Thursday, August 17, 2017

Spring Blooms and Blossoms

I'm happy to introduce
Spring Blooms and Blossoms.

She's a springy quilt.

A scrappy quilt.

A throw size quilt.
She's also....
a TWIN size quilt.

This pattern is now in my etsy shop.

I'm REALLY curious to know how she'll make up in
CHRISTMAS colors!!!

I THINK I know how to find out!!!


for joining me
in my Pattern making adventure!!!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Monday Making

This week I hope to add a border to ALL these scraps!
Wonder what color it will be??
I could choose almost ANY color
and it would WORK!

This quilt uses a lot of older fabrics...
and to me, it looks like it belongs in a cabin somewhere.
The quilt block I used is called a
HALF log cabin.

I had some leftover blocks from a class I took
a LONG time ago.
One thing led to another...
I began making more blocks
and NOW there's almost a QUILT!!!!

What are YOU making???

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Monday Making

There's a theme going on in my sewing room.

It seems I'm on a baby quilt KICK!

has a quilt along going
and I succumbed.
I began a NEW quilt with others still unfinished.
Surprise. surprise!!!

Once I began sewing strings together...
I couldn't STOP!!!

The tiniest little pieces were used to make
this adorable pincushion!!!

Yeah for teeny tiny scraps!!!

What are YOU making this week??

Friday, August 4, 2017

friday finish

This quilt was ALMOST complete a LONG time ago!!

I can finally say DONE.
I love baby quilts.
I love string quilts.
This is a happy mix of BOTH!!

The binding is finally on.

Now it needs a little BOY!!!


I've listed this one in my etsy shop.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Quilts and Babies - Monday Making

This post is FULL of quilts
Babies ON quilts.
I have a little collection of pictures
that I hope will GROW year by year
as the babies come
and the thank you pictures arrive!!!
Some of these I have posted before....
but IT's SO FUN to see some of them together!!

I've given 3 baby quilts away this week
and ONE lap quilt!!

I depleted my baby quilt pile...
so I THINK this week I'll be sewing something
with PINK or BLUE fabric.
A small quilt.

What are YOU making this week???

Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday Finishes

Since this quilt began as a personal challenge....
I had NO idea I'd have it finished ALREADY!

The binding is even ON!

Hooray for finishes!!
Using the STASH!

I also finished this tea towel apron.

I made it RIGHT after purchasing it from the thrift store this week 
Knowing that if I waited....

It would be forgotten.

Now it hangs along with the other aprons
in the cupboard....
READY for action!!

I love having a little
practical memory of a great city!!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Monday Making

These are a few of my favorite pincushions.
Well loved and USED often!!

I have been tempted to make some more
after seeing the daily dose of inspiration from
Haven't YOU??

Everyone was home this weekend.
 It's kind of hard
to FOCUS on sewing.

What are YOU making??

Friday, July 21, 2017

Baby quilt

I finished a baby quilt this week.
You know I LOVE baby quilts!!

There are only six stars in this one
and they got SPECIAL treatment!!
Choosing a contrasting thread and doing some BIG stitches
was all it took to make this quilt EXTRA special!!
I was able to use only stash
with this quilt.
EVEN the backing was folded up and Ready!
Isn't it perfect???

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


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.
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.

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.
It is SO FUN to see them MINGLE
in this quilt
and become something

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!

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


It's fun to SEW while CAMPING!!!
Lugging scraps to the camp ground is NOT THAT bad.....
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???