Thursday, April 30, 2009


My good friend brought me over a gift- THIS IS A MUST HAVE for any of you quilters. It is a suction cup handle for your rotary cutter ruler. It is so nice- It helps you hold the ruler straight and it is super duper sturdy! I LOVE IT..... I had my eye on this for a while now and Dave ordered me one for Valentines day- we just forgot to go get it..... then my sweet girl friend brought it to me the other day. (love ya). She total knows me! 

What do ya do with all those 2", 5", 10" left over scraps?

piece them together and make this.........

I started sewing strips together and just fitting them together in rows.
some strips are only 1" wide others are like 10" wide. Colors are brown, celery green, aqua blue cream. 

"Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do with out."

This is my moto for this particular quilt. I have so many piles of fabric that I need to make things with. Quilt top done! It is like doing a puzzle. Just sewing them all together. There is no pattern just use all those coordinating scraps and VIOLA!   Adorable quilt. I will make 2 for my sister inlaw who is having twin monkies I mean boys.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Loving these new patterns

About the only "quilt" blog I ever check out is Camille Roskelley's blog called Simplify. She just posted her newest patterns and I love them! I love her style and her colors and everything else too. I am going to have to make one just like the one on top of this post.

Check her out yourself and while you're there, you can see all of her previous patterns and fun ideas.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I think I will just have to make myself one of these too

This was made for my neighbor as well. She had me make her a couple baby quilts. I just loved ALL  the fabrics in this. It's just so fun. I was able to find so many colors and it was a funky green to match. Of course pictures never do your quilts justice. But the back was lined with my favorite micro-furr. So cuddly and super soft!!! These are the colors of my soon to be new nephews nursery. Maybe I will have to make him one too. 


I usually do the traditional quilted quilts. But I had a neighbor ask me to make her some baby quilts. She wanted a rag one like this. So here it is. I loved it too. I think I will just have to make myself one now. Oh Darn....... Backing is dot minkie. So cuddly! White flannel in the middle. There is no quilting involved. You just sew an X through the middle of the block. The blocks are 8 1/2" square. OF COURSE out of my FAVORITE designer. Amy Butler.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Look what you can make for CHEAP!

I had a few fat quarters but scraps would do and then I bought a little t-shirt at Walmart for $3.50. Sew some strips together and sew them onto the t-shirt. Put some elastic in and attach a fabric flower (or not) and it's just that easy!
Done! This will be heading out to my favorite little teradachtyl (sp?) for some summer fun.

Monday, April 6, 2009

I love General Conference

I love conference because I can get so much done while listening to uplifting talks. The first thing I did was bind my whirlygig quilt. I LOVE IT! This is one of my favorites.
I finally got my Christmas quilt bound. I had it all stitched before Christmas and the binding sewn on but needed the hand work done on the binding. All done - too bad I have to wait until next Christmas. But it does look nice folded up in my basket in my dining room.

My Christmas table topper - I bought the kit 4 years ago and finally sewed it up this past Christmas. Again, just needed to be bound. I love how it looks like ribbons crisscrossed.

My scrap quilt I made with left overs from the civil war prints from my crazy Buggy Barn log cabin quilt (you can see just a little bit of it under the blog header word "Rack". Anyway, I think this is a masculine quilt and the best part is, it didn't cost me anything for the top because it was a scrap quilt.
Another quilt I've needed to bind for over a year. I'm bad because I get excited about a new quilt top and want to start to sew it up instead of finishing up what I need to. Oh, well, that's what conference is for twice a year, right?

Girl's Night Out

While the guys were at their meeting on Saturday night, we went to my favorite quilt shop (see button on right side for the link to Material Girls Quilts). You can see the two cute purses in the background as well as all the amazing fabric and ideas. I bought a few fat quarters to make a cute little dress for Meili and Becky bought some fabric to have me make her a purse like the one right by my Mom's elbow. I'll post pictures when I get it done. It was really fun to go spend time just exploring and getting ideas.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Will sew for fabric

Becky wanted a fun table runner for springtime so she suggested that if I would sew it, she would buy the fabric for both her and for me to make one for me too. What a deal! This is the fun fabric we found called "Object of Desire" by Moda. Notice the cute shoes on one of the fabrics.

I got Becky's done that very day - cute, huh?
And here's mine. It took one charm pack and the few charms I didn't use, I used for the flowers and stems. I also used a small amount for the border and for the binding. Fast and easy! And that is what I am all about some days.

My new favorite quilt shop in Utah!

My Mom and I checked out Material Girls Quilts in Salt Lake a few weeks ago. I LOVED it! I can't begin to tell you how fun and amazing this shop is. Anyway, my mom bought this fabric for a tote bag for church.
She hasn't been feeling great lately so I made it up for her. Didn't it turn out cute? No, I didn't use a pattern but it was easy and I can tell you how if you want to make one.

The cutest part was this flower. Don't you love it?!? It took about 5 minutes to make it. I used a cookie cutter for the black polka dot part. I wonder undered 2 black fabric pieces together and then cut it out in the flower shape. The purple striped pattern was cut out in a circle. I gathered along the edges and stuffed some batting in as I pulled it tight. Then I just hand stitched it onto the black part and then onto the bag. Easy.
Oh yes, and go check out Material Girls Quilts and then let me know what you think, ok?