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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pinwheel Throw Top, almost done...

I know... this is one wild colored pinwheel for sure. I was trying to use up some stash I had in fall colors. I think I will border it either in black or brown. The blocks are 12 inches after I squared them up. I started with two ten inch blocks sewn together with good sides together sewing a quarter inch seam all around then criss crossed cut with my rotary cutter and opened out and a pinwheel pattern made. Then I sewed the cuts together matching all the seams, then side by side till I had sewn them all together. 
As you can see my little Jack Bitsi Boo is inspecting my work. DH is holding up and hollering for me to hurry and take the picture because he was ready to colaspe... such a whiner....
Now onward and upward for 2012 finishes, I have a stack to quilt and two others to piece so far.... such fun!
 Happy Sewing in 2012 Everybody!!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

120834529851 is the number of this doll on eBay, just letting you know in case anyone is interested. Seller is paul-mart. Happy New Year.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas & God Bless Us Everyone

 Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I am so excited because in the morning I will take my grandbabies and myself shopping to spend their gift cards, I got some Joann's cards myself! lol Hubby has been sick as well as son and daughter inlaw. But we ate good anyway. My little Jack Russell Bitsi had her first Christmas with us and she was a real hoot, she loved all of her presents way more than expected and was excited as the kids were! The only thing missing here was SNOW! I would still like a little snow but the sunshine was nice too. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Pinwheel Christmas Pillows, so fun!

 So far I have made four sets of these pinwheel pillows, this being the only set I remembered to get a picture of. They are even prettier once stuffed, these haven't been yet. On this pair I thought if I would just shadow quilt the blue pinwheels and it might make them stand out a little better and it was the also the first time I have ever used high loft poly batting, usually use warm and natural. I like the puffy look of the quilting on these. 

 Although I didn't make any tutorial pictures they was pretty simple to make. I used 10 inch blocks, put them face to face and sewed a quarter in seam all the way around, cut them criss cross and then opened them up and laid out the pieces in a pinwheel pattern and sewed them back together which makes about a 12 inch block. Then I cut a piece of batting for each block and then free motioned quilted them on my old Singer 15-91.  I use a vintage Pfaff darning foot that I found in an auction box, its fits my 15 better than any free motion foot I ever bought.  I treat it like its gold...
my Pfaff darning foot LORETTA!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

So we made snowmen!

Our little sewing group " Singer Sewing Sisters" met Wednesday but we didn't quilt like usual, instead I had pulled together a bunch of crafting goodies and we made these fun snowmen. They are made from cotton batting and sprinkled with German glass glitter. We listened to Christmas music as we crafted.