Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sweater Hooters!! Another UFO Done...

Aren't these owls cute?!!!

I made them from a
sweater that I saved
from the Goodwill bag
not once but twice!!!

It has been in my to do
box since last fall!

This is the sweater,
a medium of which
I am not anymore
and since It will be
awhile if ever that
it will fit so I have
had plans to try to
make owls...which
I love!!!

I used the sleeves
for the small ones
and wacked a big
one out of the center
of the body!

With a little felt,
buttons, stuffing,
and embroidery

An owl family!

So grab a throw
away sweater and
start creating!!!

Happy sewing.............Carlie

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Look what I Won!!!!!

I won the cutest bucket of charming
fall stuff from Olde Corps Primitives.
Head over and check out her cute

Thanks Miranda!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Placemat Arm Caddy Tutorial

Since I finished 3 of my UFO's I
decided to sew my arm caddy.
I have had the placements for
awhile to do this with so it could
be considered a UFO too!

I used two quilted placements
that cost around $3 .

Cut the placemat from
each end 6".

Cut the center into
3 pieces. I used the
quilting design to
determine where to
cut. I used the center
as the pincushion.
The other two
pieces will be used

I zigzagged the cut
edges of the big
pieces for the

Sew rick rack or used
another trim to cover
the edges. I left an inch
to turn under when I
sew it on.

Pin in place the
piece for the
pincushion and
sew around 3
sides leaving
the last open to
stuff and then
sew it closed.

I also sewed a 20"
piece of rickrack
to attach scissors
under one end.

I sewed rickrack
around the pincushion
and embroidered
flowers with french
knots and lazy daisies.

I made a yoyo flower with
two leaves and attached
with a button.

Sew the pockets on.

I cut the smaller
center piece in
half and zigzag
the edges.

Cut 2 pieces of
felt and place
in the center
between the
two pieces and
zigzag the back
edge making a
book for needles.

Now I am ready
to sew and finish
a few more UFO's!

I hope you have
fun making one.

You can use the
back of the placemat
if you want more
of a contrast.

Happy sewing!.............Carlie

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Owl Bag

I just love owls and have wanted to make
an owl bag for a while.
This is what I came up with first.

I used yoyos and buttons for the eyes
and I had an antique plastic belt buckle
that I use for the beak. I attached it
to the quilted head piece that made
a flap for the bag.

I quilted the wings and used prairie points
for the chest feathers and made an
outside pocket. I also quilted the
piece for the tail. It seemed to look
kinda fishy because of the prairie
points and tail and it was long
and narrow. The next one will be
shorter and wider but I know what
to do now! But I still like it.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

UFO Finishes and Fairy Ring

I finished two pillows to match my quilt and
will have a small quilt top ready to quilt
this weekend!!!

It is a little hard to see in the picture, but
Meghan looked out my front window
and saw these mushrooms and yelled
'Grandma...a fairy ring come quick!'
And sure enough a ring of white mushrooms!
but no fairies sighted..all the pity!

Then looking around I saw a lot of large
yellow mushrooms... this one was neat
with a leaf molded to the top!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Finished UFO Quilt!!

Yiipee! Got 1 finished and XXXX to go!!
This star quilt was started 2 years ago
when I was teaching my daughter-in-law
how to quilt. She got her's finished!!!

This is a closeup of the rose quilting design.
It was hand quilted which is why I paused
to do other things!!!

An the back is a nine patch. Now I need to
get one more finished so I can paint a
round end table.

Happy Stitching!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I won a Jack-O-Kitty!!!

Isn't it adorable!!
I won it from Aunt Manny's Creations
She has the cutest things...please check out her blog.
Thanks again Manny!! I just love it and can't wait
to decorate with it.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fall Quilts

Got out my fall quilts....

This was last year's UFO...a scarecrow quilt
that only took 9 years to finish!!!

This one was a class I took in Arizona at
The Quilt Basket in Tucson. I loved that shop!!!

This one was a lot of fun to make. The leaves
have a 3-d effect from the prairie points
on the leaves.

This is one of my designs with pillow to match.

I Love Fall!!!!!