Friday, November 29, 2013


Olivia is 5 1/2 months old. She is the most content baby I have ever known. She watches her brother, laughs with him and anything else. While I was making dinner she played quietly and giggled to herself.

It is so amazing how much she looks like her mother at that age. Here it is at midnight and Olivia and I are wide awake and keeping each other company. Everyone else is in bed asleep. I am still on my work schedule and I do want to go shopping tomorrow (or is it today) at 5.

Not much quilting going on until Saturday when I get back to my friends house.

Tomorrow will be a day of cleaning and preparing for things to be brought back to the house. I am so excited. It is looking so awesome.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hexies on the trail!

Well I actually sat down yesterday and today and prepped my border of white hexes. I need over 30 of the same kind. This is the boring part. My next task is to attach them to the outside.

I don't know if I am hopeful or just crazy. There is over 200 papers already punched out. They might go for this little quilt or, heaven forbid, another hexie quilt. Time will tell.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Quick quilt

It is finished! This is one of the quilts that I cut out this last weekend. It is only 48 x 60. This one is a youth size quilt. I don't plan on putting a border on it. In fact all I am going to do is turn it in "as is". If someone else decides that it needs a border, that is ok. They can put in on. I did the part I liked and I am happy with it.

This quilt is such a quick quilt. The pattern is one that you can cut up your scraps and collect them until you have enough for a quilt.

Here are the cutting sized to make a 12 inch block.

Center block is 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 (1 pc)
Long logs are 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 (8 pcs)
Short logs are 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 (4 pcs)

Try it. They can get addicting. I am already planning my next one.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Friday night sew in part 4

Here is what the blocks look like. Only 16 more to go! It will be a small quilt. About 48 x 60 without borders.

Friday night sew in part 3

This is part 3 of my 2 day marathon. Besides watching True Blood and Fringe (both full seasons multi disks), I have started sewing on one of the quilts that I cut out yesterday. This is half way done. Next is pressing then assembling blocks. 15 minute break and back to the sewing machine.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Friday night sew in part 2

I finally finished my 40th birthday quilt. The top was done and quilted 2 months after my birthday. That was 12 years ago. ( Yes I am 52 )

I finally put the binding on last night. I have even washed the quilt twice without the binding on.

I really hate to do the binding. I am so glad it is done. It is 52 x 65. Small for me.

For my birthday we did a cutting bee. 4 of us brought 10 half yard pieces of fabric in light, medium and dark (30 total).  We cut it into (3) 2 1\2and (2) 4 1\2 strips. We then traded strips and made quilts out of our strips. I choose basket blocks. I put flannel on the back (Penguins of course). A small cuddle quilt for me.

Friday night sew in

Boy did I have a much needed sewing marathon. I finished my "Lattice" quilt. I decided that it needed borders. If I would have used the center fabric on the outside corners, I would not had to adds corner blocks because I had more of that fabric than the corner fabric. I always make more work for myself. I think it turned out ok anyway.

It took me longer than I wanted, because I got sidetracked. I picked up a bunch of samples from my guild meeting. Of course since they were new I had to play with them. I cut the samples into two and a half inch wide strips. I then found not 1 but 2 patterns that I liked. So now I have 2 more UFOs cut out.

I think it makes me very happy to cut fabric almost a more than it does to make the quilt. I am also, at the same time, trimming my pile of 1 1/2 inch strips, that were gifted to me, into logs for a log cabin quilt. I'm not sure how big the blocks are going to be, but I am thinking it would go faster with bigger blocks than smaller ones. I do really enjoy the smaller ones though.

Time to get up and out of bed and start on todays sewing marathon.

Afterthought,. My friend is going to take me to see how my house is going. I haven't been there for over a week. Not having a car sucks!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

FNSI November 2013

It is that time again. Head out to Wendy's blog to join

Can't wait. I always have fun even if a sew alone at home. I always enjoy looking at everyone elses work afterwards. Feel free to join.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Quilting marathon

Boy have I been productive saturday. The first quilt is a freebie quilt from The Moda bakeshop. It is called, "Simply Woven". Here is the address,

You will have to copy and paste because I can't do links easily from my phone.

The pattern calls for jelly rolls and yardage for background fabric. I resized it so I could see if I wanted to make a full size quilt. I used 1 1/2 inch strips. It will look so cute in the doll crib I have. It is 21 x 27.

The other quilt is called, "lattice" I think. I don't remember where I got the pattern. Originally the pattern is for 18 inch blocks but I made it into 12 inch because, I was able to use a bunch of fast 8ths that I had. It work great. I am going to add a border because I want it a little bit bigger. It is 60 x 72 now.

Sunday is a new day. I can't wait to see what I can accomplish.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Hexie update

Here's an update of my new project. It is definitely an addiction! Should I keep on adding? Should I square it off and stop? decisions decisions

Stay tuned.