Sunday, August 23, 2015

Updates - August 23, 2015

Last fall I won Pat Sloan's Moda Love giveaway.  I won a fat quarter bundle, a jelly roll, and thread.  I made this quilt for a friend who is very giving.  These fabrics reminded me of her wonderful personality.  She is an inspiration because she always sees the positives in life.   She was very surprised and love it.

If you like this pattern.  It is  called Jenna.  You can find it at Shiner's View.  There is a tutorial there to make Jenna's quilt.  I think this pattern was perfect for these fabrics.

I have made a few indigo/black blocks for August.  I am using 1.5" squares to make the 16 patch blocks.  I have a few more ready to be sewn.  I have finally found a block I love to use my 16 patch squares.  This will be an on going project.

I have been making cancer hats.  I need to finish sewing the ones I have cut out so I can take them to the local cancer center.  They are fleece and it will be getting colder here in another month and I am sure they will be needed.  A friend gave me the brooches to add to the hats.




Monday, August 3, 2015

August Already

Normally the first of August is a crazy stressful time for me.  But I retired July 1.  My new stress is when can I sew all the quilts that are on my someday list.  Here are some of them that I have been sewing.
The tumbler quilt is now a flimsy.  It will be given to a veteran.  
This flimsy will be given to a friend who does many things for others. I love these Pat Sloan fabrics.
I am making progress on my rainbow house blocks.  Here are two houses using the August  rainbow color of indigo.  I haven't found any true indigo color but I am counting these as indigo.

I now have 30 houses.  I need many more house blocks to make a quilt.  It looks like I need some more purple, pink, and green houses.

I am finally sewing on my flowering snowball quilt again  Half the rows are sewn together.  I love this quilt.   I usually give quilts away but not this quilt.

Don't you love it?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Finishes and Reds

I have finally finished a gradation quilt and a wedding quilt.  Both quilts are late but hopefully they won't mind.  I need to get them delivered so they can be enjoyed.
The graduation quilt is an Irish chain.
The wedding quilt is a barn raising pattern.

Here are my REDS for this month's rainbow color.
Beads of Courage bag
Christmas Table Runner
This is the first four rows of a tumbler quilt of valor.



Saturday, July 4, 2015

I See Red

I haven't participated in Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015 for awhile.  The rainbow color for July is Red.  Mina at Kinda Quilty has inspired me to make more house blocks.  Last year I made some houses but I wasn't sure how I would finish them into a quilt.  Thanks to seeing Mina's house quilt I am determined to make a house quilt.
I now have 24 house blocks and need at least that many more.  Cutting more house blocks will be on my to do list.

I did have fun making this crayon holder.  The pattern is simple.  Thanks Sharon for the inspiration to make them.  I will make more for gifts.

I hope everyone has a Happy Fourth of July.

Karen


Sunday, May 24, 2015

H2H and Other Finishes

I have finished my quilt for Hands to Help Charity Challenge 2015.  This quilt is being sent to Happy Chemo.  Please take time to see all the quilts that will be giving to charities.
"You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.". By John Bunyan

Receiving blanket for a little girl
I got a new bag pattern.  Another Beads of Courage bag.

Nina is hiding from me because she keeps chasing Sherry.
Silly puppy.




Sunday, May 3, 2015

Finishes in April

I finished this baby quilt the day Tessa made her arrival.  Her mom wanted pinks and browns.
I found this adorable basket to put the quilt in.  Two gifts in one.
Quilt of Valor top is the same pattern as the baby quilt.  The pattern is called Equally Fancy Quilt.  You can find the pattern at Moda Bake Shop.
I needed some little bags for gifts.  These turned out awesome.  A little difficult working with such small pieces.
Would you like a fabric basket filled with goodies for a gift?
This receiving blanket is for a coworker.  The yellow polka dots is cotton and the other polka dots is flannel.  A great summer blanket and a quick project.

Here are my two rainbow blocks.  Purple and Yellow.  May's color is green so I will have to see what I can find to make with green.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Busy, Busy, Busy

I didn't do much sewing in March because I spent a couple of weeks with this little sweetheart.
Rileigh lives way too far away from grandma.  So all my time there I was enjoying and spoiling her.
But there was hand work being done in the car riding to her house and home.  I finally finished my charming star quilt and gave it to my friend for her birthday.
I sewed on lots of Beads of Courage bags.  When I returned home I gave 20 bags to Cincinnati Children's Hospital.  I probably still have another 50 to finish.  I alway take these with me so I have something to work on when I have an extra moment.
And this little one was so glad we returned home so she could be rescued from being boarded.

Nina got a new dog bed yesterday because she chewed up the old one.  The joys of having a puppy.

I have been sewing since I came home.  I made chemo hats.  I am still looking for an easy pattern to make hats using light weight fabric to make them.   If you have one please share the information with me.
I made a baby quilt, blocks for a QOV quilt and I am sewing blocks for a retirement quilt but no rainbow blocks.  I hope to have these finish soon so I can share them with you.

The Hands2Help charity challenge started while I was away.  It is a fun challenge for a very worthwhile charities.  Please take a look at Confessions of a Fabric Addict to read about it.  It is not to late to join.  Today there is a great tutorial over at Sarah's.

Karen