January 5, 2011

A few recent projects

My first dress! Made it as a little gift for our play group friend London ~ Dec 2010. 
Happy 2nd Birthday London!

Here's my twin boys on their grandma's birthday present ~ Nov 2010. 
Happy Birthday Mom!

I had so much fabric left over that I made her this matching wall hanging & pot holder

My October 2010 project ~ "Victoriana," a Christmas quilt

Here's a close up of one of the blocks. Such pretty fabric! Moda's "Fruit Cake" roll of strips

September's project was this funky ironing board cover that I designed & created a pattern for. Am still working on the pattern for a matching sewing machine cover & fabric weights

A few of the pillowcases I donated this year. I did 55! Five more than my goal :)  They go to children with cancer. Each time they go to the hospital for chemo they get to choose a new p/c. What a great idea!

I made these baby blocks for my babies! Their names are spelled out on the sides

January 4, 2011

January blog ~ what am I working on?

Well, it looks like I'm going to average a post a month, but I'm ok with that. As the SAHM of twin toddler boys under the age of 2 it is amazing that I get any crafts done at all, let alone any blogging! But I said I'd try, so here I am :)  I'd also like to try project swapping, so I need to look into that...

I have so many projects in the works.

1) Am working on my blanket & doll set and their pattern. Looks really cute so far, so hopefully I'll sell some patterns.

2) Am working on altering a "kimono" dress/top pattern so it will be short sleeved & snap at the top of the sleeves so it can be put on or taken off if hooked up to an IV. Need to make simple little pants to go with it too. This will hopefully be my charity donation project for 2011. It would be nice to sell some of them plus the patterns too, of course.

3) I want to make a spring quilt for our bed. I bought the American Jane strips roll for strip club & they decided to disband the club! So, I found an even cuter pattern than the one they gave & would really like to make this up :)

4) It is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War this year. There are a ton of honorary repro fabric lines & I came up w/an interesting art quilt/portrait design of a Civil War woman. I'd like to start work on this & it's a perfect way to try out my new EQ7 quilting software! Wish me luck on this ambitious venture!

5) I have a paper dolls Christmas quilt to put together. I have an idea for the blocks, but I'm still mulling around ideas, so it's on the back-burner. Hey, I have an entire year to procrastinate on this one!

So my friends stay tuned. I have LOTS to do!  -wendy

January 3, 2011

Jan 2011 ~ Dr Seuss quilt & block swap

January 2011
I cut fabric & divided it into 16 packets that were sent out. Each person made a block for me & sent it back. I made blocks for each person out of their fabric also. This was the resulting quilt. I added the Thing 1 & Thing 2 blocks. This summer quilt (no batting) is for the twins' room story reading chair :)

Below are the blocks I made for my swap partners & a few mug rugs I made as fun extras for them
Yes, there is a distinct "art quilt," modern flair to the blocks I made :)