Monday, August 27, 2018

Make a list Monday

Welcome to another edition of make a list Monday.  I have a long list of things I need to do in the quilting arena this week. There is more on this list than I know I will get done, but that is okay. I will do what I can.

I do have to say I am a starter, but not always a finisher.  I see too many things that I like and want to do. I just need to make a list, but I like having different things to work on.

So here goes the list, in no particular order.

1.  This quilt is called Luminous, and it is for my youngest granddaughter.  I am hoping to get it quilted this week.

2.  This is a quilt I am working on for 1 granddaughter. I have chosen some favorite colors of hers for this quilt.

3.  This is 1 of 2 squiggles quilts I am working on.  I love this pattern from the book Piece and Quilt with precuts by Christa at  I love this pattern.

4.  This quilt is for a grandson due next month. I know how I want to quilt it, but have not decided what to back it with.

5.  This is the Strata quilt, by Tammy at  I had started quilting it, but wasn't happy with it, so I am unpicking it.

6.  Then these 5  quilts I am quilting for a charity organization.

7.  Work on cleaning and organizing my sewing room.

So, that is a lot to do, but I like to be busy.

One thing I like to do is making a kit with my quilts. I often handpiece and having them in a kit makes it easier.

I have been following a free motion quilting challenge by Angela Walters at  It has been fun.  I am learning a lot.  I have a quilt I practiced swirls on that I will blog about in the next couple of days. I just need to bind it.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Sewspirational summer blog tour

It is always fun to have some sewing inspiration.   Today, I share a very cute skirt that is extremely easy to make.    This pattern is The Snapdragon Skirt from It is only $5.00.

My granddaughter and my friends daughter both love this skirt I made for them.

You can also do this skirt in strips and use quilting cottons   I just have not gotten there yet.

Now, the best thing about a blog hop are the prizes. You have a chance to win some patterns and a store credit.  All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog.  So, what is your favorite thing to do in the summer?   This contest closes at midnight on Saturday, August 18.

I would also like to ask you to visit my friends that participated in this blog hop. you are here.

I hope you enjoy what I share with you.

*disclosure:  Some of my links may contain affiliate links.  If you follow a link and purchase something, I may get a small commission.  This is at no extra cost to you.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Make a list Monday

Wow!!! Where does the time go?  I am trying to decide where to focus this week.  I have 2 quilts ready to be quilted  and I need them done by the end of the month, but I am thinking I want to follow some advice given by Tracey @, where she shares to take some plain fabric and practice your quilting.  

I have also joined with Angela @ for her free motion quilting challenge.   You can read more about the challenge at Anything I can do to improve my quilting is worthwhile to me.

So here is my list.

1.  Do some practice quilting on some solid fabric. I will then turn this into a fun baby quilt or lap quilt.

2.  Quilt this for 1 of my display items next month for sharing at I am trying to decide on what design to quilt it with. I can do a wishbone, a ribbon candy design or swirls. Still deciding.

3.  Quilt this for my display as well. I have an idea in mind from a couple of friends.  I am so lucky to have some good quilting friends.

4.  Work on the quilts I am testing.

5.  Work on the pattern I am writing.

So, I have some good work to do.  But it helps me get some good practice in. I haven't quilted for most of this year. I have worked on other sewing and I just need to make sure that I put time in my schedule to do both. I love sewing and quilting.

I always love reading your comments. So, leave 1 and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

The comfy quilt

This quilt is so comfy, and it was fun to quilt.

 My friend/client made it with a kit bought at one of our local quilt shops.  Then she purchased minky to go on the back.

I have quit listening to the naysayers. People have told me not to quilt with minky, as it is stretchy and hard to work with. NOT!!! It was great quilting with this. The couple of issues I had were my own issues.  Once I got going, it quilted as smooth as butter.

The design that I quilted on it was meandering loops. I love doing loops.

Would I quilt with minky again?  Oh yes. I have used fleece on the back of quilts and they quilt beautifully.   I did learn some things after quilting this quilt that I will apply from here on out.

I want to be the best quilter that I can. 1 goal I have is to quilt for others on a regular basis. To do that, I have to practice.

And there are more things coming up this next week to give me that practice.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Make a list Monday and challenge

Yes, I know, today is Tuesday. A day late and a dollar short. I was under the weather and sd did not get it done.

First thing I want to start with is a challenge for me.  Challenges are awesome, as they help us to grow.   One of the things I am going to do is to take some time to play with my quilting. I am going to follow some advice from Tracy at Whirls and Swirls quolting, and take a piece of solid fabric for the front and back  and put batting in between and practice some of the things I want to learn.  I want to master feathers, leaves, butterflies and so much more.   This will help me to be able to offer so much more for people I quilt for.

Prioritizing is definitely hard for me. I just want to do everything and do I am hoping that making a list each week works for me.

Now onto my Make a list post for this week.
 Remember these are not always in order.

1.  This is definitely first this week.  I need to finish quiting this for my friend.

2.  Get this quilt on the frame to be quilted. It is for a display for next month at K and H quilt shoppe, one of  my local quilt shops.  This is a quilt that I tested for Tammy at

3.  Work on the quilts I am doing for my display. One of the quilts is the Squiggles quilt from the book Piecing and quilting with precuts by Christa at

4.  Work on the test quilts I am doing as well as writing patterns for some of my own designs.

5.  Put this quilt on the frame. It is for a grandson due in September,  so I do have a little bit of time on this one.

Please be sure to follow me on my social media. As I get the quilts completed that I am going to put on display, I will share them here, and on social media.

So, do you have any challenges you are working on?  I would love to hear and I love to read your comments.