Friday, July 17, 2015


Oh my goodness I have never ripped a quilt apart so many times in my life trying to line up the pattern!

I was hoping to be completely finished with this quilt by now, but alas it will not be for a while yet.  I found a pattern that said it was an easier way to make chevrons.  It was not, and it does not even look like chevrons.  I don't mind the look, but it was not what I was striving for.

I will not ever make this pattern again, but on the plus side my niece will have a one of a kind quilt from me!

Another quilt finished by my daughter.  She gave two away made from the jelly roll race pattern and kept one for herself.

While driving home on route 11 from helping my husband's sister one Sunday a wonderful quilt shop I enjoy in Fairfield, Va just happen to be open.  My kind husband whipped right in the parking lot when I saw the open sign and then bought me this layer cake of fabric I was admiring.

And last a picture of my grandson who is 6 weeks old now.

Sew Long for Now!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Three years in the making...tada!  This was a block of the month at a local quilt shop a couple of years ago and it has finally been finished, quilted, bond, labeled and giving to my youngest son.

The quilt I made for my new grandson inspired my daughter and here is one she finished.  She is giving this one as a birthday gift and has almost completed her second one.  She has plans to do one more before she leaves in July.  It has been so nice to see her working on these quilts and to share this with her.
I have started the quilt for my niece's wedding in August.  I hope to work on it more this week.  I only have 4 weeks to completely finish it because we are helping our daughter move to Kansas and then the wedding is right when we come back.
Sew Long for Now!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

I finished the quilt for my new grandson, a week after he was born.  For me right now that is like a big thing!  My first granddaughter I finished her's when she was 6 months old, my second when she was 1 year old.  I might just be getting better at this.  It doesn't hurt I used a super simple pattern called the jelly roll race.

I backed it with minkie to give him softness!
Here is the little fella being held by his oldest sister.
I have sewn the binding on a quilt I have been working on for 2 years, now I have to finish the hand sewing part, maybe it will be finished before the three year mark.  I also bought the material and  have to cut out the pieces for a quilt for my niece who is getting married in August.  I feel like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland sometime!

Sew Long for Now


Saturday, May 30, 2015


I didn't fall off the planet, maybe down a rabbit hole or two.  Life got a bit hectic this past year following my Momma's death.  My sister and I have had to take over helping and caring for our 84 yo Dad.  I spend way too much time at various doctor's offices.  The surprising thing is for an 84 yo he is in pretty good health, but with the diabetes, cancer, heart issues to stay that way you go get tested a lot.  I don't think I got any sewing done after finishing my youngest granddaughter's quilt until January when I started this quilt for my niece's wedding.  I feel like it took forever to finish.  I finished it in April right before her wedding.  I was very happy with how it turned out.  It is made with 7 different batiks.  She was at my house on Thanksgiving and saw a quilt I started over 2 years ago and am still trying to finish and she loved the batiks in it and I thought she would enjoy those in a quilt for her wedding.
My husband and I have also been babysitting the two granddaughter's more this spring with my son and daughter-in-law's work schedule changing.  I now understand that saying about why people have children when they are young!  Although since my third grandchild is due anyday I am working on a quilt for him.  I was trying to hold off this post and put that quilt in it also, but that may take a bit longer and it's been long enough since I posted!

Sew Long for Now!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

I finally finished this quilt, binded and labeled for my sweet one year old granddaughter Leia.

Isn't she just adorable!
And look at the curls on her two year old sister!  
Life does not always go as we plan and mine has left little time for sewing lately.  It really hit home how much I miss it recently and so I am trying to make a conscious effort to get more sewing back into my life.  Two of my nieces are getting married in 2015, my daughter is graduating college and my youngest will be 18 so I have lots of quilt projects in my mind.  
Now to get them out and put together with fabric!
Sew Long for Now!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I took the above picture the beginning of July with the best of intentions to blog about the baby quilt I was working on for my 2nd granddaughter.  I never got to it.  I started doing Yoga with my daughter and I started walking every other day on the Greenway near my house.  Last night when I took the picture below of the pieced quilt after I pinned it for quilting I thought I had better get myself organized and post this...before she graduated from college and I still hadn't updated my blog!!!!

I had no pattern for this quilt.  I just like the material and wanted to do something to be able to really see the cute patterns so I came up with this block configuration.  I was going to outline the yellow blocks in red and the frog blocks in the green, but I ran out of both and couldn't find anymore to match so I went looking for other material to coordinate.  It is very bright and cheerful for a very cheerful 10 month old girl.

Sew Long for Now!  

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It took almost a year, but I finished the Yellowstone wall hanging.  While in Yellowstone last June I found these four prints on fabric of an artist rendering of some of the famous sights.  I brought them home and went to one of my local quilt stores and purchased material to coordinate.  It feels good to accomplish some sewing.

Sew Long for Now!