Thursday, July 21, 2011

Catching up

I've been working on a few things, slowly but surely.

For Aunt Gee Gee

The first one is a bit of a bomb as I didn't think it would turn out to be such frou frou pillow. It is for my great aunt who has just been moved to a nursing home. I wanted to make her something to cheer her up. She's a colorful gal who's a little loud, so I still think she'll like it. It should bring a little pop of color to her room, if nothing else. I consulted with my grandma, her sister, on the color scheme options and she picked this one for her.

first time free motion quilting on my Juki--love it!

I've also been working on a quilt for my soon-to-be-born niece. She'll be my first niece and I'm super excited for my brother and his wife. Confession: I hired a babysitter for this afternoon to get time to quilt it.

fabric is Fig Tree Buttercup

The last is a gift for my mom for her birthday. I hope she'll love it. A LQS closed its doors so I scored a ton of stuff for her (and me, too). There's some yummy Central Park, lots of books, a white and a graphite Sewline pencil and quilting gloves. Another confession: I'm having a hard time not keeping those fabrics for my stash! I picked up the cute basket at the thrift store. I love finding unique things to put gifts into, especially something that has some usefulness.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Quick little baby shower gift

One of my co-workers is having a baby shower tomorrow, so I decided to try making one of those taggie-type toys. It is really cute and colorful. I hope all those colors are interesting to her coming baby girl. I didn't follow a pattern or anything. I winged it. The back is the same pink fleece that is the background of the photo. The best part? I had all of it in my stash of fabrics and ribbons. Yes, I may have a problem. lol!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Replacement Apron

This cute apron will be off to it's new owner on Tuesday. Jamie, thanks for the patience! I hope this one makes it all the way to you and not just the envelope.