Thursday, October 25, 2012

Equilateral Triangles

I started a new quilt using equilateral triangles.  The colors are a little different, but I liked them together.  I'm really liking that pinkish purple color.  I wish I had more of the Riley Blake Andrea Victoria prints (the purple with the dandelion & the dots).  The triangles are easier than I thought to put together.  I think this will end up being a baby quilt.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Some Halloween Shirts

Over the past few weeks I worked on some shirts for the kids for Halloween.  I found these cute applique designs at Planet Applique.  They were fun to make.  And for the bat eyes I used Glowy thread, so they glow in the dark.  Very cool.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Quilt from Grandma

My Mom (Troy's Grandma) made this quilt for Troy.  He loves tractors, so this is the perfect quilt for him.  My Mom machine embroidered all of the tractors, even putting the little John Deere logo.  She hand stitched the buttons on the wheels.

 On the back she used the cute rooster/chicken fabric from the Alexander Henry Farmdale collection.

Troy loves his new quilt.

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Finished Christmas Tree Skirt (Almost)

Here's my Christmas Tree skirt with the binding finished.  I just need to add the buttons and it will be complete.  I'm going to pick up the buttons that you cover with fabric and add them on the edge, probably the large ones, since I made my loops kind of big.

I also embroidered the year on the end.  For my binding this time I machine stitched the whole thing instead of my usual hand stitching.  I used a zig zag stitch which I thought went along with the chevron design.  I think I might do more bindings by machine.