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

Monday, November 25, 2019

I Like Where This is Headed!

A few weeks ago I showed a photo of a fabric pull I had done
to begin a new quilt.
Those who have been reading my blog for while know
how much I LOVE Kaffe and Polka Dots!

This is a bit of the Kaffe I started with for this new quilt.

Now, first, I need to show a photo of the pattern I'm using.
No offense to the pattern designer,
but if I had seen the photo of the pattern first,
I wouldn't have given it the time of day.

This is not me.
Dark and kind of drab.

What caught the eye of my friend and I
was a quilt made from this pattern in Kaffe and polka dots.
We knew we had to make that version!

The fun began....

I have a TON of Kaffe and loved pulling it out
to made the blocks for this quilt.

The quilt we saw used just 8 Kaffe prints,
but we went scrappy.
Between the two of us,
we had enough prints to use only a couple twice.

Making the blocks required the use of the
Spider Web ruler by Creative Grids.
The Kaffe pieces were cut into triangles
and the polka dots were cut into kite shaped pieces,
both using the ruler.

Here is one block of the quilt.
I did put all of the pieces on my design wall
to distribute the colors and not have
like colors together before seweing
the blocks together.

Now that the blocks are sewn together,
borders will be added.
These blocks are really brightening my Hidey Hole
on these gloomy days!

Today I'm linking to Design Wall Monday
and Monday Making.

Happy Quilting!

Friday, November 22, 2019

Kris Kringle is Finished!

This is amazing!
I actually started a Christmas quilt this fall
Finished it in time for Christmas!
Usually I start the quilt
and it's finished the next year.

This quilt was from a kit I purchased last year
at a local quilt shop.
The designer is local as well.

It was a fun quilt to make, especially the santa's.

The pattern is called
by Christine Quilts.


For some reason I am wanting to do
minimal machine quilting these days.
I just quilted the gray triangles and did a little
detail on each santa.

This is a soft and cuddley quilt since there
isn't a lot of quilting on it.

I think this quilt will be gifted to someone else this year.
I have a number of Christmas quilts,
but really wanted to make this one.
It's the best of both worlds...
I get to make the quilt
and someone else can enjoy it.

Happy Quilting!

Monday, November 18, 2019

Plaidish Finished Top

This past week I had a few minutes here and there
and was able to get my Plaid-ish blocks sewn into a top.
I must say that I am much happier with this top
now that the blocks are all sewn together.

Scrappy quilts are not my thing,
but I decided I needed to do something
with my bags of scraps,
even if it's only making one quilt.


Who knows....
now that this top is finished,
and I like it, maybe another scrappy quilt
will be in my future.


Hopefully this will be basted and quilted soon.

I'm linking to Design Wall Monday today.

Happy Quilting!

Friday, November 15, 2019

To The Moon and Back

My oldest daughter and I love the saying
"Love you to the moon and back".
Last year I was in a quilt shop near Charleston, SC
and saw this kit using a panel with this saying.
I'm not one to use panels,
but I thought this was so cute.

This past week I decided it was time to get this finished.
It went together so quickly!

Everything needed to finish this quilt was in the kit.
 I just love the outer border fabric.
Polka Dots!!


This panel was such a nice one to use.
It was not wonky at all
and went together with the borders so easily.


Flannel was included for the backing.
It's being washed as I type and will given to E
when it comes out of the dryer.

Quick and mindless finishes are fun!

Happy Quilting!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Canyon Dance Top is Finished...

... and it's ready for the quilter.

This quilt is for my daughter and son-in-law.
They will be here for Christmas and I think I'm
going to have it finished by then!!

I just love this pattern.
This is the fourth quilt I've made from it
and this is the largest... queen size.


The backing is pieced and needs to be ironed.
I'm hoping to drop it off tomorrow for quilting.

This morning and friend is coming over to play.
We saw a quilt at a quilt show we went to in September
and both really want to make it.

I pulled a lot of my Kaffe fabrics from waaaay back
in my cabinet and began cutting yesterday.
Some of these fabrics have been in there for a long while.


Hopefully this pile will become something fun very soon!

As I was cutting the 8" strips I need for this new quilt,
I cut the scraps into usable strips instead of throwing them into my
scrap bags.  Maybe these will be made into something else soon??

