Monday, September 21, 2015

Red quilt and orange and yellow pillows

Wow, it's almost the end of summer. My youngest daughter's favorite color is orange. She asked for a red and black quilt for her Texas A&M dorm room.  She picked a 108" wide red fabric and a 108" wide black fabric for the backing of her quilt. I had a week to make her a quilt and pillows. Her room colors are red, yellow and orange with black accents. She's always the one telling me "less is more". I am the first to admit I can overdue things. So when I only had a week to make a bed quilt and pillows, I was really happy that I didn't need to piece anything for this wholecloth quilt. I made a few bright pillows to match her room colors too.
I love these unfinished wood crates. You can buy them for under $10 at Walmart or Lowes. I think some craft shops have them for cheap too. I spray painted her crates flat black. I added rafia bows in red, orange and yellow to the crates. These crates are perfect for meeting most her dorm room storage problems.
I found 2 small little unfinished wood crates at Target for $1 each. Then I spray painted them flat black and added a orange and yellow ric rack. She also picked these orange silk flowers and a black candle holder as a holder for the flowers. Very cute and inexpensive!
I didn't finish the binding on my pinwheel quilt, but I took the leftover scraps and made a small nine patch quilt. I love scrappy 9 patch quilts.
I caught little Mollie hiding her prune in a guest bedroom under the pillows. So cute, good thing no one sleeps there!
  I love working in the garden. A few pictures of my knockoff roses.
I had a Snowball quilt on my wish list for a very long time. 
The picture below was my first attempt for my Snowball blocks. It did not look quite right, so I undo the corner blocks and make them smaller. 
These blocks look a lot better and I love how my first Snowball quilt turned out. 
Hope you all had a wonderful summer!
Happy quilting until next time,
Millie :)

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Pinwheel, scrappy and baby quilts

Happy September everybody. Wow, I can't believe the summer is almost over. We had a few very hot and humid days, but its perfect quilting weather. I finished my scrappy Pinwheel quilt. I really like this quilt and think I'm going to display it in my quilting room.
I found this cute stripe fabric in my stash for the binding. The sewing theme fabric on the back match perfect in my quilting room.