Monday, July 16, 2012

Sherrie's Squares & more

Here are Sherrie's squares that Vee (my mom) and I made.  They were cut out and sewn into triangles for about 8 weeks before I finished them today.  Chad got called in on a sales project that took him to Southern California.  We knew the project would last at least two weeks.  We decided on a whim to join him.  We were there for 2 1/2 weeks then we took another week (or more) to get home.  We visited family and took the kids to Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore.  We were gone 1 day shy of a month.  28 humid free days.

Sherrie's bday was in April.  Vee (pictured below) and I decided to make a table runner for Sherrie's kitchen table.  She was thinking about having us make tea kettle squares for her Trading Pieces quilt.  Mom and I jumped the gun and made this for her.  It was a lot of fun.  For the border, we used a faux piping technique that Emily S. taught me.  I have plans to use this technique more in the future.  It is really neat and adds so much to the final project.

This was mom's square for Llewellyn.  I have yet to finish mine.  I'm sorry.  =(  I have had a plan for more than two months.  It is my next project... as in I will start on it no later than tomorrow.

Sherrie's Grandson, Eric, was born Feb 12th.  I had grand plans to sew a blessing outfit for him.  Instead, I cut it out and finished only the last little bit.  Sherrie and mom completed most of it.  It is made out of batiste, which is a lightweight cotton.  Mardie, I would love for you to post pictures of the blessing outfit that Eden was blessed in.... it is absolutely gorgeous.

Here are a couple of notebook covers I made for Jillian and my niece Ashley.  It fits a composition notebook.

Another one of my bookmarks.  This one was for my kids Nana.  I loved the color combinations on this one.

Finally, I have taken a picture of a coloring caddy that I sewed for a sweet girl in my primary class.  Oliver was invited to her birthday party.  I have sewn at least 6 of these over this last year, and I think this is the first one I've gotten a picture of before I've given it away.

This is the backside.  It holds 10 markers or colored pencils.

When a couple of simple coloring books are inserted, the gift is complete.

 Happy Sewing!   -Jen

1 comment:

mardie said...

Wow! Busy, busy! What fun things and great squares. I will work on posting a picture of our blessing dress.