Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Table Runners for Moms at Mother's Day

I was going to be in Florida this year over Mother's Day so I whipped up these table runners to give my sisters and my mom even though I wasn't going to be there.  I wanted to make everyone something I already had in my stash - blocks that had been started or left over from another project.  All the gals loved them.
May, 2017


My 4th of July Quilt Story

I received an email from Fort Worth Fabric Studio at the beginning of June, 2017 with a tutorial to make this star quilt. It looked so simple because it was really big blocks and I needed something fast because I wanted to make a quilt to take to the 4th of July parade.

I literally made the quilt from start to finish in a weekend. I found this Bonnie & Camile Patriotic fat quarter bundle on Etsy from JennyLaneFabricShop and I whipped up this quilt. I love the lighter blue turquoise in the pack. For the back I just used a red and white check and inserted a strip with the leftover strips.

The funny thing is, on the 4th of July we went to the parade and set all of our things down on the ground and I set up my beautiful patriotic quilt. At the same time my daughter in law set up her old blanket she brought for the 2 girls to sit on and that's what we basically centered our stuff on. I was chuckling under my breath because even people that walked by were very careful not to step on it. We even told some kids next to us that they could sit on it and they didn't even sit on it. My sister said it was because it looked too nice and no one wanted to ruin it.  Maybe next year it will look a little older and more ready to cushion someone's bum on the cement.

Do you have a quilt you always take to watch a parade?


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hope for Haiti Quilt

The raffle is over and I wanted to post a quilt I made. I sometimes am able to keep up with So Scrappy's color of the month and sometimes not. I believe it was January's color and it was purple so I pulled out my purple scraps to make some "string" blocks. Right around the time I had made a "LOT" of blocks, my sister-in-law called and asked if I would be willing to donate a quilt. I think it turned out gorgeous and am very happy to say that I raised $600 for the charity.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I thought you would all enjoy seeing my finished paper pieced girl with umbrella. I was laying this out on the table getting it ready to quilt when I had to piece my batting. I laid 2 pieces of batting out over the wall hanging and then cut them so I would have a straight edge of batting on each piece to butt against. I forgot I had my wall hanging underneath and ended up cutting it right in half.  ARGHHHHH!  I was able to stipple quilt over it in smaller stipples so you can't really tell but I was dumbfounded at first.  Hope you enjoy it. I got the pattern on Craftsy - I'd have to check but it may be a Quiet Play pattern.

Friday, June 24, 2016

So I thought I would share a picture of a quilt I made back in 2014. This was from a jelly roll put together by a local quilt shop and I used their pattern. The thing that makes this quilt so interesting is that I finished it up to the first white border and then I had a gift certificate from my sister for this local quilt shop so I decided to have them quilt it. Once I got it back, I realized I wanted it to fit our queen size bed and it didn't quite fit without an additional border. For some strange reason, I saved the small colored scraps when I cut my blocks down and I was able to make this tiny little border to go all the way around the quilt and frame it out. Because the quilt was already quilted, I then quilted with straight line quilting an additional white border, adding the small border to that and then attaching it all to the quilt. I love to see this quilt all messed up on our bed right now.  It's beautiful tones of teals and greys which I would never have put together on my own.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hello there blogger world.....

I'm new at this and just trying to get my feet wet. So I came up with my blog name because anyone that has done any kind of craft and has a spare bedroom turns it into either an office or if you can persuade your spouse... a craft room. Well that is how my craft room came about. When I married my hubby 12 years ago, I had a craft room in the home I owned and so we agreed we would sell my home and move into his as long as I could take his "somewhat" office and make it a craft room. This is the room I could spends hours in and escape into my own little world. My hubby has come to realize that this room creates a calm in me that only creating can do. Whether it's sewing, scrapbooking, card making or anything else, I've tried it all. This room is where it happens!

I hope this blog will inspire you like so many blogs have inspired me. I am retiring at the end of 2016 and will have more time to share my ideas. I hope you will follow me on this journey.