Showing posts from December, 2017

Disappearing 9-patch Baby Quilts

Sometimes I pull fabrics from off my shelf and my closet and put them together in different combinations. These are a couple I did back in June. Blue Green Baby Quilt - FOR SALE HERE Pastel Baby Quilt - FOR SALE HERE For the blue quilt, I pulled shades of light turquoise blue to minty green.   I found a blue solid that was just slightly darker than the darkest blue in the prints and used it for the smaller patches and the binding. Such a sweet baby boy quilt! And then I took a bundle of lemony yellow to orange prints and had enough of them for the quilt top and matched them with a multi color stripe for the binding. Perfect for a baby girl! Some all-over stipple quilting and they are done. A beautiful sunny day for photographs.  Disappearing 9-patch quilts are so much fun to make and depending on the fabric choices, they look completely different from each other. A good tutorial can be found here if you want to try your own. --Ann

A New Sewing/Embroidery Machine

My local quilt shop rearranged their shop and put the sewing machines at the front of the store instead of the back. And when I went in for something small, my sweet husband saw some great deals on embroidery machines and needless to say, we went home with a large box! I have lots of ideas that I want to try out with it as soon as I learn how to digitize my own designs, but in the meantime, I bought a bunch of designs from Designs by Juju and stitched them into some cute little mug rugs. I made some Christmas carol ones for Christmas: And some dog lover ones for the many dog lovers: These were good sellers for me this year and I am loving my new machine! --Ann