Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Hunters star and Cornerstones

Hello Everyone,

 I've been busy in the sewing room this past week, it sure does feel good. I get some housework done, then head to the sewing room while the boys are outside.

 So I have finished the Hunters star quilt top. It measures at 48x48. I REALLLY wish that I had more of the fabric so that I could of made it larger, because I just LOVE it!

I added some of my very favorite line in the border, Sunkissed by Sweetwater (the orange swirly) and the gray butterfiles in another favorite, Kona Bay. I am still considering adding another border to it... I have to let it congentate ;)

So while that is brewing in the back of my head, I decided to get my Cornerstones quilt quilted up. A simple 9 patch made of flying geese and disappearing 9 patches that I came up with. I love playing with EQ and making different patterns.

The backing is a soft, black flannel I bought from Thousands of  bolts. It's wide backing, love buying from them!

 I've been trying to figure out how I wanted to quilt this quilt for quite a long time now. I started making it in the later half of 2015. This quilt is going on our bed, it will keep my sweetie warm for sure :)

Have a great Fourth of July!!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

And now for the fun part...

Hello Everyone,

I hope you've been enjoying your Summer... or Winter, depending on where you are... It's not too hot here yet, but the fire season has already started. BLAH!

So I've been playing with my hand dyed fabrics some more. I am finally at the fun part..

My little blocks are together, ironed and trimmed. So now I can start making the Hunters star pattern.

As you can see, I have this block in 3 different colors ways.

So sorry for the lousy photos, for some reason I am having a hard time photographing these particular blocks.

I have my plan all printed out, so now I can put these pretties together. I started out with 6 FQ's, so my quilt will not be too big, about 78x78 without any borders. Once I got these blocks together, I'll figure out what I want to do about any borders.

Hope you are enjoying your sewing room too!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

What I'm playing with

Hello Everyone,

It's a beautiful Spring day here in N. California. I am up high enough that it is still Spring and the heat of Summer has not descended upon us just yet.

In April, my dd and I went to a quilt show. I found this beautiful bundle of hand dyed fabrics from Always Unique Fabric.

I've never used hand dyes before, and if you haven't either, you may not realize that your 'solids' wont actually be a solid. They have this neat tye dye effect.

This one is the green color in the middle of the top picture, you can see the pinks and blues from the dying process. I think it adds a lot of interest to the fabrics.

 I have them all cut out. I'm going to do a Hunters Star design. I've never made one before but have always liked the design.

 This is just a FQ bundle, so unless I had some other fabrics, it will be a wall hanging or lap quilt. I haven't got it quite figured out yet :)

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Saturday, May 26, 2018


Hello All,

I just want to say a thank you to everyone who commented on my last past. Blogger is not playing fair a  lot of my comments never made it to my inbox. So if you didn't receive a reply from me, that is why. Either that or you are a non-reply commenter. And that goes for any of my blog posts that you've commented on and haven't recieved a reply from me.

But thank you everyone, your comments just made my day :) Have a great Memorial day weekend.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wish Upon a Star blog hop, my day

Hello All, and welcome to the Wish Upon a Star blog hop!! So glad that you could drop by. Thank you Carol for another great blog hop!

I had a bunch of triangles left over from this mystery quilt. (You can read more about it here.)

I really like these colors and so at the beginning of this year I pulled them out and started thinking about how I wanted to put them together. I knew I wanted to pair the colored triangles with the background triangles (especially as they were already together from when I cut them out!) and make some half square triangle blocks.

My sweet big Sis sent me a subscription to QuiltMaker magazine for Christmas last year. In the Jan/Feb 2018 issue was a pattern with a star block similar to this one in it.

 I thought it was a great pattern and decided to use the star, alternating it just a little,  and figure out an alternative block to go with it. I played with my EQ7 and came up with this block.

I was running out of the original fabrics. They are older lines and I couldn't find the black with flowers fabric that is the center of the stars. So I used these butterflies and flowers instead, along with a similar background fabric.

Put them together, added a few borders...

And I ended up with a 60x60 nice lap sized quilt.

I love the look of chain quilts, this would be great as a larger quilt too. It would show off the chain better.

Here's the back. You can really see the quilting I did.

Big loopy flowers in each of the blocks, and some swirly vines in between.

I am keeping it for myself :) I love the roses on the backing, and the colors on the front. Nice and in a house full of boys/men, my girl and I need some girly stuff ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to see the rest of the great projects for today's blog hoppers. To find a full list of blog hoppers, go see Carol.

