Friday, February 17, 2017

HELPING HANDS

I volunteered to help my friend Brooke finish up a couple of items while she worked on other more pressing projects.  The floral fabric is a heavy weight designer fabric.  It really is a beautiful print.  
I continued adding additional blocks to the pattern which was featured in Quilts and More's Spring 2017 issue.  
 And here we are with the finished top.  It measures 60 by 60 inches.  So I'm linking up with:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PILLOW CASES FOR CHILDREN CANCER PATIENTS

My quilt guild does a National Quilt Day event in March.  Your entry to the event is to either bring a pillow case or make one before you can get involved in making charity quilts.  I usually come with one, or two, or three.  OK so I am an over achiever!
I have tons of children's fabrics, having supplied myself well with three daughters and all their friends having babies over the last 25 years.  So it is time to pass some of them on for a worthy cause.  
So I am linking up with 

Friday, February 10, 2017

ANOTHER WIP PROJECTS UNEARTHED

I have mentioned in several posts that I have been working on organizing, actually digging, in my quilt studio and have unearthed a number of very old projects.  This happens to be one of them.  Twelve blocks all finished, but in fabrics that I long ago fell out of love with.  
Well I finished it up.  The blocks were in a bag with fabrics all together to finish it and even binding and a back.  It is making its way to my quilt guild Warm Wrappings group.  It will find its way once quilted to a charity group.  Last October the guild gave away 220 quilts to several charities.  
This is a finish so I am linking up with
   

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

CABIN FEVER PART TWO

Done all twelve of them.  I love them!!!!!!  Now it is on to adding a lattice and borders.  
Still a Work in Progress so I'm linking up with

Friday, February 3, 2017

BAGS, BAGS, BAGS AND MORE BAGS

Several years ago at a quilt show I purchased Handprint And Make Your Own Bags by Jenny McCabe and this fabric.  Just recently I stumbled across it while doing some organizing in my quilting studio.  Bags are a big thing, especially as our area has now banned plastic bags.  If you do not come with your own bag to the store they charge you 5 cents for every bag you need.  A great time to make up a bag or even two.  
 The problem, as usual I bought way more fabric than was needed for one bag.  After finishing two bags I still had sufficient fabric to make up two smaller ones as well.  
Of course, I did not purchase enough lining fabric so a shopping trip to pick some additional lining fabric and handles was in order.  I will end up with four bags.  I guess a couple of them will make great gifts.  This is a done deal so I am linking up with:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CABIN FEVER

 I am particularly fond of grey fabrics.  Recently I saw a free pattern offered by Amanda of Jedi Girl with some samples of her pattern done in grey fabric.  I just could not resist in making it in my grey fabric stash.  
I needed a background fabric and found this piece at my local fabric store.  
My first block.  I really like how it looks.
Block two.  There are only twelve blocks in the pattern so I am thinking I can move right along with this.  Making them up with different grey fabrics is so much fun.  I ended up digging through my entire stash and came up with several grey fabrics I didn't even know I had.  A fun work in progress so I am linking up with:

Friday, January 27, 2017

FAT QUARTER PATCHWORK QUILT ALONG #1

I can not resist a block of the month program.  So once again I have enlisted myself into this one.  The Fat Quarter Shop has started this one beginning this month and going through the year until December.  I have decided to do mine in red fabrics.  This is just three of the six blocks I've finished.  You can sign up for the quilt along with Jedi Craft Girl under her Recent Posts Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along 2017.  Her post showed her blocks done all in red.  I have tons of reds so thought it a great way to use up some of them.   Well it is practically a finish so I am linking up with