Sunday, April 22, 2018

Monday Making

Hello Quilting Friends!
What are YOU making this week??

I have been slowly working on a knitting project.
A cardigan sweater for one of my girls.

I've made so many  BABY sweaters...
I thought I would at least be able to FOLLOW a pattern in an adult size.
So far.....So good.
Adult sweaters do take a "TINY" bit longer!!!

(this free pattern is on ravelry HERE )

There will be a slight pause of TWO weeks for this link up party!

I will be unable to post for a couple of weeks.

Keep MAKING!!!

I'll be back!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Monday Making

After a successful auction of SMALL quilts (table mats) last weekend,
I had a couple of requests from the losers.

I couldn't repeat the small quilt exactly...
But I tried to come close.

Scraps and orphan blocks just CAN'T be
repeated EXACTLY!!

What are YOU making this week??
Thanks to ALL who link up
and share!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2018


When it comes to sewing...
It was a GOOD week!!

It helps to have a few things
ALMOST finished!!!

The first quilt was almost done.
It just needed a border.
This is my third graduation quilt.

I added binding to my hand woven baby blanket!
I added a soft pink cotton binding.

When that was done....
I added a border to this scrappy, scrappy quilt!
My fourth and last graduation quilt.
NOW.... to get them ALL quilted!!!

It was a miracle that the Saw tooth border fit perfectly!!!

Getting all these ALMOST finished things DONE
makes me want to BEGIN something VERY soon!!!

My wheels are churning!!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Monday Making

Hello quilting friends!

I'm home from a busy weekend and all I can think about is

I may open this "BRAND new"
Vintage package of embroidered quilt squares this week.
I found this pack at a thrift store for $2.

There are enough squares to make a QUEEN sized quilt!
***OOPS! I just checked.***
NOT. queen. sized. 
Don't ever give me an important job.

I have to say...
I haven't seen a quilt made with these yet!
Have YOU?

Link up and share about what YOU'RE making this week!

Friday, April 6, 2018

A Parade

All the table mats are ready to go!
The quilted lines have been stitched.
The binding has been attached.
The car is packed.
It's time to roll these pretty little quilts up
and get moving!


These table mats are all ABOUT 20" square.
I am donating them to a women's retreat
where they will be auctioned off.

Happy stitching friends!!!


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Monday Making

At my house there are graduation quilts to be made.
This is my most recent and hopefully 
the last of  FOUR graduation quilts I'm making this year.

I LOVE giving these to the high school graduates at my church.
At my house there is also a lot of GREEN!!!

Lots of garden produce that needs a PLAN.
A MEAL plan!

Wish me luck!

This big ol' cabbage found a home in Yakisoba
(recipe found in an old cookbook of mine-
and a nice big bowl of coleslaw!

I'm using all this green in our meals.
I sneak in Spinach, kale, chard, celery, lettuce etc...
into every meal.

I'm convinced all this green is keeping us healthy.

O.K. friends
What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Monday Making

This is a partial look at my stack of Table mats.
There are SEVEN that have been quilted!
That means there are
SEVEN that need binding.
 SEVEN that need ME to roll that binding over the raw edge
and HAND stitch it down!!!

I'm not sure there are enough meetings
and doctor appointments to give me the TIME
I "need" to do all that hand stitching.

I just MAY have to resort to netflix as I stitch.
Poor me.

I also finished a HAND WOVEN baby blanket this week.
This project makes me SMILE!!!

This blanket was warped up with a few colorful yarns
and THEN....
I wove with WHITE yarn to soften the color.

I hope to add binding to this blanket in between the table mats this week!
I COULD turn the raw edge there under.
 But this time I want to try a binding.

Weaving has been a learning experience for me.
and I LOVE learning HANDS ON!

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Monday Making

Thank you, quilting friends, for joining me each week!
It's always FUN to see what everyone's creating.

This table mat is number TEN!

