Birthday Cards

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


These are two reversible quilts that I made and donated in April to the Sewing for Babies group. Two different sizes and fabrics from my stash. You quilt as you go by layering front, batting and back together and stitch the seam, then flip and add another row. Repeat and then flip the other way to cover the previous seams. I had to scrap the binding on the second quilt which is also smaller because I ran out of the fabrics that I was using.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009


I know that Easter is over but I've been busy trying to prep the house for my daughters graduation. These bunny bags were from Plantin Schoolbook and Doodlecharms for the bunnies and were given to the grand children and family members for Easter. Done at "Fit to page" feature, the bags were cut at 7 1/4" and really did hold quite a bit of candy, I also included the bunny sucker covers that I made earlier The larger bag at the left ( violet) was also cut at fit to page. They were placed on a table runner that was strip pieced and quilted at the same time then cut out to look like a giant carrot. Had to collect small 1/8 yard pieces of orange for a few projects because the only time I used these fabrics for anything was Halloween for pumpkins.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Embroidery Sucker Holders

I guess I haven't been on much lately but do have some things that I wanted to share. These are Sucker Holders out of felt that were done in the embroidery hoop. I think there are two more designs, a cat and pig and were free designs by joining her Yahoo group. These were done by She also does many Finger Puppets and donates them to the Smiles for Children Project and were in a previous post.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Wallhanging

Foundation Piecing for Easter
This wall hanging measures 16" x 18" with the smallest block measuring 2 1/4 x 2 1/2" and was done from a pattern in a book. After I did the basket in the brown and purple, I decided to use it anyway even thought the colors were too dark to show up well in the picture but I had to get this done because I was teaching a class on this project and the deadline was the next day. Projects such as these are great for small amounts of fabric.

The rabbit had a 3 step straight stitch for his features and buttons sewed on by machine. I tried to get the stripes lined up so they would show better for his bow.
The eyes on the chicks were a decorative stitch of a circle but was shrunk down in length and width. I did do a practice stitch out until I was satisfied with the size fitting for their faces.

Cardmaking, Easter

Easter Card Another simple card using Plantin Schoolbook for the lettering at 1/2" in the end caps feature. the bunny was cut at 3" and shadow feature, a brad for his nose and his features done in colored pencils. The white border scallop was a punch mounted on stripe paper cut 1/4" smaller than the card.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Cardmaking, Easter

Created in Plantin Schoolbook in the end caps feature for the greeting cut at 1/2" and the scallop cut using the same cartridge but the size was adjusted in the Design Studio software and then trimmed to size of the card so I could get a narrower scallop. !/4" ribbon was added on the top of the scallop. The Daffodil was cut then stickles applied in green and yellow, and mounted on white, then green card stock. An extra Daffodil was cut and applied to the inside of the card with the wording done on the computer.

Poster Board Crafting

Daughters School Project

This is something my daughter created for a class of hers. I know its hard to see but I thought I would post it anyway. These are the people who helped her the most to get through school. She is the center star and created 3" with clothes stickled and the cap from Locker Talk. The next closeup is us, her parents also cut at 3". Her boyfriend and girlfriend are also full bodies. Family and other friends only the heads were cut out and that is the size that they are at 3". The title was cut from PS and the end caps feature was selected cut at 1 1/4"