Sunday, July 16, 2017

Monday Making

I've been camping 
and sewing.

I packed some scraps and enjoyed making string blocks!


I also enjoyed some outside games!


Now that I'm home,
I hope to finish this simple baby quilt.
The baby is almost here!!!
What are YOU making this week??


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Finishes


Being a grandma means I get to make some of these.
I DO love baby sweaters!!
There's the YARN.
There's also the SIZE.....ha ha!!
And the BEST part....
Is seeing the little one WEARING IT!

I also finished this half square triangle quilt top this week!

It was a FUN challenge working on my color VALUES!!!
Some of the fabric is outdated and
some is downright ugly.
(it was a personal challenge to see if I could make it work!)
It also contains quite a bit of purple.
Not one of my TOP colors.
But...
I do like the design.
The squares are 3 1/2".....
Not quite small enough to HIDE the ugly fabric.
:)





Sunday, July 9, 2017

Monday Making

I am currently sewing half square triangles.
NON-STOP! 
:)

There is a happy BUZZ in the sewing room
as the quilt grows and grows!!!

This quilt contains SO many ugly fabrics.
Look close and you'll spy them.
but...
It is SO FUN to see them MINGLE
in this quilt
and become something
BEAUTIFUL!!!

Each half square triangle block is 3 1/2".
I am using a NEW to ME tool
called - EASY ANGLE.
It seems to save time and FABRIC!
Yeah!


What are YOU making this week??



Sunday, July 2, 2017

Monday Making

I am still making broken dishes blocks.
Since they measure  only 4 1/2",
it will take quite a few to make a bed sized quilt!

I'm cutting, chain piecing and trimming
at HOME
and....
AWAY.

:)

It's fun to SEW while CAMPING!!!
and..
Lugging scraps to the camp ground is NOT THAT bad.....
Haha!
I will also be working on a couple more "ships" this week.

There is a block swap in my guild
and I hope to WIN one of these months!!!

What are You making this week???

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday

My son is SOON to be a responsible adult.
:)
I've been collecting things for him
as he gets ready for the BIG move.

I've ALSO been MAKING things.
Mom has to MAKE something to mark the occasion!

I took some orphan blocks....
cut them up and put them BACK TOGETHER!!!

I then layered toweling and denim (old jeans).
Then I quilted and bound.
'
I love them.
I also used my spare parts bin.
I now have a jar that holds pieces of dissected shirts!
The collars, the cuffs, etc!!
See those little strips for hanging??
Those were part of an old shirt
and were SO handy to use!

The potholders are ready!
and the kitchen stuff is getting collected.

(Thanks to Goodwill)

NOW....
WILL he COOK????

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Monday Making

This week...
I hope to make a bunch of these little blocks....
So that I can join them up like this...
and HOPEFULLY it will grow into a quilt!!!

I DID take a class last week
and THOUGHT I'd be making a Bonnie Hunter design.
But....You know me!
I HAD to be DIFFERENT.

That's always more FUN!!
:)

What are YOU making this week??

Friday, June 23, 2017

Winners and a bag

Thank you for all who commented on the last post.
It's fun to hear about everyone's summer plans!!
What a BUNCH of BUSY quilters!!!

There are TWO winners
for the magazine:

Jayne Honnold
and
Angie and Gary Short

Email me your address...
and I'll send the Magazine!!!
Congratulations!

This week I was able to use an old shirt
for my latest t-shirt bag!!

I liked the print on this one
and am happy to find a GOOD use for a pretty t-shirt!!!

Happy Sewing!!!