Christmas Quilt's

Christmas Quilt's
Christmas Quilt's 2011

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Megans Law & A Mug Rug Swap

First Quilt Finish of the Year!

What can I say about this quilt... this quilt was my Megan's Law Quilt. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. I broke needles, my thread kept snapping, my backing fabric was short by 1/2 an inch, ext., ext.. It took me 11 months to finish this quilt, because I would get so frustrated from everything that went wrong. I felt like every time I would start working on it I would run into a new issue. So today when I put the last stitch on the binding I just about did a happy dance!

Over all I am very happy with the way it came out. Yes, there are a few flaws (Megan's flaws) but I think they give the quilt more character. Over the 11 months I that i work on this quilt I grew quite attached to it and I Hope the woman I made this for will love it as much as I do.

Mug Rug Swap

Yay! I am hosting my first swap! So if you want to be a part of my swap leave a comment below and I will get you on the list. Sign ups will be open till the 26th and I will hand out,secret, partners by the 1st. Mailing day will be, can you guess? By the 14th. I am hoping everyone will have their mug rug by the 21st.

-The theme will be LOVE
-Your mug rug should be no bigger than 10 inches
-Have fun with it! Create something for your partner that you would love

So as soon as you sign up I will be emailing you with a questionnaire that I will be passing along to your partner.

Till next time, have fun sewing!

Sunday, December 30, 2012


Every year around this time I spend an entire weekend making tamales. This year I made over 200 of them. I made sweet, meat & red/green chili sauces and  bean & cheese flavors. They came out so yummy!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Fun - Swaps, finishes & Family

Santa Sack Swap

This year I had so much fun with this swap. It started back in July and every moth my partner and I had to send each other gifts and save them till this month to open. It was very hard to not peak!

Here is a pic of everything I got in my sack! Vickie was very generous.
look at these beautiful pins and pincushion she made.
I absolutely love this sewing kit!
Beautiful! Thank you so much for everything you sent me, Vickie!


This is a rag quilt I mad for my Husband for Christmas. Each block has original drawings by our children. 

I made this Advent Calender from an idea I saw on Pintrest (I couldn't find the post to share with you) my kids had so much fun putting the count down numbers up everyday!


Here are a few of the Christmas pictures my family took for our holiday cards this year.  I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and I wish you all a Happy new year!

Till next time, have fun sewing!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Thanksgiving Finish

I started this lap sized quilt last year & I am happy to have finished it this year with enough time to enjoy it before Thanksgiving.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


My mom all ready to clown in the costume I made her. How cute is she!?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Things I've Finished

Lucias Quilt

It's been a few months since my last blog and I have had a few finishes. I want to start with a quilt I did for my friends daughter, Lucia. It is the blue & pink half square diamond quilt. With this quilt instead of using batting I used a fleece backing, also instead of quilting it I tied it. I did close to three hundred ties. It was worth the time I put into it when I saw the Lucia's face, when she saw it.

Tie Dye

Last month, for Dragon Day at the kids school, was Hippie Day. So my friend Shelley and myself made tie dye shirts for the kids. I really like how they came out.

Wall Hanging

I made a Halloween wall hanging for my house last week. I made the backing big enough to make a self binding quilt. Everything you see around the panel is the backing folded over to the front.

The kids really enjoy looking at it and coming up with stories about it.


And last but not least is a picture of my daughter sleeping with one of her quilts. It makes me happy to see my children using and enjoying the quilts I make, with love, for them.

Till next time, have fun sewing!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Back to School

Today was the kids first day back to school. They were so excited to be going back to school after a rather long summer.

I made these candy jars for the kids teacher's as a welcome back to school and a thank you for teaching my children. On the bottom of the jar are pictures of my kids and a piece of felt to protect the jar from being broken against a table.

I have a new calender ready for this years school events and extra activities. I had fun making a felt, white board, eraser with a magnet on it and adding magnet to my dry erase markers.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Clowning Around

This is my mom is her brand new clown costume made by...Me. =]
She is involved in a clown ministry in her home town, she works with needy children, the elderly and she also goes to comunity events and parades.  So, when she asked me if I coould make her a new costume I was so excited to help her out.

Till next time, have fun sewing!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Gifts and A Quilt Top

Happy Birthday to Me

My dear friend Shelley gave me this beautiful hand mad box for my birthday. She aslo gave me two set's of FQ bundles and some lables to personalize my projects. She is such a talented crafter! Thank you dear friend for this wonderful gift!

Santa Sack Swap

This year I am participating in a six month long swap ( Santa Sack Swap ) and I was partnered with Vicki over at A Creative Notion . This is the first package I was sent and I can't even open it! I will have to be tempted wait untill December to open these gifts. It is going to be very hard not to sneak a peak at the packages I will be getting.

Finished Quilt Top

This is what i have been working on this summer. I realy like how it turned out! All i need to do is "stich in the ditch" quilting and the binding, I should be done soon.

New Storage Space

I used to store this stuff in totes and stack it in a corner on my sewing table. My space was getting so cramped  and I was having a hard time keeping my table clean. Also, everytime I went looking for some fabric I would find myself digging to the bottom of the totes and making a mess of my fabric. So I decided to move my things. This pantry/closet was being used more as a catch all space so I cleaned it out and made it my art storage room. I'm so happy to have more space at my sewing table!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

My Temporary Sewing Space!

This summer both if my kids are with their Grandparents, so I'm turning our dinning table into my sewing table. I have several project I want to get done and as you can see I have a few things on the table already. As I get things done I will share them with you. I can't wait to get started!
Till next time, have fun sewing!
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Quilts are for Giving!

Quilts are for Giving is a brand new site for quilters who want to make and share quilts for others. I invite you to jump on over to Quilts are for Giving and join the fun!

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Summer Vacation

Next week my kids will be going away for a month for summer vacation. My daughter is going with my parents to washington and my son is going with my in-laws in L.A.. It will be a long several weeks without them here to keep me company.  They were both worrying about being away, so i decided to make them snuggly blankets to keep them cozy & comfortable.  I hope they will also feel like they have a bit of home with them while they are away from home.

Till next time, have fun sewing!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

More Tie Dye Fun

I have always wanted to dye my own fabric, I've always loved the look of the different colors mixed together. I happened to have several, white, fast quarters, so I got to work dyeing the fabric. I must say, I am quite happy with what I made.

Till next time, have fun sewing!
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