Monday, October 24, 2022

Monday making - catching up

It's been quiet in this corner of blogland....

but I've been busy!

Sewing a few things like this dizzy geese quilt block.
Details HERE

I also finished this Beautiful BABY quilt!
It's ALL READY for the new baby.

I used a gifted fat quarter bundle and LOVE the way this turned out.
I would never have chosen these colors on my own...
But they're so pretty!

I have also been BUSY with family stuff.

With most of the kids grown and gone it means we travel.

Here we are in South Dakota to see one of our sons and his wife's family.
Our visit included a corn maze!
A FIRST for me. 😉

We visited my daughter's family in Texas
we were able to bring our granddaughter BACK with us for another visit.

What a GIFT that was!

A tea party with my youngest for a friend's birthday.

Lots of special times!
I loved every minute.

I have decided this will be our last linky party.
This blog has been a GREAT way to connect with other quilters.
This is where I have met so many amazing quilty friends!
I will still continue to post here but probably not quite as often.

I am still trying to figure it out....
Thanks for your participation and all the encouragement you give everyone.

Link up and share what YOU are working on!

Monday, October 10, 2022

monday making - fall

Is it FALL where you are?

These little coasters began on a whim.
First a pumkin.
Then an acorn.
Finally a leaf.

Are there any other fall motifs that I should include??

Having lots of fun making and dreaming.

I also made a VERY simple quilt top.

Sometimes the fabric just needs to SHINE!
Not much piecing necessary.

Both projects are on my youtube channel.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, October 2, 2022

monday making

Recently I found this amazing TIE quilt at the thrift store.
It wasn’t QUITE finished.
Still a couple of names that needed to be embroidered.
It is a quilt TOP at this point.

I bought it and just enjoyed looking at the amazing handwork!

I also made a tiny replica for my new dollhouse.
More on that on my youtube channel.

A scrappy quilt top and a more controlled color palette
with all solids.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Monday making- stars and squares

I am making a sweet sweet baby quilt with a small stack of fat quarters.
They were a gift.
Not the colors I would have chosen.
I am loving these stars!

With 14 fat quarters I will have plenty for a small baby quilt.

I also did a little charity quilting.
The quilt top was made by someone in my quilting guild.
I quilted it simply with some wavy lines.

Even simple quilts are special...don't you think?

what are YOU making this week??

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Monday Making

SO much fun to put together!

Did YOU celebrate national jelly roll day with a quilt?

I also completed the LAST block for my 
Summertime sampler quilt!

This last little project proves that ORANGE was a favorite this week.

ALL the fall colors sort of TOOK over my sewing room!

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Monday making

I have been doing some hand quilting in the evenings here.
It’s such a peaceful way to end the day.

This quilt block is called King's cross.
Love the red and green in this one.

I also finished the 9th block in my summertime sampler
Only one more block pattern to go!

Last, but not least, I was able to get a baby quilt sent off.
New babies are so fun to celebrate with a quilt!

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Monday making - summertime sampler is growing

This week I added the SEVENTH block to my
Summertime Sampler.

The classic windmill block.

Here is the quilt design.

I also began using scraps and making another quilt
With another set of colors!

Scrappy goodness.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, August 21, 2022

monday making

Quilt blocks from a YouTube friend
sewn together for a charity quilt….

The next quilt block in my

what are YOU making??

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Monday making - this and that

This week I worked on a handkerchief quilt....
Something I’ve always wanted to try!
This picture doesn’t include the little cornerstones I added at the end.

Here they are!
Just a little appliqué helped give this quilt top a little spark of JOY!

I used handkerchiefs from some special friends
that have been stashed away here for a while now.

I also received these four little quilt blocks from my daughter.
This is how I arranged the four 9 patches.

And this is how it looks in a quilt top!
I love these colors....don’t you?

I also challenged myself to switch up the colors on my quilt along.

I made some blocks using some Red, blue, green and yellows.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Monday making - a quilt show

This week I visited one of my quilts
Hanging in the Long Beach Quilt Show.
It is in an exhibit called "Life's a Beach"
and traveling around to different shows.
While I was there
I was inspired by the gorgeous quilts of yesterday.....
So beautiful!

Love these colors!

And I would love to copy this applique.

I am working away on my summertime sampler.
Block 4 is now up on my youtube channel.

IF I have time I would really like to make another
Sampler using some reproduction fabrics!
So many little time!

What are YOU making this week?