Monday, May 27, 2019




photo credit:
google image searched 'Memorial Day 2019: Arlington Cemetry'
(but now I can't find it...)

Be Safe. Be Happy. Be Thankful. Everyone.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 5.25.2019

CatDog 3...finished! (well, except for hand sewing the label on)

pattern info:

*paw prints tutorial found here

*3.5 inch cut strips set 'lasagna' style














panto info:

*large scribble

















linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

MidWeek Makers 5.22.2019

I sewed more on CatDog 3 as this is the third and hopefully, final quilt with cats and dogs. I do have a few 6.5 inch squares leftover that will show up from time to time in my ISPY quilts.

I told myself I wasn't going to buy more fabric for this quilt yet, I was at that box store and FQ's were 97 cents! Two made their way home with me.

I also realized that I need more length soooo, I made some paw prints following this tutorial.

Guess what? Still needed more length so off to the store again. eh gads! I was good and only brought 12 inches of 4 cat/dog fabrics. You guessed it, the saleslady thought I was crazy. Guess she doesn't cut third of a yard very often...lol.

Guess what? Still need more length. eh gads! I'm so over CatDog 3. Found something sorta suitable in my stash, deep in the stash but only one!

CatDog 3 was suppose to be Easy, Sleezy and Fast.

Well, it is..., well- It Is What It Is....

In all it's glory, I present CatDog 3 as a flimsy!

pattern info:

*3.5 inch cut strip, lasagna style

*paw prints pattern found here















Linking up with

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

H2H Final Check-In

and the quilts are off!

It's already time for the final check-in for Sarah's Hands to Help Comfort Quilt Drive! Seems like this deadline creeped up on me! LOL...don't they all?!

This little quilt is winging its way to Jack's Basket.

This is the first time I made a little quilt (36 x 36) to donate. I definitely see this as a trend. Quick, fast and useful! Win! Win! Win!

I blogged about this quilt here.

See above link for info on this quilt.










This quilt is on its way to Happy Chemo, Em's Scrapbasket.

This is the third or fourth time I've sent to quilts to Emily. This is such a sweet place to send a Quilty hug-doesn't everyone need a Quilty hug?

I blogged about this quilt here.

See above link for info on this quilt.










linking up with

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict: H2H Final Check-In

Monday, May 20, 2019

Design Wall Monday 5.20.2019

My design wall is pretty empty except for some animal tracks...

pattern found here

I thought the animal tracks would fill in for the next cat/dog quilt...

Except I am aunt 9 inches short even with the tracks.




Quite the pickle as I was trying NOT to buy more cat/dog fabric for this last project.

Oh well....


linking up with

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

and

Beth at Monday Making

Friday, May 17, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 5.17.2019

A Fast Finish!

Here is the last brick quilt in my current series. It's been fun making brick quilts but I'm going to try my hand at other patterns/shapes...just not certain what yet...

pattern info:

coin/bricks cut at 3.5 x 6.5 inches

6 columns of 21 bricks.

sashings and inner borders cut at 2.5 inches

outer border cut at 2.5 inches

approximately 55 x 72 inches









panto info: large scribbles



















linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Mid Week Making 5.15.2019

I was able to quilt down the next quilt, the coin/brick quilt. This one uses cat and dog and paw print fabrics that were leftover from a project last year or so ago. Unfortunately, I made the other quilt and didn't blog about it. :(

It was a tumbler quilt for my SIL who is battling bone cancer...

pattern info:

coins/bricks (3.5 x 6.5 inches cut each)

six rows of 21 coins/bricks long

sashing: 2.5 inch cut

inner border: 2.5 inch cut

outer border: 2.5 inch cut

panto info: large scribbles






Linking up with:

Susan at Midweek Makers

Monday, May 13, 2019

Design Wall Monday 5.13.2019

The next helping Hands Sew Day with the Oconomowoc Quilters Guild is focusing on 'bricks'. I had a lightbulb moment last week when I realized the coin quilts I love too make are also brick quilts!

Mine blown!

Here is the current coin/brick quilt I am working on as an example for Thursday's Sew Day.


pattern info:

coins/bricks cut at 3.5 x 6.5 inches
(I actually strip pieced this one!)

6 (six) columns with 21 coin/bricks
                   
sashings and inner borders cut at 2.5 inches
                   
outer borders cut at 2.5 inches
                   
approx. size (before quilting) 55 x 72 inches






Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Friday, May 10, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 5.10.2019

Lots of finishes this week! Whoop! Whoop!

Project #1

I have been dragging my feet over my son's truck quilt. I finally decided to JUST! DO! IT! I'm not too experienced at printing on photo paper and then appliqué but I decided JUST! DO! IT!

Not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but each time I JUST! DO! IT! I learn a little bit.

pattern info: none. I just winged it from a picture of the Pete.







Note to self: keep base number same.
                     Sky based on 6 inch finished,
                      Pete on 5 inch and road on 6 inch.

panto info: fern gully



















Project #2

The rwb plus quilt. I did this one to practice for the purple plus quilt.

pattern info: blend of many tutorials on web.

Check out my Pinterest board here.

panto info: large scribbles



















Project #3

The purple plus quilt.

pattern info: same as above...

panto info: large scribbles 



















Linking up with

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

WIP Wednesday 5.8.2019

A mixed bag of works in progress...

Project #1:

Binding a quilt.

I ran short of binding! It's been awhile since I did this oops!

On a happier note-just enough thread on the spool/bobbin to sew the first step of the binding.

Yay! Sorta makes up for the short binding oops... sorta...














Project #2:

I finished piecing my rwb plus quilt.

pattern inspiration: a blend of tutorials.

Check out my Pinterest board, here.















Project #3:

I started piecing a purple plus quilt.

pattern inspiration: same as above. 

Check out my Pinterest board, here.















Linking up today with:

Susan at Midweek Makers

Monday, May 6, 2019

Design Wall Monday 5.6.2019

The start of a new project!

A Plus Quilt, made with 5 inch squares.


















pattern info: loads of inspiration out on the web.

                     I've been saving ideas to my Pinterest page,
                     found here.

                     I blended a few different tutorials that I
                     discovered on Pinterest.

                     How's THAT for a bad reference?!

                   
Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

and

Beth at Monday Making!


Friday, May 3, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 5.3.2019

TaDa!

All finished!

This is such a happy quilt! I still have it hanging outside the sewing room to brighten my days. I'll be sad to see this one go to it's forever home but hope it brings someone else as many happy thoughts as me!

Perhaps...I'll make myself one...someday...sometime...

pattern info: Bricks and Stepping Stones-Bonnie Hunter


panto info: large scribbles



















Linking up today with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict