Wednesday, December 15, 2010

This and That

My sister-in-law, Geri, had a small boutique for Christmas. I found out that all she had to sell this time were hair bows. I told her she needed to have the whole family or friends make things to sell in it and came home and started making a few little things for her next one she said she was having in the Spring. Then she called a couple of days ago and said she decided to have one today! So I hurried and made 34 hotpads for her to sell. Good thing they are easy and fast to make.
Then I made another quiet book and a few "tag alongs". The tag alongs are favorites of babies. The fabric is minke or flannel so is soft and cuddly. Then the tags of ribbon sewn all around have texture also. Of course I didn't have time to get a few little baby quilts made for it but I'll be working on them for the Spring.

My grandson, Spencer, called me a couple of weeks ago and told me he needed a new Indian costume. I made him one a couple of years ago and it had worn out since he wears it so much. This time he told me to go up in the mountains, kill an animal, skin it and use the skins to make the clothes because that's what real Indians did. Like I'm going to do THAT. So I used flannel that looks a little like leather. It turned out pretty good. Luckily you can't see my mistakes and I hope he doesn't notice them either.

This is a Christmas quilt I made a couple of years ago for a store to advertise their pattern and fabric. It turned out pretty good.....EXCEPT....the store added the backing and quilting. I was quite disappointed in the fabric they chose. PLAIN WHITE with red thread quilting. A nice soft green or red flannel would have been so much cozier.
Best get busy and finish my Christmas shopping so it will get to families on time.
Happy Quilting! Lynda

Monday, December 13, 2010

What? More bindings!!!

Even I am tired of bindings (and I really enjoy sitting in the cold evenings with a quilt over my lap as I bind away). This red and white, all Minke quilt is for Janine too. The binding was a bit tricky. We were told to just fold it over and tack it down but it automatically wanted to roll under so that is what I did. It's a thick quilt and will be a warm and cuddly gift for someone.
And this quilt, also for Janine, is just about the last of the CrAzY EiGhT fabrics. She used green Minke on the back of it.
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Now to finish off some little items for a craft boutique that my sister-in-law is having on Wednesday and work on an Indian costume for one of my grandsons for Christmas. That is all he wants! I made one for him a couple of years ago and he has outgrown it.
Happy Quilting! Lynda

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Bindings, bindings, bindings! I got a couple of bindings done for my friend, Janine. These are quilts made out of "Crazy Eights" fabric that we bought a year ago. She uses Minke on the backs of her quilts and it makes them so soft and feel good.

Same fabrics for 2 of mine. I added a border and used flannel on the backs. One is dark green and red and the other is light tan with green pinecones. These will be in the mail to California today to a couple of our sons. That makes 4 sons with Christmas quilts this year. Not as I had planned in January but I am quite satisfied.
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Now back to 2 more bindings for Janine (one of them using the same fabrics!) and the other all Minke. Janine came over last night and said she still has about 4 yards of the fabric that I used on the borders. She tried to pawn it off on me but right now I'm a little tired of looking at it!!!
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Happy Quilting! Lynda

Friday, December 3, 2010

Oh the JOY!

You all know the type of person who is such a JOY to work with or be around. That is Natalie! She makes coming to work fun because she is always so upbeat, happy and excited about everything. We always tease her when she calls patients at the end of the day to see how they are doing and when they say they are doing well she says....."Grrreat" (just like Tony the Tiger). A couple of nights ago Janine and I gave her "Uniform Wonkyness" and boy was she excited. She has been excited to see it ever since she gave me her old worn out uniforms. You should have seen the excitment and joy on her face when she opened it up. It was worth the effort to make it for sure! She made us feel like we were the best ever. What fun to give to someone who is so appreciative of the gift.

Happy Quilting! Lynda