Monday, December 31, 2012

Stacy's Quilt

Remember this quilt that I said the top's finally finished - Well That was 2 + Years ago.  I was hand quilting it and even though I really like hand quilting, something would happen I'd have to put it away and then it would take me a while to get it back out.  Well now as you can see below - It is done done. Quilted, Bound, and given to my oldest daughter. 

I did end up maching quilting the borders.  I did a cable on the red and echo on the white. 
 Whew One of many UFO's out the door. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

For "Variety"

This was made for a special lady in my life that I have watched grow up since she was a little girl and now she has a baby girl. They named their baby "Variety" and this is the Quilt that I made for her. I appliqued the elephant and bird using needle turn and then embelished with the embroidery detail. Mommy was very pleased.

Blessings - Lynn

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Twins - The Girls

As I work at catching up a years worth of Quilting and Sewing - I am trying to put them all in the order they occurred. If down the road of posts I mix them up - Oh Well.  (smile)

Since I have started quilting I have felt the need to make a baby quilt every time I hear of someone that I'm close to is having a baby.  But after many many failed attempts at having a baby my Nephew and his Wife were having twins.  And since this was my older Sister's first and only Grandchildren, I felt it was only right to let her make the quilts for her grand babies.  She is a wonderful embroiderer, and had started making little animal blocks one of the first times that they were expecting. She actually had about 12 of them made when they discovered they were expecting twins.  So she got back to work and added a few more. 

Then when we were together in March we picked out a pattern that she wanted to do. I helped work out the math of it and then we went and got some fabric.  Then I spent most of one day cutting and sewing to get one quilt top mostly together to show her how to do it (I really hated that - ya right).  Then after leaving she sent me a picture of the other one she finished. Unfortunately she had to quilt them both and bind them but I think she did a wonderful job for her first real quilts and first Grand babies.

Didn't she do a great job. This is a pre-quilted photo.

Of course I made something too - and now have a great gift idea for those hurry up baby gifts that don't necessarily need a quilt.  I made bibs, burp cloths and travel changing pads. Notice the plural, they are twins after all. The changing pads were made with a new material that is water proof and some are using for home made diapers.  (I did not do that).
Here is what I made.

The changing pads have a pocket to put a diaper or two and a package of wipes. 

Well have a blessed day -

PS  The girls arrived about 4 weeks early - we were camping with my Sister and Brother-in-law when the call came in. Needless to say we packed up camp and they headed out to see their new Grand babies. They are now 4 months old doing wonderful.  And we are all so Blessed with our new family members - The Girls - Ava and Brynn. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New Beginnings Swap

I do a lot of swaps througha website called the  Quilting Gallery.  It gives me a chance to be creative and connect with people from all over the world.  Over the last few years I have sent and received Items to/from Austria, Australia, Germany, and the USA.  So whenever a swap comes up I am usually involved.  Here is a swap that we did in March 2012 called New Beginnings.  We were given  that title and had to create a mini quit minimum of 12x12 max of 24x24.  Here is the Quilt and label I created. The sun is paper pieced, the cross is needle turn applique and the lilies are wool.  All the material (except the lilies) is batiks.

Here is the Quilt that I received in return - isn't it neat!  I have connect with the person that sent it and we still keep in contact.  Fun huh. 

Well as you can see I am behind on posting this years activities so there hopefully will be several over the next month to catch up on what all happened in 2012.

Happy Sewing and Blessings,  Lynn

Sunday, January 15, 2012

American Hero Quilts and More

This is a quilt top that I sent off to American Hero Quilts, to be quilted and given to a wounded soldier. I have always wanted to do this and finally did. So rewarding and I got the nicest thank you card from them.
Here is another quilt top that I got finished up and just gave to friend to quilt. It will have prairie points on the top and bottom but not the sides. I have not done them before, and that is how the pattern is so thought it would be fun to try. This was a BOM that was done at our local quilt shop called $10 Quilts. This is my 3rd year participating. Last years is done and back from the quilter, I just need to do the binding. I will post a picture of it at later date.
Hope all of you are having a blessed start to your New Year.