Janet's Creations

Janet's Creations
Gemma's "I Spy" hexagon quilt

Monday, June 27, 2011

Things I have been working on and finished!

I have been behind in my quilt of the month production. Too busy working on quilts for the family! However, I did  want to get the one for July finished prior to the 4th.  This was a simple quilt in patriotic colors and design - the pattern is called Enigma and it went together super fast, I free motioned quilt using a cranberry thread and also used the new fusible Hobbs 80/20 batting which was a dream to work with.

 This is a jelly roll quilt one again, the fabric is Moda and the line is called Fandango by Kate Spain.  It was a pleasure to sew with - though I need to have a lesson in squaring up my quilt blocks.  I used Connecting Thread's fabric for the backing it was on sale for $ 2.98 a yard.  I also made two pillowcases in coordinating fabric.  I give the gardener at the high school a ride home these days and I was invited to a graduation party for his eldest daughter, Lesley.  So what does one give for a high school graduation - a quilt!

 Another quick quilt for a baby boy named Michael.  This little fella was born on Carnell's birthday!  Rachel - a niece on his former wife side of the family had her third baby in 4 years - yikes better her than me.  This pattern was called Bits and Pieces and was made with fat quarters,  it is free motion quilted and has a blue with white polka dot back.  I hope they liked it.

Our quilting guild was given some tops that had  been pieced by incarcerated women.  The program had shut down due to lack of funding and there was over two hundred tops to be quilted.  I chose this green and blue one.  I used a medium blue thread to FMQ it and some fabric that had been given to me.  It came together nicely I thought.  Our guild will pass these along to a deserving charity.

Here is a Featherweight cozy with matching thread catcher that I made for my bff June in Vancouver.  I loved the fabric and have a matching cozy for my Featherweight here in soCal. I had a great time adapting a pattern I found on the Internet for the cozy and pictured below is the cozy I made for my Sapphire Husky.  I FMQ the fabric to give it more stability.

My Huskie's cozy!

This is a purse that I made for my sister Barbara when she her on vacation in May.  I made the same purse for me when I went to Virginia in April.  Not a hard pattern at all!

1 comment:

  1. Cozies! Very nice job on all of these things mom. I can tell you have been a very busy lady :). Thank you again for all of the help with everything!