Tuesday, March 27, 2018

UFO - Unfinished Objects

After I attend Quilt Con in February I came back inspired to finish all my UFO's.  This camper panel was a part of an entirely different quilt that I hated and was sitting in the closet. I pulled it apart, added another camper panel and finished it off. I love it now and just need to find a place to hang it.

This is my house quilt.  This quilt top was hanging in a closet for at least three years.  It was a queen size and I didn't know how to finish and it and I didn't want to spend the money for the backing.  I went to Goodwill and found this adorable dog printed queen size sheet.  What goes perfect with houses - dogs.  At Quilt Con I was determined to figure out a way to quilt it. I actually saw this exact quilt but it was long arm quilted and that was not an option for me. I saw another quilted that was quilted with horizontal rows.  This was perfect for this quilt and my tiny Singer machine.  After many days and one entire audio book my house quilt was finally done.  It now has a permanent spot on the couch.

Quilted Hug

This is a quilted hug. It is a quilted bed jacket.  I made this pink one for my mom.  The outside is a jelly roll.  The inside is fleece.  There are two pockets on the inside.

After my Dad saw my mom's he wanted one. So I made him a Yankee one.  It is being modeled by my son who is almost as tall as his granddad.  These quilted hugs are great for keeping seniors warm and they keep your arms free so you can read, sew, or just relax.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


I love Hawaii and can't wait to get back.  This is a pattern by Pat Sloan.  It really highlights the fabric and doesn't require you to cut the fabric into small pieces.  It reminds me of my visits to my favorite island.  The back of the quilt has batiks which further the Hawaiian theme.

Teddy's Quilt

Doggies needs quilts too.  My dog Teddy loves quilts and blankets.  He loves to eat them.  So I decided to make him one that was just his.  And if he eats it then oh well at least it was his own.  I used a new pattern called disappearing nine patch.  It was so easy and fun and I can't believe I had never heard of it before.  I did not put batting in the middle because hey, why waste good batting on what may become dog food. The back of the quilt is a flannel material. So far he has slept either on it or under it every night.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Round Up

Time to post a round up of all the things I have been working on and some past projects.  First up a braided table runner. I love the pastel colors on this and the braided quilt style goes together so quickly.  This will be on my table during the spring months.

Next up is Farm Girl Vintage from Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet.  I had never done sampler quilting and wanted to make one of each block in her book.  I could get lost in all the different blocks, colors, and shapes. I love this one to pieces and won't let anyone use it.

I attended Road 2 California for the first time last month and saw this adorable Jiffy Casserole Cover Kit.  I don't make casseroles but who cares. It was too cute to pass up and I can carry hot or cold item in it.  

Lastly I have started my first Block of the Month quilts with Pat Sloan Quilt Along.  The first one is called Let's Go Camping
The second is called In the Summer Time.  I love getting the pattern each week and then feeling the rush of excitement to see how the block turns out.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Quick Projects

Sometimes I like to make a quick little project.  This messenger back was fun and didn't take long (not counting the stiches I had to take out to fix the shoulder strap.)  I made this to wear to QuiltCon so I could have a large bag to stash my purchases. 😃  Pattern here.
This neck warmer was another quick project.  It is filled with rice and barley and when you heat it up in the microwave for a minute or two makes a warm squishy to curly up with.  I use it when I am reading on the couch.  Pattern here.
Table runners and more table runners. I made two in two weeks.  They are quick projects and a good way to use up 5" precut squares.  Patterns can be found here.  The one above is the Folk Modern Runner. The bottom one is Oh My Stars!
Happy Quilting.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Bed Runners

This year I decided to make a bed runner for each of my nieces and nephews.  Since my sister has 6 kids it was a big project and I wasn't sure I would finish before the holidays.

There are three girls so they each got a pastel colored bed runner.  I used up every piece of pre-cut fabric I had in the house.  This pink one was made with watercolor squares. I used grid interfacing to iron the squares and then sew in rows.  This made the sewing go quickly.

This green/yellow quilt used larger pre-cut squares that were part of a set.  I added a green solid to the ends to increase the size.
The purple runner used pre-cut 5 inch squares. I tried a pattern from a bed runner book which came out very nice.
I know my nieces are going to enjoy these. I added a label to each quilt with the girls name so they would know who was getting which quilt.
The boys got quilts with darker colors.  This quilt is an I Spy quilt and is going to my youngest nephew.  He will have a lot of fun looking for the hidden items such as a clock and strawberries.
This quilt was made from a panel which had houses on it. I just love this fabric and it really makes a nice pattern.

The last quilt was mad using pre-cut squares and triangle squares that were left over from another quilt.  The boarder is clouds and stars which gives the quilt a nice definition.