"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Disappearing Nine-Patch Quilt Top

The Crafty Quilter has a link up open for a few more days for this QAL.  I have finished the quilt top only, but that's enough for now.  I think I will save it in case I need a cute quilt at some time.

I really like it.  The pictures aren't doing justice to it, but the navy border and cream/tan background look great together. 

Thanks, Julie.  Although this is another UFO for me, I like this block.  I don't think I would have made it without your tutorial.

I am not doing well with my UFO's.  But they aren't going anywhere, so I know they are waiting for me.

We're in for a severe heat wave this weekend.  
Stay safe and God Bless Everyone! 

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Mosaic Mystery Quilt - My Fabrics

I'm sewing along with Meadow Mist Designs' Mosaic Mystery QAL.  (I love all of the alliteration.)  I've had the A, B, C fabrics for a few years now, so it's their time to shine.  They are by Felicity Miller for Westminster Fabrics, Moon and Planet.  

I am making this quilt for Seana, my sister's youngest GD.  The fabric is Frozen which I've had for a year or two and decided I better use it before Seana hits college.  
I love the pattern; it's an Eleanor Burns quilt called Patches of Life.  The quilt is now on my sewing machine in the process of being quilted, but I've run into problems so I walked away for a few days and will resume later today.  

Hope you are all having a wonderful summer.
Enjoy and God Bless You.

I love hollyhocks

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Hands2Help Square in a Square

This is the lap quilt I'm sending to Happy Chemo as part of Confessions of a Fabric Addict's Hands2Help event.  

It's a simple Square in a Square quilt.
I used a gray backing.

I'm glad that Sarah's event is so successful.  

Have a wonderful time at your sewing machine.  
God Bless.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

UFO Finish for March

I almost missed a March finish.  I had pulled out my Swoon quilt, which was just a quilt top, with the intention of getting it quilted and finished. But it is just too big, and I really didn't make any headway on it.  Then I pulled out this little quilt which only needed the binding.  I had made a major mistake when making the waves on this Summer quilt designed by Julie Cefalu, The Crafty Quilter.  This is how it looked when I put it together this past summer.
I fixed the waves by using Applique Patchwork, 
which in this case meant sewing over my mistakes.
All better.  And the binding is on, so it's all done. Another UFO down.
And today's the last day for posting so I really just made it.
Will I have an April UFO finish?  Not looking good right now, but there's always hope.

Quilt Doodle Designs has a beautiful QAL going on, Garden Sunshine, and these are the March and April blocks. 

I'm also finishing the quilt top of the Heirloom Quilting QAL.  I love it, but nothing to show yet.  I'm working on the placement of the blocks.

Have a wonderful month.  It's warming up a bit here so that I can work outside most days and get the garden in some kind of shape.  I think I just like playing in the dirt.

God Bless!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

A Finish for February

Cupcakes is a finish.  This is certainly one of my oldest UFO's begun in 2011.  


It's soft and sweet so I'm keeping it to use as a summer coverlet.

If I made one of these every year I'd have much fewer scraps:)

The backing used up some bigger pieces of stray fabric.

I'll be linking up with The Crafty Quilter on Sunday for the UFO Challenge.  I think it's cool that I've already achieved two finishes this year.

I don't think I have any more easy UFO's, only big quilts that need borders and some that are just blocks that need to be put together.  Since March is a longer month I may choose a challenging project to try to finish.  

I've been making blocks for Heirloom Quilting's Mystery QAL.  I've used a bit of a mix of colors and prints and am hoping it all pulls together at the end.

Heirloom Quilting Mystery QAL
  Not the best of pictures but you get the idea.

Hope you are enjoying your time with needle and thread.
God Bless!