Sunday, September 15, 2019

Monday Making

I have been following along with Barbara Brackman's

There is only ONE MORE BLOCK to go!!

I look forward to the surprise of what that block will be
and I also look forward to getting the blocks all complete!

I'll need to decide how to finish this quilt!

That will take some creative brain power.

I have added my own SPIN to her block patterns
and have enjoyed every one!

O.k. Friends.
What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Monday Making

I was recently hired to make a memory quilt using ties.
This is the result of  many hours.

To make a tie quilt you first need to clean the ties.
Then you need to disassemble the ties.
Then you need to Press the ties.
Then you need to cut the ties into pieces.

Once that is all done.
You can BEGIN.

I used a thin foundation for the log cabin blocks.

Since there is a foundation this quilt is on the heavy side.
(sorry I didn't get a photo of the quilt after it was quilted)

Next time I will know SO MANY things
I didn't know when I began.

Isn't that how we learn??

What are YOU learning or making this week??

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Monday Making

Quilts DO grow...but it takes time.

I have a few more bars and red cornerstones to go on this one...
I'll have to figure out if I like it the size it ends up.
Will I want to GROW IT bigger???

I love how this "just because" quilt is looking!


I am using 6 1/2" squares - cut into fourths.
(they are mostly old calicos)

The strips are 1 1/2" x 3 1/4"
(using my stash of solids- many vintage - free hand-me-downs)

The red cornerstones are 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
(again, a vintage-like solid that I've almost used up!)


My husband's garden is also looking good!
There is always something fresh to eat.


What are YOU making this week??

Link up and share.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Monday Making

It's time for Monday Making link up already!

My daughter delivered twin boys this past Monday
so I've been KIND OF busy.  LOL!

I came prepared to sew during nap time...but the sewing machine here
is not cooperating.

Good thing I brought a lot of hand work!

These embroidery blocks have been in the UFO pile a long time.
Maybe I'll finish! ?????

Does anyone know what the dotted lines in the middle and sides are for?
Are they for quilting? 
That's what I've always assumed...but now I'm wondering....

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Monday Making

I was so happy to begin a FUN quilt this week.
A quilt that was inspired by a picture on instagram
by  @piecingpassion.

After making the 9 blocks above...
I used an instagram app
and played around.
Look what happened?

I am so excited to GROW this quilt.

What are YOU making this week??

I hope you will link up and share.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday Making

Happiness is making a little quilt to give away!!!

I made this using scraps (of course)
sewn onto a 6" piece of batting
"Quilt as you go" style.

Did you guess it's for a man??
You were RIGHT.

What are YOU making today??

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Monday Making

I am working these days on a commissioned quilt.
A tie quilt.

It is keeping my mind grounded as I await the upcoming arrival of 
THREE grand babies!

Remember the old saying
"A watched pot never boils"?

I think I'm "watching" my daughters' pregnancies a little too closely.
They are NOT having the babies no matter HOW MUCH I watch think about it!

I figured the one expecting twins would come early 
and I could lend a hand.
There's very little Grandma can do in the waiting time...

I am thankful for this quilt that is giving me something to do as I wait.

For those interested in the process:
I have disassembled a WHOLE mess of ties
and cut them into 2" wide strips.

I am using a cotton foundation 12" x 12"
I then need to trim to 11"x 11"
Ties are SLIPPERY and do not cooperate like our much loved cotton fabric.

There is also the fact that when cutting those 2" strips
most of the fabric is cut on the BIAS 
and stretches out immediately.
In other words.... 
at the slightest TOUCH!

What are YOU making this week???

Next week this linky party will begin a bit late due to some travel plans.

Thank you to ALL who link up 
and then encourage all the quilters with your kind words.

There's a very sweet spirit among all of you.

I enjoy all the mutual ooohs and aaahs
that float around at all the quilty internet addresses.

It is a great place to travel around virtually when the world seems so crazy.