Monday, April 30, 2012

Another quilt finished!

Here is another quilt I finished recently.  This was a mystery quilt done through L & L Yard Goods, a local quilt shop.

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I think it turned out really well.  It has already gone to a new home!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Erin's Quilt

First off, today is my little brother's birthday!  I doubt he reads my blog but just in case he does---Happy Birthday John!!!!!!!!!

I posted yesterday that I had some quilts finished.  I have only gotten one photographed.  The handy dandy quilt holders were not here yesterday.  Kids!!!

Here is one that I made for a little girl that I met about a month ago.

This is a Turning Twenty.  This is from Book 5 called Simply Sashed.  I used a FQ Bundle from Connecting Threads.  The quilt shown in the book has used black fabric for the sashing.  I think the white works quite well.

Hope you are having a good weekend.  Going to have lunch with a friend today.  It will be good to see her and see what trouble we can get into (or start)!  LOL


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Christmas 2011 LOL

I was looking at the photos I had on my camera and found photos from Christmas 2011.  That is sad!!!  lol
I had this idea to take some unfinished cabinets my brother left behind before he moved to California and make a Christmas gift for my Mom.  He had started making these cabinets for a house he was building and they weren't in the best condition.  I did get the project done and I had taken a few photos along the way.

This photo is of the cabinet in its rough stage.  I had patched a few screw holes but that was it.  I think this cabinet was originally for the sink but I am not sure.

 Gave it a couple of coats of white paint.  I think it ended up taking 3 coats.  It seemed like 20 but I digress!  lol

Here it is with the top on it.  Used a 2' x 4' piece of plywood that I picked up at Menards already cut to size.  Covered it with fabric and 2 layers of scrap quilt batting.  We also added some casters to the bottom for easy moving.

My stepdad as added some bling to the cabinet since then.  He added a piece to the left side and some slots to hold her embroidery hoops and rulers.  He also added a couple of strips of wood to the back so her large cutting mat slides right onto the back for flat easy storage.

She wasn't the only one to get one for Christmas!  I couldn't make just one!  I had to make one for myself too!  Love it!!!!

Cabinet = Free
Paint = left over from painting my ceilings in the house
Plywood = $12
Batting = scrap from the quilts I have made
Fabric for top = gifted to me from a friend
Casters = $6
Total cost = $18 and time

That is it for today!  2 posts could be a record for me.  I have gotten a couple of quilts finished the last couple of weeks.  So check back tomorrow to see those!


April FMQ Challenge

As you know from previous posts, I have been participating in
SewCalGal's FMQ project. 
This is my April project. 

Hope you have a great weekend!