.

She was getting excited about getting her skirt.

I ended up making her skirt just like Sophia's.

I will not be in my quilting room for the next few weeks. I have health issues to take care of.

Keep on Scrappin!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Odds N Ends

The next few pictures I have today are just a little of this and a little of that.

This first picture is some fabric I got at a garage sale. This is only about 1/3 of the fabric I got that day because I forgot to take a picture before I sorted and put all the other fabric away. My daughter, two grand daughters (Aurora and Sophia), daughter in law Chelsi along with Dimitri and Katya went with me to the Spanish Fork Quilt A Fair. They had free classes, demonstration, an auction and vendors along with what they called a garage sale. We were looking through all the stuff and I actually bought a couple of zip lock baggies for 1 to 2 dollars.

A lady helping to run the garage sale was making up mystery tins and also a purse. She talked me into buying the new purse for $2 that was stuffed full of surprises. It had tons of fabric, a necklace, blocks and fabric that you cut out to make a jumper. The girls got excited and bought a mystery tin  a piece and when we got home we had a bartering session. They wanted some of what I had gotten in my purse and they traded me some fabric to get what they wanted.

I wasn't too sure what I was going to do with these log cabins but I just watched a chicken pin cushion with Jenny Doan where she used log cabin orphan blocks so I am going to try to make a couple of these pin cushions.

I have trimmed these up and have the beck and head dress pined inside. I need to sew them and add a tail and then sew the bottom. I will then fill it with crushed walnuts. It will be fun to see how these turn out.

I have also been making progress on my pie pin cushions.

I started these a while ago and then got side tracked. I need to sew the ruffle edges on by hand and then hot glue them into the little fluted dish. After that I need to make a blueberry and cherry to go on top. I also have an apple pie not showing here but it is almost as far along as these.

Well, this is enough for now.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

A Completion for 2014

I have a completion! Yeah!
I started this quilt when Bonnie Hunter threw out the challenge for Split 9-patch blocks. I started sewing furiously because this challenge fit right in with my plan to use up allot of my scraps and loads of half square triangles.

This is a picture from my blog on May 9th showing I had completed sewing the top together.

Here it is all done. I am very happy with this finish. This quilt sat on my long arm machine for two months. I don't like it when that happens but sometimes life happens.

I bought a stripe flat sheet for the backing and it fits the front of the quilt very nicely.

The quilting on this one was free hand. A new video I have tried from online. I got better as I went along but believe me there are lots of mistakes.  But they do not show up much. You would have to look very close to see them. The texture is great!

This is what I have on my long arm machine right now.

I started this project many years ago and had planned on making a queen size quilt. As time went on I realized that I just did not have the patience needed for this quilt so now I have a table runner.

I have not quite decided on the quilting I am going to do on this runner but I am sure something will come to mind soon.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Another Jelly Roll Skirt

I have completed another jelly roll skirt. The design of this skirt is a little different than the one done for Aurora. Sophia chose all the fabric for her skirt but there are only 5 fabrics involved with this skirt.
I made two panels of the fabrics with the lower panel being longer so I could gather it to give the skirt a little bit of flare.

She is very happy!

She has worn it almost every day since I finished making it.

Liliya has picked out her fabric and now I need to get started on it.

These projects have been fun to make because they are all straight seams. I haven't been worried about waistbands, zipppers or buttons. I have never enjoyed making clothing but this has been fun because the girls are so excited.