Saturday, February 25, 2017

Teal Scrappiness

During the month of February, the color of the scraps over at Scrap Happy Saturday (click here for more teal!) is teal.

So I scrapped up all my teal scraps and started on a Double Irish Chain Quilt.  I don't have very many teal fabrics, but I am happy to make use of them.  




I have made a few more blocks using other colors of the rainbow also, during this past week!

Have a great Saturday!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Splendid Sampler Wall Hanging



I spent some time in my sewing room Saturday.  This wall hanging is made from 12 six inch blocks that I made last year as part of the Splendid Sampler Quilt along.  I only made these 12, so I decided to put them to use.








Happy Valentine's Day!



Have a great Monday!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching

Today is a perfect day for slow Sunday stitching.  I've been working on two new coasters for my hubby and me.  This afternoon I have been doing the hand stitching of the binding on the back just like I would on a quilt.

Here is my coaster before the binding was added.

The back.

The Hubby's Coaster. (He likes red barns and cows and such)

The back of his.

The hand stitching of the binding.

In progress.

Now I can sit my diet coke on my coaster.


This post is linked to Kathy's Quilts where she is hosting SLOW SUNDAY STITCHING.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Musical Monkeys Quilt

Well..... its been six months since I posted a new quilt, but I finally finished one!

I call this one Musical Monkeys because there are monkeys and guitars.  I made it for my great, great nephew, Ander Cole.  He was born in September, but I didn't get it done in time for his birth.  I saw his family yesterday for a family Christmas get together, so I pushed through during the last few days and finished it.







I hope to get back into quilting in 2017.  I did not finish several projects that were on my goal list for 2016! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Football Fever I and II

Here are my two recent finishes of the quilts I think I should call Football Fever I and II.   They measure 48 X 60 which is the size of toddler quilts.  Both these boys sleep in toddler beds.  They are age 3 and not quite 2.  This picture shows the backing fabric.




 I made two matching pillow cases with the left over fabric using the magic pillowcase tutorial found HERE.


I love how they turned out!


The fronts are simple with alternating squares that have appliqued stars on them.


The backs.


These 2 finishes were on my Quilt To Do List that I posted way back in January.  Yay!!!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching


I've been working on two toddler bed sized quilts for 2 of my grandsons who are brothers.  For a toddler bed quilt, the measurements are about 48 inches by 60 inches.

Today has been a perfect day for hand stitching the back side of the binding on the quilts. It a cloudy, rainy day as Tropical Storm Bonnie inches by.

As you can see the quilts have a football theme and I think this backing fabric is perfect.


I'll need to take pictures of the front of the 2 matching quilts soon!

This post is linked to "Slow Sunday Stitching" at Kathy's Quilts.https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Christmas Scrappy Trips

2016 Finish # 4

My Christmas Scrappy Trips Quilt:



I made the quilt top last year and finally quilted and bound it.  One more item checked off my 2016 To Do List!


I really loved making this quilt.  I want to make another one with a more planned color design.  I learned after I made it that using the same color in the center of each block makes a the design really pop.  I also want to use similar colors in the same spot on each block.


It was a windy day, but it always is when I'm trying to get a picture of a quilt!


Scrappy Trips Tutorial found at Quiltville HERE