Thursday, February 4, 2016

February Finishes

I'm thinking a Flimsie is a finish, right?

Most of these just needed a few more blocks or borders added to
get them ready for the quilter.

 I purchased a charm pack several months ago hoping to make a small Twister
for a baby quilt.  Of course, I didn't have quite enough charms so had to
add a few fabrics from my stash.  
This one will go to the quilter on Saturday.
 I started this Halloween quilt several months ago from left over Halloween fabrics.
It just needed a couple of borders.  My Bee went on a Shop Hop
last week and I found these great lime green and purple fabrics 
that were perfect for another finished flimsie.  
This one is going to the quilter on Saturday too.
 This quilt looks very faded out.  It was started 24 years ago!
Finally got the borders on and a back made.
Off to the quilter on Saturday!!
 My friend, Janine, and I decided to get together once a month to sew.
This was our first project.  We spent a couple hours cutting out the blocks
for both of us.  After she finished with the fabrics, I got the leftovers for my borders.
(Seemed only fair that I took the leftovers since she had purchased all the fabrics.)
The green borders are 2 different fabrics but look great together.
 This is a quilt for a grandson who is graduating this year.  I added the border this past week.
Now I just need to find a backing and it will be off to the quilter too.

This is a small portion of a quilt for a neighbor boy who will be graduating this year.
I used scraps and made a zillion HST's.  Got to find a backing fabric and it's ready too.

Cleaning out my sewing room has really helped me to prioritize just what needs to be done to finish another quilt.  I should be able to keep the quilter busy for a few days this month!

Happy Quilting!                   Lynda

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Product of a Clean Sewing room!

My sewing room was such a disaster that I didn't even have room to cut out a quilt and I certainly didn't feel like sewing in there!  So I spent the better part of a week emptying cupboards and throwing out.  Oh what a feeling!!!  After a huge bag of garbage and a big bag of "pass it on to someone else", and lots of reorganizing, I can now maneuver around, find fabrics and actually work on a project.

When I say garbage, I mean pieces smaller than 2 inches, and fabric so crinkly and stiff that I would be embarrassed to use it in a quilt, and some that even had an odor when ironed.  It does feel good to purge once in awhile.

I found lots of pieces of flannel, not enough to make a whole quilt, but enough to mix together and make something usable.  I found this cute tractor fabric and a blue plaid that seemed to work well together.  Since I'm going to a baby shower tonight I figured it would be perfect for a small rag quilt and burp cloth.  I've also finished a blue and brown baby quilt top that I'm going to tie.  I also found several quilts that just need a back and they will be heading off to a quilter soon.  

I'm having FUN!  Hope you are too.

Happy Quilting!                           Lynda

Friday, December 18, 2015

Merry Christmas!

My husband's family exchanges Christmas gifts with one sibling each year.
This year I decided my sister-in-law, Joan, needed
a homemade Christmas!
I made her  a couple things just for Christmas time.
A Santa Jolly Belly pillow,
a Snowman dressed for winter,
and a comfy warm pillow case.

Then I added a new towel to hang in the kitchen,
a hot pad I learned to crochet this year,
a zippered pouch for change (or whatever),
tissue holder for her purse,
and a loopy frog Mug Rug/Snack Mat.

She was quite happy with everything.......
and I had fun making them for her.

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Happy Quilting!                        Lynda

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Baby Wyatt's new quilt

Baby Wyatt didn't want his picture taken but we finally
got him to hold still long enough to snap this one.
I'm sure he was thinking, "I'm
must be time to eat.  Why are you making
me hang out here on this quilt?"

I love the Mother Goose themed fabrics.  
They are so bright and cheerful.

Happy Quilting!                       Lynda

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Life is good!

 Yes, Life is good!  We were just blessed with another grandson on Thursday.
What a cute little boy.  Baby and Momma doing great!
No pictures yet....but soon.

I found this fun fabric called "Follow Me".  It has pictures of Churches, and words for all 
children to hear....."I am a Child of God, Faith, Truth, Light, Love One Another, Be Happy,
Be Grateful and Choose the Right".
Just had to make a couple of pillow cases for a couple of Grandchildren.

 Ellie is now 5 years old and in Kindergarten.  Where oh where has the time gone?!
I'm sure she will be losing a tooth or 2 soon so I made her a little, well not so little,
Mouse tooth fairy pillow.  The pocket is in the back.  She kind of 
looks like a bandit mouse!

Of course, Gavin, who is only 3 and not ready to loose teeth yet (unless he
keeps jumping off furniture) needs one too.
His is a monster and the big mouth is the tooth pocket.  

I know they will like getting presents too when the new baby gets his quilt.
Hopefully it will be back from the quilter next week.  Sheesh.....I
only had 9 months to think about making it!  Nothing like
waiting until the last minute.

Another quilt retreat coming up the first week of November.
I am already planning on what I will work on those 2 wonderful days.

Happy Quilting!                Lynda

Friday, August 14, 2015

Do you hear wedding bells?

Yes you do!

Chris and Melissa are getting married this Saturday.
I gave them their quilt and they were excited.
Nice cozy flannel on back.
Quilted with hearts.

Ain't love grand!

Happy Quilting!              Lynda

Monday, June 29, 2015

Wedding Quilt

June 6, 2015
Here's the happy soon-to-be-bride with her quilt.
I love the way it turned out.
I really enjoy using scraps
and ending up with
a beautiful quilt!
Sherry got married on June 11th and is now off to Colorado to start her next adventure.

Happy Quilting!                           Lynda