Sunday, May 21, 2017

Monday Making

What are YOU making this week??
Or...should I say...
what are you FINISHING???
:)

I hope to quilt this gorgeous charity quilt
that someone ELSE pieced for my local guild.

I will also HOPEFULLY make a backing for this quilt
and do I DARE HOPE to quilt it as well????

I can DREAM......

Link up and share!!
Here's a picture of the whole quilt for Nann!
:)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Monday Making

This week I am working on an applique project.
LOTS of vintage circles will be lining up on the quilt
VERY SOON!


What are YOU making???


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Monday Making

These lovely spring blocks are in the newest
published by Quiltmaker!

Except.....

The block in the magazine looks like this!
:)

When I designed the block it was FALL!!

I thought a FALL BLOOM was appropriate...
but NOW I'm thinking the happy spring colors
are BEST!


I think this is my favorite arrangement of the block.

I might be thumbing though this newest magazine this week...
looking for some inspiration!!!

What are YOU making??





Sunday, April 30, 2017

Monday Making

It seems to be "finishing time"
at my house!
Lots of finishes in a short amount of time.
I began this little vest a few months ago
and FINALLY got up the nerve to stitch it together
and add that ribbing!!
It's the type of knitting, for me, that takes some quiet
and concentration!
;)

I found that fun multi colored yarn (one ball)
and knew I wanted to make something for baby or toddler.
This vest pattern worked out great!

Details:
The pattern uses a fair isle pattern I did NOT follow
since my yarn had multi colors
*blue cotton yarn (from my stash) for the ribbing
and...since I didn't have enough yarn for the whole thing...
I used a BEAUTIFUL
*Autumn Wind lotus yarn for the back.

what are YOU making this week??


Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday Finish

It's Friday...
already???!

I was able to get this great quilt top together for another
high school senior.

I LOVE this one and will be sad to give it away.

Working on it was just the therapy I needed this week.

I had to say goodbye to these little feet.
This little one was with us for 15 months.

Foster parenting usually involves a goodbye.
Thankful for family and friends who've been praying
and a God who has been with us through it all.

All the creative activities also really help me
as I get used to days without a baby.

I've said goodbye before and know that it's
SUPER hard in the beginning and gets easier as time goes on.

There is a GREAT need for foster parents!
I hope the "saying goodbye" part doesn't deter anyone from 
a wonderful way to REACH out and LOVE children.

O.k.
Enough about NON-quilty stuff.
I'm going to go back and get that quilt finished up!!!
MENTAL HEALTH.......here I come!!!




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???