Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cocoa's New Jacket

My Little Dog Cocoa gets so cold. She needs to wear a Jacket. So my husband Larry and I picked out a cute pattern. I had some leftover Flannel and Batting, added some cute Doggie Ribbon and some Ric Rack. And here are the Results. She doesn't care much for it, but it does help keep her warm.

9- Patch Pizzazz

2 weeks ago I took a class with Judy Sisneros called 9 Patch Pizzazz. It was sponsored by the Common Threads Quilt Guild in Hanford. I used my Marimekko Fabric for the Solid Blocks. I had to order some extra fabric for the Borders because I didn't want to piece them. It arrived yesterday. So I finished piecing it last night. I love it! I can't wait to quilt it. I'll have to live with it for awhile to decide what to do. Do you have any ideas? I would love your suggestions.

Another Retirement Quilt

This will be a Signature Quilt for Rachel Rodriguez. Rachel has worked for the Tulare City Schools for 39 years. She started when she was a Co-op Student in High School. See the green Snowball Blocks? Those will have signatures from fellow employees. I used my Hand Dyes for the nine patches. I Dyed those with Kristen Eilers. She is great at Dyeing Fabric. (Amoung other talents). Kristen will be selling her Hand Dyes at BOTV this year. I have seen a Sneak Peak of the fabric and I can't wait!

This one isn't Quilted yet. I will have Linda Matthews quilt it. She does a great job with her Long Arm. And that will free up some time for me to make another Retirement Quilt. It will be a T-shirt Quilt. My Material Girlfriends gave me some ideas for that one. Hopefully I can post a picture of it in a few weeks.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Retirement Quilt

Finished! I made this Quilt top last September while at my Pismo Beach Retreat with the Material Girls.

At the Orange Blossom Quilter's Christmas Party I won a Gift Certificate from Linda Matthews to have a Quilt top Quilted. So I used it on this Quilt. She did a fantastic job. I love it!

I work for the Tulare City Schools. There are several of my friends retiring this year and I am making them Quilts. This is the first one. It is for Barbara Xavier. She is the Principal at Garden Elementary School. She is retiring after 37 years of service to the Tulare City School District. I can't wait to give it to her. She has always been very supportive and interested in my quilting. So I think she will enjoy this. I hope so.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Embroidery Machine

I've been busy with my Embroidery Machine. On Sunday I got out my Embroidery Machine for my Bernina 200. I made Quilt labels and more Quilt labels. I had been saving up. But I also made these cute little iphone cases. They were made entirely in the Hoop. So fun and so easy. I surprised myself. I thought the zipper might be hard. But it was easy too. The pattern is down loadable from A very fun website.

Tomorrow I take a quilt case with the Common Threads Quilt Guild. The teacher is Judy Sisneros. The class is 9-Patch Pizzazz on Point. Should be fun.