Saturday, March 23, 2019

Table Mat Parade

I have been working on table mats for the last couple of months.

They are for an upcoming retreat.

Hopefully they will find good homes.

I tried to include different holidays
and a collection of different color combos.

Something for everyone!

They are made mostly from leftovers from quilt projects....

Or orphan blocks.
And.....of course....

If YOU have a small quilt
or a table mat to share this week....
LINK UP and share!!!!
I need to get some good ideas for next year..... :)

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Monday Making

11 down.....ONLY 25 more to go!!!

This "sally post floral sampler" is such a fun project.
I am enjoying each little 6" block of sweetness.

This applique quilt has me captivated right now.
The housework can wait.
The dinners can be haphazard. - PB&J anyone?
The laundry can pile up!

I am going to stitch.

What is keeping YOU from chores this week??
Link up and share.


Next week I will be hosting the linky party a bit early.

It will be a TABLE MAT PARADE!!!

Please be ready to share a little quilt
that doubles as a centerpiece.

The party will begin on March 23 and end on March 27.

I look forward to seeing LOTS of little table mats.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Monday Making

Those of you who visit here often know I've been working on table mats.
I am making 10 little quilts for an upcoming women's retreat.
They will be on the mess hall tables with pictures or flowers on top.

These are the last TWO!!!

I still need to get some of them quilted and bound...
but finishing the tops is certainly a WIN for me.

When they are really ALL DONE
I will have a little table mat parade here on the blog.

I bet YOU have a table mat or two you could show off!

I'll have a little parade linky party in a couple of weeks.
How does that sound?

This week I'll work on finishing the table mats.
What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Monday Making

I began ANOTHER applique project this week.
I am enjoying these soft pretty colors.
The pink and yellow scraps make a great COMBO!

The green is from a cotton sheet.
Sometimes I find cotton sheets at the thrift store.
They are an affordable way to boost your STASH.
I will NEVER run out of that wonderful GREEN!

The pattern for these blocks came from sentimental stitches.
I have had the pattern for quite a while and am enjoying 
the applique.
(the pattern is called "sally post floral sampler")

I needle turn using the pattern as a guide ONLY.
The pieces I cut are very 'free form'.

It is, friends, the stress FREE way to applique.
Does MY quilt need to look exactly like Sally"s???

What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Monday Making

I took a break on table mats this week.
I was happily sucked into a quilt along.
I haven't joined one of these for a very long time!
This one caught my attention.

I am hoping to brush up on my applique!

This first block was a challenge for me...but...
I was like a dog with a bone!!
I couldn't sit still until it was D.O.N.E!!!

Now...I have to wait until Wednesday for the next installment.
I thought the second pattern would come out LAST WEDNESDAY!
Oh boy, was I disappointed when I found out I had the wrong day.

While I wait I've been working on this old UFO.

The vintage dresden plates were all appliqued.
They JUST needed some sashing.

At first I thought I'd be sashing with one color
and using another color for cornerstones.
This quilt was calling for SCRAPS!!!

I may add borders to top and bottom to make it twin sized.
Time will tell!
I'll let it simmer a bit.
What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Monday Making

Meet Table mat number EIGHT!

My goal is the end is IN SIGHT.

I've been having a little trouble figuring out what
COLOR, THEME or HOLIDAY to use as my inspiration
as I construct each one.
I want to have a nice selection for ALL kinds of tastes
since they will be auctioned off.

This time my scrap basket rescued me!

I was digging around in the scraps for ANOTHER project
and came across a few orphans that looked like THIS:
This example is a bit it didn't "make the cut"
But I think you can get the idea.

I used ALL the usable triangles
to make the table mat.

It worked out beautifully!

I have no idea where these little leftovers came from
or WHAT the quilter was making with them.
I DID find a way to piece puzzle them together into something
I'm pretty proud of!


What are YOU making this week??

I'm hoping inspiration will STRIKE AGAIN over here
and I can add that NINTH table mat 
to the STACK!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Monday Making

Another week...
Another table mat!

Isn't this one sweet?
And it somehow ended up getting finished
the week of VALENTINES day!
How did that happen???

I made a similar table mat last year.
This year I made the hearts SCRAPPY.
The best kinds of quilts are filled with lots of SCRAPS!

I also finished a toddler sweater.
This has been sitting in the TO DO pile for quite a while now.
ALL the pieces were done.
They just needed to be joined together and then...
The ribbing around neck and front button bands had to happen.

Just like quilts
Knitting has it's STAGES.
Sometimes the stage gets placed on PAUSE!

I'm always excited to finish projects.
That means I can DREAM and PLAN for the NEXT ONE!!!!

That's what I'm doing this week.
What are YOU making 
Dreaming about making???