Saturday, May 26, 2012

DUP Pillow

I belong to the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and we are getting a new Captain this next year. So I volunteered to make something for our Captain Juana. She loves fancy things so I decided to make it out of Satin and Lace. I wish I would of had more time to make a quilt for her. I guess I have two years to get prepared for when our next Captain leaves to make a quilt. I decided to use the Bernina 830 to embroider something. There are not very many Pioneer designs out there.  I was only able to find one Pioneer design that I thought would work and actually it worked perfect! (Hence, the Sun in the background) Our Camp is called Desert Sunrise so it work perfect. She was delighted with it, which made me happy! She is one of my childhood mentors and means so much to me. That is one reason I attend DUP.
Getting  ready to sew all weekend into Memorial Day! Be prepared to see some finished projects!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Zoom Zoom Quilt

Well I did get this finished in time for the baby shower! Thank goodness! Who ever thought Minky was easy to work with, was crazy!
This is a pieced, appliqued all Minky quilt. Custom Creations came up with the inspiration for this awesome "Zoom Zoom" quilt made with Shannon Fabrics. It is such a cute Minky line of fabric. Amy picked the kit out and bought it  and I sewed it! Andrea did help the last night with the binding. Of course, we got it at Quiltique!  I think it all sewed pretty well together until making the binding. Minky moves so much when you sew that it was hard to get to be straight. There are some great tips for Sewing with Minky on my Pinterest page.  I repinned the tips under my "Sewing" board. I used a yellow minky for the back that I had in my stash.
Also, I am so glad for 505 adhesive spray! There is no way you could of done this quilt without it! I think I used a whole can!
As for Kolton's shower, I think he is going to be one spoiled baby! Which he should be! I think there were way over fifty gifts for him and Ashley.
On to the next project!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Baby "Kolton" Name Banner

This is for my niece Ashley. She is expecting a baby boy June 29, 2012. His name is going to be Kolton Derrell Watson. We have all been busy making things for him. Ashley's baby shower is this weekend.
Kolton's room is done in JC Penneys Jungle Bedding. I found this fabric at Hobby Lobby. It is a stretchy fabric like oil cloth, it is for baby diapers.
I thought the Monkey fabric and the brown, green and yellow fabric matched the bedding perfect. I bought the letters from Quiltique. They are Basic Grey's Chip Board Letters. They worked perfect to make a banner.  I put monkey button on the ends and green, yellow, and brown buttons in between the letters. I will have to say one thing I am tired of using the glue gun. Haven't done that for a while. Hopefully she likes it. I think it will look great hanging on the crib or on the wall some where.
Here is an up close picture of the "K" so you can see how cute the monkey fabric is.
Well, I guess I better get busy finishing a Minkie quilt that I am making for Kolton for my daughter Amy to give as a gift. Hopefully I will get it posted by Friday, since the shower is Saturday!