Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I have had so much fun sewing for my grand- babies.  I recently made these adorable black velvet booties.  They are very easy to make - really they are.  It only takes about 15 mintues a shoe.  I did my own cross-hatch quilting about 1/2" apart with the velvet fabric on top, a cotton polka dot on the back and a layer of warm and natural batting sandwiched in between. 

Jayne was visiting one day and I had to stop at my local quilt shop for fabric.  She was so excited to see the hundreds and hundreds of bolts of fabric.  I told her she could pick her favorite and then I would make her a dress.  She told me exactly what she wanted and picked the eyelet trim for the bottom.  So of course when I finished her dress I had to make a second dress to match for the baby.  And, of course a matching diaper cover from eyelet fabric to match.  You can find the perfect pattern for the diaper covers here.  I've got the cutest grand babies in the world.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Yes - especially when you get a new PFAFF!  I recently scored a great deal on Craigslist for a Pfaff 1200 grand quilter and frame.  The guy had bought it and thought he would add quilting to his in-home embroidery business but never got around to it.  So it sat in his garage for 2 years.  He had no idea how to use it and could tell me nothing about it.  So I took it to my local Pfaff dealer to show me a few details, watched the DVD and then set it up.  Spent half a day just playing with it and then took on my first project.  It was a blast!  I have done machine quilting for years on my regular sewing machine so to be able to stitch 1600 stitches per minute was just amazing.  This quilt is actually from a pattern you can find at the Moda Bake shop called the Lumiere table runner.  I made it for my sisters birthday.  She has a large round table and wanted a large square size table topper.  So just changed the size of the center to square instead of rectangle and then put in on the frame to stipple.  It turned out great and I'm excited to put the next quilt up tomorrow.  The next one will be Taryn's first quilt she made from the French General collection.