Posts Tagged ‘Quilt’

Scrap Happy Saturday’s Aqua and Teal

February 6, 2022

I don’t have a lot of teal but what I have I really like. It’s 2am Saturday night… no, it’s early Sunday morning. I want to join in the fun.

I may not have much for Teal fabric but I do have a lot of Turquoise Pyrex!

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

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Minky and Lots of Love

February 3, 2022

When I purchased the backing minke fabric I had no idea it was so long and so wide. I do not want to see 1 inch of this fabric go to waste. It is absolutely amazing.

I have decided to add a row to the side and to the bottom. I already purchased more WORD fabric about a year ago.

Luckily I put the pattern in a safe place. I have a three ring binder labeled “current quilt projects”

The pattern is called Lots of Love for the Splendid Sampler by Melissa Corry. The finished block size 6″ x 6″.

It takes my brain a while to wrap itself around a pattern. I like to free piece or work with color with 1″ squares.

If you look at a past post under this catagory you can get some history on the blocks given to me by my quilt group and Flickr friends.

I do not have a lot of pink in my stash. A good friend Sharyn provided me pinks from her stash and also pulled some fabrics from our Quilting Babe sister Judy before many of her fabrics were donated to a few local quilt guilds.

Judy loved to do needlepoint as well as quilting. I am honored to have been given a small token of Judy’s handwork.

I loo

I have only found one fabric so far that is already in the quilt and when I turned the block over just above my pointed finger you can see where Judy wrote her name.

This is her full block.

… and I am off to complete the first of my new blocks.


ta ta for now

Rainbow Colorwheel Quilt

January 31, 2022

It was a perfect day to build a rainbow!

I was able to pin a row on and then during commercial sew it on and get the next row ready for pinning.t

I try to add a cat square to each block.

I have my “Judy” block almost prepped for sewing. I always sew the center long strip first with red on top and green on the bottom. I can then build in both directions from that row.

I had to go back quite a way to find my last top pic. It won’t be long and this top will be finished. I don’t know if I will be able to stop making blocks though!

Mini Nine Patches

January 24, 2022

Yes, she is hanging in the hallway! I am standing in the office looking out. I am getting closer to adding another row of blocks onto this quilt.

This is my most recent Nine-patch of mini nines.

I acquired new fabrics from my Babe’s quilt group and I am ever so slowly getting strips cut.

I have 3 sheets of background prepped for new Nines.

Vintage Butterfly Quilt and thrift scores

January 7, 2022

First vintage quilt purchase of 2022. Happy New Year!

There are 5 different fabrics in various colors used in this tied quilt.

Some of the butterflies will need blanket stitch repairs.

I can do that!

The backing fabric is the same as the alternate block on the front.

The best part is today was senior discount day!

Thrifted 2pc $5.00 less 25% plus tx

And since we love the viola in this house I consider this a nice score.

Dog House Quilt

August 24, 2021

Dog House quilt for Jenna

     I have had this idea in my head for years and years and years. Which means over 10 years at least. 

Flickr Gallery: House Blocks

and a second Gallery: Wonky Dog Quilt

Nine Patch

August 21, 2021

I saw a picture of this quilt by Bonnie Hunter and I knew I had to make the quilt. I have bags and containers and bins of fabric of all sizes. I LUV scrappy quilts of all kinds. This block is made of one inch squares. When the nine pieces are sewn together it is a 2″ block. The center of each block is red. I thrift a lot of my thread and have no issues with using it in a scrap quilt like this. I was able to get 10 spools of thread for 25c each when I picked this one up.

It’s not perfect but it is perfect

According to my notes I started this quilt mid November 2019. It’s been a fun quilt to work on. I like that I can go at my own pace. I am actually making two different quilt patterns simultaneously using these one inch strips of fabric.

I completed this block last night and spent some time analyzing it.

There are 24 background blocks and they are all different fabrics

There are 125 prints in the nine patches which includes 25 different red fabric centers

There is the opportunity for 100 white on white fabrics. In this block there are

86 different fabrics because while looking at it I see 7 fabrics are repeated and of those 4 are in the block twice, two are in the block 3 times and one is in the block 4x.

When I do the math I come out with this block having a total of 235 different fabrics.

Yay! That’s scrappy happiness!!!

