Monday, June 29, 2015

Design Wall Monday–June 29, 2015

This is my 5th skirt.  I think I have fabric to make a total of 8.  I’m having so much fun putting together my summer wardrobe.


I bought this fabric while up in the Portland area at Cool Cottons.  This is a very cute store and is in an old house.  When I saw this fabric I just knew I wanted it for a skirt.  The owner asked me what I was going to make and when I told her a skirt she stepped out from behind the cutting table and showed me the skirt she was wearing.  She say’s she wears one everyday even in the rainy and sometimes very cold Northwest.  She simply wears tights under them.  She also confessed to having about 45 of them.  When I get finished making the skirts I have planned, I’ll only have 8 although I can see more in my future.   This just may become my uniform of choice.

To see what others are working on, head on over to Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.



Sunday, June 28, 2015

Skirt No. 4 and more to go…………

Here’s skirt No. 4. 
Turq and White Skirt
I wanted to try using a border print and found this while I was in the Portland area last week.  With the help of my friend Susan I was able to line the print up so that the side seams match.  I didn’t add pockets to this one, I was afraid they would show through on the white.  I found a cute turquoise T-shirt at Chico’s to go with it.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Skirt No. 3 and Counting

I’m on a roll………………..


It’s indigo blue and a Hawaiian print.  I wore it last night to dinner with my BFF Marilyn. 

Of course I looked very cute……………….LOL!



Thursday, June 25, 2015

Another Skirt

I've got several more I'm working on but thought I'd show you this one I made last week. I made it a little longer but I think I'll go back to the original length.

This is such a simple skirt but it's exactly what I want for my summer wardrobe. The next one will have pockets.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Design Wall Monday–June 15, 2015

This was on my design wall earlier this week.


Just one lonely little block but it was made for a good cause.  I was asked to make it as part of the Orange Grove Quilters Guild’s next opportunity quilt. 

I was given the background fabric and the instruction were to use two shades of the same color for the 8 pointed star.  This was made using Edyta Sitar’s YouTube video.

You can see what others are up to by clicking on over to Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.

Have a great week.



Saturday, June 13, 2015

I Made a Skirt

I haven’t sewn cloths for years but today I made myself a skirt.  In the hot weather it’s really nice to be able to put on a cotton skirt, top it with a tee shirt and throw some flip flops on your feet in an attempt to stay cool.  That’s exactly what I plan to do. 

BW Skirt

Now that I’ve made one I want to make another one and this time add pockets.  Hmmmmm, I wonder if I can remember how to add inset side pockets?  I guess I’ll have to figure it out. 



Monday, June 8, 2015

Design Wall Monday–June 8, 2015

As many of you know, I like to decorate my front door with a small quilt.  When Memorial day came around I realized the patriotic one I had was so faded that I didn’t put it up.  Time to make something new for the patriotic holidays.  I decided to make another 8 pointed star and then turn it on point.  Here it is.


Now it’s time to quilt it.  This should be fun. 

Check out what others are working on over at Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.



Thursday, June 4, 2015

Edyta’s–8 Pointed Star

While up in Big Bear a couple of weeks ago, several of the retreaters were making 8 pointed stars.  I believe most of them were being made for a guild opportunity quilt as well as a being made for their own quilts.  It appeared to be a little fusty for me but after listening to their suggestions on how to make it successfully, I decided to finally take the plunge.   After watching the video several times, taking notes and watching it and pausing while I made my first block, I made my first star.
Here it is hanging on my design wall.  Pretty good, if I do say so myself.  This one was made with whatever I could grab but I really like how it turned out. 
What did I learn? 
1.  Watch the video and really pay attention.
2.  Take notes as you watch.
3.  Cutting is really important.  Make sure you’re measuring it as exact as you can.
4.  Sew it in the exact order and manner that is shown in the video.
5.  Mark you 1/4” seams.  It will make it so much easier to accurately sew the Y seams and get your points to match. 
If you’d like to give it a try, here’s the link to Edyta Sitar’s YouTube video.


Monday, June 1, 2015

Testing Windows Live Writer

It’s been a frustrating few days.  I have used Windows Live Writer for years to publish my blog to blogger.  They are working on a fix so this is just a test to see if it’s working yet.


Design Wall Monday - June 1, 2015

Oh my, where has the time gone.  How in the world did it get to be June 1st already. 

Later today I should have something new on my design wall but for now this is my Granddaughter, Emily's quilt.  She has been redecorating her bedroom and this is a new wall hanging that she made for one of her walls.  She amazes me.  I loosely showed her how to make the first block and then she just took off making it.  I was out of town so this was done entirely on her own.  It's made using a free tutorial on Bonnie Hunter's blog.

 Some friends are coming over this morning for a sewing day so I better get going and setup the iron and cutting stations.

To see what others have on their design wall, check out Judy's Patchwork Times


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