Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Drawstring Bag for a Sweet Boy

My sister found this adorable drawstring bag pattern online and we decided it would be the perfect bag for the little ones to take toys and snacks to church.

It is.

Fabrics are leftover from this and this.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Letterpress Christmas gift

Our youngest son designed and made these items for me on his Heidelberg press. Love the work he does. Check him out at This is just some of the different kinds of work he has done. He does not have his letterpress web site up and running, as of yet, but once he does....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What a wonderful Idea

Happy Valentines Day!! I know it is February and here I am talking about Christmas, but get used to it. I also have a couple of Christmas cookie recipes I still plan to blog about! hehehe
What a wonderful Idea by myfullcolorlife - Vickie

This darling bed runner was my Christmas gift from one of my sisters. She made us all bed runners for the foot of our beds. This is such a great idea, because then, with a little bit of effort, you can practice all kinds of techniques and fabric combos, even free motion quilting, and have a different look for your bed. I love it!

Bed runner

Friday, February 10, 2012

Birds of a Feather "Nest" Together, Part 2

There she is...all nestled in a lovely quilt sandwich.
Nest Quitl Sandwich
I love the colors in this line. They are deep and rich, a nice contrast to February. :) I think the quilting will have to wait. I have a bunch of practice mini quilts that I want to do first. This quilt is too special to rush.
Nest Quilt Backing
Right now I am leaning toward a simple straight line pattern and mixing in some hand quilting with pearl cotton in a variety of colors outlining the bird or the nest.
Nest Quilt Backing
I also considered a circular quilting pattern, and think it would be fabulous, but I really want to do the hand quilting. Not sure how they would look together. What do you think?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Birds of a Feather 'Nest' Together

Birds of a Feather 'Nest' Together by myfullcolorlife - Vickie

This is my final placement of the blocks. And this baby is all together with a backing in a quilt sandwich waiting for me to decide how to quilt it. Once I work through the photos, I will post those pics.

Love how it turned out!!!! Any suggestions for quilting???