Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New Block of the Month (BOM)

I haven't been doing much quilting lately, but I feel the urge coming on again!

There's a new Mystery Block of the Month that begins on July 1st and ends in December which is being offered by Turning Twenty.  I thought I'd share it here in case anyone else would like to join.

Here's the link to sign up:

Mystery Block of the Month

Monday, June 8, 2015

Grandbaby on a quilt

Its so nice to put some of those quilts that I worked so hard on to good use. I wanted to take some pictures of Baby Jake outside and so I grabbed the Cheddar Bow Ties quilt.

These are pictures from an old post of the Cheddar Bow Ties Quilt.

I can't think of a better use for a hand made quilt that to put a precious grandchild on it on a beautiful day!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Quilted Spring Table Runner

I wanted to make a Spring table runner and this is the result.  I started out with some lemon fabric scraps and pulled more fabric and scraps to go with it.  I like it a lot better in person than in these pictures.


The backing is green and white dotted.  I can flip it over for a whole new look.

I used the sew and flip/quilt as you go method, but I just had to go back and add some more quilting.  I love how the swirls turned out.  I sewed the binding on completely by machine and it turned out great and was such a time saver. 

I added a basket of hand made spring colored cloth napkins and some dollar store fruit on a white platter.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Harper's Quilt

Here is a quilt I recently made for a new Great, Great Niece, Harper.  My inspiration was from a quilt made by my friend, Little Pen Pen, shown HERE.
 These aren't the best pictures, because it was a cold, windy morning, and I was quickly trying to get a few pictures before heading out to the baby shower.

I love that one little block with Little Red Riding Hood.

The backing.

I really like how it turned out.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Baby Brayden's Quilt

I made this quilt for my newest nephew, Brayden.  In this picture, it has already been washed and dried.  The borders are made from some light weight denim and I wanted to make sure everything would wash well.  It did fine!

The center fabric was too cute to cut up and then sew back together, so I just used it as it was.  It's perfect for a little boy.  The words says, "What happens on my tractor, stays on my tractor".

The back is made from red, white and blue fabric.

I'm now working on a little girl baby's quilt.  Almost every baby quilt I make is for a boy.  Its so nice to be able to use some pink.  I'll be posting a picture of it very soon, as I am almost finished quilting it as we speak.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Super Bowl Sunday Sewing

Here it is February 1st already! I'm not a fast quilter, but I did manage to sew the final two borders on this quilt top today.

It measures 72 X 82.  I plan to quilt and bind it in February.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

WIP Wednesday - The Road Trip Quilt Along Blocks

Like so many other quilters, I am trying to finish some UFOs this year, before starting any new projects.  These blocks were made during the summer of 2012, as I followed along on the Road Trip Quilt Along that was hosted by the Sewing By Moonlight Blog.  

There are 16 blocks that needed to be sewn together into a quilt top.  I never did get the North Carolina block made that I planned.  Its still on my quilting bucket list though! I found fabric in my stash that would work for the sashing and corner stones.... because another quilting goal for 2015 is to use the fabric I have on hand.  I have been so blessed by the gift of fabric from my sister, sister-in-law and the mother of a coworker/friend at work.

I started working on it Saturday, January 3rd, and I've made quite a bit of progress this week. 

It works for me to try to work on projects for 15 minutes each morning before work.  This time around I am also trying to do 15 minutes after work.  I can usually do this while supper is cooking or while waiting for hubby to get home.

I spent some time on New Year's Day organizing my sewing room and moving some things around.  I moved the sewing machine to another window and I like it much better there.  Before I looked out on the road in front of my house and now I can look out over the fields.  This time of year there are no crops out there, so I can see for quite a long distance.

This post is linked to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.