Archive for January, 2010

"Crooked Pine Camp" and "Coffee Quilt"

I just finished this cute paper pieced project called “Crooked Pine Camp” by MH designs. I am happy with my color choices. I wasn’t sure what kind of border fabric I will pick and the flowers just spoke to me! The cabin reminds me of the camp where we met with my husband. The two color trees makes the project more interesting.

I realized I didn’t show the Christmas present I made for my brother-in-law. He loves coffee and I found the perfect fabric:
“Coffee makes you brilliant. The powers of a mans mind are directly proportioned to the coffee he drinks.” – one of the blocks says.

I hope he enjoys it as I enjoyed making it for him.
P.S. I also made Coffee quilt for my friend Millie as PIF present, but I am gonna post all my 3PIF gifts in one post.
Happy sewing!

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Inspiring Quilts

Don’t you love the colors on this quilt? My mother in law made Bonnie’s “Orange crush quilt”. I just love the color combination!

Below is the back of the quilt. Mom used her embroidery machine to quilt a design in the middle of some of the blocks and just love it! My mother in law ones a small quilt shop “Happy Sewing Room” in Hamburg, PA. She also has a blog you can visit HERE. I am very lucky to have a such talented mother in law! She inspires me to quilt! Thank you Mom!
Here is sampler she made for the shop using this Christmas panel:

I just love this fall table runner with rich colors! The pictures don’t do justice to the quilts! I had to take pictures as they were washed and wrinkled very nice.

Here is a little sneak pick of the first quilt from the “Be Attitudes” book.
I debated between those two fabrics for the scarf so I made two blocks. I am gonna make individual quilts and I am gonna make a whole quilt with all the blocks put together.

I need help what color to do the letters. It’s gonna say “be warm“. What color should I use?
Have a great day!

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Happy New Year, Old and New Projects

I wish everyone a healthier and happier New 2010 year!
I want to start the new year by showing this Snow men Quilt I pieced last year! :)) I had a lot of fun piecing it and I got a lot of practice measuring borders. Sorry for the blurry picture, I had my camera not on the right setting and I should take a better picture.
I also made a case for my new cell phone Droid that I love! The case is very practical as I can wear it on my wrist while caring stuff to my sewing room. It has a different fabric for lining.
Holidays for me are a lot of baking! I made this Coconut cream pie for Christmas. It was my first time baking a Coconut pie. I used a pie crust that I baked for the shell. It was pretty good, especially the fresh toasted coconuts on top.
Toffee Blondie desert that I called Brunetty, because I used part dark brown sugar instead of light.

And my favorite desert that I made for New Years Eve party was my Mom’s famous Bulgarian Baklava. Everyone that had baklava before and tried mine loved it and so do I! My Mom always said that the hardest part of making the baklava is cutting it. She usually makes it in a circle tray and it’s harder to make the ramb shape pieces. All the quilters can imagine it I am sure.
Here is my baked and surop baklava. I wish I could share it with you.
“Be Attitudes” is one of the New Year Projects I am gonna start this year. My mother-in-law got it for me and I just love it! I already started on the first block “Be warm”. Baby it’s cold outside…

I would like to join my blogging friend Myra in her PhD challenge. It is only 6 months and you get your PhD, sounds good?
Well, PhD means Projects Half Done. :))
Here is my list of PhD I would like to finish until June 30th 2010:
*Blue and Yellow Quilt
*The Coffee Quilt
*Foolish Goose Tracks
*My Sister’s Wedding Quilt
*Charity Quilt
*Surprise Table Runners
The list may look short to you but it’s a lot of work. Wish me luck and if you would like to join click here.
Have a Happy New Year!!!

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