Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cuddly Teddy Bears

Last time I was at the cancer center, they put me in the children's examining room and I would not have recognized it if they hadn't told me. So I am going to spend a little time making some things to make the room more cozy for kids. So I ordered a couple of teddy bears for the room from Great Notions. There is a white one and a brown one and they are cute and cuddly. One says "Superstar" and one says "BFF Best Friends Forever." They are fairly easy to embroider because the body has a zipper and the stuffing can be pulled out. Right now I am thinking about making a kerchief for each one. Then maybe a wall hanging that is bright and cheerful. That room can use lots of work!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Montana Log Cabin

This is the start of a quilt called Montana Log Cabin by Janet Kessler for Benartex. The quilt starts with a silhouette panel and log cabin blocks. It will be a quick and easy throw for someone's Christmas gift. The directions for the quilt can be found on the Benartex site about 2/3 the way down the page. I purchased my panel and fabric at Overbrook Quilt Connection.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

It's Newton Again!

Newton is in the washer for his first bath before being gifted this afternoon. The entire quilt was quilted with my 830 embroidery machine. The blocks and borders are quilted with line quilting designs that I have had for a long time. The sizes were changed to fit the block. The sashing between the blocks is a design I tried to use from the 830. In the end, I put the design in my Designer Plus software and digitized it so I could make it the width and length I needed. My machine worked almost perfectly on this quilt. I am sure the couple of small glitches were operator error and easy fixes. I really love this quilt and hate to give it away. It was a joy to make from start to finish.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Baby Design

In a few week I will get to meet my new great grandson. So I made him some new shirts. The designs came from the Newton Collection of OESD. They are so cute because the designs are only about one inch in size. Yesterday I was busy quilt his Newton quilt. My 830 Bernina is having a fun time with all the work it is doing. I love the jumbo hoop and the new design for tightening the hoop. It just makes hooping so easy. This will be our fourth great, the other three are the cutest girls.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Floral Visions Quilt

This is my floral visions quilt. It is in purples, greens, a smattering of blue, and a soft gray.
I still have four center embroideries to complete. The colors were chosen from the colors in the final border. It was fun to do until I came to the center design. I really struggled to get it centered and had to attempt it several times. I am trying to decide if I want to do another one as a gift and make it for a double bed. A couple of the designs are mine and not part of the original pattern and directions. Floral Visions is a software design package from OESD. You can see the colors and detail better if you click on the photo and make it bigger.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Newton Baby Quilt

This is a baby quilt that I have been working on since yesterday. I purchased part of it as a kit when I saw the fabric while I was in Arizona two or three years ago. Then I ordered more of the fabric online. A new great-grandson is expected this fall, so a new quilt is in order. Newton is the name of the fabric and is the lamb in the panels and the border. OESD, the embroidery company, also put out a collection of Newton embroideries. So I will be adding some designs from that collection. This is a quick quilt and should be completed in a couple of days. The center is sewn but the borders are just stuck to the design wall. You may need to click on the picture to view it in bigger format to see the details.