Wednesday, February 28, 2018


I can't believe that I have only had one other post during February!  I have been busy.  At the beginning of the month, I drew my "scrap challenge" item from the jar and it was to work on the Quarter Log Cabin scrap quilt.  I was able to get that top finished and it measures 50" x 62".  I have the backing fabric picked out and just need to find a piece of batting for it.

Here's a close-up of a few blocks.  The large black/grey piece was from the left-overs of a backing and I still have more of that left.  I think I got it at an estate sale.  Does it look like "snake" scales to you?

 I also finished this top called "Scrappy Stars" that I found on the Moda Bake Shop site.  It measures 70" x 100" and will fit a twin size bed.  Most of the blocks were left overs from charm packs, some of which I bought.  I have the backing and batting ready to go.

I drew my "Scrap Challenge" for March and you can see it below.

I really like this one because I already have some blocks ready and I have plenty of strips to make lots more.  The blocks I have here measure at 8" unfinished.  I use pages from the phone book to sew the strips on, and the phone book was pretty small or I would have cut them larger.

I just made up 2 toddler cloth books because we will be going to visit family in April and I will be taking some gifts for the kids.  There is a new baby and I have a quilt already made for him.

I love the pictures of animals with clothes on.

Sew cute!

We're getting close to spring and some flowers are blooming - daffodils and grape hyacinths.  The trees are starting to bloom as well.  Enjoy!

Saturday, February 10, 2018


I have definitely been busy this week and want to show you some of my finishes.  This first one was kind of fun.  My neighbor (also walking and craft show partner) and I will be participating in more craft shows this year.  She has been sewing up a storm and I have too.  I got an idea in the middle of the night and here is the first one that I made.  The Route 66 wall hanging - for men.  We'll see if anyone wants to buy it.  The sign is hand embroidered.

Place mats are a popular item, so I made a set of four "chicken" themed place mats and have other fabrics set aside for more.

A year or so ago I bought this panel at a quilt show and finally put it together and quilted it.  I like how it turned out and am considering sewing beads on the wreath (not real excited about doing it though).

Here's the back.

Close up of the quilting.  You can't really see the quilting on the large snow flakes, but I quilted over the design in gold thread.  The rest of the quilting is with red thread.

Yesterday I finished the churn dash swap blocks that Barb has organized.   I made 44 pink blocks and 22 black blocks.  I only have 1 black one in the picture because I had already put the batch of 22 in a baggie.

Here's a close up that shows the fabric better.  I'm glad I didn't run out of the pink fabric.  I bought one yard and just barely had enough to make the 44 6 1/2" blocks!  I think this is the 4th block swap that I have done with Barb and I still haven't made anything with 2 of the other swaps.

I love churn dash blocks!  Are any of you participating?  Thanks, Barb, for organizing this!  Have a great weekend everyone.  Try to squeeze in some sewing.