Sunday, July 29, 2018

Monday Making

This has been a week of finishes.
I wonder what the coming week holds??

Will I pull out some more UFOs???
Or BEGIN another quilt???

The T-shirt bag above is made with my daughter's
outgrown shirts.
I love the graphics on this one and didn't want to give it away.
Making a little tote bag was the perfect solution.
It was also great that I had that cute zigzag shirt
for the lining in the pile of TOO SMALL shirts.
It's the perfect compliment to the outside.

If you're interested the Pattern is HERE.
I finished this vest for the newest baby.

I used this pattern and made it my OWN 
by adding some ribbing to the shoulders.

This little guy has a new outfit.
I've had the little vest hanging around.
I made it last year....but didn't like the funky size...
My granddaughter's little stuffed friend, Corduroy, has a new "LOOK".
The vegetables keep coming.
So I keep cooking.
what are YOU making this week???

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Amish Snowballs

I began a new quilt!
It's so much fun to begin.

This is a happy go lucky project
that's making MY summer sewing very happy!

Here's a short HOW TO on my
Amish Snowflakes

As you can see...
I am making a nine patch setting of 
NINE snowballs.
(there are FOUR nine patch blocks in the photo above)

The corner triangles alternate between
DARK blue
LIGHT blue.

I'm working on ONE 9 patch at a time.
I have NO idea how it's going to end.
I might introduce a few new colors along the way.

My snowballs are 3 1/2"

The corner triangles are cut with a 2" strip
then subcut into 2" squares.
THEN I cut them diagonally for triangles.
I am placing them on each corner
and sewing them on.

So good.

I am NOT trying to get the triangles 
ALL to be the same.

Just like snowflakes.
They'll all be a little different.

After sewing, the triangles need to be PRESSED.

Here's bad photo of the trimming process.

The snowflake is upside down.
I am using the dark square as my GUIDE.

After trimming from the back...
I turn the block over, lift the corners up
and trim those little back
 tiny triangles OFF.

I tend to hurry and this is one time
I have to slow down a bit!
After making NINE snowballs...
I join them for a 9 1/2" square block.

I am going to keep making 
Snowballs in the summer!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Monday Making

I have been trying the past few years to use ONLY my stash.
I have been successful MOST of the time.
**Wink wink**

This little baby quilt is from my flannel bucket.
Flannel quilts are soft.
They are cuddly
and they are CUTE.

As you can tell.....
I didn't have quite enough of the same fabrics to make this one
matchy matchy.
But I like it all the same!

Maybe I like it MORE!!!

Here is the produce harvested yesterday.
My husband's garden continues to keep me busy in the kitchen.

I've enjoyed the green beans this year.
I steam the beans.....
make a DIP using mayo and a little soy sauce.
We dip them in the sauce and eat them like french fries.


What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Monday Making

Perler beads.
That's what I've been up to.
Helping my youngest FIND her craft.

She has some special needs
and I wondered if she'd ever hit on something that
she really enjoyed doing
and something that she was capable of doing.

We found it
and I'm so happy!

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Monday Making

This week I will be doing a lot of this....
and watching the kids play card games
at the camp site.

I'll try and get some exercise between
these lazy peaceful activities.

I'll also be hand quilting.
Isn't the backing I found at the thrift store wonderful?

It is a vintage cotton that I KNEW would come in handy someday.

Someday is HERE.
What are YOU making this week?