Tuesday, June 28, 2016

more Christmas inspiration


I definitely want to make more of these plates this year
that was so fun to bake cookies and pay it forward
with the plate
I got a plain plate at the dollar store
and some Sharpie paint pens
you write on the plate
and bake it at 200 for half hour
let it cool in the oven then take it out
it bakes into the plate
it is a hand wash only plate but so so fun
kiddos could make special plates as gifts
and for little cost as they could be baked together
how cool to get a handdrawn plate
made by a special little one
<3


these are on the list too
maybe for the gals I work with
I never know what to get them
work always gives us a Yankee candle so that would look
nice in the center of one of these too


I asked Phoebe for some help thinking
of ideas
she soon got tired
LOL



Dunkin was no better at ideas for Mommy



but once I started to try and implement some of them.
he woke up and tried to get in
he hates when I dont let him in the sewing room
LOL


this idea is on the back of the brain too
someday
I may even make it using 5 inch squares
and gasp do the math for the other parts LOL



Miss Jenny Doan
yeah you know her dont you? that enabler from Missour Star Quilt company?
yeah, she made me buy a ton of these
MADE me..........
thats my story and I am stickin to it!

Monday, June 27, 2016

yahoo I finished it!


I FINALLY found something in the stash 
for the binding on this
YAY
so this morning 
after I rubbed my eyes open
and fed the cats
I cut the binding and sewed it on
then sat on the couch and 
handsewed the back
done, done, done.



see how purty?  and to think
this was a block I messed up
and was tempted to throw out
I was trying to make a wreath
out of a dresdan
and in the wee hours of the morning
didnt realize I had pulled
a BLUE check instead of a green one
ugh.........
but I took it and sewed it to a background
made a little tumbler border of greens
found a cute sunflower batik for a border
and backed it in green and quilted it
and there she sat
waiting for just binding



this one is not perfect 
but it matched well enough
and I love it



I really wanted to use something yellow and not green
so I am a happy gal that this one is done and
in the reunion box!


onto the next one
hee hee
this block I LOVE
I bordered it in another pretty blue fabric
I am thinking this fabric will be good enough
for the back
and then hopefully I can bind before Sat



and this one is waiting for binding too
guess I better set the alarm clock ahead a little huh?

what are YOU making this week?

liking up with Beth of lovelaughquilt
and cooking up quilts   here




thinking about Christmas already


I really need to make more of these dishcloths
I love them and want to make some for the nieces 
too
and not to mention my canning is WAY behind
I need some strawberry rhubarb jam in the cupboard
and some blueberry and other flavors too



can someone please give me a few more hours in the day?
thanks!


am thinking of making a bunch of bags too
everyone can use them for grocery
shopping



and I already have a small stash of baby hats
I take old tees that still have good parts
and I cut them out and stitch them up
wear it out, use it up etc



these were done with tees on sale for .69
yep you got that right
.69 on clearance
they were 3x size so lots came out of them
will take them and donate
to a local hospital for little ones to receive


gotta make more of these too
love how they come out
and are literally FREE



this needs to be cut in half and made into two Christmas table runners
that will be two recipients I can think of........

better get started..........


Sunday, June 26, 2016

more spare parts


I am thinking I should just clean my room
yeah like really clean it and see what I have
these are spare parts that I was playing with a year ago


to see what I liked and how I could put them together


as you can see these blue and pink dresdans just 
wont go away! lol
maybe I should just let them be pink and blue
and be done LOL



instead of fighting trying to make them into something else


these drunkards path blocks are less than 5 inches so again, tiny
I do not want to make more of them 
so they may dictate how large the quilt is
maybe a row by row type thing would do........
hmmmmmm

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Do you wanna play?


these guys will be showing up soon
I see the tall stalks coming up



this guy I think is gone.
will try and see online what I can do if anything
I miss those pretty purple flowers



another UFO
this was just charms sewn together
to make a baby quilt



love the little animals on some of the squares



Dunkin was trying to find where the birdie went
LOL
photo session over HA HA
buggar


I forgot I had started one of Bonnie Hunters challenges
lozenges
I think the problem with this was I was originally
thinking of the green and dark corners
being consistent on all the blocks
but I dont have enough
(see the problem here? it is the fact that I am THINKING right?)
so this is another one of those that I will continue to cut
blocks for and then decide what the corners will be
I wanted to do some sort of dark and light thing
so may need to gasp buy fabric to do it all the same
as my original plan
or not
we will see 
I was saving all my greens and purples and blues for this one
and I think it will be for my bed
Maybe if I have gray in the corners?
needs more time to stew in my head I guess


Friday, June 24, 2016

some reunion stuff


made a ton of one block wonder table centerpieces




worked on the quilt



some cones for an obstacle course



some small beach ball prizes


some sunglasses for shaving cream game

wanna be family???
will try and post after the 4th some highlights of the day
should be a fun one!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

oh fabric how I love thee


so that you have something fun to look at while
I am sewing away I decided to look back at some
quilt tops that need some loving after 
this reunion is over
this started as a self challenge
I took a UFO block
mine was a pink and blue dresdan
the project it was made for was discontinued
and I didnt want the quilt to read
blue and pink
so did a kind of "stay at home round robin" thing
of course it is STILL a UFO 
but one that I love and will finish when time allows
I added black  background and the stark black border
then I pieced a low volume border and I liked it
so then I played with more UFO blocks that were HST
of all colors including some pink and blue
to bring out the center



this guy is also a UFO
I think I need to corral them all up into one place so I 
can then just pull one and finish
I was playing with some 5 inch charms
in shades of blue
and used an aqua dot piece I had
for the background
it will make a baby boy happy someday
so I had better finish it up
I think it stalled for the backing
but I surely have enough blue fabrics
so not sure why I couldnt find ONE I liked with it!


this UFO is very old and really needs to get done
I am thinking of tying this one
I had started it when I lived in the apartment so that is
at least 7 years ago! YIKES
we were making lap quilts one Christmas
for a nursing home and this one
never got done. Phoebe likes this one


this one I think I gave away already. 
this was a pink Oct challenge in our guild for
cancer month
I had good intentions (dont we all)
but it too never got done for its intended purpose
I wanted to donate it for the cause because
my Mom and others in the family 
had cancer. I was going to do some
handquilting in the white areas around the hearts
this started as string blocks half muslin
and half strings
then I appliqued the hearts where the blocks met for interest
I really like the look of the strings and need to make another one
AFTER some UFOs get done



here is this one trimmed......Dunkin I think is trying to claim it
he loves Mommy's quilts LOL




see what I mean? it is like he is saying MINE


and then Phoebe has to get into the act too. 
this UFO I am loving and will love to finish
it for my bed
I love the way the scrappy double 9 patch looks
as a border but I am thinking the math is what
happened here. I dont think the border fit and so
she got stalled
I need to resolve that by adding to or cutting the black 
border to make er fit I think
If I added black (and who knows if I even have more of that fabric)
it may not look bad
but it may end up with more inner borders and then the outer one  to finish
I dont remember how big it is so far
I need to find all her parts and put her together once
the cyclone is out of my sewing room LOL



and I am missing my babies.......
I will see if cutting them back and starting over will help

sometimes I guess we just need a fresh eye to finish up those projects