Believe it or not, this was an easy quilt and normally would be a fast project to complete in a weekend. I have stretched it out for weeks due to one thing after another but it is now finished. You would think I was working for the government! I love the fleece lining and with the simple wavy line quilting it is just enough to keep it soft and snuggly for the couch and a good book….oh yes, that reminds me. I knew I had been reading way too many mysteries when I read my grocery list and I had ‘DB’ listed. I cannot imagine what in the world ‘DB’ stood for other than ‘dead body’…..see what I mean…too many mystery books. I know I wasn’t supposed to pick up a dead body at the grocery. Not even Walmart has that on the clearance shelf. 🙂 (Still do not know what ‘db’ means. Guess I will find out when I go to the pantry to get it and find out I have none.)
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT TOOK TIME TO MESSAGE AND CALL TO CHECK ON ME.
I am not 100% well yet, but I am happy to be here. I am slowly getting back into my sweatshop to sew a little each day and with Sami’s help we will start producing again. I know the fabric industry has noticed my absence and I am sure their stocks have gone down. LOL
Regatta pieced and ready to quilt
Fleece backing for Regatta
The Regatta was an easy quilt to put it together, although it took me quite a while to get it together. 🙂 I think choosing the fabric was the hardest thing to do, then I had some medical issues and could only sew a little at a time, BUT I love the end result. I used a Jelly Roll of Moda Solids in the blue shades and supplemented the colors with a few strips of colors from Artist’s Club fabrics from my stash. I used the Kona White for the white strips and other than struggling with the raveling edges of the Kona it went together very easily. I plan on using a pretty multi color leaf design fleece fabric as shown in the second picture for the backing. Even though the blues and whites make me think of summer and the beach, the cold spell we are having right now is making me think “I need something to keep my feet warm while I’m watching TV.” Y’all know I have no other quilts around my house to use. 🙂
The quilt pattern is a free download from block M Quilts and the Quilt Along is the brain child of Roseanne of Home Sewn by Us.
I am so glad to be back in my sewing room, even if it is for a few minutes at a time.
ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT THAT YOU MAY BE HEARING MORE ABOUT: THE NEW GREAT GRANDBABY IS A BOY AND WILL BE HERE IN JUNE!!!!!!
Well, here it is, after the New Years and not only have I not started sewing, I have not made the decision on which color. I have narrowed it down between the two blues. I am saving the 1.5″ Kona Dusty strips for a log cabin and I have cut the white strips and squares. I purchased the yardage fabric at Artist’s Club, the Bella Solids Jelly Roll from Missouri Star, and the Kona Mini strips from Tuesday Morning.
This is going to be a fun quilt along brought to us by Roseanne from Home Sewn by Us. Roseanne pointed me to the free pattern at BlockM Quilts to download. It looks like it will be an easy pattern with a striking design. This is not a race and we go at our own pace.
Due to my health issues I have been unable to be any use to Roseanne in the roll of co-host. (sorry Roseanne). But I will be back in my sewing room soon and my machine will be humming as fast as ever.
Happy New Year everyone.
Missouri Star Quilt Company Friday tutorial was for a simple ‘wave’ type quilt that I thought would be perfect for my
stinker Sami a new quilt. She hasn’t had one for a while so I thought this pattern would be good for her. Jenny’s pattern showed more of a wavy effect but for some reason I didn’t go as wavy. The next one I do will not be wavy, just straight across.
I purchased a cute pattern called Speak Love recently from Slice Of Pi Quilts Blog Spot that showed the white area used for messages. This is where I got the idea of putting a little message in the this quilt. Check out Laura’s patterns. She is so creative and I always get so many ideas from her blog. I plan on using Speak Love pattern for my new great-grandbaby that is due in June. (Oops…that is a surprise, so Glenda don’t tell)
The letters are not permently attached and only used for the photo op. This way they can be changed as needed. With the new great-grand it can be used as a monthly age progression quilt showing the picture at age one month, two month, any special occasion, etc.
