Saturday, May 23, 2015

New MBS Project

I saw this quilt on the MBS site and fell in love!  It will be much bigger (queen) when I finish but I wanted to share!  I am using Moda's "More Hearty Good Wishes".

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

UFO Finish!

I dug this UFO out of the cupboard this week end and just finished sewing it together.  It is a simple braid using mostly Kate Spain scraps.  I have ordered some backing and will add it to the pile in the dungeon!

I played golf this morning and we are having dinner with family!  Yeah, no cooking!  Until later...

Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday Report!

I have a couple of projects to show you.  One, is a finish and one is a flimsy.  The first is the "Gray Square Scramble" all quilted.

 The second is a nice table topper made with an old Fig Tree Collection, "Patisserie".  One of the nice things about taking pictures of flimsy is that you can correct a mistake before quilting!!!  I need to change two blocks!

When I got home from golfing this morning, I planted a peonie that I bought Saturday at the farmers market.  I hope the vendor is there next Saturday, sew I can buy another.  Her bouquets were beautiful.

Until later...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Blog Design

I was a little tired of the boring blog background, sew, I found something a little jazzier!!  The wind blew and the rain fell all of last night and all morning.  That meant that it was sewing time.  Before I show you my new flimsy, I will show you a small table topper that I finished yesterday.  The fabric is Moda's "Martinique".  I am going to have to invest in a design board, the reds are a little too much on one side.

 I was actually planning on spending the morning in the dungeon, but got started on this quilt and stuck with it.  I got the pattern off "The Fat Quarter Shop" site.  It is "Gettysburg" by Sew Emma.  I used Fig Tree's "Mirabelle" and have ordered "More Hearty Good Wishes" to make another one!

Dinner is in the oven, sew I am off to the showers!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

"Gray Square Scramble"

It is a beautiful day but since I am not playing golf, I have been sewing!  The quilt is from the "Spring 2014 Easy Quilts".  It was pretty simple but it is very colorful.  And, I love it!

Now, on to finish another project!

PS Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mid Week Finish!

First, I apologize for my leading title on my last post.  I know you all thought I was announcing a grandchild but...

I started this quilt a year or so ago.  I don't remember the pattern, but the fabric is "Everlasting".  I tried using a double layer of Hobbs batting but kept breaking needles.  I had the rep come down in March to make some adjustments to my machine but I just got around to finishing the binding today.

Until next time, happy sewing!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Another Baby Quilt--What Does That Mean????

Wellllll, I would like to be a grandma, but I also love the fabrics that I have been using!  Ha Ha!  This fabric is "White Washed Cottage"(Honeysweet"?) , no I don't think so but it is from Moda, and the pattern is from the MQC tutorials.

About a month ago, I spent several hours cleaning, sorting my fabric,  I can't find my Mary Engelbreit nor  a couple of other collections.  I typically run my mental video as to where I last saw some fabric, and then look for it.  Now those videos are ALL MIXED UP and I can't find a thing!!

I have three different quilts cut out, so will be working on those this coming week.  AND, I got my first hole in one Thursday during league play!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hushabye Quilted!

I spent Saturday in the dungeon trying to catch up on some of my quilting.  I finished "Hushabye", including the binding.

Pieced Backing
There are two more quilted finishes but I am waiting for fabric for the binding!

A friend asked me to make an adult bib.  I made two samples for her to take to a client for feedback.  It has a pocket across the bottom to hold your napkin or catch food.

And finally, I made a mini lone star.  It is not perfect, but pretty good for a first attempt!  I used "More Hearty Good Wishes"

Have a good Wednesday, and see you on the golf course tomorrow!

Monday, April 13, 2015


I was up at the crack of dawn today because we had a 7:30 am tee time.  It was a little nippy but five of us toughed it out for 18 holes and had a good time.

I ran to the fabric store for a jelly roll, with a 40% off coupon and only bought two other yards of fabric--GOOD GIRL!!

Sew, I have finished up my "Hushabye" baby quilt.  It is sew cute!  I will show more pics after it is quilted.

Until next time...

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Thomas The Train is Rumbling Down the Track!

I finished sewing the binding on Thomas the Train this morning and he is ready to go to his new owner on Wednesday.  It is sew cute, and I made a pillowcase to match!  The pattern is called "The Big Easy".

