Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday

I'm quilting lines through some pretty hexagons today!

Last week I was looking for motivation.
This week I found some. ;)


I moved my machine into the dining room and got to work!!
The change in scenery is good.
Plus.....
The dining room table is big enough to hold the bulk of this big queen sized quilt!

Wish me luck as I wrestle with the "deep blue sea". ;)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall

The leaves are turning color here....
but the weather has YET to cooperate!
 
The leaves say FALL.
The weather says SUMMER.
 


I decided to listen to the leaves
and do a little Christmas sewing.
(Christmas tree skirt)
 
There's one thing I know about myself.
I like to TWEAK patterns...
OR better yet...
use NO pattern.
But I was kind of surprised I would do it to a pattern
 
LOL!
 
Instead of quilting this and adding binding
like the pattern instructs...
I made it PILLOWcase fashion.

Added some swirly lines.....for interest....

and in another TRUE to FORM move....
I used some old curtains for the back!
 
THRIFTY.
My middle name.
;)

Here it is BEFORE the swirly stitching.
Hmmm.....
I kind of like it this way too!
 
Too late.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

little jobs

When there are BIG jobs waiting to be done....
I choose the LITTLE ones.
Every. Time.

;)
 
This little table mat
includes all those great flying geese
sent to me last year when I collected orphan blocks.
Someone else's Leftovers
became a LOVELY project for me!
 
This is the first of 12 table mats
I'll be making for a springtime auction.
 
I don't know though....
I just might KEEP this one!!!!



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Deep Blue Sea

My quilt top is complete.
All I needed to do was to sit down and DO IT!  The thought of appliquéing the edges of all the hexagons onto the white border was bigger in my HEAd than the reality!
I was able to appliqué all around this afternoon !  

Does anyone else like to appliqué on a table? 
After sewing a basting stitch through the middle of the outside hexagons...attaching it to the border.....I needle turned the edges under.

Now I need to get some motivation from somewhere......and quilt this thing. It's HUGE!


Ooooh! I love all that color!
Hoping to quilt some hexagons in the white border.  Wish me luck! 
Anyone have some extra motivation laying around they're not using?
I'm running short.
;)


The post about how I made this quilt is HERE .





Thursday, September 18, 2014

Almost perfect

Nothing is absolutely perfect.
I'm sure you know that already.  Wink. wink.
Sometimes, though, something comes awfully close!
As I put this little bag together I kept thinking.....it's almost perfect!!
There's patchwork.  What could be more perfect than that?
There's a lovely lining full of tiny hearts from my stash.
I love making things without shopping!
Little tiny pieces of red on each end of zipper PLUS.....that black and white ribbon!
I was also happy to have a white zipper (long enough) on hand!
Like I said.......the word perfect kept coming to mind!

I squared the bottom.
Hey! Even the white on white fabric with chevrons you can barely see are all going the "right" way!
Oh NO they're not!! SEE??  It's ALMOST perfect.
LOL!

I will admire it for two more days.....
 
Then I will give this little piece of perfection (or almost perfection) to my friend!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

I was invited by the lovely Mrs. Moen to add a post to this wonderful blog hop. I think it all began with Debbie at A Quilters Table.

I googled "Around the World blog hop" and found LOTS of blogs participating and ran into so many exciting NEW-to-me blogs.  ;)

1. What I'm working on.


This week I will attempt to begin
attaching this hexagon quilt to a white border.
How will I do it????
That's what I've been asking myself!
 
I think I'm going to BASTE the edge onto the white border
with my machine....an inch or so away from the edge.
Then...
I will sit down and begin needleturning the edge under
ALL the way AROUND!
After that...
I'll remove the basting stitch.
 
This one is for my daughter and new son-in-law.
It's late.
What's new?
LOL
 
2. How is my work Different than others?
 
I'm not sure it is!
 
But I DO like SCRAPPY
CRAZY quilts!
 
 
3. Why do I create?

Because I LOVE giving my quilts AWAY!
 
 
 
4. How does my process work?

I PILE up a BIG bunch of scraps...
and I sew them TOGETHER!!!
 
As simple as that.
;)
 
 
I'd love for you to visit one of  MY favorite bloggers.....
She inspires me whenever she sits down at her sewing machine....
Picks up her knitting needles....
Or....
Pulls out her loom!