My Quilting/Sewing Cottage

My Quilting/Sewing Cottage
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Monday, December 23, 2013

Hurricane Hunters Quilt

Good morning!!
Well, Christmas is almost here and I didn't get everything finished that I wanted to but at least I did get this quilt done.

My son-in-law is a Hurricane Hunter and he gave me this patch several months ago and asked me if I would make him a quilt.
I have hardly had any time to sew lately and it didn't look like I
was going to be able to make it before Christmas
but I'm so happy I did.
the color is way off - I used a very light blue for the backing and background fabric
and it is showing up a grey here.
The backing is the soft cuddle fleece.
Now to go make sure all the threads are snipped on it and get it wrapped up!
I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas
and the Best Year Ever ahead of you!!!!
until later - Carol

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Christmas Quilt

Well I finally got this one finished and love how it turned out
I had so much fun stitching out the embroidery designs
these cute designs came from
and I got the fabric from
last year
I haven't had much practice at free hand quilting and I am not that good at it yet.
I love the look of panto's on a quilt, to me they are spaced just perfect to give the
quilts a nice drape and make them nice a cuddly, but I have been making
more tops lately that you just can't use a panto on so I have been getting a little
practice at free hand.
I made three of these tops, two like this one - for my two daughters
and one done in red and green for my son.
I'll show the red and green one when I get it quilted up.
I had some trouble with my wheels while I was quilting this one
so I'm waiting for new wheels to come in.
I hope you have a wonderful week-end!!!
until later - Carol

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mustache Quilt Finished

I just finished this one up.
As you can see I wasn't able to edit these photo's.
When I clicked to edit in Picasa
a window told me I have to download google
chrome to edit
I don't like google chrome but I went ahead and
 downloaded it
Then It took me forever to get to my old photo albums
and then the option for text wasn't there - just a bunch of
crap I didn't want to do.
I noticed flicker has changed too.
I'm going to go play around with both and see what I can do.
I even tried to upload straight from blogger but on my second photo it just stopped.
This might be my last blog post!!!!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Toy Story Quilt

                                              I had to make a quilt for Big Brother too!!
He loves Toy Story and Buzz is his favorite
I used blue fleece on the back and quilted it
with a panto - Fern Gully -
I thought it would look like some flames, or movement in space.
I'm not sure that I will use this panto again
It looks okay on the front but I don't like the way
it looks on the back. Maybe I will save it
for busy fabric. I really need to order some pantos to use on boy quilts
I mostly have flowers, feathers, hearts and such.
I also made a few bibs and burp pads for Mallory
and some car trash bags - here is what is left -
I've already gifted several of them
Now I'm on my way out to the cottage to load Kenzie's Mustach Quilt.
Thanks for looking!!
until later - Carol


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Baby Quilt Finished

                                                          Happy Tuesday Morning!
I have a confession --
I have my sewing studio and I also have a spare room inside my house
where I keep my batting, present wrapping stuff, and odds and ends.
This room is also where I take my pictures of the finished quilts.
The room is such a mess I can't get in there to take a picture.
Shame! Shame! Shame!
I thought about straighten it up, but then I don't think I would get the four
quilts finished that I need to before I go back to the beach so I chose to
 take pictures in my studio.
Sorry about the photo's
a close up
I used all stash fabric for this quilt - Yeah ! ! !
I quilted a heart panto but
at the top of the quilt where the name is I did swirls (first time
and I needed more practice) and
outlined the name
I used fleece for the backing -
it is so soft.
Thanks for looking!!!
until later - Carol

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Another Mustache Quilt

Good Morning!!
This is my third mustache quilt and I haven't gotten tired of making them yet!
Each one is so different.
This is for my youngest grand-daughter.
I think I might add a dot border when I get back to my fabric stash in my cottage,
and some super soft fleece on the the back.
I love this black and white print. It came from Hobby Lobby.
I have used it in so many quilts and still want to buy more.
I hope you have a fun week-end!!!
until later - Carol

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A New Baby Quilt

I have been having lots of fun sewing this past week.
This is something I am working on for Mr. Yellow Bird.
His Employee/Friend just had a cute little baby girl.
I'm working on a few gifts for him.
I have more to show you so I'll be back soon!!
until later - Carol

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Beach Beauty

This was such a fun quilt to make
The center is a panel with the red stripe border
and the top and bottom are pieced blocks
the back
I think the ladies are so cute!!
I hope you have a fun week-end!!!
until later- Carol

Monday, August 5, 2013

Turtle Quilt

This little quilt was made from a panel that my Grandson found
at a quilt show we went to a few months ago.
and I have a cute story to go along with this quilt.
My daughter and I were going to the quilt show - when she
told her son to get dressed he asked where we were going (he's 5)
she told him a quilt show. He said oh no, that sounds boring!
So we got there and started looking at the quilts he looked confused.
He asked - where is the quilt show? Haha - he thought we
were going to see a movie about quilts.
He put his glove on and wanted to see the backs of almost
all of the quilts.
He is in love with turtles and found this panel while we were there.
When we were walking out to the parking lot to go home
he told me how much fun the quilt show was and to please
bring him to more shows like this.
We all had a good time!!
and the back.
until later - Carol

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Finish

It has been a while since I've had a quilt on the frame
to finish up. 
I used scraps/stash fabric for this one
and finished it up with a panto
I used a solid blue for the backing fabric
It's all washed and ready to snuggle up with.
I hope you are having a fun weekend too!!
until later - Carol