Friday, June 30, 2017

Good things come in 3's

I made 3 quilts this week with the same pattern. The same pattern I have used.....I don't know how many times. It is a Shabby Fabric pattern. "Easy as 1,2,3 and ABC" It is my go to when I need to reduce my stash, a gift, or a quick quilt.  I have used it for all the teacher baby quilts at my school. I don't even know how many times I have made it and it has been made in every size from baby to king. A teacher who  worked with left our school a year ago and she had twins, a boy and a girl. I decided to make her some quilts and when I got cutting for the pattern I just kept going.
 The baby girl quilt is completely done and I think I squeezed the last of my favorite scraps in here. Yes , you have seen these fabrics before. I also added the last few pieces to the other pink top I made.
The boy version is ready to be quilted and will be finished soon. I only bought the border for the boy quilt, everything else was leftover in my stash. That makes me happy!!!
As you can see below. I LOVE pink and green. I started cutting pieces and just kept going. My intentions were to make a lap size but I just kept finding fabric and.... it turned into a twin. Oh well, I am hoping to get this one quilted up this weekend as well. I used up lots of stash!  So, three quilts,, same pattern.. easy...quick..great late night sewing with a movie!
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Friday, June 23, 2017


My sister asked a few weeks before I went up to Ohio about a queen size quilt. She was looking for one for herself. She wanted dark colors. WooHoo. I had some dark colors in my stash from long ago. I had a chance to use them up since I am a bright color girl! Off I went. Since I had a small amount of time I took the easy pattern AGAIN! Was not sure I liked it but it turned out OK and she was pretty happy. I finished at the last minute so I only got a couple pictures before it went in the suitcase.
 It really is prettier in person. I used a lovely copper thread to quilt it and that was nice.
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Soap Time!

I will veer from my quilts for just a bit. I learned to make my own homemade soap about 4 years ago and have not turned back. It is another fun thing that feeds into my desire to live clean and healthy wherever I can. It is wonderful on the skin and I know all the ingredients. No detergents! I taught my sister to make it a couple years ago and she is hooked as well. We made 9 double batches last summer and this year we made 11. We also went to a soap conference in Cleveland and learned a lot. I am thinking I might have a business going when I retire! Hmm. What do ya think about that one! Everyone that uses my soap loves it, so why not start selling some.  we shall see. anyway, here is a sample of what we made.
 This is a lavender swirl. My middle daughter is getting married this December and I will use a nice bar of soap and some home made lotion "from our shower to yours" as a favor. here are the first of the bars. They smell divine!
The 2 dark ones on the left are the manly man soaps. My husband LOVES it, and so does my son in law.  Barber shop and Deep Amber Musk. Its hard to see but they are swirled in light and dark brown, and light and dark green, with spirulina powder which is thought to be wonderful for the skin. Of course the pink and green is the girl soap.  there were 7 other beautiful big batches. Not sure which one to use first when they are done curing.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Feel the Force!

My daughter has a very good friend from college expecting her first baby. Both she and her husband are Star Wars super fans. So, my daughter thought it would be fun to make her a Star Wars quilt. She bought the fabric and off I went. She originally wanted a design with squares in it but I thought it would hide the great pictures in the fabric. So, I kept the pieces intact and went from there. I am really feeling the force and so was her friend. It turned out pretty cute. A bit bigger than a baby size but that is good too. I used the leftovers to piece the back.  I was lucky to snap a few pictures before it ran out the door!!

I also made a couple easy and quick dresses for my sweet little girl.
 Her brother had a Sesame Street birthday party so I made this one with Abby on it from the show. I made the shorts and t shirt for brother too.