Sunday, August 2, 2015

Christmas in July (or in this case August)!

I decided to do the Fat Quarter Shop's "Little Joys Quilt Along" (http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/p/little-joys-quilt-along.html).  Think I'm loving the process of following the quilt alongside!  It's all about the small steps.  Here's the first blocks I did.


The following picture is from the site showing the end result we are going for..




Saturday, July 25, 2015

GARLIC 2015

Garlic is harvested.  Curing in the shed.  Still have to pick out which ones to save for planting.  Only came up with one dud this year.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Kindle Paperwhite Cover

KI don't know about everyone else, but I can't understand why covers for ereaders are so darn expensive.  To that end I decided to make myself one.  This is the second one I made, the first has been trashed ... Did not fit well at all, but again, I learned a lot through the process.  I'm gonna make another one at some point which I'm sure will be better.  





Simple Four-patch blocks

In life as well as quilting, there is always something to learn.  One of the things that has bugged me for years is how bulky seams get.  Somewhere along the way I found this tutorial (http://lavieenrosie.typepad.com/lavieenrosie/2012/04/seams-a-poppin.html).

Once I understood the process it was simple and quick so I ended up making a bunch using my 2 1/2" scrap squares.  

Now to join them in the same manner!  That's the next challenge which the tutorial also includes.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tote for me

Made myself a tote like what I did for my mom with some fabric I had for a while that I didn't want to cut unless I had the 'perfect' project for.  Lol  Crosshatch quilted the body of the bag instead of using fusible fleece.  Worked out pretty well.  Used This tote pattern which was very easy to understand and work with.  http://thelongthread.com/?p=10690





Creative endeavors...whatever they may be!

New plan afoot here!  Going to try to keep the documentation of my creative endeavors and project ideas here in my blog and post from here.  This way I can maybe have some semblance of order.  Hope it works!

This is a Minecraft 'Steve' pillow made for my Grandson Elden in May 2015.

Update on Vacation Time 2015

So I'm caught up on the Vacation Time Sew Along (http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/2015-vacation-time-mystery-bom.htm).  Here's the pictures so far.  Loving this project but am trying to use this particular line of fabric I have without buying anymore.  Hopefully I will have enough.   Have a block for August to go which will be done once the block design is announced.  Then it is quilt building time.  That will be interesting and I definately will have enough fabric for that part!