Thursday, March 17, 2016

Three More Finishes

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I have three finishes to show. I'm on a roll!

The first is a little table topper. It's an oldie but goodie, lol.
 This is a mini twister quilt made with scraps. I made it for my step-mother-in-law a long time ago and I finally bound it up. This is the first time I ever used single binding. It was pretty easy, but I had never used single binding because I always make bigger quilts that need the double fold. I really don't like making table toppers because I don't really use them. I'm not much of a decorator, lol.

This next one is a sampler I made in a beginners quilting class that I made a friend go to.
She has since gone on to made numerous quilts and now has a long-arm living at her house, lol. When I infect someone with the quilt pox, I do it good! (right, Candace and Jolene?)

This last one is another oldie.
I have no idea when I made this one, lol. It's been hanging out in my wardrobe for a while. I had quilted straight lines through the 9 patches and then I decided to go ahead and quilt swirls over the entire quilt.

Oakley isn't quite sure about all this quilty stuff, but he hammed it up for the camera, lol.

Hope you're all having a quilty day!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Another Quilt Finished

I finished the binding on another quilt last night. That's four finishes this month! I'm on a roll.
It's a Chihuahua magnet, lol.

On another note, I re-potted my lucky bamboo plant.
The bigger shoots were in the same container as the smaller one on the right.

I don't keep it here in the direct sunlight. I just put them here for the picture. They really don't like too much light.

These are little shoots off of my brother's big plant. I like them, and the bigger one has grown quite a bit since we got them, so I decided it needed a bigger container.

Hope you have a quilty day.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Another One Bites the Dust

I finished another quilt this afternoon. That's three old UFOs crossed off my list!
This is just a panel with a couple of borders added, but it's finished!

Hope you're all having a quilty day!

On a side note, I've decided that babysitting is a less expensive alternative to having a baby brother. My two younger kiddos have had so much fun with Oakley!
They were playing outside without coats on March 9th in North Dakota!

Two Finishes!

I finished the binding on two quilts yesterday.

The first quilt is a mile a minute quilt. I don't remember the name of the fabric line. The second quilt was from a kit and the top has been finished for about two or three years.

So glad to get a few old UFOs finished!

Hope you have a quilty day!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Design Wall Monday, March 7, 2016

On my design wall today are blocks from my brown monochromatic quilt.

I wish I could say that this quilt will make a dent in my brown fabric, but it won't, lol. The yellow one and purple one did, but I have TONS of brown, so alas.

I'm linking up with Judy. Make sure you check out what everyone else is up to!

Have a quilty day.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Stash Report, March 6

I finished off four quilts yesterday and I made my first fabric purchase in a LONG time.

In the morning, I helped someone attach the binding to her quilt. I had provided the backing and the binding, so that was almost 3 yards.

I finished up the quilts that my two kidos (10 and 11 years old) finished. Those came totally from my stash. One quilt used about 5.7 yards and one used 4.6 yards. The backing and binding of the last quilt used 1.8 yards.

If you'd like to see pictures of these quilts, click here.

The fabric I purchased was for backing and it was 50% off. Yeah me!

I'm linking up with Judy. Check out how others are doing!

Saturday, March 5, 2016


I finished up three quilts today! YEAH ME!

The first was a quilt that my daughter Mariah made.

This is her first quilt. She pieced it, and I quilted and bound it. It was made to replace the quilt that I made her when she was a baby which is, of course, much loved.
You can see that I had to patch the old quilt, lol.

Next, I finished the quilt that Josiah had pieced.
He's pretty proud, I'd say, lol. Here is a close-up of the quilting.
Lastly, I finished an old UFO. This is a quilt that my oldest daughter, Olivia pieced a long time ago.
Three quilts finished in a day! I'd say that constitutes a pretty good quilty day!

Hope you had one.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Design Wall Monday, February 28, 2016

On my design wall this morning are two floppies that I finished yesterday.

The first one is my violet monochromatic quilt. I used The Boardwalk Block tutorial from 13 Spools. Be sure and check out her website for lots of great information!

Violet Monochromatic Quilt

It's REALLY purple, lol. I'm glad that I didn't have enough of the dark purple and I decided to go with the different colored centers. Although, looking at it now, I realize that it might have been cute. The different centers are some of the myriad of different solids that I have, so in addition to using up quite a bit of the purple I had in my stash, I used up some solids as well.

After the quilt was finished, I ended up with all these scraps. Not sure what to do with them, but they're fun! Any suggestions?


After I finished this one yesterday afternoon, I was bored and saw a jelly roll pack that I had sitting around opened. I decided to make a a quick Jelly Roll Race quilt.

 I don't remember what line it's from because it was out of the package and had been sitting around my studio for a while opened. I was afraid it would get messed up, so I decided to see how long it would take me to get it done. It was quick, lol...just a few hours.

I'm linking with Judy at Patchwork Times. Make sure and check out what everyone else is doing!

Today, I'm planning on basting two quilts that I need to finish by Saturday. Hope you have a quilty day!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Goals for This Week

I have big plans for this week.

