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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Play Day!

I spent a little time this morning playing with my new "Silhoutte"!  I have decorated several tee shirts but wanted to try a vinyl transfer.  I transferred the vinyl to a framed mirror that I bought at "Tuesday Morning" for $14.  It will hang down in the dungeon!


I also finished another mini quilt.  It took me most of the day yesterday to cut and sew!!


Now it will go down to the dungeon to be quilted.  Bon Voyage!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunny Sundays!

It has been a nice week, mostly sunny!  Yeah!  I have a couple of finishes to show you.  The first is a little table topper using 3 Sisters "Whitewashed Cottage".  I love the soft feminine look!


The second finish is from Vintage Quilt Revival called "Spiced Chai Quilt".  I fixed the block that was out of wack!!


And, finally a new flimsy called "Mocha Swirl" by Kim Brackett.  I made mine scrappy with a lot of Kansas Troubles fabric.


Have a good week!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is not a big deal in our house, but I did put a Valentine's Table Runner on the coffee table.  Better than none, right?!  I think that the pattern was called "Love Note" from MQC!




I found this cute little card wallet and have made several.  Don't tell, but I made one for each of the gals on my golf team!  I used Loralie's Golf fabric.



I am off to the dungeon.  Catch you later!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

New Finishes!

I am thinking of going shopping for a pair of rain boots.  We have been having more rain here in the Tri-Cities than I can remember!  Sew, I took pictures on the living room floor.  First up, is my finish for the small quilt group found here!  The mini is called "Answer All Invitations That Ask You To RSVP" found in 101 Fabulous Small Quilts.


The second finish is from Vintage Quilt Revival called "Spiced Chai Quilt"



Both need to be quilted, BUT, I see a block in the wrong position and need to fix it!  Sew, off to find my seam ripper!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mini Quilts Big Reveal!

I have finished binding five of seven of my mini quilts and it is time for the BIG Reveal!!

Mini Valentine Runner

Mini Four Patch

Kathleen Tracy's Disappearing Four Patch

Mini Cat Table Topper

Mini Doll Quilt

Bonus Picture:  Finished flimsy table topper "In The Kitchen" for my sister in law Kathy!


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Catching Up!

I finally went down to the dungeon to figure out what was going on with my quilting machine.  I was trying to be Judi Madsen and quilt with a double layer of Hobbs batting.  BUT, I kept breaking needles and it sounded like my timing was a bit off!  Sew, I took the project off the machine and loaded one of many mini's onto it and quilted away for four hours.  NO PROBLEMS!  I quilted 5 minis and found three valentine table toppers from last year and quilted two of these.  Pics after the binding is on.

I then spent the next hour looking for a particular Quick Quilts and throwing out crap (two garbage bags full)  I never did find the right Quick Quilts but did clean up!  I had to take a couple of Advil to relieve my aching muscles.

Today, my plan is to sew bindings and start my sister in law's quilt, "In The Kitchen".  I just need to figure out what's for dinner and I am set for the day!!


Monday, January 19, 2015

Week Ends!

I had a fantastic non quilting weekend.  I went to the west side of the state to visit family and friends that I hadn't seen in many many years.  My cousin Robin was out from Illinois visiting her folks--my auntie and uncle, and I met them for lunch.  When we got back to their house, two more cousins and their families arrived (Brick and Kip).  After I left there, I went to my son and daughter in laws house for a great dinner and a great visit.  I returned to  my sister's house in Everett, spent the night and got home before "THE GAME" came on (GO SEAHAWKS!).  I did have time to stop at a couple of quilt shops along the way.  I bought some of Pam Kitty's new fabric and made a cute and easy bag this morning.



The tutorial can be found HERE!

I also made a "Whatcha Got? Bag PATTERN by This & That".  I had made one a couple of weeks ago and couldn't figure out the bottom, sew I ad libbed!  Some time Saturday night, I woke up with the solution and made one the correct way!  I used "Sphere" from Moda.

My sister wanted to know why I hadn't been posting.  I told here because I had been playing on my sewing machine making little projects.  BUT, I have made my hounds tooth into a queen size quilt.  It just needs to be quilted and my quilting machine needs to be timed!

I have also been trying scone recipes that I have found on Pinterest.  So far, my favorite is Orange Cranberry!

It is 48 degrees outside, I should go for a walk, but am sitting in front of my sewing machine!       Sew, see you later!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Another Bucket List Quilt Checked Off

As you know, I have been working or playing on my sewing machine with little projects.  That is, until I saw another tutorial on the Missouri Quilt Company.  It is a Houndstooth quilt and is something that I have wanted to make for a few years!  It was very easy to make, and am thinking about making a red one!



My next little project is from Kathleen  Tracy's blog and is called "Disappearing 4 Patch" using three inch squares.  Until next time...

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Little Projects

The tree is down and most of the decorations have been put away.  But, I have not felt like starting a big project, sew have been working on little projects.  A friend asked me to make her a tea cozy and the madness began.  I made a mistake right from the start and ended up making some CUP COZIES.  Then got in a grove and made some Tea Pot Cozies.  And finally some pot holders!

Tea Cup Cozy

Tea Cup Cozy

Tea Cup Cozy

Tea Pot Cozy

Tea Pot Cozy


Tea Pot Cozy

Tea Pot Cozy



We are still doing a lot of coughing around here.  Does anyone know how long this crud lasts?!

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!