Feb 18, 2024

 I'm teaching my grand daughter Kylie, who just turned 11 years old, to make a quilt.  I felt that she is old enough to use the rotary cutter ­čśę and she's very careful :). Kylie chose squares from my large stash of 7" squares. Then she cut strips from white fabric and subcut them to the correct size.  it took one and a half sittings to cut all the background pieces.  She thought the cutting was very boring and wanted to get to the sewing! She chain pieced and really liked it!

Kylie chose the quilt "Framed" from the book Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley.

Meanwhile, Kylie's sister Izzy was supposed to be finishing up her embroidered butterfly.  This girl really loves color and really really loves puzzles!  She became entranced in sorting my notions into color order.

This is what she did....

I can't bear to use either one, for fear of messing up her neatness!

I hope we can get together this week, it's so much fun having them over :)

Feb 4, 2024

Stronger Together


I'm sewing along with Fat Quarter Shop.  In recognition of Black History month, Fat Quarter Shop asks a designer to come up with a quilt design.  This year the quilt honors little Ruby Bridges, who at 6 years old, walked through a mob of people to go to school.  I gave my daughter a children's book years ago, about Ruby Bridges.  I have loved Ruby Bridges ever since!

I'm making the quilt from Art Gallery fabric, Flower Bloom.  It looks 60's style and has a little girl theme.

This is the block for week 1, a square in a square. It shows the whole line of fabric, which I really love! I will be posting a new block every Thursday on Instagram and Facebook, so stay tuned.

This is what the quilt looks like, it's just 48 X 48.

I'm also making a heart pouch for every grandchild, for Valentine's.

These pouches are very easy and addicting to make!  They are by Center Street quilts on Etsy. I love the bright orange heart charm :)

I only need to make 3 more, maybe 4 or 5.  I like to have some on hand in case I need a gift for someone special.

Thanks for following along, I'll see you next week ❤️