Tuesday, December 31, 2019

WIP Wednesday 12.31.2019

Here it is! Completed to the flimsy phase.

pattern info: pinwheel-public domain

side note:

3.5 inch cut red/blue
3.5 inch cut cream

2 sets of each fabric strip pieced
then subcut at 6.5 inches.

4 sewn together yields 1: 12.5 inch unfinished block
2 strip sets yields 3: 12.5 inch unfinished blocks

Monday, December 30, 2019

Design Wall Monday 12.30.2019

I decided to work on another 'quick' quilt for the local Hop-Tel. The Hop-Tel here is adjacent to the VA Hospital and it is for veterans receiving treatment on consecutive days that are too healthy to be admitted yet live too far away to travel home and back in a short time span. And yes, it's a free space for the veterans and their families to spend the night. A few years ago, a woman in my day guild started promoting the Hop-Tel as a recipient of quilts. So...this year I am trying to make one quilt a month to donate to the Hop-Tel. As I understand it, the quilt then belongs to the veteran to take home. This is not affiliated with Quilts of Valor and I'm not sure that there is any connections at all.

I thought I would cut 3.5 inch strips and make red/blue and a cream I had into pinwheels. I also had just gotten a new 12.5 inch ruler.

See where I'm going?

Yep, read the ruler wrong, pieces don't match up and had some trimming to do. I discovered the error of my ways about 2/3rds into the block making process.

Here is an early block, trimming it up.

The cream fabric is a graduation of gold stars, not real sure that I'm grooving to it...

Just a few more rows and I'll have a flimsy. I'll keep you posted.

Linking up with:

Judy at Doll Quilts and Small Quilts


Beth at Monday Making

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Wishing a very Merry Christmas to all!

Friday, December 20, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 12.20.2019

Welcome to my holiday edition of finishes~

First up:

I finished the binding on the Detroit Tiger quilt.

pattern: Scooch Over 2 by Maple Island Quilts

you'll need to scroll down to find the pattern :)

Second up:

DS and his GF will be visiting Bell Creek Quilts the week between Christmas and New Year's. So as a family, we decided to open presents when we all can be here. This means GF will need a stocking! My day guild has been talking about Twister quilts so I thought this would be a good time to find my twister tool and give it a visit.

Here is my piece before Twisting. I have the little Twister ruler.

Here is my piece after Twisting.

Here is my piece as the stocking.

Not exactly my vision for it but I can always make another if she wants. LOL

patten info:  Twister tool~one source

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Alycia at Finish or NOT Friday

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

WIP Wednesday 12.18.2019


A whole week has passed since my last post!

I've been doing some holiday baking, mostly chocolate chip cookies and seven layer bars. It seems, this year, as I bake then I gift. Right now, I have spares in the freezer ready for the family holiday parties. Unfortunately, my favorite spatula gave its all!

I also have been making the re-usable grocery sack.


I think I've made about 24 or so since Thanksgiving! Today, I played chicken bobbin and WON!

Whoop! Whoop!

These bags have been a great way to use up some older novelty fabric. This particular fabric has a selvage from 2000 and I think I won it at the guild auction in 2007 or 2008. You know what? It's the perfect way to use this fabric! I'm sooo glad I waited to use it! lol

Shabby Chic's tutorial can be found here: 

youtube and template pages

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

WIP Wednesday 12.11.2019

Moving right along on my next project...The Diven family Christmas quilt.

I attached the binding yesterday.

All that is left is to sewn on the label.

Whoo! Hoo!

Linking up with:

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, December 9, 2019

What I'm Working On...12.9.2019

I have a mixed bag of things to report on...

Thing 1:

In November, a guild member shared the woolen mittens pattern. Her caveat was that we needed to make a practice pair and donate. She even supplied the mitten pieces!

Here are my mittens, sorry...she didn't give us written directions...

You can tell by my wall hanging, I did finish them up in November.

Thing 2:

In November, I also took a quilt to quilt. Pieced by another member!

Here it is!

pattern: quilter's design

panto: large scribbles

Thing 3:

In October at retreat, another guild member shared a grocery bag pattern.

I think I got a little carried away making them! They sure were fun and each one used almost a yard of fabric!


reusable grocery sacks diagram
  YouTube video

Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts


Beth at Monday Making

Friday, December 6, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 12.6.2019

I finished my wreath!

I wanted another snowflake but three, yes 3!, Dollar Tree stores were sold out. I settled for a couple white birds but I needed to glue their feet into their bodies first.

I kinda figure when it's on the house...one will only see the white against the blue. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! A bonus-I think I used about 3 yards of older fabric.

Whoop! Whoop!

Now I'm ready for January, if only I was ready for December and Christmas! lol

wreath inspiration found here

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict 


Alycia at Finish or NOT Friday

Monday, December 2, 2019

Design Wall Monday 12.2.2019

...or what I'm working on.

I started a fabric wreath while I was away for Thanksgiving. It started simply as a way to keep busy. I cut two different blues 1.5 x 9.5 inches. I looped the fabric around a metal frame I purchased at the Dollar Tree. I also purchased a few glittery white snowflakes. I am actually kinda liking it.

Wreath inspiration found here.

sorry for the sideways pic, I can't quite figure out how to rotate pictures from my phone...

I'll hang it on the outside of my house in January. I'm totally into Dollar Tree Decor! lol

Linking up with:

Judy at Doll Quilts and Small Quilts


Beth at Monday Making