Friday, August 15, 2014

Kiwi Lane Template Notebook

Back in June I organized my note book for my Kiwi Lane Templates.  See post here

Well I kept checking to see if the sleeve protectors with four pockets were available and they weren't.  So I made my own.  
I took the two pocket sleeve protectors and marked the center of the card stock inside the pocket.  Put the card stock back inside and sewed on the line.  Yuppers!  I just put that sucker in my machine and sewed!

Here are the results.  

This is the notebook open and you can see the packaging slips on the left and the templates on the right. 

Just the template side. 

This is a scanned close up instead of a picture from my camera.  I moved the flap out of the way to sew down the middle.  It works real well and took about three pages out of my notebook.  Making my notebook a little less bulky.  

Happy Scrapbooking!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quilting is Done

The quilting is done on Baby Steps!!  
I did in the ditch in the center and did some big stitch quilting in the border.  I wanted to go around that vine but the presser foot was scrapping some of the color off of the buttons.  Since I am not a real hand quilting, I just had fun.  

Too bad the quilting doesn't show but it really makes those center rows with the vine and buttons pop.  

Here is a close up of the hand quilting.

I might do the inside of the vine also, just to give it a little more definition.  

You have seen me mention the mini quilts I have been adding sleeves on the back.  Here is one for August I just finished.  I should do September's now also, since this one is so late getting done.  Only four more to complete. 

Yes I had a piece of the backing still available to make the sleeve.  

This is the front I finished it in Aug of 2009. 

Some of my quilting friends are in Show Low at 
Quilting on the Rim, for a quilting retreat.  
I went with them in 2012 but now that I have the girls I can't go.  I wish them fun, relaxation and lots of good sewing.  I know the food will be great and it will be cooler than here in Phoenix. 

Well Happy Stitching!!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Leaves Are Done!

On Wednesday night about 9:30 PM I made the
last leaf on my Baby Steps quilt top. 
I scanned it and was ready to write a post but I had a little girl who didn't want to go to sleep. So, I was busy helping her to get to sleep. Thursday also turned out to be a busy day. 
So, here it is for your viewing pleasure. 
I have decided not to frame it because I am cheap and don't want to spend the money for a frame.  So I will be just quilting it and hanging it on the wall.  Since I change out quilts frequently this will work well. 
Happy Stitching!