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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Quilting

Getting my Christmas quilting finished.  I had to make two of the same pattern for my two Granddaughters. 

The first quilt is for Kristina, the oldest and her quilt is all reds and white. 


This next quilt is my youngest granddaughters, Victoria.  I used Reds, Pinks and white. 

Both quilts I used 2-1/2" strips.  They were fun to do.  Since I was running out of time I had Brenda quilt them for me.  The top quilt is quilted in Red thread and the bottom is quilted in Pink. 

I hope the girls like them.

Thanks for stopping by.  Encourage each other in quilting, Paula.  

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Table Runner

I have been trying to get my Christmas sewing completed.  I have three table runners completed and one ready to quilt before Sunday when we have our stamping Christmas party. 

This table runner is made using the little twister ruler.  They are just to fun to make.

Thanks for stopping by.  Encourage each other in Quilting, Paula 

Monday, November 21, 2011

My Swirly Christmas Table Runner

Back in October I made a Fall table runner and wanted to make on for Christmas.  Well, the top is completed so not to do my trimming and sandwich this and get it quilted.  I have so many other irons in the fire that I am not sure it will even get finished for my table.  Oh well, there is always next year.

Swirly Table Runner for Christmas

Encourage each other in Quilting, Paula

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Some finished items

Last Thursday night was Orange Blossom Quilt Guild and I had a few things finished to show. 

My first quilt was a Mystery Quilt that I made years ago.  It was an one line Mystery and was fun to do.
Since I had just taken Debbie Van Fossen's machine quilting class I decided to give it a go.  Tried a few new things and had a ball doing it.  It took me four days but was fun and I am very happy with it.  Thanks Debbie for giving me courage.

Mystery Quilt

Table Runner
 A month or so ago I was introduced to the Lil Twister.  (Thanks Diane).  They are so addicting.  I have two completly finished for Christmas presents and have two more to go.  Just fun, fun, fun.
Table Runner

Thanks for stopping by.  Encourage each other to quilt. Paula

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Look at this Material!!!

Have you ever had a fabric jump off of the shelf at you?

This fabric did.  It is a batik and oh so many colors.  I fell in love.  Since I had no plans for it when I bought it I just got 5 yards.  It has pink, purple, orange, gold, yellow, turquoise, blue etc. etc. etc.
It is currently hanging in my sewing room so I can just stare at it. 

Oh the plans for it.  What will I do?  Hum!!! So many possibilities.

Encourage each other to quilt.  Paula

Friday, November 18, 2011

Today I did a bit of sewing.  I purchased 12 dish towels from Thimble Towne several months ago.  Six were red and six were green.  I purchased Christmas material to go onto the aprons.  Ha Ha.....I did not buy enough.  I have never made an apron before.  Boy did I guess wrong.  Well.  I did get two complete aprons made.  Here is one. 

My Christmas Apron
I am not at sewer.  I am a quilter.  I have done very little sewing in my life.  I have not given up but darn this project was a lot harder than I thought.  I will learn but......Don't laugh....It looks better in real life.

Encourage each other in quilting.  Paula

Friday, November 11, 2011

Today I had the privilege of being able to spend the day with my two favorite sewing buddies.  Brenda and Diane.  We thee left the house this morning around 8:30 a.m. and headed for Fresno and the first stop of the Holiday Shop Hop.  First stop was Cottage Quilts in Fresno.  I had my cup of Hot Cocoa, enjoyed visiting with other hoppers and picking out fabric. I picked up a few yards of material for borders and backs for two little twister table runners that I have made and 20 fall fat quarters.  Second stop was Quilters Paradise in Clovis.  There I found two charm packs and coordinating fabrics.  So excited.....I wanted to sew them up right then.....Just didn't have a sewing machine in the car. LOL!!!  Our third stop was at the Mennonite Quilt store in Reedley.  I picked up 9 yards of red polka dot fabric and 6 yards of blue fabric for backs.  It was in there sale area so I got a great bargain. 

At that point we were all starving so it was off to lunch.  We walked a few blocks over for lunch to this little Mexican restaurant.  YUM YUM.  Had a great lunch with Brenda, Diane, Jeannie, Carolyn, Ferral and Sue. 

Back into the car and we Headed for Hanford and Quilters Quarters.  Sorry to say I did not pick up any material there but I did have a brownie for desert.  Very Good. 

Our last stop was at Thimble Towne.  We had to take Jeremy his birthday present so we planned Thimble Towne as our last stop.  Of course we entered the store singing Happy Birthday to Jeremy with his present and balloons in tow.  Since I already knew what I was buying there (I checked it out the day before) I got all my fat quarters and coordinating fabric and found a couple of new patterns. 

You will see all the photos below.
My Haul

Here is 20 Fall Fat Quarters

Both of these fabrics are borders and backs for table runners I have made.

This is a charm pack of 5" squares (42 squares) and three yards of coordinating fabric

Another set of charms and coordinating fabric

This is a set of 29 fat quarters and 3 yards of fabric to go with them.

I also purchased a couple of different patterns.
Now to make some time to finish my Christmas projects so I can get to some new sewing projects.

We did take photos of ourselves in front of or inside each store but they are on Brenda's camera so I will have to get them from her another time. 
Thanks for stopping by. Encourage each other in quilting.  Happy Quilting, Paula