22 October 2017

Craft night aka finished my bowtie top

I found a scrapbook store near us that does crafting nights.  So I signed up!!!

I love my little featherweight with the table my MIL got me.

Here is the top!!

Laid out.
Here is a close up of some blocks.

I am so excited to have this top done! Although now I think maybe I need to make it a little bigger.  I was kind of thinking about putting it on my bed.  If you click here you can see all my bowtie posts.  I cannot believe how long it's been since I have started it! It was a GREAT and easy leader/ender project.

11 October 2017

zippy pouch


I found a zipper while I was working on my nightmare before Christmas quilt and had a small piece of fabric left over, so I decided to make a little zippy pouch.

I have no clue what I will use it for.  But I'm sure it will come in handy.

05 October 2017


I decided in December 2012 I wanted to make a bow tie quilt.  I wanted to use it as my leader and enders.  And I have been.  I used other things too.  But I liked making this one because I was able to cut up a variety of fabrics, from projects I was working on to use in it.

Here is a link with all my bow tie progress posts. I have currently sewn all the rows together, next shall be putting it together and quilting it.  This quilt is for ME! And I don't have to share it if I don't want to!

29 September 2017

Bow ties laid out

I love these little bowties, I decided to lay out my blocks of 16 to see how it was looking.  And I don't know what it is about these blocks! But I just love them.  I cannot wait to finish this quilt.

28 September 2017

Microwave cozy

My mother in law had talked about how she wanted one of those microwave bowl holders.  So after I made her some for Christmas I also started making some to sell at craft shows.

Here are five of them sewn together ready to be turned right side out.  I found the pattern on craftsy.  It is a very easy pattern to follow and quick.

25 September 2017

Joy Banner

I had found a pattern with the little stars a long time ago.  It's been at least since 2014. It was supposed to have the words JOY with it, and I think stars all around it.  I couldn't find the pattern, but have recently started something with the moda alphabet blocks

I can make it with one row of stars

or two.  I haven't finished it yet.  So I don't know which one I will choose.  

21 September 2017

Birthday swap January

The background was a little too busy, but it's got a lot of potter in it!

The patterns I used were from https://sewhooked.com/harry-potter/

18 September 2017

Scraptacular & some kitties

Minnie loved helping me with the scraptacular quilt

Here is the binding I used on scraptacular, I figured the quilt was scrappy the binding was going to be too!

And these two loved helping me sew!

15 September 2017


I have been working on this quilt for so long I completely forgot I had named it scraptacular.  I was going through blog posts to see when I had posted about it and such.  

The last time was April 2014! I finally got to the point recently where I wanted it finished.  I decided to send it to one of my good friends because I was making her another quilt, and I didn't want her family to steal her quilt.  So this became a family quilt.  And one of the neat things, is that I think there is fabric from each of her kids quilts in this.

13 September 2017

Scrappy trips

I have loved being a part of scrappy trips swaps.  I have so much variety in my quilt!  I cannot wait to finish this one, it will definitely be on my 2018 finish list ;)

08 September 2017

Table topper

Here are some table toppers I made for Christmas 2015
There were two, one with the blue & white front and one with the grey and off white
This was the front side, with Colts on the back
I didn't pay attention to my layout of the, but I think it still works.
This one had colts on the back of it also.

06 September 2017


I have not been posting in my blog, and I miss it.  I like coming back here and seeing what I have been up to.

But things have been crazy for the past year.  But I want to keep up with this blog for ME! So I am going to try to keep up. 

I have a lot of things to share that I have been working on/worked on for the past yearish. 

So hopefully this is my welcome back post :)

18 January 2016

Green & Brown quilt finished!

I actually started this quilt in 2013!!!!!  You can see more information about it by clicking here

I did diagonal quilting through the green squares.  I used green to bind it.  And I LOVE how it turned out! I was able to gift it for Christmas 2015!

17 January 2016

Pirate Swap

I was doing a pirate swap, and my parent said they wanted a siren, well I couldn't find an exact siren, but I did find a mermaid, which is kind of the same thing right?  I liked the idea behind it, you cut up squares and sew them down.  

I think I did mine a little different then she suggested, I used iron on paper to the back and that was how I stuck it down.  Here you can see the start and some of my squares I used.  It was a great scrappy project!

And this is the final design.  I decided triangles would kind of give a sea feel.  For quilting I stitched inside the mermaid following her lines pretty close together.  Then every where else I just kind of did wavy stitches to look like the sea.  For the triangles I did straight line quilting.

I teach at a school whose mascot is the pirates, so I asked for something I could hang in my classroom.

And hang it I did!! I love it! It looks great!

16 January 2016

Quilted composition book cover

I received one of these for a swap, and have been hooked!  I have been making them left and right!  They are great for scraps of fabric!

I had made a few for craft shows and Christmas.

I have been really bad about updating my blog (SINCE SEPTEMBER!) so there are going to be a lot of catch up posts in the next few weeks, and hopefully I can start sharing things I work on now :)

28 September 2015

Scrappy trips

I signed up for another round of scrappy trips, so I thought I should lay out my blocks to show what I have.  Silly Pepé couldn't be bothered to move! 

There will only be one more round unless someone else steps up :(

23 September 2015

Harry Potter mini quilt swap

I have loved Harry Potter since it came out, first the books, then the movies.  There was a mini quilt swap for Harry Potter, so I had to sign up!

This is what I made my partner.  A mini with the crest.  I also sent along some gryffindor goodies.

Here is what my partner sent me!  She made the wrapping paper herself!! and look at those adorable cross stitch characters!!

 Here is my mini, the picture is kind of crappy because I took the picture in my car, and I keep forgetting to take a picture in the house!  She said this was her first mini and I think she did LOVELY!!!

21 September 2015

Dog Mini

Here is the mini my foster daughter made for the dog mini swap.  She found the design and I helped her with it.

For the quilting she decided on wavy lines through the whole thing.

And here is the mini she received.  She was floored!  She loves it so much, she hung it in her bedroom right after opening it!

14 September 2015

Passport holder

I've been doing swaps on instagram, and although I have been only trying to sign up for mini quilt swaps there have been a few that I had to sign up for!  This was a fun little thing to make up.  I made a few to try to sell at the craft fair this year.

09 September 2015

Christmas in July

Here is another swap I was in.  Christmas in July!  It was nice getting a Christmas package in July.

This is what I received, a mini wall hanging and some notions.

I made my partner a table runner that is double sided.  One side was trees and the other leaves.