Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday

I was very happy to get this quilt OFF of my to do list this week!

It's always a challenge just getting a quilt sandwiched together....
right??
Once the layers were ready...

I put my feed dogs down.....
and I began making lines with little HILLS here and there.
I love simple quilting patterns!
:)

I have ONE MORE quilt to finish before graduation day!!!

Wish me luck!


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Monday Making

What are YOU making this week??
Or...should I say...
what are you FINISHING???
:)

I hope to quilt this gorgeous charity quilt
that someone ELSE pieced for my local guild.

I will also HOPEFULLY make a backing for this quilt
and do I DARE HOPE to quilt it as well????

I can DREAM......

Link up and share!!
Here's a picture of the whole quilt for Nann!
:)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Monday Making

This week I am working on an applique project.
LOTS of vintage circles will be lining up on the quilt
VERY SOON!


What are YOU making???


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Monday Making

These lovely spring blocks are in the newest
published by Quiltmaker!

Except.....

The block in the magazine looks like this!
:)

When I designed the block it was FALL!!

I thought a FALL BLOOM was appropriate...
but NOW I'm thinking the happy spring colors
are BEST!


I think this is my favorite arrangement of the block.

I might be thumbing though this newest magazine this week...
looking for some inspiration!!!

What are YOU making??





Sunday, April 30, 2017

Monday Making

It seems to be "finishing time"
at my house!
Lots of finishes in a short amount of time.
I began this little vest a few months ago
and FINALLY got up the nerve to stitch it together
and add that ribbing!!
It's the type of knitting, for me, that takes some quiet
and concentration!
;)

I found that fun multi colored yarn (one ball)
and knew I wanted to make something for baby or toddler.
This vest pattern worked out great!

Details:
The pattern uses a fair isle pattern I did NOT follow
since my yarn had multi colors
*blue cotton yarn (from my stash) for the ribbing
and...since I didn't have enough yarn for the whole thing...
I used a BEAUTIFUL
*Autumn Wind lotus yarn for the back.

what are YOU making this week??


Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday Finish

It's Friday...
already???!

I was able to get this great quilt top together for another
high school senior.

I LOVE this one and will be sad to give it away.

Working on it was just the therapy I needed this week.

I had to say goodbye to these little feet.
This little one was with us for 15 months.

Foster parenting usually involves a goodbye.
Thankful for family and friends who've been praying
and a God who has been with us through it all.

All the creative activities also really help me
as I get used to days without a baby.

I've said goodbye before and know that it's
SUPER hard in the beginning and gets easier as time goes on.

There is a GREAT need for foster parents!
I hope the "saying goodbye" part doesn't deter anyone from 
a wonderful way to REACH out and LOVE children.

O.k.
Enough about NON-quilty stuff.
I'm going to go back and get that quilt finished up!!!
MENTAL HEALTH.......here I come!!!




Sunday, April 23, 2017

Monday Making

This week I managed to finish this toddler sized sweater.
Weaving the ends in 
and putting all the parts together took some DOING!

and deleted the pockets.

This week I hope to add some buttons.
I dream of BROWN buttons...
but....
Wouldn't you know I have every OTHER color???
:)
(the buttons shown are just laying on top there for the photo shoot)

What are YOU making this week???




Friday, April 21, 2017

Scraps on Friday

I have a fun finish today.

Thankfully I had a quilt top ALMOST ready
when I found out I needed a couple more
GRADUATION quilts!!
;)
I have just a FEW quilt tops.
Cough cough...sputter sputter.....

This one only needed to be STRETCHED out a little.
JUST......a little bit LONGER!

SCRAPS to the RESCUE!!

I've had the quilt top about 6 years!
I think it was TIME to finish it....eh???

I love scrappy quilts
Don't you???

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Monday Making

I had to put my "H" quilt aside for awhile.
Seems it's baby season in my neck of the woods!

This little quilt came together pretty quickly.


I tried to use it ALL up..
hence the little strips on the side!
;)

Now....to find or MAKE a backing.
I'm trying NOT to shop for fabric.
Wish me luck.

what are YOU making this week??

Friday, April 14, 2017

Baby Quilt

I have quite a number of quilt TOPS in my stash.
I am SO thankful they're there!

When I'm pressed for time
and a baby quilt is needed....

ALL I have to do is
FIND a backing,
quilt it,
Bind it,
(First I have to find some binding!)
and finally....
label it.

Emphasis on ALL.
:)

I DO like this quilt I made a while back using orphan blocks
and a really CUTE panel that I found in the remnant section.

Hooray for FINISHES!




Sunday, April 9, 2017

Monday Making

What are YOU making this week??

I just finished another crocheted baby blanket
using a bunch of vintage yarn....
along with lots of little pieces of springy COLOR!!

I am going to try and NOT MAKE another one for a while.

I NOW have plenty of little blankets to give away.
It'll be hard.
;)
I DO Love the back and forth
rhythm of simple crochet and knit blankets.

Link up and share about your creative pursuits this week!


Friday, April 7, 2017

Parade of Small Quilts










These are the 10 table mats/small quilts
that will be auctioned off this weekend
at a ladies retreat.
I've shared about them as I worked on them 
these past few weeks and months.
Here they are ALL TOGETHER!!!

I had LOTS of fun making them!
Plus...
I enjoyed having a finished "quilt" 
in a shorter amount of TIME!!

I used ONLY fabric I already owned..
and tried to include a few seasonal choices.

Which one is YOUR favorite??
I think I like the heart one BEST.
:)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Monday Making

8 MORE little "H" blocks
and I can begin JOINING them into rows!!!

Hooray Hooray!!

Then....of course...
I'll have to add a border and WHO KNOWS
what that's going to be!
LOTS to dream about.
;)

Today I sat down and did some trimming.
I wanted to be sure the blocks were all 3 1/2".
I was SO surprised to be SO close on most of them!!

It made me think/HOPE I'm improving 
on that 1/4" seam THING!!!
LOL!



I've also been trying to use UP some vintage yarn
that was passed down to me.

It's a mindless activity I enjoy.
And...
since I need AT LEAST 3 projects going at ONCE....

I began this toddler sweater.

How many projects do YOU need to have going AT ONCE??

Link up and share about you're making this week!


Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday Finish

I have a LOFTY goal when it comes to quilting.
I TRY to make ONE charity quilt a month.

Sometimes I pick up a quilt kit at my guild
and sew it together.
Sometimes it's a quilt top that needs quilting.

It's a GOAL....
 I don't always succeed.
;)
I like goals.
They get me moving!

This month I used MY stash for charity!!

I have a plethora of orphan blocks.
Some from blogland friends
and some leftovers from MY projects!

I enjoyed trying to get some of them to play NICE together!

I didn't have quite enough for backing...
so I used two pieces.

It's nice to USE UP these little leftovers
and share a comfort quilt with someone
who needs some CHEER!