Apr 26, 2021

Red Sampler quilt along

 I saw that Lori Holt was having a quilt along, and I was all in!

Lori's creations are just too cute to pass up, no matter how many projects I have in the works.

Here is the link to her blog if you want to check her out.

I pulled out my red fabrics and went to town, creating these fun blocks.  I admired them, photographed them and.......I was ready to post week one on Instagram, when.....

I'm sure you see it!!!!


I sewed the third row upside down!  It won't be a big deal to unpick and resew, but why didn't I see it??? 😂😂😂

I also made a mess of the flying geese block and I'll redo it. 

 I think I'll use my flying geese paper for it this time :)

Here's week two, sewn like a charm!  I really enjoy sewing the 12" blocks, but sometimes the 6" blocks are a little tricky because of all the small pieces.

Are you making Lori's Red Sampler quilt?

Apr 19, 2021

 Yay, I finished my Rosemary quilt, from the book "The Seedlings Quilts" by Jodi Godfrey.

My friend Nedra and I made  our quilts together on our sew days.  She used her beautiful Charlie Harper prints and I used my cherished and coveted Heather Bailey (Fresh Cut) and two Amy Butler prints.

This is Nedra's Charlie Harper quilt, isn't it beautiful?

The quilt shows off the large print fabrics in the big rectangles.  I made mine bigger with an extra row along the bottom and on the side.

The rosemary blocks are paper pieced with shapes I had never sewn before.  I've only sewn hexagons.  I savored the time I spent hand sewing the paper pieces.  I find it very relaxing to sew by hand.

I  bound the quilt with the bright berry colored fabric, as it stands out the most.
I used my large leftover pieces of fabric and pieced the back.  I love this fabric so much and used every opportunity to show it off in the quilt.  I think I've had this fabric for about 10 years, waiting for the perfect project! 

I also enjoyed machine quilting this quilt.  I used an all over flower design which I haven't tried before and I pebble stitched the negative area around the rosemaries so that they would pop!  

I think you can see the flower design I used below.

I'm proud to say that this quilt makes #14 in the grandchildren pile.  I'm going to make some extras in case parents want to choose and to have variety for the grandchildren who will have to choose last.  It's okay, they're pretty young and probably not too particular!
Thanks for following me in my quilting adventures ❤️

Apr 12, 2021

Doll Clothes

 My grand daughter is turning 11 and she still loves her 18" American dolls. It helps that she has sisters to play dolls with too!  I made her some doll clothes for her birthday and used my doll Red Rose, to do the modeling.

This fabric has a sparkly thread woven into it, and it wasn't very easy to sew.  There was a lot of unravelling, so I had to secure all the seam allowances with an overcast stitch.  It wasn't the most desirable fabric to work with...

Here is Red Rose modeling a garden outfit.  A nice broad rimmed hat to keep the sun out of her eyes, and a cute apron with blue vintage rick rack trim.  Red Rose has her garden bag full of some of her beautiful flowers that she just picked from her garden.  She's still waiting for her strawberries and blueberries to grow and become ripe.

This is a cute retro looking outfit with lots of detail.  I hand stitched the crocheted butterfly to the pocket.

This sporty outfit comes with a nice green sash to tie her hair back.

I think Charlotte will like these clothes for her doll, it's always nice to refresh your wardrobe :)

Apr 4, 2021

Easter Sunday

Easter is a very special day.  Our Savior lived again.  The most glorious, comforting and reassuring of all events of human history had taken place.  The victory over death.

The atonement is the greatest evidence we have of the Father's love for His children.

Easter is also a time for bunnies, chocolate eggs and little chicks.

Here are three of my cute grand daughters with their little Easter packages from moi :)

I'm flying to visit the other 11 grandchildren and had to bring a carry on suitcase just to fit the Easter treats!!!

Here's the link to my post about these bunny coasters.

Happy Easter, may you always remember the true meaning.