Sunday, February 18, 2018

Monday Making

I have been making small quilts.
Little TABLE mats.

I will quilt them eventually
and then they'll be used at a retreat auction.

I'm having fun.
Choosing color and themes as I go!
I've also been asking friends and family for ideas.
My daughter-in-law chose the color palette for that first one.

I have also been working in the kitchen.
Trying to USE the produce that is either given to us...

Or from the harvest in my husband's garden.

The radishes were VERY plentiful this year!!
I've been cooking the greens....
and giving the excess radishes away.

How many radishes can YOU eat???

Don't want any FOOD or FABRIC to go to waste over here!!!

What are YOU making???

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Monday Making

I'm working on a smallish
scrappy (of course) quilt.

I'm calling it my WARM quilt.
All those colors feel like summer!

The hand quilting continues.......
It'll take some time.
emphasis on SOME!

What are YOU working on??

Friday, February 9, 2018


I finished a little quilt this week!
the top is done.

Can you believe I had this heart backing fabric
in the stash 
I found it!!!

Such a perfect match!
As I read the date (1992) I was thinking
"Isn't it NICE fabric has no expiration date?"

We don't know WHEN those pieces will find their

I'm hand quilting now
with red embroidery floss.
My GO TO when it comes to quilting these days!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Monday Making

There are so many WONDERFUL quilting books!
This week I will be searching through mine
to find some inspiration for another

I will also work a little more on hand quilting my
"H" quilt.
What are YOU making this week???
Thanks to all who link up each week!

Friday, February 2, 2018


Sometimes, when beginning a project,
I stand in front of the fabric wishing the RIGHT pieces
would just JUMP OUT at me!!!

It's hard to decide WHERE to begin sometimes.

I'm happy to report the fabric didn't quite JUMP.
It just sat there right ON TOP of everything else and looked pretty.
I chose BLUE.

This is the FIRST of TEN!

I am making table toppers/centerpieces/table mats
(which is the BEST term??) 
 for an upcoming retreat auction.

Another QUILTY tradition I began a few years ago.

I enjoy the challenge of making LITTLE quilts that
OTHERS might like.

My goal is ONE a week!!
We'll see how that goes.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Monday Making

I was able to finish a quilt top this week!!

Happy DANCE!!!

My mom helped me make the four patches so it is
an EXTRA special quilt for sure!!!

It is one of the graduation quilts for the
seniors at my church.
My yearly QUILTY project is to give a quilt
to every graduating high school senior!

I will quilt it later...
so I left those edges AS IS.

The blocks were sewn together "on POINT"
Or - diagonally....
so I added a rectangle at the end of each row
and will trim the triangle points OFF later.

The reason, some of you know already,
Is that they will be BIAS edges when trimmed
and bias edges are VERY persnickety!

They like to bend and wobble.
Wobble and STRETCH!

I might be folding and unfolding this one
a few times before I get around to quilting it
I want to trim the edges later.
I might even quilt it BEFORE trimming.
That way I'll be SURE to keep the edge from getting distorted!

I COULD have added blue triangles all the way around.

But I didn't.

It was so much simpler (for me)
to cut rectangles and sew them on.
The fabric was not expensive.....
SO i'm not too worried about waste.
(the blue cotton is a VERY nice used cotton sheet!!)
I felt very THRIFTY as I pieced this one together!!!

I have so many other quilt projects to work on in my sewing room!
Not sure WHAT I'll pull out next.
What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Monday Making

My knitting is taking a back seat this week
as I try to get some more hand quilting into

SOMEDAY it will be a finished quilt...
but it's hard to imagine WHEN that someday will be!

If I leave this quilt out and HANDY.....
I'm more likely to add stitching.

What are YOU making this week??