Thursday, November 20, 2008

life in the fast lane...

Seems like I had almost given up all hope on the blogging world. My life has been super hectic the past few months! With the new business, a baby, cleaning house, maintaining the quilt store's website, and quilting for people. I just zonk out at night! Here is a little of what I have been up to. I'm trying to get some Christmas gifts done now, so I won't be sharing everything.

Since my camera is almost always attached to my neck, I decided to make me a prettier strap. I used Heather Bailey's new fabric line and stitched this up.

I made this flannel blanket for Maxton. I used the minkie fur on the back. He loves his new blankie...he will lay his head on it and feel the softness.

I used this Santa panel and quilted it for a wall hanging. My goal this year was to make more seasonal quilted projects, so this was just one of my many projects planned.

My new niece was born on Nov 18th. We were not so certain on the gender while I was making this, so I figured this quilt would suit either. I used Baby Genius 2 and added borders. I used minkie on the back since I can't resist the softness. Now little Mattie Rae will have a cozy comfy quilt all to herself. I now have 4 nieces (2 of which (from the same mother) were born in 2008) and 1 nephew: Mindy 11, Austin 9, Macie 7, Ava 10 months, Mattie 2 days

I made this Christmas quilt for my couch. I bought all the top fabric at the Minnesota Quilt Show in Rochester for a total of $12! I did the quilt in one afternoon and quilted one afternoon. This was my first time quilting with loops.

I had always wanted to hang some ice skates as decoration, so I found a couple old pairs and jazzed them up a bit. I cleaned them, painted red polka dots, black antiqued them, glued some fur on the ankles for cuffs, then laced them with some funky fur cording I bought at Walmart. I plan to keep a pair for myself and sell the other pair at The Little Red Hen.
Hopefully I can set a time to regularly blog now.