Monday, August 13, 2018


I'm ready for class this Wednesday.  The rope/cord for the rug is all sewn and in a ball.

I am looking forward to seeing how this looks as a rug.  I used strips from my medium drawer of 2.5 inch strips.  So I'm hoping it's bright and cheery.  Keeping my fingers crossed!

Saturday, August 11, 2018


Scrappy Mountain Majesties are all prepped for sewing.  

Hoping these go together fast!  Now to finish my "rope/cord" for my rug.  I need to get that ready for my class next Wednesday.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Jumped On The Bandwagon

I jumped on the bandwagon and signed up for a jelly roll rug class.  I bought the pattern and thought I would try it.  Then the class came available, so I went for it.  Sometimes signing up for a class makes me get started and just do it!  The first class was last night.

I made my own jelly roll from my 2.5 inch strips that are from Bonnie's Scrap User's System.  I also made my own batting strips to use.  (That wasn't hard, I just don't like how batting gets into the cutting mat.)   Got a good start and we meet one more time for tips on sewing the rug together.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Cutting Table

The cutting table is always a mess.  I start things or cut extra items to make one for me and set them aside and there they sit.  I have found some extra fabric boxes that I had cut out and pinned together and then another project took over.  (Don't you love how projects have a life of their own?)  I got those sewn together and quilted, but now I am at the stitching it into a box part.

I did work on the Scrappy Mountain Majesties blocks.  I now have 20 made.  This block is so easy, but for me a little time consuming.  I'm hoping I get faster the more I make.

All different shades of blue for the "sky" and homespun's for the mountains.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Vest Number Three

Vest number three is finished.  It only had one side seam and top stitching left to do.  So it was easy to finish up.

I used a cotton/poly mix fabric for the gold as it matched the look I wanted, but I sure don't like how it finished.  Cotton looks so crisp and this still looks wrinkled after a good pressing.  This may be part of the reason I like to use 100% cotton for my quilts.  But you use what you can sometimes.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Vest Number Two

Vest number two has made it to the finish line and is off to live somewhere else.

These vests are reversible.  So you can get 2 different looks out of one vest.  I loved wearing them, especially when we traveled to visit friends or family.  I had two vests for one.  Used less space in the suitcase and I felt I had different outfits!  And other people seemed to like them too as they sold fast at the craft fairs.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Confession Time

Confession time!  I really wanted to quilt on my quilt last week, but I managed to procrastinate and not do it after Monday.  Why is it I'm having such a hard time with finishing this quilt?  I think some of it has to do with the "wrestling" in order to get it quilted.  It's not easy.  I'm hoping to get back in the groove this week.

I did finish this hexie though.  I've been working on these for a number of years also.  I saw this quilt at "stitched in color" and fell in love with the setting.  I've been inspired to work on the hexies again.