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!




Sunday, March 26, 2017

Monday Making

It's time to share about what YOU're making this week!!

I'm sure you're in the MIDDLE of something!
Or, if you're like me.....
You're in the middle of many SOMETHINGS!!!

I'm still plugging away at my "H" quilt.
My station is all set up next to the sewing machine.

I finally got SMART and set the small pieces in a plastic bin TOP,
so that I could move it out of the way when needed.
This is a LONG project folks!!!

One little 3 1/2" "H" at a time.


I also pulled out my orphan block box today
and think I might try to get these together
for a charity quilt.

Maybe some cornerstones and sashing???
Maybe a border of some kind to pull it together???

Those are the quilty questions that keep my mind buzzing!!!


I shared a picture of this little sweater Friday.
IT FITS!!!

Finished and GIVEN away already!!

Grandma's happy.

Link up and share about your creative plans for the week ahead!!!



Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Finish


I have a small finish this week!
Hooray for finishes!
 I used  THIS pattern.  Simple and sweet.
I made the largest size (5)
and hope it fits my granddaughter someday!

I so loved this yarn I found recently...
I HAD to find something to make with it!!

This here is my ongoing sewing project.
A few minutes here...
a few minutes there...

Someday ALL those 3 1/2" blocks will be a QUILT!!
The question is...
HOW BIG will it BE???

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Monday Making

My "H" quilt is growing!.....
SLOWLY....
;)

The little pieces are all Sprawled out on my sewing table...
and I sew a couple of blocks together as time allows.
:)

The little "H"s don't take long at all!

At the rate I'm going it will be a very long time
before there is a QUILT!

This past week there was pretty much NO sewing time.


I was camping and took my loom along.
When camping...
I want to be OUTSIDE!

The leftover t-shirt strips
made a very PRETTY rug!

What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Monday Making

I am so happy to have a little finish.
But..
I'm also sad.
I really enjoyed the time I spent adding EACH line of color!

I have a little stash of  yarns.
Seems I can't say "NO" When I see balls of pretty color
at the thrift store!
I need to USE THEM UP!!

This little crochet blanket will be given to a baby boy!
What are YOU making?


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Monday Making

I've been keeping busy with little tiny pieces!

Each "H" contains
Three 1 1/2" squares
and 
Two 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles.

This quilt I lovingly call....
UGLIES UNITE!!!
Lots of ugly fabric goes into making
a TRULY scrappy quilt!!
LOL!

What are YOU making??