Friday, December 16, 2011

Pine Tree Mug Rugs

As promised, here is how I reworked the pine trees from my original poorly designed block.

I made a couple of mug rugs. These hardly put a dent in the available pine trees, but it's a start.

Then I had a bunch of three piece blocks left over from making the border blocks.
So I made another mug rug. It would work better if there was more contrast between the two fabrics.

Wish I had kept all the leftover pieces from the original star points. Oh well!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Now It's a Lattice Quilt

Remember this basket filled with the unfinished, the orphan blocks, the Starts and Stops, my feeling guilty basket?

I dug in deep and pulled out some more and reworked another set of quilt blocks made way too long ago.

These blocks had already been sewn together into the start of a quilt.
But it never liked me. See, it wasn't my fault!

At the time, I wanted to make a quilt with pine trees and stars. But in my mind, these were walking on the ugly side.
So, this week, I took apart the blocks and used the star points to make something new.

I made a few more squares for a border and then resewed these into something completely different.
This little Lattice quilt is just the size to put over Evie's legs when she is in the stoller. I have to force myself to quilt it. That's just one more step in the process that I procrastinate over! At least it is little and shouldn't take too long.

Tomorrow, I will show you what I did with some of the pine trees.

I am feeling a little less guilty about what is lurking in the depths of this basket.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Baby Dress For Evie Jo

Last Sunday, I stopped by our local Goodwill shop and found a cute little flippy skirt that had some pretty embroidery at the hem. I should have taken a before picture, but was too eager to start sewing!

After washing it up, I cut off the waistband and ended up with some very pretty fabric for a baby dress

I bought some white eyelet fabric at Joann's and turned it all into a cute little baby dress for Evie Jo

I forgot that pattern sizes run a little larger than ready made, so Evie has to grow a little before this will fit her.

It was fun to get back to my favorite kind of sewing. It's been a long time since I have made any clothes.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Starts, Stops and Starts Again

I can't believe I haven't blogged for over a month. Boy, I would like to say that wonderful things have been happening to take me away from this! I would like to, but I can't. No excuses here.

Lately, I have been making a few other things besides quilts for shows next year and for my Etsy shop.

I got down a basket full of orphan blocks and started and stopped quilts. This seems like a good place to start my quilting for next year.

This basket is really stuffed!

And with a jump start, I actually reworked some blocks into a little table topper or wallhanging or baby quilt.
I didn't use this fabric for the border.

These blocks were made way back when I was designing my Spinning Tiles pattern. I guess I never made the alternate blocks, or maybe they are in the bottom of the basket. It's a surprise what may be lurking down in the depths!
Tess still likes to pose.

I still have to finish the binding. And then on to another.
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