Monday, February 27, 2017

Red and White Quilt Finish


Happy Monday sweet friends.

I can not believe February is almost
over.  I feel like I have not got much
sewing done, I just have been piddling.
lol!  So many projects to finish but 
not sure where to start.


This red and white quilt is for a customer.
I used a mix of vintage table cloths and
quilty cotton fabric's.  For the binding I
used Lori Holt's red diagonal gingham, and
for the quilting I quilted roses.
The mix of fabrics is one of my favorite's
and I loved the way it turned out.  


I am getting ready to go on retreat in March
and I have always wanted to make my own
ironing mat.  So I found some of this Waverly
duck in my stash.  


Then I wanted to make it pretty.  Please do not look
close as this is my first time to crochet edging on 
anything.  It turned out pretty good for my first time.
But as you can see I need a lot more practice.  lol!
It was fun to do so I plan on doing it some more.

Hope you are getting to the things you love and 
listen to the birds singing.

Hugs
donna

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sew Sweet Bee February


Happy Monday sweet friends!

Today has been a rainy day.  The yard is so soggy
we can not even walk in it.  Hope you are staying
dry?


This month's Queen Bee is Amy from A Quilting Sheep
She asked us to make her a Friendship star with a heart
in the middle.  The rock star Amy is she designed the block for 
us to make her.  This was a fun block to make I just love
hearts in everything.  If you would like to make this block
you can find the pattern on Amy's blog.  Hope you enjoy
making it as much as I did.

Hugs
donna

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Jacobs Ladder Quilt Along


Happy Hump Day Y'all!!


Today starts the Jacobs Ladder Quilt Along

This is my Jacobs Ladder quilt.  I made it a couple
of years ago from blocks my Sew Sweet Bee sisters
made.  I also made a few blocks and I have to say this
 is a fun pattern to do and it goes together fast.


Please visit Jolly Jabber to see there quilt and
to get the pattern to make this super sweet quilt.
There will be a list of other bloggers as well so
you can see what they have done with the pattern.

Hope you are doing something you love.

Hugs,
donna



Friday, February 3, 2017

Scrappy Project Planner Sew Along


Happy Friday Sweet Friends!

Today starts off the Scrappy Project Planner Sew Along
by Fat Quarter Shop  The Scrappy Project Planner is 
by by Lori Holt Bee In My Bonnet.  I am in love with this
planner.  There is a project list, a place for you to document
your quilts, weekly planner, Lori's tips for organizing and
6 of Lori's scrappy pattern's are included.  Everything
you will need to keep you focused and on track.


This is my project list.  It needs to be
updated there is way more that needs
to be finished.  lol!


I have to say this is my favorite part of the planner.
When I first started quilting I used to document all
of my quilts.  Not sure what happen but I have not 
done it for a while.  Maybe I filled my books.  No
excuse now there are plenty of pages to document 
all of your quilts.


I made the Scrappy Apple block out of the planner 
using a couple of scraps from Calico Days by Lori Holt
 and the rest of the fabric's are from Lori's newest line Sew 
Cherry 2.  I have to say this block was 
easy to make.  Lori's instructions are super easy
 to follow.  I decided to make a pillow for my
vintage pink chair.  


There are instructions to make the quilt.
I am thinking I can really put a dent in my
scrap bins.  I see this quilt in my future.


This is one of the quotes out of the planner and
if you know me, it fits me to a T.


The back of the planner shows all 6 of the 
Scrappy Blocks that are in it. 
If you would like to follow the sew along
you please visit Jolly Jabber
And if you don't have a planner it is not to late
you can purchase one at Fat Quarter Shop.

Hope you are doing something you love today.

Hugs
donna

Friday, January 27, 2017

Do You Love Vintage Irons As Much I Do


Happy Friday Sweet Friends!
I have to say I have not had much sewing mojo
lately.  But I have been organizing some fabrics
and petting them.  lol!

I have also been obsessed with vintage irons.

Do you love vintage irons as much as I do?
I have been collecting them for a while.
But I also love using them to press my fabric
as I sew.  It might be the heavyness I like?


Last year before I went on retreat I wanted
to take a vintage travel iron.   I was looking for
one without the holes since I do not steam my fabric.
 Well I had not found any at Estate sales or antique stores
so I headed to Ebay.  I bought a couple of them
that said they were brand new and still had the original
box.  When I got them they were brand new and
had never been used.  Yeah!  
So when I get to retreat I was so excited to use
my vintage travel iron.  So I plug it in and immediately
it starts to smell aw it's just the new smell.  NOPE.   I start to press
my fabric and the iron was so hot it burned it.  Geez, I can
 not use this one,well they both did it.

This is a vintage iron that was my dad's.  I 
am not sure why I just didn't take this one?
Maybe because it was my dad's and I wanted 
to save it?
Well, this is what I have learned so far.  The vintage
travel irons that do NOT have settings get SUPER
HOT, so I am not sure how they used them back
in the day?  This one is made by GE and has settings and
it makes the clicking off and on noise that regulates it
from getting to hot.  ( that  is what my sweet hubby says
it is)  I put it on the cotton setting and it worked perfectly.
I am a happy camper and can not wait to use it when
I go on retreat in March.


This is the vintage iron I use everyday.  I love everything
about it.  The heavyness, how it gets really hot without burning 
my fabric. It is a Sunbeam just like my grandmother had.
The dry irons without holes seem to be harder to find.  So I started
looking for a back up just in case.  I found a GE on Ebay
and hopefully it will be here early next week?   I can not wait to
try her out.  This gal will never pass up a good vintage iron.
Just saying, lol!

I would love to hear about the iron you love.

Hugs
donna

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sew Sweet Bee


Hello sweet friends.
Hope all is well with you.


Alicia or she is known as tukidre on Instagram is
Queen Bee this month.  She asked us to make her
this block it is called Rolling Stone.  You can find it over at
Fat Quarter Shop as a free download..  Alicia asked us to 
use Olive's Flower Marker or Little Miss Sunshine fabrics.
This block was so much fun to make and the 
instructions are very easy to follow.  

Hope you are doing something you love today.

Hugs
donna


Monday, January 9, 2017

Farm Girl Vintage Row Quilt


Good morning sweet friends.
Hope y'all are keeping warm?


I have been wanting a row quilt for some time,
and my BFF Carla made me this quilt top
using some of the blocks from Farm Girl Vintage.
by Lori Holt.  Yes you can say love at first site.  
I am in love with everything about the quilt.  
This is row 1 the Sunny Sun Flower. 


Row 2 is the Scrappy Maple Leaf.
Check out the scrappy boarder.  LOVE


Row 3 is the Patchwork Pumpkin.  


Row 4 are these super cute acorns and I 
am in love with the squirrel.  Can you see
the rick rack she appliqued in the sashing?
Carla knows how much I love rick rack.  lol!


Row 5 is Tom Turkey.

Thank you sew much Carla there
 is not a piece of fabric in this quilt that
 I do not love.  

I finished quilting it on Saturday.  Now I just
have to work on the binding.  For the binding
I am choosing the Nutmeg diagonal gingham
from Lori's new line Sew Cherry 2.

Wishing y'all a beautiful day.

Hugs
donna