Monday, January 20, 2020

Winter blues blog hop

Welcome to the winter blues blog hop.  This blog hop is hosted by Carla at   when I saw the title of the hop I knew I had to do it.  You see, I have about 5 quilts that I am working on with blue in them.   I thought GREAT!!!! I can get some of these quilts done.  Well, reality set in.  There has been lots of long hours at work and a hubby who has not been in great health and I wasn't getting to my machine as much as I wanted.

When I make quilts, I tend to go with  bed size quilts and they take time to do.

As I said, I have about 5 in progress. 

I have a churn dash I am doing for my son and daughter in law.

A BYU quilt for my hubby. 

A star quilt for a grandson

A  Cinderella wall hanging  for a daughter.

And this one for a daughter and son in law.

Well, the blog hop was fast approaching and I was not getting things done fast.  I wanted a finished project and then I got thinking I could make a doll quilt for a granddaughters birthday.  She just turned 2 and she loves her baby dolls.

  Then I thought a sleeping bag would be fun.

I had so much fun making the sleeping bag.

 As soon as it was done, I ran down to the basement, to the toy box to get the baby doll I had to take a picture.  Then I ran upstairs and showed my hubby.  He thought it was cool.

When we had the birthday party on Sunday, I gave it to her and we showed her how to put her baby in there.  She loved it.

There are requests to make sleeping bags for other dolls, Barbie dolls, and even stuffed animals.  And yes, grandma will do everything in her power to get more done.  These are great scrapbusters.

I love to hear your comments.    In fact, lets do a giveaway.   U.S. only.   I will give away 1 doll sleeping bag and 1 doll quilt.   Tell me what colors you like with blue.  Contest closes on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 10 pm mountain time.  A random winner will be chosen on Monday Jan 27. Please leave an email so I can get in touch with you.

The blog hop goes all week.   Please take time to visit all of the bloggers and see the fun ideas they have.

Monday, January 20th

Tuesday, January 21st

Wednesday, January 22nd

Thursday, January 23rd

Friday, January 24th
Creatin' in the Sticks

The giveaway is now closed.  Thank you.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Patchwork baby quilt and first finish of 2020

This quilt was pieced together for probably 5 years.  I was just never sure how I wanted to quilt it.   So it sat there in a pile, got moved a few times and finally I decided to quilt it for a baby shower.

 I did a loopy meander, and found I did a couple of open hearts, wrote the word "love" and even found a few spots that I had cursive "L's" in the quilting.

For the border I did wavy lines.  When I first learned free motion quilting I would try for straight lines and get wavy lines.  Now when I try for wavy I get more straight lines.  I learned this border design through a you tube tutorial by Angela Walters

I hope this quilt is loved by mom and dad and especially little baby.   Quilts are a great comfort.  I make all of my quilts with love and I want them to be used and loved.

Just a recap: 
No pattern was used.   Just 4.5" squares sewn together.  I did do a border at 5" all around. 
Thread for piecing was from and is the essential collection.
Thread for quilting is glide by Filtec at