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...
Love.this.block!

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.
Haha.

I ran into an old quilt I had given away.
LOVE THIS one!

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!!
Yeah!!
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 
CHRISTMAS IN JULY 
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....
and....

 Knitting outside.

I am LOVING ALL THE GREEN!!!

Link up and share about what YOU are making!



Sunday, July 12, 2020

Monday Making

After getting my snowball quilt basted....finally.....


...I began some hand quilting this week.
Yeah!!!

Getting all those ugly basting stitches in
takes time...
but it is SO worth it!

I am using Perle cotton....
And hoping to add another color or two as I go.
One snowball at a time!

I posted about basting and quilting this quilt on my you tube channel.

What are YOU making this week??


Sunday, July 5, 2020

Monday Making

I have always wanted a patriotic quilt.
This is the next best thing.
A little quilty banner to hang by the front door.
:)

I decided this was good idea on July 3.
It was finished on July 4.

No time like the PRESENT....right?

I used lots of little leftovers
And had so much fun moving them
This way and THAT!



Then I decided to make a quilt flag for one of my boys.
He recently moved out....
And I thought he’d like a little something HOMEY to hang up.
He did!!!
Woo hoo!!!

The flag part is a panel.
All I had to do was add the half square triangles.

With no picnics or parties to attend....
I had LOTS of time to make these fun little banners.
What are YOU making this week???








Sunday, June 28, 2020

Monday Making

This week I took a vintage quilt.....
(purchased a while back at a thrift store)

copied the block.....

and made a pillow sham to match.
It's not a perfect match....
but I STILL love it!!
:)

How-to videos on my you tube channel.

What are YOU making this week??



Sunday, June 21, 2020

Monday making

I’m making memories.🙂
We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled Linky party next week.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Monday Making

A new pincushion is in my sewing room.
:)
It's adding summer to my space!


This snowball 9 patch i made a while back
is SOOooo ready to be quilted.
I have been dragging me feet because
I want to HAND quilt it.


Maybe this week I'll get the quilt sandwiched up
and I can BEGIN!!!

The garden is giving us a harvest!!! 
This was last night's salad
with strawberries on the side.....
and these are the onions drying out.

My husband's garden keeps me busy
and well fed!

What are YOU making?

NOTE- I try to reply to comments via email...
but the comments have not been arriving there!
ugh.
If anyone has any tips...please let me know.
I would love to reply to you!




Sunday, June 7, 2020

Monday making

Making this baby/toddler quilt was good medicine this week.



Making baby quilts always helps me get in the right frame of mind.
:)
Cutting shapes with little templates is therapy!
Yes.....
It does take time!!
But I enjoy the peaceful work.


Love all the HAPPY color!


******
Quilt is 40”x 45”
I cut 30 “I spy” tumblers and
240 solid color tumblers 

I added a tutorial on my YouTube channel
—-My sewing room

What are YOU making this week??



Sunday, May 31, 2020

Monday Making

I rolled THREE quilts up today
and found some gift bags to place them in.

I'm looking forward to driving around this week
and passing out some graduation quilts!!!

The girls all like similar colors...
so making them similar yet different was kind of fun!

I have a photo HERE of all of them BEFORE quilting.
The ladies at my church spent a Saturday making blocks
and then I put them all together and finished the quilts.

It is a yearly tradition that I LOVE.

What are YOU making this week??


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Monday Making

It's been a good week.
One of my quilts is featured in an article in
Art Quilting Studio  magazine.

It is a fun quilt celebrating my husband's garden.
I used an old linen napkin
and did a lot of fusible applique in a collage style method.


I also began a new project.
I'm trying to make alternate squares for an old embroidery quilt project.
I'll keep you posted.
Little scrappy squares are SO fun to use!



What are YOU making?


Sunday, May 17, 2020

Monday Making

Sometimes it's just nice to go OLD school
and make a simple potholder.
:)


It's hard to tell in these photos
but these are very CHUNKY potholders!

I used loops from some old t -shirt sleeves to make them.
It seems I can't throw ANY KIND of fabric away!!
LOL!

If you're interested, I did a little you tube "how to"
on my simple method.
Just in case YOU are one of those people who think
t-shirt sleeves left over from t-shirt quilts are worth saving.

This the loom I used.


I also started a new quilt.

I've always wanted a classic basket quilt.
Using my pink, green and brown scraps
I made lots of little half square triangles....
some baskets......
and VIOLA!
A quilt is growing!
Sashings and cornerstones up NEXT!

What are YOU making this week?