Tuesday, June 28, 2016

4th of July quilts, pillows and decorations

Summer is the perfect time to decorate in pretty red, white and blue. Last year a quilting friend gave me a pack of layer cakes in red, white and blue. I almost immediately pieced this cute top and put it away for a few months. With 4th of July coming up so fast, it is time to finish this beauty.  I decided on the panto "curls" and the binding needs to go on next.
Pretty light colored cream fabric from my stash for the backing.
I made these buntings from leftover red, white and blue fabric. A red quilt and pillows on the bench to brighten up the entryway.
A few red with polka dots bows here and there in the living room.
I had a few layer cakes left and used  them in another string of buntings.
I changed out the scrapbook paper with a cute red, white and blue star paper.
I made this cute little flag pillow. 
I had 2 extra blocks leftover from the quilt and made 2 more pillows. It didn't take me long to end up with 10 pillows...can you tell I love pillows. I make covers and use the same pillow inserts.
I turned some of the pillows for a different look.
I used the same wreath all the time and just change the ribbon and flowers.
The blue wreath and blue pillows with the red geraniums perfect for summer.
Gardening is my other passion after quilting and decorating. I planted these red knockout roses a few years ago and thy are so pretty in the garden.
One of my new roses, a red roe with whit stripes. 
Back to my quilting room, I hope I can get the binding on before the weekend. 
Wishing you all a wonderful summer and thank you very much for stopping by.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Happy Spring decor

Happy spring to everybody.  I love the spring season, the pastel colors and seeing new green leaves and pretty flowers growing. I only added a few spring touches to my green decorations. I bought a   pack of felt bunnies at Target and pinned them on the green garland. I also added a bunny scrapbook paper in the picture frame.
The last white felt bunny found a home in the basket with hydrangeas.
I got this cute bunny garland also at Target.  I adore seeing the bunnies with their fluffy tails in the kitchen window.
The basket with cloth carrots I made a few years ago is on the kitchen island.
I love to garden.  The bottom picture is a new peachy yellow  rose I planted 2 weeks ago. Lately I've been really into peach or coral and yellow color combination.
My daughter and I went to Hobby Lobby.  I love the color combination of green with yellow, peach and white so much I had to take a picture.
We took the red wreath down and made a peach and white wreath for the front door. No animals were harmed in the photo shoot. hehe
I didn't change a lot on the mantel. I only changed the clover scrapbook paper for a yellow bird and flower paper. I wanted to add more yellow.
I borrowed the yellow flowers from the kitchen and it looks very pretty on the mantel now.
And a yellow pillow.
Happy spring to every one and happy quilting,

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Decorating for st. Patrick's day

As you all probably already know, I really enjoy decorating for the seasons without spending so much money on seasonal decorations. I enjoy decorating for the seasons with the seasonal colors. Like for Christmas I love green and red quilts and pillows. For Valentines day I love red and pink quilts and pillows.
So now for St. Patricks day green is the color!
Everything is green!
Recently I discovered my passion for making buntings and how simple it is using my quilters triangle ruler.
Here’s my newest bunting in St. Patrick's day green.
I like to buy unfinished wooden letters from Hobby Lobby and then paint them myself. Here I spelt out the word ‘Luck’ for this seasons decorations.
On the bench is my new green yo-yo pillow.
I flipped over a strip quilt because the back was a nice green color.
My whole entry way for this season.
Another string of green buntings I made really quickly for this season.
Some of you will notice this metal ‘Live’ decoration from Christmas. A painted over it in green for a really inexpesive decoration modification.
Here’s my dollar black frame that I painted over to match the new clover scratch paper picture inside.
Finished green string pillows on my couch with an older quilt with a green backing.
And to finish the day my son made me a huge organic vegetable smoothie. I hope y’all had a nice time looking through my post today.