Showing posts from October, 2015

Slash Your Stash and Happy Halloween Quilts - Still WIPs

Slash Your Stash Halloween Quilt Top Happy Halloween Scrappy Stars Quilt Top Happy Halloween Scrappy Stars Quilt Top Close Up Still working on these two Halloween quilts for my granddaughters.  Tops are finished and now I need to get fabric for the back so I can quilt them.  I love the colors and am happy with the designs. Remember, the best things in life are quilted!

WIP Slash Your Stash Halloween Quilt

Slash Your Stash Halloween Quilt Here’s another Halloween quilt that’s been on my to-do list forever.  Several years ago, my BFF Brenda made one for her DGD and I fell in love with it.  I already had a stash of Halloween fabrics but had to buy the book so I could make my own. Patterns for Quick and Easy Quilts This was such an easy and fun quilt to put together.  It’s a log-cabin design that uses 3-1/2” inch strips.  I started cutting and piecing on Sunday.  By Sunday evening, I had finished sewing all 36 blocks.  After my 13yo DGD helped me arrange the blocks, she wanted to make sure it was big enough to cover her, so she laid down on the blocks.  It’s much bigger than I originally thought, and it’s perfect for her 5’6” height! By Tuesday, I finished sewing the rows, and tomorrow I hope to sew on the borders.  DGD hopes I can finish it by Halloween; but, if not, she says she’ll sleep with the top until I can get ‘er done.  I guess I’d better get going! And,

WIP Happy Halloween Scrappy Quilt

Happy Halloween Scrappy Stars Finally getting my quilting mojo back and this scrappy Halloween quilt is officially my first quilt for 2015.  It’s a work in progress (WIP) but I have finished making the star blocks – all 40 of them!  Yup, that’s enough for two quilts.   The pattern for this is from American Patchwork & Quilting October 2014. I know, I know, Halloween is less than 2 weeks away so have to really scramble to get one finished in time.  Then I need to work on two quilts I want to make for Christmas gifts.  Yikes, time is flying by way too fast! Remember, the best things in life are quilted! I am linking up to the following.  Please be sure to visit to see what everyone else has been up to and for more great finishes: Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun Than Housework Cooking Up Quilts Love Laugh Quilt Freemotion By The River A Quilting Reader’s Garden Sew Fresh Quilts Patchwork Times Freshly Pieced Esther’s Blog

Weekly Finish #29-#30-#31 Wrapped in Love

Isaiah and His H-Block Quilt Israel and His H-Block Quilt Nathan and His Warm Wishes Quilt After so many years away from quilting, I’m on a roll now with three more finishes!  That stack of unfinished tops came to the rescue one more time, in a big way. These three little guys are my BFF Vivian’s grandsons.  The two are fraternal twins and the one is a year older, but all celebrate their birthdays in October.  Another last-minute invitation prompted me to grab 3 of the tops, which made it possible for me to finish the 3 quilts in time for their party earlier this afternoon. (Sorry for the poor picture quality. I took the quilt pictures with my phone in the store parking lot.  It was a windy day and the only spot I could find with less wind was by the truck door near a tree.  I wish I'd remembered to take pictures while still at home.) The two quilts are from Ursula Reikes book “Even More Quilts for Baby” and is the H-Block pattern.  The th

Weekly Finish #28 Baby Crackers for Ariana

First finished quilt of 2015 I can’t believe the quilt pictured above is the first quilt I have finished since 2010.  It is one of the quilt tops I mentioned in my  previous post  and is the second one in the stack.  I must confess that I did not actually make the quilt top, but bought it on eBay with the intention of finishing and donating it to charity. The block pattern is a vintage design named Crackers.  And, if you are interested in making your own, just click on the picture for a free tutorial from Cut to Pieces . I suppose it’s a good thing I never got around to finishing any of these tops – which are destined for charity – because then I would not have been able to create a last-minute special gift for my friend’s granddaughter, who was baptized last week.   Luckily, I'd already started quilting the stack of tops, and I chose this one for Ariana.  I finished binding and labeling the quilt that Saturday morning.  As you can see, she was one happy l