Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!

I am skipping my Valentine's day craft today cause i am fighting a head cold, so i am posting pictures of the "finished" towels.  This was my very first time doing "Embroidered Applique" and I have to say, I'm in love with how it came out (Emily's Y came out alittle to far over, but for my first time, It's awesome) ...I have the matching hand-towels and wash cloths for these (but they are not done yet)...  I also planned on putting cute little embroidered applique designs on them as well..but I like them as they are.    I purchased the font at  a new favorite website of mine called http://www.embroidery-boutique.com/  I can see myself getting alot more from them as the days follow :-)

These are going to be great for house-warming gifts, baby gifts, summer beach towels, Clothes...you name it...the sky is the limit with these.  I have some other towels and such that I will be able get to and post about shortly.

Anyway...Enjoy your day and hopefully everyone will find some time to spend with their loved ones :-)


Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Friday - time for alittle Fun

Saw these in the store and immediately thought of something cute to do....

Stay tuned!!!!!

Anyone have any cute plans for the weekend???

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Do i have a favorite quilt that i have made???

Good afternoon everyone, someone recently asked me if out of all the quilts i have made...Do I have a favorite one???...Simple answer is YES i do.  The quilt i am posting was made close to a year ago...I have since named it "Lets meet half way"  This quilt type is known as a French Braid... I saw one in a magazine, now anyone who knows me, knows, that when i see something i truly love,  OCD kicks in and I HAVE to figure out how to make one for myself and I will not rest until it is done.... Well that is what i did.  I went to my most favorite quilt shop in Clinton NJ called Kindred Quilts....Picked up 14 or 15 different Batik color coordinated fabrics (batik fabric is generally hand dyed fabric from Bali) There is no other fabric like it on earth, I don't use it often, but when i do, either two kinds of quilts come to mind, a Bargello and a French Braid (i'll show you a Bargello at a later time)  So I came home was determined to make this thing...I did, and I made it big.  

There was no future home planned for it when i made this beauty.. I made it..well...just to see how it would turn out. You know what...I'm in love...I couldn't possibly use it, i just sometimes just stare at it and run my hand across the beautiful batik fabric.  It was an expensive quilt to make and I just can't let it go.  I actually get sad, because i so desperately want this quilt to have a good home and to be used and seen and admired...but here is sits, folded up.  It's my favorite and it's clear i have issues LOL.

Anyway, here are some pictures of it...the pictures are as follows: when the top was first started, and then got completed (reminds me of a stained class window in this picture), then another picture is of the back put on and quilted, and the final picture  is of it hanging at a quilt show over the summer...Honestly -  i could have started at it forever at the show.

Issues...who me??? LOL

Have a great day everyone!!!


Saturday, February 4, 2012

1/2 way there

ok...now the paper is on and waiting for them to dry to attach ribbon to the back of each one to hang in her room :-)
Linking to

Today is a day of Decoupage

As you know we are re-doing my daughter Emily's room....We were in Michaels the other day and saw wooden letters...The idea hit me...I grabbed the letters in her name and she picked out some cute scrapbook paper, I picked up some mod podge and brushes...

Stay tuned - I think they will turn out very cute!!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

I've been asked about a "sports theme" quilt

Now i am a die hard Rangers Fan and Nascar (Tony stewart), fan, but other sports...not so  much.  I was asked to make a "man" quilt for her husband who loves Football (Giants), Hockey (devils) and Baseball (mets).... Those were my choices.  Being how it is SUPER BOWL weekend...I chose to make a "Giants" quilt  to see what she thought.  Well she LOVES IT.  The colors will be "tweaked" alittle and some other things are going to be added, but this is the basic design.  Off to work up a quote and hopefully if they agree...get it started this weekend!!!

Thanks for looking...Have a great day!!!!

The Celtic Quilt is done and shipped

I've been frantically getting a quilt done for a customer who wanted this quilt for his mom's upcoming birthday....This was a quilt that i have never made before and was such an awesome challenge.  Lots of little pieces and it came together beautifully.  We even added some embroidery as a little something "extra" We started with his mothers name and then he decided he would like her grandchildren's names on it as well.  As you can see, it made quite the difference on the quilt..

If someone asks about a quilt and has a design in their mind, it will do it and help you achieve what your vision is...My goal is to help get what they see in their mind.

I took several pics of the quilt and closeups of the embroidering.

Have a great day everyone and Thanks for stopping by!!!"