"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says...."Oh crap! She's up!" Unknown

Monday, July 21, 2014

Design Wall Decisions

I have a decision to make!

The Shot Cottons have arrived to be used as the 
Setting Triangles for my
Striped and Dotted quilt.

Which one do I use?
I like them all!!

Here are the three choices...

I am leaning toward the green,
but really like the blue, too.
The burgundy is probably my least favorite of the three.

Hopefully I will be inspired soon so I can get this
top sewn together and off of my
Design Wall!

I have been working on my
Wool Classic Santas
and have added three more to the 
"Finished Bin."

The wool gives these such dimension
and is easy to applique.

The last four Santas are prepped
and ready for stitching.

I finished prepping this last one
after I took the photo of the other three.

These five have been finished and are waiting for
the others to join them.

I need to start thinking of the design for the quilt.
The pattern has pieced blocks along with the 
Santa blocks, but I'm not wild about that design.
It will be fun to plan the layout.

Please visit Patchwork Times
to see what others have on their Design Walls.

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Second Baby Quilt...

...finished this week!
I have had this top finished for 
some time, too, and 
FINALLY basted and quilted it this week.

(I need to free up my Design Wall!)
This quilt was made with a
Charm Pack and a Jelly Roll.

Love all of the bright colors together.

This is larger than I usually make my baby quilts,
but I didn't want left over blocks.

I had this yellow pin dot fabric for the back in my stash.

With all of the pink, it will be for a girl,
so I added this cute flower fabric binding.

Just need to add the label and it will be 
donated to my church.

Happy Quilting!

Friday, July 18, 2014

It's Beginning....

...to look like a

I had A LOT of time to knit this past week
(And trust me when I say I would have much rather been 
doing something else! Almost anything else!)

progress has been made on my sweater!

The shoulder seams have been sewn together,
the bands have been added all around the sweater,

And the bands down the front are complete.

After looking at it like this, I am not thrilled with how
the colors fell for the front bottom bands.
The silver/gray color really stands out.
I would have to take out the button band before I could
remove and redo the bottom band, though.
I'll have to live with it for a bit and decide.

Next is the collar!

The Afterthought Heel was added to this sock
and the second heel is back on the needles,waiting
to be finished.

It was a productive knitting week!

Please visit Patchwork Times to see what others
have been knitting.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Finished Baby Quilt

A few months ago my husband
asked that I make a baby quilt for a 
co-worker of his.
The co-workers wife is due in August.

The top has been finished for a couple of months
and now it is quilted and bound...
ready for delivery!

To quilt this one, I used the #4 stitch on my Bernina,
with a stitch length of 3.0.
It's so cute with the chevrons.

I love the big polka dot backing.

I've posted this to
"Whoop, Whoop Friday!"

Happy Quilting!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Waiting for Solids...

This week finds this quilt
still in progress...

I've ordered a few solid
Shot Cottons
to see which color will be used for the 
Setting Triangles.
I wish I had a local shop that
carried a good selection of
Kaffe fabrics...
or maybe not??
(I'd be in there A LOT!!)

While I wait for my order to arrive,
I've been playing with some
tiny HST's left over
from a quilt I made a few years ago.
I knew I had these, but didn't remember
how many I had!

The fabric is a Minick and Simpson line
from a few years ago.

The blocks will be 4" squares when finished.

Waiting to be sewn together.

Maybe I'll call this little mini
"Half Squared Fun."

More to play with yet!
I'm running out of designs for HST's...

Visit Patchwork Times to see what others are

Happy Quilting!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Knitting progress

This week I have three pieces
finished for my Sweater!
they are blocked!!

The neck decrease on the left front piece
Gave me fits!
I still don't know if it's been
knitted correctly,
but it looks okay...
there is a decrease.

Next is to sew the shoulder seams together and
then knit the side panels.

I might have a sweater by fall!

Visit Patchwork Times to see what others
are knitting.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

More Mini Finishes...

These little toppers were made from the
pile of HST's I found in a box.
I have NO IDEA how long they had been there!

Fun little quilts.

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Design Wall July

I have been a slacker on posting
Busy start to July,
but it's all good!

I have worked a bit on my
New Creation
and am trying to decide if
it is finished.

I have been pondering on what I will
use this quilt for to try to 
determine how large I should make it.

This size would make a nice size table topper/cover.

The mini HST's in the middle are
so cute!
(Pictures are wonderful! I just noticed
one set of minis is upside down!
It's fixed.)

Papa Bear HST's, Mama Bear HST's
and Baby Bear HST's!  

The other thing I am deciding is what to
use for the setting triangles.

Maybe a solid??

I love the stripes and polka dots together!
(I have moved a few blocks after looking at these pictures! :D)

Visit Patchwork Times to see what others have on their walls!

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


... for some Christmas Ornaments
to make for the
church Bazaar in the fall.

The bottom heart is
I'll need to change this one.

All of these go together so quickly
and are very portable!

Baby, it's HOT outside!

Happy Quilting
Stay Cool!

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Last Monday of June!

Here we are...
Half way through the year!

My Design Wall has a new project on it today!
I needed to do something other then
Table Toppers and mini things.

So I pulled my collection of
Kaffe Stripes and Polka Dots out and
began to cut...

Here is where I am this morning...

A LOT of HST's in three different sizes.

The tiny ones are 1" finished.

 The large ones are 4" finished.

 The medium size ones are 2" finished.

I am not sure where I am going with these yet,
but I'm having fun!

I have a question for all of you wonderful quilters...
When you donate a quilt,
do you put a label on it? 
I have several I am donating and was thinking I'd put a 
label on them with just my initials and the care instructions.

Visit Patchwork Times to see what others
are creating!

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pulling Fabric

I've been on a "mini" project kick lately...
and I am feeling the need to work on something

First, I finished this Table Runner yesterday.

Made with Kaffe scraps and stash.
It has gone into the bin for my
Church craft fair in the fall.

For a while I have been collecting
Kaffe stripes and polka dots.

I've pulled a pile of these fabrics and
am going to begin playing with these.

I hope what I have in my head comes out
in the creating process!

Happy Quilting!