Sunday, June 19, 2016

Monday Making

Here's what I'm working on this week.

I'm ALMOST done with the appliqued squares!

Just one more!

Then....
I have to decide what to do in the alternate blocks..
IF anything.

Hoping to add a nice applique border.
THAT, my friends, will take a while!!!


You're next!
What are YOU making this week??


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Monday Making

I shared about this quilt in March....
An OLD unfinished quilt that needed a little LOVE and attention.

She's a QUIRKY quilt.
There are some thin fabrics and some weak seams.
But....
I'm a CRAZY quilter and wanted her to be DONE!
EVEN if she IS a bit rough around the edges!

I took her along on our recent cross country drive
and found that hand quilting and riding shotgun go HAND in HAND!!
;)

After finishing up the hand quilting...
I trimmed her and added this striped binding.

We are VERY close to a finish friends!!!
This old quilt will soon find her life can be USEFUL!

Isn't that what EVERY quilt wants???

What are YOU making this week??


Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday

It has been a busy week here!
All these 5" squares and I have been at WORK!

I love the way the flowers, polka dots and stripes melt into ONE fun baby quilt!

When I ran out of squares....

I dug around in my 5" stash and found these elephants!!

So perfect...
and SO fun!

The back was pieced using some leftovers chunks.
My stash doesn't usually have pieces BIG ENOUGH for the whole backing.
I'm trying really hard to USE WHAT I already OWN!
A challenge...
but a FUN challenge.
;)

I also quilted this quilt top that had been folded up
and ready to GO!!!
Since I was quilting ONE...I might as well keep the momentum going!

What I thought would be quick and trouble free....
wasn't.
I found out it IS POSSIBLE to quilt...rip out....and quilt again!!
UGH.
All it took was ONE movie to do the UNSEWING!
GOOD THING It's a BABY QUILT!!!!

Here's the reason:

When I pieced the backing I patted myself on the back!
Aren't those prints perfect for each other??

Then I lined it up with the quilt top and the batting
making sure...
OR SO I THOUGHT..
they were straight.

I happily went about quilting lines
and trimming the quilt.

WHAT?????
IT's lopsided.

;/

It didn't take me long to decide it needed a DO OVER.

I found another piece of fabric to use for the backing...
quilted it again
and NOW I'm HAPPY.

I even enjoyed that movie as I RIPPED!!!
;)

A little advice.
DOUBLE and triple check if you want your backing to be straight.
And then...
IF it's NOT...
Don't be afraid to rip!!!


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Monday Making

Simple and Sweet.
That is what's on MY agenda this week!!!

Isn't it amazing how wonderful fabrics look when they're 
ALL MIXED UP??
Even if they are only SQUARES!

I'm SO happy to be sewing after a week AWAY!!
I'm sure many of you know that feeling!
;)
The pretty squares are ALL LINED UP
and I'm ready to SEW!!!!

What are YOU making this week??



Sunday, May 29, 2016

Monday making

Friends......
It's time for a Monday making linky party, but I'm visiting daughter and son-in-law in San Antonio.
What a great city!!!!
I'm away from my computer and my comfort zone when it comes to blogging.

Trying to figure out how to add a link on my iPad is beyond me. 😕
You technology wizards won't understand.....
But, I bet.....
Some of the rest of you WILL!!! Right??

If you'd like to share about what you're making,
Give as much detail as you'd like in your comment and we'll all try to visit via comment section this week!!!!

I'm almost done with this baby blanket!!! A couple more days of driving (that is... My husband driving) and I'll be done!
FYI:
Thin yarn and small needles equals VERY SLOW project! 
Note to self: choose big next time!


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Graduation Season

It's graduation season.
Time to FINISH the quilts!

This is the last of three graduate quilts
that will be given away SOON!

My blue scraps and leftover shirts
did NOT disappoint me!

A simple loopy quilting pattern was
easy and brainless.


AND...
my stash yielded some nice CHUNKS for the backing!

I enjoy making
and GIVING!
Don't you???

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Monday Making


I've been swirling around on a graduation quilt!!
Mindless quilting.
A SIMPLE swirl.
MY sort of doodling.
I thought about quilting something "Creative"...
but decided my doodle was good enough!!

;)


What are YOU making this week???
Link up and share!