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

Friday, December 22, 2023

Christmas Gifts

 This year, in addition to the bed quilts I made for my grands
for Christmas, I made them each something with which they could play.
For Miles,
I made this mat for his cars
and had an absolute blast sewing on the buildings
and things, making his little village.
If you enlarge the photo, you can see the various
shops and businesses named after family members.
My sister made one for her grandson, too,
and we had so much fun coming up with the parts and pieces.

For Olivia, I made a Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head
with lots of accessories!
I added a design board for her to lay out the parts and pieces
and put them all into a vinyl
Hemmingway Bag.

One of these may have to be made to stay at my house!

I had to jump on the loopy yarn tree bandwagon this year!
My Santa made from an antique blanket looks cute standing next
to this colorful tree.
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Strings Veterans Quilt

 Last night I finished what is probably my last quilt for the year.
On Thursday I am leaving on a big adventure and
will be gone for 10 days, so there won't be much
more sewing or quilting done here.

For my last quilt of the year,
I finished this string quilt that will be
donated to my local Veterans Hospital.
This quilt finished up the big box of 1 1/2" strips
I had cut to make a huge log cabin quilt long ago.

I backed this one with flannel
and did some simple straight line quilting on it.
I had never made a string quilt before
and learned some things.
It will keep someone warm, for sure!

This will be delivered to Vicki today
for delivery to the hospital after the first of the year.

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Two Finished Veterans Quilts

 In previous posts, I have mentioned that there is a local
quilt group that makes quilts for our local Veterans Hospital.
While I don't belong to the group,
(they meet at the same time my book club meets)
I have made quilts and donated to them.
What an awesome mission this is.
After getting two quilts back from Vicki,  who
will quilt them for free if they are being donated,
they are finished and ready to return.
This one was made with a jelly roll and some yardage.
I came up with the pattern myself and played with the block placement.

These aren't my typical colors, but it's a very soothing quilt.
I've had the top of this next quilt finished for some time,
but never had it quilted. 
I didn't know what I was going to do with it
and then realized that it is close to the 
size needed for the Veterans quilts.

Vicki quilted this one, too, and did a great job with it.
The pattern is Hello Geese .

There might be another one of these in my future.
Happy Quilting!