Another Bucilla kit was started, too.
This is a new ornament kit and is rather fussy to make.
Both sides are the same, so there are a lot of pieces to stitch 
for one ornament.
This one was already gifted.
It went onto a bridal shower gift.

There are five more to make... all different.

I'm linking to Design Wall Monday today.

Happy Quilting!!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Scrappy Plaid-ish Quilt

Well, after ironing and cutting a pile of scraps,
the blocks are made and the quilt is on my wall.
Well, all but the bottom two rows!
This is a large quilt!

This quilt pattern is "Plaid-ish" and can be found here for free.
I don't use a lot of dark fabrics in my quilting,
so the contrast between the darks and mediums
isn't as good as I would like it to be. 

The "Plaid-ish" look still comes through, though.

I have enough scraps cut to start another one and may
either need to find lighter mediums or darker darks.

The rows will be sewn together soon!

My older daughter and I have been participating in 
art classes with the ARC group in our county.
We've had fun doing things that we would not ordinarily do.
My daughter is especially enjoying these classes.
The teacher is excellent and has found things for all
of us to do that look good no matter who is making them.

This week we made mosaics.
E did a great job on her Christmas tree!

My snowman needs a hat.
I decided, while this was fun,
I'll stick to quilting!

The Sea Life ornaments are finished!

Mr. Turtle was the last one to be made
and he is so cute!

Here are all six from this particular Bucilla kit.
I need to add the hangers and they will be ready to hang.

Happy Quilting and Creating!

Monday, November 4, 2019


Scraps are taking over my sewing space
or so it seems.
I do not enjoy making scrappy quilts.
I'm more of an organized quilter
who likes to pick fabrics and use some order.
Throwing caution to the wind and using
the next piece I pull from my bin is not how I roll.

Therefore, I have this....

These bags vex me!
They taunt me and tell me I should be using them in quilts,
instead of going to my stash and adding more to these bags.

The other day I succumbed to their taunts.

After parts of three days pulling fabrics,
pressing and cutting specific pieces for a scrap quilt, 
all I have is this...

This is not much for hours of work!

I am going to make the quilt from these scraps,
but, honestly, the rest of these bags just have to be removed
from my Hidey Hole.
I know if I had stayed on top of the trimming and cutting
I wouldn't be in this place,
but I'd rather sew and create.

Please don't kick me out of the quilt club.

On a more creative note,
I finished two more ornaments from the Bucilla kit!

There are a LOT of sequins stitched onto these ornaments!
I really like how they finished and look forward to seeing
them on a Christmas tree this year.


I've never sewn sequins on like this before 
and it took some time to get the hang of what I was supposed to do.

One more ornament to make from this kit and I'll be done with it.

I'm linking to Design Wall Monday today.

Happy Quilting!

Blogger issues

I was going to write a blog post,
but Blogger won't let me post photos. 


Back to quilting, I guess.

Have a great day!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Vacation Stitching

I spent the past week in California
visiting my daughter and son-in-law
and had a wonderful time.
Since I couldn't take my sewing machine with me,
I took the next best thing....
two more Bucilla kits to stitch!

These kits are both newer kits that I ordered recently.
I know.... I should be working on the kits I've
had in my cabinet for some time,
but I knew these would be quick and easy.

The first kit is supposed to make a 10" pillow.
I'm going to add a border to this and quilt it.
Then it will become a larger pillow.

This came together so quickly and easily,
even with all of the sequins.

Poinsettia's scream Christmas to me
and this will be a nice addition to my Christmas pillow collection.

The other kit I took is for sea life ornaments.
Some of Bucilla's ornaments are quite fussy and can take
quite a bit of time to make.
The first three in this kit went together very quickly.

There are six ornaments total in this kit.
The rest of them will more time to make.
There are a LOT of sequins on the last three.

This one is my husband's favorite.
He says we are keeping this one.
It's okay with me!

Yesterday my quilt club friends got together
and Janet made each of us one of these cute coasters.

The quilt group I belong to is so wonderful.
We have learned a lot from each other, 
but the time spent chatting and visiting is the best.

Happy Quilting and Creating!