22 March, 2021

Salt & Sand Blog Hop: Day 1

Good morning, bright and early, to all of you. Welcome to Day 1 of the Salt & Sand Blog Hop. My creation is this little quilted wall hanging, featuring "kissing fish" and the sandy ocean floor. 'See the lone starfish lying there? 'Reminds me of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, from family vacations many years ago. Those salt waters can be many shades of greens and blues. The vibrant batik fabrics work so well for aquatic quilts, don't they? This little quilt measures approx. 12" X 16", and it is machine quilted with walking-foot echo lines and a decorative machine stitched wavy line. There is no binding, as it was sewn RST and then turned. Thank you, Carol, for another awesome blog hop! Be sure to visit all of the amazing blog hoppers this week to see what they have created:

March 22- Creatin' in the Sticks, Selina Quilts, That Fabric Feeling, Days Filled With Joy, Elizabeth Coughlin Designs, Karen's Korner, Homespun Hannah's Blog- you are already here, Crafts and Math

March 23- MooseStashQuilting, Life in the Scrapatch, Food for Thought, For The Love Of Geese, Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel, Karrin’s Crazy World, Sew Many Yarns, Kathy's Kwilts and More

March 24- Ms P Designs USA, DayBrook Designs, Vroomans Quilts, Kathleen McMusing, Quilt Schmilt, The Darling Dogwood, Daughters of Dorinda, Annie’s Musings

March 25- Quiltscapes, Beaquilter, Stitchin' At Home, The Joyful Quilter, Scrapdash, Freckled Fox Quiltery, Quilts Fabric and Thread Tales, Words & Stitches

March 26- Just Let Me Quilt, Websterquilt, Quilting Gail, Samelia's Mum, Quilt Fabrication, Little Penguin Quilts, Just Sew Quilter, Inflorescence

♥ Completed WIP/UFO quilts in 2021: 4 ♥

15 March, 2021

Wood craft decor

Good morning friends. These are some dollar store wood decor items that I painted for my grandson's hutch shelf in his nursery. The theme is dinosaurs, so these fit the bill perfectly. The little cars should look cute as well. There is a wide range of colors, and several coats of acrylic paint on each one. Of course, they are all for decor only, due to small parts that can come off (ie the wheels and round spheres). These are already mailed, and my daughter and family do love them. Isn't it fun to create for our grandchildren, or for anyone else? These unfinished wood items were also a real bargain, at only $1.00 each. Gotta love a good deal. Do you ever do crafts like this?

10 March, 2021

Gifts for twin neighbors

These are 2 stuffed dogs that I made for my twin sister neighbors back in February, for their birthdays. The ladies are in their '70's, and are so friendly and kind. At first, it was not easy to tell them apart, as they are identical twins. Being a twin myself, we also have that in common. One of the twins is also married to a man who has a twin, so we are "twins central" over here, ha ha. These dogs are made from a free pattern at: Tilda's World.com, and are called Dapper Dachsunds. Each finished at approx. 18" long, and their underbellies are made of the same printed cotton fabric as their ears. Their bodies are made from cotton flannel in a dark brown color. 'Had a difficult time posing them for their photo shoot, but think this worked well. Now I want to make one for myself! Isn't it an adorable pattern?

03 March, 2021

Project Quilting: Challenge 5

Challenge 5 of Project Quilting is themed on the historical crazy quilt concept. These quilts were for decoration instead of being used as bed coverings. They featured rich, luscious fine fabrics with fancy stitching, and other embellishments. This is my project, a 10" square candle mat. The fabrics are from Barbara Brackman's exquisite collection Earthly Paradise, which I won a few years ago. 'Already made a rail fence quilt and a braided table runner, so these remnants worked perfectly for this project. A machine-sewn feather stitch of mustard-colored thread was used on all of the patchwork seams. Sending thanks Kim for this fun and really educational Challenge!
~Project Quilting Season 12: Challenge 5 Link Party~

02 March, 2021

Scrap Dance Pachanga Mystery Quilt progress

I am participating in the Scrap Dance Pachanga Mystery Quilt Along over at Carole's From My Carolina Home blog. Here is my progress, through Step 4. We are not to reveal specifics nor speculations on the final quilt layout or steps, so stay tuned to see more. 'Chose blender fabrics in vibrant solid colors for this project, along with a solid white. You can visit the blog to read all about the QAL, and join-in if you like. Carole has an excellent blog full of creativity and activity.

~Scrap Dance Pachanga Mystery QAL~