Monday, January 30, 2017

Getting there..

I spent the weekend, (between chasing kids) sewing the shadow setting to My Splendid Sampler Quilt.

I have around 76 blocks completed. I have plans to do some more. I'm so excited to see this quilt finally starting to take shape!

Linking up to Em's Scrapbag.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

First Stitch

I completed Block #71 First Stitch. This one gave me quite a bit of trouble, had to keep using the seem ripper, but I got it done.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

More Splendid Sampler sewing

I've completed 3 paper piecing blocks in the last 2 days.

Here's block #93 Tiny Miracles.

Here is Block #87 Shining Star

Here is Block #85, Flow.

I have 75 blocks done (this includes the bonus blocks I have done.)

Monday, January 23, 2017

New Hat

I finished the hat from my list for the FAL Q1.

Here's my youngest wearing his hat. He kept it on long enough for the picture than switched to one of the many hats that grandma has made for him!

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.