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. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Design Wall Monday–June 26, 2017

This is what I’ve been working on, a tutorial for a cell phone/table holder.  If you’d like to make one (and you know you do), I have the tutorial available here

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Today was a wonderful day spent visiting 5 quilter’s homes and quilt rooms as part of the Orange Grove Quilt Guild’s fund raiser.  It certainly inspired me to come home and take a good look at my messy, disorganized quilt room.  I guess it’s time for another cleanup and reorganization.

After the tour we had a delightful lunch at one of the local golf courses.  One of the activities was a small quilt challenge.  We were given a fat quarter and instructions to make a small quilt, using the fabric and the theme Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer as the inspiration. 

I don’t usually participate but this time I decided to give it a go.  Plus, it would make a nice addition to my front door quilt collection.  So here it is, in all it’s glory.



Monday, June 12, 2017

Design Wall Monday–June 12, 2017

I seem to be busy but for whatever reason I haven’t been busy sewing.  That being said I’ve managed to do a few things.  Just a few minutes ago I saw a very simple pattern for making an eyeglass case.  I just switched back to contacts (from my regular glasses) so of course I had to buy a pair of cute, cheap sunglasses but they came without a case.  So this was perfect.


As long as I had the camera out I thought I’d share a few more Edyta Sitar 8 pointed stars.


The purple one was made by someone in one of my friendship groups.  She had some problems with the assembly but I took it apart and redid it.  It looks fine now.  The other two I made from some scraps that were laying around.  The pink/red one has a few issues.  It had been a while since I’d made one but by the time I made the blue one I was getting much better.  I think I have about 15 of them now but I’d like a bed size quilt so I’ll just keep making them as I come across two fabrics that work well together.  I think I need a few with a print instead of one of the solids. 

This week is our Orange Grove Quilt Guild meeting and Bonnie Hunter is the guest speaker.  I have a few quilts that I’ve made using her patterns so I have them out for Show and Tell.  I’ll post pictures before I put the quilts away again.



Friday, June 2, 2017

A New Design Wall

A while back, Marilyn and I attended a quilt room tour hosted by Flying Geese Quilt Guild.  As you can imagine it was wonderful to see where others create.  It was filled with lots of inspiration from some very talented quilters.  I can’t even begin to tell you how gorgeous all of the homes were. 

One of the things I saw was a design wall that I fell in love with.  It was a new idea to me.  I took some pictures and finally yesterday I created a close replica of the one I saw at Julie Greenspan’s home.


Can you tell it’s a design wall all rolled up?

Here it is down and doing it’s job.


I love how it turned out and it was really very simple. 



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