Dec 20, 2012

Past projects

 Oh my it has been nearly 2 years since I posted on my blog. I have to say it's been a great 2 years and lots of life changes. I moved back to my hometown of Madisonville Ky. I also married my childhood sweetheart. I'm happier then I've ever been. But I really don't want to talk about me. I had much rather talk quilting and sewing. So I think it would be much easier for me if I just share pics of some of the thing I managed to get done here and there along the way. Some are good, some are bad and some I love.

This is a quilt I was commissioned to do. It is 125"x110" Sew big I couldn't get it all in the pic without having to move furniture. So I opted to just fold it in half and get a pic. but that was fine since the other half looks the same as this half.

 Folded and ready to ship. She loves it by the way and I have to say I love it too. I'm thinking of making me one.

Place mats and baskets for my sister. 

 mini for my other sister.           

 Bear quilt for grandson John.

 Quilt for my daughter. This one obviously needed more quilting on it. I think I can still manage that although it is already bound.
 The back.
 Made 2 of these boyish quilts both were donated. One to a burn unit in Texas and another to a shelter for children. I've been meaning to see (since I've moved back to my hometown) if they have any organizations here in our area that I could help out by donation.

 7 stocking, 6 made of the kids and grandmothers clothing fabric. The other one was for the dog.

 Mini for a swap.
 Bandana dress made for Scout.
 Placemats I made for us. Oh that big pile of baby clothes is for another project I was working on in the next pic. She wanted a quilt made of her daughters baby clothes and I was working on making the dots out of them.
 The dots out of baby clothes.
 Postcards made for a friend.
 Well, no sewing here but I did use some homespun in this wreath I made out of an old horn I picked up at a yard sale. I knew when I seen it I wanted to add some greenery, berries and a plaid bow. Was so simple but I love it.

Coasters I seen on Pinterest and liked so much I made us some. 
I do have some more things to share. I'll have to drag the laptop out for those pics. I also have another finished quilt and 2 tops finished up to share but I'll have to get pics of those before they head out to their new homes. I have already started the next 4 or 5 quilts in my head and even have fabrics picked out for them. I almost forgot I have made many bags/ pouches to share as well. I'll have to break out my camera tomorrow. I wish I was a better picture taker. Seems all my pics are either blurry or the color is off. I'm not sure how to set the thing and have probably done something to the settings because I can remember at one time it took pretty good pics. Someone suggested I clean the lens, so I'll be sure to do that first too.
I have missed blogging, I sure have tons to catch up on my love to read list of blogs. I hope I find time to sew in between I know how I lose total track of time once I get started looking at all the pretties everyone is making. 
I also want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and The happiest New Year!


  1. Hi Donna! Welcome back! I always enjoyed seeing all of your fabulous creations... one right after the other!

    Was so glad you commented on my blog - gives me the chance to check up on you now. Merry Christmas!

    BTW - To this day I still get nice comments on the kleenex birdhouse you made me - I just love it!

  2. I'm so glad you are blogging again! I had to look back to see how much I've missed...and I really like the quilt of baby scraps using circles! I'll be checking in on you now that I know you're back. :)

  3. Wow, I am totally enamored with the scrappy hexagon string quilt! How big are the triangles? I just love it!

    1. the triangles are 10" finished I used 1 1/2" strips for this quilt. each hexi measured 20"

    2. Thank you so much! I ADORE this quilt. I hope to make a smaller version (same sized hexagons, but smaller finished quilt).


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