Friday, March 16, 2018

New projects in the works!

Hello! I know, it has been a while...I will try to get better at keeping this updated.

I decided to use more of my trimmed scraps, in shades of blue, green, yellow and white/off-white to do this 9 Patch Variation block! This is pretty labor intensive, I have to say, but not hard to do at all.
This one, I will be keeping for my husband and myself, for the couch. Something to use on a chilly evening that also looks pretty all day long. 



Also in the works...
This is a Folded Corners Block quilt in shades of blue and turquoise for my son and his fiance. This should be the last BIG quilt I have to make for a while. I have everyone covered, literally, that I have wanted to make quilts for, people that truly treasure the gift and have been waiting patiently for me to get to theirs..such a good feeling.






Today, I am quilting on my very first 9-patch, my very first quilting project for my sister, for her birthday, she has no idea I am finishing it up and will be surprised when I give it to her. This is the one I am talking about...of course, it is bigger than this.



because I am having a hard time getting to my fabric (nephew is storing his whole life in that room) I grabbed a few boxes that I could, looked through my fabric for large enough yardage and came up with the best I could. But you know what? I like turning a corner of a quilt down and seeing a huge contrast in color..it might be the scrappy in me. I found some blue fabric and it is looking great...I swear! haha. I will post pics of the finished project when complete.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Another Baby Quilt Completed!

I had hoped to be a much more active quilter. Unfortunately, I have a muscle issue (high enzymes) that causes fatigue within a few minutes while I do anything. I am on medication for it, but it only helps so much. So, I do what I can when I am feeling up to it.

I have a grand-daughter due on New Years Eve!! I did manage to finish a quilt for her and it is so girly and pink!

I will start with working photos and then the one where she is holding it up.

I decided to do quick and easy, random placement of half square triangles.


getting there....

quilted and bound

some different angles..love every fabric in this.


My son and his fiance (whom I adore) In this photo, he touched it, looked at me and said "You made this Mom?" Like I haven't been quilting for the past 3 years and it is a complete shock to him..haha

This is the quilt in the crib :) They love it.

I have finished sewing the backing together for this quilt
The top measures 104 x 92 inches. Call me crazy..should have been done a long time ago, but alas.. 
Tomorrow, my Mom comes over and we are going to get it sandwiched. This one is for my oldest son, then I have one more large one to make for the couple above and after that..I think I will stick to couch quilts..lol

Thank you for letting me share with you!

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.




Next!

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 

pinning!

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!