Monday, August 19, 2019

Baby's Blessing Dress

A special little dress for a precious little girl; my granddaughter!

First attempt at Shadow Work embroidery. 
My friend Gail, who has made several of these heirloom dresses, taught me how. 
Here's the back side, in progress:

For the design, my daughter @thimblechaser sketched the coral, and I added Plumeria,
which is not only symbolic of birth and new life, but also grows outside their front door.

Here's the finished front panel:
Inset lace (sewn by Gail), with the finished shadow work.


Tatted Lace, handmade by my daughter!

Cleaned and blocked.


Sweet moments.

Oh, sweet, precious thing!


Next up: a blessing outfit for my brand new grandson, born two weeks ago!   Sweet little darling boy. This Grandma's heart is full to bursting!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A Riley Blake Designs QUILT KIT!

Time to Haul Stash!
Kelly Fannin's "Haulin' Stash" quilt pattern, 78" x 80",
featuring CAT® Buildin' Crew fabrics - CATERPILLAR® - Licensed - Fabrics 
for Riley Blake Designs;
made by Debbie Proctor and quilted by Deonn Stott

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Something's Fishy!

This "Gone Fishing" Drawstring Backpack was a fun, simple project to make for summer!  

2 Fat Quarters, coordinating prints (approx. 18" x 21" each)
3 to 4 yards of Cording (or shoelaces)
Buttons or Felt circles for eyes
Matching thread
🐟 🐟 🐟

We've been testing out a pattern for my daughter @ThimbleChaser.  You may have seen mine in a sneak peek on a previous post on a beach in Hawaii. 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Patriotic Carpenter's Star

We've been celebrating!

I managed to quilt one of my own quilt tops the other day, just in time for the 4th of July!  That in itself is cause for celebration.

Isn't it Fab-boo-lous? RBD Project Tour

Oh, my goodness, I can't get enough of this quilt that my friends made!

"A Fab-boo-lous Haunted Neighborhood" made by Kami Williams, quilted by Debbie Proctor
Can you believe it's time to start thinking about Halloween?

Adorable fabric, Halloween style: cute designs, glow-in-the-dark elements, whimsical motifs in sweet colors with a vintage feel.  "Fab-boo-lous" was designed by Dani Mogstad for Riley Blake Designs.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Gone Campin'! RBD Blog Tour & Pillowcase Tutorial

YAY!!  Summer is finally here!  Want to know great way to involve kids to get ready for some outdoor activities and adventures this summer?  Go "Camping"!

Friday, May 3, 2019

UQSM Design Challenge 2019 "Flying Forward"

This quilt could be yours! 
UPDATE:  This quilt is now part of the Handi-Quilter UQSM 2019 Design Challenge Collection!!
See the full collection HERE<<

Monday, April 8, 2019

RBD "Horse Power" Panel Quilt Tutorial

It's my pleasure to showcase these beautiful, digitally-printed "Back in the Saddle Again" panels from Penny Rose Studio/Riley Blake Designs.  

Monday, March 25, 2019

Invisible Binding Tutorial

Every once in a while, there comes a need for a quilt NOT to show a binding around the edge.  For example, with these Dream Big digitally printed panels that are so popular these days, the design continues off the edge, so to speak, and a binding may interrupt that design.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Quite a Qwazy Project!

Welcome to my day to share on the Quilt Qwazy Queens blog hop to help celebrate Worldwide Quilting Day!

Big THANKS to Marian @ SeamstobeSew for organizing and hosting this annual hop.  This year's theme:  What's the craziest thing you've made?