Friday, April 19, 2024

Sew sampler

 Do you do any quilting subscription? I never have. But I am taking a leap and subscribed to the Fat Quarter Shop Sew Sampler. 


These colors enticed me. And the new year starts in April. So lets see what this month brings. If it gets too much for me I can always opt out. But hopefully I can keep up.

SO Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Quilts for seniors

 Ok so this is what I've been doing. Making two more quilt tops for the nursing home for Christmas.  

They are not fancy, but would make a perfect lap quilt. I have a lot of 10" squares, so I'm working on getting the pile down. 
                                       Sew and Tell
                                      Midweek Makers
                                      Put Your Foot Dow
                                     Finished or not Friday

Monday, April 15, 2024

Sewing Day

 Finally got together with my sewing pals.

We each were making progress on our projects.

How about you? Did you do any sewing/quilting over the weekend?

Friday, April 12, 2024


 Yellow. That's the color I always thought I never had much. But when I was organizing my fabric recently, I discovered yellow!

I've been putting fabric in baskets by color. And as such, I have been digging in my stash.

And would you believe I found that I had yellow! Plenty of it. Some were mixed in with the neutrals, and others were just here and there. 


I like this system I have starting using.. 

Over the years, my fabric has gotten out of control  But the baskets are great. Easy access and easy to grab a piece of fabric in whatever color I need.  

How about you. Do you have a system for your fabric stash?

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Rope bowl

 Recently I learned something new.  Making a rope bowl with fabric scraps.


Have you tried anything new lately?

                                       Sew and Tell
                                      Midweek Makers
                                      Put Your Foot Down

                                     Finished or not Friday

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Yardage chart


One little hint about using yardage for a charm pack pattern is how many 5" squares can you get from a yard of fabric -

1/4 yard = 8 squares
1 fat quarter = 12 squares
1/2 yard = 24 squares
3/4 yard = 40 squares
1 yard = 56 squares

I thought I would go one more step and add the yardage guide for strips. I always find this information helpful when trying to decide how much fabric to purchase.

Width = Strips Per Yard -

1.5" = 23 strips
2" = 17 strips
2.5" = 13 strips
3" = 11 strips
3.5" = 10 strips
4" = 8 strips
4.5" = 7 strips
5" = 7 strips
5.5" = 6 strips
6" = 5 strips

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Hello April!!

 Spring. Don't you just love it?  With spring comes flowers. 

This is the first year my amaryllis bloomed. It is one tough survivor as it was walked on, stomped on with workers all over the yard. But it looks so pretty.

My African Iris that I brought over from our old house.

It has done really well for 14 years.

My knock out roses have bloomed and bloomed and bloomed.

And finally my Yellow Elder, which exploded with color. Two of my sweet grandchildren stood in front of the tree.

No quilting today, but I hope you have a Happy Quilting day.