Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ahhh... done!

This past weekend I decided not to get on the computer and to spend some time playing with my kiddos and completing some existing projects that some... well, lets just say it's been a while since I have worked them. I finally got around to take some pictures tonight to post. It feels so great to have them finally completed so I can now move on to some new projects.

Project #1 - I started this quilt 2 years ago for my dad. My dad is a big collector of the antique Snoopy Flying Ace as he is a pilot (not commercial). He has been flying since he was 13 years old and absolutely loves it! So... my bright idea was to make him this quilt 2 years ago for Christmas.... and as you can see it just got finished. YEAH!!!! I used 2" Quilt Fuse and applied various blue fabric squares for the sky and various red fabric squares for the dog house. I then drew out snoopy applique pieces on fabric to create what you see in the picture. To finish it off, I stitched a very tight zig zag around each piece to give it an embroidered look.

Project #2 - I bought some solid Geranimal shirts for the kids from Wal-mart and then bought several types of Grosgrain ribbon to emblish them with. This is the first shirt I did. Paige actually helped me decide how we were going to embelish the shirts. We did this purple one and also a light pink shirt. They really turned out very cute!

Project #3 - Remember our little maltese dog, Abby? Well, we did find her a great new home back in September and she now has a playmate, MacKenzie. Well... I had a Moda Pampered Pooch charm pack and decided to make Abby and MacKenzie a small doggie quilt for Christmas. I was able to make two small quilts out of one charm pack. I just split the colors up for a boy quilt and a girl quilt. These work great as doll quilts, too! Fast and easy... just my kind of quilt!

Project #4 - Last, I finished a vintage airplane quilted napsack for Matthew. I used the Moda Home Vintage Airplanes fabric and various other Moda fabrics for this napsack.
I had some people ask what to use for the closures on a boy napsack, so here is what I do. On this particular one I used natural twill tape and added snaps to keep it rolled up. I have also used velcro in the past on a boyish grosgrain ribbon. I went with the snaps this time to give it that more utilitarian look.
Someone else also asked how I attached the pillow on my quilted napsacks. It is actually very easy. I just add an additional inch on the top flange so I can stitch it to the top of the napsack before binding. Just make sure to use no more than 1/4" seam allowance so when you bind it, the binding will cover the stitching.

On to more projects...


  1. Wow - so many great projects in one post. I love them all. The flying ace quilt is really amazing.

  2. My you were busy! that has got to feel good to get those things completed

  3. We are 2 Maltese dogs and we wanted to say Two Paws Up! for your outstanding Snoopy quilt. Your PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy!

  4. Wow... these projects are fabulous! I'm so impressed.

  5. Your projects are too cute! Do you know if the Moda vintage airplane fabric is still available? (My husband is also a pilot)

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Fun! Isn't it great to actually finish things? I'm really wishing I had a girl right now- those ribbon shirts are darling!

  7. Hey You! It was so fun meeting you and talking with you at market, you're such a doll!!! I hope your little girl is doing better. Post some pics when you finish your skirt, I'd love to see it! Take care!


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