Saturday, August 1, 2015

Back in the Day

Years ago... and I am not kidding when I say years ago, I learned to crochet before I learn to sew.  My mother taught me and I remember when she use to get booklets called "The Work Basket" with a lot of different patterns and information.  My Grandmother also crochet and tatted.

I got my hands on these books and could not let them go, as these were just like the ones my mother use to get.  Most have 1948 and 1955.  I love these books.  Some of the ads in them are so funny now, but in those days it was a big deal. Here are what they look like.

These bookets have recipes in them as well as crochet patterns, gardening, etc.  It was so much fun going through them.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Embroidered blocks

I am working on embroidering blocks for a quilt. I have one done so far, and will be starting another one. I picked up the quilt pattern at a quilt shop that is called Country Holiday by Bronwyn Hayes.

The quilt pattern 

This will be fun quilt to make.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New Quilt technique I want to try

The more I see pictures of a Crazy Quilt  the more I want to try it.  I am starting to collect fabric, ribbons, buttons and other kinds of embellishments.  Here is a block showing some of the things you can do:

Monday, March 9, 2015

Special quilt for my husband.

My husband was working on cars starting at the age of 14 and loved it. He has always had two passions; one was drag racing and second, was restoring older model cars.  I watched him over the years restore cars. I was always amazed at how he can strip down a car and a motor and put them back together.  So what better than to make him a quilt featuring cars. I have blocks that have older model cars printed on them that I am embroidering and I printed onto fabric a couple of pictures of him in either his drag racing cars or his son's car.  I have two blocks done with the hand embroidering and have 7 more to do.

The first picture are the printed embroidery blocks and the others on the picture are pictures that I printed on fabric.

The picture below is one of the blocks that I have hand embroidered. The embroidering will take me a little bit then I will start on figuring out how I am going to lay out the quilt.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Quilt for a new family member

When I found out that I would be welcoming a new family member, a great niece I decided to make a quilt.  Once they found out that they were having a little girl and my niece let me know what the color scheme was for the baby's room, I got started on a quilt for her. Here is Emma and her quilt.