Monday, March 30, 2020

Yellow and White Rag Quilt

Yellow rag quilt with fabric from stash.  

The squares are the larger 8 1/2 inch blocks.  

The back is the off white minky.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Dresden Quilt for a Neighbor

This quilt top has been done for a few years.  Tanya basted it about a year ago.

She gave up on me on quilting it and decided to do it herself.

It is only the second quilt she has quilted.

If that isn't enough of a shock, she bound it to.  She has been practicing on binding pot holders.

She even personalized it with the new babies name and birth year.

Hopefully the new mom enjoys it.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Julia Quilts, Well makes a hotpad and has a B-Day!

 Julia has been pestering me to let her make some hot pads for her friends mom.  I finally relented this last week and let her do it.
 Julia is growing up.  Its funny to think 8 years ago she is what caused me to start quilting.  I know in the last 4 years I have almost vanished but my little princess is making me make a return.
Julia did not do this all alone.  I cut out the squares for her and sewed a few of them together and helped thread the machine.  But most of the actually sewing she did.
 I even let her Iron.  I almost got away with it (Tanya did not know that I let her play with the hot iron) but well the burn on her had gave us away so I got caught.
 All in all she did a pretty good job and did not burn the house down and only burnt a small mark into her wrist.  It will heal but the memories of her doing this on her own will last forever.
 Julia picked all the materials out for these.  We are making another few quilts and these were left over squares that she stole for this project.
 She even basted the hot pad on her own and pinned it.
 She also quilted the hot pad.  Don't look too close at the lines as they are not all that strait but all in all it looks good.
 I am proud of her she did a fantastic job.
Here is the hot pads after I did the binding on them.  She tried to do it but was not having great luck so I finished that part for her.

Today is Julia's B-Day she turned 8.  She was really sad that she was not able to have her friends over for a party or go out to dinner like we normally do for Birthdays.  We did get her some lunch that we picked up from Cafe Rio that was really good.

She got a pair of skates and lots of other presents but still was some what bummed out as the world tried to cancel her B-day.  But lucky for her we did it any way.
 I have a 8 month old little grand daughter that we get to baby sit.  And while we were at the store a month ago I had to buy her this cute pink little chair.  She is finally to the point she can sit up in it.
This is my baby, Baby sitting her niece.  They make a good team when we can get them both down for a nap at the same time. With school out because of the virus, she has lots of time to spoil her.
Our little grand baby wants to grow up.  Here she is trying to get into a box she stood up all on her own.  She is just so cute.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Turquoise Batik Hot pads

 Sadly it has been too long since the last time I made a post.  I figured it was about time.  It has really been a long time since I have done any quilting.  I sorta lost my way.  Over the last 2 weeks I have done a few smaller hot pad projects and I figure they are a good enough excuse to post and share them.
 A lot has happened since I last blogged.  Rebecca my 2nd oldest got married, Then had a baby.  My wife I am sure will soon share her baby pictures
 Last year I lost my job and then got it back.  Long story but things are at least ok in that area of my life.
I have also done a little programming and created a site to share stuff on.  Its meant to be a site that any one can share their stuff its still a work in progress but if your interested in looking at it here is the link.  Craft Lovers  It is not a completed site but it does work.  Feel free to create an account and share a craft project.  If you do give it a try please email me at and let me know what you think about it.  And if you have suggestions for improvements let me know.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Granny Square Finnished

Tonight I finished my purple Granny Square Baby Quilt Top.  This is made from 2 1/2 inch purple blocks.  Originally we bought these colors for Rebecca's wedding quilt but she well has since broken up from that um relationship.  But even before the brake up I started this quilt as I love the Granny Squares and I love purple.  And well Babies need quilts so hey what better then to make them a quilt.  I cant believe that Julia our Baby is now big enough to hold my Baby quilts up for me.

 Julia is really starting to be a big helpper in her own right.  She insisted on helping me cut all the blocks apart when I sewed the blocks together.  We originally did the granny square blocks back in January so its been a full 6 months since these pictures were taken so she has grown up a ton since these pictures.  Its amazing how much 6 months changes a kid when she goes from 5 1/2 to 6 years old.  The 4 block that are sewn on on the picture just below this line  and in the picture on the desk next to Julia are a hand sewing project that Julia decided to do.  She wanted to

make a blanket for her cat and dog for her doll house.  They are extremely cute.  She has hand sewed some of her stuffed animals together and she has even helped me sew a few blocks from time to time on a few quilts here or there when she does not drive dad completely crazy.  Not that you would expect a 6 year old to drive dad completely crazy but she does.

I am still looking for those that are interested in trying out my to go give it a try.  It is a free site to use you can create a user account and share any crafting hobby like quilting, knitting, pottery, wood crafting etc.  I am looking for people to try it out and add some items and give me feed back on the user experience.  I need to know what makes sense and what does not.  What I can add to be more user friendly etc.  I am creating the site to be a place where I can share my quilts and where others can share their crafts and hobbies.  I of course dont want it to only be me using the site so I need others that would be willing to use the site so that I alone am not using it.  Again Check it out

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