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.

Monday, April 2, 2018

One Monthly Goal - Maybe Two

When deciding what to choose for my Monthly Goal for April, all I had to do was take a look at what was laying across my  ironing board.  I am sewing in a small space in our kitchen/dining room so when I try to take a picture there is stuff in the background.  This is a blanket I am making for my newest grandchild.  The quilt pattern is called Ducks in a Row by Lorna McMahon of Sew Fresh Quilts.  I had a great time piecing it together and now have it spray basted and ready to quilt.  I plan to use my walking foot and quilt wavy lines on this quilt.  With my limited experience in this type of work I know that this will be an adventure.

I plan to bind the quilt in some yellow fabric I have.  Goal for this project, quilt and bind this quilt and give it to Judah.

I have given myself a second goal.  This quilt below is one of my favorite and probably the largest I have made so far.  I  finished piecing it over a year ago and received it from my quilter well over a month ago.  Now I must get the binding on.  This is going to be used on our bed at home to brighten up our room.  I will be doing a lot of had stitching to finish up this binding.

Well, it is time to get at it and get these projects moved over to my Finished list. 


I will link this post with One Monthly Goal April at Elm Street Quilts.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Two Special Pillows

March has been a busy month and I am excited that I was able to complete a  couple of the pillows I had planned for my goal this month.  I made these two pillows for two sweet friends and I plan to give them to them this weekend.  The designs were intended for a quilt and the quilt would have been a beautiful.  I decided to make several different projects instead.  I am happy that I can share these embroideries and verses with several different people.

The sun showed itself today so it was a little easier to get a clear picture.

These designs were created by Jennifer Reynolds of Jenny of Elefantz.  Visit her blog and you will be inspired by her designs and  her testimony.  I have stitched many of her designs and I am a part of her monthly Stitchery Club.  If you love to embroider be sure to visit her website and sign up, don't miss out.

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

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March Project Plans

I have so many projects that I would love to finish but there have been many distractions this past month.  We had some water come in to our basement apartment,  The water made it necessary to take up carpet and flooring.  My sewing room had to be completely emptied.  As we were packing I set what I could aside and I have just a few projects available to work on.  Most of my fabrics and unfinished projects are packed safely in plastic tubs but are not so easy to get to.  

Below I have pictures of four blocks from and inspirational quilt that I have been working on for some time.  The designs were created as a block of the month by Jennifer Reynolds of Jenny of Elefantz.

The blocks have been folded in a project bag and will look much better when pressed and the pillow cover is complete.

Many of my favorite bible verses were used in these designs.  I was planning to complete all of the blocks and make a quilt but decided to share these with several of my friends.  I plan to make at least two pillow covers this month for some special ladies I know.  I hope to use all of the completed blocks in projects and that would be even better.  I look forward to working with these embroideries to make some special gifts for some special people in my life.


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

Monday, February 12, 2018

February Goal Finished Early

I was able to finish my quilt top from the 2017 Block of the Month at A Quilting Life.  I made this quilt using the Kate Spain fabric line "Sunnyside".  I used the scraps from the fat quarters used in another project.  All I had to gather was a few yards of background fabric and the outer border.   Now to get a backing put together and have this quilted.  My word for the year is Finish, and I am excited to have another quilt top finished.

I will link up with the link - February One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts a little later in the month.  In my post here, I shared this quilt as one of my 2018 Finish Along projects and I will link this finish to it.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Block of the Month - February Goal

This is one of the Block of the Month projects I worked on in 2017.  The quilt design was created by  Sherri at A Quilting Life.  My blocks are complete, my goal is to get the top and backing ready for quilting.  

These are a couple of the blocks.  They were made using the fabric left over from another quilt I made using fat quarters.

The blocks are stacked together, sashing is cut and border fabric purchased.  Let's see if I can complete the top and prepare it for quilting.

This quilt is on my list for the 2018 UFO Challenge at All People  It is also on  my list of projects to finish for the 2018 Finish Along.  I will be linking with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts for my February goal.   I hope you have a chance to finish a project this month.  Happy Stitching.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

January Goal is Complete

I chose this quilt as my goal for January, all it needed was binding and a label.  It has both.  It is one of my favorite quilts I have made and it is so nice to have it completed.  My husband likes this quilt also so I think it will be his.  It needs to be washed to soften it up.  The rain has not stopped here so I had to make do with a picture taken inside.  It does not show how fun the quilt is and the fabulous quilting but I wanted to link this up with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts.  I have decided that this will be a year of finishes and I am happy with the projects I have accomplished.  I will share some of my quilt tops that are ready to be quilted soon.

The binding on this quilt is scrappy, I had a lot of leftover fabric.  A scrappy binding for a scrappy quilt.

Visit Elm Street Quilts here to see who has finished their January goals.  In my blogpost here I listed this as one of my goals for the 2018 Finish Along Q1.  I will be linking this finish.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lofty Goals for the 2018 Finish-Along

I have chosen a word for the year.  The word is finish.  I hope to use this word when making decisions in all areas, not just when it comes to sewing.  I want to focus on finishing the things I start.  Finish that book I started reading or that letter I began writing or the plans I was making to invite someone over or finish organizing that closet.  

There are many verses in the bible that use this word.  I hope to focus on memorizing a few of them.

 John 17:4 Jesus said "I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do."

I am sharing several pictures of projects that I hope to accomplish in the next few months.  I am not sure how much time I will have to work on my sewing but I will make every effort to complete what I can.  I will link my post with the 2018 Finish Along.  I appreciate the encouragement the finish along provides.

Magnolia Mystery quilt.  Complete the top before the February parade of quilts.

The Children's Library Mystery Quilt.  One more block to complete before putting the top together.

Tree blocks complete.  Make a Christmas pillow or two.

Building Foundations blocks, 1-17 complete.  Make 3 more blocks and sew together to make a quilt top.

A Quilting Life 2017 Block of the Month.  One more block to make, sew together for a quilt top and get it ready for quilting.

Mini, ready to be quilted and made in to a pillow.

Churn Dash quilt top, quilt and bind.

ADORNit quilt, pieced and quilted, needs binding and label.

Visit the 2018 Finish Along and see what others are planning to work on.

Happy finishing!