Hannah called me on my cell phone while we were at IFA shopping for some needed items. Of course she wanted some Grandma B time. What can I say! She wanted to make gingerbread houses. Well, it's a graham cracker house but she designed and decorated the project. She seemed to have a great time. Good day. Thankful for grandchildren, time off from work, and creativity on a shoe string.
.... and so the project begins.
Hannah had to snap photos of all sides of the finished project.
Finished a quilt order last night. I designed the quilt utilizing a two block system that I found in a book "Creative Two-Block Quilts" by Trice Boerens. I designed the borders and the quilt finishes at approximately 75" x 82 1/2". Also made a matching pillow case. I had to special order the teal fabric & was very happy with it. The navy fabric came from the same company. The grey fabric was purchased at Christensen's Department store in Richfield, Utah. I machine quilted the quilt with free motion quilting in a posey design. I really like the quilt. What is amazing is that my hubby really likes this quilt too. I hope this is what the person who ordered the quilt was hoping for. I like having free reign in design, but you just never know what the customer is expecting. I used one of my vintage sewing machines (Aldens) to make this project. I really enjoy using my vintage machines.
I think the next projects will have to be Christmas gifts. Christmas is only 3 months away!! PJ patterns - here I come!
I really like the inner border on this quilt.
Posey edge to edge quilting
And of course, the label
One pillowcase to go
One of my vintage machines. She sewed like a dream on this project.
I love the pattern by Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner that was featured in the August 2017 American Patchwork & Quilting magazine (page 40). I had the bright fabrics & had bought the white fabric a couple of months ago. The fabric is much brighter in real life. Finished the quilt this evening and the sun was setting so lots of shadows in the yard.
The bright blue fabric in the blocks & outer border has bees with a dotted flight pattern. I echoed that flight pattern in the machine quilting. Simple and effective, or at least I think so.
The name of the quilt also came from the star blocks & the bee fabric. I beelieve we are all stars!! ((Spelling error on purpose))
Beelieve in yourself. Bee kind to yourself & others. No one left beehind.
OK. Enough of that. I hope you find this quilt as darling as I do. I beelieve (sorry) that I will put this one in my "for sale" pile.
Simple but darling pattern.
Colors are much brighter in real life. Note the bee flight machine quilting.
Bee a Star. Says it all.
Used the printed fabric for backing. Really does not show how bright the fabrics are.
Oh yes, I forgot to mention the matching pillowcase.
I have taken a couple of days off from my job. Yesterday we took a quick trip to Provo to pick up some things. We had lunch at Culver's in Spanish Fork. Hubby's favorite when we are up north (or even down south).
Today it was a trip to Fillmore to have lunch at Cluff's. Hubby has talked this place up for several years but the one time we went there together they were closed for the season. He has visited the place with his motorcycle riding buddies. After the great meal today I have instructed hubby that he can no longer go there without me (LOL).
Beautiful flower landscaping at Cluff's
Hubby ordered the fish 'n chips
The BEST onion rings ever!
I had the Santa Fe burger. It was fantastic!
Came home to find these awesome gifts on my front porch. I don't know who they are from but I absolutely love them. Thank you Thank you Thank you
The flowers are made from aluminum cans.
Tomorrow is my birthday and I am so blessed. I appreciate all of the cards and special touches. I am one lucky woman.
Yes, I am blogging about my hubby's friend's Harley Davidson motorcycles. Roger wants to move on to something a wee bit different so has decided to let a couple of his bikes go up for sale. You will have to contact Roger Oldroyd at (435) 896-8019 OR (435) 201-7946.
Well, I finally finished my super easy hourglass quilt. The pattern was modified from one in the Missouri Star Quilt Company's magazine "Block".
This year I am using precut fabric that is in my stash. In this quilt I used "Sassy" by Sandy Gervais; "Gypsy Girl" by Lily Ashbury; and Bella Solids; all by Moda. The white, black, and lime green fabric came from my yardage stash. I machine quilted it in "Kiwi" cotton thread from Connecting Threads. The backing is cozy flannel from my stash. I love this quilt. I made a matching pillow case with the lime green & black fabric.
Finishes at 74" x 74"
Close up of machine quilting.
Had to have a sassy label for "Sassy Gypsy Girl"
I sewed the quilt using one of my Singer machines. Always fun to change up machines.
I sewed the binding on with my new find from the thrift store, a lovely Sears Kenmore (which may have belonged to one of my neighbors). She sews like a dream.
Here's hoping everyone is enjoying their Saturday. Feels good to have warm weather.