Sunday, July 14, 2019

Monday Making

This little bassinet basket just needs a little dolly to be tucked inside.

This Grandma had fun sewing some leftover flannel together and
making it snug and comfy for my granddaughter's little charge.

She loves tucking in ALL her dollies.

:)




What are YOU  making this week??


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Monday Making

I loved this quilt when I saw it 4 years ago at a yard sale
and I brought it home.

It was HEAVY. WOOL. OLD. MOTH EATEN. 
and
WONDERFUL.

I loved the color.
I loved the piecing.
It was JUST right.


I hosed it off and thought about keeping it.
But....I didn't.

I knew I wouldn't use it.
I knew it would just take up space here
and what I REALLY wanted to do was just LOOK AT IT!
:)
Now I have a picture.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

What are your thoughts/??



What are You making this week??

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Monday Making

Using the tiniest scraps...
I am  making some courthouse steps blocks.
The strips are all ABOUT 1" 
Some smaller.
Some larger.

First..
I begin with a teeny tiny RED center.
Then...
I add scrappy strips.
Dark and light.

AS you can see they are all a bit different in size.

That's the beauty of scrap quilting MY WAY.

I sew and sew.
I DO NOT take time to measure.
I line them up in rows that are ABOUT the same width.

Then....
When I get close to the end...
I will do some trimming.
or adding.
Whatever is needed.

I love the ADVENTURE of it all.
I also enjoy the peaceful SEWING time.

IT is a NO STRESS kind of piecing adventure.

While I am sewing
the garden is GROWING by LEAPS and bounds!!!


The zucchini is, of course, included in almost every meal.

And when we've had enough...
I'll give some to the neighbors!!
:)
What are YOU making this week?

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Monday Making


I am SO close to finishing all the applique blocks
for my Sally Post Floral quilt.
The pattern is from sentimental stitches.

I LOVE the variety of flowers and the colors in this soon to be quilt!!
It is not a fussy quilt.
I am cutting sort of free form
and placing the pieces in a way that suits me.....
Using the pattern a guide.

It has been hard to keep my mind on household things
as I try to get JUST ANOTHER STITCH in!!


But...
there were lots of cabbages this year...
So I had to figure out something SIMPLE.

I am attempting sauerkraut.
We'll see how it turns out!


I finished the twins quilts
and I'm so happy with them.

They are different but the same.

The grand baby twins can NOW arrive anytime they like.
I am READY.
:)

What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Monday Making

Every quilter dreams of the day she'll get to 
pass on her LOVE of sewing to the next generation.


That dream came true for me this week.
:)
My new little green machine sped along
as my granddaughter learned
all about the sewing machine!!!
Very fun!!!


Stuffed animals were TOP PRIORITY.

And we didn't want to STOP!!!


Whatever you can DREAM up...
YOU can MAKE!!!!
What are YOU making this week???


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Monday Making


This week I caught up on my 
"Hospital Sketches" quilt along.

I am enjoying this challenging (for me)
quilt along.
I began it on a WHIM and realized afterwards
That I did not have enough background fabric...
So....
The cream squares will all be a bit different.



I am enjoying pulling the fabrics,
making design choices
and
sewing it all down.

It is amazing to see all the different quilts that are being 
made using this pattern.
SO fun!!!
 Thank you Barbara.

I also had the kids help me get our garden
"ORGANIZED".
This will help us all when trying to remember what was planted WHERE.


What are YOU  making this week??

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Monday Making

I am going to be a grandma again...
times THREE!!

One daughter is expecting twins..
and my other grown daughter is expecting a baby.

The due dates are
Within ONE DAY of each other.
CRAZY *** crazy *** Grandma feelings over here!

The quilt above is, of course,  helping me with all the  feelings.
Happy feelings and anxious feelings.
How in the world will I be able to BE THERE when
one girl is in Texas and one girl is an hour away?
well...
One row of happy scraps at a time.
Sewing my feelings out!!! 
Isn't that what we quilters DO?

I began at the top of this quilt with stars..
Made some houses with kids and chickens inside.
You have to have a hen house...right?

Then some simple trees....cars, trucks and rvs.

Boats and fish.
And don't forget the helicopter up top!!

The slow going part of this quilt are all those tiny squares!
They are 1 1/2" unfinished.

I"m going one row at a time without a firm PLAN...
So I'm finding the squares run out faster than I expect!
Ha ha ha.

Since this one is the for the twins...
I'll have get to make another.
My UN-firm plan is to make another similar, but not exactly the same.
After all...
I don't think I have all of the same SCRAPS!

I am really trying to USE WHAT I HAVE
and not go shopping.

We'll see how that goes.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Monday Making

Right now...I am playing with COLOR!!!!

I am traveling and these little balls of yarn are keeping my hands busy!
Who knows how large this little blanket will get? ..........
 I am having so much fun with each line of color!!

How can something so simple be so fun?

What are YOU up to this week??

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Monday Making

It was a full week.

I made a charity quilt using this pattern.
I wanted to try another color scheme.
As you can tell.....I'm on a pink and green kick!

If you're familiar with the disappearing 9 patch...
this is a twist on that idea.  ;)

We finished up the challenger baseball season!

I Celebrated a birthday.

Did some machine quilting........that I still need to finish up.
I found some orphans to fill in the back!
:)

And there was some knitting in between it ALL!!!
Hoping to finish this simple vest for my daughter very soon.

Now it's YOUR turn.....


What are YOU making this week???


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Monday Making

This week I was able to completely finish a quilt!
Binding and ALL.
Woo hoo!
Polka dot binding makes this one extra fun!

Maybe I'll get this quilt top from January quilted too!!
Graduation is right around the corner.
Deadlines are GOOD.
:)

This is just a fun shot of my little helper.....
getting all those pins ORGANIZED.
This Grandma can use ALL the help she can get!


My husband made sure we had enough flowers for Mother's day.
What a great guy!
The Sweet peas are overflowing this year!

What are YOU making this week?

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Monday Making

This week I was able to quilt...quilt...
and quilt some more!!!

I spent time Loop-de-looping all over the quilts!
:)

In other words.....I did my signature DOODLE.
What's YOUR doodle??



I LOVE this fun flower backing I used for the scrappy quilt.
I found a large piece of this vintage daisy fabric a while back.
It was a TAD short.....so I added that little bit of stripe and pink strip
to make it big enough.

I'm on a roll.
Maybe I'll get some more quilt tops quilted THIS week!


What are YOU making this week???


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Monday Making

My sally post floral quilt is moving along...
One little tiny block at a time!

There are 36  blocks total so I'm over halfway there!
Woohoo!


What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Monday Making

I was very happy to have time in the sewing room this week.
This scrappy quilt top was almost done when I realized it was going to be 
TOO short!
(my daughter needs a longer quilt this time!)

I added blocks to the bottom and top 
and it really changed the look of the whole quilt.
I thought there would be Triangles all around...
Now there are scrappy squares on the bottom and top!

As I've said before...
Necessity is the mother of invention...or design in this case.

I wasn't sure how I'd lengthen this one...
But I DO like what HAPPENED!!!
I also did some harvesting.....

and roasting.
There is nothing quite like HOME grown!
:)

As the week progressed I saw a quilt block I couldn't resist.
Kathleen Tracy's quilt blocks had me intrigued...
so I made a few.
(I did not use her pattern, but did a little figuring on my own.
You'll see my leaves are not quite like hers
and I think my blocks may be smaller.)

A new baby quilt is now underway!!!!

What are YOU making this week??