Sunday, November 8, 2009

Panel Quilt Raggedy Ann & Andy

This Baby Quilt is made from a panel. I quilted around the character real close with metallic thread. The thread does not show up good in pictures. I guess it is my cheap camera. Then i quilted around the squares and the center. I am going to hand quilt hearts in the squares where it is just background. Then it will be finished.

This is for my new niece for Christmas.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Car's Quilt

This little Twin Car's Quilt was made from a panel. All i did was add borders. Really fun to make. The back is striped together with 2 car fabric's. I did some machine quilting and i also tied some areas. I stitched around the car and truck cause i wanted them to puff out. This one is for a little boy age going on two. This is laid out on a queen size bed so you can see my twin size is bigger than most. I like to make them big enough that kids can grow up with the quilt. I still need to do a little more quilting in the upper and lower gray area. Then this quilt will be finished.

With Christmas around the corner i am going to be making gifts for family members. Yeah my mind is full of idea's ; but i have 1 baby quilt to make first. (my new niece) I will pit a pic up when it is done.
Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Coke Purse for my sis for Christmas

This was my little project for the week end. Most of my family will get gifts i make for Christmas so i thought i would share this one. My sis collects coke stuff so i think she will like this.

Well having no pattern i got out my favorite thing to use (Reynolds freezer paper) and started drawing till i got one i liked. Here it is so feel free to make yours.

Step1 I cut out the front (coke) and back (black) then some Fusible Fleece. Two for front two for the back. Pressed as the directions say.
Step 2 Then place right sides together and sew together. I used a regular stitch around the outside edge then turned it right side out: pressed again. ( DO NOT SEW THE OPENING ON THE HANDLE) That's the cut out hole.

Step 3 Handle part is next. Around the handle i used a zig-zag. Anyway this makes it thick and strong.

Step 4 I wanted inside pockets so i cut out squares 2 Coke & 2 Red. Sew one Coke to one one Red; turn and press. (i just measured the with of the purse and cut my squares about 2 inches smaller). Step 5 On the inside of one side of the purse i places one and stitched it in place making sure it was in the middle and touching the bottom. Repeat the for the next side. (Please note no Fusible Fleece)

Step 6 Measure the sides from the handle hole to the bottom add 1 inch. Cut your fabric for the two outside sides. Make with the size you want Sew with 1/2 inch seam. (mine is 5 inches). Turn and press again no fleece. (Don't forget to leave an opening to turn it)

Step 6&7 are the hardest because of the thickness..... Place the sides on then the bottom sewing slow slow. Did i say slow. I broke two needles. LOL
Yes i used pin's. Do the bottom the same way.
Mine is done and i sure can make improvements if i make another one. But for now i just hope my sis likes it.
Many thanks. Hope you like. Please feel free to leave comment.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Dora Quilt for Christmas

The last couple of days i have been working on Christmas gifts for family members. I work on theses in between customers quilts. I have a new niece she is almost a year old. Well i decided to use up my scrapes from other quilt projects. So yes i did another Dora Ragged Quilt so i will not explain the making of it. I have already done so on my blog. I also put in a few I Spy's that were left overs too. On the back of this quilt i made rows of one color then alternated with another color. " Gota love left overs". Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Please feel free to leave a comment. Thanks

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I Spy Ragged Quilt

Today i am trying to catch up with my blog. I made 2 of these twin ragged I Spy quilts. My hubby came home from work and asked me to make them for 2 little girls. After hubby told me there story i told him yes. Anyway i made both of these before i made Dear and Tootsie's quilt but i kinda got ahead of myself on posting to my blog.
This is the first one it has Dora/Tweety/Princess/ and other cartoon's squares in it. This quilt was made for the youngest girl.

The second quilt was made the same without the cartoon squares because she is a little older. I think they share the same room so i wanted them to look the same but yet different.
these are done except i have to do the clipping then wash them to start the rag effect.
I will try to explain how i made them so here goes:

First i cut out the squares for the top/batting/and backing all the same size.

