Friday, January 28, 2011

Diaper Pouch

I saw a tutorial for a diaper pouch at  It looked really cute, and I wanted to make one, but since my kids are all out of diapers I didn't really have a need for one.  But I did know someone who could possibly have a use for one and I just happened to have a babysitting date for her tonight.  She has the cutest little baby boy and that was all the reason I needed to make a diaper pouch for her.  It sewed together pretty quick.  I had it finished within an hour.  I even got to use up some of my fusible fleece scraps which were just the right size for this project.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Top Finished

I finished my Mon Ami quilt top this evening. 
Now I have to decide how to quilt it.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quilt Basted

I basted this quilt yesterday.
A guild mate of mine made the top and asked me to quilt it for her.
I plan to have it ready to return to her by the next guild meeting in February.
I don't know the name of this pattern, but I really like it and I love her fabric colors.  I am excited to quilt it.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mon Ami Blocks

I finished making the 25 blocks for my Mon Ami quilt.  I have 13 blocks with yellow stars, and 12 blocks with blue stars.  Next I need to put them together and add the borders, but I will have to wait till next week to do that, because I have two clients quilts that need quilting .  Once I get those other two quilts finished then I can go back to working on my Mon Ami quilt.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Winter Themed Fabric Postcards

This weekend I spent some time finishing up some Winter Wonderland postcards.
For these first three I used the blue scraps I had left over after cutting fabrics for my Mon Ami quilt.

This next  card was made using leftover scraps from previous appliqué projects.
The fabric already had wonder under on the back so all I had to do was cut it into the shapes I needed and iron everything together and then add my stitching.

This card was made earlier in the month.
It was made for the Fabricards "January Cover Girl" Challenge.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Starting my Mon Ami

Last night I made my first block for my Mon Ami Quilt.  I haven't made all the other blocks yet, but I have picked out the fabrics I want to use.

I went through my 2.5 inch fabric bin and pulled out 25 different blues and 25 different yellows to make all the blocks.  I was worried I wouldn't have enough yellows, but sure enough I did.  I had exactly enough.  The blues I had plenty of, I even had the option to pick which ones I wanted to go in the quilt and which ones I didn't.

I also cut enough white square to go with all the blue and yellow squares.  Later on this week I will mark all the white squares and sew all the half square triangles together.  I am very excited that I will have my very own blue and yellow quilt.

Blue and yellow together is one of my favorite color combinations. I have made quite a few quilts in this color combo, but I have given them all away.  One of my favorites was made in 2004.  I gave it to my brother for Christmas that year.  It was my first monkey wrench quilt.  A lot of the leftovers of that quilt will be going into this Mon Ami quilt.

Here is the monkey wrench quilt I made in 2004.
Funny how I thought I had a really good camera back then.  I thought all my pictures turned out really neat, but as I went back to find this photo, I realized that my camera back then didn't take pictures as well as the one I use today.  That makes me wonder how my pictures will look 6 more years from now.  I don't see how they can get better, but then again, I thought the same thing 6 years ago.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Three More Mosaic Color Play Blocks

Three more Mosaic Color Play blocks swapped. These are the three I made for my partners.
The first went to Donna in Montana, the second is at Shirley's house in Canada, and the last one is on its way to Karyli in Idaho.

I still need to take a photo of all the blocks I have received.
The best way to do that would probably to put them all together in quilt form.  :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Winter Dotee Dolls

I made these dolls around this time last year and totally forgot to blog about them. So I decided to post about them now. They were for a swap in one of my groups.

It was the first time I had ever made dotee dolls.  They were fun to make, but I wasn't smitten by them and haven't made any more since then.  That is also probably why I forgot to blog about them last year.

It was hard to get a good picture of their face without it washing out, so I took a photo of one inside where the sun wasn't so bright.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Mini Tree Quilted and Bound

I finished the quilting and bound up my mini tree quilt today.
Just in time to pack it up with the other Christmas decorations.

At least it will be something new for next season along with all the other Christmas decorations I got on sale the couple of days after Christmas.  Once a whole year has gone by I usually have forgotten what I bought and carefully packed away.  So each year it is like opening little surprises when I get out the decorations.