Sunday, January 18, 2015

It's Baaacckkk!

I got my Scrappy Mountains Majesties quilt back today and it looks F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!  I'm so happy with the quilt motif and thread that I chose.  Guess I will spend some time in front of the TV tacking the binding to the back.

I sure hope Mona and I get a lot of sign-ups for our class. 

Grinning from ear to ear,

Another Doll Outfit...

Yesterday I made a cute pair of doll pajamas.  I added a bit of decorative stitching to the top and I think it gives it a little extra oomph.  Just lovin' these pj's.

More later,

Saturday, January 17, 2015

In The Mood For Something Different...

I put all my quilting projects on hold to enjoy a little doll fun.  It's been so long since I've made some doll clothes and I'm in the mood.  So I guess I'd better strike while the iron's hot.  (No pun intended.) 

Here's a cute little outfit I finished yesterday.  It's a white peasant crop top and a mock-wrapped skirt.  I think it came out darling.  I even made the necklace.

My daughters and I went to a craft fair this past November and I was shocked no one had a booth selling 18" doll clothing.  I mean, it's so popular.  So I'm toying with the idea of sewing a couple outfits a week and renting a booth.  Can't hurt to give it a shot.  :o)

Playing dress-up with my dolls,

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Scrappy Mountains Majesties

Took a break from the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt and finished up the top for my Scrappy Mountains Majesties.  I called my longarmer this morning and she can fit me in before my next Guild Meeting at the end of January -- which works out great as I need at least the top (if not the finished quilt by then) so people can see our examples as they sign up for the class Mona and I are teaching.

I think it turned out great and I'm loving the scrappy borders which helped use up the majority of the leftover fabric used in the center.

Thanks, Dad, for holding up the quilt so I could take a picture.  :o)

A weight has been lifted off my shoulder,

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt Clue 6 aka The Big Reveal - Sneaky, Sneaky!

Ah, yes.  Bonnie keeps us on our toes.  She released the final clue and the BIG REVEAL at midnight on New Year's Eve.  Sneaky, sneaky! 

I love it!  I knew it would be spectacular.  There is a lot of motion going on, so I have to admit I am happy that I didn't go scrappy.  I think it would have detracted from the pattern too much.  Of course, I had to put one block together with sashing, just to see how it looks.  I'm loving it!  I'll be working on it on and off probably with other projects mixed in.  I'm not in a rush to have it done...and who knows -- as it evolves I may even change a few things.  Maybe, maybe not.  I do want to get it done sooner rather than later, as I certainly don't want or need another UFO in my closet.  Here's my block with the sashing.  If you want to see Bonnie's final quilt, click here.

Speaking of UFOs, I'm thinking I need to tackle a few more this year.  Luckily I have a 4-day retreat scheduled at the end of January at Lake Yale with a bunch of crazy quilters; a couple of them my friends and others who are just friends I haven't met yet.  :o)  I predict it will be a blast!  I'm thinking I should schlep some of my UFOs with me and see what I can accomplish, rather than starting new projects.  The great thing about this retreat is you can work on whatever you want!  Woohoo! 

Have a Happy, Quilty New Year!