Friday, May 10, 2019

"Have Faith"  Donation Quilt

I found the HAVE FAITH Quilt Block online a while ago and finally finished 20 blocks.  Not quite big enough, I added a scrappy 3 inch border.

  This was offered as a free pattern with the request that you donate the finished quilts to a charity.  Last night I passed it on to my local guild (LFQG) and they'll find a good home for it.

This is a fun, simple 12 block (finished)....yes, yes it did take 9 months to finish but that was just all my other quilty projects fighting for all know how that goes!!

The finished ..washed and wrinkly ... quilt:

The "not-so-fancy" design wall:

Spray basting:

Hand quilted with organic lines:

Trimmed and ready for a navy blue binding:  

Full circle back to the first picture, but rotated:

Timeline: Sept. 2018 - May 2019
Quilting: handquilting (1 month)
54 x 66 before shrinkage

Friday, April 12, 2019

Children's Apron Tutorial Link

I found a cute and simple children's apron tutorial online.
Wow, a non-quilting's been years.


My little princess enjoys helping in the kitchen and I love sharing my love of all things food related with her.     Hopefully I can instill a love of sewing as well!

In another life not all that long ago I ran a cafe for decades.  She would have loved to have been part of that adventure.


@ 2014 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sunday Stitchin' and Sprayin'

Some hand stitching on my binding finally.  This project has been several years in the making... it sure feels good to be at the last stage.  Can't wait to gift this one, more on that when the time comes.

Yes that is Nascar on the tv.   My husband is a huge fan and I need to keep up with it a bit since we'll be going to a race in Bristol this August.

Some spraying, YAAAAYY for basting spray.  Goodbyyyyye pins, you will not be missed!!

This HAVE FAITH quilt top was finished some time last year, it will be given to the LFQG for one of their charities.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Slow And Steady...

Working on these 1" hexies since November last year is my long term project. It's a good excuse to buy a fat quarter or two each time I'm out near fabric:)

I started the Anthologie quilt in January this year after admiring them online last year.

The end is in sight for this special project, but still a secret .... hope to be done in a month or two.  I decided to hand quilt it rather than fight with such a large quilt getting it through the throat of my machine.

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Ivy's  Garden

A gift for my new granddaughter, Ivy. 

The beginning of a new addiction, hehehee.   I've never tried epp till a few months ago, it's not as hard as it looks and very relaxing to do at night when I'm too tired to be sewing or cutting fabric.

I tried using glue but prefer using thread for this first step.

Backed with flannel and bound with a light orange/coral.


Timeline:  November 2018 - January 2019
Quilting: fmq in the ditch and surrounding each flower
Inspiriation: Wombat Quilts
Linking up with: Can I Get A Whoop Whoop??
                            Oh Scrap

Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 Review 


Finished Tops:

It is all sewn together into a topper, just trying to decide on a border or not.

Again, border or not?

My first epp project.

Too many WIPs  to list, but can't resist one shot of my next epp project, sure to be a very long term effort :

Linking up with:   OH SCRAP

Saturday, December 8, 2018

I Spy - Double Dutch


This one took about a month to finish, much quicker than my usual snail's pace.

This will be a gift for my 2 granddaughters, one not born yet but due in Jan. I'll give it to the big sister as a gift when the baby is born, something she can share and teach to/with her little sister.

Two of each character, for a matching pairs version of an "I Spy" quilt.

Quilted with straight lines.
Backed with a soft grey checked flannel.

This is about the 3rd or 4th quilt I've spray basted and so far I'm loving the speed and ease of this method.  Not sure if I'd try that on a large quilt but for medium to small ones, it's the way to go for me!

52.5 x 60"

Linking up :
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?
Crazy Mom Quilts