Friday, March 15, 2019

Jelly Roll Rugs

On Wednesday I taught another Jelly Roll Rug Class at Sisters Too Viking Sewing Shop. These rugs are so cute and I love making them. 4 out of 9 students had their ropes all made and the other students just had their strips sewn together.

Everyone at least got started on sewing the rug together, but 5 had their rugs done at the end of the class. There were some curvy ones and I hope they can be ironed out. I haven't ever had a big problem with curvy or wonky rugs. My sewing machine sits down into a table, so my surface is perfectly flat. Maybe that makes a difference. Anyway, it was a fun day.

Last night I completed making my rope for the demo rug and started on putting it together.

April 13th there will be another class at Sisters Too for the Rectangle Jelly Roll Rug. We probably should have scheduled them the other way around. Oh Well.

Monday, January 7, 2019

January Week 1 Quilting

I started the year off with a bang. 4 of my own UFOs have been quilted, have binding sewn on by machine and are awaiting hand sewing. One is in progress while we watch Frontier on Netflix.

Here's my Quilt In A Day Braid quilt, assembled in 2012, according to this blog.

Mary'l Love and Roses panel quilt with Hearts and Roses quilting.

 This is Marietta's Double Wedding Ring quilt. It has been waiting months to be done. I was feeling very intimidated by it but I told her it would be done in 2018. I was 2 days late, but I love it and I think it was worth the wait.

New granddaughter, Gracie's pink foxy quilt.

Gracie made this beautiful cancer ribbon quilt and I quilted it with Cancer Awareness Ribbon panto.

This is a tshirt quilt made by April with Turbulence quilting.

Week 1 challenge - Clean My Sewing Room

Week 1 Challenge was met and my sewing room was cleaned up.

Many 2.5" strips were cut from excess muslin backings.

My Serger, Featherweight, Bernina and Embroidery machines have a nice spot under wire shelving.

I organized all my batiks and then hours later found these lost souls. I wasn't in the mood to find a place for them, so here they sit.

This is my Civil War stash for a half-square triangle swap I'm in with Carol Hopkins. It's not very much but certainly overflowing the tote.

This fabric organizer tote is full of scraps, little scraps that need to be pressed, cut and put into the appropriate container.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

2018 In Review

Here are the spools/cones that I emptied in 2018.  It was a very productive year for me.

I quilted 278 quilts on the longarm.

39 of those 278 were quilts made by me.
11 for Quiltmaker or Craftsy.
9 were memory/t-shirt quilts
6 were donation quilts
9 were made for family members
2 gifted to non-family and
2 for me

I completed 10 UFOs, made countless hexagon coasters, 13 drawstring jewelry bags, 5 jelly roll rugs, a project bag, a fabric notebook cover, and added 8 new UFOs to my list.

My goals for this year are: Use what I have, clean it up, make room.
I joined a 52 Week Challenge group and the first week is organize your sewing space. Here's my before pics:

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Mystery, Good Fortune

I have finished the first clue to this years mystery quilt. I'm not sure I will keep up but I'm going to try.

Last week I purchased a new-to-me 1948 Featherweight from a friend who's husband got it at a sale. Dan did a once-over on it and it sews like a dream.

Here's my Clue 1 pieces:

The whole bunch of them:

Look at these cute neutral fabrics:

A martini and potato chips! How fun!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Birthday Quilts

Planning to make a quilt for Bella’s birthday, I asked Kathy what she likes. Butterflies, mermaids, My Little Pony, Hello Kitty, and Peppa Pig, so a trip to Joanns for a half-yard of the last three. The rest was already in my sewing room just waiting for the perfect quilt. 

I got all the pieces cut and enlisted Elizabeth’s help in laying the pieces out while I stayed with the kids last weekend. It was sewn together Sunday/Monday. Quilted on Tuesday. 

I was planning to make a pillowcase for the quilt and one for her brother, Robbie, too. Then I decided to make him a quilt also. Jason said he likes dinosaurs, so the search for Dino quilts began. I saw this cute panel.  What could be easier than adding borders to a panel? Perfect fabrics in my stash for this one too! 

Quilted on Friday morning, bound Friday evening. Pillowcases were made this morning. 

I think they like them!