Sunday, July 26, 2009

Items I finished on Days Off

Well I am on my last day off. I am glad I didn't set to many goals to get done. I was rather busy these three days off. I took my grandson to the pool. He had a lot of fun swimming and going down the water slide. Yesterday I got a surprise visit from three nieces that I haven't seen in a long time. We had a good visit.

I did get to work on the three goals that I set for myself on these three days off.

First I started working on my scrappy nine patch blocks. I got inspired from looking around at other blogs and the nine patch sew along that was going on. I think it was started by the blog Crazy Mom Quilts. Every time I have some scraps left over from other projects I cut out any 2.5 by 2.5 squares and charm size squares that I can. I want to try to make a scrappy Irish Chain quilt out of some of the squares. I do have a lot of my Christmas squares so I will make a nine patch out of that. Here are some I work on this weekend.

I also work a little bit more on my Sunbonnet Quilt. I didn't realize that I didn't have enough white muslin for all the blocks so I will have to go to the quilt shop this next week and buy some more so I can get this quilt finished.

And last on the list I cut out some more hexagons for my grandsons I Spy quilt. I love shopping for novelty prints...they are so much fun. I think I am going to buy just a few more prints from They have such a good selections of prints.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Goals for Days Off

I am off work for the next three days. My three days always seem to go by way to fast. These three days off I just don't want to go anywhere but from the kitchen to get a snack and then back to my sewing machine. I will have my grandson for some of that time so I don't know just how much of my day off sewing goals I will get done.
I will make my list short.

1. Work some more on my Sunbonnet Quilt.
2. Sew a few oh my scrappy nine patch blocks.
3. Cut out a few more novelty prints for grandsons I Spy Quilt.

OK..short list.

In the mean time let me post a few pics of some of my quilt tops that are waiting to be sent off for machine quilting.
When I look at everyones blogs I love looking at their pictures of the quilts they have done or are working on. I will try to put pics on each post I make.

This is the Christmas Quilt I did that I had left over fabric for my yo yos.

This is my bug jar quilt. I had fun incorporating machine embroidery into the quilt.

This is a pattern I found in a McCall's Quilting magazine. I used all different flower fabric.

Now it's time to start on my goals....everyone have a happy quilting day.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Still Working on Sunbonnet Quilt

I've been pretty busy the past few days with work and my dad turned 80. My brother ,step-sisters and I gave him a really nice birthday party. I think he had a really good time. By the end of the day everyone was very tired.

I've been trying to work on my sunbonnet quilt here and there. Here are some of the blocks on my sewing table. Its coming along.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I have been busy working this week. I got some more yo yos finished and getting closer to that tree garland. I decided I needed a new pincushion for my quilting needles. I had bought the Better Homes and Gardens magazine "Bags, Pillows and Pincushions last month. Linda's quilt shop in Waco had a couple of sample pincushions from the book made up. I have several 1930's print scraps so I used them for this pincushions

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sunbonnet Quilt

This is a quilt I am working on for my oldest daughter. The pattern is from a McCalls quilting magazine from June 2006. They had embroidery flowers on it. I was going to do it that way but I decided that I would like the sunbonnets much better.

The Sunbonnets are doing sewing and working in the garden.

This is what two of the squares will look like next to each other. I can't wait to finish this one. I am making it a queen size quilt so I still have about 15 more sunbonnets to embroidery.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Well I haven't posted since the 3rd so I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. My husband and I went to our neighbors house to watch the firework show on their deck. We had alot of fun.

I have just recently gotten hooked on making yo yos. I have been thinking about buying the Clover yo yo maker for a while now but just thought that I would like them. Well I finally bought the extra large round maker and now I am hooked. I even went back and bought the large and small round maker and the large heart maker. I have searched the web for ideas to use them with and have found a few. I made a Christmas quilt last year and have a few leftover scraps so I decided to make a yo yo garland to put on my Christmas tree this year.

Here are a few of my Christmas yo yo I have done already.

I also bought the book by Atkinson Design called Big Bags Little Bags and fell in love with the tote on the cover. I am going to use some of my yo yo to make this bag. I will post pics when finished.

Friday, July 3, 2009

I just want to say to everyone....Have a fun and safe Fourth of July.