Monday, August 10, 2015

Summer quilts

It's August in Texas.  Which means it's 102 and not a breeze to be found anywhere.  A good day to wash a couple quilts and lay them in the grass to dry.  These were dry in less than 30 min.

And of course I'm still plugging away at these blue rings.  They sure do make me happy!

Happy summer quilting!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A New Quilt Started

I had to make one.....I love the DS Single Girl quilts.  I rarely do anyone else's patterns.  I like doing my own thing.  And while I am using her block, I felt the way it was done was way too fussy.  And because I have been making quilts for more than 10 yrs (I'm not sure how that happened so fast.) I decided to make this my own way. 

 So I made a freezer paper template.

I really wanted mine more scrappy and this is a very good way to use up smallish scraps.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Beauty of a Pieced Heart

The beauty of this pieced heart is very much an example of art imitating life.  None of us gets out of this life without heartbreak and disappointments.  However, putting yourself back together and finding a way to be happy is what makes us beautiful, interesting and one of a kind. 

This little piece is made with odds and ends and finished up with a little hand work.  It makes me smile just looking at it!

Thank you for bearing with my sentimentality today and I hope each of you can find a way to make something beautiful out of any odds and ends you happen to have laying around.....   ;)

Happy Sewing!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Hearts on the Brain

I have had hearts on the brain lately.  That is all I've managed to work on it seems.

I love the hand work on this one.

 Still have more hand work to add to this pieced heart.

And of course the close up so you can see the quilting.

It is a dreary and cold Monday......the perfect sewing weather.

Happy Quilting!

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!