Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dolls and quilting

This is a doll I made for the primative Americana challenge On Cloth Doll Artistry. I used new fabric but vintage lace pieces. We all used the same pattern made by Sherrie Nordgren. I had fun making her. She didn't win but I was happy with her.

This is a doll I made for the School Doll Challenge at CDA.  The pattern is by Lizzie Dodd. She is 7 inches high and dressed in Vintage laces and cloth pieces. She is a Victorian schoolgirl from 1900's. I named her Diane after my mom who had lovely long brown hair.
These are some placemats I made for Christmas for our TV dinner wooden trays. We alway eat in front of the TV my hubby and me! I experimented with the quilting on these.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

This is a bag I made for my friend's birthday. It has an elastic top pocket on each side of the outside of the bag. It is a zipper closure. The inside has a zippered pocket and a simple pocket with different size openings.

Here is the inside view         
This is a pin I made to go inside the purse as you can't give an empty purse as a gift!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Baby quilt

My niece just had a baby girl. I made this quilt for her. It is bright but I love bright colors for a baby. I think it is stimulating!

It has been hot here in Northern California. Thank goodness we don't have the humidity of the mid west and east coast. It makes those 100+ days easier to get thru.  I have been inside a lot so am getting a lot of sewing and crafting done!

Monday, July 12, 2010

July Challenge

Here is the table runner I made for Amanda's Christmas in July challenge for the month of July. It is made from a Moda charm pack called '12 Days of Christmas'. I don't usually do blue for Christmas but these fabrics are great!!

Fourth of July quilt

Here is a quilt I made from blocks I won at my guild's block of the month. I won them a couple of years ago and finally got around to putting them together. About time Hey! LOL

Sunday, July 4, 2010

This is an apron I made for my Mother in law's birthday which is July 4th! She loves owls so I used some cute owl fabric I had! It has row of pockets all along the bottom.

row round robin

This is a quilt made by me and 7 other ladies. It was my quilt guilds round robin last year. We made a row every month for someone else's quilt according to what they wanted. All the info and first row and each succeeding rows were in an envelop passed on each month. At the end of 8 months we got our own envelop back and could put together our quilt. I chose colorful batiks and gave the gals the freedom to choose how to do their row.  I made the fifth row down as my starting row. I think it turned out great!

Last penguin ornaments

nine ladies dancing
ten lords a leaping

eleven pipers piping

 tweleve drummers drumming
Well, I have finished all twelve days of Christmas ornaments now. Here are the last four.