Saturday, November 24, 2012

 My Christmas Village ( OESD designs) is slowly growing.  This is the latest addition, the Bakery. 

Done using the Bernina 830E sewing and embroidery machine.
This is applique and lace. Each piece is embroidered separately then attached using the small tabs that are sewn in the design. Needs a little pressing to help keep the shape straight and sharp. Putting small candleless lights inside the bakery help it have a glow through the lace.
Pictures make it look a little rough, but since this photo was taken, it has taken a firmer shape.

I found this alphabet panel at Hearts and Hands Quilt Shop, and thought of the two youngest little girls in our family.  Sophia is Bill's Great Granddaughter, lives in Massachusetts, she is 1 year and 8 months. She will receive this at Christmas from me and her Papa.
I made it into a growth chart, thus the hanger that reads "I'm This Big".  Her name was  made using the letters from AccuQuilt Go die fabric cutting system. I appliqued it to the top.  The large yellow rectangle at the bottom says "Now I've said my ABC's tell  me what you think of me'.  I wanted to add a fabric tape measure, but couldn't find one to buy so I had to make one out of Twill tape, used the 9mm sewing stitch width of my Bernina 830 machine to make the numbers.
I am going to make one for Leona as well. She will be two this December 2nd, and is growing like a weed.  I am really thankful for the age of technology we live in so that I can use Skype to have video conference calls with family and friends.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

According to Amelia- who is almost 6yrs old, she is now a BIG girl and her Little girl quilt doesn't work for her Gramma Jackie was asked, to make a BIG GIRL quilt. 
Here it is, taken from a Modern Quilt design and the use of bright colors this is a 58"x79" quilt, pieced and quilted by me.  Since her birthday is coming up along with Christmas I guess it is going to be mailed later this month.  I am not able to make everyone a quilt every year, but am attempting to complete the families (I have 6 children and 15 grandchildren) as I get around to it.  Wish me luck and a long life so that I have time to complete one for each of them.