It has been difficult lately to get to any of my sewing or embroidery projects. We are working on our downsizing and preparing to move to our new space downstairs. I posted a goal in April that I did not get to and did not even post a goal for May. Well, here it is June and I thought I would post something reasonable that I might complete. My Maple Leaf quilt has been pieced and quilted, the binding is ready to put on the quilt. This will be a fun quilt to have around when we are in our new space.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017
It is always fun to make something special for a little one having a birthday. I saw this pattern when a blogger friend posted pictures of her pillow on her blog, A Quilting Sheep. I followed the link she shared and purchased the pattern right away here at Ellis and Higgs.
I have two granddaughter with birthdays a week or so apart so I made two pillows, one for each of them. They were pretty simple and fun to put together.
This pillow is for Mollie, she is now 5.
This pillow is for Emalynn, she will be 5 in a couple of days.
We will celebrate with both of them tomorrow, time to get the pillows wrapped up and ready for the party. It was fun to do a little sewing and it may be a while before I get another chance. I am slowly moving all of my sewing stuff to my new sewing room. So much sorting and organizing, so little time.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
It feels great to complete a project. I am going to start using this right away. This was the 2015 Spring Petals QAL at The Crafty Quilter. I kept up with the quilt along until it came to the quilting and binding. I am happy to say that I did some quilting around each petal and finished the binding using Julie's tutorial here.
This was #12 on my list of goals for the year and the third project completed from my list. I will be linking this finish with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts.
Now on to plan my goal for April.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Last year I really tried to focus on finishes so I did not join in of any of the fun block of the month projects I saw others doing. This year is different. I still want to finish up some projects this year but could not resist a few Block of the Month and Sew Along projects.
The first one is The Quilting Life Block of the month. Sherri at A Quilting life is sponsoring this one. I have always enjoyed following her blog.
January and February blocks
I will be using my scraps from my Let the Sunshine quilt for this block of the month.
The next block of the month I am joining with is Pat Sloan's Free Mystery Club 2017. It is called "The Children's Library". This was hard to resist as I have worked with children in the library for over 25 years. Books in general are a big part of my life and I love children's books.
January - Mother Goose Rhymes
February - Curious George
January and February
This quilt will be made using what is left of my Daysail fat quarters with the gray for sashing and borders. The March block, Curious George, is cut and ready to stitch together. I think I will get to that right after finishing this post.
The first four blocks complete. I am using my Little Ruby fabric with a few other fabrics added in for this project.
I have a couple of more projects I am working on but will save that for another post. We are busy sorting through our home and downsizing a bit so I must get to that a little each day.
My first load of bags to be donated. Much of this came from my sewing room. This will be the first room we move to our new space. We are staying in the same house but rearranging the space a little. More on that later. Have a wonderful weekend and don't miss the blessings.
I have been choosing my goals from my allpeoplequilt.com 2017 UFO Challenge list. This month the number 12 was chosen as the goal which means I will be quilting and binding my table topper. This was started when Julie at The Crafty Quilter shared a stitch-along. I am excited to have a plan to get this project completed.
This cheerful table topper will be perfect for spring!
I will link up with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts. Visit and see all of the project finishes planned for March.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
I am so excited to have this quilt this far in the process and hope to have it quilted, not by me of course, and ready to use some time this summer.
I will share more about what I worked on at the retreat soon but was excited that my February goal was part of this fun very long weekend.
I will be linking this post to the One Monthly Goal Link Up at Elm Street Quilts.