Friday, July 18, 2014

TGIFF~Quilt For A Sweet Little Girl


Sometimes you can't change things. I met a little girl who's 3, who is being adopted by her great-grandmother, who's 70. I wish I could sweep her up and bring her to live with me, but it's not possible. I felt inspired to make her something, to let her know that she is loved...but truly, I feel pretty hopeless about her situation.
 




















 This will be shipping to her with some books. Trying to do something, and feeling quite helpless about it all.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I Quilt~Like A Chicken!

I'm a chicken. I'm afraid of free motion on my home machine so I quilt 1/4" off the seam. On this quilt it looks pretty good:




















I'm also enjoying quilt-as-you-go projects. This will be a set of 6 placemats, from a pattern inspired by Cori George of Let's Eat Grandpa  http://letseatgrandpa.com/



That's about it for this week!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

WIP~Let's BEE Social Summertime!

Sew Fresh QuiltsWIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

This top is done!


And this one is almost done! (my attempt at modern-ish)


This guy is enjoying the sun, but not the picture taking :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sunday Stash~Basket Overload

Molli Sparkles

There is a place in Portland, OR called FABRIC DEPOT. It is, quite literally, a football field of fabric, notions etc. It's not a place for me to go when I'm not sure what I want to do...I get pulled in so many directions.


They were having a 40% off sale Friday & Saturday, and I thought I'd be smart and go on Friday night when nobody was there. WRONG! Apparently, I'm not the only quilter with a "good idea". After 3 hours, I had pulled this for a specific project I was working on:


Fabrics to go with Leah Duncan's Meadow line, to be made into a project inspired by Erica Jackman's recent blog http://www.kitchentablequilting.com/p/tips-and-tutorials.html. I got twenty one 1/3 yard cuts (only 7 yards!) and I still need to find more. No hurry, this one will be for me...I think!


I'm just a bit pooped!  Back to work for now on my baby quilts! :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Let's BEE Social~WIP: V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!

Sew Fresh QuiltsWIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced



So last week I was on vacation with my daughter. We drove from Oregon to Yosemite, CA and we had a wonderful time. I've been working on this quilt as you go bag. It just needs handles, and it's done!


I'm also working on this baby quilt...21 square, 21 rows. 421 squares in all!


I'm about half way done. Hope you're enjoying summer!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WIP~LET'S BEE SOCIAL: QUILT AS YOU GO HIPSTER BAG

Sew Fresh QuiltsWIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced



My daughter mentioned that she'd like a purse, but not too big of a purse...and I was looking for something quick to do. So...I came up with this quilt as you go HIPSTER BAG:


My first go at it turned out a little too...long?




 So, I cut it off, re-sewed the bottom, cut off the flap, re-sized it and came up with this: I added loops and store bought strap, and it was done! AND she likes it! :) Happy Wednesday to you, thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NEW QUILTERS BLOG HOP

 

Hello there! I'm Diana and I am a mother of two girls, Aubrey (now 20) and Shannon (now 16):
My other three loves, Boo, Friskie & Duke also keep me busy!

I love all kinds of projects, quilts, handbags, string bags, curtains, pillows. You name it...if I'm inspired, I'll give it a try. Here are a few projects that I've completed:
String Bah
Anita's Quilt
Shannon's Quilt
Mug Rugs
Mini Medallion
Chicken Handbag
My quilting tip: by the time I get to the binding, I just want a quilt done! I've learned a cool "stitch-in-the-ditch" machine binding method, I'd be happy to share :)

 I want to travel everywhere! Italy, Tahiti, Europe, Australia, you name it...even the South Pole (more to volunteer at the research base than to "vacation" really) 

Thanks for stopping by...I hope to see you again!

 Check out the other blogs:
Jill @ Pie Lady Quilts
Chelsea @ Patch The Giraffe
Daisy @ Ants To Sugar
Rachael @ The Floral Suitcase
Elizabeth @ And Pins
Jennifer @ Never Just Jennifer
Alice @ Blossom Quilts
Megan @ Sew Stitching Cute
Stephanie @ Late Night Quilter
Kelsey @ Lovely And Enough

 HAPPY QUILTING!

ok...hyperlinks aren't working from my home computer...will try to fix tomorrow at my other computer...so sorry for the inconvenience!