Friday, April 27, 2012

The quilt for Alta, little girlie

This really has been a sewing year so far and I've been having so much fun.  I even got a new sewing machine!  I know.  I know.  My easel is haunting me.  It's right next to where I've been sewing and I will get a painting going soon.
Now this is showing the flip side.  This was not part of the pattern at all.  The hearts are all made out of material that was my mother-in-law's.  She passed away a few years ago.  My daughter, Gracie,  loved her Grandma J so much.  So I decided that it would be so sweet to have loving hearts that will wrap around Alta, Gracie's baby. 
So we put Alta in the little napkin (whatever it is) as we thought she was more of a doll than the doll.

Thought you'd like to see the hardest quilt I've ever done.  By the way-none of these quilts are my original designs.  They are from the Gingham Goose Company.  You can Google it if you want to see all of their patterns.  There are quite a few.  I love the way the directions are well written and they're so fun!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Another Kitty quilt finished!

It's been months since I posted last.  I've been so busy.  We have a new grandson, Aren, that's super cute and I made a quilt for him, of course.  His parents chose a repeat.  They liked the last kitty quilt so much that I did for Kyra.

Here's Aren's

Here's Kyra's

I forgot that I had made a matching pillow for Kyra.  I'll have to make 1 for Aren.  They're quite a bit different.  I tried so hard to make Aren's not too girlie and that was a challenge.  I think the chocolate brown kitty is even more fun than the yellow one.  What do you think?

Now I'm making a quilt for our granddaughter-to be born this month.  It's very fun but difficult.  Luckily I'm almost done.

I've got to get a painting going as it's been too long.  I've got some ideas and want to try a new style.  I'll post the stages when I get that started.  But first things first-I have to finish these quilts!