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

Monday, February 26, 2018

Old McDonald Had a Farm

And someone put it on some cute fabric!

Somewhere along the way I became the owner of a 
fat quarter bundle of this farm fabric.
I'm not one to purchase bundles like this,
but it must have been a good deal.

One item on my list of things to do in 2018 is to use this
bundle for a  baby quilt.

I wanted the design to show the cute pictures on the fabric
and to be fun and happy.

Out came my 60 degree ruler
and triangles were cut.

This fabric has it all!
Orchards, tractors, farm scenes, apples, fences, dots, and swirls. 
There was a lot of squaring up of the fabric before the strips could be cut,
so things would be straight.

The colors are so bright and cheerful!

I've sewn together more than half of the rows already.
These go together so quickly.
I've made triangle quilts before,
but never one with triangles this large.
I cut them on the 7" line of the 60 degree ruler.

With only two more rows of triangles to sew together
and then four rows to add to the top half,
I'm hoping this will be finished this afternoon.
There might be enough triangles left to make another smaller quilt.
Once this is off of the wall,
I'll play with the remaining pieces and see what can be made.

Today I'm linking to Design Wall Monday.

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Happy Saturday!

There is a reason I woke up extra early this morning.
Praise Be!

Have a great weekend
Happy Quilting!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Blooming Burst of Color

I just put the finishing stitches in this Blooming Nine Patch.
The blocks were sewn into rows
and the rows are now sewn into a quilt top.

And it is one bright, fun quilt!

I, obviously, have not trimmed the edges yet.
I was so excited to have the top sewn together,
I just had to share quickly!


 My husband said if I put this on our bed,
we won't need a night light!
I'm just trying to help him out!  :D

 The backing fabric has not been purchased yet.
A friend suggested polka dots.
You know I LOVE polka dots,
so that's what I will look for to finish this wild quilt.

As I've mentioned in previous posts,
this was a kit.
It's the third blooming nine patch I've made
and, by far, my favorite!

The pattern can be found in the book
"Tradition with a Twist"
by Blanche Young and Dalene Young Stone.

I did alter the pattern, but the idea is the same.

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Blocks are Finished...

It has taken a while to get all of the blocks cut and sewn
for this Blooming Nine Patch quilt and they are done!
Now to begin sewing them into rows.

There are a lot of blocks and
a lot of rows! 

The rectangular pieces along the edges will be trimmed
into a straight edge once all of the rows are sewn together.


As I mentioned in my previous posts,
this was a kit.
When I first saw it a friend was thinking of buying it and there was only one left!
She decided not to get it and it hadn't been on the table for one second
before I snatched it up.
It was coming home with me!!

Maybe I'll cancel everything for the next couple of days and just sew!
Where is the snow when you need it?
(I kid, I kid...)

Happy Quilting!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Blooming Nine Patch

The past few days have seen a little progress on the
Kaffe Blooming Nine Patch
I'm making.

*****Edit.....I had called this quilt by the wrong name originally!
It’s not a disappearing four patch, but a blooming Nine Patch!
Thank you, Libby, for pointing this out! ******

The farther out the rounds of squares are,
the more cutting, sewing and cutting needs to be done.

I am thrilled with how this is coming together, though.
It's a bright and wild quilt for sure!

My design wall isn't nearly big enough for this entire quilt.
This is as wide as I've made it at this point,
but I can't get the length on my wall.

There is one more round of nine patches left to make and add.

This is the fabric that will be last and will make the border.

I added one more square to the length. The original pattern
called for three solid squares down the middle,
but I am using four.

Hopefully all of the squares will be made in the next few days.
Then the sewing of rows begins!

I'm linking to Design Wall Mondays today.

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, February 8, 2018


I know I should be taking the borders off of my
On Ringo Lake
so I can figure out where the mistake was made,
fix it
and finish that quilt.
Who wants to sit with a seam ripper,
removing 8 borders from a quilt that was supposed to be finished
when there is new fabric waiting to be played with and sewn together?

I decided the borders could wait.
Out came this kit that I bought a year ago and is screaming to be made.

It's a Blooming Nine Patch...
made with Kaffe fabrics!
You know it had to come home with me!

 The strips have been cut for a while
and the sewing commenced the other day.

I ran out of room at the top of my design wall!
There are several more rounds of squares and nine patches to be added
once they are made.

I've made two of these before and the most difficult part was
choosing the fabrics.
The kit sure made it easy!

I'll keep plugging away and while this is being put together,
maybe I'll be inspired to spend some time with my seam ripper.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

An Applique Finish

This quilt has been one of my favorites to make.
I don't know why it has taken me so long to finish this one
since it is one of my favorites.
I'd get so far and stop for a while,
only to pick it up again months later.

Never the less...
it's finished!

And I love it.

This middle block is my favorite.
I love how the fabric worked for fussy cutting the flowers.


I hadn't appliqued anything in a while and really enjoyed making these blocks.
Now it's time to begin another applique project!


Finding the border fabric turned out to be more of a
challenge than I anticipated.
I am pleased with what I finally found.
I think it keeps the eye on the applique blocks.
This one will hang on the wall in my back hallway
for summer.
Or I might put it up there now!
Red, white and blue quilts make me smile.

Happy Quilting!

Friday, February 2, 2018

A Quick Baby Quilt

Sometimes simple is best,
isn't it?
I've had this stack of fat quarters for a while
and needed something quick and easy to do the other day,
so I started cutting squares.

I played around with them for a while
and finally decided that this simple layout was the best one.

I love the fabric with "baby" and the birds.
A couple don't really look like baby fabric,
but they play well together.

My daughter came home from work a bit ago
and told me her manager is expecting a baby girl in May.

She asked me if I had any "extra baby quilts" here.

I told her there would be one for her to give to him.
Maybe this will be the one.


Remember this quilt?

The quilting has begun on it.
Hopefully I will have it finished soon.

I don't know why it's taken so long for me to get to this one.
It needs to be finished and hanging on the wall.
I do see a couple of places I need to pull out and requilt.
Photos show everything!

I thought about filling the blocks with quilting,
but decided a grid would look nicer.
I'll do something swirly and feathery in the borders.

Happy Quilting!