Monday, April 29, 2024

Baby quilt

  I've been working on a baby quilt.  It's for a new baby boy, born just a week ago. 

I've got to hurry and get it done, or he will out grow it before he can even use it!

                                       Sew and Tell
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                                      Put Your Foot Dow
                                     Finished or not Friday
                                      Design wall Monday

Thursday, April 25, 2024


 I'm sure many of you know this method already, but I'm sharing it today because I found it to be so much easier than cutting half square triangles.

Start with 10" squares right sides together.

Draw an X line point to point.

Then sew all the way around the 10" block 

Cut on the drawn line diagonally each way.
This is what happens....

Give a quick press

Sew them together

You can make all different figurations with these half square triangles.

I'm going with this one.

Happy Quilting!

                                       Sew and Tell
                                      Midweek Makers
                                      Put Your Foot Dow
                                     Finished or not Friday
                                      Design wall Monday

Monday, April 22, 2024

I'm inspired

Isn't it fun to visit quilt shops? Inspire is the largest quilt shop in our area. Since the pandemic, most of the quilt shops have closed. And two more are slated to close soon. Inspire will be moving. The owner has sold the building and is retiring. But I was told they have a new location and will be moving in the summer.  Of course they are having sales so they won't have to move ALL the fabric.

Always lots of inspiration.

And a peek through the glass
Happy Quilting!

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. 
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                                      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
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                                     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.

Monday, April 1, 2024



Winners have been chosen and notified. Here is the list of the winners from my blog hop.

Set of cards - Carol M  

Sponsor prizes - Anita Carol Gambrell   

Drawing  - Joyful Quilter  
                  Gram Chris    

And the winner of my fat quarter bundle is Rachel Summy

Congrats to all the winners. Tricia is still working out the details of the winning prizes. It was so much fun meeting all of you. Thanks to all of you who follow. Hope to see you soon.

Happy Quilting!