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??
But....


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

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

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Some of the fabric is outdated and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????