Friday, July 20, 2018

Memory Bear #7

I finished the second bear for my husband's Aunt.

#2 from my Q3 list.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Memory Bear #6

I finished the first memory Bear for my husband's Aunt. Only 4 more to go.

I added a collar to this one(made from the shirts collar), and the eyes are buttons from the shirt.

Number 1 from my Q3 list.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

2108 Q3 FAL

I can't believe it's already July and time to link up a list for Q3.

1-5. Memory bears for my husbands Aunt and kids.

6. Scrappy Rainbow Stars. I made some progress on this one last quarter. I have all the stars done, now I just need to start working on the chain.

7. My Splendid sampler. I did by backing fabric just need to lay it out, baste it and come up with a quilting plan that is doable on my domestic machine.

8. My secret panel quilt for my husband. Have the fabric, just haven't found the time to work on this one.

9. My knitted afghan. (My finger has been giving me alot of trouble again, debating about going back to the Dr. or just dealing with it)

10. On Ringo Lake-haven't even touched this one since last list.

11. An I spy quilt for my son. (last quarter I said I was going to do a ticker tape quilt, after digging out my ticker tape pieces I realized there wasn't much of a variety.) I plan on using the squares I get back from a swap I participated in. They should be back soon.

12. Red, White and Black coin quilt

13. Heart ornaments from the scraps from the memory bears I made from my FIL's shirts.

14. A baby quilt with pieces from a swap I partcipated in a long time ago.

15. I still need to do something with this lopsided Jelly roll race quilt.

16. Make something with this Walking dead fabric I've had for a while.

17. An I spy bag with this collection of random buttons and trinkets.

18. A color book from a bunch of scraps I've accumulated. Going to my youngest niece hopefully for her birthday or Christmas. (picture of some of my pink scraps)


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Making Templates

I watched a video by Whitney sews about making your own plastic templates from patterns. I decided I would do that to my memory bears pattern since I've already made 6 bears from the pattern and have been asked to make 5 more memory bears.

So I went to Dollar tree and bought:

I then placed my pattern pieces under the plastic and traced around them with a permanent marker.

Then I cut out the plastic pieces.

Now I have a sturdy template of memory bears pattern to use.

Thursday, July 5, 2018


The only thing I managed to complete from my Q2 list was the 7 fabric flashcards.

Linking up to She can quilt.

Saturday, June 30, 2018


We always go camping right around our anniversary. So today I decided I better make some homemade firestarters to bring with.

These are easy to make, old candles, sawdust, and an empty egg carton.

We have a few ideas of where we want to go, but nothing is decided for sure. I'll guess we'll decide while we are driving.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tuesday Archives

Every tuesday at Val's Quilting Studio she hosts a link up of old blog posts. Here's a link to all her past linkups.

This week she's celebrating 4 years of hosting link ups, she's having having a Giveaway.