Monday, June 30, 2014

JUNE - HANDMADE CHRISTMAS

Here comes Santa...



 Christmas Kwilts for TWINS
Been working on these for a while now..
finally DONE!


A couple small purses...will make fun hostess gifts!



Who wouldn't love a Holiday Mug Rug?
See "quilt as you go" mug rug tutorial.
In this mug rug I used straight pieces of scraps.
The tute show angled pieces.  

All made for


   6 more months til Christmas



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Sunday, June 29, 2014

DANCING DRAGONFLIES FINISHED

Yet another kwilt is completed.   


"Dancing Dragonflies" is a kwilt I now have in my
yellow, white and gray decorated bedroom  

It all began in January when I pulled 
20 "Lemon Tree" Berntex FQs from my stash.


The original Turning 20 Pattern is my favorite 

to use with fabric that needs to stand alone
and it is QUICK, EASY and a good size!  

Although I have used my Bernina to kwilt other Kwilts from this pattern
I long armed kwilted this one... 
You can see the backing on the top roller.  Black/gray with
a horizontal insert in a lighter gray (more stash)


used black thread in a simple meander
just dancing along with the dragonflies.


added binding and  "Dancing Dragonflies" is finished!


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OWL BE DARN!!!

OHappy mail from Fabricworm.  
11 FQs from Dear Stella's Woodwinked!

Like I need this!  LOL
I just couldn't resist the OWLS and woodland theme.
If you have seen my garden (here)
you know I love "almost" all things outdoors
Not a fan of deer who eat my garden...but they are cute on fabric!






Sew...I'm thinking of making "ME" a scrappy bag
and using the scraps in a baby kwilt!

Agree?


KWILTS FOR DECEMBER 'TWINS"

TWINS, yup, more kwilts made with TWINS in mind.

The pattern is "Floating 8s" from


Loaded them BOTH on the long arm at one time.
 The backing was one large piece of gray flannel polka dot.

A back and forth line-changing directions in each block-
and meandering designs for the long arm kwilting.
Check out Santa's clothes hanging on the line.

 one binding in gray, one in teal blue
you can see the flannel polka dot backing here. 

ALL DONE!



These are in my Etsy store!


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Let's Bee Social

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

MY BUCKET LIST DESTINATION - The Biltmore Garden


The Biltmore Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina 
was on my Bucket List - you know I love gardens.   
 I just had to see the gardens "with the azaleas in full bloom"
End of April...spring in the garden!

A picture is worth a thousand words...




 



















Hope you enjoyed the tour via my eyes!
A special thank you to my friend Mary Isabel
who journeyed with me to
celebrate my birthday and this magnificent garden!



GARDEN ON!
Kathy

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SOMETHING'S CHURNING OVER HERE!

I am not one to get all excited about what is trending in blogland.  
But sometimes, as Debbie at A Quilters Table pointed out to me, 
"I might trend in spite of myself"
The Nested Churn Dash (NCD) blocks kept catching my eye! 
 Quilt Jane over at Want It, Need It, Quilt It is hosting this



Today I was in my sewing room playing with scraps
and MY "churning" began!
I found these TYPE prints and plus scrap bin pieces.



The first Churn finishes at 4" x 4" 
....really?


 

Second churn finishes at 8" x 8"
made it this far....keep going!


I'm felt a bit leery of HST and points 
but I just took my time...    
Third "Churn" finishes at 16" x 16"
Hey my points look pretty good!


Within a couple hours of cutting and sewing
while watching/listening to Robin Williams
 in "Good Morning, Vietnam"
 the churning stopped at 24" x 24"  


I really enjoyed making this block and
 feel good that I gave it a "trendy" try!

What is your favorite "traditional" block gone "modern"?


Linking up to ...
WIP Wednesday
Let's Be Social
Sew Cute Tuesday
Fabric Tuesday
Freemotion by the River Tuesday
Needle and Thread Thursday
Fabric Frenzy Friday
Linky Parties...links on my sidebar.

  

Sunday, June 22, 2014

SUNDAY STASH

How about some HALLOWEEN fabrics!
6 FQ from Hoffmans  - Susie's Pumpkin Patch  
I commented in a giveaway contest...over at 
Insights from Sew Cal Gal's blog and won them!

If you don't know about SewCalGal  
head on over see all the fun stuff going on. 
i.e. reviews, challenges, giveaways, tutorials 




Halloween has already hit my sewing room.
I raided my stash to find two Moda Charm packs 
(Boo Crew and Monster Bash)
 and cut the black setting charms  (stash bustin' again). 
You probably recgonize its the Cherry Charm Pack pattern
 It's sew "yesterday"  (big sigh)

The top and back are done...once I kwilt it
you will see it again!



Linking up at Mollie Sparkles - Sunday Stash....
Handmade by Mary Emmens is the host today.  

What Halloween fabrics are you gonna use this year?

Friday, June 20, 2014

SEEING DOUBLE!

I am seeing double and no alcohol is involved...
Just lots of fun fabrics!

I'm talking double kwilts for doubling the fun with
TWINS!!!

Giraffes are stretching their necks out
over these yellow, gray and white fabric
perfect for any gender twins!
A great size (36" x 52") for baby to toddler.

Each layout of the blocks 
and binding colors 
are different so each twin will know
which kwilt is theirs.


 Cute Giraffe Love by Michael Miller fabrics along with some
of my other designer stash kwilted with meandering softness...
Doubles the fun!



A picture..is worth a thousand words.

Backing is a small black and white heart print.
Just fabulous!

What babies or adults for that matter
wouldn't love see double...and finding these
precious kwilts!



For sale in my Etsy store now!

Linking up to some Friday Finish Linky Parties
and Oh Sew Baby1
Links on the side bar!

and

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