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



Saturday, February 21, 2015

A Few Pinks and a Finished Quilt

I have found time between being sick and work to make a few pink blocks.  Since February is almost over these my be the only pink blocks I make.  But you can be inspired by many other pinks at Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015.

I finished this prayer quilt.  It has been delivered and the gentleman loved it.  May it brings prayers of comfort to him.

I have been sewing on Beads of Courage bags.  I think I have 60 of them almost finished.
These bags are for children going through cancer treatments and other serious  illnesses.  I hope you take time to read about this amazing program.



Sunday, February 1, 2015

January 2015 Projects

At SOSScrappy Angela is have another year of Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  January color is blue.
Here are my blue blocks.

Quiltmaker is hosting Bitty Blocks.  January block is bow tie blocks.  I didn't get all my bow tie blocks sewn but they are cut out.    These were fun to make.  I wonder what the next block will we make.

I joined a QOV block swap for 6 months.  I made all my blocks and they are ready to mail.  These are the patterns I made for the swap.

This quilt was donated to the hospital gift shop.

I have also been busy working on BOC bags.  
I have a prayer quilt to finish.

I have joined Prairie Moon Quilts 350 block project 2015.  My January total is 56 blocks.  I have a good start on making 350 blocks this year.



Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Welcome 2015

Hello 2015

May it bring happiness, staying healthy, and lots of quilting time.  Most people make New Year's resolutions and by spring we have either broken them or forgot them.  I want 2015 to be about my accomplishments.  I will use a quilt journal to keep track of these accomplishments.

 I have divided the journal into section for keeping track.  I am not going to set specific numbers for these goals.  I want to keep this simple so it doesn't become overwhelming.  Here is my list in no particular order.

1. Beads of Courage Bags
2. Quilts for Charities
3. Quilts just for me
4. Advent gifts for my friend

I do know I need to make a baby quilt for my daughter's friend and two graduation quilts.   As the need arises I am sure this will change hopefully not to often.

The first of the two project is these blue and yellow blocks that need to be finished.

The second one is using my 2" scraps.  This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern.

  I plan on only participating in very few quilting challenge in 2015.  I will participate in Sarah's annual H2H challenge.  Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict hosts this challenge unusually around March.   I also will participate in Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015.  This challenge is a great way to use your scraps and these ladies make the most interesting rainbow blocks.
I did find a great scrap challenge that I am considering for my rainbow challenge.  Sherri at A Quilting Life is hosting a scrap challenge and one way is to make Dresden Plate blocks.  I think this would be fun and they could be my rainbow block challenge.

What quilting plans do you have for 2015?

Karen

Monday, December 29, 2014

Goodbye to 2014

Here are the 2014 finishes.  I made one Christmas quilt as a gift.  It went to New Orleans for my sweet little granddaughter.  Rileigh needs to know what is like to be a OSU Buckeye.

O - H - I - O
This quilt is two team.  LSU is on the back.

I have been finishing up some Beads of Courage bags.

I also finished my Charming Star quilt.  Terry over at Terry's Treasures had a sew along.  I hope you take time to see everyone else's Charming Star.  Mine will be a birthday gift for a friend.
I had a great quilting year and I am looking forward to quilting 2015.
Karen