Thursday, June 30, 2011

Early Halloween Wallhangings

My daughter is a Halloween nut.  She sent me home from Vegas with these two panels and the fabric for the borders.  I mitered the borders so the little table topper is from the leftover strips and is reversible. 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Back From the West Coast

We took a family trip to Disneyland.  There were 15 of us and three vehicles from Las Vegas to Anaheim, California.  There were seven kids and one teenager ages two to 18 years. It was exhausting and fun.  The little ones were so fun to watch.  We went to a character breakfast and well worth the money.  Then the Disney characters come to the table and you can take pictures of your child without having to wait in long lines.  

I went to M&L Fabrics which is a great store if you get a chance to go there.  There are so many fabrics and very good prices.  Bring an extra bag if you are flying.  My one daughter bought two Halloween panels and fabric for the border to make her wall hangings.  I got them together, now I have to quilt them.  Pictures later.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Humbug Bags

I whipped two of these up last night. This pattern is from  They would be great for cosmetics, toiletries, or to hold the foot pedal and cords for your travel sewing machine.  I have one a friend made for me years ago and I keep my little Janome pedal and cord in there.  So a great gift for your sewing friends.  I will probably put these on my Etsy shop when I get back from vacation.  Going to Las Vegas and all seven of my grandchildren will be there.  Well three already live there, but all in all, it will be great.  We are driving to Disneyland and hope to make a trip to M & L Fabric without the kids. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Any Ideas -Foundation Piecing & the Phone Book

I call this the start of a phone book quilt.  I tore pages from my phone book and laid my six by twelve ruler on them and cut.  I then went to my scrap bucket and started foundation sewing.  I have 27 six by 10 1/2 rectangles so far.  I don't know what I am going to do with them.  Any ideas out there?  I am thinking sashing in between.  I know I need to make several more rectangles. 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

IPAD II Case and Placemat Pillows

I designed this IPad cover.  I wanted something to hold my charging cord and stand so I put a nice big pocket on the back with a hook and loop flap pocket.  I added batting to the lining and outside fabric, so it is nice and cushy for my Ipad. 
The pillows are from two placemats I purchased at Target.  They add some nice color to my couch.