Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas

It is very quiet around this house.  Both DH and I have that bad bad chest cold that is going around.  I am on the getting better list and he is on the maybe tomorrow I will start feeling better list!!  We are missing his family's big get together this afternoon.  But it is better for us to be home.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cute, Cute, Cute!

Ten days ago, I was in Spokane with my brother and sister in law to see a "Celtic Women" concert. We arrived really early and had some shopping time!  We stopped at "The Quilting Bee", where I bought SPX fabric "Holiday Stitches" using "PepperLand" by Abbey Lane quilts.

Yesterday after golf, I made this little xmas tree without sewing a stitch.  Check out you tube for instructions.  I will make more!!

I don't remember being around anyone with a cough in the last two weeks, but some bugs got into my system and I have a chest cold with horrible coughing!  I don't know how much energy I will have today but will try to hang in there and get some quilting done!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Small Finishes!

Good morning, it's raining here, sew no golf!  I finished a couple of small quilts.  The first is made for a family member.  It measures 28 x 32 and is made from "Hearty Good Wishes"

The second quilt is from "A Quilting Life" small projects.  It measures ~21 x 21" and can be used as a doll blanket.

I am going to a Christmas party and gift exchange tonight and am making little cheesecake bites, YUM, YUM!

Until later...

PS  I need either a better camera or a professional photographer!  LOL!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mini Quilt

Played golf this morning without a heater--got it lite and ran out of gas!!  After stopping at the store, I made some red beans and rice for super and then started dinking around at my sewing machine and made a mini quilt.  My strips were one inch wide and two inches long.

I am making progress with my "Trip Around The World" quilt and have made some little xmas goodies, but haven't taken any pics.  Maybe later.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Another Finish!

I was going to run outside and take a couple of pictures of my "Razzle Dazzle" by Sandy Gervais, but it is raining!!  Sew, I threw it onto my bed.  I took one picture in each direction.  The fabric is Moda's Blitzen and I used a layer cake cut in half.  I need to look through my stash to see if I can find some backing fabric.

I also finished a little nine patch out of flannel.

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Finishes

I have been a bit busy the last couple of weeks making Christmas table toppers for a three day craft bazaar in Prosser Washington.  But, I am here to show you a couple of quilt finishes.  The first one was started in September at a Quilt Retreat!

The second is one is made with Kate Spain's "12 Days of Christmas" that I bought a few years ago.  I finally found the right pattern!  "A Walk in The Park" by Ellie Roberts.  I love this fabric!!  PS what's really funny is that for the longest time I couldn't find where I put my fabric.  I even accused my sister of taking it!!

No golf until after Thanksgiving; my partner has left town!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

New Projects or Bucket List Quilt

I played golf this morning, a little bit in the rain, a little bit in the wind, and some in the sun.  Happy Sunday morning.  When I got home, I made a cake called "Pumpkin Earthquake Cake".  It is still too hot to taste!

Yesterday, I started two new projects, one of which is on my "Bucket List?!  It is a "Trip Around the World".  I need to dig through my stash for more reproduction fabric.  I must have some somewhere!!

The second project is called "Rhapsody in Grey, but I am using an older moda line called "Odelia".   I bought a fat quarter bundle a few years ago! (2009)

Sew, the Seahawks will be on tv soon, and I must "root, root, root for the home team"!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Small Project Day!

Today was small project day at my house!  I quilted several small table toppers and one wall hanging.  Made a small pouch and baked cookies.  Ta Da!

Shortbread Cookies made with "Autumn M&Ms"

"Quilted Box"  Tutorial from "Fort Worth Fabric Studio"

Side View

Small Table Topper Tutorial From "Bear Creek Quilting Company"

Small Table Topper using KT Charm Pack (My improvised pattern)

Small Table Topper (can't find the original)

Small Table Topper "Winter's Lane"

Wall Hanging for an OSU Alum!
I am hand stitching the binding on my QOV quilt and should get it mailed on Monday.  Sew, now I need to find fabric that matches all my little projects and sew the binding on.  Maybe tomorrow.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

"Quilt of Valor" Finish

I finished another lap size quilt that will go to the QOV Foundation.  It still needs to be quilted but will need to buy some backing.

No, I did not work on my Garnet Trace today!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Weekly Progress!

I have been sewing all morning and am ready to head to the dungeon for a little long arm quilting!  I have two little finishes and have made great progress with my "Garnet Trace".   The first mini is from my "Prairie Children and Their Quilts" sewing group.  It is called "Prairie Basket Quilt".

The second mini is for a golfing friend's granddaughter's room.  That is a mouthfull!!  It is a basic, pinwheel, made with a charm pack of "Kashmar" from Moda several years ago.

And finally, I have completed five rows on the Garnet Trace.  The little red four patch changes directions on every row.  I sewed pieces together all day Wednesday, thinking that I had made enough to finish the quilt.  Alas, that is not the case.  I will need to sew more!

Sew, hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go!  NOT, just downstairs!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

"Garnet Trace" Progress

I squeezed in a little sewing time this morning!

Before I head out to my craft bazaar, I wanted to show you my "Garnet Trace" progress. I have sewn lots of pieces together and two rows of blocks.  I don't think that I am going to make the BIG quilt but maybe a lapsize!  Tooooo many pieces of the BIG quilt and I like instant gratification!! I am making my quilt a little scrappier by using my stash of Minick and Simpson.

Catch you later!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oh, Oh, I Got Distracted!

I was wandering around blogland this morning when I opened "My Red Door Designs".  I saw a pattern for a small quilt that I just had to have!!  It is called "My Red Star".  Obviously, I will call it My Blue Star!

I am now working on "Garnet Trace"! Will see how far I get today!!  Golfing tomorrow, unless it rains, and a craft bazaar Friday and Saturday.

Monday, October 13, 2014

"Lucy" is Finished

"Lucy" is finished!  I made it a little smaller than the pattern.  I used a spider web motif and should have used a brighter color.  I thought the bright yellow would work, but, it did not.  Anyway, here is Lucy!

I did a few chores this morning and have made a bean soup that is simmering on the stove,  AND, I am diligently working on "Garnet Trace".  Golf tomorrow, if it doesn't rain!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Another New Project

Yes, I started another new project.  No, I haven't finished my last one "Lucy".  I have half the binding sewn on, which I did the last two days while golfing.  The pace of play was pretty good, so I didn't have a lot of time to sew!

Need to make 144

Need to make 144
The finished quilt measures 106 x 106 and should take me a couple of weeks, ha ha!!  Will see how long before I get bored with it.  Sew, off to check on dinner, a roast in the crock pot and then root for the Seahawks!