Then the sewing started. 1 top square laid onto the batting and backing. Since the squares were small i quilted them together with an X through the layers of each square. Just make sure the top is facing you and the back is away from you.

Next is a little harder to explain. You take 2 quilted squares and have the back side of each square facing each other: you will be looking at the right ride (top) You will sew the 2 squares together from the top side so that the seam is on the top side of your square. 1/2 inch seam. Now when you open this up the back will be finished and the top will have the seam showing. Thats when you know you did it right. You did good. This is what it should look like.

Its a little confusing at first but if you pay attention it becomes a habit. I sewed squares together to make a row across then placed them on the bed so i could see if i liked it that way. I continued to do the rows till it was ready to connect the rows together the opposite way.

After all your rows have been sewed together i sewed all around the outside of the quilt 1/2 inch from the edge to give it strength.The last 2 things to do is clip all layers in between each square about a 1/2 apart but do NOT clip through the stitching. Then last but not least wash and dry to start the ragging effect. Oh Yea clip the outer edge the same way. No Binding unless you want to ad one.
This is what the back on mine looks like.
I hope you enjoyed.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Making Dear & Tootsie's Quilt

For those who don't like to click links this is the quilt I made for Dear & Tootsie. It is a king size and i did the quilt as you go method.

I have for many years done this method all by hand but this was the first time i did all the work on my regular sewing machine. How cool and faster. See below for instructions.
First i cut squares from each of the fabrics.(8 1/2 inches) Second i cut the strips (purple & orange) at 2 1/2 inches. I then sewed one color strip around each square. (as you can see i alternated the colors) This made the square 10 inches. Check your square and square it up if needed.
After sewing all the squares i cut the center batting from cotton fleece (you use what you like) and the backing to 10 inches. Sewing an X shape through each square to quilt the layers together.
Now i did lay my squares out on the bed to get them in the order i wanted. I take paper and number each row and pin it to the square so that when i sew i can keep them in order.
This step may be confusing. To sew the squares together into rows these are the steps i did. (1) see the green strip on top: it is cut 2 1/4 inches wide then pressed in half. The purple strip for the back is cut at 1 1/4 inches (no fold).
Place the top folded strip on top (front side)of square with raw edge lined up with the edge of your square. Take the back strip and place on the bottom of square right side facing up. Sew 1/4" seam through all layers.
Now you open it up. The purple on the back will be sewed to the next square by placing the back of the next square to the right side of the purple strip. see pic below.
You will always be placing right sides of your fabric together.

That for me is the hardest part to explain but there is a reason. When you next open up the now two attached squares the back will be done. Now you are ready to finish the front. You can use any stitch you chose on your machine or you can straight stitch or hand sew the front closed. This is done by (see the green folded strip) it now will flip toward the second square so you can stitch it down. This step closes all the raw edges between the two squares.

You will continue to do this to all your squares across each row. After each of your rows have been done across you will do the same thing to attach the rows in the opposite direction. I made my strips long enough to go The whole length. " yes i did use pins"
Front view
Back view.
The last thing i did was to put the binding on.. Hope you enjoyed.
Please feel free to leave comments.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dear and Tootsie's Quilt

Howdy everyone. Last night was lots of fun. On Ustream .tv i watch Dear and Tootsie open the quilt i made for them. Just to watch there faces was great. So i thought i would share it with anyone who wants to watch. I am not sure how to embed the recorded video here. You can go to and watch.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Twin CheckerBoard Quilt

CheckerBoard Quilt (Twin size)
This quilt was fun to make. It is made from a nine patch pattern. First i cut different sets of colors to make two sets from each color. My strips were cut at 2 1/2 inches. Sewed together with 1/4 inch seam.

Then cut them and stacked them into two sets. (cut at 2 1/2).

Great time for assembly line sewing. Sew all stacks into a nine patch. Press the seams away from the center. You should have two stacks of opposite's.

