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


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


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.