Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Zippers and scraps

These little coin bags were so fun to make!

I was inspired HERE.

Thanks Emily!

My little gift basket is NOW full!

The scraps determined the SIZE of the pouch.
Some are pencil case size...

And some are COIN purse size.

The larger ones have batting.

These little coin pouches do not.

I enjoyed my PLAY time making these!


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Monday Making with a tutorial

Here's my finished baby quilt.
Borders added and READY to be quilted!
I love how all these mostly solid fabrics
melted together in this quilt.

The bright oranges
and springy yellows REALLY make it a happy quilt.

Here's a short tutorial on the block I used.
I began with a variety of strips.
1" - 3" wide.....
(You know I LOVE stringy quilts)

I sewed some together....
and trimmed each set of strips to 6" x 6"

Then I cut some 6" solids for the corners.
 TWO solid squares for EACH block.

I used 1/2 white and 1/2 a variety of colors.

I cut each of these solids in half diagonally.

First I attached a triangle to each side.
One way to align them is to mark very lightly 
in the center of each piece.

After attaching triangles to TWO sides....

I added triangles to the other sides
and trimmed the excess.

I pressed and SQUARED them up to 9" x 9".

My baby quilt used 12 of these blocks.
In this quilt, I also added a 3" border.

Everything went together SO quickly!

What are YOU making this week???

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Baby things

I began another baby quilt this week.
I will never TIRE of making a baby quilt. seems...
There's ALWAYS be a new BABY to use them!!

I also finished this sweet PINK quilt
after joining a quilt along.
It's been such a long time since I've joined in one of these.
I'm so happy I had the time to join in with Debbie.

It's GREAT to see everyone's interpretation
on the THEME.
It's ready to be gifted.

In between sewing...
I worked on these cute little booties!

TWIN boys arrived.

Is there anything BETTER than HOMEMADE??

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Monday Making

My little 16"x 16" quilt recieved an honorable mention this week
in the ANNUAL Quilt Alliance contest!

The quilts entered will be displayed at
Quilters Take Manhattan  Sept. 16
International Quilt Festival  Nov. 2-5

They will be AUCTIONED online beginning Nov. 13

I will be knitting this week 
(I'm making some baby vests for twins)
and trying to finish up other projects!!!

It's SO easy to BEGIN...
NOT so easy to FINISH!!!!

What are YOU making???

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Spring Blooms and Blossoms

I'm happy to introduce
Spring Blooms and Blossoms.

She's a springy quilt.

A scrappy quilt.

A throw size quilt.
She's also....
a TWIN size quilt.

This pattern is now in my etsy shop.

I'm REALLY curious to know how she'll make up in
CHRISTMAS colors!!!

I THINK I know how to find out!!!


for joining me
in my Pattern making adventure!!!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Monday Making

This week I hope to add a border to ALL these scraps!
Wonder what color it will be??
I could choose almost ANY color
and it would WORK!

This quilt uses a lot of older fabrics...
and to me, it looks like it belongs in a cabin somewhere.
The quilt block I used is called a
HALF log cabin.

I had some leftover blocks from a class I took
a LONG time ago.
One thing led to another...
I began making more blocks
and NOW there's almost a QUILT!!!!

What are YOU making???

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Monday Making

There's a theme going on in my sewing room.

It seems I'm on a baby quilt KICK!

has a quilt along going
and I succumbed.
I began a NEW quilt with others still unfinished.
Surprise. surprise!!!

Once I began sewing strings together...
I couldn't STOP!!!

The tiniest little pieces were used to make
this adorable pincushion!!!

Yeah for teeny tiny scraps!!!

What are YOU making this week??

Friday, August 4, 2017

friday finish

This quilt was ALMOST complete a LONG time ago!!

I can finally say DONE.
I love baby quilts.
I love string quilts.
This is a happy mix of BOTH!!

The binding is finally on.

Now it needs a little BOY!!!


I've listed this one in my etsy shop.