Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday finish - quilts and cookies

I don't use this color combo very often....
but I DO like these reproduction fabrics...don't you??
You may notice they're not ALL reproductions.
I had to sneak some other stuff in there too!

My 2 1/2" drawer is FULL
and I needed to fill a few gaps.


This adds to my collection of table mats
for a spring retreat auction.
My goal is 12.
I am halfway there!!!

I am LOVING these little quilts!!

The weather is warm here...
but I also did some baking.

Don't you LOVE handwritten recipes???
They are so full of memories and LOVE.

This one was given to me a few years ago by 
my friend's young daughter.
It's a sweet memory of time together!!!

I hope pinterest and all the online recipe collections
never replace these handwritten GEMS!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Monday Making

I'm quilting and binding a quilt this week.
A quilt that SOMEONE ELSE pieced!!
My guild has a nice pile of Charity projects...
and this was ONE of them.

I am enjoying the FINISHING of this quilt!

Many hands make LIGHT work!!!  right???

And it's sure nice that this quilt is SOoooo pretty!!!

What are YOU making this week???

Friday, October 14, 2016

Sewing for the seasons

I've been busy getting ready for the holidays.

Ornaments and quilts.

I LOVE using my scraps!!
The little Christmas quilt also incorporates
some of the plaid shirts that I like to use.

When I realized I didn't have an October quilt....

I got BUSY!!

Teeny tiny 1 1/2" square triangles
became a little WELCOME mat
next to my pumpkins!!

This little quilt is 6" square.

After all that sewing....
I hung up an old friend!!

It's FUN to sew for the SEASONS!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Monday making

I am on a TABLE MAT kick!

Here's another small beauty using UP some of the scraps
that FILL my bins!

It's made of flannel
and it's hand quilted!

Oh...there are few plaid shirtings in there too.
I LOVE repurposing old clothing...
especially stripes and plaids!!!

What are YOU making this week??

Link up and share..
Hop around and spread some encouragement!!!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Bow Ties

I was able to complete 2 small finishes this week.
Two little quilts.
They are what I like to call "table mats".

I used the SAME set of leftover bow tie blocks to make both of these.

Isn't it AMAZING how different they turned out??

Hand quilting these little quilts
makes them EXTRA special.

I'm making about 10-12
 little table mats for an auction in the spring.
Hoping to get a nice variety of quilts
using UP the myriad of scraps that FILL my bins!
So far I have 4 made with one needing to be quilted!

Hope they find HAPPY HOMES!

I'm WAY ahead of schedule.
but knowing me..
I'll still need a few more by the time the deadline arrives.
We all work GREAT under pressure, right??

(The bow ties are all 4 1/2" square.
The borders I added are 2" wide.
Both of these little quilts measure almost 20"x 20")

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Monday making

After a LONG sit...
this quilt finally got the border it had been waiting for!!!

Poor thing.
It had to stay folded up in the quilt top pile while I 
I contemplated a VERY long time.

I decided....... I just had to GET 'ER DONE!!
Yesterday was the day.
It was a BEAUTIFUL Saturday to sew!
There was NO place I needed to be
and the house was relatively clean.

Quilting her will be another BIG project!

I'll probably wait a bit since I JUST finished quilting this one...
my scrappy tumbler quilt.

I am So excited to USE THIS QUILT!
but first...

I'm remembering that hand sewing binding
on a queen sized quilt is NOT FAST!!!
It's kind of BORING.

What are YOU making this week???

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pink Charity

This week afforded me some TIME...
(A RARE occurrence over here)...
so I was able to finish my charity quilt!

I'm so happy I added those borders.
Little things sometimes help a LOT!!
The side panels are 3"...
the bottom and top are 4 1/2".
I USE what I have friends!!

I thought the BRIGHT pink gingham backing was SO nice...
I also used it for the binding!

This pattern is SO simple
and SUCH a great way to use up those 5" squares 
that were hanging around here!!

I love this quilt so much...
it will be hard to give away!