Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Holiday Favorites Blog Hop 2019

Welcome to my corner of blogland during this

Thank you for stopping by.

For quilters, the Christmas season
gives us an opportunity to CREATE!

We make things for OUR homes
and then make things for others!
We are MAKERS after all.

Making is my favorite thing about the holidays.

I love getting this quilt out and hanging it every year
in the family room.
I designed it a few years ago using
a crate and barrel gift box for inspiration.

Yes....I have a quilt on the sofa.
I bet you do TOO!

These little scrappy trees are teeny tiny.
No scrap is TOO SMALL for me!
These are the kinds of things
I like to make and give away.

This one's a bit bigger.

There's a little HOW TO video here
on how I made this one.

These little snowmen
were made by the kids a long time ago.
I love pulling them out and remembering 
my BIG kids were once LITTLE.  

I sewed the snowmen leaving an opening for stuffing.
The kids stuffed, drew on the faces
and made little scarves from scraps.

The black hats are SOCK scraps
that we sewed together.
SUPER simple!
Yes...You're going to find fabric EVERYWHERE here.
Even above this ceramic nativity.

I gave this Christmas quilt away last year
after making it using orphan blocks.

Christmas is for MAKING.
Christmas is for GIVING.

The two go HAND in HAND.

Here's a list of the blogs participating
in the HOLIDAY FAVORITES blog Hop 2019

Dec 9- Humble Quilts, Lori,
Dec 10 KatyQuilts ,
Dec 13 -Timeless Reflections. Kyle.
Dec 16   Knitty Quilter -

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Monday Making

There is a FUN blog hop beginning tomorrow!
I hope you will join in the fun.

Lori, over at Humble Quilts, will begin tomorrow morning.
December 9.

It's a 12 day  ---12 blog---- HOLIDAY favorites tour.

This is what I hope to MAKE this week.
I saw these cute little nativity puppets at a friends house today.
She made them many years ago
and I LOVE this idea.

If I have the time....I will be attempting something similar.

I'm also making towels...
Actually adding some pretty TOUCHES to ready made towels.'s a secret!

There's a little video HERE on how I did it.
I am NOT  a master at Youtube....
but it's always fun to share about what I'm making
and HOW I did it.

What are YOU making this week??

Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday Making

The nine patches are all ready to go on the newest
table mat!

Little tiny pieces of fabric
are so nice to play with!

My little squares are 2".
I just need to add some sashing
(what color?)
and then maybe ONE more border until it's 
JUST the right size!

What IS just the right size??
There is no magic number.
I let the little quilts tell me as we go.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Monday Making

Every year I make about 10-12 table mats
for a women's retreat held in the spring.

This is the first one for 2020.

I like to take orphan blocks and add borders.
It gives me a place to begin
and I always have PLENTY of scraps to add.

The challenge is coming up with a variety of color combos!

They are auctioned off....
so it's nice to have "something for everyone".

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Monday Making

I have arrived at the last of 9 blocks for the

The applique pieces are slowly getting prepared.
I will sit in front of a cheesy hallmark movie
and SEW them on!!

Of course, I will THEN have to figure out
how to arrange all of these blocks.
Will there be sashing?
What kind?
Will there be applique around the border?

Happy thoughts.
What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Monday Making

This month my quilting guild handed out bags of fabric.
The challenge was to make one charity quilt using the fabric in the bag.

This is the end result of playing with fabric in my bag.

I enjoyed using this mix of orange!
What a fun FALL quilt!


I cut the fabrics into strips 2-3" wide (width of fabric)
I sewed 3 strips together and cut them 3" wide on a 45 degree angle

I just sewed them into long sections before joining them in long rows.

Since the small strips were different sizes...
I did not match seams.

When they were all about the same length...
I straightened it up.

Very simple.
Not a lot of brain power.

MY kind of quilt. get it quilted before the meeting!

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Monday Making

If you didn't know it already...
There are a lot of quilts at my house.

This is the one I chose to throw on the floor for the visitors today.

Babies need a place to PLOP.

I made this one a few years ago using scraps found on the give away table
at a quilting class.
If I remember right...I did very little trimming.
I just sewed them they came.

(sorry I didn't get a photo of a baby ON the quilt)
Oh well.
I DID GET one with all the kids!

My heart is very full.
I had ALL the grand children here at the SAME time!

I made some memories today....

What are YOU making??