Sunday, October 25, 2020

Monday Making

I tried out a new block this week
and I am IN LOVE.

I want to make a red and blue quilt...


I want to make a Christmas quilt!

So MANY possibilities.

I LOVE possibilities!!!

What colors would you pull from your stash??
Curious minds want to know.

I did little tutorial on my youtube channel.

What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Monday Making

Are you ready for the coming season?
Adding this teeny tiny quilt to the pumpkin display
makes me so happy.

Little tiny quilts are quick and EASY to make.
EVEN when the half square triangles are 1" square!

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Monday Making

What have I been making?
Mostly making memories with the grandchildren in Texas.
But.... I did get a little sewing in.

A few weeks ago I made a log cabin block on foundation.

This week....(I have very little in the way of sewing supplies).....
I made the same thing with the center square ON POINT.

Can anyone help me with the name of this block?

Is it a log cabin “on point”?

I know some of you quilters will know the answer!

What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Monday Making

This week I used this hexagon quilt as my inspiration.
(I made it for daughter and son-in-law a few years ago for their wedding)

I made a few hexagon rows and am fashioning a table runner.
I did a little demo on my youtube channel.
I used a half hexagon approach WITHOUT a special ruler.

I drew a 60 degree line on my quilting ruler for my angle...
It worked out just fine.

 I also did some knitting.
What are YOU making??

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Monday Making

What do YOU pack when traveling?
I always want my “sewing room” with me...
So I usually pack a machine if at ALL possible.

This little featherweight...
Even though it is NOT light as a feather,
Is my favorite machine to travel with.

It’s such a simple machine.

I have this older roller bag that my machine case fits into perfectly.
I think I bought it at a thrift store many moons ago.

Setting up a sewing room when I’m traveling is pretty high on my list of
Traveling essentials.
Especially if I’ll be in ONE place for a while.

How about you??
What are YOU making this week?

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Monday Making

I had a teeny tiny bit of that cute alphabet fabric in my stash.
JUST enough to put this little toddler quilt together.
Truth be told....
I had to piece one of the 6" squares.
Can you see it in the bottom left??

I used a smattering of yellows for the sashings
and blues from my 3" square drawer.
Do YOU have a 3" square drawer?
and a  2", 2 1/2",......drawer as well?

I also added to my newest scrappy project this week.
Last week I had ONE block.
Now it has some company!

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Monday Making

Why are simple blocks so captivating?

I don't need fancy fabric.
I don't need intricate piecing.
Give me simple.
Give me plain.
And ADD a RED center to make it SING!

This block is 8" square.
Foundation pieced on fabric from an old cotton sheet.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Monday Making

TWO sweaters!
It was a TRICK trying to get these sweaters made for the twin grandsons and to make them
THE SAME size!! Haha.

My button area kind of bunches up.
Ah well.
Homemade is not always PERFECT.
That’s the beauty and the adventure of it all.

I also finished a small quilt this week along with a video for youtube.
I’ve been having fun adding content to my channel.
Editing video is a new skill and has been a new creative outlet for me.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Monday Making

What do YOU do with old t-shirts?
I made some t-shirt yarn.....
used some crochet thread....

and wove a bath mat.

My daughter recently moved and requested a little mat for her new home.
Nothing fancy.
Just a little rug.

I WILL say...
Handmade is such a satisfying pursuit!
I'm happy to add something homemade to her new house!

I also did a little quilting.
Using the book "The American Quilt- a history of  cloth and comfort"
by Roderick Kiracof,...
I made a little table topper.

Maybe I'll make some more squares
and turn it into a longer table runner.😉

Love the colors!!

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Monday Making

The grand kids were here this week.
I had such a lovely time.
We rode our bikes, cooked together,
did some crafts, caught butterflies....
It was perfect.

I wondered what I would do with them for THREE DAYS
without any outings.
Guess what?
We didn't need any outings!

Here's one of the little stuffies made this week.

It's tomato season here.
Another reason to be thankful this week.
What are YOU making this week?

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Monday Making

It was a good week.
I was able to get some patchwork cushions/pillows made.
I love the soft palette!
Those decorator fabric samples stashed away came in VERY handy!

I also did a little charity sewing.
It is SO satisfying AND peaceful to sew for others.
Sewing squares takes next to NO brain power.  Hahah
It always puts me in a better mood.

I’ve added videos to my YouTube channel this week for both of these projects.
Much like the youtube channel gives me a chance 
To sew with friends around the world!
I love it.

Link up and share what YOU are making!

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Monday Making

I love this quilt top.
The colors are some of my favorites!

The mix of colors was inspired by the leaf in the bottom center.
Taking a fabric with many colors and repeating those colors in the quilt is one of my GO TO ways of choosing the fabrics for scrappy quilts!

Here is the simple block that got it all started.
The nine patches sort of float between the leaves
And I like that too!!

I added a little tutorial on my youtube channel if you’re interested.

What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Monday Making

I continue to play with my dresden plate ruler.....and I...

I'm calling it "sunshiny day"
and I hope to have a few more of these "days' in the near future.
Won't it be a pretty quilt???

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Monday Making

The past week has been a productive one!
There are so many things that keep me busy around home.
I'm thankful for the activity ...productive activity....that fills my days!

I added vegetables from my husband's garden to every meal.
His hobby takes more time than MINE these days.

I ran into an old quilt I had given away.

Those little 9 patches are 3".  They were tiny for me as a beginner when I made this.

I remember wanting to use that border fabric I found in the remnant section
and finding the scraps here to go with it.

I had this in my HAND MADE-finished-ready to gift drawer.
There's a new baby boy in town that needs a little something!

I'm getting better and more confident at bread making!!
It's always been a dream of mine to be a bread maker.
I think I'm THERE!
This recipe is ---
Julia Child's White Sandwich Bread.
It didn't disappoint.

I like to slice the bread and freeze it ----after we eat few slices, of course!!

I also hung some herbs to dry.

What are You making this week??

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Monday Making

I have been making 
projects this week.
(less that 2")

I have made them before...but this time
I am adding the beads and pearls around the outside.
I think it adds some  **SPARKLE**

I also made a HOLIDAY HEXAGON.

I hope to get one more Christmas project done
before the month is up!!!

I've also been enjoying my husband's garden....

 Knitting outside.


Link up and share about what YOU are making!