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

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

New Stocking for Baby Girl

 I have a new granddaughter on the way!
She will be joining us in 6-ish weeks
and we cannot wait.

Each member of the family has a stocking
made from a Bucilla kit hanging on our mantel
at Christmas.
My daughter and son-in-law have stockings at their home
that I've made for each of them too.

I knew I needed to start Baby Girl's stockings so they 
would be finished in time for Christmas.

This will be the stocking for my house.
I just love the detail on Santa's coat.

 I will quilt the stocking itself and stitch this to the front.
It will make a sturdy stocking that can be stuffed to the top!

Now, onto the stocking for her home.

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Bars and Squares

 I love college basketball and will watch just about anyone play
on tv.... except for my favorite team.
For some reason, I get so nervous when VCU plays
and have to listen to the radio broadcast and
play in my Hidey Hole at the same time.

VCU played in the A10 tournament this past week
and ended up playing 4 games, making it to the
Championship round.
Unfortunately, we lost, but it was fun.

While I was listening to the games,
I started a new quilt.
My 2 1/2" square box was getting very full,
so I came up with a design to use some squares,
along with a black and white jelly roll I've had for years.
I was able to get most of this done while listening to the 
four games.
The last few rows were sewn together today to finish the top.

The bricks are 2 1/2 x 6 1/2" and the squares are 2 1/2" square.
It did make a dent in my scrap box!
VCU is playing again on Wednesday,
so I'll have to start another project to work on for that game!
It would be awesome if we played four more games. :)
Happy Quilting!


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Veterans Quilts

 It's taken a while,
but these two quilts for
my local Veterans Hospital are
finished and ready for delivery.
  The pattern is from one of the 
three one yard cuts book
and went together so quickly.
I love the moth fabric!
You can't see it in the photos,
but I quilted around each moth and
then did meandering and arches
in the other areas.

This pattern was in a recent quilt magazine.
I had been given a pile of scraps of blue fabrics
that worked perfectly for this design. 
The background fabric had been in my stash
for a long time and I was so happy to find a use for it.

This was a quick and easy pattern, too.

Happy Quilting!