Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July Scrappy Finish

I don't work a lot with a brown color way.  I have had several strip from two different French General Jellyroll laying around for years and I have various brownish fabric I have been given.  Finally put it to use in this quilt.  I found the French general line and purchased a yard for the border.  This was going to be a charity quilt but I have sort of fallen in love with it.  Linking up to scrap tactic Tuesday at She Can Quilt

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Stars and Strips

I had lots of leftover fabric from other patriotic quilts I had made as well as all these red and white half square triangles. So I started making stars and this is the quilt I ended up with.  I really liked how it turned out and knew I wanted it to go to someone I knew.  My dear friend Helen's husband is a retired Marine and I felt this quilt would be perfect for him and I was right, he was overwhelmed.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Purple People Eater

The purple scrappy quilt is on the Longarm!!!  I blogged about making the back a while ago.  It is the first time I have ever made the back before the front.  Liking this one.   Linking up to

And here is the back

Sunday, July 5, 2015

What to do with all that fabric

I have been on a mission to use up my scraps.  Have made one blue and white, one red and white and One using left over juvenile fabrics.  Now I am on to my purple.  OK, let me explain.  I made a purple quilt for my granddaughter 8 years ago and I inherited a bunch of purple.  I got it all cut out and was STILL left with a pile.  What to do, what to do.  Ah Ha, a pieced back.  Used up every bit to that purple and I like it.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Back at it

I am finally back sewing.  My leg has been giving me fits and the little time I could work I used for Susan's quilt on the long arm.  I am making another pinwheel quilt for my daughter in law Shelly.  Using up bits of Betty's fabric and some fabric I was given by my cousin.  I am a bit of a disorganized sewer. I do a little cutting, a bit of sewing, some pressing and sew on.  It feels good to be back at the machine.
Now that I have discovered This method , I like the second method, I can make pinwheels like a pro!!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

These Addicting Hexagons

I am having a mild flared of my CRPS so am not able to spend much time at my sewing machine or long arm.  Thank goodness I found inklingo, now I have plenty of hand work to do while I am grounded to my chair.  Being somewhat anal I found I need to have stations for my hexagons.
This kit the beginning stage:
Once my flower is done it goes on to the ironing stage:
Once ironed they hit the next stage to have the white and or green added
The final stage will be to sew together and I have a final bin for that as well.  It's amazing how quickly these little things go together, I already have 45 done.  It does take more time to put the white and green on.  Once all the flowers are made, there will be 110, I expect finishing will take longer.  Stay tuned for more of the hexagon journey.

Monday, December 1, 2014

From Sister Susan

My wonderfully talented sister made me this adorable needle case.  I have been doing a lost of hand sewing lately and this was the perfect gift.