10 November 2018

Busy busy

I have been real busy lately, between school and family stuff, I have barely had time to sew :(


Here is a set up from my craft fair today.  I really like having my tee-shirt quilt displayed like that, it definitely drew a lot of people in!


I have had a little time to play with my cricut and I made these potholders which make great teacher gifts!

20 September 2018

Bow tie quilt - status - FINISHED!!!


It's finally finished!!! Quilted, bound and washed!


Here's the back.  It's Eiffel towers, I bought it in 2007! I am glad to finally have a use for it!

13 September 2018

cricut tiles

 

I wanted to play with making tiles with my cricut machine.

 

These are small, 2 inches by 4 inches.   I wanted something small in case someone wanted something small to add to their order.


I decided they would be $2 for one or $5 for 3.  They were super easy to make, and real cute!

11 September 2018

Beer Quilt!


I am going to be making a beer quilt for my husband.  I had been squirreling away fabric for a while, I found a pattern I liked and so my husband and I went through all my fabric to find where I had put all the beer fabric.

07 September 2018

Binding, Binding!


I am having the hardest time coming up with binding to put on my bow tie quilt.  I went through all my purples to try to pick one.

05 September 2018

September goals

1. Post in my blog 7 times a month.  Even if I am just updating about how my leader/ender progress is coming.  I need to write!
- Ooops! I don't know where August went! Well I kind of do.  School started, then my friends daughter moved into college.

2. Finish Quilts for my nephew (it's started), B for graduation (no clue what to do!), A for Christmas (log cabin), J for Christmas (scrappy strings). Make tee-shirt quilts (3).
- Scrappy strings is coming along, B graduation is done (monochromatic stars), and I am working on two tee-shirt quilts (one done).

3. Organize and use my 2.5" squares.  I have been thinking about doing a color quilt with the different colored squares I have.
This one is done, I would try to find something else to use as a goal, but I am thinking since school has started my sewing time will be drastically cut down.

02 August 2018

Microwave cozies


Jordan got a lot done on her visit here.  She made 4 microwave cozies for her family.

30 July 2018

Cat kicker toy

A local cat shelter had asked people to make cat kicker toys to sell as a fundraiser.  Well I wanted to try it out before I made them for them.


Minnie sure enjoyed the toy!


Earl wasn't as sure, but he enjoyed the cat nip in it.


Mochi went to town! She loved it!

28 July 2018

tacos table runner


This is some of the fabric I bought from a Jo-Ann's that was closing.  I LOVE the tacos fabric.  I managed to find this green that I think compliments it well.  I am going to put a fall design on the back side, so it's double sided.

26 July 2018

Sewing room


Michaels had a good deal on some plastic storage, and they were exactly what I was looking for.  So I bought them.  But that meant I wanted to clean up.


Jordan was out and she helped me.

I almost don't want to sew it's so clean!!

25 July 2018

shorts

Jordan came out for another visit (link here).  She had some things she wanted to sew.  So we went to town.

She wanted to make shorts, I found a pattern I had.  So she got a new pair of shorts.


Here she is pinning the pattern to the fabric.


And here is Earl "helping" her.  As you can tell we are working on making him a quilting cat.  It's only been a few months :)


09 July 2018

Cricut saves the day

I know I have posted about my grandma's quilt.  (Here is the original post, and again here when I made her a second quilt.) The reason I made her a second quilt was because hers was falling apart.  It was made in 2000, and was the first thing I made.


I knew I wanted to patch it up with this flannel fabric, and decided that hearts would look good.  I hadn't done it (and I have had her quilt for a while) but once I got my cricut, I KNEW that it would be a lot easier and I went to town.


I used fusible web, for two reasons a) so they would attach and b) to help them stay down.  I did also stitch around the edges.


I ended up having to put something like 15 heart patches on! But grandma was happy to get this back :)

07 July 2018

July Goals

1. Post in my blog 7 times a month.  Even if I am just updating about how my leader/ender progress is coming.  I need to write!
- June I posted 12 times!! It's nice being in my sewing room.

2. Finish Quilts for my nephew (it's started), B for graduation (no clue what to do!), A for Christmas (log cabin), J for Christmas (scrappy strings). Make tee-shirt quilts (3).
- Scrappy strings is coming along, B graduation is done (monochromatic stars), and I am working on two tee-shirt quilts (one done)

3. Organize and use my 2.5" squares.  I have been thinking about doing a color quilt with the different colored squares I have.
- I used my 2.5" squares for the LinkedIn quilt.

06 July 2018

linkedin


Here is an update of my LinkedIn quilt.  It's definitely more green than I planned, but I like it a lot.

04 July 2018

Heat Transfer Vinyl - not Quilting related

 Since I got my cricut, I have been wanting to play with HTV (heat transfer vinyl).


So I put this on a pillowcase I'd bought.  The letters aren't straight, because I am still learning with my machine ;)


This one is on a tote bag, again I know it's not straight.  I don't think it's too bad for my first time using the HTV.

29 June 2018

New toy

 I got a new toy recently!!!

Here is Minnie checking it out.



And I added a little bling to it.  I have some ideas of things I can do that are quilting related!! I can't wait to have some time this summer to play with it!

22 June 2018

Finished Quilt


I finished the memory quilt (and washed it).  I love how it turned out.  I took some pictures outside.

20 June 2018

Linked In


I saw a quilt similar to this online.  I wanted to make it.  I decided to use greens for the "links".  It's definitely a lot more green than I anticipated.

18 June 2018

Quilt layout

I finished sewing the flannel to the back of all the blocks, and put them up on the design wall.  I laid them out to see how it I liked it.  I rearranged a few things before I got to this final layout.

14 June 2018

Leaders and enders


Wow! I have 84 of these little blocks!! I love how quickly the come together, and it's so handy when I am working on other things to just have them there and ready.


I pulled out my bow ties quilt to show it to someone, and guess who came and laid down on it!!! I guess he's a quilting kitty ;)