Sunday, August 29, 2021

Monday making - finishing a baby quilt

I was able to get a baby quilt quilted this week!
I love ALL the scrappy goodness in this one!

to get the label made and SEND IT OFF!!

What are YOU making this week?

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Monday making - a quilt along finish

This was the week to FINISH a quilt along quilt!!

It has a been a fun 10 weeks making this sampler type quilt
With all these pretty scraps!

I MAY actually make a few more blocks and GROW this quilt a little bit.

What are YOU making this week???

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Pink stars quilt along block #10

Today is the very last block in our little quilt along!
It is called “variable star” and is just like the first block...
Except for the color choices.

You will need (from top left ...counter clockwise)

One (1) 3 1/2” square - medium pink
Four (4) 3 1/2” squares - background

One (1) 4 3/4” square - background
One (1) 4 3/4” square - medium pink
Two (2) 4 3/4” squares - dark pink

Take all four larger squares (4 3/4”)
Stack right side up.
Cut twice diagonally.

Each set of triangles makes ONE hourglass block.

Sew four hourglass blocks together.

Trim to 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”

Arrange them into this beautiful star block!
Make TWO.

If you’ve been following along you will have 20 star blocks.

We’ll be adding sashing next.

Youtube video to go along with this is HERE

Sunday, August 15, 2021

My kind of fun:

Take an old quilt....

And try to re-create the block!!

What is YOUR kind of fun??

I shared about this block on my youtube channel HERE
Link up and share about what YOU are making this week.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Pink stars block 9

Today’s quilt block is called
“54-40 or fight”
It is the NINTH quilt block
In the PINK STARS quilt along.

There will be only ONE more quilt block
Before we get them ALL together into a quilt!

You will need
Two (2) strips - 2” x 20 1/2” - (1) mustard, (1) background
Four (4) squares - 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” - background
Four (4) rectangles - 3 1/2” x 4 1/2” - pink

Sew two long strips together.

Sub-cut into 2” segments.
You need 10

Make FIVE (5) four patches.

Lay (2) sets of pinks together - right side up (2) in each stack
Cut diagonally OPPOSITE ways.

YOu will have two (2) stacks of FOUR (4) 

Mark 1/4” up from raw edge in the CENTER of square.
Fold in half to find center.

Draw 2 lines from corners THROUGH the pencil mark.
Pencil line is the BACK SIDE of your square

Lay star point on the FRONT of the square.

Use the pencil lines as your guide as you sew star points down.

Fold star points  out.
Make sure the area is covered.

Turn to wrong side and use the square as your guide.
Trim star point fabric excess away.

One star point done.

Trim excess fabric behind if you prefer.

Do it again with second star point.

Make FOUR (4)

Arrange your block.
Sew together.


Sunday, August 8, 2021

monday making-scrappy quilt

I finished another baby quilt this week.
Not QUITE enough time to get it quilted and given....
Maybe this week??

The youtube video about this one is HERE

We are enjoying the harvest of the summer!
Very thankful for a vegetable garden.
Fresh is best.

What are YOU making this week??

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

PINK STARS quilt along - block #8

I brought my sewing outside today.

Today I'm sharing with you the 
PINK STARS quilt along block #8.
These are the cutting and sewing requirements
to go along with the YOUTUBE video posted earlier.

This block is called KEY LIME PIE.
It is 9 1/2" unfinished like all the previous blocks.

For each block you will need:
(left to right)
ONE (1) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" Square - light mustard
TWO (2) 2" x 16 1/2" strips - one background and one darker mustard
TWO (2) 4 5/8" x 4 5/8" squares - one background and one mustard/rust
TWO (2) 4 1/8" x 4 1/8" - pink squares

I switched my colors around on the two blocks I made.
Make it YOUR OWN and have FUN!!

Both the 4 1/8" and 4 5/8" squares do NOT need to be cut exact.
I'm adding 1/8" to give you "elbow" room for the block
It will be trimmed to 3 1/2" when it's all together!
You could even begin with a larger square if you'd like.

Cut 4 5/8" squares in half TWICE

Cut 4 1/8" squares in half ONCE

Arrange and sew together.

You will have FOUR (4) pinwheel type squares.

trim to 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Sew 2" strips together

Sub-cut into 2" segments

You will have EIGHT (8) segments

Make FOUR (4) four patches

Arrange your block and sew together

Make TWO if you are joining in the quilt along!

Happy sewing friends!

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Monday Making - the tiniest pieces

I took the tiniest pieces and made three little coasters this week.

This is what I started with.

Scraps are so fun to play with!!

You can sew along with me on youtube HERE

what are YOU making this week??