Sometimes it’s the random request “could you make this?” that provides the most fun and chance for creativity.
I love making quilts for friends and family. It’s fun to pick out the patterns and colors that they might enjoy while practicing new techniques for quilting.
Over the years, I’ve made so many pillows and pillowcases…it’s time for a nap!
Sometimes I sew at home, but it’s also fun to travel to sew with others. I enjoy sharing this hobby with my mom (and using her large kitchen island as a place to pin projects). It’s also fun to go to a quilt guild event or quilt store to sew with others. Once in awhile, my friends get together and we have Piece and Quiet, a time to do whatever hobby/project you want in community with others (and bonus, we get DQ blizzards at the end of the night!)
Over the year, I’ve made a few items using wine fabrics. The quilt wall hanging/table topper is a gift for my parents but the wine bags and wine coasters are for sale!
Since Aaron works all day at his computer, the wrists need to rest somewhere. How about on a rice bag that can later be microwaved to ease sore shoulders too? He picked out the fall fabrics from my stash, and they turned out looking nice.
The Westside Quilt Guild December Meeting gave me a chance to get to know more people in this group of creative quilters. The tables were creatively decorated with fat quarters and ornaments.
Merry Christmas! It’s so fun to sew gifts for people!
- A remote control holder for two less-used remotes.
- Sequence Covers
- Penguin Potholders
This was made a few years ago, but fun to post it since it was used at Christmas!
I love being creative to make costumes….for Halloween, spirit days at school, 5K races, anytime! It’s fun to get a group together for a theme or get your boyfriend to wear lots of eye makeup (it’s necessary to look like a leopard!)
Check out the best group costumes from some past 5K races: Scrabble Tiles, 8 Crayons and a Box, and Dominos.
Here’s some of my favorite duo costumes: Cruella and her Dalmation, the Leopards, and the Starbucks cups.
And a few other costumes using some unconventional materials.
My students at school helped to create “Heart Healthy” quilt blocks after learning hands only CPR from Legacy Emmanuel and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue staff. I put the blocks together in a colorful quilt which was donated to the new Meridian Park Cardiac Rehab facility as a thank you to their staff and as encouragement to their patients.
This was my first time creating a quilt with drawings. We used fabric markers and crayons, which were heat set onto the muslin blocks. I had taped out the area so all blocks looked uniform in size. The piano key border was done by a parent at the school and the great long-arm quilting was done by the staff at Sharon’s Quilt Attic. The batting was even donated thanks to the Warm and Soft Company.