This is the last quilt, to meet my goal. And it is the last week of the year. Actually posting on the last day of the year, before going out to dance. This one is a UFO, about 3 + years old. It was all done but sewing on the binding. I saw a similar quilt in a quilt store. Mine wasn't as nice, and botched some of the quilting. I'm sure that's why I sat it aside. Done now.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Thursday, December 29, 2016
I started working on this quilt and # 52 week of Christmas and finished both christmas day. One of the first quilts that I ever made was a twin quilt with a bear in the bed and it was between 2 dinosaurs. I have made several baby quilts with just the bear, but not in a long time. I revivedthe pattern for a coworkers whose new grandson was just born and was named Bear.
I discovered that the yellow fabric had some small holes in it after has i started quilting it. Hence the toy bear I appliqued over them. I actually done this on the long arm frame. That was a nice save.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Or My tree skirt. I wanted something quick to make. I don't have a tree skirt and because the tree is kind empty this year. (We are doing a mid winter family trip for christmas instead of presents.), the tree needed the extra decor. With this one done, I'm only a week behind and only 3 quilts short of my goal. Next year my goal will be to clean my house. Ì don't think I'll be posting about that goal.
This quilt is called Tree Bells and is another UFO. I started this one 2 years ago and put it up because I had other christmas things to do. I had completed the prep work and about a 1/3 of the applique done before I quit. So it's finally finished.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Another UFO: an eye spy quilt. I'm not sure when I started this one (greater than 5 years ago,) or why I sat it aside half quilted and then misplaced it. I suspect that I needed my sewing machine for something else. This was the 5th eye spy quilt that I had made. So in my quest to complete my challenge, another UFO is no longer an UFO.
I completed this quilt in October. I haven't posted this one because it was a gift for a Co worker. (Also, I'm just behind posting). I found all the components on the Internet looking at the lovely quilts there. My friend had shown me s store quilt that had a tree, owl and a fox and ask if I could do that. This is my version.
Monday, November 28, 2016
A Winnie the Pool baby quilt. This is another UFO, I found while I was cleaning for Thanksgiving. It was almost completely finished. The binding was on the quilt and only needed to be sewn down. I don't know when I made it. ...more than 5 years ago. It could be dated by the design. The twist block was new when I made it. I can see that I have improved my skills since I started this one.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
I bought this kit at the quilt show in Paducah this year. Theirs was originally a wall hanging. I bought a little extra fabric to make it a lap size quilt. I decided that I liked it so much when i began making it that, I had to order more to make it queen size for my room.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
This year I set a goal to finish a quilt a week. The aim is to practice long arming and use some of the fabric that I have amassed over the years. I have a go to quick baby quilt that I should have made, but I decided to try something different. Over all I think it was a fail, but this is my last quilt to date. I am working on a really nice quilt fior my bedroom. I am still on target. I think though I might need to give up soon. My house is a wreck.
On 2nd thought, I think the quilt needs an applique on the right side. I'll have to think about it.
Monday, September 19, 2016
I found this scrap rail fence on the Internet and unfortunately I don't remember where, so I am unable to give the creator of this quilt pattern credit. If any one knows the creator, I'll be glad to credit . It was a fun quilt to make.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
I have been working on 2 quilts simultaneously. One had to be put aside while waiting on a fabric package to arrive. The other is a scrap quilt that I thought would be simple. However, the piecing requires more forethought than I had anticipated. I realized that I was lagging behind in my goal, so I made a quick quilt from fabric on hand. My go to quick quilt for a baby gift. I am now sign on target.
Another UFO, this has sat in my sewing room partially hand quilted for about 10 years. I think I didn't like the back is the reason I stopped quilting it. I took it on a rode trip in July and finished the quilting. This past week end I finished the binding on another road trip.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The fabrics for the top all came from my stash. I did buy the backing. I suppose that I could have, and should have use my fabric stash, but nothing seemed to right to me at the time. This is a baby quilt for a Co worker.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Sunday, July 31, 2016
This is a small quilt for a challenge. I decided that I would replicate my 7 year old grandson's drawing for the challenge. I had to use specific colors and this is the reason I changed the colors from the original drawing. He likes it.
