Monday, July 30, 2018

Patriotic Table Runner

I made this table runner to match my July mantle. 

I quilted it simply by stitching in the ditch.  Anything more competed with the cute prints.  (Which means I spent over an hour unpicking ten minutes of quilting.)

It is the same basic pattern as the pink and purple table runners I have made previously.  It just fits the spot so well and finishes at 18 by 72 inches. 

I think I may make one in greens.  I already have the fabric picked out for it. 


P.S.  I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar.  Check them out for more quilty inspiration.  

Friday, July 27, 2018

A Purplicious Table Runner

I recently made this purple table runner to go with my purple and green bunting. 

I quilted it with a paisley motif on my domestic sewing machine. 

Purple is my favorite color and it makes me so happy. 


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Ten Baby Blankets

My favorite baby gift is still a quilted flannel blanket.  I have made ten recently and still have more to make.  Good thing I have a large baby flannel stash. 

The first two sets (two of each) were quilted on the Bernina Q24 and have a separate binding. 

The next three sets all used batting leftovers that were zig-zagged together.  They were sewn together using this method.  I quilted them on my Tiara. 

These might not be as fun to see, but they were fun to make. 


Monday, July 23, 2018

Two More Quilts by Miss S

My niece Miss S loves making quilts and she loves the jelly roll race design.  She pieced both of these at home and brought them out to Utah to finish with me.  :)

These are her eighth and ninth quilts.  Every quilt she makes she does a little bit more of the process by herself.  I am happy to say that she quilted both of these by herself on the long arm.  I am so proud of her. 

I had her start out doodling the cursive L design on the whiteboard before using the machine.  I think she did a fantastic job. 

She quilted two in one day and then bound them both the next. 

I love both the look and how easy it is to quilt in rows. 


Friday, July 20, 2018

Star of Wonder Two

I made this quilt for my niece Mrs. S and her husband for their wedding (a little late).  It probably looks familiar because I made a larger blue star quilt last year. 

The one for Mrs. S only uses two different blue fabrics on the top.  One is the center star and binding and the other for the rest of the diamonds.  It is a lap quilt rather than a twin size quilt. 

I quilted it on the Bernina Q24 with a spiral design. 

It has a navy blue minky on the back. 

The color of the minky shows up the best in the picture with the label. 

I made it with lots of love. 

I still have one more wedding quilt for make for a nephew this year.  It will be in sea green. 


P.S.  I will be joining some of the fun linky parties on my sidebar.  Check them out to see what other quilters have been up to. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

New Portable Project

I love having a hand sewing portable project, but I like fast finishes.  It seems like an oxymoron to me.  ;)  I realized that if I had smaller projects that didn't take long it would be the best of both worlds.  My solution was to crochet washcloths.  I have found that they are addicting and make great gifts. 

I believe I have made more than sixty in three months.  I'm sure that number will continue to grow.  I think I may give them for neighbor gifts this Christmas. 


Monday, July 16, 2018

Blueberry Addition

I made this quilt for my nephew Mr. B for his wedding.  I didn't have a lot of time, so I made it all in one week and finished it the night before the bridal shower (which I hosted). 

It is a plus quilt made from eight inch squares and finishes about 60 by 75 inches. 

I quilted it in a loopy spiral.

It has blue minky on the back.  (Of course!)

I enjoyed making it for the two of them. 


P.S.  I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar.  Check them out to see more quilty inspiration. 

Saturday, July 14, 2018


I am interrupting my catch-up posts (14 more ready to go) to share a squirrel that really caught my attention.  I should be working on a wedding quilt for one of my nephews, but once I saw the improv pieced  quilts from the Stash Statement blog hop I had to do some improv sewing.

That pile of warm colored solid scraps quickly became this...

And this.

It really was a giant squirrel, more like an R.O.U.S. (Rodent of unusual size from Princess Bride).  I also had to turn these cool scraps...

Into this...

And this.

I have thought about calling them Flamin' Hot and Icy Cool, but my niece said the quilts reminded her Starburst and Jolly Rancher candies.  Maybe my sweet tooth is as big as hers.  I think that is what I will go with.

I am grateful for the giant squirrel because this was some very therapeutic sewing.  My heart is saddened by the Dollar Ridge Fire in Utah.  (#dollarridgefire) It continues to rage less than a mile from my father's cabin still holding all of the cabin quilts my mom and I made as well as lots of memories.  Earlier on July 4th there was a voluntary evacuation of the area surrounding the fire.  Before we were able to go and retrieve anything the evacuation became mandatory.  My parents weren't able to retrieve anything from their cabin.  I am happy to say there is still hope as more of the fire is contained every day.  We frequently check this map which shows the range of the fire. 

My husband told me that it was rather ironic that my therapeutic sewing during the fire was a flame quilt.  Maybe that is why I would rather call it Starburst.


P.S.  I will link up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar including Oh Scrap! and the squirrel/dreami linky at MMMquilts.  I normally can resist squirrels, so that is a first for me.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Custom Runners

I made these sweet table runners and place mats for my mom's friend LaDawn. She bought three yards each of two coordinating fabrics plus binding fabric.  I quilted the three yard pieces on the Bernina Q24. 

Then I cut out and bound two table runners which finished at 15 x 90 inches. 

They are both reversible. 

There was enough fabric left over for seven place mats. 

I have only ever made one quilted place mat for me.  I really wanted to keep these. 

Place mats for my family are now on my bucket list. 


P.S.  I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar.  Check them out to see what other quilters are up to.