Sunday, June 26, 2016

Monday Making in the Summertime

I'll be making lots of stuff this week..
and It will ALL have the word TOMATO in it!!!

Tomato sauce,
Tomato salad,
Tomato sandwich,
and then..
some other stuff that doesn't have the WORD tomato...
but has tomato just the same!!!

I've been eating them between meals
and adding them where no tomato has gone before.

I still have LOTS of tomatoes.
I am in summertime heaven.

what are YOU making???

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Monday Making

Here's what I'm working on this week.

I'm ALMOST done with the appliqued squares!

Just one more!

I have to decide what to do in the alternate blocks..
IF anything.

Hoping to add a nice applique border.
THAT, my friends, will take a while!!!

You're next!
What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Monday Making

I shared about this quilt in March....
An OLD unfinished quilt that needed a little LOVE and attention.

She's a QUIRKY quilt.
There are some thin fabrics and some weak seams.
I'm a CRAZY quilter and wanted her to be DONE!
EVEN if she IS a bit rough around the edges!

I took her along on our recent cross country drive
and found that hand quilting and riding shotgun go HAND in HAND!!

After finishing up the hand quilting...
I trimmed her and added this striped binding.

We are VERY close to a finish friends!!!
This old quilt will soon find her life can be USEFUL!

Isn't that what EVERY quilt wants???

What are YOU making this week??

Friday, June 10, 2016


It has been a busy week here!
All these 5" squares and I have been at WORK!

I love the way the flowers, polka dots and stripes melt into ONE fun baby quilt!

When I ran out of squares....

I dug around in my 5" stash and found these elephants!!

So perfect...
and SO fun!

The back was pieced using some leftovers chunks.
My stash doesn't usually have pieces BIG ENOUGH for the whole backing.
I'm trying really hard to USE WHAT I already OWN!
A challenge...
but a FUN challenge.

I also quilted this quilt top that had been folded up
and ready to GO!!!
Since I was quilting ONE...I might as well keep the momentum going!

What I thought would be quick and trouble free....
I found out it IS POSSIBLE to out....and quilt again!!
All it took was ONE movie to do the UNSEWING!

Here's the reason:

When I pieced the backing I patted myself on the back!
Aren't those prints perfect for each other??

Then I lined it up with the quilt top and the batting
making sure...
they were straight.

I happily went about quilting lines
and trimming the quilt.

IT's lopsided.


It didn't take me long to decide it needed a DO OVER.

I found another piece of fabric to use for the backing...
quilted it again
and NOW I'm HAPPY.

I even enjoyed that movie as I RIPPED!!!

A little advice.
DOUBLE and triple check if you want your backing to be straight.
And then...
IF it's NOT...
Don't be afraid to rip!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Monday Making

Simple and Sweet.
That is what's on MY agenda this week!!!

Isn't it amazing how wonderful fabrics look when they're 
Even if they are only SQUARES!

I'm SO happy to be sewing after a week AWAY!!
I'm sure many of you know that feeling!
The pretty squares are ALL LINED UP
and I'm ready to SEW!!!!

What are YOU making this week??