Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Last Sewing Project for 2010

This fun quilt is for my family. It is made from a "Snoopy's" thrifted sheet and fabric from my stash.



The back is half of a flannel duvet cover....a great thrift store find, 2 quilt backs for one low price :)





close up for better view of colors....



machine quilted....



Back to cleaning and organizing my sewing room....not fun, but very necessary!

See you in 2011.....HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Carolyn

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Quilting Project




I made a bunch of these for Christmas presents this year.....no 2 are alike :)
Used scraps of fabric for the pieced side and Christmas fabric for the other.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a peaceful New Year!
Carolyn

Friday, December 24, 2010

♫ We wish you a.........



.....and a blessed New Year! ♫



With Love,
The Jones Family

Saturday, December 11, 2010

"Pretty in Purple" Diaper Bag

This diaper bag is made from prequilted fabric, purple flower on one side and the coordinating stripe on the other. The purple fabric is used to cover the raw edges of the quilted fabric.



Inside, a zippered pocket and .....



2 large slip pockets.



This one is a Christmas gift for my son-in-laws co-worker. Hope she likes it!

Back to sewing a few more Christmas gifts :)
Carolyn

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Baby Girl Diaper Bag

This baby girl diaper bag features 3 front pockets.....



and 2 inside pockets.



I also made a burp cloth and mini cuddle blankie.



Thanks for stopping by.....two more diaper bags to go :)
Carolyn

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Birthday Quilt

I made a quilt for my younger daughter's 18th birthday. It's a quilt for her to use at college, it's not fancy but it is warm, cuddly and cute.

The pieced side features fabric with music themes, she's planning to major in music performance, she loves to sing :)


The back side is fleece that looks like an indian blanket.


(close-up of machine quilting)


Happy Birthday sweetie!!!

Carolyn a.k.a. Mom :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New style diaper bag


This diaper bag is large, very functional and cute too.



The inside has 2 large pockets.



I also included a burb cloth and mini-cuddle blanket.


And best of all, the recipient loves it :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Carolyn

Monday, November 8, 2010

Diaper Bags Galore........

Over the next few months I will be making and gifting 4 diaper bags with accessories. Seems it's the season for babies :)

This diaper bag is a standard style that I make, 2 front pockets, and an elastic topped pocket on each side panel.



Black bags are so hard to photograph so here's a close-up of this fabulous fabric, it has a nice sheen and texture.



The inside features 2 pockets on one side and a zippered pocket on the other side (note green ribbon attached to the zipper pull) for small and/or personal items.



I also made a burp cloth (a prefolded cloth diaper with flannel sewn on the center section) and a mini cuddle blankie with teether link.



Thanks for visiting and stay tuned for more diaper bags....I will most likely be trying some new styles so I don't get bored :)

Carolyn

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I WON........

....2nd place with this bag, actually both my entries tied for 2nd place, and each person can only with 1 prize so, they selected this one.......



I picked up my bags and already spent the $25 gift certificate prize.....yes, I'm addicted to fabric :)

Thanks for your support!
Carolyn

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bag contest entries.....


I made 2 bags to enter in the 5th Annual Fall 2010 Hand Bag Contest at Old Trail Fabric's in Selinsgrove. The rules allow for submitting 3 bags, but my 3rd bag isn't finished yet.

The striped one is a shoulder bag/purse, with a snap closure. The ribbons can be untied to allow the bag to expand.


Lots of pockets inside, 3 slip and 1 zippered....




The purple 'retro' fabric bag is a super-sized tote with rick-rack trim. Big enough for a weekend away....oh how I wish :)


Also with 2 slip pockets and a divider....



The contest ends Saturday, so I'm dropping mine off tomorrow.
Wish me luck!
Carolyn

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Quilt for "Grandma"

My best friend is going to be a Grandma soon. I just had to make her a quilt 'cause that's how I celebrate! :)




This is an extra special quilt, it is made from the scraps of the signature quilt I made for her daughter and son-in-law's (the soon-to-be parents) wedding. The original quilt patches were signed as a guest book and then assembled into a memory quilt. So this new quilt commerates the marriage and the new baby!


(The wedding guest book, memory quilt.)


Thanks for stopping by!
Carolyn

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Crib set + diaper stacker completed !





This was a fun project, I love the fabrics the new mom selected :)









I used the left over fabric to make the quilt and the toy.

Thanks for stopping by!
Carolyn

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Quilting Sneak Peak


I'm working on a small quilt, as a gift, so I can't show the front, but I'm loving the way the design is showing up on the back. The swirly effect is free-motion, sort of like doodling with a sewing machine and the straight lines are done with a walking foot.




I'll share the finished project soon :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Carolyn

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The latest project from my sewing room.......

....and I didn't even make it (gasp!)

My younger daughter made this denim and flannel "quilt" (I did assist as well as one of her friends).
front view, love the flannel shirt and jeans look!


back view, mostly scraps :)


Thanks for stopping by!
Carolyn