Fun and done

Linen, cotton and silk. 14″ x 21″  Some quilting with white thread and some in color.

Snack mats. I love making these little pieces, they’re so fun. Just a few fabrics, improv piecing and quilted with simple lines. Big enough for a drink and a snack.

This next one is place mat size for a table in the living room.

There’s something real satisfying about quick little sewing projects. Fun and done. Ready to begin a new project.

MODERN Progress

I sewed together some triangles left over from another project, added fabric til it was the size of a leftover piece of flannel and voila. A baby quilt. Think I’l send it to the closest Ronald McDonald house.

And then I’d started, earlier this year, changing things up in my living room. I wanted a big piece of art for the mantal but didn’t know what. I found this piece online, loved it and so set out to recreate my own smaller version.

I tried writing sloppy/artsy but didn’t quite make it as much as the original. I could barely make out actual letters, let alone words. Thinking it may be in another language. More scribbling really. The before and then the after with my written art version, along with a Ellsworth Kelly knockoff I also created.

Would be so much better with the fireplace full of wood. Someday.


The writings are some of my favorite scriptures written with a paint pen on a piece of plywood painted white. The Ellsworth Kelly is on a canvas. More modern don’t you think?

Here’s more of the whole area.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving all!

Joy Joy Joy

My husbands work  has an auction for the American Cancer Society every year. This was my contribution. Fun and simple. Cotton and linen.

The holiday season is upon us! Hope you are doing well.

Sharing stuff

Forgot to share this pattern last time. It’s the one I used, their technique anyhow, for my last purse. I used her color combo as well.

I created this tote before Barb and I went to take a class but forgot to share. Just a fun modern piece.

Heres a pattern I’ve wanted to try. Think I’d much prefer some solids in this one. Its from a Blue Underground book.

I used a floral bundle I was given. Modern fabrics with solid fabrics would be much more to my taste. I’ll probably try it again someday.

Clothesline ~ check

Another project I’ve wanted to try done. I still have some clothesline left to make a small basket and I also have some cotton line that I’m not going to wrap but use colored thread on.

This is a repurposed zipper. I couldn’t find one locally with a nice pull so I went to a thrift store and took this off a guys pullover. Good zipper at the right price. The leather straps is cut from a sample I got free from a furniture store. Ya know all those fabric samples they sometimes give away?

There are just the right amount of pockets inside and it’s a medium size purse, not a carry-all that seems so popular. It’s wonky but I like it. Another item off the to try list.

Now to finish the Christmas tablerunner binding, well, invisible binding. Whatever. Oh, and I have tried the free motion foot, just not comfortable with the results.  I end up grumpy when I use that foot, just not my cup of tea I guess.

Point Me

The beginning of something wonderful. Think I’ll add some dark grey or medium grey to sides like the pattern shows, or maybe a combination of both.

Orange has slooowwly been growing on me. I can handle it, but only certain shades. It does look nice, I admit, with grey and I love grey.

3 random projects

A few random projects.

Some birthday blocks made by friends. It’s called pick up sticks, fun block to sew. Think I’ll put it together with black sashing.

One of two (for my twins) modern quilts made from Jo Morton fabrics. I have some camo minkee for the backs.

Quilting my Christmas table runner…arguing with myself about whether I should work at learning to use the free motion foot better or stick with the walking foot and have to flip the quilt around a million times. Sometimes I just don’t want to deal with a learning curve!

Love wiggly quilting. 8 quilts total to finish before Christmas. 1 done completely, quilting another and all but one top finished. Not too bad.