Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Quilts for Cure - Heart Blocks

This week I am making heart blocks for Quilts For Cure benefiting children with cancer.  I couldn't seem to stop with making just one.


They are requesting blocks made in color combinations of navy, yellow, and/or white.  I am lucky that I received a bunch of yellow scraps for Christmas because this color is always missing from my stash.

The blocks are being collected until Valentine's Day.  

Linking up today with Sew Some Love and to Whoop Whoop Friday.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Taking A WIP Detour

I am feeling better this week about all of my WIP's that had started to pile up.  I just cleaned off my work surface and feel ready to create again.  Out of sight, out of mind - right.

Well, I did finish a Sew Together bag and all of my Fancy Fox blocks, but I still have a ways to go with my other projects.  

I also started and finished a new project.


I finished 2 pillowcases for #theselflessnessproject on Instagram benefiting the Shriner's Hospital for Children.  The goal of this project is to donate 100 pillowcases on Valentine's Day.  

I have been phasing novelty fabrics out of my stash, but thought I would use some of this Star Trek fabric I have been hoarding.  I think it turned out fun.

Linking today to Sew Some Love, a new Wednesday linkup to share your charity projects.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Scrappy, But Fancy Foxes

MUST NOT GIVE IN.........MUST STAY STRONG.........MUST NOT START NEW PROJECTS!!


I just did a quick count of the projects on my work surface and it is 6.  Yes, 6 projects right here on my table.  I keep wanting to start something new, but I think it's time to tackle the growing stack of WIPs (Works In Progress).

During the Christmas season, I asked for scraps and wow, did I get a bunch of scraps.  There was almost no need to sort them by color because they were overwhelmingly blue.  



I thought that all of these varied blue scraps would look fun as foxes.  I have almost enough finished to make my first charity quilt top for 2017.  It doesn't have a home just yet, but I am sure that it will find one soon.  I have a feeling that it will be ready for an upcoming quilt drive for children with cancer.

Maybe if I can get focused and stop thinking about new projects, this will be my first finish of 2017.  

Linking today to the new linky party on Wednesdays at Kat & Cat Quilts for charity related projects.  

Friday, November 11, 2016

Friday Finish - Scrappy Squares

My finish this week is a simple scrappy squares quilt which turned out bright, cheery, and fun.


It was really hard not to keep this quilt for myself since its super soft and warm.  This fun quilt was made as part of the annual 100 Quilts For Kids.  Tomorrow, it will be sent to a group that is making quilts for older kids in foster care for Christmas.

Next up is a quilt that I am making as part of the Charming Plus Quilt Along.  I decided to go with scrappy blues with a pop of orange/yellow using 3 inch blocks.  It may take awhile to cut the blocks from scraps, but once you start chain piecing the blocks go together fast.



I have all the blocks made, it's now time to get the top finished.

I can't believe that Christmas will be here soon.  One of my favorite things each November is following the Handmade Holidays series at Sew Mama Sew that is updated each day with fun handmade suggestions and prizes.


Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday Finish - Scrap Projects

I have been trying to finish up some old projects, and I am happy that I have several finishes this week!


This pillow started out as a box of scraps left over from a quilt.  I decided to challenge myself to make something useful from these scraps.


A QAYG (quilt-as-you-go) pillow seemed to work just great.  I even sewed my first invisible zipper, which I kinda made up as I went along.  Hey, that happens sometimes.

My second challenge was to make something useful out of some itty, bitty scraps saved from another quilt.  These very small scraps became a cute little pouch made from a wonky log cabin.


I can see myself making more of these pouches as Christmas gifts.

Linking up today to Finish It Friday, Whoop, Whoop Friday, and Finished or Not Friday.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday Finish - Heart Blocks

I am so happy to have a finish this week.  I had only planned to make a few blocks, but they were so easy that I kept making them.  Soon, the top was finished and it was quilted with a straight line serpentine stitch.


The Orlando Modern Quilt guild is asking for bright and cheery heart blocks to make quilts of comfort for all those in need of a quilty hug.  Quilt #2 is cut and ready to get started.

It was fun working with all my scrappy brights and I think it will be entered into the scrap quilt challenge at Persimon Dreams.

Linking today to Finish it Friday and to Whoop, Whoop Friday.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Design Wall Monday - More Crossed Blocks

Up on the design wall today are the scrappy blocks I received for May's Quilters Bee Mod.  I know that more Crossed blocks are coming my way, but it may be time to start thinking about where this project is going.   


Another project I want to work on is a Deer pattern that I won from Hand and Needle.  I have so many fabrics and colors that I want to try with this pattern that I am having trouble finalizing the design.  I think I need more time to pick out the colors.


Linking today to Design Wall Monday and to Oh Scrap.