Sunday, January 21, 2018

Monday Making

My knitting is taking a back seat this week
as I try to get some more hand quilting into

SOMEDAY it will be a finished quilt...
but it's hard to imagine WHEN that someday will be!

If I leave this quilt out and HANDY.....
I'm more likely to add stitching.

What are YOU making this week??

Friday, January 19, 2018

Quilt crossings

This quilt just returned home  
from a traveling exhibit

I'm happy to now hang her up in MY house!

It is very minimalist and contains
LOTS of recycled even some "ancient" fabrics.
I say ancient because the OLD old muslins
I included are stained and probably
100 years old.

I LOVED adding that element to this quilt!

The old fabric gives this quilt a quality
that Joanns just couldn't.

The hand quilting adds so much TEXTURE!

Hand quilting.
Old fabric.
Piecing scraps together.

Just SOME of the reasons I LOVE to quilt!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Monday Making

It's time for a Monday Making party!

What are you making this week??
I have been working on this afghan for a while now.

I had DREAMS of finishing before Christmas....
but that didn't happen.
That's o.k.
It's progressing. Slowly!

I want this to get REALLY big!
That means...
it's a LONG term project.

The unfinished afghan AND the yarn are housed in a basket
Near the kitchen.
I pull it over to a chair and work as I listen to
people talk at the table.
It's a little busy work. NO thinking.

Now it's your turn.
Thanks to everyone who links up
and makes this a FUN Monday get-together!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Weaving towels

Santa brought me a larger rigid heddle loom this year...
so I tested it out with some cotton yarn.


I made some kitchen towels
that I'm afraid to USE!!

They're so pretty...I don't want to mess them up.

I"ll probably give them away and let someone ELSE
break them in!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Four patch Monday Making

Last week I was making four patches
I'm still AT IT!
This time with masculine colors.
(They're all spread out on the floor now
so I can admire them)

I'm finding that the BOY colors are running
low in my 3" square scrap drawer.

I will probably have to cut some up!
Can you believe it?

I have a GIRL quilt going (almost done)
and the BOY quilt just got started.

(Both quilts will be given away in June
to graduating high school seniors at my church)

My mom is visiting so I pulled out the scraps
and had her sewing with me.
I have at least ONE more machine
if you want to join us!
The easiest thing to do was to enlist her in 4 patch making....
you know what???

We might just have to BRANCH out!!

I'm dreaming about beginning
at least ONE more quilt before she leaves!!!

Link up and share what YOU'RE Making!
Are you making your house guests sew too???

Saturday, January 6, 2018


I finished this quilt right before Christmas.
When the holiday decorations came down...
this one went UP on the wall.
It's smallish (36"x 36") and I am enjoying the sparkle it's giving my entry.
I entered this one into quiltcon...but it was a reject.
ah well.
I love it!

This quilt is made JUST with scraps and recycled garments.
The BEST kind of quilt!

I hand quilted it, so I've spent LOTS of time with this one.

Every quilt I hand quilt is another step towards 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Monday Making in the New Year

I'm going to begin the new year with 
a simple 4 patch quilt.

The 3" squares were READY to GO
in my little 3" square drawer.

I DID cut some purples
for the purple lover who will receive this one!

I have a nice stack started
and look forward to adding to it this week!

May YOUR new year hold
LOTS and LOTS of
scrappy HAPPY

Link up and share what you're up to this week!