Saturday, September 13, 2014

MY PUMPKIN RUNNETH OVER

Here is my new pattern using Island Batik fabrics.  The background fabric is from the Latte Foam line.  I even flipped to the wrong side of the fabric for the candy corn tips.  One of the many reasons I love batiks.



The main line of fabric is Witch's Brew.  Can I just say how much I love these fabrics?  The colors are so vibrant and fun.

This pattern was actually fun to make from start to finish.  


You can go online to Island Batik and find the store locator and it will tell you the nearest store to you that sell their fabrics.  

Have a fabulous week-end, it is finally raining here which cooled things off here in THE GREAT STATE of TEXAS!!!!






Friday, September 12, 2014

TRANSFORMATION!!

From THIS



 and these Inchworm Fabrics


to this!!!

 For two days now I have had some gals come over and sew.  The first day they worked on some things but the second day only one showed up and we made this ten minute runner.




 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

MY SCRAP BIN RUNNETH OVER!!


What is inside this box? I just love these boxes at JoAnn's, fits so well in the cubby of my desk!


As I was looking around my room the other day before I had a few sewing ladies in.....I noticed my piles of projects, here and there...and the.......THE SCRAP BASKET!!!! (did you hear the creepy msic?)

So after we played in the sewing room I was determined to do something with my overflowing scrap basket.

Went to the hall closet (yes...I have scraps everywhere).  Pulled out the (I am so ashamed to say this....but) FOUR
tubs of scraps.  Interject sobbing here...... I didn't realize it was that bad.  I truly didn't.  I just discovered them the other day when I was looking for scraps.  Truly....I just didn't know.

Now....what to do with the scraps in the basket....NOT ANOTHER BIN!!!

So...true to form.

I am always doing the thing I shouldn't be doing and not doing the things I should.

Got out all the scraps...and started whacking away!!

THREE HOURS later and I have this.  A cazillion 2 1/2 inch strips!!



Filled the bottom of my box and started on a second layer



Then........................... I got this pot holder pattern in the mail from my Sister Jeanette!!



And these beautiful Halloween Fabrics from her.....  Inchworm Fabrics....they are awesome...won't you go by and take a look see?


I forgot to show you a picture of my hungry basket......I keep telling it not to worry....it will soon be overflowing with breeding scraps!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

DO YOU PREFER A KIT OR NOT TO USE A KIT?

This quilt was purchased at Hancock's 
It is called Sea Breeze quilt Kit.


I think I have made a few kits quilts before.  I have to say that I so love this quilt.
It goes so fast and is easy easy easy.  Took no time at all to make this.

The only problem I had was my needle going through the white on white.  For some reason my needles didn't like this fabric.  You heard me, I said needles.  I was using Schmetz  size 9, then  size 14, then  16 and finally I used an Organ needle that I use for my embroidery machine.  My thread kept breaking when I was trying to quilt.  Drove me insane.  Once I put the Organ needle in my thread only broke once.  

I really couldn't blame it on the thread because the thread I used to quilt is Sulky white 944-1001, I have to say that this is my most favorite thread to quilt with.  

So...as far as the quilt, the instructions were clear and well...sometimes it is just nice to have someone else make the decision as to what fabrics to use.

Back to the question, kit or not kit?


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

IS YOUR MOTOR RUNNING?

Are your engines Revved? 

Seems that mine has pootetered out.

I made 48 of these blocks beginning of last week.  I just keep moving them from place to place.

 Got two bindings ready...there they sit.


 Got the center of this one quilt finished.....yep...there it sits...

 This quilt needs a binding....huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Maybe today?  Maybe!!!

Oh...I went into bloglovin to read blogs....it is even worse than it was before, no wonder people have stopped reading blogs or even blogging.....  I need to go into blog lovin and pull out all my favorite blogs and post them on my sidebar, I was doing that but got sidetracked...and it is a lot of work.  Frustrating!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

GETTING SIDE TRACKED!

I recently had a gal email me a few pictures of some quilts she wanted made for her children.  No pattern just pictures.

This is the first one I came up with and I have to say, this was soooooooooooooooooooooooo fun.  I think the reason it was fun because it showcases the fabrics...and we all know how much we love fabric...and it is pink.

 Here is the other one.  The top is finished now but it is not in this picture.  I just put a border on it of 3 inches.  In the picture it  looks like it has 1 1/2" borders.    She wanted the girls to have matching fabrics.

To be honest, I would have already had these done but I got a free book on my kindle "The Key" by Jennifer Anne Davis.  Oh my gosh, I read the first book and had to have the second and then the third.  It is
The True Reign Series."  
As you can tell I have not been very productive lately.
I know the way Amazon gets you to purchase books is to give you the first book of a series free...usually I just read the first book and that is that (call me cheap...call me whatever) but this time I just had to have the other two.
  I think there may be two questionable parts but to be honest I just flipped the page before it gave me a chance to see if it really was questionable. 
 I know....call me a prude...or a cheap prude but I don't like the authors invading my mind (personal space) with cheap trash. 
 It is a shame because I will be reading a good book and along comes a part that truly didn't even make the book any better but just invaded my space....I always flip through it but now if it even starts to suggest something I am outta there.
I also have been getting books from "The midst" but I have found that most of them are romance novels and to be honest (wow...I am so honest today).  I don't like cheap romance.  I am a historical fiction type a gal.  

Today I am going to be productive....HA!!!!  

Monday, August 18, 2014

QUILTED IN HONOR BY ISLAND BATIK - free pattern

If you read the post below, you will know that these gorgeous fabrics were delivered to me on Friday!!!

I say, OH MY STINKING GOSH!!!!


I just couldn't help myself, I had to use up these awesome fabrics....

 I got out my Latte Foam fabrics as well and added to the Quilted in Honor.  I didn't have enough Island Batik fabric for the border so I used another type of batik.

Can I say that I soooooooooooooooo love these fabrics!!!!

I wish you could see it up close and personal....truly do.  Now the whites are mixed colors but look solid.

There is only one square involved:

One sqaure 7 1/2" or you can make it larger if you want, I wish I had made mine larger like 9 1/2" square
One strip 2 1/2" by 7 1/2", sew to the square

One strip 2 1/2" by  9 1/2" sew across the top which makes a 9 1/2" square.

There are 35 squares, five across and seven down.  You just flip flop the squares.  I only had seven half yards but eight would be great giving you a larger quilt.