20 February 2015

Lots of love

I stayed up late doing some quilting

I dislike quilting on my personal machine unless it's straight stitching, which this wasn't!

Binding! And you can see the back here

Label  called this quilt lots of love

And here is the front!  The sashing did not look that green when I bought it.  But I do like how the quilt turned out.

12 February 2015

Stash Bee - February

Cyndi asked for a woven type block.  It was an interesting block to make.

03 February 2015

Stash Bee - January Block


Last year I joined the stash bee, but wasn't very good about sharing what I did.   I am going to try to do better!

Heather asked for a Hunter's Star block.  I was intimidated by the block, because if you take a step back, then it looks really intricate, but it wasn't too bad.

23 January 2015


 I made this for Danna, who was our host daughter in 2010, she has come back multiple times to visit, and this year we were lucky enough to have her at Christmas.  I saw BOTH of these fabrics and knew I wanted to make her something.

I decided a two sided blanket.  I didn't use batting because it has flannel and a fleece type fabric.  She definitely enjoys it, which makes me happy :)

I am linking up with Richard & Tanya!

16 January 2015

Chiefs star quilt

Here is the quilt on the long arm.  I just did a meander.

 And here it is laid out.  I don't have a picture with the binding, but I used solid, red, white, yellow & black.

14 January 2015

Top done!

And here is the top all finished! I think it will be big enough for my sister & her husband (who is 6' 4") since this is our California King bed!

07 January 2015

Chiefs star quilt

 Here is step one of adding sashings.  Some of the blocks were 12.5", so that made it interesting.  I had a very hard time trying to decide how to sash it. 

I am linking up to design wall Monday

01 January 2015

Table runner #3

 I believe I shared this exact same table runner already!! But this was the 3rd one my mother in law got, I also gave one similar to my sister in law.  Hers only had 3 presents, I wasn't sure how long her table was.

I was so excited to give these as Christmas presents, I am going to try to make more home made things from now on.  I just need to start sooner in the year :)

31 December 2014

Stash bee 2014

I joined stash bee this year. I asked for star blocks in red, white, yellow or block. 

These are the lovely blocks I received. I added a few of my own. But here it is laid out. I wanted to make a Kansas City Chiefs quilt for my sister & her husband.  So I added the large KC to the center.

27 December 2014

Table runner #2

Here is the fall table runner I made for my mother in law. 

This one has a story. I posted pictures of some leaves I had made in the spring. I made them into a runner, well actually two. I knew where they were in my sewing room until I went to quilt them!

I searched high and low and just could not find them! So I ended up making the one you see above.

Well last night I finished the binding on a quilt. I didn't have any other pressing projects, so I decided to clean up my sewing room. Instead of organizing strips as I cut them I just leave them in a pile. As I was putting them away you'll never guess what I found! The original two table runners!

I was quite amused. 

25 December 2014

Holiday table runner

I am not sure how well you can see it, but here is a table runner I made for my mother in law. She actually got three this year!

I will have to get pictures of the other two later, but I thought I would share this one now. 

20 December 2014

Fleece Rag blanket

I am a French teacher as is one of my co-workers and I found this fabric and knew I wanted to make her a fleece blanket!

I love how the red compliments the background.

19 December 2014

Santa Sack Swap

I am SO excited I joined the Santa Sack Swap this year!!

Here is what I made for my partner

I sent her the kitty wall hanging I made 

We both said we wanted totes.  Here is the one I made her.  I also sent along some other goodies that I didn't take a picture of.

This is the lovely tote she sent me! This will be perfect for carrying Christmas presents to the multiple family Christmas' we have.

Look at this cute mug rug! I will use it on Tuesdays when I go to sit n stitch, it will be perfect so my cup doesn't sweat on the table!

Fabric!!! I LOVE the Canadian fabric! I am not sure what I want to do with it, but hopefully I can come up with something, they are lovely!

And crocheted doilies.  These are lovely! and will come in handy next Christmas (we didn't have time to set up Christmas at our house this year)

This isn't even everything! There was also some chocolate, candies, and other fun stuff that I just didn't get a picture of!

I enjoyed being a part of the swap so much! I loved making a new quilty friend!

13 December 2014

Sewing day

I'm at the quilt shop sewing today!!!

11 December 2014

Miami Heat Quilt finished!!

 Here is the finished Miami Heat Quilt!! The woman I gave it to loved it, and her husband did too!

09 December 2014

Miami Heat

I have a friend that commissioned me to make a Miami Heat Quilt for her husband for their anniversary.  Since it's been given I can show you what I did along the way.

She asked if I could "write" Miami heat in the Quilt.  I was going to use little squares, but I chose to free hand them.  I think they turned out well!

05 December 2014

Bow ties!

While in DC for Thanksgiving I made these bow ties as my leaders and enders.  I LOVE these blocks!

24 November 2014

November block swap

This is the block I sent to Jen 


 And here is the lovely kitty block I received from her!

12 November 2014

Kitties block

If you have read my blog at all you can probably tell I love cats.  I was browsing pinterest or instagram and I found this post (picture links to post):

I loved it!  I love how there are so many kitties, the colors, all of it.  So I did some searching and I found Better off thread, who made the pattern herself with partial seams.  I do not like partial seams.  So I went to recreate it myself.

This is just a test block, if I were really going to make a quilt of them I would add quite a few more!

 So for each CAT you need:

4.5" square (body)
3" x 4.5" rectangle (head)
2 - 1.75" x 4.5" rectangles (legs)
2 - 2" squares (ears)

2 - 2" x 4.5" rectangle background - for legs and ears.
4.5 square background for space without a kitty.

To start you take one 2 x 4.5" rectangle, and two 2" squares and sew from one corner to the other.

Then you need to trim the excess off (if this was any bigger I probably would have saved them, but not this size.

Then take the 3 x 4.5 rectangle and sew it to the ears.

Sorry this one is on its side!

Take the two 1.75" x 4.5" rectangles and sew them together with the background in the middle.

This is where having a design wall would come in handy.  I wasn't planning on making this much bigger so my cutting board worked well.

I sewed it together by rows. So I pressed opposite directions for each row.

And voila! Finished kitties.  I think I will eventually make a full quilt out of this!  After I get through everything else I have to finish ;)