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

Monday, April 6, 2020

A Bunch of Little Finishes

Many, many of us are making masks these days.
I've lost count on how many I've made
and I just received a call for 10 more.

In between making masks I'm getting little projects finished.
These things I've had in my hidey hole for several years
and decided they were perfect mindless projects to work on
when not making masks.

I saw these little guys in a local quilt shop a few years ago
and bought a panel to make them.
Panels are usually not my thing,
but I thought the bunnies were cute.
I love the little bitty bunnies in Mama's pockets!


These animals were all on a panel, too,
and purchased at the same time as the bunnies.
There's a cow in the group, too, but I've run out of
stuffing and am waiting for it to be delivered.
 I might have stuffed them a little too much
as the babies are a bit tight in the pockets.

That's all right... I'm stuffed a little too much, too.  :D


A couple of years ago someone was having a sale on these
Santa Christmas apron panels.
I bought 3, made one up right then and put the other two away.
These two are now finished and will be ready for gift giving!


I finished knitting this shawl over a year ago and then it sat,
waiting and waiting to be blocked.
I HATE blocking things!
Finally, last week, I decided it was time.
If I were to make this shawl again,
I would not use the yarn I chose.
It's super soft, but I'm not wild about the stripes in the shawl.
It's finished and will be ready when cooler weather
comes in the fall.


I love this cable going down the side.

This shawl I finished last month.
While the blocking mats were out,
I blocked this one, too.
Now it won't sit for over a year!

I've been playing with scraps, believe it or not!
Hopefully soon I'll have something to show with those.

Be safe and be well everyone!

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Donation Baby Quilt

Last month I finished a baby quilt made with pastel, soft colors.
I had  a lot of leftover 2 1/2" squares and decided to put them right to 
use instead of sticking them somewhere and finding them months later.

A Trip Around the World quilt was in order with all of the squares.

The simple design received simple quilting.
It ended up being such a sweet little quilt.

It's been folded, waiting to be laundered.
It will go to my church's baby quilt stash.


This photo really captures the true colors in the fabrics.


Another quilt finished and another pile gone!

Happy Quilting!

Monday, March 23, 2020


Raise your hand if you are making masks for your local
hospital or health care facility.
Who would have ever thought that we would be in a place
where we would be asked to make masks and gowns?
The quilt group I belong to was asked to make masks
for a daughter of a member's work place.
Then my goddaughter, who works at the hospital,
said the hospital is in need, too.
We pulled fabrics from our stash,
found what elastic we could and went to town.

As I was cleaning my hidey hole the other day,
I found a stack of theme fabrics I had used years ago in a quilt.
I almost put this stack in the donation pile because I didn't know 
when I would use them again.

Well.... they made really cute masks!

Sports theme mask...
Golf masks were made, too, but not photographed.

This music print is fun!


Peacock feathers and NYC taxis!

There were also coffee label masks, glitzy masks, 
sewing items masks, carpenter tools masks, and lots more.
I have a little more elastic, so a few more will be made.

I sure hope these aren't needed for long!

Praying for protection from the virus and good health for all.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Baby K's Quilt

My nephew and his wife are expecting their third child any day now.
They have two boys and are having a girl this time.
My niece by marriage loves orange,
so I pulled out this jelly roll I had, along with some cream solid
and made this quilt.


It went together pretty quickly and really shows off the strips of fabric.


I used a loose swirl to quilt it with pale yellow thread.


You know I love this backing fabric!
Big and little polka dots....
Perfect in my opinion!


I'm awaiting her arrival so the label can be made.
Then it will be delivered.

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Candy Bags

What a time to give up reading blogs and such for Lent!
Reading blogs helps keep my mind off of things,
but I've held out and have not given in to the temptation
during these unusual times.

So, instead of reading or being out in public,
I've been sewing.

My sister had collected a pile of candy bags to be made
into little pouches.  They have been sitting here on a shelf,
along with some I had collected from others,
waiting to be used and their time came over the last few days.

There is quite a variety here.
And, NO, I did not eat the candy!

This one is reversible,
Tootsie Roll on one side,
Kisses on the other.


I made this bunch assembly line style,
so took a photo of all of them when I finished.


This one is my favorite!
My sister gave me this bag.
I hadn't thought to use a chocolate chip bag for this!

This bag is totally different.
A while ago I found a tutorial on line and had to make one.
The sequins were purchased at the Dollar Store...
$1/pack and I used two packs in this bag.
The most difficult part of making this bag
was turning it inside out.

I have more sequins and may make a couple more of these,
but, otherwise, I'm done with bags for a while!

Happy Quilting!
Be well all!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Brian's Christmas Tree Skirt

We are attending a wedding in a little over a week
and the gift is finished!

My usual wedding gift is a quilted Christmas Tree Skirt,
when appropriate, of course!

I haven't kept track of how many I've made,
but this one is a favorite.

I love the fabrics, the design and the finish.

