Monday, September 2, 2013
I love fabric bags of all shapes and sizes. When I saw this little bag in Patchwork, Please, I new I had to make it. Looking ahead in the book, every project is one that I want to try; however, the time isn't there for keeping up with the weekly pace. It's with a heavy sigh that I have decided to put the rest of the book's projects on hold for the now. I will be putting my energy and creative juices to work on other projects that have been on the back burner. I'll keep you posted…
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Living life on the threshold of the "Golden Years" is not exactly life in the slow lane. I'm caring for my three young grandsons (6 months, 3 years, and 5 years) during the week. This time with them is truly a gift from God, and I am thankful for every minute with them. Even though the buckaroos keep me hopping, I manage to squeeze some time in the wee hours to work on sewing projects. It's been a great experience participating in the Christa's quilt along. The quilt is not perfect; however, it mirrors how something can still be lovely even with its flaws. All of the fabrics were purchased while vacationing out west this summer. Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Oklahoma are represented along with fond memories of my husband and our little dog traveling together.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Last month I made a commitment to myself to do at least one project from each of my many quilting/sewing books and magazines. It has something to do with being in the "Silver" stage of life… use what you have…Here's the update:
1. I completed the Wonky Log Cabin and Wonky Nine Patch from the book, Modern Quilting Bee Block Party.
2. Once again, I found my self chopping the blocks into smaller blocks…I have a tendency to do that when I'm not happy with the results…
3. Took the two blocks and created the lap quilt that is pictured. It's the perfect size to cover my legs on cool evenings.
Before moving on to the next book, I have to finish a quilt for Christa's Quilt Along and sew together a tote for my daughter…
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
This wonky nine patch was easy to complete. Once again I chopped it into four pieces. This is definitely going to be an improvisational quilt!
I now have several smaller blocks…
Yuck! Is it time to dump this baby or should I continue down this road?
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Wonky Log Cabin
I love to buy books on quilting and sewing; however, I feel a little guilty about letting them collect dust. That said, I'm challenging myself to work through the many books and magazines by doing at least one selected project from each one. This journey will be ongoing…
I think The Modern Quilting Bee Block Party book by Alissa Haight Carlton and Kristen Lejnieks is a good place to start. I've completed the first block. My paper pieced wonky log cabin doesn't have the zing factor. I'm already at the point where I need to decide to scrap it or modify it. Think I'm going to go down the modification road. This happens to me all the time.
I decided to chop the block into four smaller blocks. I think I like it a little better…
Now should I create something with the four little blocks or continue with the book and see what happens. What do you think?
Friday, July 12, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
I love pin cushions! It must have something to do with my fascination with miniatures. You think a person who loves the little cushions would have a room filled with them… nope, this is my first one. I think it may be the beginning of a new obsession…
Monday, July 8, 2013
Our quilts are beginning to look like quilts over at the Christa's Quilt Along Flickr Group. This is my first attempt at a large quilt. I'm still a bit apprehensive about quilting this baby on a regular sewing machine. Suggestions?? A bottle of wine comes to mind for some reason…
Sunday, July 7, 2013
I made this hat for the Patchwork, Please! Sew Along. I happened to have some fleece in my stash that was perfect for the project. I added a velcro strap for ease of use. Even though my grandson is just 5 months old, he seemed thrilled when I put it on his head. It suited his personality perfectly.
Friday, July 5, 2013
I love bucket hats on little kids. Need I say more? Here's the link to the free pattern. I want to thank the publisher for releasing a free pattern from the book Oliver + S Little Things to Sew. You need to go take a peek…
Tuesday, July 2, 2013