A bit of play

Sometimes I just make nine patches. sometimes I sew the nine patches into nine patches. Sometimes I make the larger squares. It just depends on how I feel on any given day.

New Fabric Purchase

I don’t do this very often. In this case I wanted a bit more variation in the 2″ squares. I don’t have much pink. I will be able to use it in at lease 3 different projects I have going. More about that to come.

Organization Attempt

Sometimes I try to get organized. Sometimes I just like to play with the fabric and call it organizing.

I have a ways to go before this top will be completed. I am certainly enjoying the process.

String Pieced Heart

February 26, 2017

Every February for a long long long long time I bring out my string heart quilt and work on it. This year is no exception.


We tried 3 times to put the quilt up over the gutters on the front of the house and it kept falling down. Then Master H tried to get it to hang from the tree but the wind was not cooperating. So he held on to it. I was getting a bit of a chill so we did not work on perfection!


I always like to see a picture of the quilt I am working on. It gives me another perspective of the colors and the direction I have chosen to go. I am starting to add lighter blocks to make the red heart float on a lighter background. The center of the lighter blocks is pink and then surrounded by creams and whites with touches of reds and pinks here and there to add sparkle.



Here is the momma sparkle. I love him to the moon and back! We went to parent teacher conferences on Thursday and saw 4 of his 7 teachers and all 4 teachers announced he was getting an A. They also said they wished they had more students like him that it would make teaching even more enjoyable. Not just one teacher said this. All four of them did. Yesterday he pulled up his grades on the computer for the other 3 classes. Two more As and one B+. That’s our boy and this is my proud momma moment!

Vintage Love

December 30, 2016

I would love to share with you my love for vintage fabric as this year comes to a close.


I have an ongoing love of making Triple Irish Chain quilts. I completed the top and back for my niece Erica and based and bound it. I gave it to her at her request not quilted and hope to quilt it some day.  This one I am currently working on is for her younger sister Mary Ann. I am cutting the white background fabrics for two additional quilts. One for my niece Emily and hopefully one for me. These one inch strips of fabric put into quilts has been a signature of mine. img_0050

This white fabric is a little thin. I hope this block holds up over the years. I do love the music pattern it has and I am able to use it in Leah’s musical quilt back as well. img_0052

Look at this beautiful fabric. There is nothing like it!img_0053

At this time of the year I like to bring out my vintage crocheted containers. I thrifted this one this past year at Value Village for $1.49. Ohhhh, I like it so much! img_0055

Look at these fabulous vintage cards and papers used in this box. img_0056

I got a new camera for Christmas which is one of the reasons I have not done a post in a long time. My other camera the lense is not retracting and of course it would cost more to have it repaired than to just purchase a new one. I don’t like this concept of our throw away society. I wish I could find someone who tinkers with electronics and would be willing to fix it just for fun!  I have to thank Scott for getting me a beautiful camera. Look at the detail it catches! Yay!!!! It has been a tough year for me. I have been battling cancer since the end of March. I still have a ways to go with treatments but so far so good. I am looking forward to 2017. I have to thank the 30 plus people who have followed me on Flickr and commented on my pictures this year. So many people have sent me gifts and cards it is sooooooo appreciated. Just when I would feel down I would get a greeting card or gift in the mail. Thank you all so much. img_0057

Finishing the way I started

January 17, 2015

This project is going to come to an end soon. I played all week with the design boards. Last night I tried to sew and sat there staring five times as long as sewing. This morning I looked at the last boards with fresh eyes.

This is my original fabric.

The block above this one is green. I am working to blend some of the green into the alternate block below it.


I cut into another one of those vintage fabric scraps I have had for a lifetime.


The squirrel was disigned for a blue square but didn’t make it.


This will be a brown block when finished.


Another yellow and cream background block.


I am thinking the final darker block with be pink. Seriously I do not have many pinks in my stash!


Here is my attempt to find more pinks! Invasion of the mancave again. You have no idea what goes on inside my head when I do this because my man hates hates hates a mess! This is part of my creative process! Ha. He is used to it. He told me last night he is inviting his dad over to watch a game today. That is his nice way of saying “please pick up this space”. It works.

Today I hope to put away Christmas. It is time for the tree to come down. I enjoy the lights so much and my decorations I find it hard to take it down. Those pinks though will go in my string heart quilt as well. It is time for hearts which will motivate me to get the tree down. Enjoy the day!