Monday, January 25, 2016

Pink and red heart quilt

I finished my little red and pink heart quilt. I quilted an allover heart pattern in a very light pink quilting thread.  A scrappy pink and red binding finished off the quilt.
The sweet little heart quilt goes so well with the heart decorations and pillows.
I've also been making more yo yo's, but I am not sure where I'm going to use them, maybe on a quilt or more pillows. 
I have been making so many pink and red pillows and a quilts, so I needed a break and made a small green bunting garland.
With all my quilting, my home especially my quilting room, needed a good cleaning. Most of these nasty dust bunnies came out of my quilting room. 
My quilting table needed some serious organization. I got an old glass jar from the kitchen for the yo yo's.
Every time I do a good cleaning I also like to switch things around. I had all these almost empty spools of longarm thread laying around on my table. I will use these spools on my sewing machine in the future. I found this old flower vase and it's a nice container for the thread.
I see my sewing table is a little open. I received this dust cover with my machine and never used it before. The bins above my table need to be organized...but I did enough cleaning for today(:
And I have a few more unfinished green buntings for a longer garland next to my sewing machine.
I wish I can play all day, but I need to finish a few customer quilts. I have Jana's Kaffe Fasset quilt on my longarm.
Thank you very much for stopping by and I wish you all a wonderful week.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Valentine's day decor

My Christmas decorations are all packed away. My home felt so empty and blah...I definitely have to add something and I think a few Valentines decorations will be perfect. I love the combination of  pink and red. I'm adding a touch of pink and keeping the red pillows and quilts.
My youngest daughter and I made a fast and cute Valentines garland. I bought a pack of felt hearts from Hobby Lobby and ribbon from the dollar store next door. We tied the little hearts with the ribbon and made the cutest Valentines garland. The pink, white and red hearts set the whole mood for my Valentines day decor.
I made a few pink heart pillows to add to the red quilts and pillows. 
It is so easy and inexpensive to change the mood of a room just by adding ribbons, quilts, and pillows. I'm trying my best to decorate for the different seasons by using things in my home and not to go and buy a lot of seasonal decorations. Haha my husband is very fond of this philosophy. There are so many cute ribbons and I can store all my ribbons in one place for the off season.
I also love using silk flowers in different colors. I can move these flowers around in my home without putting them away in storage.
This cream heart wreath on the lamp lights up beautifully in the evening.
A red ribbon with white polka dots wrapped on a plain vine wreath is perfect for Valentines day. I added a $1 Valentines heart. 
Here's another really inexpensive project. On my entry table I placed a glass jar filled with 2 packs of Valentines day heart candy from the dollar with a flame-less candle.
A heart scrapbook paper in a painted frame with 2 little glass hearts with magnets on a wire pear. 
Thanks for visiting and happy quilting,
Millie :)