First of all, I have several quilts that just need binding to finish up.

I have two quilt that are almost quilted.

And, I want to start on my Monochromatic quilt...which I have decided may be two different quilts, lol.

Let's see how much I get done!

Today, I have a little visitor. He's the grandson of my husband's cousin, lol.

Oakley and Josiah
 I think my son likes having a "little brother" for the day.

Hope you have a quilty day!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Working on Feathers

I've been working on the borders of my mom's quilt. There are two thick borders and I'm doing feathers in them.

My feathers don't look that nice up close, but on the bed, they don't look too bad, lol.

Hope you're having a quilty day!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Progress on an Old UFO

I'm making progress on my mom's quilt. I have one more border to do, then just a few spots to fill in.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Practice, Practice, Practice

I'm working to finish up an old UFO. It's one of my mother's first quilts, and I told her I'd quilt it for her. Well, several years later...I've brought it out again. I just have a few more areas to quilt and I'll be finished.

The quilt is set on point and I finished the side triangles a long time ago. It's funny how much better I am today.
For the corner triangles, I am going to be putting in a filled in heart. I practiced on a scrap piece.

I think I like the outlined ones better. You can see there's something stuck on the batting, lol. That's why I used it up in a scrap piece.

My husband and kiddos bought me some flowers for Valentine's.
 I'm quite certain that my husband would have bought red roses, but my little daughter said she wanted white roses to remind me of my wedding dress. She's such a lovey!

Hope you're all having a quilty day!

Another Way to Baste

For those of you who still pin baste quilts, here is a cool video on how to pin baste in a smaller area.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

How Do You Baste?

How do you all baste your quilts?

I've been using Sullivan's basting spray for years, but recently I learned a new method of using it that has really made basting even easier!

Here's a link to a YouTube video on how to do it.

There's no way I could physically baste a quilt on the floor and other methods I have tried (even with the basting spray) use lots of space and lots of spray.

This method uses very little spray, and the funny thing is, when I actually read the instructions, you're actually supposed to use an iron to activate the spray.

I've also noticed that there isn't any residue on Emily's needles anymore!

For those of you who are skeptical about using basting spray, I would encourage you to try it.

Hope you had a quilty day!

Saturday Morning Quilting

I'm working on those UFOs! They're biting the dust right and left! YEAH!!!!

Last night, I basted Josiah's first quilt. He is in my 4-H quilting group, Quilting Pals, and he's been working on his quilt between meetings. He has the top done and last night, he kept me company while I basted his quilt. I'm hoping to get it quilted within the next few days.

Joey's First Quilt
This is a quilt I did from a kit, I believe. I don't remember much about it. I like it, though. I love the bright colors.

I love the backing that I found. I cannot believe how much fabric I'm going to be using up! It's great.

This last quilt I basted this morning is my Monochromatic Challenge (to myself, lol). It's a Twister quilt. You'll notice that I did use a few gray blocks, but I just couldn't do all yellow. My daughter has already called it, and I backed it in plain gray fabric. I think it's going to be fabulous!

What are you all working on today? I hope you're having a quilty day!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Working on UFOs

I finished quilting another quilt today. That makes four that I have only binding yet!

I also got a good start on my monochromatic quilt for this month. Considering I just started it a few days ago, I think that's good, lol. I'll get some pictures on tomorrow.

Friday, January 22, 2016

I Can't Get Motivated Today!

I did get a quilt basted and another one is ready to be basted, but I just can't get motivated!

Do any of you have those days?!?!?!?

Hope you're having a quilty day!


Well, I found some a small bottle of 5 Hour Energy, lol. I got another quilt basted and started the dishes and cooked dinner.

I'm meeting with a friend this afternoon and taking my two older girls to a movie tonight, so I won't be doing much more today, but at least I got two quilts basted this morning! YEAH!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Monochromatic Challenge

I'm going to challenge myself to do a monochromatic quilt each month. I want to get rid of some of my stash, and this seems as good a way as any, lol. I'm going to use a twister pattern because they use big 10" blocks and they go together quickly. Then I'll cut up the rest of the fat quarter into smaller blocks and organize them by color as I go.

These are the colors I'm going to use:

January - Yellow
February - Violet
March - Brown
April - Orange
May - Red
June - Indigo
July - Blue
August - Pink
September - Green
October - Two-color
November - Black/White + Another color

I borrowed this idea from Judy Laquidara. She did this challenge in 2011.

This is what I'm going to base my colors on.

Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Rail Fence Baby Quilt

I have another finish! I have finished several quilts over the last several weeks and it feels great. I finished the binding on the quilt while the kids were watching Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs last night on TV.

Rail Fence Baby Quilt
I LOVE my Sweet Sixteen! I named her Emily. I have almost five million stitches on her.


Hope you've had a quilty day!

Monday, January 18, 2016

A Finish

I just finished a baby quilt. I finished the binding during the games yesterday.

This quilt doesn't have a place to go yet. I will probably donate it.


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