My Quilting/Sewing Cottage

My Quilting/Sewing Cottage
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Exciting Day

I have been busy helping my daughter move her sewing room and redoing the room for my new
grand daughter. She will be born today.

Her name is Mackenna.
I made her this quilt
with some soft chevron minky on the back
and quilted some hearts for her
and made some curtains and a diaper bag
I need to find a better hanger for the top to fit the rounded edge
and a little organizer
my daughter made her the cutest banner
I thought I got a better picture of it then this - darn it!
I also didn't get a good picture of the soft minky sheet I made
for the changing table
and a dust ruffle
So i have been busy sewing for our new little one
I can hardly wait until she gets here!!
until later - Carol

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dots and Chevrons

My daughter wanted me to make her a lap quilt with a snugly backing
and she loves dots and chevrons and all the bright happy colors
so it was so easy for me to choose fabrics I knew she would like.
I used a soft cuddle fleece for the backing
and a simple loopy panto.
and I tried my hand at a new binding technique
that I found here.
It was easy to do -
and I like being able to use two different colors/fabrics
 in the binding.
Now I want to make one for myself
Happy Sewing!!
until later - Carol

Saturday, January 18, 2014

My First Rag Quilt

I had so much fun making this little quilt
I even had so much fun cutting the seams.
I was a little disappointed that I didn't buy more flannel - I just didn't
want to stop with just one.
Here is the print a little closer
and it was so easy to make
I wanted somthing light so I didn't add any batting.
I followed this video from
I hope you are enjoying your week-end too!!
until later - Carol

Friday, January 17, 2014

Mystery Quilt - baby and blue angel's

I decided to make Bonnie's mystery quilt this year - It's my first time.
The quilt is made up of two blocks
This is one block
and this is the other block
I still need to sew all of the block together.
I only have the blocks and the row together on the last row
So much work - and so much fun!!
I have been just taking my time, and enjoying the process - then
I remembered I need to be sewing a quilt for my new grand-daughter - -
she is supposed to arrive March 17.
My daughter had an ultra sound a few days ago and the baby is already
weighing 4lbs4oz
I really think she will come before her due date so I had to stop working
on my quilt along.
I have two quilts for the baby I want to make
and one for her mom
This is going to be so much fun!!
My Unity (Baby Lock) came with a laser light and I used it instead of marking my
fabric with lines from corner to corner and LOVED it.
I love being here at the beach and see the Blue Angels fly over to do some practice
I usually don't have my camera when they come and was so happy to have it today.
Wouldn't you know they didn't stay long today
Usually they have different colors of smoke
and flip all over the place
and are so much closer to my house
 but I still enjoyed their fast visit
I look forward to seeing them again.

and I wanted to introduce you Cricket - isn't he so cute!!
He will be one in April.
I have been jumping all over the place today!
Sorry - I just had so much to share - it's been awhile.
until next time - Carol