Thursday, April 12, 2018

Purple Slabs

My scrap bins are about 10" x 15" and 9" deep. The purple one was nearly full. It still has 4-5" left at the bottom and the rest went into these 12.5" slab blocks. Sashing is 3" and I've made a bunch of 5.5" ones to use in the border. It will finish 73" x 88" so is a good size.

I am amazed at how far the scraps go, and how relaxing it is to sew them like this. Not a lot of planning, just sort to sizes and think log cabin but not too accurate. The sashing is a red-purple fabric that will go between all rows, around the outside, and likely be the binding too. So far so good.

Oh after taking this picture it is easier to see the values, so I moved a few of the blocks around. Purples do not like the camera either. I'm not much of a purple lover so am surprised at how many scraps were in that bin!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Progress report

Well, this one is done and ready to put in the mail... along with a couple of donations from a friend. The quilt is 39.5" x 36.5" so more of a lay/play than wrapping up the baby, however, the recipient is not yet a month old (tiny) and lives in a mild climate.

As for the stuffy (or is it spelled stuffie?), Stacey made him. He is about 8" high and totally washable. CUTE!  She texted me today to say she has something else to go with it... no clues though.

In this picture, he is sitting in front of Scott's king-size beach scene... which is nearly ready to sandwich on the longarm. I only know how I will quilt the leaves... so it might take awhile — and lots of prayer which has got me this far. I told Scott that as soon as it is done, I'm going to kill him. He just laughed, a suitable response. So far, nearly 200 hours. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mmm. . . Music & Motorcycles. . . Enjoy!

My hubby has many 'passions' including flying and golf. He also has a motorcycle and recently bought an electric piano. He played piano in his teens and is getting back into it. The keyboard needed a cover so when I discovered this panel on sale at Hancocks-Peducah, I could not resist. 

The problem was the length. After praying, this great idea popped into my head -- put racing flag design on each end AND use fabric with music symbols on it.

I gathered my supplies Saturday and sewed whenever I could -- until Monday. It was finished it in time to get to bed and sleep a few hours before his plane landed around midnight. (He was in San Diego golfing). He's happy and I enjoyed this project -- quick and easy. The detail photo shows that this panel is really sharp!

Monday, March 19, 2018

"Cabin Steps"

My customer sent me this photo of the homespun table runner that I made for her last month. She lives in a lovely older home and was totally thrilled with how the runner looks on her sideboard. I am too. I called it "Instant Replay" with the qualifier (well, not quite) because the Olympics were on at the time and because I had the order for a year before getting at it. She likes puns and word play.

I also put the pattern for this on my Etsy page, in case anyone is interested. I called it "Cabin Steps." It was fun to make and would also look nice in a lake cabin or a country-style decor in the plaids. I'd like to try it in different fabrics, but then there are lots of things I'd like to try!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

This top is finished and now ready to put on the longarm. I'm happy with the little guy -- made the pattern from a copyright free clip art. Not sure how to quilt it, but fell asleep last night with a few ideas. Apologies for the shadow on the top. Forgot to turn on the flash! Hope you are having fun in your sewing room today... 😊

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Not much to say today, just working away on the king-size and the Celtic table topper. Finished and gave the Courthouse Steps runner to it's new owner. The delight on her face blessed me more than her check!

Right now, I'm building an elephant. All of the pieces are ready to assemble, but only showing you his eyes! For some reason, the shadow of my arm is yellowish under a combo of daylight and LED lights. Mmmm. Anyway, this cute guy will need a name...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Pattern Request

This photo is all over Pinterest and shows up in searches, but none of the links have information on the pattern for this quilt. Do any of you know anything about it? Someone wants to make it and I'm her detective!

If you know where I can find the pattern, please post that info in the comments. Someone else might be looking for it too!