Saturday, August 3, 2013

Friday Night Sew In August 2nd

I decided to make a mug rug and so I had some of the number fabric scraps sitting there so I used a solid red scrap and away I went.
I fused the binding as I was lazy but I did put a very thin batting in between

This shows that I took a  inch by the length that I needed and put wonder-under on the back side and then fused one side and then the other

I think it's very cute

This is the back - I was playing around one day and I had hand painted this so I think it works well as the backing

Not for sure what I was thinking here but I had a container of 2.5 in pieces so I put wonder under on the back but so far that's as far as I got.

I have one of these mats for glues - I love mine and I use it a lot.  You can wash and dry it if you get toom much glue on and it's great. 

Here is my last project that I need to put a border around.  A little Halloween wall hanging.  I'm trying to make up some things for my quilt group that will be easy and fun.  I like to see a finished product so that is what I've been doing.  I want to use some of these projects as Make n Take

Glad to be hooking back up to the Friday Nite Sew in as I do seem to be getting more done.
Hope everyone was able to get a lot of projects started or completed!!!
I'm going to link up to

Thursday, August 1, 2013

ABC Baby Quilt

I'm going to Wisconsin for the Quilt Expo as I've said before.  I wanted to make a quilt for my nephews new baby and decided to use some of my ABC squares.  I have several sets of these so I might as well use them.  I've only made one other quilt with some of them.
This is the rows that need to be sewed together.

I ended up being very neat on the backside (not normal for me) so I had to show that.  May never happen again so I'll have a record.

This is the top on my design wall.  Yes, I know it's messy! LOL 
I called the quilter and she will pick up the top tomorrow and have it ready for me so that I can get the binding on before I go.  I will quilt  a baby quilt but I want this to have lots of designs and pretty threads.

This is the backing!!  I also put this on the bottom row to finish the row out.  I have no idea where I bought this but I went into the hall closet where I keep my novelty fabrics (no room in the sewing room closet) and found this!  I think that this will be great as a growing quilt as right now it's 41x54.  I think it would go nicely on a toddler bed as well as a crib.  I also think that I may put a hanging sleeve in case they want to hang it up.
I'll be off to work soon.  It's the day I go in late and then stay until 7:00pm Church.
Thanks for stopping by and I love comments!!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

HO HO HO Blog Hop

Check out this link as they are having a Blog Hop!!  Looks like fun!!

Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop Schedule

It's great to take a little rest from blog hopping, but don't

think there's not a lot of sewing going on!

 Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop is totally full with amazing ladies who will be showing off

their Christmas creations starting on July 31st. Take a look at who will be hopping

I couldn't get any photos but go to the site and then see all the cool things they have made.  I'm not part of this but wanted to share.

Monday, July 29, 2013


I don't usually write about other blogs but this blog is so very cool!!  The quilt blocks, the tutorials, the fabric, the Flicker photos!!  Just take a look and I think you may be hooked also.  Now I want to make all of these blocks!!!

Lucky Penny FQ bundle

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Week 5 Savings and Quilt Expo in September in Madison WI

Week 5 savings is another $10.00 so I'm at $54.00 but if I went with the plan I would be at $15.00.  I think this is going to help a lot when I get toward the end.  I'm still excited about this so that is good.

I had told my brother that I would visit him in August or September and so the first week of September I'll be in Madison WI and I'll also attend the Quilt Expo.  I already have my tickets and I've signed up for 5 classes!!!  I hope that I'm not overwhelmed!!  I also ordered a bag and a T-Shirt.  I usually don't buy the T-Shirt but may not make it back to this one again.   Five classes added up to over $300.00 but where else am I going to have this opportunity?  I do go to the International Quilt Show in Cincinnati in April.  Love that show!!

Has anyone else been to this?  Taken classes with these instructors?  Taken one of these classes?  Are you going this year?  Suggestions or helpful information?  Anyone want to meet up for lunch one day?  I'll be there for 3 days since I have a class every day.  E-mail me at

Can you tell how excited I am?  Can you tell that I'm not looking forward to the 8 hour drive?  This is my vacation for this year!!  I'll go up on Sunday or Monday and return home on Sunday.  I have to be back to work on Monday as I'm going to Nashville TN that Wednesday thru Saturday for a conference and will attend two seminars per day.  I'm going with co-workers and I don't think I'll have to drive.  I think with the two that I will attend 11 classes/seminars in a week.  I may need some time off after all of that!  LOL

I'm signed up for:

Winter Dreaming - Cat Quilt taught by Frieda Anderson
Working from Thumbnail to Grand Scale by Wendy Butler Burns
Parallelisms - Beginning Fiber Art by Chris Lynn Kirsch
Colorful Leaves by Laura Wasilowski
Silk Strip Wall Hanging by Tisha Sandberg