Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer, Almost

Well, the sock monkey quilt is finished and looks awesome! My daughter did most of the work and Momma is so happy she has a sewing girl in the bunch. She is learning and I hope likes it! She did a great job.

We also put together a banner with the little boys name to hang at the shower and maybe in the nursery. It was pretty fun and a learning experience for us both!
I have had several things in progress and I will show just a few.
The borders are not on yet but this was a Kaffee Fassett jelly roll that I have been hanging on to for over a year. I love it and finally had enough courage to cut into and CHOOSE a design. It still needs the borders but I love it already. I just love the brights.
This will be a baby quilt. Making it up as I go. I had some bright squares and a friend had done one like this and so I am trying to remember and put it together. I will show the finished later.
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Friday, May 16, 2014

School Days

Well, I bought some great fabric on sale on our weekend away and I have already put it ot good use. My old school bag that I carry my things in was just shredding. So I found some fun prequilted fabric on super sale on our weekend. I wanted the same size bag so I measured the one I had, looked at the construction and just copied what already worked for me. My husband cut up an old sign and I covered it with fabric for a tough hard bottom to the bag. I love it and feel good walking out in the morning with something new and fresh at the end of the year!
I even made a small bag with the scraps. I made a purse too. My machine is back from repair so I can get quilting on some of the quilts that are ready to go. Until next time....
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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Busy Weeks!

Last weekend 7 of us gathered in Byrne Texas and had a weekend of fun and sewing. These are my sewing buddies and we have shared the fun and joy of sewing for many years. Kathy and I are the original group starters and we have been sewing friends for over 30 years. How blessed I am ! We went to the Byrne quilt show and festival and saw some beautiful quilts hanging in the center of town. We were all inspired in many ways. We stayed up until way past midnight sewing and having fun. Thanks ladies for a wonderful weekend.

I took a stack of 5 inch squares and just started sewing them together. There is something very fun and therapeutic about just sewing squares together. here is my final result. It is lap size but I think I may add a few more rows.
I also had this one almost finished and it is one of my favorites. I have made it before and I already have some fabrics out to make another one. It is fast and fun, and I love that! The tutorial is here.

 I am currently working on 3 different things and have the blocks completed for 3 more small quilts and a new school bag. but those are not finished. I was also away for a few days this week because my youngest daughter graduated form Texas State University. So proud of my girls. Love them!
Happy sewing!