Sunday, November 29, 2015

12 inch blocks

After cooking for a couple of days this week,
I finally sat down and thought,
'Hey, I have time to sew.'

I finished up these blocks for a quilt for my quilt group.

I found this block in a magazine.
It said 12'' so I thought it must mean 12 1/2, 
but no, it really meant 12.

I really like this disappearing 4 patch.
I am going to use a charm pack  next.

And because snow is pretty to look at,
here is a picture of our Thanksgiving day.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

socks and bibs

I found myself with a little time this week,
so I made this for my son.

I know that I could go buy one,
but sometimes, I have more time than money.

My mom used to make the coolest bibs.
Since the grand kids come over to eat every now and then, 
I wanted to make one.
The last time I made one was 18 years ago.

I was trying to remember how
and considered asking my mom.
Then I decided that I could figure it out.

It took a few minutes,
but I figured it out.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Christmas Sewing

Every year I think I won't do any Christmas sewing,
And every year I do it.

I found these cute little dogs, 
and made a bag for them.

I finished these and they should be in the mail 
by the 1st of December, for the countdown. 

I used to make my daughter the most beautiful doll cloths.
As a matter of fact, I have been making them since I was a teenager.

So I made some for my grand daughter.  
I still love making them.

I can't imagine a better way to fill my time.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Keeper

I started putting my 56 squares together and 
noticed that it was going to be bigger than I had anticipated.

When I was done, I couldn't really see it.

So, when my daughter came home and I showed her,
she took a picture for me.

Oh my, I also didn't anticipate that I would love it this much.

It's a keeper.  

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 t...