Thursday, September 22, 2022

Queen of Gadgets Blog Hop!

Today is the final day of the Queen of Gadgets Blog Hop, hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. Wow, so many nifty and neat gadgets have already been shared. This is the Fiskars® Folding Square Ruler (8"X8"). Already shared it a few months ago, as it is a gift from a comfort quilt challenge. Why is this my choice? It is just such a helpful and handy sewing tool. Being transparent, this is way easier than trying to cut around an opaque paper template shape. So far, it has been used in a couple of projects. (One will be revealed next month!). Keep reading for a list of all of the Gadgets blog hoppers...

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Where have I been lately?

Goodness, that is quite the question, isn't it? Thank you all for sticking with me. Well, sadly, I have fallen and injured myself a bit. So thankful that nothing is broken, just strained and painful. Hoping to be able to finish the quilted coat and Sweet Stripes quilt next week. Soon it will be Halloween, can you believe it already? To avoid a post with no image, here is an arm cap that I made for my couch recently. Not much to brag about, lol, but it does help to keep the couch arm in great condition. Leather is so nice, but it can be difficult to clean. How has your week been going so far?

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Quilted coat: nearly finished

This has been a complicated but educational and fun experience. I have made a coat before, but not a quilted one. The chance arose from the: Quilted Jacket SAL from Carole at From My Carolina Home. The pattern is Simplicity 9287 (now out of print). 'Still need to hem the sleeves, lining and coat hem. Then the fasteners will be attached. Stay tuned, as they are an unexpected surprise. Please keep reading to see the back of the coat.

Monday, August 22, 2022

See Ya Later, Alligator Blog Hop!

Hello freinds! Welcome to the See Ya Later, Alligator Blog Hop! Here is my project. Apologies that it is not finished. The quilting is done, but still need to get it binded. Look closely to see the black fabric with a white bicycle print. That is my travel theme. Keep reading for more details, as well as a list of all of the blog hoppers.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Quilted coat: progress

Having so much fun making this quilted coat for the: Quilted Jacket SAL at From My Carolina Home. Not wanting to give-away too many details yet, here is a progress photo. So far, it is going well. I have made a coat before, just not a quilted one. It is wonderful to learn and try new sewing projects. It really has been a minute since I have sewn clothing, due to so many quilts. Gotta love all sewing and quilting though, right? Are you joing-in this stitch-along?

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Quilted Jacket Sew Along- pattern and fabrics

Goodness, I am so far behind on the: Quilted Jacket Sew Along hosted by Carol at From My Carolina Home. 'Finally got the pattern, Simplicity 9287, that is now out of print. ('will rate the pattern once the coat is completed). 'Chose the version with a collar, hood and lining. So now it's make adjustments and cut out the pattern. Then get to quilting the coat pieces. Stay tuned to see more progress.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Pachanga quilt: finally completed!

Back in 2021, Carole at From My Carolina Home hosted a Mystery Quilt Along called: Pachanga Mystery. Finally, my quilt is completed. This was a fun quilt along, and my quilt was made entirely of scrap bin fabrics. The goal was to use bright and colorful fabrics, so these really worked great for that. This quilt is also my project for the UFO Blog Hop. Continue reading for a list of other bloggers and this quilt's stats.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

H2H gift: 2022

This is the wonderful gift that I received for participating in the 2022 Comfort Quilt Challenge. This year was hosted by Mari of: The Academic Quilter. She did a great job of hosting, and Selina of: Selina Quilts generously donated the gift- the Fiskars® Folding Square Ruler. Such a useful and thoughtful gift. This is an item that will be very helpful for sewing quilt tops. The card is really cute, too, isn't it? Sending many thanks to Mari and Selina. Be sure to visit their blogs for many interesting and fun posts.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Primitive Checkerboard Quilt- completed!

This quilt was a UFO from 2021, titled Primitive Checkerboard. Designed by Nancy Moore, the pattern is in a book titled Quilt Lover's Gifts and published by Leisure Arts, Inc.® 2012. Nancy's quilt is made of homespun and flannel fabrics, but I chose 100% cottons from my stash. The quilt has already found a home on the couch for late night TV watching time. Continue reading for more info on this quilt.