Saturday, March 21, 2015

It's Gone!

I have no idea when it left, I think a few weeks ago. Maybe when we again had to stay in the house because of the snow. I really do not know. What I do know is that my mojo is gone!  I do not want to sit at my machine. My head hurts from all the beautiful fabric I have and trying to decide what I want to make. I take fabrics out, look at them and then put them back. Hexies, I love them, but what fabric, what to do with them after I make them? Blogging, what can I blog about? I am not sewing!!   So until it comes back, and I know it will, I took out my trusty knitting needles!  Started a baby afghan. 

And this happened!


But now this is happening...


I do spend time on Instgram. I wish I had joined sooner. The people are so kind and so talented. I highly encourage you to join. You will be tickled pink with all the beautiful inspiration projects you will see, from some of your favorites to new people who will now be favorites.

So have a wonderful weekend and I hope to be back soon.


Ohh, there is a hashtag on IG  call #Thegreatfabricdestash   there are tons of fabrics listed. I was able to grab quite a few that I wanted at a great price.

Happy sewing !!

Monday, March 2, 2015

From This to That....

I would love to share a finished project with you in pictures from this to that....
I would also love to say "Thank You" to Helen Philips  for being a constant source of inspiration to me and no doubt countless others. If You have not been to her blog, please visit, she is amazing. 



The Start


Hunt and gather....






 

 Cut and piece.....


Baste and pin....



Big Stitch Quilting...


A Finish!  Too cold to take pictures outside today so here she is all fresh and cozy and warm from the dryer.



I love how she works with my hexie pillow!



A polka dot backing.


 Thank you for your visit. Have a wonderful week and I hope you get to do something you love.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Beach Quilt

A Beach Quilt, well that is what I am calling this quilt. Nope, we do not live near a beach!  
This quilt will be used outside.  
I see it under a tree with the grandchildren, a pile of books, and snacks.
I see it wrapped around us when we are outside watching a sporting event.
I see it on the grass to watch the 4th of July Fireworks.
I see it always in the car ready for anything!

I have been collecting fabrics for this quilt for about a year.

One yard of each of the 15 prints. You know one print had to be pink!


I cut them into 6.5 inch squares. (lazy, the width of my ruler)!

Total squares, Hmm, 450!

Yikes!!
Sooo, I am making two of these quilts.

Here is the layout for the blocks.  



I have changed the layout since this picture was taken, that was a mistake, but, oh well!

I like to sew in sections, so I am making them until I think the quilts are large enough.



One for everywhere, and one for the beach?  A girl can dream, right?

Eww, there was a possum in our backyard eating the remains of our snowman!  



Have a wonderful weekend. I hope you do something you love.




Friday, January 30, 2015

Valentine Wall-Hanging

Hi everyone, Friday!
 Yippy Skippy!
 Hope you had a nice week. Hard to believe February is on the horizon.  Wow, time flies!

While on Instagram I met a lovely lady, Sharon.
She has a great on-line fabric store

Daisy Cottage Quilting


and an etsy shope



One day she was selling the most adorable Valwntine Kit, with Pam Kitty Fabrics. I was lucky and was able to snach one of the kits!

Took three days to make!

Day one cut fabrics.
Day two sew and piece top.



Day three, spay baste and hand quilt in the ditch.



OK,  so one more day!

Day four bind and hang!



This was so much fun!
Hmm, sewing for the weekend, you bet!

How about You?

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you do something you love.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

If You Enjoyed.....

My Farmer's Wife Quilt, then guess what?

Karen from

Laugh Yourself Into Stitches is having a giveaway!

Her first 6 classes of the Farmer's Wife Revival Class.

Now you can make a quilt too!


Go, run, really, bye!


Saturday, January 24, 2015

In Love!

Have you ever made a quilt that you love so much that every time you see it you just have to smile and giggle because you made that quilt?
This is mine!

The Farmer's Wife Quilt

First allow me to say I never would have been able to accomplish this quilt without the wonderful

Her classes were essential to my success. It is not too late for you to make a Farmer's Wife Quilt. You can find all the information you need on Karen's Blog

OK, Picture heavy, sorry, no actually I am not sorry!

Had to get outside as we are expecting snow tonight or tomorrow!











 This is how I quilted the border. I am not sure it is sowing in the picture.





 I am going to use this girl all the time!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope you do something you love. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

What does the Alphabet and Red and White have in common?

Nothing but the two projects I have been working on this week.

I am still plugging away on my ABC Quilts!




I have always wanted to make a red and white quilt.  No other colors just red and white so I have been saving fabrics for this quilt.





I cut 200 5 X 5 squares. Does not look like much does it?



This is the top getting basted.  I have tried so many ways of basting but for me the floor still works the best. I use the grand-children's puzzles as weights and roll the quilt as I pin.



There is a lovely lady on Instagram that does beautiful big stitch quilting. I asked her what needles she used and she uses
Big Stitch Needles
by
Pepper Cory


I also highly recommend them, they can glide through the top, batting and backing and do not bend.
It has been hard for me to get use to big stitching because I try to take such tiny stitches when I quilt.
  I will say that I am enjoying the process.

Thank you for your visit. 
Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you get to do something you love.
See you next week.