Sunday, December 29, 2019

Monday Making

This is an OLD quilt.
It was given to me in 1979.
The ladies at church made them for graduating seniors
and missionaries.

This quilt has been truly loved to death.
I'd like to keep using it!!
But some of the fabric is almost NOT THERE anymore.
I think I will patch it up this week.

I've assembled some 4 patches....
pressed the edges in....
and now I will sew them down over the worn 4 patches.

Hand stitched or machine stitched???
I'm not sure yet.

It's a sentimental quilt, not a work of art.....
so I'm thinking the machine will do just fine!

I'm also getting close to a finish on a little beanie.
I'm using some leftover yarn.
That cream colored yarn is now ALL gone.
the hat will finish up with that pretty aqua color.
Let's HOPE I have enough!!!

the tip top will be something different altogether
and wouldn't that be FUN????

The pattern is called "bulky waffle hat"
and the free pattern is HERE.

What are YOU making?

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Monday Making

Merry Christmas Friends!

This little Nativity sits on my dining room table this year.
The nativities move around each year
and I thought the gold star ornaments looked so pretty with the set.

I found the gold trees.
I said I wouldn't be buying ANY MORE decorations.
Then I saw the trees.


I don't think I have time to MAKE anything except FOOD this week.
(we have lots of family visiting....YEAH!)
So I'll share a practical PRETTY MAKE by my 12 year old friend.

These bibs are for my twin grandsons.
Aren't they sweet??

what are YOU making this week??

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Monday Making

I am pulling out some favorite seasonal quilts....

Giving an older sweater a NEW LOOK for my daughter
with some vintage buttons.....

and making some practical gifts.

What are YOU making this week?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Holiday Favorites Blog Hop 2019

Welcome to my corner of blogland during this

Thank you for stopping by.

For quilters, the Christmas season
gives us an opportunity to CREATE!

We make things for OUR homes
and then make things for others!
We are MAKERS after all.

Making is my favorite thing about the holidays.

I love getting this quilt out and hanging it every year
in the family room.
I designed it a few years ago using
a crate and barrel gift box for inspiration.

Yes....I have a quilt on the sofa.
I bet you do TOO!

These little scrappy trees are teeny tiny.
No scrap is TOO SMALL for me!
These are the kinds of things
I like to make and give away.

This one's a bit bigger.

There's a little HOW TO video here
on how I made this one.

These little snowmen
were made by the kids a long time ago.
I love pulling them out and remembering 
my BIG kids were once LITTLE.  

I sewed the snowmen leaving an opening for stuffing.
The kids stuffed, drew on the faces
and made little scarves from scraps.

The black hats are SOCK scraps
that we sewed together.
SUPER simple!
Yes...You're going to find fabric EVERYWHERE here.
Even above this ceramic nativity.

I gave this Christmas quilt away last year
after making it using orphan blocks.

Christmas is for MAKING.
Christmas is for GIVING.

The two go HAND in HAND.

Here's a list of the blogs participating
in the HOLIDAY FAVORITES blog Hop 2019

Dec 9- Humble Quilts, Lori,
Dec 10 KatyQuilts ,
Dec 13 -Timeless Reflections. Kyle.
Dec 16   Knitty Quilter -

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Monday Making

There is a FUN blog hop beginning tomorrow!
I hope you will join in the fun.

Lori, over at Humble Quilts, will begin tomorrow morning.
December 9.

It's a 12 day  ---12 blog---- HOLIDAY favorites tour.

This is what I hope to MAKE this week.
I saw these cute little nativity puppets at a friends house today.
She made them many years ago
and I LOVE this idea.

If I have the time....I will be attempting something similar.

I'm also making towels...
Actually adding some pretty TOUCHES to ready made towels.'s a secret!

There's a little video HERE on how I did it.
I am NOT  a master at Youtube....
but it's always fun to share about what I'm making
and HOW I did it.

What are YOU making this week??

Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday Making

The nine patches are all ready to go on the newest
table mat!

Little tiny pieces of fabric
are so nice to play with!

My little squares are 2".
I just need to add some sashing
(what color?)
and then maybe ONE more border until it's 
JUST the right size!

What IS just the right size??
There is no magic number.
I let the little quilts tell me as we go.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Monday Making

Every year I make about 10-12 table mats
for a women's retreat held in the spring.

This is the first one for 2020.

I like to take orphan blocks and add borders.
It gives me a place to begin
and I always have PLENTY of scraps to add.

The challenge is coming up with a variety of color combos!

They are auctioned off....
so it's nice to have "something for everyone".

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Monday Making

I have arrived at the last of 9 blocks for the

The applique pieces are slowly getting prepared.
I will sit in front of a cheesy hallmark movie
and SEW them on!!

Of course, I will THEN have to figure out
how to arrange all of these blocks.
Will there be sashing?
What kind?
Will there be applique around the border?

Happy thoughts.
What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Monday Making

This month my quilting guild handed out bags of fabric.
The challenge was to make one charity quilt using the fabric in the bag.

This is the end result of playing with fabric in my bag.

I enjoyed using this mix of orange!
What a fun FALL quilt!


I cut the fabrics into strips 2-3" wide (width of fabric)
I sewed 3 strips together and cut them 3" wide on a 45 degree angle

I just sewed them into long sections before joining them in long rows.

Since the small strips were different sizes...
I did not match seams.

When they were all about the same length...
I straightened it up.

Very simple.
Not a lot of brain power.

MY kind of quilt. get it quilted before the meeting!

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Monday Making

If you didn't know it already...
There are a lot of quilts at my house.

This is the one I chose to throw on the floor for the visitors today.

Babies need a place to PLOP.

I made this one a few years ago using scraps found on the give away table
at a quilting class.
If I remember right...I did very little trimming.
I just sewed them they came.

(sorry I didn't get a photo of a baby ON the quilt)
Oh well.
I DID GET one with all the kids!

My heart is very full.
I had ALL the grand children here at the SAME time!

I made some memories today....

What are YOU making??

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Monday Making

Three clues to prove a quilter lives here:

Wall quilt.
Sofa quilt.


This is hanging in my sewing room
trying to GROW.
It stares at me, waiting for the day when I'll answer the question:

Should I continue making this block BIGGER???
Make some more blocks similar and sew them together??

Aah the wonderful scrappy kind of questions 
that keep our minds on HAPPY things!

What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Monday Making

Knitting is my side line.
It keeps my hands busy in waiting rooms and meetings.

I love this pattern that is so striking and so simple.
I found it HERE on ravelry.

These were made a few weeks ago for my twin grand babies
already TWO months old!

what are YOU making this week??

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Monday Making

Today I am quilting.

Every month I TRY to pick up a small charity quilt at my local quilt guild.
It gives me some practice quilting
and it also makes me feel good!

It feels good to give quilts away, right??

This pretty quilt was pieced by someone else.
I get to FINISH it!

What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Monday Making

In ONE week I FINALLY added the sashings and cornerstones
to my Sally Post Floral quilt.

The finished blocks had been sitting idle for a while now.

Drum roll please....
I BEGAN quilting.

Emphasis on BEGAN.    :)

Finishing a quilt top
and getting the quilting started in one week
is a minor miracle for me.

Let's not talk about how LONG it took to get 
all those appliqued squares completed.
I DO MISS that quiet evening activity.

What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Monday Making

I finished this quilt top recently
and almost forgot to BLOG about it!!

I love the way the solid strips pop out among
the old calicos.

Of course, the red pops are great too!!

It took me awhile to get it to the TWIN size it is now.

I had thought I'd add a border of some sort...
but decided to stretch it bigger with some more blocks!

That was more challenging...but I DO like the way it turned out.

What are YOU  making this week??