Saturday, December 8, 2018

Happy Holidays!

Goodness Gracious!  It's been almost a month since my last post!  Where has the time gone?! I have actually done a lot of sewing!  But since Hanukah is almost over I will share this picture.
 Since my grand daughters live far away and mailing a lot of packages would be expensive I make them a little Hanukah 'bootie' bag. They are only 5 and 2 1/2 years old so I send them simple little gifts like sea shells, hair bows, buttons,  Dreidels and a bit of chocolate.  Each night of Hanukah they can reach in the bag without looking and feel around for that evening's gift. 

I thought I'd also share these pictures.  We finally got some rain and we've had some spectacular Rainbows!
 You can just see the second rainbow outside the first?  It was actually much more vivid but my camera skills could not catch it.  The arch of the rainbow went all the way across the sky it was amazing!

I will share some of my finishes next time.
'Til then However you celebrate the winter Holidays may they be Joyful!
cheers, CW

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Student's Finish!

I taught my Scrap Strategies class for the Sierra Mountain Quilter's Association (near Yosemite) earlier this month and one very talented (and speedy) student surprised me today with an email and these pix!  Sue, chose Xmas / Winter scraps for her project.  What a wonderful Holiday quilt!
Look at all the variety in the blocks, aren't they fun! 
Sue did all the quilting as well.  The overall pattern really complements the theme. She said 'the quilting is her favorite part!'
It is so much fun to get pictures of finished project from students it really makes my day!  
Thanks Sue for sharing!
I hope you all have some fun with your Holiday projects!
Cheers to the Jolly Seasons!

Monday, October 29, 2018

A good week of Sewing!

Motivated by some pending Births I got a few baby quilts made.  That's always fun!  This first one was made from leftovers...
from this project.  I actually had to buy the pink border fab.  I have a whole stash of pink fab but nothing seemed to fit grrrr.  The blue would have worked like the first quilt ( and I have a lot of it) but this baby is a girl so off to the fabric store I went. 
This second one is still a top but I have plenty of time to finish it since the baby is not due 'til Feb.
Simple but sweet, also a color scheme for a baby girl.
I also dredged out this UFO.  It started with an Orphan project I found in the Guild Flea Market.  A whole stack of 9 patches and some fussy cut geisha fabric cut the same size as the 9 patches.  It was an interesting puzzle,  fun to piece.  A bit busy but it will make a good charity quilt.

This last project was a top that has been waiting to be quilted for awhile.
I knew I wanted to experiment with the quilting so I had to be in a particular kind of mood.
Some of it I'm happy with and some not-so-much.  But if you don't try things how will you ever know what you can do or not?!
It also will make a decent donation quilt.
I backed it with this lovely plush throw.  I wish you could feel it.  It is so lush and squishy.  I buy these whenever I see them on sale because they make such good backing for lap quilts.  It saves on money and time for donation quilts 'cause it's the backing and batting in one layer! 
I hope you have a good week of sewing!
Cheers, CW