Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sharing My Latest Projects

When I created this blog, I was hoping to branch out my social network of quilter and crafters. I have had 25k+ views of my blog but I only have 29 followers :(
Recently I have found that Instagram is where my social networking is blossoming with fellow quilters/crafters. I love to see everyone's projects, spaces, stash, favorite items etc. I am on Instagram almost every day because its easily accessible from my cell phone. Feel free to follow me. User name- MrsDGonzales
Here are a few of my current projects.

Lizzie Kate Four Seasons
Snowy Winter House
Quilted Cherry Makeup Bag

Pastel Baby Rag Quilt

Halloween Table runner used Moda Fabrics The Boo Crew
USA Flag Pillow

Hourglass Mini Quilt used Vintage Happy fabrics by Lori Holt

Initial Mini quilt for my first name "Tracey" used Pam Kitty Morning fabrics

Drool Baby Bibs
Baby Girl Owl Quilt

Boys Owl Quilt

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Summer Projects & Sewing

It has been a busy Summer & now its winding down. My daughter starts the first day of her Senior year tomorrow. I'm so proud of her. She will be taking college classes half of the day at a local campus for Indiana University/Purdue University. She also got her drivers license this Summer. My baby girl isn't a baby any more.
I have become addicted to Instagram and my sewing community on there. I have met some wonderful people. There are lots of amazing projects people post. I love it! That is another reason I haven't blogged in a while. IG is just easier to get on my cell phone to scroll through all the news feed. It's easier that Flickr, Facebook, or blogging. Wanna connect with me on Instagram?  My user ID is "MrsDGonzales". You can go directly to my IG feed by clicking on my user name.
I have been working on several DIY projects and sewing lots of projects. Just thought I would share some photos.

This strawberry mini quilt I made for a strawberry themed swap. I love how it turned out. I was tempted to keep it :) I will just have to make another one. I'm glad I saved the template I made for the berries.

Hand stitching and tiny floral details just set it off.

I have made several rag quilts for babies. I have one more cowboy themed one I am still in the ragging process.

This DIY was an old frame that needed some TLC & now its a perfect bulletin board in my sewing room.

This was another DIY that was a floral print but now its a cute chalk board for me to decorate every season in my sewing room.

I have also been making these dribble bibs. The way they lay on the front of the baby, they catch the dribbles when baby is  teething. I think I have like 6 more to finish.

This adorable little mini nail polish quilt was a free tutorial from "Bee In My Bonnet" Im still working on this.

Here is another free pattern for a table topper from "Bee in My Bonnet" too just click the blue link to go to the projects. I need to get this one quilted and on my dining room table.
Happy Sewing,

Monday, June 23, 2014

Scrappy Happy Summer Sew Along

I just love all of Lori Holt's (A.K.A. Bee in my Bonnet Blogger) projects. I have been working on my Great Granny Squared quilt this Summer. Now she is hosting a Scrappy Happy Summer Sew along. You can join too @ Scrappy Happy Summer Sew Along Flickr Group there is also a button on her blog page that you can add to your page. Here are some photos of what I have been working on with her Vintage Happy line of fabrics.
These are some of my blocks during the sewing progress and some finished blocks.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Latest Quilt

This is my first quilt using batik fabrics and I am in love. I used Paint Box Batiks from Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda.
The way I sashed these blocks with a cream batik reminds me of a actual paint box of water color paints.  This quilt top was made using four charm packs and two yards of the cream batik for sashing. This quilt went together very quickly. 
I plan making another quilt like this using the new line from Laundry Basket Quilts called Jelly Bean. I can hardly wait to play with these bright Spring/Summer colors.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Life Update

 This is Katy Cat the newest member of our family. We rescued her. She is so sweet and friendly. Not to mention she beautiful.

XXL Charm pack Tote Bag I made for my Husbands Aunt. This is the latest bag I have sewn. I used pre cut charm squares (5 inch squares) fabrics from Moda fabrics.

 This is the fish tank my Brother gave me & the fish are all African Cichlids my fav fish.

I never had any desire for a Mothers ring but when I saw these pendants I had to have one. The company is called South Hill Designs. The pendant is the size of a quarter, you pick out  the charms you want to put inside. My pendant has a birthstones for all three of my children, a sewing machine, a cross to signify my faith, a wedding ring, a paw print to for my fur babies, a white ribbon for lung cancer (the cancer that took my Mom last November), and a key just because I like vintage and antique things.
Happy Sewing,

Monday, May 19, 2014

Cancer Quilt

This is my first quilt of 2014. I made this for a dear friend that is fighting cancer right now. The butterfly fabrics are just beautiful and she loved her quilt. She used it to cover with during her treatments. We live about a forty five minute drive from each other so I told her that that quilt is me giving her hugs when she curls up with it. All of her tests so far are showing that her body has beat the cancer but we will know for sure in the next few weeks. Any prayers are welcome.
My friend Annette & her son Garrett

Heart pattern free motion quilting

The back of her quilt

Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Sewing Suppplies

I adore all of Lori Holt's Projects. Her blog is Bee in my Bonnet and her work phenomenal. I  am a little late to this craze but like they say, better late than never. This fabric line is called Vintage Happy. The patterns are so retro, I love the prints, colors and the quality of the cotton. I can not wait to get started on learning paper piecing. I welcome any and all tips with paper piecing.

Tula Pink's collection called Fox Field to be use with my 100 Modern Quilt Blocks book