Monday, July 24, 2017

Emily’s Graduation Quilt

Back on May 25th my granddaughter Emily graduation from college.  As her gift we are taking her with us on a trip to New York the end of September.  I had thought about making her a quilt but nothing jumped out at me until I remembered a quilt kit I had purchased a year ago from City Quilter in NYC.  When I heard they were closing I had purchased the kit and put it away.  So with a New York City trip planned, I decided to make the City Quilter kit for her. 

The top was finished and gifted for her graduation but it still needed to be quilted and the binding added.  As of this morning, it is complete and waiting for her to pick it up.


It’s hard to see the fabric but it depicts the various NYC sites, Empire State Building, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, etc.  Here’s a close-up.  IMG_7746

And here is the label that Bear’s Quilt Shop embroidered on the back. 




Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Grandma’s Kitchen–Block 4/25

Pat Sloan posted block 4 this morning.  I was anxious to get it made but I had another commitment so I didn’t get to it until this afternoon.


Here are all 4 blocks.


I’m really enjoying this process.  If you’d like to play along, head over to Pat’s website



Monday, July 17, 2017

Design Wall Monday–July 17, 2017

I returned on Saturday from a wonderful week of sewing with friends in Las Vegas.  We started off Monday morning at 9:00 and finished up Friday afternoon.  On Tuesday I taught my Sassy Scrappy Log Cabin and on Wednesday I shared a couple of small projects.  In between teaching and visiting I managed to work on a couple of things and thought I’d share them this morning.


This is a cute little table runner that is made using a free pattern of Bonnie Hunters.  Many of the gals were making full sized quilts but I had a few fat quarters that I had picked up either at Walmart or Tuesday morning so decided to make this little cutie.


On Tuesday I taught my Sassy, Scrappy Log cabin.  This is my sample and here are some of the blocks made by others.  Just like a traditional log cabin, these blocks can be made many different ways.  Here’s just a few.


There were more but this gives you a pretty good idea. 

One of the small projects was a table runner made using 1 charm pack.  I purchased this winter themed one and made this. 

IMG_3727I really liked how simple this was to make.  I see more of these in my future. 

I also worked on what I thought was going to be a Wedding quilt.  That is until I went to a fabulous quilt shop in Henderson, NV, Quiltique. but more about it later.

Here are some of the blocks that I’ve made.  You’ll see that the top two have been trimmed the others are waiting their turn.


I’m sure I spent time working on a few other things but that’s enough for now.

Enjoy your week!!!!!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Grandma’s Kitchen–3/25

I’m in Las Vegas sewing with friends and various projects that I will share later but in the mean time I thought I’d share my block 3 of Pat Sloan’s, Grandma’s Kitchen weekly sew along.


If you’d like to join Pat and participate check it out here

Until next time,



Thursday, July 6, 2017

Grandma’s Kitchen–Block 2/25

Yesterday was the day that Pat Sloan posted the second block of her Grandma’s Kitchen weekly quilt along.  It’s a fairly simple block, but I like it. 


Here’s a link to the info Pat provides. 

Wonder what next week’s block will be? 



Monday, July 3, 2017

Grandma’s Kitchen–Block 1

I decided to play along with Pat Sloan and make her Grandma’s Kitchen quilt blocks.  It just started last week and as I understand it there will be a total of 25 blocks.  She will be releasing 1 block a week.  The 1st one is a 12” finished block but she has said they all may or may not all be the same size.  So we’ll see as we go along.  You can read more about it here

In the mean time, I made my first block.

Block 1



Thursday, June 29, 2017

Using Up Scraps

I still have a bunch of this very old pieced blue fabric that I made many years ago.  I think I originally was going to make a jacket out of it but that never happened.  Every once in a while I pull it out and use if for something.  A few years ago I make a shopping basket using it and when I stumbled across it again this week I decided why not make a Cell Phone/Tablet stand out of it.  In order to use up some smaller pieces I pieced it together so it has an extra seam in it but what the heck it’s just a Cell Phone/Tablet stand, who says it needs to be perfect.
Here it is with my mini-iPad sitting on it. 
Don’t forget I have a link to the tutorial over there on the right.  Check it out.  It doesn’t take long to make one for yourself, friends or family. 
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