The second quilt is a flimsy that I also finished this morning.  The fabric is from Art Galley Fabrics and is called "Indian Summer".  I have had the fabric for awhile but saw this quilt on Pinterest and decided that it would work with this fabric.  I love it!

 I am working on another quilt using fabric from Tula Pink called "Hushabye".  It is a couple of years old but again, I finally found a pattern that would work for the fabric.  Pictures later!

I have had a roast in the crock pot all day and it is time to peel the potatoes.  Until next time...

Monday, April 6, 2015

Week End Wrap Up!

I am listening to the Seattle Mariners on opening day of baseball.  I am sew psyched for the new season.  I finished up a small quilt Saturday.  I think the pattern is one of MQC and the fabric is an old Moda "Collection for a Cause".

The second is a another mini quilt.  I used a pattern called "Bucket List" from Sherri's "Quilting Life Simply Small Project".  It is ~20" x 20".  I made mine scrappy with mostly Kansas Troubles fabric.

 I am working on a mini quilt that I found on "Fort Worth Fabric Studio called Daysail Mini"  Head on over and see what Lindsey's mother made!

My sister and I are again fighting colds.  We live across the state from each other and caught the same germ.  We sound alike on the phone!!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday, Monday...

It is Monday afternoon and I am tired and sore.  I spent 5 hours yesterday cleaning out the closet in my sewing room and cleaning the room.  I haven't worn the clothes for a couple of years (mainly because I had fabric stacked in front of the doors!)  Out went the clothes and in went the fabric, or at least some of it!  LOL!

Sew, here are two finishes.  The first has to be quilted right away, it is a gift for our friend who is moving.  The fabric, is "Fresh Off The Farm" and another friend helped me sew the blocks!  The second, is a very bright baby quilt. (Moda's Gypsy Girl)

Sew, I am off to the store to buy ingredients for another new recipe from "Pinterest" "Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti".  I  will let you know how it turns out!

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Week End is Here!

I finished sewing the binding on this mini quilt while on the golf course yesterday.  I try to take hand work with me to the course so that I don't lose patience!!  The pattern is "Summer Star" and I found it on "A Quilting Life"

I have been sitting at my sewing machine since 6 am this morning.  In between stitches, I have been looking at Pinterest for quilting ideas and meal ideas!  Plus, I have finished all of the laundry!  Any way, I am making a baby quilt with Moda's "Gypsy Girl".

Tomorrow, I will be going to a friend's house and making a going away quilt for another friend.  We should be able to finish the top and I will quilt it on Sunday.  The friend will be leaving as soon as her house sells, sew we need to be ready!

Hope that your week-end is fun and productive!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Windy Week-end!

I set up a table at a friend's this past weekend.  She is leasing the old fire station and had a Spring Garden Hoe Down. There were several crafters and a Blue Grass Band played.  The only problem was that the WIND  blew.  My quilts and I came home covered with dust.

This morning, I finished sewing the binding on a baby quilt for a friend.  I used Henry Glass' Noah's Ark.  It is an older collection, but perfect for a new grandson!  I used Minkee for the first time and it quilted like a dream!

My local Gammill rep was by first thing this morning for my annual servicing and changed out four wheels.  I didn't know that you could wear wheels out!  He was here two hours and I wrote a check for $400+.  He does a great job but...

I also finished up my Thomas The Train and it is now on the quilter.  Pics by Wednesday??
Finally, I made Triple Chocolate Scones and used chips with caramel inside.  YUMMY!  I still need to figure out what to fix for dinner.  I made a big ham yesterday, thinking it was Easter!  Sew, maybe left overs!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Missing For 10 Days?!!

I have been working on several quilts, including a "Thomas The Train" but today, I finished piecing one.  I saw "Round Trip" in a  "Fons and Porter" magazine.  It is about 60" square and made of Bella Solids Triangles.  It is now downstairs in the dungeon.  Speaking of which, I have an appointment Monday for a tune up on my machine.

This past weekend, I had a booth at the Annual Antique and Vintage Two Day Show.  I was able to sell several quilts, AND, I met Shelley Coykendall, an award winning quilter from the Hermiston Oregon area.  I was absolutely thrilled to talk to her for about 20 minutes.

I am off to look at a friends stash!  I hope that I don't come home with too much!