Tuesday, June 29, 2021

PINK STARS quilt along - block #3

This is the the THIRD star quilt block 
For our little PINK STARS quilt along!

It is called “star variation”.


We will be making TEN different star quilt blocks.
(Making TWO of each kind)
Blocks are all 9 1/2” UNfinished
(9” finished blocks)
I am posting info on blocks EACH week on YOUTUBE and the BLOG.


Here’s little sample of what your quilt might look like!

Star variation INFO -

(Photo #1)
ONE - 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” square - mustard
TWO - 4” x 4” squares - mustard

TWO - 4” x 4” squares - background fabric
FOUR - 4” x 4” squares - pink

Make half square triangles using all 4” squares...
Putting them in pairs like photo #1.

Trim all half square triangles to 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”

Arrange as shown.....
And sew it all together!

Happy sewing friends!

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Monday Making - a favorite quilt

I finished a quilt this week!!
Quilts sometimes take a LONG time.

This one started in 2019.

First there were the blocks....
Then the appliquΓ© border....
Then the quilt sandwich.....
ALL those hand quilted stitches!!!

Finally the binding!
It took me forever to decide on a binding!

I DO love this quilt!
It will be a favorite of mine for a LONG time!

I shared about finishing this quilt on my youtube channel

What are YOU making this week??

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Pink Stars quilt along - block #2- swamp angel

Here is the second quilt block in my little 
PINK STARS quilt along!!

It is a sampler quilt with 10 different stars...
But there are TWO blocks made of each pattern.

This block is called SWAMP ANGEL.

In this block I added bit of blue.

SWAMP ANGEL quilt block

Video instructions HERE

If you are quilting along with me you’ll need TWO of these blocks.

Background fabric - One 3 1/2” Square
Pink #1 - two - 4” squares
Blue - two - 4” squares
Pink #2 - two - 4 3/4” squares
Background - two - 4 3/4” squares

Using 4” squares - make FOUR half square triangles.
Using 4 3/4” squares - make FOUR hour glass squares

Sew together.
Happy sewing!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Monday making -stars and a harvest

I tried a little change in colors
With my latest quilt along block.

Red white and blue with a little yellow!
It is so fun to play with scraps!

I’m also harvesting....


(I just added chicken sausages to ALL those vegetables!)

What are YOU making?

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Easy bag

I made a new bag!

Using up some old jeans and an old belt.
I lined it with some fun patchwork fabric!

I used 15 - 6” squares of denim.
One - 36” section of a belt
And about 1/2 yd fabric for the lining.

After decorating the squares with machine stitched lines....
I put it all together.
The steps are all on my youtube channel - HERE

This is the simplest kind of bag.
NO zippers 
NO pockets
NO fuss

Happy sewing!

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Pink STARS quilt along

I am beginning a little quilt along today....
Pink STARS!!

It is a sampler type quilt.
10 different stars.....
But there are TWO of each pattern.
20 blocks total.

I will share ONE block pattern each week on my YOUTUBE channel.

Here it is WITHOUT sashing or borders.

And here it is with 3” sashing, cornerstones and border.

Quilt with borders is 57”x 69”

Blocks are 9” finished.
Fabrics are all scrappy. 😊
Mostly PINK with some tans, browns....
And a tiny bit of blue.

Fabric requirements for quilt with sashing:
Background - 3 1/8 yds

Scrappy pinks, browns and blue - 3 1/2 yds.

I am using my stash as much as possible....
But I AM dreaming about adding a few new 
Reproduction fabrics to my quilt!!!

Hope you’ll join me!

VARIABLE STAR - 9” finished size
Make TWO

Background fabric - four - 3 1/2” squares
One - 4 3/4” square

Light pink - 3 1/2” square
Dark pink -  4 3/4” square
med. pink - 4 3/4” square
          Tan - 4 3/4” square

Cut 4 3/4” squares diagonally twice into FOUR triangles.

Arrange triangles into Quarter Square triangles
And sew together.

Trim to 3 1/2”

Sew your block together!

Happy sewing!!


Sunday, June 13, 2021

Monday Making - cabin quilt

This is a country quilt. All those reds and greens and golds.
I’m calling it a cabin quilt...
and using flannel scraps makes it extra cozy!

This is the quilt BEFORE adding some borders
using the leftovers.
I had VERY little left and the quilt grew!
Win WIN!

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, June 6, 2021

monday making -

I just love this table runner.

The little pinwheels....

The pretty blues and greens....

The block was easy to make and it took
ONLY three to get a good sized table runner!

I also finished a blue quilt top.
Adding the BLUE alternate squares
made GROWING this one 
super FAST!!

Details for both of these projects
you'll find on my youtube channel. πŸ˜‰

What are YOU making this week??