Sunday, July 3, 2022

monday making - casseroles and more

This week I made a little casserole carrier.
I filled it with a few of the MANY, many plums
That filled our tree this year.

They are tasty alone...
 But I really LOVE them cooked with a tiny bit of sugar.

I also added an alternate block for my little sunbonnet Sue quilt blocks.

Some half square triangles and some hourglass blocks
All joined together made the sweetest little scrappy block.
It’s called “beacon lights”.

I share more details on my youtube channel.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, June 26, 2022

monday making - sue and scrappy blocks

These little sunbonnet sues came to live at my house this week.
I found just SEVEN blocks at a local garage sale.

After laying them out on the floor...I decided I needed ONE more!
I wanted to make the NEW block as close to the originals as possible.
I added a little HOW TO on my youtube channel. 😊

Next up I need to figure out an alternate block
and make a QUILT!!

I also played around with this block.

It's called Crossroads and I sure do like the scrappy version.

The TWO color version is nice too.

Such a simple little block with SO MANY possibilities!!

what are YOU making this week??

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Monday making

This week I finished off an UNFINISHED sampler.
There were only FOUR blocks handed down to me....
And I added five alternate blocks.
THRIFTY blocks they’re called.
Very appropriate for this little quilt.

Next up I will add a border.

There is something about these orphan blocks and quilts
That catch my imagination!

I also made a little 13” pillow.

Love the scrappy flag block.
A very traditional block called New York quilt block.

Both of these projects are on my youtube channel.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Monday making - scraps and tiny pieces

This week I began a quilt I’ve wanted to make for a long time.

I used a cotton sheet from the thrift store as my foundation...
And added a WHOLE lot of soft scraps.

(I call it a one dollar quilt because the sheet was $1)

I am almost done with the quilt!
I have to now decide on a border.
Lots of happy thinking time.

I also made a very tiny quilt using
VERY tiny squares!

I made the tiny 1” finished squares using some 6” squares.
My little doll quilt is ready to be gifted!

Both of these projects are on my youtube channel HERE.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Monday making - a finish

This week I was able to finish this quilt top I began recently.
I LOVE the simple flowers
And.... I really enjoyed the hand work with appliqué and
English paper piecing that went into this one!

This week was our 3rd annual carrot harvest!

There are about 25 pounds of carrots on our picnic table here.
I made a big batch of carrot soup.

This year, rather than blanch and freeze the rest...
I hope to find good homes for this MOTLEY group of vegetables.

My video for this quilt finish is HERE.
I added what I call FLOATING squares blocks for 
The top and bottom borders.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Monday making

I have been working on these little appliqué flowers.
This weekend I was able to FINISH all the blocks.
There are 16 in all.

These little diamond shapes were almost all complete
In a little baggie at the thrift store.
I was so happy to find them and give them some life!
I added the circles and the stems.

I will be adding to this quilt this week.
Hoping to add four triangles to each square
To set them ON POINT!
I have unearthed some blues....

I am looking forward to showing you the next step!
Stay tuned.

I have uploaded two videos so far on this project.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Monday making - backpacking and charity quilt

My husband has a backpacking trip scheduled very soon.
He’s trying to collect ALL the things.

One thing he requested :

Yes. I can do that. 

It was fun to figure out how to make it small yet FUNCTIONAL!
 It’s also kind of CUTE.

I also finished a donation quilt.
Quilt blocks. CHECK!
Border.  CHECK!
Quilted and bound. CHECK!

It's always a good feeling to FINISH.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Monday making - this and that

This week I made these SUPER cute potholders.
I used some leftovers....of course!

These were leftover strips from a honeybun package.
Little tiny strips only 1 1/2” wide!

I didn’t have many...
I didn’t NEED many.

I also ended up doing a little sewing at my daughter’s house.
We were visiting her family in Texas 
and I found I had more time on my hands than expected.

With ONLY a sewing machine and NO supplies....
What was I to DO???
Shop at the thrift store!

I found some fabric (shirts and pillowcases)
And got to work!!

Don't cringe TOO MUCH when you see the scissors I'm using.

Video is HERE.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Monday making - Scraps and fences

This week I started ONE quilt with this hourglass variation....

And added a FENCE around my rose garden!!

I love playing with SCRAPS!!

Both of these are on my youtube channel...
Thanks for sewing along with ME!!

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Monday making - scrappy X

I had a lot of fun playing with this Scrappy X block this week!

So many sizes.
SO. Many. PossiBILITIES!

Instruction on Small Scrappy X block is here - HERE
Larger block-  HERE
On my youtube channel

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, April 24, 2022

monday making - scraps

  I worked with scraps this week.

Using the leftovers gives me such satisfaction!
I began this quilt long ago…
I shared a little “how to” on my YouTube channel.
Hope to add more blocks this week.
  What are you making this week??

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Have a blessed Easter!

Monday Making Linky party will be back next week.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

monday making - doll quilt...OR?

I made a small quilt this week on my youtube channel.

First I showed how to make the block.

I then added a binding that for ME was unusual.

Will the dollies get to use it???

Will it become something totally different?
This project was based on this quilt I found last week
At a thrift store.
I LOVE old quilts.....don’t you?

what are YOU making this week??

Sunday, April 3, 2022

monday making with the grandkids

The HIGHLIGHT of my week was sewing with 
TWO of the Grandkids!

Pillowcases AND.....

Drawstring bags!

My grandson LOVED pushing the pedal as I guided the fabric.
He also did a little BACKstitch and of course....
the thread cutter!

I had a bunch of bags to sew for a friend who
Leads a massive effort to fill Christmas boxes for
Operation Christmas Child.

I added both projects to my youtube channel.

Thank you for linking up each week and
encouraging others in their creative sewing adventures!

What are YOU making??