Sunday, April 24, 2016

More Deep Stash

I used some more of my deep stash.  If you have read my past few posts, they have been about the monthly challenge that Cut Up And Quilt has for CUAQ Therapy.

This month's Villa Rosa Design is "Honor".  I love novelty fabrics and so I had some Easter fabric that worked up great in this pattern.  The gold fabric is "Millennium" by Jinny Beyer.  Not the oldest, but getting up there.

My husband was trying his best to help me with this picture as the wind was so strong.

Here it is at CUAQ Therapy, no wind.

I also made this one with the same pattern.  I love the silly little squirrels.  This pattern works so well with fabrics you just can't cut up.  Now I have more quilts to get quilted!  And maybe one more quilt to make....hmmmm

Saturday, April 16, 2016


Spring has really been blooming here in western Iowa.  The new growth makes me want to sew!

 I did get "Lillian" pinned a couple of weeks ago when the Guild had a sewing day.   The fabrics are Kate Spain "Solstice" from a couple of years ago.  They are bright and cheery but not spring-like. But it will be ready for use for 2016 Christmas season.

I have been quilting on it.  I'm quilting around all the bigger white rectangles.  And it is taking me a while.  But that's OK, slow and steady like the turtle.  (But I am pretty excited to get this done soon.)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

What Do You Mean, Jelly Bean?

                      Yup, that's the name of my newest quilt, "What do you mean, Jelly Bean?".  

This quilt is another Villa Rosa Design called "Granada".  I used my older floral fabrics and the frames and centers that look solid are Grunge fabrics by BasicGrey for Moda.  It just reminded me of a jelly bean, so Spring-like.

So yesterday I got the backing made and the binding.  This Saturday when I meet up with my sister to sew, I hope to get it pinned so I can finish the quilting.  It feels so satisfying to use up some deep stash.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

What I'm Working On.

I've been working on a number of projects.  I finished the quilting and binding on a top I made for CUAQ Therapy.  The pattern is called "The Lady" by Villa Rosa Designs.

The fabrics are a from 2015 All Iowa Shop Hop, a jelly roll and yardage.  I love that fabric.

None of the other projects are ready to be shown.  Soon!

Sunday, March 13, 2016


I've been working on 100 patch blocks for this quilt by Wedding Dress Blue.  The patches are done and I started sashing the blocks.

I've been making the blocks as leaders and enders.  I bagged up 100 two inch sqares last summer from my stash of squares.  I tried to have each block have only one of a kind and for the most part it worked out.  (A couple of blocks have 2 squares that are from the same fabric.)  After I finish sashing with white, I will bag up the next round of squares.  Love how this uses those little bits!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Time Gets Away From Me!

Wow!  I can't believe how time gets away from me.  I have been busy, busy, busy.

First off, at the beginning of February I took a class learning how to use the Bloomin' Cogwheel Ruler.  Fun!  Look what I have started.  Hoping to get back to this soon and finish it up.

I love how the little cats seemed to be fussy cut for the cogs.  They weren't.  Just a happy chance they ended up that way.  I am planning on making a table runner and the goal is for it to be finished this year!  It's here in writing, so I'm going to hold myself to this.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Fun Idea

I saw a fun idea on Facebook some time this past month.  It used the squares from old calendars to make labels for your quilt blocks when putting them into rows.

I cut the number squares out of the calendar and label each one.  I added two holes to put the pins through.  I love how it worked!