Monday, January 16, 2017


This month over at So Scrappy, the color for the month is Purple.

I made 10 quilt blocks that will finish at 6" square.

I also made 4 purple blocks that will finish at 12" square for the Solstice Challenge. Here's the only one I haven't shared yet, Cobble Stones.

I than took all my purple scraps and cut them up into 1.5", 2", 2.5", 3.5" squares, and into bricks (I can't come up with those sizes right now), plus I kept strips that measured at least 3/4" wide to 1 1/2" wide. Got the measurements from Bonnie Hunter. Anything that was at least 5" I didn't cut down, so I have some bigger pieces of purple to work with too! I also left some strips uncut too.

Put all the different sizes in storage bags and put it all into my purple box. (I really wish I would have take a before picture of my box.)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy Birthday!

I decided to make some cards with my scraps of scrapbook paper. I think it will be fun for my nieces and nephews to receive mail on their birthdays.

I plan on getting my scraps out again this next week and making more cards, and some valentine cards too!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Finish A-Long Q1

Here's my list of things I would like to finish. for the 2017 FAL.

1. This hat for my son.

2. I don't know if this will end up being a doll quilt for the girls or a wall quilt for my craft room.

3. This is a Jelly Roll Race Quilt that is about 6" wider on one edge than the other. (I have no idea what I did!)

4. An I Spy Quilt

5. A road quilt for my son (really need to get this one done soon-he's almost 3!)

6. A baby quilt for my niece-due in April.

7. A crazy quilt.

8. A cover for my sewing machine.

9. A rainbow cat quilt.

10. The Splendid Sampler

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


One of my girls really loves emoji's. So while they were on Christmas break we designed these.

We took a yard of yellow fleece, and some black, white, red and blue felt and sewed them up. I used a round cake pan as a template for the circles.

Monday, January 9, 2017

182 Day Solstice Challenge

I was trying to resist taking on this challenge. One of the big reasons is because I don't know what the finished quilt will look like. But after seeing all the quilt blocks on Pat Sloan's FB group. I joined in the Solstice Challenge.

Block #1 is a Churn Dash block.

Block #2 is the Day into Night block.

Block #3 Tide Pools block.

I'm also joining in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. This months color is purple. I really want to make a 6" rainbow sampler quilt. So next I'll be working on Purple 6 inch squares.

Linking to Em's Scrapbag, and Scraptastic Tuesday.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Family Tree

Today I'm sharing something special that I made my parents for Christmas.

At the base of the tree I hand embroidered my grandparents names, on the trunk I embroidered my parents names and each of the branches represents the kids and grandkids to my parents. I used my embroidery machine to embroider all the names on the leaves and the whole thing is appliqued to the background and I free motion quilted around the tree.

My mom cried when she opened it, and made my dad hang it on the wall right away!

I'm linking up to Sarah and Amanda.

Here's a link back to my list. This is part of #11 from my list!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


The American Patchwork and Quilting UFO Challenge, released what UFO to work on for the month of January.

Here's my #6.

And here is what it looks like now:

I resewed the row that was bothering me, added some borders. My 12 year old said to straight line quilt it so did that and it's done. And it's not even 2017 yet!!