Friday, May 29, 2015


My pixelated novelty heart quilt was my May UFO: ALYoF and I finished it!


I blogged about it here.

I was #25 on the May Goal Setting Party.

I am linking up with:

Fiber of All Sorts: May Finishing Party.

Whoop! Whoop! 5.29.2015

My finishes this week are my flamingo place mats!

I blogged all about them here -- you just need to scroll down a bit.


I'm linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WIP Wednesday 5.27.2015

Over the weekend, I was able to finish sewing this red/white and blue flimsy. I enjoy sewing r/w/b and this is the first one of the year.  :)

Block pattern: This is the handout I received at the April meeting of the Lake Country Quilt Guild. No block name or credit given.  :(

If you recognize this block -- please let me know so that I can give credit where credit is due.

I just purchased backing for it -- but not sure when I will get it completed.

A litte sewing time for me!

I made four (4) placemats to go with my flamingo wall hanging.  I am planning on quilting/ binding these lovelies next. I also want to make a mini wall hanging and a flamingo table runner but wouldn't you know -- I'm out of fusible webbing. :(

This is the pattern inspiration, I google imaged searched * flamingo quilts* and this one appeared. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get it to re-appear.

Today I'm linking up with:

Lee at Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day

The Call of Duty
A call to duty is sent out
and the strong and the brave reply.
They do it for love of country,
So there's never a need to ask why.

They leave behind all that they love,
Their families, their homes and their lives,
Because to preserve these precious things
Is the goal for which each soldier strives.

So God bless our troops,
The courageous women and men,
Who fight to make sure
The bells of freedom peal again.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Whoop! Whoop! 5.22.2015

I finished my May UFO! 

Whoop! Whoop!

pattern inspiration: 

Marie's Strawberries and Cream and hereand here and if you Google Image search *pixilated heart quilt pattern* --- a whole lot appear.  :)

I quilted it with the Curly Hearts panto.

Linking up to today with

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WIP Wednesday 5.20.2015

The Minions are keeping me company as I hand sew the binding on the next finish!

Monday, May 18, 2015

What I'm Working On...

…This block was shared last month at Day Guild.

I made a few up but then decided to keep them! I thought it would make a nice QOV when set in vertical rows. :) I haven't made a QOV yet this year and I am missing the RWB!

pattern info: no name or designer given on handout.

Does anyone *KNOW* this block?
Thank You in advance!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Whoop! Whoop! 5.15.15

I finished two quilts for Sarah's Hands2Help quilt challenge!

Click on sidebar icon ---> to be taken to the Hands2Help information page! There is still time to be involved! Last year I won two charm packs and this year I turned them into quilts.

My quilts are about 46 x 66 so I think they will work for the Happy Chemo! charity!

 I found this tutorial by Jo at Jo's Country Junction but what really intrigued me was how she prepared her back.  :) Combine this idea with the fact that Lee from Freshly Pieced Modern Quilts just spoke at my day guild and the ideas started jellin' together.

Here is the first quilt made with the Little Black Dress charm pack.

Here is the second quilt made with the other charm pack.

I quilted both with the plumage panto -- I thought the negative space needed the texture a feather type panto would give.

I'm linking up today with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict 


Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tote Bag Thursday

I made up a few tote bags to donate to the Day Guild in support of the Cancer Recovery Center at two local hospitals.

The first two, I used some of my floral scraps. I was very surprised when I went into the box expecting to find odds and ends but there! were 6.5 inch, 5.5 inch and 5.0 inch blocks!

The first tote bag, I used the 6.5 inch blocks -- I wasn't feeling it. :(

The second tote bag, I used the 5.5 inch blocks -- still wasn't feeling it…

The next set of tote bags, I switched to a printed canvas type material for the outside that I re-purposed from Goodwill.

Guess what? I'm still not feeling it.


I hope six *someones* at the Cancer Recovery Centers are *feeling it* and like the totes.  :)

Linking up today with:

Nicky at Mrs. Sew and Sow for Sraptastic Tuesday.

(Even though it's Thursday --- are you feeling it?)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Makeover...

…since DD is almost 16 and she will be getting her driver's license soon, we brought her a little SUV to drive around. DD asked that a vehicle has room for her hockey gear! :)

Her friend had given her this lanyard for Christmas 2014 but DH felt it was too dangerous with the extra length hanging down by her feet.

So…DD and I brought a package of parachute buckles and I took off the old hook and sewed on a buckle which releases.  :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wednesday Workings 5.6.2015

Four more Little Dresses for Africa!

I really need to figure out a better way to photograph these dresses!!

Monday, May 4, 2015

More Crumb Blocks 5.4.2015

Happy May 4th! May the FORCE be with YOU!

I loaded too many long arm bobbins again, so…

…I went to work on sewing pink crumb blocks. 62 blocks later and I still had thread left on the big bobbins.


This round:

Crumb Blocks -- 0  Bobbins -- 1!

On a side note:

An end of an era…DH took down DD's swing set. :(

Saturday, May 2, 2015

My May 2015 ALYoF Goal

My May Goal is to quilt and bind this Heart…

pattern inspiration: 

Marie's Strawberries and Cream and here and here and if you Google Image search *pixilated heart quilt pattern* --- a whole lot appear.  :)

I am #25 on the May 2015 Goal Setting Party.