Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Ghastly Ghouls blog hop

 




Hi all,


I am not usually into Halloween.  I was more so when my kids were younger, but now that they are grown, I have decided that I want to decorate a bit more.



For this hop, hosted by Carol @www.justletmequilt.com, I decided to do some placemats.  I had done these for a class that I taught at witches day out at my local quilt shop, where I work. 



These placemats were easy to do.     They were actually in a panel.   There are four panels for the placemats.   I then chose my backing and I used 100 percent cotton batting by winline.   I love the piece I used for the binding. 



I just did some free motion quilting and I used a Bernina 770 for that.  I really love the BSR that are on the Bernina machines.  



I love the spider web fabric.    I had another little idea I was going to share, unfortunately it didn't get done.   I will share it as soon as I get it done.    


Please follow me on my blog as I have some things I am working on that I will be sharing.

Please check out all the bloggers who have been blogging this week.  There are some great ideas. 


I hope you have found some great ideas.   I will be back with some really fun stuff.    Thanks for joining me today. 

Monday, September 20, 2021

I'm falling for you bloghop

 




Hi and welcome to my day to share in the I'm falling for you bloghop hosted by Joan @www.moosestashquilting.com.   thank you Joan for hosting and allowing me to join and play along.


For my project I am sharing some table runners and napkins.   








These table runners were fun to make, and very easy to do.   They have 1 layer of cotton batting and the quilting was stich in the ditch and some free motion quilting.   



I made these a couple of years ago, and they have been used  a few times.   I love using them on my table for Thanksgiving.  


The napkins are just squares of fabrics that I did a small double fold hem on.   


I hope that you have enjoyed my projects that I shared with you today.   


Please check out the other bloggers for this week.  There are loads of fun ideas. 

Monday September 20

Creatin' in the Sticks

Samelias Mum

Quilting Gail

Vroomans Quilts

Quilt Schmilt

 

Tuesday September 21

Just Let Me Quilt

Just Sew Quilter

Days filled with Joy

Kathy’s Kwilts and More

The Morning Latte

 

Wednesday September 22

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Beaquilter

Inflorescence

Selina Quilts

Sew Many Yarns

 

 

Thursday September 23

Karrins Crazy World

Words and Stitches

Patchouli Moon Studio

Karen’s Korner

That Fabric Feeling

Scrapdash

 

Friday September 24

QuiltFabrication

Ms P Designs USA

Lianne Makes Stuff

Quilted Delights

MooseStashQuilting



Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Monthly color challenge - 2021 - September

 



Hi and welcome to September.    September is a favorite month of mine.    It begins the fall season, my hubby was born in September, and we celebrate our anniversary. 

I want to thank Jen @www.patternsbyjen.blogspot.com for hosting this monthly color challenge.  It has been fun.   

This months color is yellow.    I really like yellow, but did not have a lot in my stash.


I want to share with you some fun things I like when sewing.    One of those things is the ability to not have to use a foot pedal.    If I am just sewing something really quick, and I don't have my foot pedal attached to my machine (I teach classes and sometimes parts are still in my rolling tote).   

I love the clips from clover.   You can see that I use them to hold my parts together. 




Some of my other favorite things are of course the cutting mat, a 121/2" square ruler, a rotary cutter, seam ripper (sometimes I use it way too much), and my marking tools. 



All of these tools help me create these wonderful blocks. 



Thank you for visiting today. 

Check out the other bloggers for today as well:

Jen Shaffer: https://patternsbyjen.blogspot.com/
Frances Arnold: https://francesquilts.com/
Lisa Ruble: lovetocolormyworld.blogspot.com
Raylee Bielenberg: http://www.sunflowerstitcheries.com/sunflower-quilting-blog/
 Andi Stanfield: https://truebluequilts.com/blog
Crystal Drummond: www.daybrookdesigns.com
 Ashli Montgomery: https://quilt2endalz.org

We have had some wonderful sponsors who are giving away quarterly prizes this year. In order to be entered for the prizes you need to do the monthly color challenge and link up at the end of the month. Make sure you get your pattern during the month it is offered because then it will be free. You can get your free pattern at http://patternsbyjen.blogspot.com.


Goodie Bag
https://www.dragonflysquiltshop.com/


PDF Pattern
https://www.beaquilter.com/


$25 gift certificate to Faith and Fabric
https://faithandfabricdesign.com/


Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting
PDF Pattern
http://www.sunflowerstitcheries.com/

$50 gift certificate to their choice of shop
https://carolelylesshaw.com/

Mini Monty (Fabric Bundle)
https://cherrywoodfabrics.bigcartel.com/

Fat Quarter Bundle
https://benartex.com/

60 x 60 Dream Cotton
http://www.quiltersdreambatting.com/


90 x 60 Soft and Bright Needled Polyester
https://warmcompany.com/


$10 Gift Certificate
https://www.appliquesquiltsandmore.com/


PDF Pattern
https://patternsbyjen.blogspot.com/


PDF Pattern
https://saidwithlove.com.au/


2 PDF Patterns
https://daybrookdesigns.com/


Thursday, July 29, 2021

It's a guy thing blog hop

 Never, ever procrastinate is a lesson I hopefully learned this week.    I wasn't sure what I was going to do for this hop, but Tuesday I hadn't thought of anything and thought I will deal with it on Wednesday, since that is my day off.


Instead of spending my day off in the sewing room, I spent it in the ER and having a gall bladder surgery done.  Not fun.     After the surgery we couldn't keep my oxygen level up, so they kept me overnight for observation.    I of course can't sit up for long periods of time. 


So, go visit these other bloggers and see the projects that they have done.   I will hopefully get some finished projects to blog about soon. 


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Christmas in July 2021




 Hi and welcome to my day of the Christmas in July blog hop.    This hop is hosted by the wonderful Sarah @www.confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com.  


 It has been so hot here, so thinking about Christmas maybe makes it a bit cooler in your mind, at least.   But, as you know, we need to start early on holiday gifts and decorations if we are going to get them done. 



Today I am sharing a fun table runner.    It is not done yet, as I have had some health issues and by the time I get off of work, I am totally drained. 



I am going to share with you how I made this runner.   It is so easy.   


For today's tutorial, I am using a pack of 2 1/2" strips.   


Cut your 2 1/2" strips into 8 1/2" strips.    The number depends on how long you want to make your runner.  


From a solid, cut 2 1/2" squares, again number depends on how many strips you do.   On my Christmas one I did 16 and it measures about 52 inches long.     Cut 1  9 1/2 in square and cut in half diagonally to get your starting and ending triangles.   You will cut 3 1/2 inch borders the length of your runner. 

To start, 

Separate your strips into 2 piles.    One pile will be short strips, and the second pile will have a square sewn to one end so it will be long. 

Take 1 short strip and sew along one short side of starting  triangle.   


 Sew a long strip onto the other short side of triangle.    



Repeat with sewing one short strip to the side you previously you sewed the first one to.    And the long strip to the other side.




   Your strips will not be the same length, but you will trim at the end. 


After it is to the length you want it, trim the edges even and add borders.    Trim, and make a quilt sandwich, I like my backing and batting to be a couple of inches bigger all around, and then I trim after quilting.   


The strips give you so many fun options for quilting.   Great place to practice a lot of designs. This is a quilt I quilted for a friend, with a similar kind of pattern, just to show you 2 ideas for quilting. 





Please check out all the bloggers and see what great ideas they shared.   We can all use great ideas right?   And it is never too late to start working on the quilt Sarah has designed to share with us.  

Wednesday, July 14th

Thursday, July 15th

Friday, July 16th
Jamie of L'Fair Quilts

Saturday, July 17th

Sunday, July 18th

Monday, July 19th

Tuesday, July 20th

Wednesday, July 21st

Thursday, July 22nd
Sandra of MMM Quilts

Friday, July 23rd

Saturday, July 24th
Joanne of Everyone Deserves a Quilt (Part 2)

Sunday, July 25th


Enjoy.   And as always I love to read your comments.    


Stat tuned as I am going to make a quilt using this pattern, and I will write up a quilt pattern and let you know when it is ready. 


Friday, June 25, 2021

Wow!!!! 2 finishes this week.

 Wow!!!! The world must be coming to an end.    Nor really, but I had 2 finishes this week.


Finish #1 YELLOW Brick Road this is a fun quilt to do.    



I did this quilt as a store sample for my local quilt shop for our beginning quilting class.  


I also taught it to my granddaughters, ages 10 and 8 via video chat thanks to all of the covid stuff.  





I have taught this class 2 times and have more classes scheduled.   


Pattern:. Yellow Brick Road by Atkinson designs. Fabric:. Waverly-.  Found this in a fat quarter bundle at Walmart.

Quilting:.  Done by me.    The body is a free motion meander and the borders were feathers inside an arc.  

Thread:. Isacord color 0170

Batting:. Warm and Natural.



2nd finish:

Corn Maze by Poppie Cotton





This is also a sample for my local quilt shop.    I will be teaching this one in August and September.  



This is a really fun quilt to make and I love the open areas for some fun quilting designs.     This quilt has various quilting designs, showing just how much fun you can have with it.    The background areas has feathers all over the place.    



The fabrics are a variety from my local quilt shop and thread is Isacord color 0170 and batting is Warm and Natural.   


Thank you for taking time to visit me today.    I hope to have another finish before the weekend is over.