Friday, September 16, 2016

Keeping busy...

As much as I like to collect finished quilt tops (at least 5 sitting on my banister right now), I chose to actually push my newest flimsy towards completion.  I got it basted:

started quilting:

and I'm now about halfway done:

and just to keep it interesting, I have put together some more orange peel blocks as well:

 just because I didn't want to add the last finished top to my un-quilted collection...doesn't mean I don't want to add more!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

That was fast...

Did some stitching yesterday and before I knew it...had a stack like this:

and then some rows like this:

and then a quilt top like this:

We only briefly (for maybe 2 minutes) lost power yesterday, so I was able to stitch as long as I wanted.  Of course it rained until around 8 pm, so all my pics are indoors.  Kiddo says she wants this one ASAP so maybe I'll get it finished this long weekend and then get some nice pictures in the gorgeous sun!

Until then...I do have this new project to work on:

Have a happy Saturday!

Friday, September 2, 2016


A month or two ago I ordered a Boo 10x10 by Cotton & Steel because my October baby loves anything Halloween-y.

Last weekend I got around to doing something with it, using my favorite pattern for this type of precut, the Double Slice tutorial by Missouri Star:

and now with all the rain in our forecast for today...I think I'll get back to finishing these blocks!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Well then...

So had an impromptu hiatus from the blogosphere...nothing intentional, not even too terribly much going on here...just kind of well didn't sew and didn't blog.  For the most part.  I did finish up one bag:

Sydney Crossbody by Alicia Miller (Swoon Patterns).  And even started another:

and that's it.  All the sewing I've done in the past 6 weeks or so.  In between my last post and this one, we did go to a wedding, take a trip to Chicago, hubby had foot surgery, and kiddo started her Junior year of High I won't say that I actually didn't do anything...but now we are back in a sort of normal routine (for us at least) and the itch to sew is bugging me pretty today I'll sew...after I mow the lawn and bake cupcakes for the company picnic...and all that.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Lots of blue...

I've been stitching a lot with blue the past week or so.  First I was working on some log cabin type blocks from my blue scrap bin:

and when I got tired of piecing those, I finally got around to finishing up an Evelyn tote (Swoon Patterns) that I cut out and started on weeks ago:

The lining is a bit saggy, but as my kiddo said, who's going to see it?  The lining was a complete "make do" moment, I had nothing picked out for it and had nothing in my stash of all one piece that would work, so I just pieced something together from the remnants of the exterior and a bit of Flea Market Fancy I had in my stash.

Friday, July 8, 2016

and done...

with the quilt top that is.  Here is my Lap of Luxe quilt in Mustang by Melody Miller:

it was such a quick sew!  (Just ignore that center area that looks really wrinkled, that'll be pressed out before it gets quilted.)  I used a few different solids for the background, mostly Kona Ash and Bella Smoke, I like that the different shades break up the pattern a bit and look less "flat."  So on to the stack this one goes!  Guess I better find another weekend project!

Heat is on...

Well, summer has officially taken up residence, in all her 100+ degree glory.  It's predicted to be well over 100 degrees today (up to 110 with heat index), so I think I'll stay inside and sew.  Last weekend, after finishing up my Star and Stripes quilt top, I pulled out my Cotton+Steel Mustang Fat Quarter Bundle that I've had for a few years and got to cutting:

and then did some stitching and trimming:

and now I'll take that stack of HSTs and turn it into a quilt top ala the Lap of Luxe quilt pattern.  So there you go...that's my plan and I'm going to try to stick to it.  Happy Friday!