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!!
***************

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???