Urban Couture Quilt for Kelli

July 9th, 2011

So Kelli’s birthday was a looooong time ago, and I still haven’t given this to her! Every time I see her, I forget to bring it. Ack! Here’s the quilt being held up by my daughter and her friend who shall remain nameless:

For Kelli: Front

I used one jelly roll of Basic Grey’s Urban Couture fabric line by Moda. Here’s the back:

For Kelli: Back

For the quilting, I used my favorite color-changing thread by YLI. It goes from cream to brown and back:

For Kelli: Close-up

And the close-up of the corner:

For Kelli: Close-up corner

I haven’t been quilting for a while…still trying to get used to my new job. But I’m sure I’ll get back to it soon!

Chairs To You Card

May 29th, 2011

Before May ends, here’s a card with May’s Stamp of the Month:
Chairs To You
All items from Close To My Heart unless noted otherwise:
Stamp set: Chairs To You
Inks: Black, Desert Sand, Copic Markers
Papers: Kraft, Bamboo, White Daisy, and Cocoa cardstock, Wings Creative Basics Collection
Other: Buttons and Waxy Flax, Border punch from Stampin’ Up!

And Jax says,
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“These reusable bags can be reused as my mat. You weren’t going shopping, were you?”

Mug Rug

May 12th, 2011

I wanted to make a small mug rug (or coaster) to take with me to my new job (yay!). This was made entirely from scraps (even the batting and binding) and turned out to be only 7″ x 7″.

Mug Rug - Before

But it is missing something… It needs a weird cat button in the corner!

Mug Rug - After

Thanks Kokimama for the cat buttons! Here’s the back, also made from scrap backing:

Mug Rug - back

And Mittens says,
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“I don’t like this new kitty.” *mmrow* *bite* *hisss*

Mini-Quilts for Rima

May 6th, 2011

I got a request from my mom-in-law for three little quilts to help cover her chair. She gave me a Moda Layer Cake called Collection for a Cause – Tradition by Howard Marcus. I used it to make these:

Mini-quilts for Rima

I got the backing on sale at my favorite online store – The Fabric Shack.

Mini-quilts for Rima - backing

I used plain Beige thread for the quilting:

Mini-quilts for Rima - close up

And now the results! Here is Rima’s chair before:

Rima's chair - before

And here’s Rima’s chair after:

Rima's chair - after

And Mittens says,
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“I know I’m not allowed on there, but I know my fur is on it anyways.”

You Rock, Matthew!

May 5th, 2011

The last kid’s birthday card! At least for now. Happy Birthday Matthew! This is one of those stamp sets that I’ve used a lot but never did any card club cards with. I’m not sure if my club ladies are really into this sort of thing… Ladies, please correct me if I’m wrong.

You Rock Card
All items by Close To My Heart unless noted otherwise:
Stamp set: You Rock
Papers: You Rock level 2 paper pack
Inks: Chocolate, Olive, Creme Brulee, Tulip
Other: Pewter Big Brads

Here’s my next project. It was too small to put on the quilting frame, so I took the machine off the frame and quilted it separately. When was the last time I machine quilted this way? I can’t remember.
table runner in progress
I’ll have a photo of the completed product soon!