Tuesday, March 7, 2017

My To-do pile grows....

 This is a Disappearing 9-Patch. It is the very first quilt I attempted at the end of 2014. Because I was starting to quilt, I received a bunch of gift certificates for Christmas and went shopping and this fell to the wayside. I never leave a project unfinished even if it takes me years to get back to it. *cough*

So, I am finishing this up and will be gifting it to my younger sister once I have it all quilted...but it IS in line. I still have to finish Zack's black, red, gray and white quilt first. I am ordering the batting for that next week! This is all fabric my Mom had given me, and the red fabric was left over from kitchen curtains I had made.


I am so loving this one. I saw one kind of like it on Pinterest. Without the pattern (Pancakes by Tula Pink), I said.."I can do this!" And so I am...all the fabric was already in my stash :) My blocks are 3.5x5 inches. I am not sure if I used the correct measurements..but close enough!


At this point, the light green blocks were starting to have an optical illusion effect which was really cool. They are light enough that with the white corners, they appear to be going in the opposite direction sometimes. They look as if they are tumbling around. Everyone who sees it has been saying it messes with their eyes a bit. Didn't expect it..but so glad it is happening..how fun is that?!

I have a few more rows to put on, then some borders and this too will get in line for sandwiching and quilting. 
This will be another gift for my cousin who helped me out so much when I tore my meniscus in my knee and had surgery. 
She always appreciates what I am working on so I know she will value it as I value her.

That is all I have! thank you so much for stopping by, comments are welcome!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Some Quilting Updates!

I have a few updates and some finished project to share with you!

This is Zack's Quilt..the top is pieced together, my next bit of work will be getting it sandwiched together and quilted. He is impatient to get it..haha

I mitered the corners. I have no idea if I did it right, but it folds up perfectly and it was my first time doing that. I am happy with it.

I made this table topper for my friend Dana in Belgium. These are the colors in her kitchen/dining room..she loved it and...holy moly! Shipping almost floored me! $26.00!

Before I made hers, my mother and I each made one for ourselves.
Here are my materials:

Here is how hers turned out.

And here is mine! I love it!

My postage Stamp quilt. How I love this quilt!

My Mom and my son helped me sandwich it...Skyler likes to help me with 
whatever I am working on if he can, has been this way all his life. 
He can crochet a little, He can cross stitch a little, he can cook..lol 


Stitching in the ditch!

I gifted it to my mother-in-law for Christmas...
she was just here today and said she covers up with it all the time. :) 
That makes me happy!!

I have another couch quilt top finished and have started a nother as well...will update with those soon!

Happy Quilting!!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Progress on Zack's Quilt!

Working away at this...at my own pace..which is a Sunday Driving kind of pace..lol

This block is the Sashed 4-Patch

I now have all 10 of each block done, 20 blocks in all.
I have started piecing them together with the black sashing...

here is a pic with the sashing going down the length...I have since taken it off, not all the posts are matching up. This makes me want to scream and throw a tantrum...but I don't do tantrums. I just set it down for a few days...forgive it and move on again....
so today, I will try to figure out where I went wrong.. ugh.

My Mom and I went on a little shopping spree yesterday! Joanne's!
The first two fabrics, I am thinking about putting into a quilt for my younger sister. The middle three fall fabrics, I will be making into place mats. My mother also got the orange fabric with different coordinating fabrics and we will be making them together here at my house next Thursday..fun! The last two are fleece. I am going to make a tied blanket for my 3 yr old grandson, Wyatt. He loves dinosaurs! I also got a new ruler, pins, thread and ribbon. All in all...I did great! Total: $137.81. I had a $30.00 gift card from Christmas and coupons which saved me 35.78. I ended up paying $72.00 for everything. The real treasure was spending the day with my Mom. 

okay..I am outta here! 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Zack's Quilt

I started quilting in January 2015. I have made one quilt for myself. One for my father, one for my grandson, one for my sister, I have one I am working on for my cousin who helps me out all the time...and today, I have started one for my oldest son, Zack. Before I can get back to doing for myself..I have to make one for my younger sister, my younger son and my other grandson. And that's it! After that, it is going to be all about me for a while! :)

here is the pattern I created for Zack's Quilt:

Here are my fabric selections:

Those stars glow in the dark by the way and this gives me the giggles, I can picture him bringing a girl into his room (he has an apartment), turning out the lights and his bed starts to glow...haha...

I cut out fabric for the King's Crown block today:

And here is all my fabric, cut and ready to start sewing on...tomorrow.

I will keep you updated with my progress! Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Completed Quilt and Gifted to it's New Owner

My sister was about to have major surgery so I had to kick it into high gear to complete her lap quilt before she went into the hospital. I stalled on the project as I decided to tie the quilt down and sew along the border for a very country feel (like quilts don't look country enough). Little did I know how sore the process would make my fingers! I mean..I quit working on it!

So about three days before her surgery, I kicked myself in the butt, called my mother, asked her to come over and help me pull the floss tight..and she did, and we did and it is done! I wanted to keep it!

She loved it..she is the one with the dark hair, my Mom on the other side. She brought it to the hospital with her, she was there for 2 nights, came home the other day. I went to see her yesterday and she was in a living room recliner, covered in her quilt. Nothing makes me happier than knowing she is on the mend and that I could giver her something she will always cherish.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Working on a finish!

I started this quilt, my first in January 2015 when I actually began this new to me craft of quilting.
I had picked up 2 jelly rolls from Joanne's that were on sale, I think for $5.00 a roll. A steal, I know!
So I decided on something simple...
I did not know it at the time, this is called the Rail Fence block. 
So I cut....

and I sewed and laid it all out...

Then I sewed again until my top panel was together.

I even let the dogs check it out, they think anything on the floor is for them.

Then I folded it up and started working on other quilts until I pulled it out a few days ago and decided to finish it and gift it to my sister when it is done. I added 2 borders. yes, I know I could have gone all the way around with the white first then all the way around with the green and that is how I have been completing my borders, but this time, I went  with doing it this way. I like how the white just stands out and goes to the end like that on all 4 corners.

I do have it sandwiched, with batting and backing on now...
I will surprise you with the final quilt as soon as it is finished!!
Thanks for stopping in!!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Scrap Quilt WIP And My New Grandson

Noah arrived! 9lbs, 14 ounces..21 inches long. I am in love.

Here is is using the quilt I made him.

Craftsy is having a sale on all their classes!! $19.99 each!!
Click on this LINK to see what might interest you at a price like that!

Here is my scrap project, I am using 2.5 inch squares. Many are from previous projects and I have a friend that lives up the road from me that brings me all of her scraps...waste not, want not!

Not much else to share! Have a beautiful 1st day of spring!!