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Friday, February 5, 2016

My pal Julie...

This is my good friend Julie....I gave her this
Singer 301A for Christmas.  We named her Eleanor.  

Julie loves Eleanor!

Julies piecing has improved so much since she has started
sewing first on my 301A Betsy and now on hers...Eleanor. I think she is hooked on Vintage Singers now! Yea!

So far she has made this Seattle Seahawks quilt for her sister Kathy.  She made it using the Arkansas Crossings pattern, super quick and with great results!

We backed it with this great neon green fabric that
I got for a super great price!

I longarmed quilted it for her using my "go to" loopy
loops.  I wrote "Go Seahawks" and her sisters name "Kathy" in the lower border of the quilt.

It turned out great! I am so proud of Julie and how
far she has come with her quilting skills...

Yay Yay Yay!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

RSC-just call me crazy!

Soooo....I am already making the "Soul Searching block" to trade with my best quilty bloggy buddy in Ohio and then I am also making the Birch Trees blocks by Amanda Jean Nyburg 
for my RSC blocks this year.  I am actually doing 2 sets of the Birch Trees blocks because my DIL piped up and told me that she really loves that quilt and had pinned it on Pinterest!


I kept telling myself, all those blocks are enough! I still have to put together my RSC 2015 blocks!

Did I listen to myself?

I kept thinking, I gotta use more scraps!!
The 2" squares bin was calling to me!!  
So I made a 100 patch postage stamp square!
 Did I make a dent? 


But it is amazingly


Its going to be an amazing quilt!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Quilt Doodles BOM 2016

I finished up my Quilt Doodles BOM blocks for January 
just in the nick of time....

Check out these super fun Reindeers!  I just had to give 
them some wild Christmas fun!!  Lord knows, I 
have a whole bin full of Christmas fabrics so I dug in
and picked out these cute prints!

5 super cute Reindeers for January.....looks like we are making
trees for February....better get to it!

If you are interested in this BOM, use the link below!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

This girl LOVES to sew!

My 5 year old grandaughter Jayden has discovered that she loves to sew! The apple has definately not fallen far from the tree...she wants to sew every time she is over at Grannys house.  The last time she was here, she wanted to make a little quilt for her Nana because Nana had a cold...shes so sweet! Thats one thing about this girl, she is always thinking of others and I love that about her.

She loves the 2.5" square bin, be still my heart!! She digs and digs until she finds just the square she wants.  Shes pretty picky about it.

She loves her "Baby Lock Anna" machine that I got her.  Shes learned so much about it and identifys functions on the machine.  We just need to work on her seam allowance.

She decided after making and sewing together many 4 patches that she wanted a heart in the middle of the quilt.  
This little one is always showing her love for everyone.

We Zig Zagged around the heart in the center and Jayden declared it finished! Ready for Nana!

She was so proud!  
Look at my girl! Her first quilt!

Granny we need a crazy smile funny picture!!

Love his girl so much!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The List!

Ok! Here goes nothing! 
 I'm putting my Quilty list out there for all to see, my
big long list of things to do, quilts to finish, quilts for others
etc etc!!  Its pretty long and I am sure I have missed some things but at least I have a starting point! 
Wish me luck!

Projects for 2016

1. RSC-2016 Swap with Kathy
2. Quilty Circles 365
3. Pat Sloan BOM 2016
4. Quilt Doodles BOM 2016
5. RSC 2016-Birch Tree Blocks x2

Blocks in progress

1. Tula Pink Modern
2. & Sew on BOM
3. Scrappy Strings
4. Jewel Tone Lonestars
5. Arkansas Crossings Scrap Quilts-always one in progress!
6. Idaho Crossings
7.Wild & Goosey
8. Itty Bitty Blocks-Quiltmaker

Blocks made-ready to turn into a flimsy

1. Picadilly Circles
2. Maverick Stars
3. Granny Square blocks
4. QBSA Blackmans Beauty
5. RSC 2015-Scrap Jar Stars
6. RSC 2015-Breaking out Geese
7. Lori Holt Row-A-Long
8. Purple/Black Scrappy Trip

Customer Quilts

1. Wonky Star Batik-Blue/Green x2
2. Grizzly Bear Quilt
3. Team Quilts  (5)
 Cowboys, Packers, Raiders, Broncos,49ers
4. Mias Tshirt quilt
5. Laurens Tshirt Quilt #1
6. Laurens Tshirt Quilt #2
7. Capaldis Tshirt Quilt
8. Michaels Tshirt Quilt
9. Urban Oasis Quick Curve Ruler-Jillian

Mystery quilts in progress

1. Walk in the Park-Quiltmaker mystery
2. Allitare-Quiltville
3. Silly Goose 2015

I'm tired already!

Thursday, January 21, 2016


A friend of mine asked me to make her a couple of pouches.  I hadn't made any in a while so I dug out one of the pouches I made earlier to sort of look and see how I did it the first time!! 

 Easy Peasy!  

She wanted this black/green floral for herself and the pink Paris themed one for a coworkers teenage daughter that just got her first makeup kit!

When I showed these to my DIL, she asked if I had any fabric that my son would like and if I could make him a pouch....he works out of town 5-6 days a week
and stays in hotels so he needed something to hold his toiletries...
Being from Southern California, we are die hard Angels it was a no brainer to make it for him out of his beloved Angels fabrics....He loved it! 

Suki was the "Snoopervisor" of the day...she put her 
"paw of approval" on everything!

Thanks for stopping by my little blog today!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Who knew?

Who Knew that these microwave fabric bowls 
were so easy to make?  I printed out
a tutorial and went at it.....they are a snap to make!

You put your bowl inside the fabric bowl before heating and your hands don't get burned when you take it out of the microwave! 


 This one above is the medium 10" size..perfect for my soup/chili bowls...and for using up leftover
layer cake and large scraps.

I actually received a box of fabric samples from my LQS and those pieces were the perfect size 
for this project! Yay!  The photo above
shows 3 more of the 10" size and one 8" size...if you have never used one of these, they are wonderful, I dont think I will skip using them ever again!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Stay dry!