On Sami’s quilt I used a charm pack in American Basics from Windham Fabrics and Kona White. Of course, I still haven’t quilted it yet. I have added it to my stack of tops to be quilted. I am waiting for the quilt police to haul me away for getting so far behind.
Sami was SO GOOD this time. As you can see when I put the quilt down for the picture she was so eager to jump on it to check it out but she restrained herself, almost. As soon as I said it was OK, she bounced over and sat in her picture posing position. She is such a diva!
Block #42 is called Turnstile by Carrie Nelson from Moda Fabrics. I changed the pattern a little by adding my chicken block in the center instead of the pieced block that Carrie used. We only have six more blocks to go in this quilt along. It has been a fun project. I have learned a lot of new things and met a lot of new people.
Thanks for visiting. Merry Christmas everyone.
In between other projects I have been working on these scrappy blocks. I am using old, very thin bed sheets cut into 12″ squares as the foundation to sew assorted widths of scrappy strips. I didn’t want to use paper as the foundation because I am too lazy to tear the paper off after sewing the strips. 🙂 To have a little continuity each block has a white strip in the center. At this point none of the blocks are attached together so they can be moved. As you can see I only have 21 blocks now but I would like to have enough for a queen size bed. With all my scraps that should not be a problem.
I am hoping a design inspiration will come to me as it progresses because it sure looks pitiful now. If you have any suggestions, feel free to offer them.
I think this is my last Christmas item I will make for this year. The inspiration for this quilt came from the cute fabric called Winter Reindeer by Sue Schlabach for David Textiles. It was just too pretty to cut into little pieces so I cut 8″ strips and bordered them in Poppy Red Waverly fabric. I had the gray and white dotted fabric in my stash, along with the solid white for the 16 patch blocks.
This lap quilt measures 49″x65″ before quilting. I have gray and white flannel for the backing.
Sami decided it was about time to have her picture posted. She matches the quilt. 🙂
Blockheads #41 is from Lisa Bongean and it is named Pinwheel Star. As anyone that has read my blog on a regular basis knows, I love star blocks in quilts. This was an easy block and I am so glad I am doing 12 1/2″ blocks. I think the 6 1/2″ blocks would have driven me over the edge. 🙂 With only seven blocks left I am looking forward to putting this quilt together.
Thanks for visiting with us, and as my aunt would say, “Come back when you can stay longer.”
My dear cousin, Tomalee, has been sewing yo-yos for many years. These are not your typical yo-yos, they are tiny-about 1″ finished. She takes them everywhere she goes so when she is stuck waiting she brings out her yo-yos and starts sewing. They are a great conversation starter and she had met many people while sewing in doctor offices.
I found the tutorial on You Tube but I cannot give credit to the maker as I lost the information. I think Sami ate it. I will continue to search and will post an update when/if I find it. This pouch measures approximately 10″x10″ when folded and 10″x20″ unfolded. It has pockets inside on each end that I made with clear vinyl to store her little pieces of fabric, completed yo-yos, and other things. I added a piece of felt for pins and needles and a piece of ribbon to tie on small scissors. EDIT: I found the information and Sami was not guilty. It is on You Tube and called Quilted Sewing Organizer by Stitch Lovely Things and designed by Kea Bee.
An added note: I LOVE when people have their names (watermark?) on posts of pictures. This is great for me as I get some wonderful ideas from posts and I want to give credit. You will notice my pictures do not have my name….because I do not know how to do it. 🙂
Thank you so much for visiting. We love hearing from you.
Grandma’s Kitchen quilt is all pieced and ready for quilting. It was difficult to get a picture as it is 80″x100″. The picture looks like two different quilts but it isn’t, it is just the angle. I added white sashing between the rows and both white and blue floral borders all around.
Grandma’s Kitchen at I Love To Make Quilts
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