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 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!

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??

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Monday Making

Did I need another sewing machine?
No. I didn't.

I wasn't going to purchase this SWEET little green number,
but I couldn't get it out of my mind.
I was dreaming in GREEN, believe me!

I went back to the thrift store and it was still there.
AND not only THAT....
the price was lower!!!

What to do.
What to do....

I guess you know what I did.
 I've been sewing up a storm ever since
on my new little friend!.......

Making a string quilt.
The scraps are flying!!!

I was also honored to have an art quilt
included in a local exhibit at Greenly art space.
Mine was the only quilt.
What fun!!!

I am all caught up on Barbara Brackman's
Hospital sketches quilt along.

Making each of the blocks MY OWN!

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Monday Making

When life is too busy to MAKE...
It's nice to pull something out that I made a while back
and enjoy using it!!!!

What's on YOUR table??

What are you MAKING this week???

Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday Making

I am still working bit by bit on my
Sally post Floral quilt.
There are ONLY 36 blocks.
This one's going to take a while!
I am enjoying the quiet slow sewing.

what are YOU making this week??

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Table Mat Parade

I have been working on table mats for the last couple of months.

They are for an upcoming retreat.

Hopefully they will find good homes.

I tried to include different holidays
and a collection of different color combos.

Something for everyone!

They are made mostly from leftovers from quilt projects....

Or orphan blocks.
And.....of course....

If YOU have a small quilt
or a table mat to share this week....
LINK UP and share!!!!
I need to get some good ideas for next year..... :)

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Monday Making

11 down.....ONLY 25 more to go!!!

This "sally post floral sampler" is such a fun project.
I am enjoying each little 6" block of sweetness.

This applique quilt has me captivated right now.
The housework can wait.
The dinners can be haphazard. - PB&J anyone?
The laundry can pile up!

I am going to stitch.

What is keeping YOU from chores this week??
Link up and share.


Next week I will be hosting the linky party a bit early.

It will be a TABLE MAT PARADE!!!

Please be ready to share a little quilt
that doubles as a centerpiece.

The party will begin on March 23 and end on March 27.

I look forward to seeing LOTS of little table mats.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Monday Making

Those of you who visit here often know I've been working on table mats.
I am making 10 little quilts for an upcoming women's retreat.
They will be on the mess hall tables with pictures or flowers on top.

These are the last TWO!!!

I still need to get some of them quilted and bound...
but finishing the tops is certainly a WIN for me.

When they are really ALL DONE
I will have a little table mat parade here on the blog.

I bet YOU have a table mat or two you could show off!

I'll have a little parade linky party in a couple of weeks.
How does that sound?

This week I'll work on finishing the table mats.
What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Monday Making

I began ANOTHER applique project this week.
I am enjoying these soft pretty colors.
The pink and yellow scraps make a great COMBO!

The green is from a cotton sheet.
Sometimes I find cotton sheets at the thrift store.
They are an affordable way to boost your STASH.
I will NEVER run out of that wonderful GREEN!

The pattern for these blocks came from sentimental stitches.
I have had the pattern for quite a while and am enjoying 
the applique.
(the pattern is called "sally post floral sampler")

I needle turn using the pattern as a guide ONLY.
The pieces I cut are very 'free form'.

It is, friends, the stress FREE way to applique.
Does MY quilt need to look exactly like Sally"s???

What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Monday Making

I took a break on table mats this week.
I was happily sucked into a quilt along.
I haven't joined one of these for a very long time!
This one caught my attention.

I am hoping to brush up on my applique!

This first block was a challenge for me...but...
I was like a dog with a bone!!
I couldn't sit still until it was D.O.N.E!!!

Now...I have to wait until Wednesday for the next installment.
I thought the second pattern would come out LAST WEDNESDAY!
Oh boy, was I disappointed when I found out I had the wrong day.

While I wait I've been working on this old UFO.

The vintage dresden plates were all appliqued.
They JUST needed some sashing.

At first I thought I'd be sashing with one color
and using another color for cornerstones.
This quilt was calling for SCRAPS!!!

I may add borders to top and bottom to make it twin sized.
Time will tell!
I'll let it simmer a bit.
What are YOU making this week???