Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Florida State Anyone?

Two quilts made for the property manager where I live. The first is a queen size and the second is a throw size. I had a blast coming up with the designs of these.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

I Have a Secret...

I just received a box with a project that I just cant share, at least not for a couple off months. It is going to be a project that pushes my limits as a quilter. I hope to learn quite a few new way of doing things or learn for the first time some new techniques. Shall I tease you a bit with the fabric choices???? Should I??? Hmmmm, Yea I guess I can, but you just cant peak at the project, Sorry!

Do I have your interest peaked?? Yea I bet I do, but you will have to wait!!

Some Springtime Fun!

I love Springtime, who doesn't? I keep trying to come up with things to use for holidays which brings us to the month of March and St. Patrick's Day. I know I saw something like this somewhere on the net. (How many times have we said to ourselves, I know I saw that somewhere?) Anyway, I came up with this table-runner. It was very easy to make and then I used a green thread to do a FMQ stipple pattern. I really like how this one came out.


 I am currently working on making the pattern to offer in my Craftsy store.

I already have a pattern up for a this Spring Butterfly and Flowers Mug Rug. This mug rug actually was made for a swap. I had a blast making this. I hope you will check me out.

My next post I plan on sharing with you the mug rugs I received from the mug rug swap...Happy Sewing!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth of July

While on Facebook today I came across two lovely quilts. I would very much like to make both of these quilts. The first one was posted by Quilters Club of America...

The other one was posted by Earth to Glass Canning...This one caught my eye because of the cool quilting on it. See the Wheat stalks, soooo cool. 

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful day celebrating the Fourth of July. Special thank you to all the men and women who have given of themselves to protect our great nation.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Thanksgiving Quilt

Back in November, a group I was in did a swap of 2.5 in strips all in the thanksgiving/harvest theme. I search for several day for a pattern to use for the strips. I soon found this pattern called box in a square. I had multiple strips of the same turkey fabric so used those as the box and all the other themed strips to make the squares. This is a really easy patter to make with a Jelly Roll. This one is sitting in the UFO pile awaiting its turn.

So now what to do with all those Christmas strips. I have a ton of those and just havnt come across a pattern that just hits me like this one did. One day it will "hit" me.

One to the next.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Its been a long time...but Im back.

I have been quilting all along since my last post. Life just got the best of us with hubbies stroke. I have been sewing to try to keep my sanity. Its been a rough few months, but things seem to be settling down and I can get back to blogging. Thanks for hanging with me.

I have to catch you up on what I have been sewing. Lots of posts to come in the upcoming days.

First up is the Rick Rack Nines from Bonnie Hunters Leaders and Enders book. I love how this one came out. I made a boo boo tho, I one day just started sewing 2.5 in squares together thinking oh Ill just throw these into something later. I finally decided I had enough 9-patches, so decided to look and see what pattern would use them. Saw the picture of the Rick Rack Nines and said oh Ill do this one. Well guess what size squares that pattern calls for 2 in. Yup you read that right!! So off I went to make this work with the 9-patches I had already sewn. I had to adapt the pattern but finally figured it out and here it is. Yea Me!

Until next time, keep sewing.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Rick Rack Nines

Ive been working on this one for a while and am finally getting this one to a top stage. This one is Bonnie Hunters Rick Rack Nines from her book Leaders and Enders. I messed up when making this one as I was just putting together 2.5in blocks into 9-patches. This pattern called for 2in blocks. Took me a while to figure out how to adapt this to make her patter, but I finally did. Still have some sewing to finish the top and it need borders. I was thinking a red border, but havnt figured out what to use as the larger border. I had a suggestion to use a small black border and a larger red border. I am thinking I may do that. Ill have to think about it.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Halloween Strip Swap Quilt

Finally got this one to top stage and off to the UFO bin it goes awaiting its turn to be quilted. This was made using this uTube tutorial  by the Three Dudes Quilting.

I will bind this one with an orange to bring that out of the center and finish it off. I wasnt liking this pattern, but now that it is finished its not too bad. Personally I wont do this pattern again.

Monday, January 28, 2013

What I Have Been Up to for the Past Week

First up is a Winter Tree Wall hanging. I have this top put together, but it went straight to the UFO pile. I love this and will get it finished soon.

Next up is this beautiful label that Janet Yatska. This label will go on the beautiful Crabapple quilt that was made for my dad. You can see that quilt here. Thank you so, so much Janet. We love it!!

Made these pinwheels for a swap in the Facebook group Quilt Block Swap Group.

