Wedding Gifts

When it’s time for gift giving I love making something special for the occasion.  I made a table runner for the bridal shower and later was able to finish a wall hanging (three leaves) IMG_1091for the wedding gift.  In the rush to complete and wrap I forgot to take a photo of the completed table runner.  I was able to capture a quick shot at the shower.  Both pieces included blue tones that fit in the brides color scheme.  Wall hanging size 22 X 14.  I used techniques for appliqué  from one of my quilting classes.  Both patterns were found on All People Quilt, great website.


Women’s Retreat Quilt

I finished this quilt for First Baptist Church’s Annual Women’s Retreat.  They will sell tickets and the drawing will be held at the luncheon on April 30th.  I enjoyed using the star pattern from Craftsy.  Kimberly Einmo provided easy to follow techniques for cutting and sewing the star points.  I stitched the quilt using free-motioned circles that I have been practicing on paper.  I like the results.  Finished size is 89 X 69.



Mariner’s Compass & Circles

These quilts were completed last year in my quilting class at HU.  The Compass was challenging and required the use of that tool that no one likes – “the unsewing tool”.  I did take out some of the stitching and moved things around until I could live with the final results.  The circles, well let’s say I am happy the quilt if finished.  Learned a new technique,  not sure I will be doing them again any time soon. Compass finished size 43 X 39; Circles finished size 47 X 47.

Tote for Hubby

This project was just finished two days ago just in time for an upcoming trip.  Hubby made the comment that he was in need of a tote bag and it would be so nice if I made one for him.  After all, I am always making things for others.  So here it is.  After much research I found a McCall’s pattern that had just enough pockets and big enough for snacks, phone, newspaper, etc.



This quilt is made earlier this year from scraps to use of some of the pieces in my basket. Did not even out the long edge but rather left the points out and adjusted the binding to reflect the points. Finished size 37 X 42″. Backing done in place stitched with black bobbin and white top so it shows through on the back.  This did not make a dent in the pile of scraps.