Sunday, October 16, 2016

I feel Fall Coming

Well, this journey started at a Senior Centers quilt show in Malad Idaho.

I saw it there and have wanted to make my own ever since.

I took my time.

In fact, I'm not done, 
but I have some other things to take care.

When I see the leaves change,
it reminds me that I have Christmas projects that need finished.

So, I will wait to put the border on this quilt
and finish some projects.

Like this one.
I'm so happy I don't have to cook this year,
I'm giving this one to my sister, the cook.

Enjoy the season.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Last Row

I finished the last row!!!
I am going to put it together next week,
but I am going to wait until after I finish some Christmas projects 
to put the border on it.

We took a drive this week.
I stopped at this quilt store in Afton Wyoming.
Very nice people there.

The colors were changing.

But I loved this naturally distressed look
of a building near the railroad tracks 
in Bancroft Idaho.

I love Fall.

Sunday, October 2, 2016


I had time to sew the baskets yesterday.

I thought I was done, 
when I realized that I was one short.

I really wanted a gray one.

I love it.

I only have one more row to go.
The flowers.
I am scared to look and see how many 1 1/2 inch squares I get to cut out.

I can't wait to see a finished product.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hand Quilting

I have been working on quilting my big quilt.
Thee is an awful lot of white.
I finally decided to quilt it so it would replicate the pattern on both sides.
I mark it with masking tape.

I have learned to mark small amounts at a time.
It is going to work.

Have a happy day.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Caught Up

My daughter and her husband came for a surprise visit last weekend.
I didn't get any sewing done,
but I did pick out fabric for the houses.

So yesterday, I was piecing them together
and I realized that they were speaking to me.

The pink house:  The house my granddaughters live in.
The cherry house:  our time in the lovely Linden California

House with flowers on the roof:  my flower garden
Yellow house:  It looks just like the farm house we lived in in Linden.
The Gray house:  well it didn't speak to me, but I still like it.

I even got caught up yesterday.
I made the spools. 
They were kind of fun.
By far the simplest row in the book.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Scrappy Happy

I love scrappy quilts.
I guess my definition of scrappy
is a quilt that I made out of my stash.

That being said,
I got this basted yesterday.
It qualifies as scrappy under my definition.

I found this backing from
Connecting Threads.
I love it and it couldn't be more perfect.

I finished this scrappy quilt earlier this week.

 I love it.
I must admit that
while I was making it,
I didn't know if it was going to work.

And to be honest,
I just couldn't see it.

But it does work and I have already used it.

That being said,
I didn't get a row of my new scrappy quilt done this week.
I'm hoping to get one done tomorrow.

Because Labor Day, 
should be used for a labor of love.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Smitten with these Mittens

I love the way the mittens turned out.
I had been thinking that they might be easier than some of the other rows,
You know, because they have a big piece of fabric in them.

I was wrong.

There were 92 little white pieces.

That includes 20  one inch squares.
-which is the norm for a row of this quilt-

But they were worth it.