Saturday, May 14, 2016

New Quilt Started!

Its been a busy two days here. I started a new quilt on Wednesday night but haven't managed to get back to it yet. My sister had a two day garage sale. We sold a ton of baby clothes for dirt cheap. Kind of makes me sad to see all the beautiful little clothes go so quickly, but also glad that someone else will be able to enjoy them.

I found a cute pattern in Fons & Porters new magazine. Looked fairly easy and I even had all the fabric I needed to get started. I finished all the blocks in one evening. The sashing will take a bit longer. I like to make sure that the blocks are straight. A little more difficult when you aren't using corner stones. So I generally take my time marking everything.

Here is a quick pic of my new quilt in progress. Say Hello to "Hi Again"

Hope to be stitching again by tomorrow!!


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Cute Overload

Couldn't resist posting a picture of my daughter and her boyfriend. I may be a little partial!!

Lottery Block Quilt Top

Our quilting group recently had an event that I call "Bring Em Back". I usually give the members about a year and half to get some of the block lottery sets that they have won put together into a top. I then ask them to Bring Em Back for a show and tell. This year it was in April. I always wait til the last minute to put my top together. This year I had won a set of patriotic blocks and put them together the week prior to our meeting. At least I got a top together! lol The quilt below is mine. Just need to pick out a backing and get it made. As an incentive to bring a top (new or old), I always give them a prize for taking the time to bring one back. My friends always kid me about my "fabulous gifts and prizes". This year I made a cute pincushion that you can tie onto your sewing machine. It's exactly where you need it! I took mine off to make a pattern for them and found that I was constantly trying to put pins in a pincushion that wasn't there. Amazing how we get so accustomed to things being in a certain place!

It's always a challenge to decide how to set the blocks. I get tired of the same old straight set. I'll have to find some of the other blocks that I have won and put them on here.

Time for bed. I have a busy day tomorrow. I am taking my 92 year old mom to a doctor's appointment in a nearby city. I'm sure it will be an all day event.

Hope you are finding time to do a bit of sewing!


Monday, May 9, 2016

Fall, Leaves, Fall

This is the quilt top that I started at a retreat last year. I finished the borders at the retreat this year! I love the batiks in this quilt. Can't wait til I can get it quilted and on a bed!

Happy piecing!


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Pink Pink and more Pink

Today I am working on backings. I have two quilts that need backings. I am happy to report that I have material in my stash to use for the pink nine patch quilt. It's the cutest white background with teeny tiny pink and black dots. All the pink and white nine patches came from my scrap bin. Does anyone else think that those scraps multiply during the night?

Till Next Time!


Saturday, May 7, 2016

A Quilt Of Valor

I have just finished sewing a quilt top that will be given to a veteran that I graduated with from high school.

It is the Inside Out Pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew. The blocks were 6" finished and of course I changed it around a little bit.

Have you made a Quilt Of Valor?


Dixie And The Swoon Quilt

I seem to run in spurts where I will do well posting and then life just seems to get in the way. Today I have a beautiful quilt to share with you. First a little background....I belong to a group that meets at a quilting studio every Tuesday night. Around October of last year, we decided to do a block exchange. We picked the Swoon block by Thimble Blossoms. We had nine people all willing to make nine blocks in our assigned colorways. We were off and running. During the first couple of months, I made great progress. Our goal was to finish one block per month and then exchange blocks in September 2016. One of our members had to drop out of the exchange for health reasons and we quickly found a replacement for her (or so she thought). We actually decided that we would all get one block completed and then put the quilt together and give it to our dear friend. Everyone did a wonderful job, and Dixie had no idea! Last Thursday we asked her to join us for dinner and we presented the quilt to her then. She was so surprised. There may have been a few tears shed. Dixie is the sweetest lady I know. Her faith is amazing along with her attitude.

None of this would have been possible without the amazing people we call friends!

Keep your sewing machine purring and your seam ripper sharp!