Ten was my goal.
Goal. MET.
I made a bunch of hour glass blocks in my daughter's colors...
and before your know it....
I had a TABLE mat!

I will be quilting them all
and I should be done in time for the retreat
coming up in April!

(I am making table mats for an upcoming church retreat.
They decorate the cafeteria tables
during the weekend and ladies bid on them.)

What are YOU making this week??

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday Finish

I am so happy I was able to finish another table mat today!!!
It's pretty simple.
Just four patches and squares.
I won't tell you how long it took me to figure out 
how to SET those little four patches!!!

Aaah! the decision making process.
Sometimes I agonize too much.

The four patches are made with 1 1/2" squares
and the alternate squares are 2 1/2".
This table mat is about 20"x 20"

My goal is ten table mats for an upcoming retreat.
So that means...

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Monday Making

Does this look familiar?

It's the same quilt block from Friday
with a little color switcheroo!

This is Friday's block using a photo filter.
I can get LOST in those photo filters!

These two table mats are numbers 7 and 8.
My goal is 10, so I'm almost there!

It would be really NICE to piece those LAST two this week.
It'll be quilting and binding 
and quilting and binding..
and quilting binding......

What are YOU making this week???

Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday Finish

Christmas colors!

I am making table mats for an upcoming retreat
and this seventh finish makes me SO HAPPY!!

I began fiddling around with half square triangles
and an old quilt block pattern.
THIS is what happened!!!
Not anything NEAR the original design. LOL!

I want to GO BACK and pull some more fabric!

I am imagining ALL kinds of two color options.

This table mat uses 2 1/2" squares and half square triangles.
It measures  approx. 20"x 20"

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Monday Making

This is my work for the week.
Another Graduation quilt with SCRAPS, of course.

I originally thought I'd divide the rows
with strips of muslin.
The scraps had another plan!!!

I"ll be here sewing scraps together this week.
Adding muslin strips and borders would have been SOooo much faster!
What are YOU making???

Friday, March 2, 2018

Emphasis on Purple

I am happy to report I have another graduation quilt
READY to be quilted!

This one is scrappy
but I tried to emphasize PURPLE.

I was gifted the border fabric recently.
(when friends know you SEW,
they tend to GIVE you the fabric they don't WANT anymore!)
I rarely say "no" to FREE.
It's a very soft lavender gingham.

I left the edges UNCUT just like the last one I made.
I received lots of helpful comments on that post.
THANK you so MUCH!

It's a nice feeling to be AHEAD of the game
on these graduation quilts.
I need to make FOUR this is my HALF way point.

quilt info:
I made four patches with 3" squares.
2 white and 2 colored.

I joined them on the diagonal so they would be ON POINT.
The border pieces are all 5 1/2"x 9"...
one 10" square cut on the diagonal (two triangles)
 for the two corners that needed them.
(You can barely see one corner in the bottom of second photo)

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Monday Making

Welcome to the Monday Making party.
I appreciate all of you who link up every week!

This week, between small quilts
also known as TABLE MATS,
I am adding blocks to this quilt I started a long time ago.

The pattern was given out on block lotto (----years ago?)
and I thought I might join in the swap.
Well.... I kept the blocks
and decided to add an alternate block
using white cornerstones and background.

Little by little a quilt will SOMEDAY be complete.

What are YOU making this week?

Friday, February 23, 2018


As some of you know...
I'm making some small quilts.
My goal is TEN!

They will grace the tables at an April retreat
and the attendees will be able to bid on them.

I had fun quilting this one!
I followed the scrappy seams
and just eyeballed the whole thing.
Straight lines and wavy lines.
It ALL works.

I love the springy look, don't you?

These scraps were in a little baggy
given away by a quilter who didn't "NEED" them anymore.

I used them JUST as they CAME!
 I think these scraps are very happy
to be part of such a happy LITTLE quilt!

I'm ON to the NEXT little scrappy quilt.
What colors will I CHOOSE???