Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spider web quilt

This one will be my favorite yet...

And we are making it for this sweetie:

Don't you think he needs a nice heavy quilt? It is COLD here in Kansas...

He actually has several quilts, but none are as big as this one will be.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sweet Little Langston

Here's a picture of one of my recent quilts in action.

My friend, Beverly lives in Seattle and last fall she had her first baby.  He's just a doll, don't you think?!?

I whipped up a quilt for him out of some Civil War Reproduction fabrics I had...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sewing at Bon Bon

Today, a handfull of members from the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild (KCMQG) met at Bon Bon Atilier  to do some hand sewing.  I worked on some hexagons.  Going to make a potholder for my step mother.  They're 3/4 inch hexies, so it's going to take quite a few to make it big enough.  I'm not too far from having it ready to sandwich...

I also cut out some fabric hearts with pinking shears to use on some invitations for a baby shower my sister and I are giving my cousin.

Lastly, I cut out some more wedges from my vintage sheet collection.  Going to make another couple Dresden plates to use for pillow covers for my grandmother.  I made two Dresden plates last week, but they're for a bee that I'm in.

Tomorrow if I can carve out some time, I have to do some housework and I'd like to work on my spider web kits.  My linen bee will be making spider web blocks for me.  I'm using some essex linen for the kite portion and strips from my scraps for the webs.  Can hardly wait to get started on it!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

For Angie in Bee Vintage

For Angie in bee vintage, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

This one's bright and cheery. Almost finished with a second block... But I'm going to bed. Will finish it tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Blocks for carla

Made a cutting mistake... Oops!

To make up for it, I am hooking you up with extra center strips.

These 2 turned out nicely.

Such a fun block!

A date with...

Tonight I have a date with my sewing machine.

Just had a little wine... & went through some scraps. Going to work on carla's blocks for the kc scrappy bee. Night, all!

Siggies are ready to send!

Siggies are ready to send!, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

I missed out on the first couple rounds of the modern siggy swap on flickr. A few of us started another round with just 30 blocks. A manageable amount!

I've got mine ready to send. We are all using our stash. The only fabric I bought was the white kona. :)

Sick Wyatt

Sick Wyatt, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

A 24 hours stomach virus has visited my house. Like always, I have managed to keep from getting it. I think all those years of teaching in elementary school must've built up my immunity.

First Owen had it. Fever. Vomit. Sad.

Then about the time he was on the mend, poor Wyatt caught it. He was puking and needing his dad at 5 am Monday morning when his dad was trying to get ready to head to the airport for an early flight. Changed the sheets, juggled a restless Owen, managed to get Tylenol down Wyatt and got dad out the door on time. Even got a couple more hours sleep.

Today is Wednesday and everyone's over the plague. Lots of sleep yesterday since we were behind.

:) So happy to have my sweet boys back.

The top is finished!!!!!

The top is finished!!!!!, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

That girl, that quilt along. To be quilted by Angela Walters for my son, Owen's 3rd birthday in late May for his big boy bed.

Closeup of Owen's Quilt

Closeup, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

That Girl, That Quilt Along. I have a flannel backing of the red print in the bottom center. Need to piece it together and this puppy will be ready to go to the fabulous Angela Walters for quilting. It's for my baby boy who will be getting a big boy bed for his 3rd birthday in May.

Future picnic quilts

Future picnic quilts, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

I'm always signing up for charm square exchanges. Especially batik ones. I'm trying to use up my stash of batik charm squares by making picnic quilts. I have one that's really big and ready to bind. Need to remember to buy some fabric for the binding...

Since I have two sons, I decided it'd be a good idea to make two of these quilts, so I started sewing squares into rows.

I'm realizing as I lay these out that I probably have enough to make a smaller third quilt. Not sure what I'll do with it, but since I am on a roll, I'm just going to keep on sewing squares into strips and see how much I have when they're all sewn together.

I am not much of a planner when I sew... I fly by the seat of my pants most of the time.

Closeup of the Jane Market Bag

Closeup, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

You can get a better idea of what these fabrics look like in this pic.

Urban home goods swap- Item #1

Urban home goods swap, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

I made this nice little Jane Market Bag. Realized I put the handles on incorrectly (oops) but it's finished and I'm not going to change it. My partner likes orange. This isn't a color I'd normally sew with, but this fabric is really funky and I am a sucker for any paisley print. Glad i have some fabric leftover for future projects. I used a moda solid inside. It's an obnoxious orange that matches really well. The picture quality in this photo isn't very good. I almost always use my iphone to take pics. I suppose I should charge my battery for my camera, but it's 4 years old. I'm not sure how the photo quality compares to my phone...

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Changing the subject

I'm home from Texas. Snow followed me there & greeted me at home when I returned. It's a good thing I like snow & can stay inside in my jammies.

My thoughts aren't on the snow, though. Here's what I'm thinking about...

Sorry the pics are sideways. Am posting from my phone.

Are you thinking of spring yet?