Thursday, February 4, 2021

Animal Baby Quilt

 I recently completed a quilt I’d started designing back in 2018. 

I have now u now finished it. Whew. 

Finished Product

Original Design

Computer Design Re-worked

Using CAD to design patterns

Adding seam allowance

Beginning the cutting process

Pattern look, Pattern pieces, and beginning sewing

Right at this point I got Covid and had to stop for about 3 weeks

I finally figured out how I wanted to do the heart.

Embroidered the name.

Adding tiny pieced sashing for around blocks

Always fun to do a little improv piecing for the back
(especially since I ran out of the backing fabric.)

Our newly adopted Dusty is helping

Quilting the sandwich

Printed out some tags!!

And Voila.

The ears and tail on some of the animals 
are free to flop around, play with,
chew on or whatever. (here they have been pinned up)

A little wash and dry and it's puckered up nicely
and washed away any extra sizing or starch.
Perfect for babies skin. 

I hope to upload the pattern to my Etsy account. But first I should probably give it to the intended recipient first.

Thanks, Ruth

Thursday, August 6, 2020

DIY masks to help out during Covid 19.

Well, it's been a minute hasn't it. A year I believe.

I've been very busy lately doing my usual freelance work. Alterations, tailoring, repairs, custom quilting and apparel... as well as.... masks.
Since March I've been steadily making masks for donation and for sale.

I started with a few face-masks, and have slowly been changing the fit and construction a few times. Added new sizes, changed the fabrics, changed the ties and elastic. 

So far I've donatied 323 masks to hospitals and care centers around Texas.

I've also sold a few on my etsy.

Check them out!

Lip reading mask image 0

Lip reading mask image 5
Sparkle tie dye face mask image 0
Grey face mask with adjustable straps image 0


Monday, January 21, 2019

2 year Nativity

I can never figure out what to get my mother for Christmas. She collects Nativity scenes so one year, about 2015 or possibly 2016 I started on a Nativity watercolor.

I just presented it to her 2 years later. I spend a month or two originally working on it and shelved it until this past 2018.

Here's a look at it finished. And the steps I took to get there.

Finished in  December 2018

I finally finished.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Big Sue Trading Co.

My nephew had asked me if I knew how to make a logo of his dog Sue, so he could put his face on a hat.

Here was his sketch, which to be honest I really think is cute.

But he sent me a picture of his dog Sue, so I worked from that at first for the actual dog logo. Even though I kind've like his hand-drawn one better.


First draft, I feel like it needed to be simplified much more.

This is still in my opinion too busy, I'm thinking
I want to make it so that the logo can be just two colors, but
not as linear.
I'm getting there.

I think this might be the one.