Sunday, September 16, 2018

New and the Old

I am working on a new project.
I love these bright fabrics.



I finished quilting this one.
I made it with someone in mind.


Someone who has been a great example to me through 
a journey with cancer.



I took it to her only to find that her journey is not yet over.
She said it gave her hope that she could continue to fight.
We talked and cried about her life changing journey.
Sometimes, it not about the quilt,
but more about the visit that happens when you deliver the quilt.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

More green dresses


We made it through the wedding.
The dresses fit the girls
and the boys had ties to match thanks to their mom.


This may be my favorite shot from the wedding.


The kids had a marvelous time dancing/running  for hours at the reception.

We got back in time to start a new year at school.



I make time every night to work on this quilt.


It is almost finished.




Sunday, August 12, 2018

Dresses and Flowers


Five dresses ready for the wedding on Saturday.


These turned out pretty good.


I planted seeds with my Kinders last year.


And have looked at these all summer and 
remembered my little students.




Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sandwiching with Friends


I invited begged my neighbor to help me sandwich this big quilt.
Her husband volunteered to help.



I told Wes he had better come too.
He was a little uneasy sewing,
but he did a great job.



This is where he  is more comfortable.
And let me tell you,
we have had a lot of work this summer.
Blessing really.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Minky Backs


 When I made this quilt, 
I envisioned a bright pink minky back.

I found the minky
 (on Amazon and it is a nice minky)
and then I started reading about quilting it.
I also asked Google a lot of questions.

I settled on Dritz Basting Spray.


Then I put the top on and pinned it for good measure.



Everything I read said I had to do an all over pattern,
but I didn't want one.
This quilt is busy enough.

It worked out just lovely.
I was pretty excited about it.



Then I decided to bind with minky.
Not a great idea. 

I will remember next time.





Monday, July 2, 2018

Making a big Quilt

I need to make a big quilt for a wedding present.
I don't have a lot of time.

This first thing I did was cut out the pieces.

Am I the only one who uses tally marks to cut out 100's of pieces? 


Then I spent 2 days and made 90 blocks.



My next step was laying it out.
That turned out to be a problem as my space for that was filled with 18 sewing machines.

I finally found a place to lay  it out.



I am planning on sewing rows this after noon.
I look to future and know, 
I have to keep moving on this one.


I am also sewing little girl dresses.
This needs a couple of buttons,
which I need to find.


It has been a busy week at the sewing machine.



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Sweet Summer


I love summer in Idaho.
Things start to grow and turn green.


I started my Wednesday tradition of sandwiching a quilt.
I love, love, love, working on this one.




I finished this one.
I have one more that I am going to machine quilt.


Have a good one.

New and the Old

I am working on a new project. I love these bright fabrics. I finished quilting this one. I made it with someone in mind. ...