Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Anyway I made more crumb blocks to add to the ones I made here.
I'm auditioning them with black sashing I think it will make a fun children's quilt. It has N's stamp of approval. I don't know how big I'm going to make it. I still have a ton of crumbs. So either it will get a lot bigger or I'll have several of this crumb cake quilts.
Be sure to link up so we can all see your scrap happy creation. Also be sure you link back here so others can join in the fun. Thanks! And have fun!
Monday, June 28, 2010
This was in the wash room, the balls are old clothes that have been cut into strips.
Don't you just love this scrappy log cabin? You know I do.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Then they started the door for J's room and the bathroom. It's been interesting not having a bathroom door all day. We do have a bathroom downstairs but there were times one of my kids would say "I'm going to the bathroom don't come down the hall." N said when he has his own house he is not going to have any doors just beads hanging in the doorways. His friend thought that is what we should do in our bathroom. There is a reason 14 year old boys do not make these decisions.
I'm linking up with Amy for sew and tell Friday. I did sew the curtains after all. Make sure you go and check out the other fun finishes.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Well summer has officially began. If you are anything like me, summer is a busy time full of yard work, activities for the kiddies and vacations. Not a lot of time for sewing. But still I need that quilty fix. I don't want to spend the precious little time I have in the sewing room cutting so I've turned to my scraps. If you don't already know I love scraps. I love the mindless sewing I get from them. So I've created a simple challenge. It is summer after all and things should be a little laid back. I call it 'Scrap Happy Summer Challenge.'
Here are the guidelines. We're not having rules here. Like I said it is laid back. Please grab my 'Scrap Happy Summer' button. (I'm looking for help here as to how to add html so it will link back to this post so others can find us and join in the fun.) Then grab your scraps and make something, anything. Maybe some crumb blocks, like these.
Or a summer companion
Anything goes. I told you it was simple and laid back. Then each Wednesday come back here and we will all link up and share what came out of our scrap bag. I'm looking forward to seeing what happy scrappy things you create.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Here are a few my mom gave me when I was down there last. The one in the lower left corner is one from my grandma's china. I'm thrilled to have it in my collection.
This broken dishes quilt was made by my mom in the I'm guessing 70's. She gave it to me about seven years ago.
At the time it was a sandwich and one corner had been quilted. She gave it to me because of all my sisters I'm the only one that quilts. She figured I was this little quilts only chance at becoming compete. It sat for quite awhile like that. It has a big puffy polyester batting and I didn't want to mess with it. If you remember that is why N made his quilt. He wanted that puffy stuff and I refused to make a quilt with it. So my mom's quilt sat. Then one day while rummaging through some things I saw it again. I pulled it out and thought I really should finish this. But there was no way I was quilting it. So I grabbed some cream colored yarn and tied it. And before to long I had a finished quilt. My family loves this quilt. Amazing considering my male heavy household and the colors in the quilt. But it goes camping with us and on picnics. It makes a great wall for a cave under the ping pong table. It is also good for snuggling under while watching TV. Here you can see my mom's little quilting stitches and my lazy tie job.
Friday, June 18, 2010
I was also able to get my modern siggy blocks done. I am so excited for this exchange. Can't wait to see what I get back.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
This scrappy beauty belongs to Julie
The light just went off in my head. I can't remember this sweet ladies name. But I can tell you she is the lovely E's mother in law. Who by the way I got to meet at the Quilt Walk. Along with her sweet little girl. Who you could hear calling her grandma all the way down the hall. It was so cute. Thanks to E I now know her name. This is Patti's block. So sorry Patti for forgetting your name.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
And the one for shop hop just needs to be bond.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
And a fabulous pattern to go with it.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Australia and take a class at Material Obsession. Since for the time being it will remain a dream he did the next best thing and got me this wonderful book. WEE!!! See me do the happy dance.