May 22
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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Knee control and some quilting

Hello Everyone,

Recently, I asked my oldest son if he would change my foot petal on the sewing machine, to a knee control. My feet have issues and I often need to stretch my legs out and rest the feet more. So with a knee control, I can still sew and rest my feet. It's just a bar that you attach to the foot petal on the side of your sewing table. You push on one side of the bar, and it pushes on the foot petal with the other side.

Which means I've been getting some quilting done, yah!

I'm working on my hst quilt, I'm only going to show you a sneak peak, you'll have to come back on May 22nd to see the rest.

On May 22nd is my day on the Wish upon a star blog hop, hosted by Carol over at Just let me quilt.

Have a great day!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Lets bee Social

Hello Everyone,
I'm joining Lorna today, on Lets Bee Social. 

My youngest son just turned 6. About a month ago, I was getting him into bed, and he said "Mom, you haven't made me any quilts."

I laughed and said, "What are all these on your bed then? I see at least 3 quilts I made you."

His reply, " No, I mean the kind you hang on the wall and look at."

I had no idea he wanted a wall hanging. But I immediatelly thought of Lorna and her darling puppy pattern. 

Because Isaiah has a stuffed puppy that he plays with all the time, he can't go to sleep if Heart puppy isn't with him. He's had this puppy since he was 2, and he still loves it to pieces. 

So I bought some heart fabric and made a wall hanging to put above his bed.

I quilted bones in the blue part (sorry for the fuzzy photos).


Isaiah loves his wall hanging. Thank you Lorna, for so many cute patterns! And for having a linky party.
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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Small, smaller, smallest Blog hop

Hello All,

Welcome to the small, smaller, smallest blog hop, put on by Carol on Just Let Me Quilt.
 Thanks Carol, for another fun blog hop!

I took the words to heart and made three items, progressively smaller. I enjoy making new bags, and this blog post is devoted to a few of them.

This is my original purse pattern. I love this pattern, it has just enough pockets for me. It's not too small, but not large at all.

Here is the inside, a place for my wallet (in the first few purses' I've made like this, I put a zipper on the middle pocket for my wallet, but left it off this time), a few small pockets for a phone/cards/etc. and plenty of larger pockets for what-have-you.

I don't carry a lot around with me in my purse, so this is just perfect for me. I quilted the outside of it this time too :)

My next project is a sew together bag. This is such a great project bag!

I've made several of them, for friends and family. This time I finally made one for me. Isn't it colorful and fun!

I've stuffed mine full of embroidery stuff. I don't embroider a whole lot, but I do enjoy having a project around to sew on. Especially to Drs appt./etc.

And since I had a new purse, I certainly needed a new wallet :) My big Sis had this wallet, and I admired it, so she bought me a pattern. This is the Grommet Wallet, by Amy Barickman.

The original pattern has a strap to hold it together, but I don't like it, so I left it off.
Its very roomy, with plenty of space for cards. A place for bills, one for recipts and one for coins.

I hope you like my projects :) Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing what I made. Make sure to visit the other Ladies sharing this day with me.

March 8

Thanks again for stopping by, have a great day!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A New Year already...

Hello Everyone,

Wow, I can't believe it's been almost 4 months since I've posted here.  I hope there is someone out there reading my blog still :) I've been trying to be a better blogging since my youngest has been born, and that was almost 6 yrs ago already!! Just where has the time gone? It seems like it goes slow on a day to day basis, but then you look back and WHAM years have, again, I am hoping to be a better blogger this year.

Well, lets get to the quilting huh?!

I have joined a blog hop, hoping to keep it going and get more blogging done.

My day is March 8th. This is what I am working with:

Isn't it pretty! I love those roses.

I'm also working with these HST's, left over from a mystery quilt of Jess's, that I did a few years ago.

I added the two fabrics at the top of the picture above, plus had to find some more background fabric that was close to the one in the HSTs. And this is where I am at right now.

I'm calling it Starburst. I just love it :)

I had fun making Christmas gifts this last year. Although I don't have pictures of any of it! I made some big reading pillows, a backpack to carry a stuffed puppy around in :) plus a sleeping bag for said puppy, and a sew together bag filled with felt and embroidery stuff. In January I made a fun little bag for a friend. And started on StarBurst. So not a lot of sewing, but some, and that's ok :)

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