Breast Cancer Awareness Quilt

Last year I donated a gift certificate for a handmade quilt to a silent auction. They were raising money for the Shoals Gospel Choir. I was contacted by the winner in September. She requested that I make her a quilt that had a breast cancer theme. She is currently under going treatment for the awful disease.

I wasn’t quite sure what quilt pattern to use but knew I wanted pink as the main color. I looked through a few books for inspiration and came across the friendship star block. I knew that was the one.

I made eight of the friendship star quilt blocks. The white background has a vine with pink hearts. For the center block I wanted something inspirational. I embroidered Philippians 4:13 in black and two pink ribbons on either side for the center block.

Here is the finished quilt. I free motion quilted around the two pink ribbons and stars. I machine stitched the binding on the front and hand stitched the binding on the back.

Chevron Fabric Oh My

I love love love getting goodies in the mailbox. I used to participate in a lot of swaps so I was frequently getting little surprises. Not so much any more. I had to sale way back when Andrew came along. This picture is my latest purchase from Etsy. I am trying to build up a small stash of Chevron Fabric.

The yellow polka dot and purple chevron fabric are for a t-shirt dress that I am working on.

These are pictures of a few of the items I have stitched out recently. My Janome is getting lots of love.

 

Sew Crazy

Thanks to picmonkey I created a collage of the projects I have made since the kids started back to school. Andrew started kindergarten, Josh started 5th grade, and drum roll please Timmy started college. I know crazy right. People give us crazy looks when we tell them this. We get told that we don’t look old enough to have a boy in college. Which I always say Thank you to. Timmy came home last weekend for a visit. Tim, Timmy and I went out to eat lunch and then to a local store. The lady behind the counter asked if my hubby and son were brothers. Imagine the surprise on my hubbies face. That is a new one. It made his day for sure. The house has been so quite. I love it. I am not a mushy momma. I didn’t tear up when the boys started kindergarten. I embraced it. The first week the silence took some getting used to. Now I get up and look forward to uninterrupted sewing or working. I haven’t been able to use my embroidery machine much since I got it. I have used it more in the past three weeks than I have in the 1 1/2 years that I have had it. I have also meet with some ladies at church and we have managed to sew around 25 dresses. The dresses are going to an orphanage in Haiti. One of the ladies from church is going with a group in November for a week. Our goal is 50 dresses. The other ladies are buying some shirts for the boys. It brings a smile to my face thinking about beautiful little tan babies wearing these dresses. It feels great to do something like this. God is so good. The pictures of some of the dresses we made are a little blurry.

Any who. That is what I have been doing. Going Sew Crazy.

Fringe Giraffe Applique Design

I did a practice run with a fringe giraffe applique design that I purchased from Applique Alley. I love her applique designs. I was worried about ripping out the bobbin stitches to get the fringe look. It was easier than I thought it would be. I love how it turned out. Now I am ready to sew it on a burp cloth. She is having a sale right now. The designs are .87 to $1.00.

I love this embroidery and applique design. I first stitched it on a shirt for Andrew. Today I stitched it on a burp cloth.