Sunday, October 15, 2017

Monday Making

I FINALLY started HAND quilting my "H" quilt!

It was at first difficult to decide HOW to quilt it.
Then it was hard to imagine HAND quilting the entire thing!
Just thinking about it slowed me down!

After getting a few H's done...
I'm not as hesitant to work on it!!
Amazing how just a few stitches can get the
ol' quilting juices going!
Haha!

I'm also working on a simple baby quilt.

Aahh.
Gotta love those simple scrappy quilts!!!

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Monday Making

It's time for a MONDAY MAKING party again!

The weeks FLY by...
Don't they??

I'm always happy to have time at home to sew
and FINISH a quilt like in the last post.

MUCH of time though...
I'm on the GO and need a project that's portable.

KNITTING to the rescue!

I'm working on a shawl these days.

The pattern is BE SIMPLE VARIATIONS
that I found on ravelry.
What a GREAT source of inspiration!!

What are YOU making this week???



Saturday, October 7, 2017

Saturday Scraps

It is SO so nice to get a quilt finished!!

I love all the warm scraps in this one.

I found the perfect green to bind it....


And the PERFECT backing fabric!!
In my STASH!!
YEAH!

Isn't that a pretty fabric on the back???

A simple wavy diagonal line
is now one of my favorite quilt motifs.

Instead of using my walking foot
and TRYING to sew STRAIGHT,
I put the feed dogs down...
use my quilting foot.
I loosely follow the diagonal without STRESSING 
about it being exactly straight!

I used a half log cabin block to make this quilt.
2 1/2" strips.
Super simple.
The perfect kind of SCRAP QUILT.
:)


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Monday Making


This week I hope to make more Christmas blocks
using THIS pattern.

I doubt if this Christmas quilt will be done in time!
But...
I will see how far I get!!

I am still trying to use ONLY my stash.
Do you know how hard that is??
Sometimes the color options are THIN!
Believe it or NOT!
Haha!


What are YOU making this week??

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Modern Mini

The Call went out for quilts.
The color palette was chosen.
The THEME was chosen.
The size was manageable.

I answered the call.

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12"x 12"
Log Cabin quartet

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Monday Making

Isn't this a pretty quilt?
I love all those pretty fabrics!

This isn't my quilt top.
It was in the pile of TO BE QUILTED
charity quilts at my local guild.


I enjoy the quilting process when there's
absolutely NO PRESSURE!!!

And charity quilts are in THAT category!
:)

I also am happy these quilts are a manageable SIZE!!!

I am meandering around
with a loose flower motif.

It is a doodling kind of quilting
and it WORKS perfectly.

What are YOU working on this week??



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Monday Making

I'm making a Christmas quilt!

Scrappy REDS and GREENS


Beginnings are ALWAYS FUN!

Just hope I have enough of the reds and greens
I WANT!
I really AM trying to use my stash
and IF I can't find the right colors lurking here...

Well...
You know what will happen next!!!
:)

I will be teaching a quilting class 
with this pattern Oct. 6 (Friday)
Excited to spend a WHOLE day quilting!

What are YOU making this week??

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Handwork




                                     
Hand stitching is so satisfying.

I love adding contrasting color to patchwork!

and when the project is small...
well...
I goes so FAST!!!

It made me REALLY want to get going on a bigger quilt!
Just need to get a quilt sandwich made and get GOING!!
Just.
Haha!

These little mug rugs will be gifted soon
with a mug!
Yeah for simple practical little gifts!!
Homemade makes me happy!



Homemade is also nice in the kitchen.
This is an excellent pie that takes NO TIME at all.


I bought a ready made crust
and filled it up.
Easy peasy.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Monday Making

I have been USING up scraps over here.
Practical projects include Potholders
and...

                                         
Mug rugs.

Instead of cleaning UP after making a quilt...
It's more FUN to sew the leftovers together
and MAKE something useful!!!

What are YOU making??

Link up and share.





Friday, September 8, 2017

Scrappy top is off the floor

This is my VERY favorite kind of quilt!

The messy kind of quilt.
The FREE kind of quilt.

The kind that involves DUMPING scraps out
and DIGGING.

The kind where you use STRINGS that are ANY size
and you GET what you GET!!!

The kind that incorporates all KINDS of scraps...
even the clothing kind!

The kind of quilt that takes me on an
ADVENTURE!!
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This quilt lived on my design floor for a couple of weeks.
It was hard to get around it.
The Scraps were PILED next to it.....
and NOW it's pretty much DONE!

Yeah!

I still need a trim along the edges
and MAYBE add a border to make it twin size???

We'll see.

OOOh!
Then I need to QUILT IT!





Sunday, September 3, 2017

Monday making

I'm unable to host the linky party this week.
Spending time with family and technology is not being friendly.
Happy sewing!!!
See you next week.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Zippers and scraps

These little coin bags were so fun to make!

I was inspired HERE.

Thanks Emily!

My little gift basket is NOW full!

The scraps determined the SIZE of the pouch.
Some are pencil case size...

And some are COIN purse size.

The larger ones have batting.

These little coin pouches do not.

I enjoyed my PLAY time making these!

Happy SEWING!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Monday Making with a tutorial

Here's my finished baby quilt.
Borders added and READY to be quilted!
I love how all these mostly solid fabrics
melted together in this quilt.

The bright oranges
and springy yellows REALLY make it a happy quilt.

Here's a short tutorial on the block I used.
I began with a variety of strips.
1" - 3" wide.....
(You know I LOVE stringy quilts)

I sewed some together....
and trimmed each set of strips to 6" x 6"

Then I cut some 6" solids for the corners.
 TWO solid squares for EACH block.

I used 1/2 white and 1/2 a variety of colors.

I cut each of these solids in half diagonally.

First I attached a triangle to each side.
One way to align them is to mark very lightly 
in the center of each piece.

After attaching triangles to TWO sides....

I added triangles to the other sides
and trimmed the excess.

I pressed and SQUARED them up to 9" x 9".

My baby quilt used 12 of these blocks.
In this quilt, I also added a 3" border.

Everything went together SO quickly!


What are YOU making this week???

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Baby things

I began another baby quilt this week.
I will never TIRE of making a baby quilt.
AND....it seems...
There's ALWAYS be a new BABY to use them!!
:)

I also finished this sweet PINK quilt
after joining a quilt along.
WOW!
It's been such a long time since I've joined in one of these.
I'm so happy I had the time to join in with Debbie.

'
It's GREAT to see everyone's interpretation
on the THEME.
NOW.....
It's ready to be gifted.


In between sewing...
I worked on these cute little booties!

TWIN boys arrived.

Is there anything BETTER than HOMEMADE??