Sunday, February 17, 2019

Christmas Barn quilt...

It’s quilted!

It was windy when I tried to photograph it.

Here’s the back...used up some extra fabric... always a good idea. 

The back has the first block I practiced on.... it was wrong so that’s why I put it on the back.

I am so in love with everything about it. Especially the quilting pattern. It turned out awesome. Took a little longer to quilt, had a glitch and had to restart it. I didn’t save it RIGHT before I started so those last minute changes I did, didn’t save. Darn it. I’m still a rookie, still learning.  I’ll get the hang of it eventually. 
Also quilted up another charity quilt.

The last one was a girl version...this one is for a baby boy.

Adorable... this will make some little guy happy.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Baby blanket...

Here is a baby blanket I made for my nieces new baby.

Minkie in the back...

Rainy, rainy dark day here... doesn’t show true colors. Now to continue on with my black and white quilt.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Up next...

Here is what’s on the cutting board now.
It’s gonna be super cute... you can never go wrong with Christmas quilts.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday finish...

A++ is finished...

Quilted... I used an E2E called broken glass.

On the home front.. we looked at the most perfect house today. I met this lady at a women’s get together before Christmas and as we were introducing ourselves to each other, I mentioned that we were looking for a house in this neighborhood. She called me the next day and said that her husband was most likely getting a job transfer but it wouldn’t happen till end of school year. We looked at it today and it’s just perfect! Say a prayer that when they decide on a price that we can afford it. I would absolutely love to live in it and this neighborhood. I have met so many wonderful people here and would love to be neighbors to all of them.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Play day Monday...

Today I sewed. Planned on making a few bags, but this one took all day.

It’s officially called portable portfolio, by Creative Thimble. But I know it as a ‘busy bag’. Comes in 3 sizes and this is the biggest.

It has a zippered pouch on ea side. A middle piece that has 2 more zippered pouches

4 zippered pouches in all.

On this side, I added a piece of cardboard covered with fabric to hide the back of the embroidered logo that is on front.

We plan on sewing another day, not sure when though. My friend Sandy has a “royal Crown” quilt to make for a customer and she’s not sure how to go about it. I gave her some ideas, but she has to think on it. That’s too much pressure for me, yuck. So when that’s over, we’ll sew. 
I also got this in the mail today.
It’s a Ruby red Olfa rotary cutter, in celebration of 40 yrs. there’s only a certain amount made and when they are gone, they are gone. 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday finish er’up.....

I finished my A++ quilt..

I had an over flowing tub of blues and needed to use them up. Didn’t even really make a dent in the scrap bin so I’ll have to think of another quilt. I had a couple of ideas on the pattern, but ended up just making my own pattern up. I think next time I need to pick another color to use up. 

I did my research on making it fit a queen size bed...had the measurements and did my calculations. 

I should have just went and measured the bed because internet was wrong. I ended up putting a white 2” border all the way around so it could hang down a little more. I will use it as a blanket. It could have used an extra border in addition but I am kinda over it. It measures approximately 81x85.
I told myself I need to make a scrap quilt in between each quilt I make. My scraps are accumulating to quickly.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Baby blankie....

Just look at this adorable baby blankie a friend made.

Isn’t it just adorable!?

These neighbors here in Texas are just the nicest people ever! I have only known Sandy since we moved here in June. She has never met my son or daughter in law, but yet she made this sweetest blankie ever. 

It is for my new grand baby Sloan. I sure hope she, my daughter in law, loves it as much as I do. Makes me want to go and make some just for the heck of it. I’m in love. 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Blue scraps...

My blue scrap bin is over flowing and I need to do something. 
This quilt has always caught my eye..
Then there’s this one also...
Different shape and off set but same idea..

Here is what I was playing with today. I think I can make it work!

A blue quilt... except that one on top is going to be the label for back. I’m doing Moda 97 for all the background on it. I got a bolt of it on sale from Catching Stitches (Instagram) on a Black Friday sale and she posted it again today also! $74 for a bolt of Moda (Bella Solid) you can order any color.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Homespun rag quilt...

Oh boy.... I wrote this blog like 5+ times because it wouldn’t publish.  I finally deleted the app, restarted my whole iPad and now let’s see if it works. 

I have an extended family member who sent me a picture and asked if I could make a rag quilt just like the one she showed me. I said sure. I hadn’t done rag quilts in like 15 years, but it’s like riding a bike. It all comes back to you.
I bought /collected all fabrics and this is it.

I got to this size, sent her all the stats and price so far and asked what she wanted to do. Picture she sent me was a queen size, did she want me to continue?? Never heard back. That was before Christmas. 

It’s a homespun, totally reversible, 54x60, handmade rag quilt. Sent her stats again yesterday morning... haven’t heard anything.  Eek!

In process of trying to write this post... she texted me back. SHE WANTS IT! Yes!
Hope it’s ok. Like I said she originally wanted it huge, and it’s not. Queen/king size would got her a small fortune. 
UPDATE.... wouldn’t load w/pictures... I’ll try posting without and see what happens... I’ll try pictures at a  later time.
Woo hoo ! It’s all fixed!!