The fabrics are from "Splendid" by Robin Pickens.
That border fabric..... gorgeous!!


I saw a finished tree skirt on line and copied the design.
Cardinals were fussy cut for the centers of the HST blocks.


This design may be used
 again in a scrappier way.
Or it would be pretty in a more controlled way, too.


Now it will be wrapped and delivered to the Bride and Groom.

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, February 27, 2020


For those of us of the Christian faith,
Lent began yesterday on Ash Wednesday.

This year for one of my Lenten disciplines,
I am going to abstain from my social media.
Things may be posted here just so I can keep track of
when I finish a project,
but I won't be reading or commenting on any blogs.

Peace and Joy to you and I'll see you after Easter.

Image result for lent 
(Image found on the internet)

Monday, February 24, 2020

Baby Quilt #4!

The year 2020 has been the year of the baby quilts for me!
I have finished three and delivered two of the three.
The fourth one won't be needed until April,
I think!
After this one is finished,
I don't think any will be needed for a while.

This one is for my nephew and his wife who are having
their third child.... their first daughter.
His wife loves orange.

This obviously needs are really good pressing!
Once it's pressed, it will be squared
and quilted.


This pattern was really fun and pretty easy to make.
It's called "Jelly Weave" and can be found here.

I'm looking forward to this one being finished!

Happy Quilting!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Christmas Tree Skirt

Next month we are invited to the wedding of a 
dear friends' son.
As some of you know,
my traditional wedding gift, when appropriate,
is a Christmas Tree Skirt.

The wedding will be here before we know it,
so the Christmas tree skirt needs to be made.

I saw a tree skirt on line and knew it would be an easy one to make.
The fabrics in the picture were dull and kind of boring.
Thankfully, I had a fat quarter bundle just waiting to be used.

The fabric line is "Splendid" by Robin Pickens.
I just love the colors and designs in this line.

Cardinals were fussy cut for the middles of these blocks.

Nice patches were made from some of the other fabrics.

This is the tree skirt so far.  I need to add some borders to make
it a bit larger and yardage needed to be ordered for these.
Hopefully it will arrive quickly and this can be finished.

Happy Quilting!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Baby Quilt for Ethan is Finished!

The third baby quilt for the month of February
is finished except for the label.

This one went together more quickly
because the parts were cut already.
Last summer I had cut the parts to make a
big quilt using the Simply Woven pattern
and decided to make two small quilts instead.
The first baby quilt was gifted last summer.

The second quilt is done and will be gifted
at a baby shower at the end of the month.

This pattern works so well with all of my bright colored fabrics.
I found a white with black pindots for the background
that worked perfectly.


As much as I dislike pressing the seams open when
quilting, it was so important to do with these blocks.
Very few seams would have nested otherwise,
making for a bumpy quilt!


The label will be added and this quilt will be ready for
delivery on the 29th.

One more baby quilt to go and I'll be done with baby quilts for a while....
I think!!

I'm linking to Design Wall Monday today.

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Margot's Baby Quilt

This Sunday I am invited to a baby shower for a 
dear friend's daughter.
Not only is her daughter expecting,
but her daughter-in-law is due a few weeks after her daughter.
Her DIL will be at this shower, too, so I had to 
have her baby quilt finished to deliver as well.
They live out of state and I don't like to mail quilts.

Lilly's quilt was finished a couple of weeks ago.

This week Margot's quilt was finished.

Margot's mom loves the Lilly Pulitzer fabrics,
so I thought this fabric combo resembled those fabrics.


This daisy print is one of my favorties!


Making triangle quilts is so much fun to me.
 And they really show off the different fabrics.

I found this gorgeous blue minky for the backing.
The only problem with using minky is the quilts
are difficult to quilt. There is so much drag on them
that I have a difficult time moving them around for FMQ.
 Swirls it is!


This one is washed, labeled and ready for delivery.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

MORE Baby Quilts!

At the end of last year, I knew that the first couple of months
would be filled with making baby quilts.
We have four friends and family having babies in April!
What I didn't know was that three of the showers would be in February!

You know what that means....
pedal to the metal!

Quilts number 2 and 3 are well on their way to being finished.
(Quilt #1 was finished last week. )

This is actually quilt #3.
Last year I made this same quilt and had cut the parts
to make a much larger quilt, but made a baby size instead.
Out came the bag of parts and the blocks were made.
The bonus is I cleared out another pile from my Hidey Hole
by using these parts for another quilt!

This is my kind of baby quilt!
This design is so fun and super easy to make.

The quilting will begin after quilt #2 is finished.

Here is the middle of quilt #2...

Triangle quilts are one of my favorites to make.
The middle is done, but I needed to order fabric for the border.
That arrived yesterday, so this one will be finished by the shower
on Sunday!

The fourth baby quilt has been planned and will be started
after these three are done.
That one isn't needed until April.
I do have a wedding in March,
so a Christmas Tree skirt will need to be made for the
bride and groom.

Happy Quilting!