Wednesday, January 28, 2015

All Squared Up

Little tiny squares too precious to toss...
1 1/2" unfinished....
make lovely pincushions.

They also work for coasters.

2 1/2" squares that were GOING to be a simple table topper
are NOW in line to be a new seat cover in MY SEWING ROOM.
:)

Can you see that little square RIGHT above my watermark???
An OLD, old piece that says I LOVE YOU!

Oooh! I love little scraps of fabric!

LOTS of little squares!!!
FOUR different sizes here wait to be chosen.

Berry basket was made using THIS method...
but a bigger size.

Don't be fooled.
I have little DRAWERS for every size.
This only represents the CURRENT bits and pieces I've cut
out of leftovers as I go along.

A simple table topper to add to my GROWING
stack of  auction items.
This one needs some hand quilting...
Don't you think???

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday Making

It's Monday!
What are you working on this week?
There's a link up today if you want to share!
:)

I'm plotting and planning.

Two more quilts to go for the graduating high school seniors
and a SEWING DAY Friday
with friends to get some done!

I now have a plan.
All I have to do is WAIT.
Waiting is the hardest part.

Top quilt will be modern and yellow.

This quilt will use up some more SCRAPS!

I will NEVER run out of those!!

It's for a boy.
I think making a quilt for a boy...
a teenage boy...
Is the hardest kind of quilt to make!!!

Your turn.
Are you in the middle of something fun?
Does not have to be quilting.
Maybe you're trying a new recipe?


Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Finish

I was able to sew this week!
Digging through scraps and sewing little strips together
suits me JUST fine.
;)

This little vintage strip here is really the inspiration for the whole quilt.
That  ONE little tiny, PRECIOUS scrap
DROVE this quilt.
LOVE all that color.

Mid week....when I was working away at sewing strips together
I recieved another LITTLE bunch of vintage fabric
and it contained JUST the RIGHT blue
to fill this quilt out.

BELIEVE it or NOT...
I have PLENTY of fabric here...
but cutting into yardage kind of defeats the purpose
in a little scrap quilt like this!

Crazy logic???

This polka dot backing is just perfect.
I'm a frugal quilter.
This polka dot was a sheet in it's former life.
OOOh!
I love giving cotton fabric a second LIFE!!

Strips/strings used in this quilt were 10" tall
and in the top row they are 7" tall.
You might also notice I pieced some strings.
Can't let ANYTHING go to waste!
:)

Quilt measures 40"x44"

Have a great weekend friends!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday Making

Little orphans are becoming
Little quilts at my house these days.

I received quite a few orphan blocks 
a couple of years ago (has it been that long???)
and I'm STILL working at getting them 
Finished UP!

Most of them became charity quilts...
but I few blocks didn't quite FIT in.
These little quilts will be part of an auction.

They will be the centerpieces at a retreat/conference.
We'll eat our meals around these pretty little quilts.
:)
Thanks go to all the SWEET quilters
who sent me these lovely gems.

My goal is 12.
I'm up to 6
and I have until April.
Yeah! I think I"ll make it in plenty of time!
Although.....as you can see....
these guys are not DONE!
Knowing ME....
I'll wait until the very last minute to get the bindings on.
At that point I will have to DIG again to FIND
the right fabric!!!!
LOL!

I love all of them!
These table toppers would also make GREAT doll quilts!

Some of these little quilts are STRETCHING me.
I learned how to add PRAIRIE points!!!
It's always a good thing to LEARN something new.
;)

This is for when I'm NOT at the sewing machine.
I'll make a little progress today while I sit 
and watch Downton Abbey on PBS...  :)

The kids have been wearing the HATS I gave them for Christmas!
Made me want to make some MORE.
;)

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Patchwork Pillow

This pillow happened because I wanted to do something with ties.

I envisioned a QUILT...
but one thing led to another...
and it became a pillow instead!

I love it.

I STILL might make that QUILT I was dreaming about....
:)

This pillow used some old ties,
Some old gray cotton I had on hand
and
it includes lots of hand stitching!

LOVE using UP.
LOVE hand stitching.
LOVE small projects.






Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday making

I needed something new.....and small....to hand quilt. 
I found it!!
My bag of old ties got some sunshine today. Isn't it a great feeling to use old unwanted fabric to CREATE???
The fun decision now is black or red perle cotton?????
Both?????
This little quilt will probably become a pillow. ;)