Gift for China

My friends’ nephew went to China to teach English.  While there he fell in love and got married.  My friends visited China this summer to meet the new family members and wanted to take some gifts along for the newlyweds, Mom and Dad (in laws), and grandmothers.  We decided placemats and table toppers would be easy to pack, so I used my PJ’s In the Hoop Holiday Hostess pattern and made these.

IMG_1308

Table Topper

IMG_1368

Placemats

IMG_1369

Table Topper

IMG_1371

Reverse side of one of the Table Toppers

I love this pattern.  It’s amazing how it all gets sewn together while in the hoop on your embroidery machine.

Here are the recipients in China:

Thanks, Kim and Eric, for giving me the opportunity to make these gifts for your new family members in China.  I’m so happy you had a wonderful trip.  It’s good to have you back home.

TWIST Time!

TWIST ~ This Week In Studio Time

I finished my Beatle Bag from Abby Quilts –

I absolutely love the finished project, but I had the darndest time trying to locate a 2″ metal ring for the front of the bag.  I ended up at the hardware store searching and searching.  I ended up with a conduit locknut washer from the electrical department, but it works!!  Crazy!

I also finished Caleb’s quilt this week.  It enjoyed the process…

and then the finish this week.  I made scrappy binding – one strip of each of the fabrics in the quilt and that was kinda fun to do!  I hope he enjoys it so much as he grows up that it gets worn out.  I love to think that the quilts I give will be enjoyed.  IMG_1440Looking forward to beginning a new project next week.  Stay tuned!  Have a great week!

Lana

 

TWIST ~ This Week In Studio Time

I joined the Turning Twenty Mystery Quilt Block of the Month last week and after I found out it was going to be stars, decided I would make this in red, white, and blue and donate it to Quilts of Valor.  The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.  The Quilt Guild of Indianapolis recently had a presentation by this organization that was quite moving.  Very impressive! I volunteered to be a presenter after hearing about what they do. Anyway, here’s my progress:IMG_1378 IMG_1379

I love the confetti background!

My neice just gave birth to a 9 lb 10 oz bouncing baby boy, so I’ve started this quilt for Caleb.IMG_1376I cut half square triangles with my Accuquilt Go – so easy and quick!IMG_1404 On the design wall…IMG_1407That’s my weekly recap!  Take care til next week!

Lana

 

TWIST

TWIST ~ This Week In Studio Time

I hope all mothers out there enjoyed the weekend as I did.  I know some don’t care for the “Hallmark” Holidays, but I think they do make you pause and remember, which is their purpose.

My studio time last week was spent making these cute party favors on my embroidery machine.

Flamingo tealights!

Flamingo tealights!

I also began the HoopSisters Mystery Quilt.  I am such a sucker for mystery quilts!  Don’t know what it is, but it’s so hard to resist.  I don’t know how many mystery quilt classes I’ve taken from Charlotte Angotti and I’ve loved every one of them!  Anyway, I can only show you the fabric for this one as I’m sworn to double secret probation not to disclose until June 15 since it’s a mystery, so here’s my fabric selection.

Hoopsisters  2015 Mystery Quilt fabric selection

Hoopsisters 2015 Mystery Quilt fabric selection

Meet you back here at the end of this week..

Wedding Quilt

When a friend asked me to make a quilt for her family to give as a wedding gift, my mind immediately went to a layer cake in my stash.  I had been anxious to sew it up into something beautiful.  Neutral, contemporary prints I could see most twenty somethings appreciating.  I filtered through quilt patterns until I landed on Jenny Doan’s Illusion Quilt, larger pieces for the focus fabrics and easily adapted to Cotton Theory.

Jenny Doan's Illusion Quilt using Contempo Studios Paintbrush Shadows

Jenny Doan’s Illusion Quilt using Contempo Studios Paintbrush Shadows

Label

Label

Back side

Back side

 

 

 

I’m happy with how it turned out and so is the family giving it as a gift.  Couldn’t ask for more.  Well… hope the bride and groom love it…

TWIST ~ This Week In Studio Time

My newest feature – TWIST – This Week In Studio Time – a weekly peek inside my studio to see what I’ve been working on, debuts today. This week I finished (waiting for customer to finalize label info to finish label and add black binding a wedding quilt I was commissioned to make for a friend’s family to give as a gift.  The bride approved the printed fabrics, but has no idea about the quilt pattern.  I adapted Jenny Doan’s, Shadow Quilt to Cotton Theory.  I think she’ll love it.  The fabric is Contempo Studios Paintbox Shadows.  It’s modern, contemporary, and neutral enough to go with whatever other colors she chooses for her decor now and in the future.

Jenny Doan's Illusion Quilt Pattern using Contempo Studios Paintbox Shadows fabric line

Jenny Doan’s Illusion Quilt Pattern using Contempo Studios Paintbox Shadows fabric line


Next Friday may feature a project using my new serger!  So excited to get it set up and make it a working part of my studio.