30 September, 2019

Chicken baggie holder

This is a handy item to have- a kitchen baggie holder. I made this for mother a few years ago. The pattern is made-up-as-you-go, and includes the theme color of her kitchen, orange. The bottom has elastic, and there is a back hanger. Baggie holders were very popular in the 1980's. 'Makes me feel so old, ha ha. Have you ever made one of these?

~celebrating National Sewing Month 2019~

25 September, 2019

Braided table runner

Back in 2017, I won a Morris Earthly Paradise jelly roll from: Barbara of Civil War Quilts Blog. Last year, I completed a rail fence quilt with most of the strips. Most of the rest were sewn into this braided table runner. Is that the same as herringbone pattern? Yes, it was a UFO for a long time. These fabrics are definitely some of the most gorgeous ever aren't they? They are reproduction fabrics reminiscent of the 1874-1910 Art Nouveau era. Here are this table runner's stats:

♦ dimensions: 13 1/2" X 45"

♦ fabrics: Morris Earthly Paradise by Barbara Brackman for Moda Fabrics

♦ backing: pieced- grey with black floral print, and some Earthly Paradise jelly roll strips

♦ batting: Quilter's Dream Wool™ (won from Hands 2 Help 2019 Challenge!)

♦ quilting: machine-stitched free-motion, meandering design

♦ binding: solid navy, sewn by machine and hand

♥ Completed WIP/UFO quilts in 2019: 12 ♥

20 September, 2019

Jelly Roll Waves: finished quilt

Finally finished my Jelly Roll Waves quilt. After Janice passed away, I just did not have the heart to sew or quilt for many weeks. Getting back in the groove now, slowly but surely. This was a really fun quilt-along, featuring a very nice pattern that includes multiple sizes. Even though it appears larger, this is the 40" square baby size. It was a perfect pattern to include a lot of green- my favorite color. Thank you Myra of Busy Hands Quilts Blog for another awesome quilt along. Calling this one Pickle Waves, because that just seems like a cute name. Here are this quilt's stats:

♦ dimensions: 40" square

♦ fabrics: various 100% cotton fabrics and a jelly roll, from my stash

♦ backing: pieced- grey with grey tonal print, and green and navy jelly roll strips

♦ batting: Quilter's Dream Wool™ (won from Hands 2 Help 2019 Challenge!)

♦ quilting: machine-stitched with walking foot, uneven cross-hatch

♦ binding: solid grey, sewn by machine and hand

~Linking-up with: Jelly Roll Waves QAL: finished quilts~

♥ Completed WIP/UFO quilts in 2019: 11 ♥

17 September, 2019

Won a quilt book!

That is, a book about a special Christmas quilt. Lily Girl's Christmas Quilt authored by Ann Hazelwood, is an interesting fiction about a very special quilt, of course. Not long ago, Mary from: Quiltin' Grandma's Blog had a blogoversary giveaway, and I was a winner. 'Have already begun reading. Thank you so much Mary. Even in today's high-tech world, a good hard copy book is always welcome.

15 September, 2019

Emoji pillow!

Something really cute- an emoji pillow cover! I had won the book a few weeks ago, and have now made two emojis. This side of the cover is the Blush one (turquoise background)... the other side is the Angel emoji (blue background). Both sides are machine appliqued with a zigzag stitch. How cute are they? Of course, this pillow and cover is for my granddaughter. It measures 14 1/2" square, and has a zippered bottom. Well, the envelope-style would have cut down one emoji's face so decided to not do that. Sending more thanks to:Lori of Humble Quilts Blog for the book- Sew Emoji by Gailen Runge.

~celebrating National Sewing Month 2019~

10 September, 2019

My Favorite Quilt Block: Blog Hop

Welcome to another day on the: Creatin' in the Sticks- My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop! This is my favorite quilt block- the Ribbon Star. Although an old pattern, contemporary fabrics make it a fresh modern spin on the traditional Sawtooth Star. I made some last summer for the Covered in Love July block drive, and fell in love with the block.

03 September, 2019

Quilters Meet & Greet 2019

Good morning to you all! This is my post for the Quilter's Meet & Greet 2019. I have been sewing for 40+ years, and decided to learn to quilt about five years ago. 'Learned a lot, and still learning for sure. I have quite an eclectic taste in quilt styles, loving both reproduction and modern-contemporary designs and fabrics. Looking at my quilts, you will often see shades and tones of my favorite color, green.

The quilt in this post is one of my favorites. It is titled Exploding Stars, and is from a 2017 quilt-along that was hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. It is a favorite because of the pattern, and the vivid colors. Really fun to make. The quilt measures 64" square, with a faced binding.