Friday, October 24, 2014

Fun Friday!

The kids at school get Fun Friday , so I guess I do too. My sewing buddies and I headed to Austin to a quilt shop, Sew Much More, to see Jenny Doan! Oh my, it was just so much fun! Jenny was so entertaining and had so many great ideas. It was a wonderful fun Friday!

I also had some finishes. I quilted up 2 quilts. The big star I finished a couple weeks ago with the fishes on it is done! I quilted some swirly things on it to look a little like waves. I also used a blue fabric for the binding that kind of looked like water, perfect! Easy, Fun, Done! the way I like it.

I also finished the one full of squares. Just a simple stipple and I had a bunch of leftover binding already cut and once again, Easy, Fun, Done! Lovely week. I also made a cute little costume for my baby girl- Pebbles! I will show that next week. Yabba-Dabba Doo.
I love to see them stacked up!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Heading into Christmas

I couldn't resist making another fun bag. I am seriously thinking I might need about 10 more. they are so fun and quick to make.

I also found a small pile of Christmas scraps and just put them together for a quick table runner for my daughter. I quick quilted it up. Done! Yeah!
In the process of digging out the bag of Christmas scraps. I found the remaining piece of fabric from many years ago. I made Christmas dresses for all 3 of my girls. Different patterns but using the same fabric along with black velveteen. I thought it might be fun to make that quick ten minute table runner from the leftover piece. A small remembrance each year of when they were little.

As I continued to dig I found some remaining blocks from a Christmas quilt that never made it into a quilt so off I went and put them together. This weekend I can quickly quilt it up and all 3 girls just might get a little Christmas goodie.
The rest of my weekend was spent underneath a pile of string scraps and it sure was fun but messy. I have a total of 60 squares done but will save the remaining 60 for another long weekend. Very satisfying.
 Next weekend I am off to Austin to see Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Co. and the weekend after that is Houston Quilt festival. I am just so excited for all the quilt fun.
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Scrappy Week!

I decided I was being over run with scraps. I had been collecting piles of squares from projects and the piles were just getting too high. My first pile was a bunch of flannel squares and they went into a quick and scrappy blanket. I will most likely just give it away to someone or donate. Not the most beautiful but soft and warm just the same
I also had a nice pile of regular squares and so off I went with all of those. There is something very calming about just sewing squares together. It is a nice lap size. Christmas is coming and I am thinking it will find a home somewhere.This one will need to be quilted up so it can go on the pile. There are about 6 there already! Oh my!
A few weeks ago I put together this fun wall hanging for my middle daughter. The 5 of us draw names every summer and we have to MAKE something for them for Christmas. We started this when the kids were little and it is the most fun thing every year. The girls just LOVE it and the preparation and thought behind each gift is lovely. We exchanged names in June and my middle daughter is settling in on her own in an apartment. I will also make her a few other things for Holidays. But I used up a bunch of scraps to make the border on this fun Halloween panel. It's so cute!
Lastly, after looking at blogs again, I was inspired again by Jasmine at Quilt Kisses and made a cute bag from Jens  tutorial, using up MORE scraps. I love it and I know will make several more before Christmas.  My scrap pile should look smaller but not really. I started a string quilt as well and I am working on those blocks this weekend. WooHoo!! Let's make a mess!
Looking forward to diving in!
I never work this messy except on a string quilt. Yippee! Happy Weekend!
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Friday, October 3, 2014


I love having the inspiration from other bloggers, websites, pictures and posts on the web. I am often inspired by Jasmine over at quilt kisses and this next one is inspired from the star quilt she made recently. I decided to make mine a little scrappy since most of my pieces were just not quite right. I love it! It is the large version of the baby star I made last week. Thanks for the inspiration! Its about 60 by 60. I'm not sure if I should add a border or not. I used up a bunch of scraps and that makes me happy. There are lots of fish on the quilt so maybe my daughters in laws that fish a lot might get it for the boat on those cool days.
I had some leftover sock monkey fabric and I bought a little more in Ohio this summer so off I went again. The never ending string of sock monkey quilts. 2 more!

I have a baby shower this weekend and I showed the little pink elephant quilt. I looked at the scraps and put together a small envelope bag, big enough to carry a diaper and some wipes. No more scraps!
I also made her a sweet little flannel blanket and burp cloth to match. I really like it!

I have lots of quilting to do and I am now inspired to make some drawstring bags from Jasmine! so much to sew and so little time. Looks like another late Friday night sew date!
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