Saturday, May 28, 2016

A Doll Dress Up Quilt for Myla

Saw this on facebook once, then couldn't find it again. But I remembered the idea...colors are much richer. There are 2 pockets at the bottom of the quilt to hold the clothes. I had trouble making the clothes with no pattern...but they came out ok. The velcro was a pain...had to sew by hand as it was the sticky kind. My hands didn't want to cooperate with that. Imade some felt 'food' and had a little seagdrass 'basket' for a picnic. I think that was the BIG hit as she carries it around with her. All and all it was the perfect gift for my 2 yr old great grandaughter.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Instagram Link Up for Instagram Selvedges Along

Well finally this Mondo bag is finished.  I made a couple of extra things to go with the bag. is a HUGE  bag, would be really great for the beach or as an overnight bag...even a diaper bag.  I have lots of pictures of the making of this was a lot of fun, even with the Shinges I've had to deal with for 6 weeks now!

Here is the finished bag...


These are the extras.....a removable cardboard bottom, covered with batting and fabric...11"x11".  Also 2 small selvedge bags...a coin/credit card size and a slightly larger bag for....whatever!

It all started with something like this...

I'm really pretty neat saving selvedges...I fold them and put them in  place in this basket.  I have hardly made a dent in these selvedges after making the Mondo bag though!  

NOTE:  You may have noticed a discrepancy in my spelling of SELVEDGES, that's the way I have always spelled the word...but the Instagram group is I go with the flow!!! 

The above picture is after making an untold number of 2 1/2" squares...separately,  I  know I  could have done it another way...but I  didn't.  Anyhow I  got the pieces I  needed in place...but couldn't figure out how to sew it together.  I  went online to a group on Facebook..Just US Quilters...and got tons of info...including how to sew it together....

 I was then able to sew the lining and the straps....and got this far...

At this point I realized how exceptionally large this bag is!  What a great bag to take to workshops....or conferences.

I made 2 large separated pockets and  2 smaller pockets in the decided to make 2 bags to hold the smaller stuff .

Once again, here is the Mondo bag in all it'S glory!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Selvegagealong update

Well thanks to the ladies on Facebook (Just Us Quilters) ask something on there and "BOOM" they come up with the answers!  Great group.

I joined the Instagram #selvaegealong....go check it out.

So, at last, I got the bag together... only pinned right now but lookin' good!

Will tackle the lining today....probably will take awhile.  First, choose a lining from stash...then add the batting....and make sure I put in pockets.

This bag is BIG...great for the beach, or whatever!

Sorry for the blurry picture....rainy day !

Have a great day!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Halfway for Selvagealong on Instagram

This is how far I've gotten on the mondo bag with selvedages!  One more side to go.  Unfortunately, I've had shingles (face, eye, scalp) and with all the meds I'm not progressing as I would like.  But only 1 mistake...involving 10 4 patches...sewed them wrong.  But they are already fixed...will try to cut the rest today...maybe even sew some.  

Check out     and 


Also check out #selvagealong on Instagram !

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

I just noticed that my links aren't sorry...just copy/paste them!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Selvedges, Selvedges Everywhere !

I do have a few selvedges to select from....

Also linking up with Val today.

So sorry my links aren't  working...just type it in.  Thanks!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Binding Blitz for April

Well I only finished one quilt binding this month...but it's a finish!!

Each month, Julie,
has a post for all bindings finished in the month!  Prizes are given out too.
Go check her out.

This quilt  was made following a quilt along led by 
Gyleen Fitzgerald
on Facebook.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tuesday's Archives at Val's


 That's the topic this week at

Here's my post from a few months ago....

Check it out....have a great day!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Pay It Forward

A couple of months ago I signed up for a Pay It Forward with Terry's Treasures.  
Here are the lovely items I received about a month ago.  Sorry, been sick, so it's taken awhile for me to post this.

Here is the beautifull little quilt, also a really pretty fat quarter, embroidery floss and ribbon.
Thank you much Terry.

Now I am looking for 3 people to sign up for the PIF.

I will send a gift to each of you and you, in turn, will send gifts to 3 people!

Come on....sign up today!!!

