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Some of the fabric is outdated and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???

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


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)

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!

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
Angie and Gary Short

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

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!!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Just because giveaway

When this magazine came out a month or so ago....
Life was giving me some BIG events.

Now that I've been able to catch my breath...
I'd like to give a couple of magazines away!

I have a block that was included in this issue.
Can I share it with YOU????

Leave a comment
and let us all know what you'll be doing for vacation.
It's summer in MY part of the world.
I hope to do some camping
or should I say...
Glamping in my trailer!!!

I also have TWO children making BIG moves this summer.
I'll be helping out a little.
My son has his first REAL job after college 
teaching in Arizona
My daughter will be moving to El Paso
with her husband who will be stationed there.
(He's an Occupational therapist in the army)

When adult children are experiencing change
in their lives...

Thanks for stopping by this corner of blogland.
I'll choose two winners on Friday.


I was so surprised to see one of my little quilts
in the Quilt Alliance instagram feed last week!

It was in a publication!
Fun. FUN!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Monday Making

It's been a LONG time since I've been able 
to sew ALL day long with a group of quilters.
Friday, I was able to join in a class with

I came home with a few blocks done...
and can't STOP sewing!

Now that we know what I'll be doing...
What are you going to be working on this week??

It won't be ALL sewing.
I also need to cook once in a while.
The garden keeps producing!!!

Friday, June 16, 2017


What do YOU see when you spy vintage linens??


I see little zipper bags.
I see aprons.
I see BIG zipper bags.  :)
I see pillow shams....
I see......

I also see QUILTS!

Add a little vintage linen to a little quilt...
You have
beauty and FUNCTION!!!

I"m taking my new zipper bag to a sewing day today.
I haven't been to quilt with a group of quilters for TOO TOO  long!!!

Happy sewing friends!
Hope you're enjoying summer
and ALL that summer brings!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Monday Making

This quilt celebrates my LOVE of scraps.

It contains BLUE and quite a few plaids and stripes.
(as in old shirts!)
I DO love re-purposing.

I'm calling this quilt  "HIGH TIDE".
The pattern is based on the classic disappearing 4 patch.
Instead of all squares, I used some rectangles.
I was even able to print up a pattern
and get it in my shop!
That's something to be excited and nervous about.  

I backed this one with some chunks of blue and tan.

Don't you love interesting BACKS???

What are YOU making this week??

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Starry night

Once in a while....

a LONELY quilt top
finds a new home.

This one needed to GROW to be full size.

It was a challenge finding JUST the right fabrics
to compliment the center quilt.

I found some fabrics that I'm really happy with.
I opted for SIMPLE border strips.

I EVEN attempted Mitered corners on that last border
and did an O.K. job of it!!!

Next up...
I'll have to figure out how I'm going to quilt this big one!
Wish me LUCK!