I have completed the log cabin and uneven 9 patch border for this scrappy quilt and am now auditioning fabric from the stash for the next round of borders! Here is the EQ7 file... ...and this was the original version I had in mind as a Christmas Quilt! The applique is a skill set I… Continue reading Border Auditioning
Summer happens so quickly around here. For months we deal with cold and snow and then almost like magic the weather turns warm and summer happens! If we don't get out and enjoy it we'll miss it. That is why I LOVE our new camper. This past weekend was an annual trip to Van Buren… Continue reading Camping and Quilting – Tackling Two Loves at Once!
Heya Friends! I'm working on packing up my temporary sewing area at the dining room table. It's been a fun few months at my new location but it is now time to pack it all up and bring it back upstairs. I'm nearly able to get up and down the stairs (almost the whole way… Continue reading My Method for Putting Away The Leftovers – Once The Quilt is Finished!
That's right, I couldn't resist the temptation to do another t-shirt braid. I just have to figure out how I can run this through the machine to make it go so much faster. I did an experiment just to see if what I was thinking would work. I braided off several feet and set up… Continue reading It’s another t-shirt braid!
The braided t-shirt rug is all finished! I put the last stitch in this afternoon. I decided I wasn't going to go an extra round of three more t-shirts as my hand was beginning to hurt from all the hand stitching. It was really becoming a nuisance, with some sharp pain, so I stopped. As… Continue reading The Rug Is Done!
Oh Heya! Seeing that I missed Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday to inspire me with some color combinations, I'm taking my next cue for the rug from St. Patrick's Day! Three more t-shirts got cut up last night and the rug is getting bigger... For the braiding, I've been sitting in front of the TV… Continue reading How about some Irish Colors for my rug?
They just keep coming. Even though I give plenty of them away, the closets just keep getting stuffed with those t-shirts! Here's a whole bunch of them pulled right from the drawers. Even though there's still more to give away I'm tempted to see if I can't make use of some of these and turn… Continue reading More Stash Bustin! Making A Rug With All Those T-Shirts!
I've been researching ideas of things to do with scrap material -- things besides quilting of course! For my first in a series of projects I chose to make some pincushions. This first pincushion is the classic Tomato and the project I'm following is from Martha Stewart. I'll link to her post here so if… Continue reading Scrap Attack Project – Martha’s Tomato Pincushion
I'm skipping around. I have only completed 6 of the Prickly Pear blocks. That's 6 out of 30! Yikes. Those Prickly Pears are kinda of a pain to put together. There are a lot of seams and I have to steam open a lot of them in order for the block to lay flat and… Continue reading Quiltville’s Roll Roll Cotton Boll – Part 4 – Skipping Around