28 March, 2019

Granddaughter's new dress

Good morning friends. Hoping you are enjoying some warmer weather. Some rain is happening, but not a lot. Here is the latest dress that I have sewn for my granddaughter. This one is New Look A6522. It features the "cold shoulder" design, which is so popular nowadays. The dress is gathered to a circular yoke. The sleeves are gathered to narrow bands. The fastener is a back covered button, 7/8" diameter. 100% cotton, navy floral fabric sewed-up very well.

24 March, 2019

All About Strings Blog Hop: Kite Strings

Welcome to: Creatin' in the Sticks' All About Strings Blog Hop! I am one of the people sharing today, and my project is a wall hanging quilt. The kite block pattern is from Hey Let's Make Stuff.com, and is free. Kite Strings is made-up of two foundation-pieced string kite blocks with an aqua blender fabric to represent the sky. The machine quilting is straight line walking foot, with Warm N' Natural© batting. Kite Strings measures 13" X 38". This was so much fun to make! Be sure to visit the Hop to see other people's creations this week.

♥ Completed WIP/UFO quilts in 2019: 4 ♥

Now, how about a giveaway? This is a 5" square Kite Strings pin keep, filled with ground walnut shells. If you'd like a chance to win, leave a comment on this post. Please do not include your email as the comment may get flagged as spam. There will be a GDPR-compliant info form for the winner, who will be chosen by a random number and announced on 1st April 2019.


*Open to the 48 US + the DC (Washington), due to shipping costs.

*Ends on 31st March 2019 at 10 PM CDT.

23 March, 2019

Pantone® Challenge 2019: Living Coral

Yes it's that time again. The Pantone® Color of the Year Challenge. Sponsored by: Bryan House Quilts and No Hats in the House, this is a place to show-off your quilt featuring this year's color Living Coral. There will be prizes awarded, a great incentive, right? Although not a favorite color of mine, I am working on a few projects. Stay tuned for my progress. Be sure to check-out all of the info and consider joining in. This is my third year, and it is always so much fun to see the quilts that everyone creates. 'Question is: what will you create?

16 March, 2019

Happy Quilting Day 2019!

Happy Quilting Day! This is a table topper that I made for my daughter, Amanda, a few years ago. It is called Winter Seeds, and is a free pattern from: The Crafty Quilter. Amanda made this photo of the topper on their dining room table. It is always such a pleasure to sew and quilt for family, isn't it? What have you been working on lately?

15 March, 2019

NCAA pillow: Ole Miss®

Yes, another pillow and cover. They are so addictive! This one is made of Ole Miss® (my alma mater) block fabric. 'Have had the fabric for some years, and finally got this made. The front has walking foot straight line quilting in the thin white block lines (difficult to see in the photo). The backing is solid navy, and is envelope-style. This pillow and cover measure 18" square. What is best about pillow covers is they can easily be changed when desired. Isn't it great that they do not have to match the couch or bed? Contrasting colors/designs add interest.

06 March, 2019

Sewing room: new curtains

Yay! Finally, some new curtains for the sewing room. Actually, it is only one wide panel. 'No need for two panels. These are simply a brown twin-sized flat sheet with an added rod pocket and hem. Our house is old, and has custom-sized windows that require curtains longer than the standard 84" length and wider than the standard 30", so this curtain is hemmed to 88" long and was already 66" wide. Perfect fit! Underneath is a white window shade and mini blind. Notice some of the other items that I have made, as well as some received in Swaps. No, the chair is not pictured, because that is next- it so needs a re-covering! Look for that later. To see more of my sewing room, look under the label or search for "sewing room".

02 March, 2019

Quilted sewing machine cover

Finally, this item is finished. It was cut-out long ago. This sewing machine cover is made of stash fabrics, and measures 19 1/2" across X 30" long X 10 " wide on the sides. The main fabric is a tan color.The front fabrics are raw-edge appliqued. Maybe now the dust will stay away from my machine. Have you ever made a sewing machine cover? Here are this project's stats:

♦finished size: 19 1/2" across X 30" long X 10" wide

♦fabrics: 100% cottons from my stash

♦backing: solid brown cotton

♦binding: well, none! 'decided to do just a hand-sewn blind hem instead

♦batting: Warm N' Natural© 100% Cotton

♦machine quilting: walking foot uneven grid (my first attempt)

♥ Completed WIP/UFO quilts in 2019: 3 ♥