Monday, September 17, 2018

Baby Quilt

I sometimes don't realize how much time has passed between posts.  I guess I have been pretty busy but I have missed blogging and keeping track of projects I work on.  I wanted to share a baby quilt I recently completed.   The fabric I used was sent to me by Amy at A Quilting Sheep.  I have followed her blog for some time and have enjoyed getting to know her a little through her posts.  She is a very generous lady.  When I told her how much I liked the fabrics she was using in a project she offered to send me some of the fabric.  I received a box in the mail full of fabric pieces of many different sizes.  I had fun working with it and have other plans for its use in the future.

This is a scrappy quilt I made for my niece, her baby is expected in October.  I quilted it myself and I know I could use a lot more practice.  I do know that small projects are my limit when it comes to quilting them.  Next time I will add a bit more quilting.  Thank you Amy for your generosity.

I am working on several Block of the Month projects this year, I will share them her soon.  


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop

Thank you to all who visited and commented on this post.  I have been out of town so I did not choose a winner for the pincushion until today.  I used the Random Number Generator to choose and the number was number 26.  Tammy, you are the winner! I will email you to see where to send it. 

When I first heard about the Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop at Creatin' in the Sticks I thought of a few projects I had here at home that involved flowers or fabric with flowers.  I thought it was the perfect time to get started on these projects and join the hop.  I was able to complete two projects.  First I will share The Abbey Bag by Abbey Lane Quilts.  I was part of a Pincushion of the Month club a few years ago at Shabby Fabrics.  This was one of the kits I had not worked on up to now.  I also had time to make something to giveaway to a visitor to this post. 

A pincushion and thread or scrap bag is what I will use it for. I could be used to hold whatever you need close by while sewing.

I had so much fun with the kit and I love the bright and cheerful fabrics. While cutting out the firs pincushion, I decided to make another pincushion to give away to one of my visitors to this post. 

I did not have time to make the bag with this pincushion but this flower pincushion could be a cheerful addition to any sewing space.  Leave a comment if you are interested in winning this pincushion, be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win.

The other project I made was a bed runner, also made from a kit.  It was fun to piece the log cabin blocks and oh so simple with pre-cut fabric pieces.  It was a relaxing project and quick to complete.

I did a bit of straight line quilting, I can always use the practice.

I love adding striped fabric as binding.

This little bed runner is brightening up our room for now.  I have binding to put on the quilt that will replace it.  I will have no problem finding a place to use this runner.
Don't forget to leave a comment, anyone is welcome to enter to win the blue pincushion.  I will choose a winner on Monday and update this post. 

Friday, June 15th

Den syende himmel
                      Blessings From Our Nest (you are here)
DesertSky Quilting
Just Because Quilts
Quarter Inch Crafter
Creatin' in the Sticks

Visit the blogs above and see what they have created for the Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop.


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

June Goal - Second Try

Wow! Sometimes the days pass quickly or maybe it is that they are so packed with things to do that they seem to pass quickly.  I have a goal for June that I am posting for the second time.  My June goal is  to finish the binding on my Sunshine Quilt.  I want to get it finished and use it to brighten up our room. 
This quilt is quilted and ready to go, waiting for binding.

I love the swirly quilting that Kathy did on this quilt.
Can't wait to get it done and enjoy using it.


I will be linking up with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

April Monthly Goal Complete

Here it is my goal for April, my Ducks in a Row quilt for our newest grandson.

I did the machine quilting in wavy lines and realized that I have room to improve.  The lines below the ducks were the first and were pretty close together, getting farther apart as I worked my way down.

It looked much better once I completed the binding.  I washed it after taking this picture and I like how it softened up, the differences in the spacing of the quilting is not quite so obvious.

Ducks in a Row by Sew Fresh Quilts is a fun and easy quilt to put together.  I will link up my One Monthly Goal finish at Elm Street Quilts and to  "Let's Make Baby Quilts at Michelle's Romantic Tangle. 


Saturday, April 14, 2018

2018 Finish Along - Projects, Projects, So Many Projects

I have so many unfinished projects and have been working to finish some of them up while continuing to work on the new things I have started.  As a fabric lover who sees new projects all of the time it is hard to stay focused on finishes.  This Finish Along has helped me cross several things off my list.  I will share with you now my goals for the next few months.

Ducks in a Row quilt for our newest grandson, quilt and bind and give it to little Judah.

Polar bear pillow, quilt and add finishing touches, such as eyes and complete the pillow.

Mini quilt, I plan to finish this one as a pillow.

I am not sure of my plans for this mini but i love the fabrics.

Quilt top and backing ready, this is one that I plan to practice my machine quilting on.

One of my largest and favorite quilts so far, it is in need of binding and a label.

I have been stitching along making houses for my village quilt.  My goal is to keep up and have my quilt top pieced by the end of this quarter.
I have many more unfinished projects packed in tubs waiting for my sewing room to be put back together.  These are things I should be able to get to so they make up my 2018 Finish Along Q2 list.  We will see how it goes.   I am going to go sew 8 more houses together right now.  I am linking up with the 2018 Finish Along Q2.  Happy Stitching.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Magnolia Mystery Finish

I listed several projects in the 2018 Finish Along Q1 post I did here.  I took a look to see how many I had completed and shared on my blog.  I have two quilt tops listed that I had completed and not shared.  I finished my Magnolia Mystery quilt top in time to have my quilt top shared in the Magnolia Mystery reveal.  This was a fun quilt to make and I have added it to my pile of quilt tops ready for quilting.  I will work through the pile slowly and save to have them quilted.  I have started quilting small projects on my little Brother machine but do not plan to quilt  larger projects like this one. 

Magnolia Mystery Quilt Top.
Pattern designed by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs 

I will say that listing goals does help keep me focused on finishes.  I will share some of the new projects I have started in a post very soon.
I will link this post with the 2018 Finish Along Q1.