Sunday, April 18, 2021

Monday making

This is a mashup of some recent
Hand-me-down fabrics.
Mostly 6 1/2” squares.

Some of the fabric was quite ugly.
Do YOU use ugly fabrics?

I feel sorry for those poor uglies.
It’s nice to slip them into scrappy quilts!

 I’m calling the block Disappearing squares.

Not a very catchy name. LOL!

More info about this block on my youtube channel.

What are YOU making this week?

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Monday Making

I needed a quick THANK YOU gift this week.
My scraps and orphan blocks didn’t disappoint me!
These two potholders were so quick and easy!
Thank goodness for leftovers.

I love the signs of spring in my back yard.
What do you like most about spring?

I worked on a scrappy quilt this week.
Love the pink and green!

I used this old antique quilt as my inspiration.
See that poor old block in the upper left?

What are YOU making this week?

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Monday Making

I worked on some 8 pointed stars this week....

And a simple alternate block.
So scrappy and pretty!

Info on my method is HERE. 
on my you tube channel.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Monday Making

It was a good week.

Sewing with granddaughter was just one of the highlights.

Sewing scraps was another.

I used my MUCH LOVED corduroy quilt......

While we camped in the beautiful mountains.

It was a bit chilly....
All the QUILTS were used!!!

What have YOU been making?

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Monday making

I talked about the quilt that was loved to DEATH 
on my you tube channel this week.

Do you have any of those??

This above photo shows my attempt 
at recreating the block I made many years ago!

It's a sad looking quilt....
but it definitely was LOVED!!

What are YOU making this week?

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Monday Making

Pink and pretty...all lined up.

Blues.....arranged stair step style.


So many possibilities when you’re making a QUILT!!

What are YOU making??

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Monday Making

Quilting kept me busy this week.
I am thankful for that.

I finally finished a quilt top and hope to quilt it soon!

I also made another table topper for an upcoming event.
It’s virtual...but still includes small quilts!

I am thankful for quilts.
I am thankful for the quilts I received early on that inspired me to MAKE quilts!
I’m thankful to make quilts.  -  It’s so good for my mental health. :)
I am thankful for this community of quilters.
You ALL have added to my love of quilting!
You MAKE. You inspire. You cheer!
This is the nicest community....
And I’m glad I found YOU!

What are YOU making this week?

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Monday Making

After making a couple of leaf quilt blocks...

I tried it out with scraps.

Aren’t scraps fun??

Here is the block BEFORE the scrappy version.
What are YOUR thoughts about 
Scrappy vs. NOT scrappy??
What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Monday Making

I quilted a quilt top this week!
I made this cute “I spy” quilt almost a year ago....
Details HERE and HERE.

And now.....
There’s a new baby to gift it to!

I will add a label and send it off.

Baby quilts are one of very favorite things to make!

What are YOU making this week?

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Monday Making

I took the tiniest pieces of fabric this week and just played!

It’s fun to play with fabric and thread!

I call it doodling.

Happy Valentines Day friends!


These little hanging hearts are just 6”.
The perfect size to hang on a knob somewhere.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, February 7, 2021

I am working on a new quilt.
I saw a quilt in a Quiltmania magazine.
It was in the quilts in homes there was no info.
It was hanging on a wall...and I couldn’t even see the whole thing....
But....I was smitten.

I am working away on this new project.
Y seams.
A NOT so easy block for me.

What are YOU making??

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Monday Making

This week I have been making log cabins.
Free style!!

This quilt top has been unfinished for quite a while now.
I just added the appliqué on the still needs some little circles.
Then I’ll add some more free style log cabins to get it bigger.
Queen sized??   Maybe.

What are YOU making??

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Monday Making

I played with strings this week.
Don't you LOVE string quilts?

They are definitely one of my favorite kinds of quilts.

This nine patch of strings was made using 6" squares
and 6" half square triangles I made using a foundation.
Sometimes I use a foundation and sometimes I don't.

My old phone book contains the perfect foundation paper.
I hope it never runs out!

Here's a small section of a quilt top that is still waiting to be quilted.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Monday Making

I did a little size comparison this week.

Have you every changed a block by just 1/2”?
It is truly amazing how much that 1/2" changes the finished size!

I compared 16 patch blocks using
1 1/2”, 2” and 2 1/2” squares.  

This is an oldie but goodie using 2” squares.
After the comparison....I don't think I'll be using anything smaller!

A small glimpse at my postage stamp quilt....queen sized.

What are YOU making this week???