I chose cranberry/blue/purple for my colors but you can chose any colors you like. The main fabric was one with flowers. I pulled my colors from that fabric. The next step is done by sewing 4 nine patches together. (see pic below) Your block is now ready to strip together. I chose green and placed the flower fabric in the corners. The green strips are cut the same 2 1/2 inch. I chose the purple fabric for the binding.

I alternated each color set in each row. This quilt was stitched on the machine but i hand quilted it together. Should make any young girl happy.

Hope you enjoyed. Got my hubby to hold it up for better light.

Friday, July 3, 2009


I wish to correct the website for Kreativ Blogger Award.
http://imkquilts is wrong it should be
So sorry for my typo.

QuiltsByLee thinks I am Kreative

I have received the Kreative Blogger award from QuiltsByLee! I wish to thank you so much. To all my visitors if you have not been to then you don't know what you are missing. Beautifull work a must see.

Here are the rules for this award:
Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
Link to person who gave you the award.
List seven (7) things about yourself that people may find interesting.
Nominate 7 new Kreativ Bloggers.
Post links to the new nominated blogs.
Leave a comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

Seven things you may find interesting about me:
I just today celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary .
I have 1 daughter that has had 2 liver transplants.
I am a twin.
I have 2 very love-ing grandchildren. They are my life.
I love fabric.
I live in a small country town.
I love quilts/quilting/and other crafts.

Here are 7 blogs i am nominating for this award:

Check them out. I think this is a good way to find other quilters.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Another Sun Bonnet Sue

This Twin quilt was sewed together on the machine then i hand quilted it. Takes longer than machine but still rewarding. I did not zig zag around the doll this time. I did a straight stitch about 1/8" from the turned under edge. (starched and pressed) After the dolls were sewed to the back ground fabric all i did was sew a border around the square. Sewed all the squares together alternating the different color bonnets. This little quilt is reversible. On the back i cut squares out of the fabric i used on the front alternating the colors. For batting in the middle i used flannel. This quilt should be softer each time it is washed. The hand quilting don't show. I used matching thread. Used a straight stitch nothing fancy. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Dora Quilt Easy

Dora Quilt Top

Today i finished the Dora quilt top. It still has to be quilted but i thought i would give instructions on sewing it together for anyone who is interested. Well here goes. I will just use steps.
Step 1 chose your fabric. Cut your squares mine are 4 1/2 inches. I cut out the little Dora's. (thats called fussy cut)

Step 2 cut strips 2 1/2 inches wide in colors that match your fabric.
Step 3 sew one color strip to your square first down each side then across the top and bottom. Your square should look like pic.

Step 4 make as many as you need for your size quilt.
Step 5 Press all squares. I laid mine out in rows then pressed one row all up the next row down so that when i sewed the rows together the seams match up nice and snug. This really helps. It also helps to pin a note to each row as follows row 1 down, row 2 down and so on. This helps keep things organized and makes the next step easier.

Step 6 Sewing the rows together. I sew each block across in row 1 first. Do each across 2,3,4, till finished. Next i lay each row out in order (keep the # on). Again i press one row one direction and the next row the opposite. Next you will repeat except in the opposite. Sewing row 2 across to row 1. Sew row 3 across to row 2 continue till you have all the rows together.
Last i put different size borders color and strips around mine. You can put as many as you like. Do it your way. Here is the finished top.

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Febuary 25 2009

I want to thank my followers . I hope you enjoy the things i make. Please if you have a question feel free to ask. Your comments are welcomed.

Just to let you know i do not advertise nor do i sell my quilts online. I make them for family and friends and for local customers.
I just started this blog to share what i make and hope to inspire others.

I am cutting out my next quilt tonight. Its for a girl and here is a pic of the fabric's. "Now just what pattern do i want to make." Think i will let it be a surprise. (Sorry the pic is not good i used my quick cam.)

Monday, February 9, 2009

SunBonnet Sue Quilts

Welcome Back. Her are the two latest quilts i just finished. They were to be alike but yet different. I really enjoyed making them.

I used a zigzag stitch to sew each doll to the background fabric than framed them with different color fabric. This quilt can be sewed by hand. Hope you enjoy.