20 September 2019

Falloween - first craft fair of the season

I am excited for my first craft fair this weekend! I have been preparing for craft fair season all year!  I did not make my goal of 10 microwave bowl cozies each month, but I did make quite a few.

I also used my cricut to out/make new price tents, that I hope will look good.

I also made a bunch of new pot holders!

Here's to a successful weekend (it's 3 days). I will share pictures once I get my set up done!

18 September 2019

Fabric Coasters

I have a lot of 5" squares, so I have been trying to find things to do with them.  I thought I would make coasters!

These are sets of 4.  They're not 100% waterproof, but I like them, and they are so cute!

13 September 2019

Spools Quilt

This is not all the blocks just some of my recent ones.  You can kind of see what I have been working on! a lot of pinks!!

This puts me at about 200 blocks!!

10 September 2019

Earbud pouches

I went a little crazy cutting out earbud pouches. .

So I had to sew them all up!!

Here are some of the beauty and the beast ones I made.

These are the Mulan ones I made.

These are the doctor who ones.

And I am not sure if you can tell these are the larger size.

I just need to put keychain rings or clips in these for my craft fairs!

06 September 2019

Shower gifts

My brother in law is getting married in October. And I decided to make a lot more of the gifts I give.

For the shower for his fiancée, I made her some potholders.  (the whisks one is just one for my craft fairs).

I hope she liked them!  I did not make the potholders.  I bought them!

I also made her this shirt.

28 August 2019

College set

I had two students that I have known since they were freshman (and they are twins) that invited me to their graduation party.  I didn't want to show up empty handed!  I could have just gotten gift cards, but I wanted something unique! 

So I made ear bud zip pouches (from dogundermydesk) and a larger sized one also.

Then I made them each two microwave bowl cozies.

They both enjoyed them!  I wish I would have though to take a picture of the inside.  For the Zip pouches I used fabric that had Eiffel towers on them.

19 August 2019

Tee-shirt Quilt

A friend lost her dad a few years ago.  Her mom gave me some tee shirts that has been her dads.  And I made them into a quilt.

Here are some pictures of the quilting I did

I also pieced the back (but not from my stash)

I am linking up to Midweek makers

I am linking up with Monday making

14 August 2019


This is what I got done at the Thursday group I have joined at the library. 

Here is a sampling of the border on my design wall.  I don't normally like to do borders, because when I get a quilt top done, I just want to finish it! But the quilt this is going on, needed to be a little bit bigger.

I have linked up with my Quilt infatuation

I am linking up with design wall Monday

I am linking up with Oh Scrap!

06 August 2019

Scrappy trips

 I finished my two scrappy trips quilts in April.  I needed to use up two bobbins that had purple thread on them (I also need to buy more bobbins!)  So these were perfect.  I used up whatever I had at home to make the back.

The quilting actually didn't take long.  I think it's because I usually make bigger quilts.  But I got this one quilted in under and hour.  (That does not include loading it)

I did wavy lines going the same direction as each block.  Something different than a meander!

30 July 2019

Baby Blue quilt

Here is the finished Baby blue quilt.  I am very happy with it!

Here is the little boy it was for and his family!

29 July 2019

Teal bow ties

This is how I know I have been sewing up a storm, the bow tie blocks are multiplying!  I currently have 60!

26 July 2019

Sewing up a storm

Minnie and I have come to an arrangement while I am cutting fabric.  She lays next to me and "helps".

While I am sewing it is a different story.  Her and Earl both want to help me.

I finished a quilt top, but wanted to make it a little bit bigger, so I am making a border that needs a lot of HSTs (half square triangles).  So I spent a lot of time cutting and sewing.

Minnie has taken a lot of my time also, she just wants to cuddle!

25 July 2019


I put this on the long arm on Tuesday, even though it was a warm out, but the garage is definitely cooler than outside!

I used blue variegated thread.  The quilt took almost 4 bobbins.  I really need to get some more bobbins, but I think thread needs to come before that! I am definitely going through a lot more thread with the long arm!

I chose to do a meander design.

24 July 2019


Here's the back for the blue log cabin quilt.  I added the row and since I couldn't find a piece big enough for the back I added a little.

23 July 2019

Blue log cabin

I started this log cabin in 2015! I had many of the parts done, but putting it together was difficult because of how large it is.

I tried to lay it out to see how much backing I would need.  Earl decided to help.

19 July 2019

Baby blue quilt. . .still quilting

This has been sitting on the long arm for far too long :/ Since I have always rented space on a long arm, I finish quilts shortly after putting them on.  But I was not able to do that for this one.

Then my machine got piled up with stuff.  Even though it was a little warm (my machine is in the garage) I got the quilt finished! Now to get it squared up and put the binding on.

17 July 2019

Kitties are multiplying!

I decided to make some cats that face the left and some that face the right.

Here's how they look around the middle block.

15 July 2019

Round Robin 2

I posted about this second round robin from 2017.  I got kind of stumped on what to do. And then I saw this small cat blocks, and decided to use those to make a border for my round robin.

As I cut up fabric, for projects, I also cut up fabric for my leader/enders (bow tie & spools), but also for this (and a few other sizes for other quilt ideas I have).

12 July 2019

Another new quilt?!

 I need another new quilt like I need a hole in my head.  But I have a nephew who never got a quilt.

I originally laid this design out.  I like it, but because of the variety of colors, it didn't seem like it would work for a little boy.

So I had thought about just using one color and neutral.  I like it a lot more.  Although I already have a few blocks of the other done, so I will probably end up making that a quilt sometime ;)

This block is called quartered star.

10 July 2019

Sewing room refresh

My friend Christine came for a visit.  And she is allergic to cats.  So before she comes I generally try to clean up my sewing room.  After she left I decided that I wanted to completely rearrange my sewing space.  So my husband & I took almost everything out of the room and put it in the hallway.  Then we moved stuff around to try to find a space that would work.  I have a big room, but I have a lot of stuff (shelves and such) and I wanted to be able to get to my design wall.

Now I can access the full design wall!

My space is a big U, which it had been a U before, but not as large.  I feel like I can access everything from where I sit.

And of course I still have Scott's chair so he can keep me company ;)

When I brought things back into my sewing room, I found them a home, I didn't just put them in random spaces, I want to be more organized so I can spend more time sewing!

08 July 2019

Pink & Purples quilt 4

I think I decided to do this layout for the pinks & purples quilt. I have started sewing the blocks into rows!

Now I need to start thinking about if I want a border and what I want on the back!

05 July 2019

Baby kitties

No not real kitties!

These little guys finish at 5"! I am using them as a border for a round robin!