Thanks and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

val'scrappy Tuesday archives

Participating in Val's Tuesday Archives.

This quilt is a game besides  being a quilt.

So sorry, you will have to copy and paste to get to the post.
I am doing this from my tablet and can't figure it out .

Thanks for stopping by THOUGH !

Sunday, March 1, 2015

February Binding Blitz

This post will be short on words...been sick the last 3 weeks, still am. Anyway this is my one binding finish for February!   I'm not finished with the quilting...but did  bind it....if you count Prarie points!  Will upload a few more pics. Thank you...

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Binding Blitz...January's finishes!

I’m linking up with JulieK today, because I actually managed to finish this piece from a few years ago!
This was a block of the month called Simple Thymes...but I can't remember where I got it!

It was a fun quilt to put together but I just never finished it till Julie started this Binding Blitz!!

 This is the back...I had it pin basted for over a year!

My hand quilting leaves much to be desired...but it actually is easier on my poor arthritic hands than machine free motion quilting!

The second binding I did was this little runner.  We got a new TV for the bedroom and moved the old one into the living room...I wanted a quick little runner to place under it on the new shelf we had to make in the entertainment center.  This did the trick...quick and easy!

Thanks Julie for thinking of this...I usually bind quilts when I FINALLY finish the quilting I may not have anymore for a while.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday's Archives-Free Motion and Fun!!!

Today Val...  has assigned 2 different posts....This is for free motion can see the whole post here....
This quilt is probably my most successful FMQing that I have done...I think it turned out great...

Second assignment is a fun quilt.  This is what I chose... Three Little Pigs... original post here...

Would SOMEBODY tell me how to make a hyperlink with the word 'here' instead of copying the whole link???? 

Thanks for stopping by and have a 
gr-gr-great day!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Guest Bedroom

Trying to get the knack of posting pictures from my IPhone...had to put this on Facebook and then captured it with Snip It.  No really how I want to do it.  Need to get the pictures off the camera and on to my computer!  Working on it!!!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My First Sew Together Bag

 This is the front of my first Sew Together Bag.  I had lots of orphan 'crazy quilt' (machine embroidery quilted)blocks leftover from a past project.  Thought they would make a pretty bag. 

 The crazy quilt blocks were made with flannel so I used flannel for the rest of the bag.
 I wanted to make a storage area for my little stork I just left an area open when I attached the pin cushion.  Wish I had purple elastic!
 This bag was NOT easy...especially since I was using Heat and Bond instead of fusible interfacing...(didn't have any)...the Heat and Bond is almost impossible to sew's sticky...had to constantly wipe down needle with alcohol wipe! 

Now I can start some 'hexies'...been so interested in them for awhile now.  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Linking up with Val today....

My original post is here....

 You can click twice on the original post pictures to enlarge really big!!

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Almost finished!

To say that I'm almost finished with this quilt is a great statement!

This is the Front of my Sew Out Loud quilt that I started awhile back.  It is all paper pieced and was part of a quilt along on Flicker.
This is the Back of the quilt with the binding all made and ready to go!

When I started this quilt I wanted to do it 'quilt as you go' style.
But the problem with that was i didn't think it thru.
I sewed the 3 blocks across together with the sashing....added the batting to the back and began my quilting.   Turned out great..... back to my lack of planning...

I wasn't sure about the backing so I purposely didn't add one to my quilt as you go.


The front of the quilt, after adding the sashings looks great, lays flat...great!


when I put the backing on I really could only sew around the sashings because of the quilting I did in the 'quilt as you go' method!  Which, unfortunately produced a rather 'cushy' block on the front.  


I am now quilting, by hand, all around each block and in some areas of the block to make it a little more FLAT.  

Now it isn't really THAT bad...nice and comfy...but I want to try an 'tack down' some of the blocks so it's not quite so puffy. 

Hopefully I can get this done far I have 2 rows completed with the hand quilting...3 to go, if my hands and arms and shoulders hold out !!!!!

Thanks for taking the time to read this and have a wonderful weekend.

Leave a comment if you have a better idea for fixing my problem...I'll be sure to think things out better the next time!