Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Odds and Ends Day

It has been an odds and ends day.  First off, I have been meaning to post this pillow pic.  It is the Japanese + and x block.  I love this little block and have been wanting to do something with it for a while now.  I would like to make a big quilt with this block one day.  Don't now if that will happen anytime in the near future.

 Every time I look at this pillow I smile.  This is not the only sewing I have managed around here but pics will have to come after Santa's visit.   

 I did get some batik scraps out today, I am happy to say.  And obviously I have Hearts on the brain.

Just a little "itchy finger" sewing.  You know when you just think "what if I try this?"

Or what if I do this?

It has been a good "Odds and Ends" sewing kinda day.......

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A New Beginning

And so it begins again......

This obsession to cut up small pieces of fabric and sew them back together.....

This is a small project, a pillow, but I definitely want to make this as a quilt.

More to follow......

Happy Freakin Saturday!

Monday, August 25, 2014

First day of school finish!

Today was the first day back to school for my kids.  They were not nearly as excited as I was.....go figure.  I finally have the binding on my Italian tiles quilt and it has been washed.  I am very happy with it.  It was a lot of fun to make and I used some OLD fabrics that I hadn't seen in a long time.

 This is one of those quilts that just make me happy!  I really enjoyed every single step of the process on this quilt.  (I have made one or two quilts that I can't say that about.)  I particularly enjoyed quilting feathers but what is not to like about quilting feathers?

 And of course I love a pieced back!  Another thing that makes me happy!  Yipee!   ;)

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Just as important to a quilt as design, color and pattern is texture.  It can make your quilt sing opera!

And quilting little projects will give you the opportunity to really hone your free-motion skills.

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, August 9, 2014


 I finally found a big chunk of time yesterday and I spent it making feathers.  An absolutely excellent way to spend a Friday.  I highly recommend it!

 It seemed like the stitch in the ditch took forever on this quilt and the free-motion zipped right along.  It sure does look good.

Here is a shot of the can really see the quilting from this angle.  Now it needs a binding and into the washer.......

Happy sewing!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Italian tiles WIP

I love this little block.  I went to my stash and pulled every blue, red and yellow I had.  Then I put them together in groups of 3's.  The center is completely from my stash.

There are a lot of memories in this quilt.  I bought and used this yellow fabric in the 3rd quilt I ever made, which is about 13 or 14 years ago.

This blue was sent to me by a good friend.  It is amazing that a lot of the fabrics I remember when and where and for what project I bought them.  Which is really amazing since if I forget my grocery list I'm in trouble. 

And while the center Italian tile blocks are totally from my stash, I just couldn't stand it when it came time to put on borders.  I just had to go see what was at the fabric store.  I sure am glad I did!  It sure did turn out cute!  Today I'm piecing a back.

Happy Sewing and Memory Making!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Still plugging away

I'm still plugging away at these tile blocks.  They are finally all cut.  Now to finish sewing these.

I've made a dent today.  Will try to get a few in tomorrow too.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WIP Wednesday

It all starts with pile of fabric.....then the cutting begins.......

And then the blocks get sewn......

Happy Cutting and Sewing!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A Flowery Finish

 My Tulips quilt is finished!  I actually had the binding on it earlier this week but couldn't get a picture til today.  And a GLORIOUS day it is to be alive in Austin, Tx!  It is going to be in the mid 70's after a week of real winter. 

 Here is a detail shot.  I heavily quilted the background to puff out my applique.  It really looks good!

And of course I do love feathers!

Happy Sewing!