18 August 2014

Design Wall Monday

 Here is my design wall Monday, except really it's a design bed Monday!

I actually started this quilt FOUR years ago!! (Read here for more about it).  It's just been sitting in a box.  I don't know WHY I haven't worked on it.  I suppose it's just gotten buried by other things.  I needed a break from some other things I am doing, so I decided to pull it out.  And I laid them out.  I had originally thought about using the two different backgrounds, but I realized I didn't have enough of the blue.  So I decided to lay them out like this.  (I decided a while ago I wanted it on point).  I quite like it.

Now I just have to figure out the sashing and cornerstones.  Then the setting and corner triangles.

I am linking up with Design Wall Monday

17 August 2014


I haven't been able to sew much. 

I'm excited to get some stuff done today. 

06 August 2014

Ice cream quilt

I visited an ice cream shop recently, and there was SO much character on the inside.  But my favorite part was this ice cream wall hanging that I saw!

I think one of my favorite things is that it wasn't all perfect, there were a few cones that had the triangle corners cut off.

And here is a close up of one of the ice cream cones!! Adorable!!

04 August 2014

Pets on Quilts - entry #2

This one is cats on quilts. . .

Quilting is new to Pepé since I have only had him about 4 years, but he takes his job as quilt inspector VERY seriously!

Here is blending in guarding my dads Chiefs quilt (click for more pictures).

I am linking up to Pets on Quilts at Lily Pad quilting.

03 August 2014

Pets on Quilts entry #1

My first entry for pets on quilts is other animal themed quilts.

I have already shared this picture, it's for a quilt I made for a young lady who was my student aide last year.  She was an immense help to me.  She loves turtles, so it was a no brainer what kind of quilt to make for her.

I am linking up - go check out the other cute pets!

01 August 2014

New sewing room

My husband and I recently found a new (rental) place.  And of course one of the first things we set up, was my sewing room!!   It's bigger than my last one that is for sure, but I am having problems making it all fit! of course my LARGE shelves to hold everything are effecting that.

I will definitely post pictures as more of it comes together.  I am going to do A LOT of organizing before I can do much sewing :( and school starts towards the end of this month, so my ability to sew will be greatly diminished.  But I will still be attending sit n stitch on Tuesday nights, and the once a month meeting in Indy. 

21 July 2014

Cutting up some clothes

I have been cutting up some clothes to put into a quilt.  I can't share much about everything just yet.

It's taken a lot of interfacing, and there has been a lot of interesting fabrics!!  I think the most interesting is the ski jacket (the red & black).  I have also cut up some boxers, suit jackets, pants, jeans and khakis!  It sure will be an interesting quilt, but I needed to cut up the clothes before I got much further!

18 July 2014

Cloth pads

I haven't posted about my cloth in a while, mainly because I've been working on other things.

But recently our washer broke, and if I don't get to the laundry enough, I've ran out of pads!

So I decided to whip some more up!

I started with flannel then PUL then terry cloth (that's new for me to try) and then some Birdseye cotton (I think that's the name of it, I bought it years ago before I was as organized about my fabric!). Then a snap on each wing finishes it off!!

17 July 2014

July Goals

Well my June goals were in the middle of the month, so shall be my July goals :p  Things have been kind of slow around here, mainly because I cannot share pictures of anything :( BOO!!! I have one top done, and am close on others.

We spent last week at a lake cabin with my husbands family, I took the featherweight and got some sewing done.  Which I am hoping to show soon.

on to the goals!

1. Post in my blog 7 times a month.  This one will be a stretch this month!! We have been busy since we got back from the lake, we are moving at the end of this month, so the packing has begun.  I have also been working on going through some of my craft stuff to cut down, like the five billion quilting magazines.  Which I love, but I am culling them down.  Pulling out the patterns I like, and I will putt hem in page protectors in a binder.

2. Finish 10 quilts this year.  I am on track for this.  School is starting up again soon (ACK! when did that happen!) and with moving and some other things going on in our lives, hopefully I can get some stuff accomplished!

3. And last but not least, get some UFOs done.  I haven't worked on that one at all, I am too busy on some other things.  It will definitely move to the top of the list once I get those projects done!

23 June 2014

Block swap adventure




These are the kitties that Kerry sent me.  I think they are all just ADORABLE!! I want to make my kitty quilt now!! But I have some of things I need to work on first!  oh well I shall hang these in my sewing room to enjoy :)

Here are some of the blocks I sent to Kerry.


It's not too late to join for July!

19 June 2014

Disappearing 9 patch

I did some straight line quilting on the back of this, and quite like how it turned out!

And here is the front.  I LOVE hose this turned out!! I can see why people make many of these quilts!! they are fast and easy, and they also look so interesting!

And this is finish #5 of the year!!!

17 June 2014

Block Swap Adventure

This is the kitty I received from Pat


And this is the turtle I sent her.

12 June 2014

Turtle quilt

This is the back of the turtle quilt 

And here is the finished quilt, I know it's kind of hard to see, but I used the same blue as the background for the binding.

And this is finish #4 of the year!!!!

I am linking up with link a finish Friday!!!

11 June 2014

June goals check in

My June goals check is in late!! This school year has been crazy!! I haven't had much time to myself, and when I have, I have been sewing!! Without further ado, my goals for 2014. . .

1. Post in my blog 7 times a month.  I have been doing this!! maybe I should try 10 times a month, but I know when August and September hit, I might not get that.  But let's try!

2. I had changed this to finish 10 quilts this year.  Well I am on finish #5 (not posted yet) and I have 5 quilts I am currently working on (that I would like to have finished by the end of summer), then I also have two quilt tops done (that needs to be quilted), one other top that is almost done.  So maybe I will push this one to 15 finishes this year!

3. This is the one I need to start on, I have one UFO that is in rows, that I plan on actually making into two quilts.  And I would really like to get a good start on my husbands tee shirt quilt!  so much to do!

10 June 2014

Scrappy binding


When I put the binding on my disappearing nine patch I decided to do a scrappy binding, I used purples, blacks and whites.  And then for part of it black thread, and the other white.

06 June 2014

Binding cat

Minnie helped me put some binding on last night!

I am linking up to feline Friday.

04 June 2014

Bow ties


Last night at sit n stitch I got the binding on a quilt (woohoo!! finish #4 of the year) but I don't have pictures yesterday.

After I finished that I worked on a paper piecing block (which I need to ship before I post pictures of it!) Then I worked on my bow ties, I sewed them into twosies, and then put them into foursies!!  I am SO excited! I know I am NO where near close to having enough for a full size quilt for me.

I am linking up to Work in Progress Wednesday.

29 May 2014

Finish #2!

I wanted to give this to my MIL for mothers day, I was planning on seeing her, but my husband and I changed our plans and I went to visit him while he was in Colorado for work.  So I finished this before I could leave!

I quilted about a 1/4" around each bird, even in between their legs.


Then I went around the B a few different times with differing distances.

And here it is on her dining room table. 

28 May 2014

Sit n stitch


I  was very productive at sit n stitch last night!! (if you can't tell by the mess!)


I got this top done.  And my disappearing nine patch has been sewn into rows that need to be sewn together! 

I am linking up to Work in progress Wednesday

27 May 2014

Disappearing nine patch on the design wall


Here are my disappearing nine patch blocks on my design wall.  They sure do work up fast!!

I think I have enough blocks done! Now I just need to sew them into rows.  I am still trying to decide how I will quilt it, I am going to do this one on my home machine.

I am linking up to design wall Monday.