Friday, September 27, 2013

Lily's tooth bear

Lily has started kindergarten so it will not be to long before her little teeth
start falling out.  I saw this on Martha Stewart's web site and thought it
would be the perfect little tooth bear for my granddaughter :0).
I did not finish a quilt this week but I'll post Lily's bear, before he gets mailed,
over at finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean.

The little tooth goes in the pocket and the tooth fairy replaces it with dollar bills :0).

Happy Sewing,

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cherrywood surprise

Look at these scrumptious colors!  My friend sent me many pounds of 7x10 inch pieces of
this amazing hand dyed fabrics.  Never seen or better yet touched it?  Oh you are missing
out because it feels even better than it looks. Cherrywood fabrics is wonderful!
 Thank you so much Adelaide, what a lovely gift, I miss you too.
Happy Sewing, Kim

Oh boy I am going to have fun with all these colors!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Brookgreen Gardens 9-18-13


  by Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see   
A poem lovely as a tree.   
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest   
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;   
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;   
A tree that may in summer wear   
A nest of robins in her hair;   
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;   
Who intimately lives with rain. 
Poems are made by fools like me,   
But only God can make a tree.

Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark located just south of Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, S.C..
These magnificent  trees are hundreds of years old, this year they are underplanted with thousands of caladiums.  The gardens moto is " Ever changing. Simply amazing."

Happy First Day of Autumn, Kim.
Caladium of every kind along side of a beautiful woven fence to cover an irrigation pump.


Friday, September 13, 2013

Orphan block table runner

Cherrywood hand dyed fabrics with wonky stars made at a Gwen Marston retreat.

I kept over lapping the star arms on my first attempt at wonky.
I've got to practice my free motion quilting so I can do something besides this wave line :0)
This little table runner is off to a doll swap partner after we agreed to a runner instead of a doll quilt.

I'm going to link up with Amanda Jean, you should drop by and see all the amazing finishes on her blog :0) on Finish it up Fridays!
Happy Sewing,

Thursday, September 5, 2013

New Placemats

After 20 years of use these placemats have done their time  :0)
But honestly isn't it fun to see these so well loved?

new placemats and runner delivered to my friend Carol

A grateful friend 

Good friends since 1972

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Scrappy placemats and runner

table runner

Four matching place mats

Uplifting messages on each one, this is the runner

The placemats messages are: laugh, love, relax,enjoy :0)

I quilted them with a wavy decorative stitch setting on my Bernina.

I think my girlfriend will enjoy these :0).  Happy Sewing, Kim
Since this is my only finish this week I'm linking up to show it off with Amanda Jean,
come have a look at what everyone is up to. :0)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Can YOU help?

My friend Victoria over at Bumble Beans is busier than I ever want to be,
but she always manages to come up with a quilt when the need arises.
Now she is collecting anvil blocks  and she has a tutorial on her blog for the block plus the address
of where to send them if you would like to join in.
This block is on the way Victoria :0).  It is my little way of helping.
Happy Sewing,  Kim
Anvil  Block for Victoria

Friday, August 23, 2013

Jackie's blogger of the month

Jackie had this great BOM with blocks designed by a different blogger each month, some bloggers you might recognize.  Well after starting it, moving and finding it again I am happy to say I have the top
finished :0).  The free patterns are still available on her blog, just hit the Jackie link.

Now to  quilt  it.

Jackie's Blogger BOM

One corner of the top

Another corner.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Matching doll quilts

My girlfriend gave me some fatquarters this summer  so I cut them all up into 1.5 inch strips.

I found a nice bright fabric to use as the center squares and made some
log cabin blocks.  

Backside of of one of the quilts

Now these are all ready for my girlfriend to take to her adorable little granddaughters who love to play baby dolls together.    And since this is the only thing I finished this week I will link up with Amanda Jean to show them off :0)..........  Happy Sewing, Kim

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Doll quilt swap

I enjoy belonging to a doll quilt swap online, here is information if you'd like to join this group.

This is the doll quilt I received this month from my swap partner Diane in Minnesota, the
theme this month is "nine patch".   Diane made me a disappearing nine patch in lovely  shades of pink and violet then machine quilted it, it is pretty darn cute isn't it?


Happy Sewing,

Thursday, August 8, 2013


I've been busy making coddlers for premature babies in our local community along with
my group called the Sea Trail Grandma's.
If you have a premature baby in your life you can go to Michele's blog and
get plenty of free patterns to sew something tiny.

Happy Sewing, Kim


Baby soft fleece for a premature infant.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Lily's quilt

Lily's quilt before I pack it up to send to the birthday girl.

Back of quilt

Back of quilt with label 

Back of Lily's quilt with a Dick and Jane reader panel, perfect for a little girl just about to read.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Finish it up Friday

I enjoy looking at Amanda Jean's  blog especially on Fridays when everyone links up there are so  many  completed projects to see from her linky party.   It is even more fun when I have something to add!  Yeah for me!  A finish this week of a scrappy quilt made from left overs from a project I made before my granddaughter was born and this quilt is now for her 5th birthday.

Scrappy Birthday quilt

Wall hanging for Lily

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pin basting

I've got my medallion top all pin basted ready to quilt, now I have to decide how I'll quilt it.
Since I am new to machine quilting this is always the hard part for me.  I am calling this my Diamond Jubilee quilt since I am celebrating my 60th year.  This is a sew along done by Lori and Randy and you can see more of the tops on their blogs.  Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sew Along

I'm making some progress on my Lori and Randy medallion sew along.  I've added my initials and the year
along with a few colorful comes some flowers and leaves.  I've gotta stick with this and
get all the cut out bits machine appliqued down....wish me luck.
Happy Sewing,

Friday, July 12, 2013

Mug Rug

Mug rug
Today my quilt guild is having a tea party where we will exchange a mug rug, dress up in pink and have a hat contest :0).......perfect activity for a stormy afternoon.  I'm going to link up with Amanda Jean since this is my first finish in weeks :0).  Happy Sewing, Kim

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Just One Slab

Have you heard?

red scraps

Lots of memories in scraps, I'm so grateful I have not lost them to a flood.

It was so much fun to make a slab that I made two :0).
Cheryl Arkison co-author of " Sunday Morning Quilts"
is collecting "slabs" to make quilts for the victims of the Calgary
floods.  Can you imagine losing all you own in a flood?

  All you have to do is make one and mail it  to Cheryl, all the
quilt making will be done in Canada by volunteers.

I hope you can help by making "just one slab" into a 15.5 inch block.

Happy Sewing, Kim