19 April 2018

Table runner - nightmare before Christmas

Man I sure love having a design wall, otherwise this would not be as easy to layout.

This quick table runner was a scrap buster for me, I got the nightmare before Christmas fabric at Jo-Ann's in the remnant bin, and I had the black!

Sadly I do not have a finished picture of this project, because it ended up selling at the craft show I was at.  There is a picture of it on the table.

18 April 2018

Scrappy Strings


This is actually an addition to a quilt I finished in 2013. (Linked here)  I love the quilt, but it was too narrow, so I needed to add one more row to the side.  So here I am laying it out.

Have I said how much I love having a design wall?

16 April 2018


I'm not sure how, but I found a group on facebook that sells fabric (like a quilt shop).  And I have been going a little crazy.  First I got this nightmare before Christmas panel.  I think I am going to use the left overs from my friends quilt to make another NBC quilt.

And then I got this LOVELY Harry Potter fabric.  I am not sure what Ia m going to do with it yet.  But for now I droll over it!

13 April 2018

Craft show


This was the first craft show I have done on my own.  I definitely prefer to do them with someone else!  I did ok.  Not great.  


Of course as you noticed, most of my table runners are my halloween ones :/ life has been too busy and I haven't had too much time to sew.

I also made some cat toys, and those sold pretty well.

12 April 2018

Kitty helpers


I had some help making sure my fabric wasn't multiplying!


Pepé was just sitting here waiting to come yell at me that it was bedtime.


I got smart and added a towel to this box so Minnie (or whomever) wouldn't get hair all over everything!

11 April 2018

Leader ended 2018

Since I finished my bow tie quilt (well the top, but I do have quilting ideas).  I needed a new leader ender.  And I decided to do those spool blocks.  Of course some people think these look like bowties too!  But I am calling them spools! And right now I have 45.

A leader ender is a project you work on while working on something else, so there is always something under your needle.  It's amazing how fast they come together even if it's not being working on as a main item.  My bowtie quilt was started in 2012 and finished in 2017.  So 5 years.  Hopefully this one will go a little faster ;)

I got the pattern from Bonnie Hunter, the link is here.  She also explains leaders and enders there.

10 April 2018

My sewing room

There was a Jo-Ann's near us that was closing.  Between getting giftcards and having some cash from a side job I was doing, I went a little overboard!
So if you bought a full bolt, you got 70% off.  So I went a little overboard, but I figured plans for most of it.  But some of it (that green at the bottom) I bought because it was pretty.

But after buying all that fabric I was feeling a little overwhelmed because of how much there was.

This is my IKEA table, I have a cutting mat on it, but it ends up getting left overs piled on it.

The bins on the left are new.  I am working on organizing them.  Some have my small squares (2 3/4, 3", 3.5", 4", etc).  And other are sewing supplies.

All those colored bins are projects that are started in some way. 

Here is a full shot of the closet.  I have so much stuff, I need to sew more and quit buying so much!

09 April 2018

April?! What?! goals

Well I had hoped that posting goals for the month would help get me posting.  That has not.  Work has been crazy, life has been crazy.  But the school year is winding down, so I am hoping that I will be able to sew more, which means I will have more things to show!
Goals for 2018:
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!
- I barely posted in January or February, but I do have some things to show for April, and hopefully for May!

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).
- I have been working on scrappy strings but that's about it.

3. Organize and use my 2.5" squares.  I have been thinking about doing a color quilt with the different colored squares I have. 
- Well I think this one went out the window. I have a few ideas of what I would like to do with them.  But I probably won't do it as a leader/ender.