Monday, September 21, 2020

Hello fall bloghop

 Welcome to the 2nd day of the blog hop.  Carla @  A couple of my favorite things about fall is the weather starts cooling down.  I do not love the cold of winter, but I do enjoy cooler temperatures in the fall.   I also love watching the leaves change colors. 

For today's project I have a couple of fun things to share. 

Of course with fall is the start of football season.  Both professional and college.   So, I made 2 pillows, 1 for my hubby and 1 for my son.   Both like BYU as 1 of their college teams.   My son loves the Indianapolis Colts, as well as a few others.  Me.  I am not big into football.   I will sometimes watch. 

This is another project I have done.   I made these placemats for my daughter. 

 These are very easy to make and I am thinking they will make some great gifts for Christmas.  May have to do some seasonal ones for my married children. 

I am currently working on this table topper.  It may be for 1 of my daughters or myself.

  My friend Bea designed this pattern.

  I love it.  I am thinking I might double batt with 100% cotton and use it as a potholders on my island or table to sit hot plates on it.   You can find the pattern here and it is on sale for $5.00 this week.

I hope you have enjoyed what I have shared with you today.   Come back Thursday as I have another blog hop and a free pattern for you. 

Please visit these bloggers.   They all have some fun projects to share. 

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Christmas Quilt

 This was a fun quilt to do.   My friend had made this quilt and I fell in love with it.   It was a free pattern from  Wilmington Prints for a fabric line called "Cookie Jar Treats".   Unfortunately the pattern is no longer available.

This quilt is a table cover, of course you can put it on a sofa if you prefer. 

To quilt this quilt I used glide thread 40 weight in white  by   my friend Judi at has put together a collection of great neutrals of glide thread. 

I free motion quilted this quilt.  I did feathers in the borders. 

I tried to do poinsettias in the red corners.   They are not perfect, but they worked.

 In the snowball blocks just did holly leaves.  I learned to do the holly leaves from

And on the 9 patches I did wishbone and diamonds.  The diamonds were done using a technique called dot to dot quilting.  Both of these I learned from Angela Walters

To do the binding I did a double fold binding.   I cut my binding strips at 2 1/4" wide, the folded it in half and stitched it to the front of the quilt.  Then I fold it to the back and stitch it by hand.   The binding wad a great project to do while we were on a road trip. (I have a habit of falling asleep if I don't have something to keep my hands busy.)

This week I am linking up with the following link parties:

thank Goodness its finished Friday (TGIFF) hosted by
Finished or not Friday @
Needle and Thread Thursday
Brag about your beauties
Can I get a whoop whoop
Weight loss Wednesday
UFO busting @Tish's Adventures in Wonderland

Monday, August 10, 2020

Make a list Monday August 10, 2020

Well, here we are on Monday again. Last weeks list was quilt long, but I did make progress on it.   Lets look at what I did.   Bench and swing cushions are Done.

bind Christmas quilt. Strips are cut.

Decide on a project for a fall blog hop and pull fabric.  I have decided on the main fabric for a couple of projects.  Need to get some solids. 

Cut pieces for Katie's quilt

Cut pieces for Kyle's quilt. Done and I even started stitching.

 Cut pieces for Jayde's quilt. Almost done cutting them. 

Work on quilting Pam's quilt. I have gotten quite a bit done

So for this week.

Keep working on quilting Pam's quilt.

Write a tutorial on how to make the bench cushions.  Not sure what day I will do the tutorial yet. 
 Work on Katie's quilt

Work on Lizzie's quilt. 

Work on James' quilt.

Work on dresses.
Work on Irish Chain quilt.

 Add more blocks to my August color challenge block to make a quilt using just that block.

 Work on the 2 quilts I am testing for designers. This is 1 of them.  

Work on the quilt for my bed. 

Finish quilting this dog panel wall hanging.  I had started this forever ago and was going to unpick, but unpicking some of these things can cause you to put holes in them.  Then I thought I would trash it, but I just couldn't bear to throw it away, so I showed a picture of it to a daughter and asked if her little guy would want it and she said yes.   I told her I wasn't going to try to undo what had been done, just continue and she said that would be fine. 

 I found this rail fence quilt. I quickly finished sewing all the rows and I would like to start quilting it.

When you start going through things you tend to find UFO's.   
There was some good progress made considering I had 2 days where I took it easy and didn't quilt, because I had an iron fall on my head. 

Monday, August 3, 2020

Make a list Monday - August 3, 2020

Wow!!!! Here we are in August and I have some big goals.  1 of which is 9 quilts, 1 for each grandchild for Christmas and all but 1 needs to be twin size. 

I started looking for patterns to use, then realized there are a few quilts I had started so I am going to work on those.   I try to do favorite colors, but I also know that the grandkids will love anything grandma makes for them.

So, here we go with the list for this week.  Now I know not everything will get done this week, but if I make progress each week then I will be happy.

These are not in any particular order.
1.   Bind the Christmas quilt. 

2.  Decide on project for a fall blog help to be held in September.   Pull fabrics for it.

3.  Cut pieces for Kyle's quilt.  Find a green and light blue.

4.   Work on Charming flowers quilt for Sarah.

5.  Cut pieces for Katie's quilt and start sewing.

6.  Cut pieces for Jayde's quilt, especially the butterflies and start doing the applique.  Get a few more colors.

7.  Work on quilting this quilt.

8.  Work on Lizzie's quilt.

9.  Work on James' quilt.
10.  Finish up these dresses

11.  Make my last 2 cushions for the park benches.

12.  Work on this fun Irish Chain quilt

13.  Take this quilt block and use a variety of pinks to make into a quilt.   We will call it a scrappy rail fence as that is what the block reminds me of.

14.  I am also trying to test a couple of patterns for some friends, so I will be working on those. 

15.   Work on this quilt for my bed.   Since we did a remodel, I wanted a quilt to match the bedroom walls and this is perfect.  This picture is a bit dark, but the walls are a very light green.

How will I accomplish my list.   By organizing my time.  Riding my bike home from work as fast as I can.

Well that is quite the list.  It will definitely keep me busy.