Tuesday, December 17, 2013

It's been a while

And what have I been doing?  I'm not sure but the time certainly flew by.

I did this pillow for my teacher's son.  I thought I would make something handmade to go with the other gifts, as this she would have for a while.  The finished size is 12 x 12.



This little bag I did for my knitting.  I read the finished dimensions of the project before I started it but I guess the light bulb didn't go off that it would be way too small.  I love it - so tiny and cute, though I'm not sure what I will use it for.  This was done following a tutorial on A Quilting Life found here.



Both items were made from the Scrumptious collection by Bonnie and Camille.  I'm hoping I can finish at least one item from my finish a long list, so off I go.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Q4 Finish-a-long

So, I've decided to motivate myself to finish up some stuff I've been working on here and there.  I find whenever I write things down I do try to work a little harder so here goes.

1.  My scrappy trip quilt started last week.  This is my winter quilt to be used downstairs.  At this moment I have 3 more blocks to make, then quilt and bind.

2.  Star Surround Quilt

The quilt along is finished and I am currently hand quilting but it's really slow-going.  Hopefully I can try to put in some hours on the weekend. I want to finish this as I'm using it as the Christmas quilt for my daughter.

3.  Christmas Quilt for my bedroom

This was actually started last year and I am definately going to try to get it done for this year.  I need to add the borders, quilt and bind.

4.  Christmas quilt for my son

This I recently started and it's going pretty good so far.  I have to do the dresdens which is what is really holding me back.  Oh, I just remembered I ran out of background fabric.  Need to order some.

5.  Shawl

Doing this to wear in the winter.  This I should definately be able to finish as I can at least do one row per day.

6.  My daughter's swoon quilt

Two blocks are done and two more to go.  Again I need to order more background fabric.

Linking up here

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

It's a Scrappy Trip

On Sunday I started a Scrappy Trip Quilt.  I've been meaning to make one for myself to use downstairs, and on Sunday there was a big change in the weather and so I decided to start.  Between Sunday and yesterday I did the following (8 blocks), with 12 more to go.

In the evenings I've been trying to hand quilt this beauty.  It's the quilt from my Star Surround Quilt-a-long.  I only get to do about an hour each evening and I want to finish by end of November.

Until next time.

Linking up to Fabric Tuesday, WIP Wednesday and Needle and Thread Thursday.

Sunday, September 15, 2013


This quilt top seemed to take me forever to piece but I made it in the nick of time to enter for the linky. It still needs a good press.  This was a great quilt-a-long hosted by Melissa at Happy Quilting.  I'm already looking forward to the next.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Coaster Swap

So, I took part in the Coaster Swap held over at Quilting Gallery.  My partner is the lovely Deborah from Italy.   I quickly snapped a few pictures before going to the post office to mail out.  I figured this would be a good time to practice my hand quilting especially since they are so small.  They finish at 4 1/2 inches.  My sewing machine has a beautiful blanket stitch but I could not figure out how to use it so I just did it by hand.

Linking up to Quilt Story, WIP Wednesday and Finish it Up Friday.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Farmer's Wife

I've gotten a few blocks done this week.  I can't wait to get this quilt done, it's going to be soooo pretty!

Block 16 - Calico Puzzle

Block 20 - Churn Dash

Block 21 - Contrary Wife

Back to sewing.

I made it!


I'm all caught up with the Start Surround Quilt-a-long.  The blocks are looking so very pretty and I can't wait for the next set of instructions.  I've actually laid out one block and it's so pretty - big but pretty.

Here are pics of my blocks for this week's assignment.