Out of the left overs came this mug rug. I try to use everything up!! I try!!

Pulled this quilt out of the UFO pile and it is currently getting quilted...finally. This is "crumbs in the grass".

Lastly, I finally put together the extra Orca Bay blocks into pillows to go with the quilt. As you see I have stuffed on of them and tonight I will stuff the other. I just love them!

As you see it has been a busy, busy weekend actually cause I was down with some major pain in my hips last week. All in all, I think not too bad!!

Hope you are getting lots done in  your little part of quiltland!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Another Baby Quilt on the Chopping Block

I made this one a long while ago and thought I would FMQ it,but got so frustrated with it that I had to put it way. Off to the UFO pile it went.  Michelle over at Michelle's Romantic Tangle is focusing on Baby quilts, so I am pulling a new one out of my UFO pile to finish them up. Thanks Michelle for the motivation to get them finished. I will have an easier time of it cause I learned alot about FMQ while involved in The Free Motion Quilting Project this past year.

This quilt is more for a tiny newborn then could be used as a wall hanging in the baby's room. Hmmmmmmmm...So,off I go this weekend to finish this one up and will post the final picture next week.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

UFO, A New Friend and What Im Working on Now

UFO number 3 is finished. I won these Christmas blocks at a meeting of my quilt guild. I didn't particularly like them all together so I made three table runners out of them. Here is the last one.

Go check out Quilting for Sanity!
Shannon has designed a new quilt pattern. Shannon also is currently updating her mystery quilt sew along group for her upcoming mystery. 

Shannon is a stay at home mom of 2 boys and in her spare time she designs quilt patterns that she offers in her Craftsy Store. Shannon also has designed some cool fabrics and Wallpapers. My favorite is her Monkeying Around and her Moroccan Tiles Collection which you can find in her Spoonflower Store

When you stop by her blog, be sure to say Hi!!

I'm also linking up to:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

This is what im working on now. My forest quilt. I am currently adding tree trunks to the trees.

here are the little trees all trimmed up. Have a bit to finish of the trees. Once the trees are finished, the quilt goes together rather quickly. Trying to decide if I will stuff the trees to they look dimensional.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

UFO Finish Number 2

Baby Strip Quilt

Found these blocks in a drawer I was cleaning out. 
Forgot I had them, promptly sewed them together and finished the quilt. I really like strip quilts!!

Linking up to Michelle's Romantic Tangles

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Quilty Projects

Pink baby quilt. In the process of being quilted.

Close of picture of the quilting. I am "in-lining" the triangles...LOL

 Finished this little table runner using some scraps that where sent to me.

Found these blocks in a drawer and put them together to make another baby quilt. It is off to the UFO pile till I finish the other one.

Last but not least. I found this at a yardsale. Thought it was cute!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Easy Street with Her Borders On

I have fallen in love with this pattern. I have already gotten two requests to make this. So once I have the fabric, Ill be making two more. I am linking up to Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street Linky Party. Be sure to go check out all the amazing quilts. What a difference color choice makes! Amazing!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Look What is Finally Going to Get Wired

My Grandmothers sewing machine.

This one apparently didn't have any decals.  You can faintly see the word Singer on the arm.

It is from 1947. I found out it was made during the 160th Anniversary of Singer Sewing Machines. I am so happy that I can finally send this one out to be rewired. I am so looking forward to sewing on this again!!! It drives like a dream.

Look at this pretty plate on it. Actually, there are several more, but I didnt get pictures of all of them.

Only problem I see is that the lid of the table droops down, it does not lay flat. I'm not sure how to fix that.
If you have any ideas on how to fix this issue with the table, feel free to message me.

Im wondering too if this machine can be used on a treadle. The motor looks like it can be completely removed. It sure is different for the things we purchase now a day, huh?

Easy Street Without Borders

I'm not sure but this mystery seems so much bigger than Orca Bay. It feels massive,but is going to be wonderful to snuggle under once finished!! Truth time. When I first put together one of each block, I was not liking this mystery at all. I felt a bit dejected. If it had not been for another lady showing a picture of what part of hers looked like, I think I would have dragged my feet to finish this. I was loving what hers looked like, so I pushed forward and am quite happy with the way this came out. I am actually loving it.

I have now completed two tops and one quilt of Bonnie's design and I just love everything Bonnie does!! Thank you Bonnie Hunter for all your share with us. You have a fabulous, giving spririt. I am so glad I found you two years ago. You inspire me!!

You can find the mystery clues on Bonnie's Blog. Be sure to grab them in the next couple of months cause she wont keep them up forever.