Saturday, July 22, 2017

Graduation Quilt Complete

Big Nines for my nephew.
Original Post when it was just a flimsy here with link to Amanda's tutorial

Adding a few with the garden.  These flowers are really vibrant.  The picture doesn't do them justice.
Here by the pumpkin patch
There's a pumpkin runner on the berm and you can see the vegetable garden boxes.  We were so amazed by how these plants flourished this summer.  After we planted them last September, they were cut down and mulched in the late fall and covered with 2 feet of snow in the winter.

You can just see the biggest pumpkin still dark green hiding beneath the leaves.  There are several other smaller ones.
Here's some delicious zucchini, fresh from the garden, sliced, egg washed, floured, sauteed, and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

One more of the garden boxes and berm.  Zucchini on the left.  We haven't got any red tomatoes or bush beans yet but got an Anaheim pepper and made some salsa!

Happy Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by.
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Keepsake Christmas Quilting and Pinners Con

Watching Hallmark Christmas movies while Christmas sewing in July is one of the best things!
One goal is to make a Keepsake Mini Quilt for a drawing to give away in my best friend's class.
The class will be presented at Pinners Utah this November.  I went with her last year and it was great fun with lots of classes to choose from and all kinds of vendors and even free stuff!  It's a great Girls weekend! 
Here's a link if you want to find out more and get the discount code.
This little framed quilt has a fussy cut 6 1/2" center.

Needs another red border.
This one has a patchwork center with Christmas village scenic borders.
The patchwork squares are 2" (1 1/2" finished) with 3 1/4" fussy cut borders.  It finishes a little over 12" square.

 It was fun pulling out the Christmas fabrics and getting in the Christmas spirit!
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Show Off Saturday

Thursday, July 6, 2017

God Bless America, Land that I Love!

A couple days late, but I love to keep my Americana decor out into August anyway. 


It's always nice to finish, but three finishes is triple the wonderfulness!
I started this a year or two ago.  (And have another one partially finished)
All it needed was quilting and binding.  I'm going to add little red heart buttons to the star centers.

I used the free Craftsy single layer binding tutorial but increased to 1 3/8" for the width on the dark blue one and it was better.
Let Freedom Ring!

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation and Crazy Mom Quilts

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Independence Day Mini

Celebrating a holiday is just a little nicer when you can sew something and put out some handmade creations!  I have quite a few patriotic UFOs but still chose to start something new!  I just gotta do it!
I often make two thinking it isn't much more trouble to make another at the same time.  And it isn't, but definitely I'd probably have less UFOs if I only made one thing at a time.

I just have to finish appliqueing 3 more stars and then I should be able to finish them both up before the 4th!  I can hardly wait to put it on the little quilt stand!

This is my version of a connecting threads pattern and they also have a quilt kit.
12in Treasures - Flag Kit
click the link above for the pattern and/or the kit
And here's a little sneak peak at a gift I'm making with charm squares

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Busy Hands Quilts

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Big Nines

When I saw Amanda's Big Nines last week, I thought it would be a great quilt for my nephew who is graduating from high school.


Hers is a big 9 patch with 9 blocks but I needed this one to be bigger so it's 4 blocks across and 5 down


The blocks are 15" unfinished so finished the quilt will be about 58 x 73"

Here's Amanda's.  She has a tutorial.

Linking up with Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Little Pink Purse

My daughter asked me to make a little pink purse for her little neighbor girl who likes to visit and play with her chihuahua, Sammy.
Here it is and I even had a little dog charm on hand and attached it to the handle.
I made a tutorial in case you'd like to make one for your little girl.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Scrappy Purple and green table topper in Progress


I found 10 scrappy UFO blocks and the purples and greens made me enthusiastic to figure out what to do with them so....

I sewed a 9 patch then...
I cut a square of purple about an inch bigger than the 9 patch and cut that square diagonally twice to make the corner square triangles.



Now I'm wondering if I should add some borders and make it larger

This green and maybe another purply?
If you want to make some of these blocks, here are some cutting instructions.
The small square is 3 1/4", the borders are 1 7/8" (once sewn together you get a 6" square).
The bordering triangles are made from a 7 3/8" square and then cut diagonally twice (Cut one square for each block).  Randomly border each side with a contrasting triangle (the resulting block is 8 1/4"). 


Linking up with Freemotion by the River, Crazy Mom Quilts, and Busy Hands Quilts

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Hour Glass Trellis Quilt Top

Just finished flimsy waterfall backdrop.
What a difference a day makes.
Yesterday there was a snowstorm and today it's sunny and nice.





The parent squares are 12 1/2" sewn diagonally and cut to get 2 HSTs.  Then iron open hst.  Place two different HSTs rst and again sew and cut on the diagonal to get an 11 1/2" unfinished hour glass blocks.  Sashing is 2" strips.

Here's yesterday's snowstorm.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pastel Bunny Mini Quilt with some instructions

Easter Mini Wall Hanging with a little patchwork and a little applique.
All finished!

Some of the fabrics even match this little table runner I made a few years ago.
I embroidered on some eyes for the bunnies and chicks and some bows on the bunnys' necks and on the easter basket.  I used all 6 threads.
I added some machine free motion quilting on my domestic machine.
I'm going to add another line of embroidery between the bunny and basket and between the basket and chicks, like I did below the pink bunny.

Finished size is 12 1/2 x 14 1/2"

Supplies needed
Light weight heat and bond
embroidery floss
batting and backing 12 1/2 x 14 1/2"
(1) 8 1/2 x 10 1/2" background
(22) 2 1/2" squares for the border
matching scraps for the appliqued bunnies, chicks, basket and eggs

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Eagle Medallion Finish and Quilt project for Teddy

Infatuation I was able to present a finished quilt to honor my coworker at her retirement party.
I probably shouldn't say so, but I love how it turned out.
 The idea for the quilt design began because she and her family are patriots.  Her husband served in the Navy and her son is currently serving in the Navy in some kind of special operations.  
The eagle is special because a few years ago, as she was hiking up Mission Peak in Fremont, she snapped a photo of an eagle and to this day has that as her cover photo on her phone.  (The quilt should be displayed with the feet of the eagle down)
My grandson, Teddy (Theodore) is 20 days old.  I'm still working on just the right project for him
This is the crib bumper I was working on, but stopped since crib bumpers aren't recommended.
  Now I'm trying to decide whether to make it into something else like a quilt.  I think I could cut it apart and sew pieces of the vertical striped fabric to connect the pieces and then requilt those areas, but I don't feel very enthusiastic for now anyway.
So I started making granny squares with some 2" squares.


The bunny center is fussy cut from some Tasha Tudor RJR fabric I love.  (blurry --I really need a new camera)

Squares finish at 7" unfinished.


This unfinished quilt is for Thea, a little baby born to a coworker a few days after Teddy was born.  I think I can get it loaded on the quilting machine soon.



It will be cute with the prairie point border, especially if I can get a better camera!  Looks much better in person than in these photos.

 Teddy's parents took him to a work picnic but it seems kind of cold and blustery out so hopefully they'll get home soon.  Thanks for visiting.  Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation and Crazy Mom Quilts


P.S.  I have a little hole in my heart for my dear Riley, only 2 1/2 years old, lost last Friday to mouth cancer.  I hope to greet her in heaven some day and hug her tightly.