New Tree Skirt

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Here is my new Christmas Tree Skirt that I just finished last week. It was a little challenging and I might have rushed it a bit but I just LOVE how it turned out! And I am happy to say that I will probably not have to make another tree skirt for our Christmas tree for a good 20 years! If you like this tree skirt, you can buy the pattern here.

"Crafty" Birthday Gifts

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Here are a few "crafty" things I made for one of my closest friends for her birthday. I found all the patterns on various blogs.
These are vinyl front zipper pouches and here is where I found the tutorial.
This checkbook cover turned out so cute and it was super simple. Here is the tutorial.
Here is the tutorial for this great notebook cover. I had never made a journal/notebook cover like this before and it was a lot of fun!

Scrappy Log Cabin

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This smaller quilt was made from scraps from my Buggy Barn Star Quilt. (Anyone who has made the stars designed by Buggy Barn knows there is always a lot of scraps!)
I got the idea from this tutorial and it turned out great! I only wish I had more scraps so I could make it bigger! The only fabric I had to buy for this quilt was the border fabric and the backing.

Buggy Barn Star Quilt

It is finally done!! Well, it has been done for a while now but I finally took the pictures out of my camera!
Here is my version of Buggy Barn's "Ross' Star" quilt. I used Civil War reporduction fabric in beautiful reds, browns and creams! This is my favorite quilt, so far! My daughter loves this quilt too. She lays it out on the living room floor to either count all the stars or jump from star to star!

This quilting was done by a quilt store; I wish I had a machine that could quilt as beautifully as this!

My Bee Bag

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Here is my "Bee Bag"! I was looking through my mother-in-law's stash of fabric and found this cute bumble bee patterned fabric. She didn't want to part with it at first (she only had about 1/2 yard of it and had been holding on to it for about 15 years) but I convinced her to let me have about a 5" strip.
I couldn't decide how I wanted to quilt the bag so I decided not to quilt it and just use heavy-duty interfacing. The rolled flowers attached to the bag I made using a pattern from another blog. I did not have enough of the bee fabric to make three flowers like I orignally wanted so I made one out of the black fabric...
...and you can not even tell that it is there!! I might have to beg for another strip of the bee fabric for the third flower before I can call this bag complete!

New Baby Egnoski

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Here is a small baby quilt I am making for my cousin, Kevin and his wife Kristin. They are expecting their first child at the end of November. They are not revealing the sex of the baby but are decorating the nursery in bright, bold primary colors. I had purchased this great line of fabric months ago called, "The Cow Says Moo" designed by Amy Schimler for Robert Kaufman. I made up the pattern and made it small enough to only need one yard of fabric for the backing. I have yet to get it quilted and put the binding on before her baby shower on the 14th of this month!! :) Anyone have any suggestions for a quilting pattern?!?
(My wonderful daughter assisted me in holding it up so I could take these quick photos! Sweet girl!)

In Memory of Cpl. Adam T. McKiski

Here is another Turning Twenty quilt that I have made for a good friend's father. I just love the turning twenty...mainly because it goes together to easily! I have yet to finish the binding but once I do, I am going to present to my friend's father.
A good friend of mine, Emily, just recently lost her brother in Iraq. He had been in the Marine Corp for three years, married for two years and only 21 years old. I made this quilt for her father, in memory of his son. I have a brother, myself, who served six years in the Marine Corp and can relate, in a way, to what they are going through. Please keep their family in your prayers as they mourn the death of their loved one.

A simple "loops and stars" quilt pattern, done free-handed on a longarm machine.

More Fabric; More Projects!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Here are some new fabrics I just odered a few nights ago. The line is called "Gardenia" by Linda Lum DeBono. I downloaded a pattern of her's off of the Henry Glass website months ago and just found it last week. I had been searching ever since to find the fabric and finally did at this great website:
I am going to try here to post the link to the free pattern...hope it works!

I have won an award!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Thank you to Katie ( for choosing me for this award!!

The rules are as follows:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog
2. Link to the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs for an award
4. Put links to those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.

And my winners are:

Fall Back in Time

Monday, August 4, 2008

This quilt I just finished as a gift for my good friend Desiree. We became friends about two years ago when we were both pregnant. She was having her first and I was having my second. We both had boys and the were born nine days apart, mine being the oldest. We have been great friends ever since! She has recently decided to take up quilting and sewing. We had our first lesson not that long ago; she did a great job!
Anyway, this quilt is a called "Homeward Bound", according to the pattern, but I have herad others call it "Hopscotch". It is designed for 2 1/2" strips by Bloom Creek ( I chose a Moda line of fabric called, "Fall Back in Time". The quilting pattern is raindrops which was done on a long arm machine, not by me. I think it turned out great and I hope Desiree likes it too!

I am not lazy...just really bad at taking pictures!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I would like to take a moment to apologize to all for not posting anything for the past few months. I have been working on things, it's just that sometimes I forget to take pictures of them and the pictures I do have haven't gotten posted because...well...ok I am probably just lazy!! :) But don't give up on me; more pictures will be coming in the near future. Just be patient with me; I really appreciate it!!
Thank you!!

The 9-Patch

Monday, April 14, 2008

This is the lastest quilt I have been working on. It is a gift for a dear friend of mine but I cannot say who it is for, in case they look at this blog! I sent it off to be quilted but should get it back within four weeks. The pattern is called 9-patch and it only requires a jellyroll to make the entire top except for the two outside borders. The backing is a cream-colored homespun. I hope they like it once it is complete!

Lexi's Slideshow

Monday, March 3, 2008

Here is my version of Slideshow by Atkinson Designs.
I am making this for my daughter. It will the largest quilt I have ever made to date. It will be a twin-sized quilt. This is only the first two rows (11 more to go) but it looks so neat that I had to share it with everyone! My daughter really seems to like it far!

Brian's Quilt

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

So, my loving husband was feeling a little left out since everyone in our family had gotten a quilt from me except him. I made this Yellow Brick Road by Atkinson Designs out of scrap flannels and homespuns. Brian's mom let me go shopping in her scrap stash too. The backing a black velour fabric. I followed the instructions exactly but had enough fabric left over so I added an extra row at the bottom. Brian seems to like it! :)

Welcome Home - Turning Twenty

Monday, February 25, 2008

This is a "Turning Twenty" pattern. I first saw this quilt pattern done at a quilt store in Rhinlander. Even though it is just squares and rectangles, I thought it looked beautiful!
I made this using Moda fabrics, the designer is Brannock & Patek and the line of fabric is called Renewal.

This one I made for by brother, Tim, for when he finally came home from serving almost six years in the Marine Corps. His discharge date was December 14, 2007 and I had this quilt to him by the end January 2008.

Welcome Home, Sergeant Egnoski!!

Pinwheel Puzzle

This pattern is called, "Pinwheel Puzzle" and it is an Atkinson Designs pattern. I used scrap fabric for the entire thing. It is a table runner but, as you can see, I have it hanging on display by my front door. It is a very time-consuming pattern. I called it "my thinker pattern" because you really have to stop and think every row through before you piece it together to make sure everything lines up correctly. A lot of work for something so small but it's so beautiful to look at!