Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Design wall miscellany

Some manly blocks at the top, tiny scrap blocks on the right,
 Goldfish blocks for my new grandson's quilt (Ezra's little bro, Finn, was born 9/11!)
 and some randomness which might become mug rugs.
Then I have this pinned right by the doorway.  I try to remember to pause and read this every time I'm leaving my sewing room.
xo  ~ Jodi ~

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Double-sided quilt

Well, seems I've finally made some time to tarry with this blog of mine.  Here is a mystery quilt I made with my Monday night quilt group:
 This is actually the second side, which I designed myself.  I go for the simple and easy.  
 I love this barn, and look at the reflection of the sky and leaves and outbuildings in the windows.

  My husband is the patient quilt-holder. 
 And this is the first side, the mystery side.
  I never loved the fabrics, but my sister did, so she is now the owner of it.  All of the fabrics were purchased at RYCO in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

and a couple more pics of the quilt indoors (okay, several more)  :-)

 I rented a longarm machine at Mad About Quilts in Mansfield, MA - what fun!
 Can you see what I wrote?  "Made with love by Jodi  2013  Diane"

 This border fabric is a gorgeous batik.
I hope my sister Diane gets lots of enjoyment and warmth under this quilt.  It sure has much love and affection stitched into the layers for her.
xo  ~ Jodi ~

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Anna Maria Horner Figure 8 scarf

Beware, lots of pics because I LOVE these fabrics.

 This side is all AMH velveteen
 And these next pics are all of the cotton side:

 See my label?  My daughter and son-in-law gave me a whole bunch of these.  They're from gutenTAGS, an Etsy site.  Very quick and easy to sew into a seam.  Thank you again, Tara and Matt!

 Isn't this fabric cool?  Is this hieroglyphics?
More from the cotton side.  This scarf was a graduation gift for a sweet young woman in my church who has a real heart for God, and children.  She is on her way to becoming a nurse practitioner. Her mom told me she likes peach.  I hope she likes the scarf and it keeps her warm with the upcoming winter (sorry to mention that, although I know some of you are just moving into summer.)
Have a blessed day!  ~ Jodi

Friday, August 2, 2013

Red white blue yellow baby quilt

I showed you this quite a number of months ago, but it was only a top at the time.  Now it's a complete quilt.  Isn't it wonderful when that happens eventually?

Here's a closeup of some of my FMQ'g.  Not TOO bad.  I got lazy on some of the blocks and didn't draw any lines so they leave a bit to be desired.  Some of these fabrics are Denyse Schmidt's.  And can you see the bicycles, scooters, and tricycles?  (Not sure on the designer of that one - sorry)
 This quilt is going to a little girl, Makenna.  I'm hesitant to give it to mom, though, because it's not all pink and girly.  This is mom's first child and when I look at FB, there's tons of pink.  I hope she likes it anyway.  I think it's feminine, but maybe I should not have used the blue/red/white stripe, or so much light blue on the back.  
(Psalm 127:3:  "Children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.")
I think from now on when I make a quilt for someone, they have to come shopping with me!  (Or shop my stash  :-))  Although actually I made this for someone who wasn't finding out the gender of their baby so it needed to be neutral.  I don't think I accomplished that, though.  But then, again, I can't decide on this quilt, is it boy or girl?  I was going to say, you be the judge, but it's already earmarked, and labeled, for Makenna, so it is what it is.  Okay, I'm done obsessing about it, sorry!
 My hubby did the holding of the quilt for me in case you're wondering whose feet those are.
Have a wonderful day!  May you bless and be blessed!  ~ Jodi 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cotton Candy

 I purchased this kit from over a year ago because I fell in love.  The pattern is by Julie Stockler.  Oh, and did I mention that grandson number two will be here at the end of August?  So, because these fabrics are so not boy, at least not in my little speck of earth, (not to mention, my daughter, grandson's mom, does not love this quilt like I do), I'm making it for some dear friends' daughter who had a baby girl, Olivia, back in May.
 Even though I have about, ahem, ten other projects going that I need to start/finish, I just had to make little Olivia a quilt.  I hope to meet her soon!
 I didn't realize that the pattern has you, me, really, sew each little 2 1/2" square together separately.  I thought it was going to be done like a trip around the world.  Note to self:  check out how a quilt kit is put together before purchasing.  Ha!  It's fun anyway, just a bit tedious.  And with all these Kaffe Fassett fabrics, who can go wrong!  I love the paperweight fabric in ANY color, they're all gorgeous!
Nice tarrying with you for a bit this morning.  May you have a blessed day!  Jodi

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bloglovin fix

Please disregard this post.  It seems I failed to claim my blog properly, (whatever that really means)
so here goes again.   I will be back again soon! 
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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Claiming my blog on Bloglovin

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The below quilt blocks are made with men's shirts that were either given to me or I purchased at Saver's or Salvation Army stores. 
 I'm making it for one of my son's best friends who has often been interested in my quilting and I know would like a quilt but doesn't want to come right out and ask.  Some of the fabrics are very funky.  I think once it's all put together it will be kind of cool.  I'm using a pattern from Bonnie Hunter's book, "Scraps and Shirttails, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle"

                                                                      I hope he likes it!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fat quarters?

Aren't these pretty?  My husband thought they were fat quarters.  They're actually washcloths from Home Goods - too pretty to disturb so I think I'll just enjoy the view for a bit.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Monday night quilt class

These first two bags are made/being made by Sue.  She's having fun doing all the fancy stitching on it.

Paula made this batik blue one:
And this partial quilt below is by Priscilla.  I love the ferny fabric but can't remember who designed it.

That's all for now!
~ Jodi ~