Thursday, January 31, 2019

MidWeek Makers 1.31.2019

I'm still plugging away on the wheelchair quilts from guild. These quilts are maximum size of 40 x 40. So, they go together pretty quick.

I was binding, by machine!

I was quilting!

panto credit: Lively

Linking up with:

Susan at Quilt Fabrication's MidWeek Makers

Monday, January 28, 2019

Design Wall Monday 1.28.2019

Last month, I also took kits that contained wheelchair quilt parts from my guild. This week, I am working through these smaller quilts.

I have one that is pieced.

pattern credit: squares!

Another one that is loaded.

pattern credit: squares!

Another one that has been quilted.

pattern credit: tumblers!

panto credit: bubbles

linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts


Monday Making

Friday, January 25, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 1.25.2019

My first finishes of the new year are the plaid comfort quilts! I had taken a bag of plaid squares from the bin at guild and was able to make two manly quilts with the addition of background and the orange/reddish border from my stash.

The Dark Border quilt:



The Orange/reddish Border quilt:



pattern credit: Twirled

panto credit: Square Spiral

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

WIP Wednesday 1.23.2019

I'm traveling back to the olden days!

If it's Wednesday then it's binding day! Today, I sew my bindings entirely on my domestic machine. I'm usually binding Comfort Quilts that will be forever homed with a child so~the bindings need to be sturdy!

Quilt 1.

Quilt 2.

Linking up with:

Susan at MidWeek Makers


Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts

Monday, January 21, 2019

Design Wall Monday 1.21.2019

After a few weeks off, I was able to get back into the sewing room. I had taken a bag of 8.5 inch plaids from the Oconomowoc Quilt Guild in December 2018 in hopes of piecing a manly quilt for the Comfort Quilting group.

I found this picture online and decided to try it on these plaids.

I did add the background from my stash. The darker border came from the donation bin and the orange was in my stash~I am happy that it has found a home. Imagine my surprise when after I had pieced about three quarters of the blocks made willy-nilly that I was making pinwheels...well, duh! There are so many easier was to make pinwheels and I would have been more careful with the fabric placement! But I do like the overall look. They DO look!

The Dark Border Quilt.

The Orange Border Quilt.

Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Friday, January 11, 2019

A Little Progress 1.11.19

Very little progress has been made on 'Pete'. The two rear wheels have been sewn but I've stalled out on the rest. I did buy more blue background so when I'm motivated...I can sew, sew, sew!

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

WIP Wednesday 1.2.2019

Happy 28th Birthday to DS! Our first birthday (of his!) that we have spent apart!

I was working on a pixel quilt for him but somehow over the holidays~I just didn't progress very far on it. This is a new technique for me and 'things' just aren't lining up...

Here is my inspiration:

Here is my graph:

Here is where I'm currently at:

I need to adjust the slant of his windshield and see if I can get the hst's to line up a littler better...maybe in the morning I'll rip and re-sew.

Linking up with:

Susan at Midweek Makers

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy 2019!

2018 saw a mixed bag of happenings but hopefully 2019 will be more positive!

A few sewing goals for 2019:

*use more scraps (always on the list, friends!)
*sew from the guild kits for donation quilts
*try new techniques!