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Friday, February 24, 2017

Spring Pillow

Hi friends!
Putting the zipper in
I finished this one Wednesday. Thursday we got up early for my eye surgery and I slept most of the rest of the day! This morning I had to go back for him to check it and they dilated my eye and he said it was still swollen so I may not get any sewing done today.
But tomorrow for sure!
I think I will make a pillow that fits these when I get to where I   can see.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Abby's Pillows

Hi friends!
This is the four spring pillows!
Aren't they pretty?

One with the same on both sides.
We went and paid bills and bought groceries yesterday so I didn't get a lot done.
I did get the interfacing on and pinned on one side of the zipper.
Shouldn't take long to get that zipper sewed into the side. Hopefully I will finish these by next week.Hugs
Babs

Monday, February 20, 2017

Christmas pillows

Hi friends!
I worked all day Saturday putting on interfacing and putting in zippers and got finish with both of the last two Christmas pillows.
I still need to get zippers for the four spring pillow covers.
Maybe I can get those finished by the end of the week.
This is the second one!
This is the next four!
Beautiful!
Hugs
Babs
 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Two Down!

Hi friends!
One more done!
Maybe I can get another done this weekend.
 Very pretty pillows!
Before I sewed the zipper in I used some iron on interfacing to keep those big threads from getting in to zipper.
Good thing I bought a few yards of that not long ago.
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Babs




Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The other Four

Hi friends!
Thought I would show you the other spring pillow covers!
Babs

Monday, February 13, 2017

One down

Hi friends!
Finally finished one pillow cover!
It needs a pillow that fits inside it. Mine is to fat and short.
Should be fine with a better pillow in it .
Three more of these and then I will get 4 zippers for the next four, they are more spring or summer like.
I think they will look great on Abby's couch.
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Seam Ripping and the mail

Hi friends!
I sat down and started taking out the zipper yesterday, they are not hard to take out.
Took it all out and pinned in one side to start over. It will be much easier to work with like this, more like putting into the back of a dress, which is all I have ever done with them before.
Look what came in the mail for me today!
Chris and Amy found it some where and got it for me.
It has a little drawer under it.
I've never seen any thing like it! Isn't it adorable?
Hug
Babs

Monday, February 6, 2017

Zipper

Hi friends!
This is a first for me. putting a invisible zipper into any thing thick. Long years ago I put them in the back of my dress's.
I may change my mind and put these one in the long side instead of the end.
Not liking the lack of room to work in the end.
This was the only color they had in this size but that would be fine except for not having the room to work.
I planned on sewing it in and them moving my needle over to get right on the edge and then the color wouldn't show.
But having problems so I may take it out and start over.
It's a long time until Christmas decorating time . Thanks Goodness
Hugs
Babs

Friday, February 3, 2017

Pillows

Hi friends!
I had ordered some fusible interfacing a while back for just this purpose.
This fabric is prone to string so I am lining around the top with this so the zipper want hang up.
Hopefully!
Got the first one all ready to try to put the zipper in.
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pillows!

Hi friends!
Working on making this into pillows.
I made a pillow to see how it would look, made it 13 by 17 but it  measured 13 by 19 but it works for what I needed it for. Of course the seam takes up some.
They are not going to be large pillows.
More like travelers pillows, I will text Abby and find out of she wants me to do it different.
They are going to be great pillows but just small. Of course if her men are like her Daddy a big one would just end up in the floor.
Hugs
Babs



Monday, January 30, 2017

Christmas pillows

Hi friends!
Abby asked me if I could make pillows out of these. I prices pillow forms that size but they are high so I am going to make some myself. at least one to size by. It's 13 by 16, you can't buy that at Walmart.
They will make beautiful Christmas pillows.
They are very Christmas looking. When I go to Walmart I will get some invisible zippers.
They should be beautiful!
Hugs
Babs

Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Finish

Hi friends!
I finally finished this quilt and took it to my neighbor.
She has had 30 something treatment with radiation. Now they are putting on a pill for five years. She said it was a rare cancer and her Dr. had never even heard of it before. She had to consult with Dr.'s in Atlanta to find out how to treat it.
I think she liked it!
if it gives her some comfort then I am happy.
Hugs
Babs

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Binding

Hi friends!
It made it to the couch!
I have been working on the binding at night.
As you can see I have other things on the couch to work on to.
Should be finished soon so I will have one finish for this month.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs

Monday, January 23, 2017

Quilted!

Hi friends!
I finished quilting this quilt but still didn't like the way parts of it looked.
Then I sewed the binding on and put it on the couch to hem.
The binding is the same as the border.
It's a good lap sized quilt. Maybe I can get it to her this week.
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Doll Quilts and pillows

Hi friends!
This is what I made for the Babies!
We got Shania a toy to but I wanted to make them something.
Their is not much you can make for little except for babies .
Dawn and Jacky made the four charms and I sewed them together and sandwiched and sewed the binding on them.

I made each one of them a small pillow and a pillow case to go with it..
Maybe some where I will cause one of mine to get interested in sewing things!
Hugs
Babs

Monday, January 16, 2017

Started Quilting

Hi friends!
I got a little quilting done to it after working on it.
Not a whole lot but I an going to have to take out some that I put in a first.
You know how slow that is.
But at least the last quilting I put in was good!
I was afraid I was going to have to carry it to the shop.
It's the best quilting machine of all the machines I have had.
Hugs
Babs


Friday, January 13, 2017

It's better!

Hi friends!
Last night I finally got time to work on my quilting machine. Then I made me a small quilt from folding muslin over a piece of battening and pinning it.
I would do something to it and sew a little till I finally got it to do right. Just hope its still in that frame of mind today and I get time to do some work on that quilt.
I had cleaned and oiled it when I finished all those quilts before Christmas so maybe it was just tired! I did 5 last month.
I rethreaded, changed the needle cleaned the tension on the top and then re-cleaned it.
Don't know how I missed a wad of fuss and some thread hung in the machine .
Maybe it's happier now!
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sandwiched

Hi friends!
I finally got it sandwiched!
Hoping it will be pretty when it's finished!
I started to quilt it last night and ran into all kinds of trouble.
See that thread dangling down? It's just doing that here and there!
I know it's suppose to be the top thread so I rethreaded it and changed the needle.
I have cleaned it after that quilt-a-thon I had in Dec.
I will play with it to see if I can get it straighten out today!
Let you know how it comes out.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs

Monday, January 9, 2017

Hugs Quilt

Hi friends!
I finished the middle row of blocks.
Got them joined with a three inch strip between each side.
I wanted to frame it with a dark color.
Using up the stash! I like this , some of the pattern echoed some of the print.
Should get it sandwiched soon.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs