Sunday, October 14, 2018

Monday Making

Not only do I have FABRIC stash...
I also have a YARN stash.
😐😉😉
And....
It has to be DEALT WITH occasionally.

I have to put forth some effort in DEPLETEING
all that yarn!!

All those little yarn balls have to BECOME SOMETHING!!!

This is my little effort towards that goal.
A little something.
A small move in the RIGHT direction.

I'm USING yarn
and not
BUYING MORE!!!!
haha

(This is a toddler vest I'm working on
similar to the one in this post)

What are YOU making???

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Monday Making

This week I will attempt to make progress on this old UFO
handed down to me.

The 16 dresden plates were sewn together...
but had not been appliqued.
I have finished six and today I was able to play around with CIRCLES.

What color will I use??
I also did some mock ups with some border strips.
Hmm.....???

Lots of quilty thinking ahead. 
My FAVORITE kind of think to THINK!

I am using 12" background squares.
A variety.

I fold them in half twice and press.


Then I center the dresden plate
and use a BIG stitch on my machine 
to baste it down.
Just two lines.
It's been working just fine.

I am doing needle turn applique all the way around the outside.

I will THEN go back and add the centers 
when I decide what color(s) I will choose.

I kind of like the mix of GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW
I have chosen so far!
:)
What are YOU making???



Sunday, September 30, 2018

Monday Making

I made a simple quilt this week.

A quilt FULL of scrappy strips is a favorite of mine.


I did add some bigger chunks....
just because.
:)

Some of these scraps go WAY back.

I ran out of the blue binding fabric and 
absolutely LOVE the yellow blue stripey addition there!



I broke one of my sewing "personal challenges"
and BOUGHT backing fabric!!
LOL!

Isn't it cute???

Yes...
I was tempted to buy a lot more!
I also finished this quilt this week.

After mending it
and quilting it
and binding it...
I have given myself an honorary degree.
HARD WON, mind you.

Some of you read last week's post.
I did NOT end up appliqueing the open seams.
I ripped a little and sewed a little
and fretted a lot.)

You can now refer to me as.....

"the QUILT DOCTOR"

This honorary degree is given after
many hours of repair using specialized equipment.
(seam ripper, scissors, sewing machine, needles, etc.)
It is earned after at least 5 quilts are
mended in a satisfactory way.
Satisfactory requirements state that the quilt must be USABLE.

These quilts never are quite right in the end.

Just like broken body parts...
there are scars.

But....they WORK
and they look ALMOST just right.
;)

I have mended quilts like this at least 5 times...
so I consider myself to have earned this
AWESOME degree!!!

I'm OFF to order a wooden sign.
I will have my new LOGO engraved on it
and it will hang PROUDLY at my front door.

:)

what are YOU making this week???



Sunday, September 23, 2018

Monday Making

Thank you for ALL your sweet notes of encouragement
and CARE this week!
My son had surgery Wednesday and it looks like 
after time heals his leg....he'll be as good as new.
Actually....he'll be Titanium strong!!!
He is teased by friends that he'll be SUPER HERO material!!!

This week, as I help him with this and that....
I'll be repairing this quilt.

My daughter put it together...
but found that some of the seams split open.
Any of you quilters know why???

;)

Yep.
Some of those seams just weren't quite 1/4"

Instead of taking it ALL apart...
I am going to applique seam binding or
packaged bias tape on the seams 
that need attention.

I LOVE her quilt
and am so happy to give a little help in getting it
DONE!

I love DONE....don't you????


What are YOU making this week???

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday making

life happened.
Sorry no Monday making party this week.
Hope to see everyone next week🙂
My son had a little run-in with a vehicle 
Ouch!! 
I’m in waiting rooms doing some embroidery.
Nice to have that project bag “ready to GO!”

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Monday Making

I gave a quilt away this week.

I've had this one "ready to go" for quite a while....
but...
I wasn't ready to part with it until now.
It contains quite of few vintage fabrics
that I'll never see again.

I know.
It's silly.

I have SO much fabric.
Why fret about a CUTE little yellow strip of cotton??
with LAMBS on it??
That's only 1" x 5"???

I DO LOVE string QUILTS!!!

I guess I'll have to make another!!!


What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Monday Making

This week I pulled out an older embroidery set of printed blocks
that I have had in the "to do" pile for a long time.

This is the perfect portable project!
I brought it along on a short trip this week.
I took two small printed blocks, 
thread, needle, embroidery hoop and small scissors.
(There are about 10 identical blocks to embroider)

During my little trip, I was able to almost finish ONE block.
:)

As I stitched, I thought about how nice some 30's fabrics would look with it.
And guess what??
I happen to HAVE some of those reproduction prints!
(what DON'T I have...LOL)

As I stitch I will think about quilt settings.
There are always HAPPY thoughts when I'm stitching!

What are YOU making this week???