Friday, September 27, 2013

3 Friday Finishes

  Well, I felt stuck a few weeks ago. I just didn't know what to do next. Not enough yardage for one project, not the right colors for another, not enough variety for one and not enough white for another, Sheesh! well, thank goodness those days are over, and I am back in the swing of things. I started with a simple, quick and easy small strip quilt and moved on. Not too crazy about this one, but it got me rolling again. It is a small baby size.

I have always wanted to do another zig zag quilt and my daughter helped me put these fabrics in order and off I went. I love this one. It is a nice lap size. I got this design from A tutorial at Myquiltinfatuation. Thanks so much. I love it and may have to make another.
I had the blocks done for this one and showed them in an earlier post, but I finally got them put together into this queen size. I am going to the Houston Quilt Festival in a month so I am sure I will find some matching fabric for borders while I am there. 

So, overall I got some nice things accomplished!
My sewing friends gathered in MN this weekend and I was unable to join them so I will sew in solidarity with you all! I cut out a Christmas quilt tonight and got started on that. I am sure you will see the Friday finish on that one next week. Cheers my friends and happy sewing.
Linking up to crazy Mom quilts

Thursday, September 26, 2013


       So I decided to be brave and try my hand with sewing together a "slab" of fabric. In a previous post you can see the blocks I made for my daughter. I am making her a queen size quilt for Christmas and I just love the bright and cheery fabrics.  I had plenty of little pieces as you can see. so I put them together using the "slab" method in Amanda Jean's book Sunday Morning Quilts. I love the book and her blog Crazy Mom Quilts.
I am pretty happy with the results. The pieces were pretty small but I have some nice chunks to make some matching pillows for her quilt. I am ready to try this method again, only with pieces that are a bit bigger.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Square Friday finish.

  So this Friday is a square finish and a friend finish. I have been slowly working on some blocks for a queen size quilt for Christmas. well, I finally got my squares all finished. Only 88 of them. I think! I just kept forgetting how many I needed and had to keep recounting. I just love the fabrics. I bought them in Ohio this summer in June and have been working on them in between projects. The blocks are now finished so I need to get the top put together,Ah, the next finish.  A friend popped in tonight with 19 burp rags pinned together and all I needed to do was sew them! Imagine that, just sew! Well, they got finished and they were as cute as could be. It was a long week at school and I had some very tired nights, so this Friday finish was a tough one. I need to get another project started! Happy sewing. Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Sedona Sunrise!

 I love this quilt, but then again I love most quilts. I bought this fabric this summer in Sedona. I posted a picture earlier. It is the watercolor fabric by Mary Fisher. I Made it up into a lap size quilt and it just smiles at me! I am so happy with how it turned out.

 My sister in law requested a queen size quilt for an auction. One that was pretty neutral. I wish the pictures were clearer. The colors look so blah in the picture but they are nice clean tans and blues and beautiful dark greens. I did some serious ripping on this one. I quilted with a cream color thread since the center background is cream but halfway through realized I hated it on the dark green border. So, I ripped out the borders and quilted them in a dark green to match. Ahh, so much better.  I wish I had more ideas for the quilting part of it. I just stippled the whole thing because a queen size is tough to maneuver on my machine. But, no worries, my class at quilt festival in November is all about that. Yay!
 Some leftover strips made it into the backing just for fun. And what fun it was! Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts, my favorite place!