Friday, February 26, 2010

Quilts For Kids

This quilt kit is from the Quilts For Kids organization. I'm sure you all have seen these kits buzzing around blog land....It's a wonderful program that gives quilts to sick children. I requested my kit last week. As you can see it's very bright and cheery!! :)
I put the top together and quilted it with an all over puzzle piece looking meander.

Here it is all washed and ready to send. They ask that you name the quilt.... I had hard time deciding on a name......(over thinking things again making something simple hard) LOL
I asked my daughter......she suggested...."Go Team Go" Ok sounds good.... the quilt has hockey fabric as the focus......"Go Team Go" it is!!! If you would like to request a kit go here .
It's Friday.........Hope you all have a great weekend!
Happy Stitching

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Kokeshi Stuffie

I made this Kokeshi Stuffie..... It was a fast and fun project! .... Plus it gave me a finish for the month of February....LOL... I found this cute little stitchery as a free pattern here It's by Melly & Me. I've just started easing into the stitchery world....My stitching needs's crooked....(my hands shake).......I have skipped stitches.....( my eyes are bad). :)~
I had fun making it....... Have you ever accidently sewn a project to your pant leg?.....Just curious......I would never do that.....LOL....Ok.....I admitt....I did it!.....heheheh......I have another pattern traced and ready to start....It's by Bronwyn Hayes and it's called.......Vase Of Flowers It's a free pattern that you can find here.....Hope you all are having a great week!

Happy Stitching

Friday, February 19, 2010

Spin Wheel Block Tutorial

If you are interested in making these blocks. I hope this tutorial will be useful.

You will need: 1-(3 1/2 x 4 inch) rectangle... 3-( 2 inch strips) 18 inches long,...6-(2 x 6 inch) rectangles.

1. Fold 3 1/2 x 4 rectangle in half lengthwise. Trim at a 60 degree angle from folded edge to raw edge on both sides.
2. Open rectangle and press.....It is now your hexagon for the center of your block.

3. Sew the 3-(2 inch wide strips) together........they need to be atleast 18 inches long.

Note: The bottom fabric is the background.....The middle fabric will be the star points.
The top fabric will be inner diamond.

4. Trim strip set at a 60 degree angle.

5. Cut 6-(2 inch segments) at a 60 degree angle.

6. Sew a...2 x 6 rectangle to each segment. For a total of 6 units.

7. Trim the right side of unit at 60 degree's, 1/4 inch outside point of center diamond.

8. Turn the block to trim the left side even with the diamond.

9. You now have 6 of these units.

10. Putting it all together

I made a few more of these Spin Wheel blocks. They really do go together fast!! I hope you enjoyed my first attempt at a tutorial.....LOL ;)~ It's Friday! Have a great weekend!
Happy Stitching

Friday, February 12, 2010

Mariner's Compass

Hi Everyone, Oh my..... I have been so sick. It's just terrible...... blah... I'm in a daze from the cold meds. We may actually get alittle snow tonight. Possible 1 or 2 inches........I hope we do it would be nice to look out my window and see it snowing! I need a pick me up.....blah......This is what I'm working on at the moment. A Mariner's Compass wall quilt. It measures 26 1/2" square. Designed by Brenda Henning....if you would be interested in this pattern you can download it for free here It's Friday.....I hope you all have a great weekend! Stay warm :)