Thursday, November 10, 2016

Blogsy died

I am in mourning.  Blogsy died.  I posted from my iPad, and now it is gone.  My computer is old, my photos don't come over.

I need to do some research. . . .

Friday, October 14, 2016

Babies, Babies, Babies

This week has been a baby week for me. Here are the finishes:

Baby Girl Quilt "Star Light, Star Bright"


Donation premie quilt for my quilt guild

Two more premie quilts for the local hospitals.

For Christmas babies!


The premie quilts are so quick, just 24" x 30" -- no batting and a flannel backing, minimal quilting. Some members of my guild celebrate their birthdays by making their age in premie quilts! Impressive.

The Star Light quilt measures 38.5" square. Liberated stars. Quilted by me in the ditch around each block then outlined each star. The backing is a yellow gingham, binding is gray stripes from Amada Jean Nyberg's Good Neighbors line at Connecting Threads. The other fabrics are from my stash.

My cat has been walking around my sewing room, so after a wash, these will be on their way to babies near and far.

Connecting with CRAZYMOMQUILTS for Finish it up Friday.


Friday, September 23, 2016

If at first . . . .

My daughter requested a baby quilt for a friend of hers and her husband. I started off with this

Which makes this, a double pinwheel.

12 blocks put together with a little sashing makes a quilt top:
I love it, but they were thinking of something softer . . . . So, I put the red double pinwheels away and shifted to pinks, aquas and yellows.

Stars . . . . I also love stars! (But I love everything quilt related.)

Wonky points, a different star block for me.

Here's one possible layout. No sashing, the star blocks finish at 8", so a 40" square should be about right. I tried it jumbled, but I like this arrangement better. I got the OK, so here she is, a soft baby girl quilt, all sewn together.

The top is done! Measures 40" X 40", all made from stash. Wonky stars, tutorial HERE.

Since I just finished this top, I'll link up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday!


Friday, September 9, 2016

A Couple of Firsts

Here's my version of "Bonnie Lassie" from the book by Jen Kingwell, Quilt Lovely. I really enjoyed taking my time with this one. A few blocks here and there, and soon 99 had accumulated in my stack. It's totally made from scraps with a few pieces gleaned from the scrap pile at my quilt guild. I love remembering each fabric and the other places I have used it: a real trip down memory lane.

The firsts are -- my first quilt with an on point layout: this adds so much movement to the design. The directions made it quite easy. And this is my first finished quilt with a flannel back. The flannel makes it Very Cozy and gives much more weight as well. We will be cuddling with this one watching TV this winter. It has scraps of wool batting cobbled together to make the wadding. The only purchase was the flannel.

My 4 year old granddaughter helped with stitching down the binding. She's happy to tell you!

The backing is a flannel from Joanne's. I couldn't resist the Eifel Towers and the scooters.

Stats: pattern, Bonnie Lass from Quilt Lovely by Jen Kingwell

59" X 68"

All scraps from my stash.

Quilted with my walking foot on my DSM.


Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.


Friday, September 2, 2016

Love for S is Ready

Chemo isn't fun, but hopefully this quilt given with love will help.

There is lots of extra love squeezed into every corner.

And views of Hood Canal stitched into the binding.

Stats: 10" and 5" hearts from the tutorial by Cluck Cluck Sew.

68 1/2" X 49" after washing

Spiral quilting by me on my DSM


Linking up to Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Ah Summer!

Sitting in the shade, alternately sewing the binding on my latest quilt, reading, and swimming.


Heavenly! I can't decide which activity I like more. Equal parts of wonderful.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Love for S

Serious news for S, and she needs a quilt to cozy up during those hours of chemo.

My stash took care of it. It's basted, now I just need to quilt. Hopefully the hearts will send the message of how much she is loved.

Let's find a cure . . . .


Friday, August 5, 2016


Amanda at Crazymomquilts is taking a break from her Finish it up Friday link party, so no links. . . Until September.


Houses for H is finished! And I love it. . . .

Miss H, a long time friend of my daughter, has just bought a new house, and every house needs a quilt. After looking long and hard at Pintrest, this design came to be after one by Amy at Blotch and Thrum:

Somehow, a house quilt seemed appropriate!

Here's the back, an IKEA print that's been in my stash for a while.

Spiral quilting, and finished.

Finished at 48" X 66", before washing. (I never know if I should wash before gifting. I always wash baby quilts, but not others.)

Wool batting, quilted and pieced by me.


Linking up with Finish It Up Friday on CrazyMomQuilts.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bonnie Lass

Is watching Outlander getting under my skin? The book Quilt Lovely by Jen Kingwell jumped into my hands, and Bonnie Lass cried out to be made. I love scrappy quilts, I love doing a few blocks at a time, and I wanted to do an "on point" setting. It's all here, the name is just incidental, right?

I worked on these simple blocks whenever I was between other projects. I would take a handful of scraps, cut them in 2" X 3.5" pieces, and chain piece a bunch. At the ironing stage, I put the colors together randomly. When I got to 99, I stopped.

(This photo in the shade gives a very blue cast, but all the scrappy colors come through.). Then I threw them out on my bed to get an idea of the arrangement. It didn't seem to matter. . . Easy and fun. I just finished sewing the last row, and here she is, Miss C and Bonnie Lass.

Miss C was outside reading and asked to pose. I couldn't resist.

Here's on of my favorite blocks, done up in my high school colors.

Now I have two quilts in the "to be quilted" queue: Bonnie Lass and Houses for H.

It takes a while to think about that quilting design. . . . .


Monday, July 25, 2016

Houses for H

Miss H, long time friend of my daughter's has just bought her first home! She needs a quilt, right? Here's what I came up with, with lots of trolling on Pintrest.

I'm basting it today, not sure how I'll quilt it.

These two are at their other grandparents today, so the family room floor is available for me to crawl around upon! Love that crawlin, right?

I'll post more as progress happens. . . .


Friday, July 8, 2016

Scrap Making!

I've cut some of my scraps into 2.5" and 5" squares; a big hassle, but it pays off. When I don't know what to work on, I've just been cutting squares. And those little scraps turned into this:

It's for me. . . .

I tried to use random squares, but it was too random for me, so I chose these pink, oranges, and purples to make a medium sized Noodlehead wide open pouch. The lining is from Amanda Jean Nyberg's Good Neighbors collection at Connecting Threads.

A Friday finish for Crazy Mom Quilts link up.


Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day, USA!

Just made a little banner for my front door: Star and Stripes!

(Kinda looks like it should be hanging at a gas station in 1956!)


Friday, July 1, 2016

City Sampler

I have a long time in coming finish this week, my Tula Pink City Sampler. I made all 100 blocks from my solids stash. I tried to duplicate the color story in each sampler block from the book. I started this by sewing one a day in April, 2015. (Here's a link to that post.)


I didn't add the sashing, and I like how modern it looks.

The back is a sheet from The Company Store.

Quilted by me on my DSM. The spiral is my sure fire quilting design, and I'm practicing more free motion designs. The batting is wool for the softness, warmth and loft.

Here are a few more process photos:




Thanks for visiting!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.