Friday, January 19, 2018

Noah's Ark quilt...








OK...
I got a new Free Motion Quilting foot for my machine 
and I am back in business.  
I finished up the Noah's Ark quilt yesterday
 and I really like how it came out.
I love doing these panel quilts!




Closer up...



 I really like the back of it,  too!



Four down,  four to go...

Thanks for looking...  

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Friday, January 12, 2018

Baby Quilts...


I've been sewing a lot.  It's winter here in New England and too cold to be outside gardening.  Lots of snow out there.  Winter is truly here.
When I visited my cousin in Florida in November,  she gave me lots of quilt panels, some even had the backings to go with them.  I have been working on them.  I have a place that I can donate them to and they will be well used.  I finished 3 so far and I'm working on the fourth now.  Unfortunately,  my free motion quilting foot on my machine broke last night.  I need to go to the sewing store today and get a new one.  I can't work without this foot.  I am praying that they have one in stock.

So here is the first one.  This is one of those pre-quilted panels.  I just had to make the binding and attach it.  It is really cute!






I didn't do as much background work on this one,  but I think it came out really nice.  I love the pink on the back and for the binding.  I did the hearts by sewing around a cardstock cut out.  Easy and they look so pretty!




This is my new serger.  I haven't really used it yet,  but will use it mostly for my doll clothes that I make.  This was a Christmas gift from my better half...







This is the third quilt.  It is all done with free motion quilting.  It took a really long time,  but I think my skill has improved overall.  I love the matching backing that goes with it.


I have quite a few more to make,  but I love sewing these panels and I know that they will be appreciated by the recipients.  Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day!

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Ring in the New Year...






Happy New Year Everybody!



May 2018 be Healthy,  Happy,  
and Prosperous for you!

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

My sewing machines are getting a workout...

Some of my sewing "goodies"  
that I have worked on over the last few weeks...


This one is a mug rug for my niece...
She loves the movie "Elf"...




This is a placemat for my 4 year old great niece...
She loves the movie "Frozen"...




The other side...
this was a lot of fun to make...
I used one fat quarter and some other fabric 
from my stash...









This is a pre-quilted panel that my cousin donated to me.  
I put the binding on it,  sew easy.
I love the back of it with the baby characters!
SEW CUTE!


I have some others I will show on the next post.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas,  I did,  for sure.  Had my family over for dinner,  which was wonderful,  and afterwards,  we did a Yankee Swap for presents this year.  Then we did the Saran Wrap Ball game.  That was really fun!  So we had a very nice,  memorable day and everyone was very happy!

I am now looking forward to the new year 
to see how much I can accomplish! 

Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas...


I'm using a lot of my vintage decorations this year...
I just love them...
Enjoy looking!














So,  have yourself a very Merry Little Christmas!!

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mug Rugs...

I've been sewing a lot lately...
I made this mug rug for my sister for her Birthday...
She loves and collects  lighthouses...



I think she will like this and use it,  
and she will think of me when she does! 

I have made more,  but I can't show them all 
because some other recipients may see them.

This is in the mail 
and she should receive it tomorrow.  
I hope she likes it!

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Baby Quilts...


I made a few more baby quilts.

These will go to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU),  at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.  Wayside Sewing in Marlboro, MA sponsors this program and have donated supplies for thousands of these little quilts.  They are to be commended for the hard work and commitment to this wonderful program.  And kudos to all the sewists who have made this all possible.  You are all the best!

They call this kind a string quilt.
I use some of the scraps from the other
little quilts that I make.

I actually showed this one in a previous post...

Another version of the first one...

These are so much fun to make and I love all the bright colors.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you will come back soon.

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean