Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Friendship Stars

Angie at Quilting on the Crescent got me interested Quilty 365.  Quilty Folk is encouraging us to make one circle block a day for 365 days.  I didn't wanted to make circle blocks. I have wanted to make friendship star blocks for a long time so I decided to do stars instead of circles.  I started sewing stars on November 10.  I now have 23 blocks.  My friend Norece is making Road to Tennessee blocks.
I hope you will go to Quilty 365 and be inspired to join in the fun.

I have made one lime rainbow block and it will probably be the only lime block this month.  I don't have lime fabrics and I don't have time to make rainbow blocks.  I am gathering ideas for the rainbow challenge 2016.  I have not decided what blocks I will be making.  

Last evening my quilt friends and I had our Christmas gathering.  I made each one of them a thread holder and filled it full of candy,

Here is the link to the tutorial to make these thread holders.  These are quick and easy gifts to make.

I need to finish a quilt for a young man who is going through cancer treatments.

Have a sew fun day.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

November Already?

October was a very busy month.  We went to New Orleans to visit this little sweetheart for a couple weeks.

We went to the French Quarter a couple times.  While we were there New Orleans famous Cajun chef Paul Prudomme had died.  We watch the funeral parade.  Yes it was a parade.  There was a band following the hearse and people attending the funeral.  What an interesting way to celebrate some one's life.  We went into the church after the funeral.  It a beautiful church.
Cathedral - Basilica of St. Louis King of France

We left beautiful 80 degree weather to come home to temperatures in the 40's.  You got to love Ohio weather that one day it is warm and the next day cold.

I did managed to do some sewing in October.
Three baby quilts finished and delivered.
I did find time to make some brown houses for October rainbow challenge.  I also work on a UFO that has lots of brown fabrics.  I hope to have it finished before the end of the year.

Friday, September 25, 2015

More Oranges

My final orange projects for the month.  I was able to make one house block and two nine patch blocks.
Most of the month of September I have been sewing on this orange quilt.  No it is not a fall quilt or a Halloween quilt.   I needed a prayer quilt for a man quickly.  I found these black squares of fabrics and some orange, yellow, gold, and brown fat quarters.  Of course I had to use orange flannel for the backing.

I also finished two I Spy baby quilts.  The first one as I finished the quilt I gave it to a friend for a little one who was in the hospital.  I never got a picture of finished quilt.  I was going to give the quilt to someone else.  Now I am sewing on two more baby quilts.  I need them finished by the end of September.  So I think my orange projects are finished.  I wonder what color is next.  I guess we will have to go over to Angela to see the October color.

I am linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  There are always lots of lovelies to look out.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Quilty Orphan Adoption Giveaway

Cynthia Brunz at Quilting is more fun than Housework is hosting an orphan adoption.   

These "Be Attitudes" are orphans and need a home.  The blocks are ready to be appliqué.  I don't see my self finishing these blocks.  I would love for these blocks to find a good home.
I will send the pattern and the few scraps I have.  

Please leave a comment if you would likes these blocks.  I would love it if you finished the "Be Attidues" and donate the quilt to a charity.
  I will draw a winner on Tuesday, September  22.  I will pay shipping in the USA only.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

I Spy Orange And Snowballs

September brings a new color for the rainbow scrap challenge.  The new color is orange.  I did take time to make a couple orange house blocks.  I don't have many orange pieces of fabric.  I am sure I will find some more orange before the month is over.  If you want some inspiration go to Angela's rainbow scrap challenge.  I guarantee there will be lots of great orange things.

I made a couple more houses.  I now have a total of 35 houses.  I still need more houses before I have enough for a quilt.  Time to cut more blocks.

Last fall my friend Norece and I decided to make a flowering snowball quilt.  Norece made her quilt right away.  You can see Norece's quilt here.  I would make blocks and then put them away for awhile.  Well I finally finished the quilt.    Norece was kind enough to offer to quilt it for me.   That makes my quilt even more special.  It has been six years since I have made a new quilt for our bed.

All fabrics are Kansas Trouble.  I made an extra block for the label.
I Spy a baby quilt.
I need two baby quilts for gifts.  Here is one of them in progress.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Updates - August 23, 2015

Last fall I won Pat Sloan's Moda Love giveaway.  I won a fat quarter bundle, a jelly roll, and thread.  I made this quilt for a friend who is very giving.  These fabrics reminded me of her wonderful personality.  She is an inspiration because she always sees the positives in life.   She was very surprised and love it.

If you like this pattern.  It is  called Jenna.  You can find it at Shiner's View.  There is a tutorial there to make Jenna's quilt.  I think this pattern was perfect for these fabrics.

I have made a few indigo/black blocks for August.  I am using 1.5" squares to make the 16 patch blocks.  I have a few more ready to be sewn.  I have finally found a block I love to use my 16 patch squares.  This will be an on going project.

I have been making cancer hats.  I need to finish sewing the ones I have cut out so I can take them to the local cancer center.  They are fleece and it will be getting colder here in another month and I am sure they will be needed.  A friend gave me the brooches to add to the hats.

Monday, August 3, 2015

August Already

Normally the first of August is a crazy stressful time for me.  But I retired July 1.  My new stress is when can I sew all the quilts that are on my someday list.  Here are some of them that I have been sewing.
The tumbler quilt is now a flimsy.  It will be given to a veteran.  
This flimsy will be given to a friend who does many things for others. I love these Pat Sloan fabrics.
I am making progress on my rainbow house blocks.  Here are two houses using the August  rainbow color of indigo.  I haven't found any true indigo color but I am counting these as indigo.

I now have 30 houses.  I need many more house blocks to make a quilt.  It looks like I need some more purple, pink, and green houses.

I am finally sewing on my flowering snowball quilt again  Half the rows are sewn together.  I love this quilt.   I usually give quilts away but not this quilt.

Don't you love it?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Finishes and Reds

I have finally finished a gradation quilt and a wedding quilt.  Both quilts are late but hopefully they won't mind.  I need to get them delivered so they can be enjoyed.
The graduation quilt is an Irish chain.
The wedding quilt is a barn raising pattern.

Here are my REDS for this month's rainbow color.
Beads of Courage bag
Christmas Table Runner
This is the first four rows of a tumbler quilt of valor.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

I See Red

I haven't participated in Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015 for awhile.  The rainbow color for July is Red.  Mina at Kinda Quilty has inspired me to make more house blocks.  Last year I made some houses but I wasn't sure how I would finish them into a quilt.  Thanks to seeing Mina's house quilt I am determined to make a house quilt.
I now have 24 house blocks and need at least that many more.  Cutting more house blocks will be on my to do list.

I did have fun making this crayon holder.  The pattern is simple.  Thanks Sharon for the inspiration to make them.  I will make more for gifts.

I hope everyone has a Happy Fourth of July.


Sunday, May 24, 2015

H2H and Other Finishes

I have finished my quilt for Hands to Help Charity Challenge 2015.  This quilt is being sent to Happy Chemo.  Please take time to see all the quilts that will be giving to charities.
"You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.". By John Bunyan

Receiving blanket for a little girl
I got a new bag pattern.  Another Beads of Courage bag.

Nina is hiding from me because she keeps chasing Sherry.
Silly puppy.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Finishes in April

I finished this baby quilt the day Tessa made her arrival.  Her mom wanted pinks and browns.
I found this adorable basket to put the quilt in.  Two gifts in one.
Quilt of Valor top is the same pattern as the baby quilt.  The pattern is called Equally Fancy Quilt.  You can find the pattern at Moda Bake Shop.
I needed some little bags for gifts.  These turned out awesome.  A little difficult working with such small pieces.
Would you like a fabric basket filled with goodies for a gift?
This receiving blanket is for a coworker.  The yellow polka dots is cotton and the other polka dots is flannel.  A great summer blanket and a quick project.

Here are my two rainbow blocks.  Purple and Yellow.  May's color is green so I will have to see what I can find to make with green.