Sunday, February 24, 2013

everything's coming up daisies

 This is my second shot of Bibelot using the daisy fabric.  I've got a couple of wonky areas I need to sort out.  I'm going to border with a slim yellow border and then more blue daisies.
This is my first Bibelot, quilted and bound.  I gave it to Abby, our Lhasa Apso, because I was unhappy with it.  It actually looks okay.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Weekend work

 Got some free-motion quilting practice in on my Bibelot Schnibble.  The quilting isn't great-cats teeth in some places-but at least it's done.  I made a slimmer binding for this-two inches instead of 2.5.  I like the slimmer look.

I'm going to make another one of these Bibelot's in the same fabric but with a different layout.  I just love this combination.

I've gotten a head start on my Easter quiltings.  This is a mini quilt I picked up at the Houston Quilt Festival last fall.  The applique is just fused on right now.  After I finish the Bibelot and it's next rendition I'll get busy on this one.  It came with a ton of cute little buttons.  I can't wait to play with those.

Monday, February 11, 2013


I'm really pleased to have finished this one!  I've been wanting to make it for so long.  I have realized that I really need to practice some free motion quilting on the Janome.  I had to rip out every bit I tried to do and ended up using my walking foot and stitching in the ditch to quilt this.

Monday, February 04, 2013


Finally finished my Madeline Schnibble.  I used French General Rouenneries.  Looking at the picture, it looks like the left side is curved outward.  I will have to check that tonight.  I'm going to run to the LQS to  buy some backing today and try to at least get it sandwiched tonight.

I had a lot of trouble with the flying geese.  I guess I need to make the Summer Day Schnibble-I should be an expert in flying geese after that!


 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!