This was an unplanned little quilt prompted by taking my grand daughter with me to the quilt store. She really wanted Duke and Max fabric to make a quilt. The deal was she was going to do it with my help.
She did piece part of the top with my assistance. I wanted her to try quilting with my long arm, but she lacked the confidence to try.
Monday, July 25, 2016
This is a repeat of a quilt that I made a couple weeks ago: Minecraft. The first was for my 7 year old grandson. When my 4 year grand son saw the blocks, he would ask to see them every time he came over. I just had to make one for him, too. I sewed along with: Minecraft Monday Sew Along to make both of the quilts. She had great tutorials.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Or My Row by Row Experience 2016. Last year was my first Row by Row. I had every intention of being the first to bring in my quilt to my local quilt shop, but that didn't happen. I decided that I would have to take vacation the first week of Row by Row to meet that goal. So this year, I realized that I would be doing some traveling and changed my goal: I set my goal to making a row from 8 different states.
We took the grand kids to Disney and along the way I got Florida and Georgia and then my home state of Tennessee. Then we visited an uncle in Wisconsin and on the way I also picked up Kentucky, Illinois too. Then we crossed the border țo Minnesota where I picked up 2 more rows: 8 rows and 7 states.
Last Saturday while visiting my local quilt shop (Stitchers Playhouse), I learned that no one had brought a quilt in yet. So I started stitching on Sunday and I finished this morning. I took my quilt to the shop. Unfortunately, a quilt was brought in yesterday. However, I got a consolation prize. A nice jellyroll. I feel like I accomplished my goal. Thank you Stitchers Playhouse.
I called my husband to tell him I didn't win, but I got a jelly roll as a consolation. He responded, "Save me slice"
Monday, July 18, 2016
I finished this one last week. It is an old UFO. Probably 10 years old. I have used it at Christmas time to cover a chair that held my small Christmas tree. I had not quilted it though. So when I was trying to decide what to work on next, I saw it in my closet. This was perfect. I am trying to complete a quilt a week and this almost completed quilt got me back on track.
Monday, July 4, 2016
This quilt is for my grandson's birthday which is the 7th. He will be 8. I also have blocks made for a second Minecraft quilt for my 4 year old grandson. I have been sewing along with the Minecraft Monday Sew Along to make these quilts. If you are interested in making a Minecraft quilt. You should check it out.http://thatlookslikeitneedsstitches.blogspot.com/p/minecraft-sew-along.html?m=1. Kelli s tutorials are easy to follow.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016
This Poinsettia wall hanging is a real old UFO. Maybe 15 years old. At the time I had made 4 of these wall hangings. I completed 3 of them and gave them as gifts. I guess I just never had a home for this one. I'm trying to complete a quilt each week, and being a little behind....I quilted this one. I finished the last 2 quilts this past week end and making my goal on target.
Monday, May 30, 2016
This baby quilt is a panel with serveral borders that I finished last week. I'm trying to complete a quilt, and I think I should actually be on my 22nd quilt this week. I have a couple of quilt tops that I made a few years ago. A wall hanging and a baby quilt. I hope to finish those this week end to get back on track.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
This is a miniature quilt, 23 x24 inches. I had visions of making several of these for gifts. After making the center area, I decided that making tiny quilts was not my thing. I was so traumatized that I put it down a couple years ago. I added the borders and finished it this week. I have a goal of completing a quilt a week this year. I have been out of town for the past 3 weeks. The last 2 UFO s helped me stay on track with my goal.
PS I really admire those who make miniature quilts.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
This is the quilt that I completed last week. I completed the spaceship baby quilt top a couple years ago, but I needed to find the backing. It was just a matter of taking it with me when I shopped. I kept forgetting, and then the quilt was forgotten. Not anymore. The backing is a red tone on tone with a swirly pattern.