Monday, May 28, 2018

What's been happening in my sewing room?

First off, I'm very happy to say that I finished quilting my Grandma's Kitchen Sampler which I stitched along with Pat Sloan in 2017! The binding and label are also done so that's a wrap! 

I made a pieced back with left over pieces from the front and then FMQ in an all over meander. Label not sewn on yet but it's made!
Each block was released with a memory of Grandma's Kitchen 
like this one Pick a Posie!
Many of the blocks were pieced but a few were appliquéd like Telephone Time, Peppermint Swirls and Grandma's Apron.
(upper right corner, top row 2nd from left and 2nd row center)
The fabric line I used was Domestic Diva by Riley Blake. I had 2 charms in my stash for a long time but I needed to get a bit of yardage that I still found online! I also used some other coordinating fabrics. 
It finished at 60" x 60" square...a good size for a picnic quilt!
I will link up to Pat Sloan's Grandma's Kitchen link up
I also have been working a bit on making some things for sale to help the youth mission trip at our church. I wasn't sure I would have time to donate anything since work has been so busy but I decided to pull out a box of old jeans that I have stashed away. I deconstructed them into parts. First, I took the flat felled seams and cut them very close and straight. Since the seams were not long enough, I needed to splice them together with a few stitches until I had a length between 92" - 98". Then using fabric glue, I rolled them until they were about 4" - 4 1/2" around. 
Don't they look fun with the different jean colors and stitching showing through?
A stack of repurposed jean coasters!
These will be sold in sets of 2. 
I also cut off the pockets and made a set of 4 placemats. 
My table was too small to fit all 4.
The field of the placemats was from an old jean skirt of my daughters. I cut it to be 12" x 16" and serged around the edges.
Don't these projects work well together? 
I have a few more ideas for the rest of the repurposed jeans. Stay tuned!
I'm linking to Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands, Show off Saturday @ Sew She Can and Friday Foto Fun @ powered by quilting.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Where has the time gone?

I really can't believe how fast the days are flying by! The month of May is just about over, the school year is almost finished and summer quickly approaching! Life is so busy! 
Besides Mother's Day and graduations, we also celebrated the long life of a friend's mother, had out of town friends stay with us, and tried to get some of the gardens ready (although the weather has not been very cooperative with rain and cool temperatures.)
For Mother's Day, my daughter took me to a Sip and Paint Party. Although I think I should stick to quilting, it was a fun day!
My very first T-shirt quilt is finished but no reveal yet as it won't be received until later in June at her graduation party (graduation is today!) I can give a little sneak peek though.
I decided to name it Remember When...
fitting for all the years of memories included.
My May blocks for the Rainbow Scrap challenge are also done. Pink is the color for May.
Flying Geese block

Plus block
I will link up to So Scrappy Saturday.
I also worked on my Temperature quilt. 
Another row added.
It is getting warmer but we are still below our normal temperatures for this time of year...and the rain...Oh! the rain!

I made time to sandwich my Grandma's Kitchen quilt so it is ready to go when I find a block of time. In the meanwhile, I started piecing another quilt using one of the very first fabric lines I purchased many years ago. More to come soon!