Friday, February 5, 2016

Finally a Quilt Finish!

Finally, a finish!  This Sunbonnet Sue Quilt is a very vintage pattern.  I know lots of people only make modern quilts these days, and I really like modern quilts myself.  But, this quilt is for my stepdaughter and I really felt like she would like this quilt.   She is having a baby shower soon, so this will be my gift.

Its so hard to get a good picture of quilt this time of year.  There's not enough light when I leave to go to work or when I get home.  And on top of that its been raining a lot around here.  Isn't my hubby cute and helpful to hold this quilt up for me at 6:00 A.M. on a work morning?

I found this backing fabric in my stash.  Someone must have given it to me and I'm not sure where it came from..  The selvedge said it was Kathy Schmitz "All Through the Night".  Sounds like Christmas, but this fabric isn't Christmasy at all.  I love it and it quilted really well!

I like applique quilts that have the quilting only around the applique pieces.  But, the Sunbonnet Sue's are sort of big and I felt like the quilt would hold up better and probably look better if I just quilted everything, so that's what I did.

I'm so glad to start my list of quilt finishes in 2016!

This post is linked to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts.

Saturday, January 30, 2016


This post is linked to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

Saturday, I got an early start on some sewing projects.  By 7:00 A.M., I was almost done pin basting the Sun Bonnet Sue baby quilt I am making.

I am loving having more than one sewing machine set up!  I will start machine quilting the Sun Bonnet Sue quilt later today with my Brother Machine.  Normally having it set up for quilting would keep me from doing any other kind of sewing.  But with my Mama's old machine now in working order after having it serviced, I can sew some other things when I need a break from the free motion quilting.

Here's Mama's machine:

I hope your Saturday is great!  I am well on my way to having my first quilt finish of the year.  I'm not the fastest quilter in the world, but I'll get some quilts done eventually.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WIP Wednesday

Today is WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

Here are the first two blocks for the Sun Bonnet Sue baby quilt I am making.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Friday, January 1, 2016

My 2016 Quilting Goals

My 2016 quilting goals are pretty lofty, considering the amount of quilting time I have available!  But here's the list:

1.  Quilt the Christmas Scrappy Trips Quilt top.  This one is from last fall, but I didn't get it quilted in time for Christmas.

2.  Quilt the Road Trip Quilt Top.  This one is an oldie, but a goodie.    HERE is a post showing the quilt top.

3.  Make a Sunbonnet Sue baby quilt for the baby girl my step-daughter is expecting in April.  I have bought some pastel 30s reproduction fabric for this.  I found a pattern in one of my quilt books and my inspiration can be found HERE.

4.  I would like to make twin size quilts for all five of my grandsons.  I do not have to make them all this year, just for the oldest three.  The other two are still babies (18 months), so their's can wait a year or so.

5.  Hand quilt the "Giant Stars" quilt top that my grandmother made.  This one will be for my son.  You may remember that I hand quilted another one of my grandmother's quilt tops, which I gave to my daughter.  You can see it HERE.

5.  Start a leaders and enders quilt of some kind to work on all year.

BUT, before I can work on any of these projects, I am going to organize and clean my sewing room.  Its a disaster!  That's one part of my 2016 New Year's organizing goals.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Church Ladies Quilt Auction Results

Saturday night the auction was held for the quilt I quilted for the Ladies group at my church.  I was very pleased that it brought.............


Friday, November 20, 2015

On my sewing table Friday...

An actual quilt finish!  This is Zoology Quilt #2.  My Zoology Quilt # 1 can be seen by clicking HERE. The fabric line is by Michael Miller.  

I had the fabric left over from the first Zoology quilt I made in 2012, and improvised with what I had to come up with the design. 

The blocks are 9 inches (finished)

I love the matching aqua blue binding.

This quilt will be for sale in my Etsy Shop.