Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Making baby quilts is contagious, I AM GOING TO BE A GRANDMA!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Star Wars for Grown-Ups!

I made a Star Wars baby quilt for my golfing friend, Marti.  After her husband saw it, he wanted one for his grown up son!  The backing will be black Minkee.

I also made a quilt with left over fabrics!  This one is smaller, more lap size for a child!

Later Gator!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Baby Quilts Galore!

I have been trying to clean up some of my stash, and have finished another baby quilt!  The fabric is from Riley Blake.

I also made this month's "Minis and More".  I used some KT scraps to make mine!

More later!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Another "On The Boardwalk" Finish

One of my golfing friends asked me to make a quilt for her new grandson.  Sew, I made another "On The Boardwalk" using "STAR WARS" fabric!!

Work in Progress:  "Sunrise Stars" using Janet Claire's "Nocturne"!

Friday, January 22, 2016

It is Finished!!

I did not expect to finish the binding and make the shams today but TA DA:

PS  Vicki, your third quilt is on the machine!!

Week End Plans!

It is Friday, raining, and the start of the week end.  But, I am retired, so the "week end" has lost some of it's "specialiness"!!

I have finally finished quilting my cousin's quilt.  I took the pictures on my dining room table where I was trimming off the excess fabric and squaring it up. The fabric is all from Art Gallery.

Zentangle Quilting

I am making pillow shams and will show you a final picture when all are finished.

Also on the table is a baby quilt.  The pattern is a Sew Emma called "On The Boardwalk".  It is a very easy and quickly goes together.  The fabric is "On The Go" by Robert Kaufman.

The final quilt is made with "Modern Background Ink" by Zen Chic".  I love it!!  I bought a jelly roll at retreat last September and found the pattern on Pinterest called "To The Point".

That's it for now!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Week End Wrap Up!

My son and daughter in law were up very early this morning and got home about noon.  He wanted to get home before the Seahawks came on.  He is a season ticket holder!

After they left this morning, I cut up fabric to make my cousin a quilt.  They live in Illinois, but winter in Scottsdale.  She wanted a southwest fabric theme.  The fabric is a combination of collections from Art Gallery including:  The Wanderer. Arizona, and Tribal.  The quilt pattern is Star Cakes from Jolly Jabber.

I tried to figure out something that would be marketable when the local farmers markets open in the spring.  Sew, check out my quilted dolly sleeping bag!!  It measures about 14" x 16".  I will probably make a couple of different sizes.  AND, quilt large pieces of fabric on my long arm, rather than using my regular machine--much much faster!

I am going to run, the Seahawk game is on!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Holiday Sewing

I didn't think that I would have time to do any sewing during the holidays, but DH's hip replacement has been a piece of cake.  Very little pain and, he pushes himself and refuses offers of help!  He had his staples removed this morning.

The first quilt was made with Bonnie and Camille's "Vintage Modern" that I got a couple of years ago.  I made a pattern called "Lattice and Chains", which can be found on Moda Bake Shop.

The second quilt is a small lap quilt.  I used Moda's "Modern Background--Ink".  I am going to add a border as soon as the fabric arrives.

I got up this morning and worked on some simple projects--potholders and sewing the binding on a Christmas table topper.  I cut some fabric for a new modern quilt called "City Park".  I am going to have to take a trip to the fabric store for a couple more colors of solids.

 I have also been thinking about going for a walk.  With any luck, that urge will go away before too long!!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

Amy Bradley Christmas Quilt

Sunday, December 20, 2015

4th and Final Quilt, DH is home!

I finished sewing the binding on the 4th quilt prepped for DH's surgery just as the doctor came in and said that we could go home.  The fabric is an Art Gallery collection called "Indian Summer".  I loved it from the fist moment that I saw it.

We got home just as the Seahawk game got started and DH was up, down, up, down.  He could not settle in.  He was trying to decide where he could sit, where he could walk; what was the easiest way to get up.  Finally, after feeding him some dinner he and the dogs have  quieted down and I can relax!

I don't know when I think that it is safe for me to disappear into my sewing room, sew, Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

3rd Finish

Finish #3
Fabric "Varsity"
Pattern Jolly Jabber Blog
Size 72"x72"


Friday, December 18, 2015

More Finishes!

First, surgery went well.  DH finished first round of exercises and promptly went back to sleep.

I finished sewing the binding on two quilts before he got out of recovery, sew I have been trying to keep busy twiddling my thumbs!

The fabric is Janet Claire's "Nocturne".  The pattern is from "Quilt Dads"

Will have more pics tomorrow and DH has to get up and walk!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Absolutely Thrilled!!

I just finished a quilt for a friend's daughter for Christmas and I am absolutely thrilled with the results.  The fabric is Tanya Whelan's "Lulu".  The pattern is called "Diamond Alley" by Sassafras Lane Designs.  I struggled with it a bit and waited over two weeks for a 12" 60 degree ruler to arrive to cut the blocks.

DH is having hip replacement surgery in the morning.  I have been prepping for a week or sew.  I have four quilts ready to have the binding stitched on and will do sew during the long hours at the hospital.

Until next time, happy sewing!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas Projects

Good Wednesday morning!  We had about three inches of snow last night and I probably won't be leaving the house today.  I don't mind driving in the snow, but I took care of my errands yesterday.  I have finished a couple of Christmas Table Toppers and am in the process of quilting some client's projects.

I am working on a couple of projects with Janet Claire's "Nocturne".  It is sooooo beautiful.  I love her fabrics!

Sew, will catch up with you later.