Tuesday, April 20, 2021

In the kitchen blog hop


I was so excited when Carla @www.createinthesticks.blogspot.com aƱnounced this hop.  I had the perfect thing.  I was going to be done early.  Yeah.  Right.   Seems like the best laid plans  don't always happen.   

 The plan was that the table runners and hotpads I had made at Christmas time would finally get quilted.   

I went to quilt my project and it just wasn't working.  For some reason, my machine was skipping stitches and just not cooperating.  I had just quilted with it a couple days ago.   

I changed threads and got part of this one quilted.  I used a light gray thread, but should have used a bit darker for the center square.    After a good night's rest, work and a bike ride, maybe I can try to finish quilting it today.   

After getting frustrated I went to a drawer in my kitchen and found this hot pad that I had made.   It was a while ago, but it was easy and fun to make.  

To make this hotpad I cut a rectangle out of cotton terry cloth  fabric, 2 layers of 100 percent cotton batting  and 1 layer of denim for the back.  I quilted this layer and set it aside.   

Then I cut the square pocket with a layer of terry cloth, 2 layers of batting and a layer of cotton fabric.   I quilted those and put a binding across the top. 

  For the binding I do a double fold binding from a strip that is 2 1/4" wide.   I then put all the layers together and used  the clover clips to hold them in place, and then put binding all the way around the outside edges.  

I like my hotpads to be thick, especially if I know I will be using them for cast iron.   

Thank you for visiting my blog today.    You can visit all the bloggers for the week.  Just click on their links.  They all have some fun ideas to share. 

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Salt and Sand blog hop


Welcome to the 2nd day of the Salt and sand blog hop.   Today is my day to share a fun project.   Thank you to Carol @ Justletmequilt.com for hosting this hop.   When Carol posted about this hop, she said it could be anything that reminds us about the beach, the ocean, or even animals in the ocean and water.

I was having a hard time deciding what to make, then I remembered this fabric I had picked up.   

I have grandchildren who love the baby shark song, and thought this would make a cute pillow case.

I used the burrito method to make this, so there are no frayed edges.   I used to serge the edges, until I discovered this method.   It goes together very quickly.   

This is for 1 of my grandsons, and I think I will make a cute quilt using the same fabric.

I need to make more of these pillowcases.  

Thank you for dropping by today.  I love 2 read your comments.   So, please feel free to leave a comment.

Also, please visit my other blogger friends to see what they have to share. 

March 22

Creatin' in the Sticks

Selina Quilts

That Fabric Feeling

Days Filled With Joy

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Karen's Korner

Homespun Hannah's Blog

Crafts and Math


March 23


Life in the Scrapatch

Food for Thought

For The Love Of Geese

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel

Karrin’s Crazy World

Sew Many Yarns

Kathy's Kwilts and More


March 24

Ms P Designs USA

DayBrook Designs

Vroomans Quilts

Kathleen McMusing

Quilt Schmilt

The Darling Dogwood

Daughters of Dorinda

Annie’s Musings


March 25



Stitchin At Home

The Joyful Quilter


Freckled Fox Quiltery

Quilts Fabric and Thread Tales

Words & Stitches


March 26

Just Let Me Quilt


Quilting Gail

Samelia's Mum

Quilt Fabrication

Little Penguin Quilts

Just Sew Quilter


Thursday, March 4, 2021

Dust off an old book blog hop

 Hi and welcome to my day on the Dust off an old book blog hop.  This hop is being hosted by Bea @ www.beaquilter.com.  Thank you Be a for letting me join.  

I don't have a lot of old quilt books, maybe after things get better with the pandemic I can get to some thrift shops soon.  

I found this magazine from 1999, called Fabric Showcase Special and found some fun quilts that I thought would be fun to do.  

I chose the Strippy 9 patch quilt.   I love 9 patch quilts.   I am doing this one a bit different, as I am going scrappy.   I hate to waste fabrics, so I enjoy doing scrappy quilts.  

I haven't finished it yet.    Life has been a little bit crazy.   But I do have some stacks of 9 patches.  

And have started making some of the strips.

 I am thinking I will make a few of these in baby doll quilt sizes.   I have granddaughters who would love some and I have a friends little girl who would love some.  

I will definitely have some of these done soon and will be sure to share. 

Please visit these other bloggers.   They have some great projects to share.  

Monday 3/1

Words and Stitches  

 Samelia’s Mum

High Road Quilter

Tuesday 3/2

  Karin’s Crazy World

Lemon Tree Snippets  


Wednesday 3/3


   Cynthia’s Creating Ark

  A Quilting Readers Garden

Thursday 3/4

Kathy’s Kwilts and More       

Quilting Patchwork Applique

 The Darling Dogwood

 Creatin' in the Sticks

Friday 3/5


Quilting at the farm  

 Kathleen McMusing


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Show your Stripes blog hop

Welcome.  Today is my day on the Show your Stripes blog hop.    Thank you Carla @ www.createinthesticks.blogspot.com for hosting this hop.

The idea of this hop was to add a stripe or two or three.  

I used striped fabric in this quilt.   This is a rail fence quilt.

I do have to apologize that it is not quilted.   There have been some things that I have had to deal with that has required my attention.    

Please check out the other bloggers.    There have been some great ideas shared. 

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Make a list Monday February 1, 2021


 Well, it is Monday again and it is already February.   

So, here is what I did last week.   

1.  Finished this quilt.   I gave it to a friend who I work with who is moving.   I put it on her chair and let her be surprised when she found it.   She came to me with tears, of joy, and told me how much she loved it.

2.  I finished my loot bag for a swap.  It is ready to mail.  

3.  I got my yellow brick road quilt sandwiched and now I just need to quilt it.   

4.  I did more sewing on my corn maze quilt.

Now for this week:

1.  Do my blocks for the 2021 monthly color challenge.

2.  Quilt and bind yellow brick road quilt.  

3.  Work more on corn maze.

4.  Make a bag as a display for a class I will be teaching at a local quilt shop.

5.  Work on this quilt for my son. 

6.   Work on this quilt for my daughter.

7.  Work on this quilt for 1 of my grandsons.   Fabrics are chosen and cut.  I just need to sew. 

8.  Work on my quilt. 


9.   Begin working on my quick knits display for a class at my local quilt shop.  

10.   Work on this quilt for 1 of my granddaughters. 

Well, I think that is all I can do for the week.