Wednesday, November 30, 2011


More gifts for the grands! I attend a Bernina Stitching Group that meets once a month. This is a pattern I received last year. The aprons are made from hand towels. The bottom of the towel is turned up to form pockets. They are really soft and cute.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Quilt Number Four

This is the fourth storybook quilt and for my greatgrand daughter. They are all going to be Christmas gifts along with a book similar to the quilt story. Each quilt has the grand's name embroidered on it. I quilted each of them with my 830, jumbo hoop, and an embroidery group called Classic Line Quilting by OSED (#12345H). I really like it because it has all the elements needed for a quilt--block, sashing, and border. Now I just have to get them wrapped and labeled!

Monday, November 21, 2011

12 Days of Christmas

The Christmas Tree Skirt is for Mea Bernina's Festival of Trees entry. The designs are the 12 Days of Christmas from a set called "Redwork for Children" by Betty Alderman. It is an older set of designs but they are very beautiful. The tree skirt itself is a blank that is available at Mea Bernina. I enlarged the designs and then used decorative stitches around the top ring of fabric. I hope Mona likes it!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Zipper Pillow

This is a pillow sample that I stitched for the Overbrook Quilt Connection. The Zipper Pillow is in a pattern from Atkinson Designs called "Pillow Trio,"

It is an easy pattern to complete. The front is backed with an iron-on stabillizer and the back has two pieces of overlapping fabric. The back of this pillow is a black-background Asian fabric.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Joy Banner

The "Joy" banner is the project for Bernina's Software Sampler this month. The banner is made with Bernartex Christmas fabric. The background is three large log cabin blocks with a wide border. The rest of the banner is machine applique. It was easy and fun to make.

I had to cut the shapes by hand because the 830 plate for the cutwork tool is on back order.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Behind the Scenes

I know it looks like I have not been doing much, but that is far from true. Last week I worked three days at Overbrook Quilt Connection while the rest of the crew were in Houston. Roxane, shop owner, had purchased some quick project sheets. Since she is having a holiday shop hop and then holiday open house, I made some projects with Christmas fabrics. The first one was an apron made from a tea towel. I chose a dark green check and some green Christmas fabric. Well, on Thursday is sewing day at the shop for a group and one of the ladies bought all the red and green check towels. So I had to make another one from a different towel.

I also made some small cocktail napkins. Then they are folded to look like a Christmas tree. Really cute and easy. I made a mitered placemat from Laurel Burch fabric. It is the post before this one. I also made a traditional-looking gathered apron.

I am also quilting the small quilts with my jumbo hoop for Christmas gifts. I have one to finish the borders and one more to piece and quilt. So I have been busy. I hope everyone has a productive week.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mitered Placemat

Roxane, my local quilt shop owner, has some new project sheets--directions for easy projects. This placemat is one of the projects. I used Christmas Laurel Burch fabric and metallic thread for the quilt lines. Then the oversized-backing is folded to the front. A fast and easy gift.