Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Another mystery " Just takes 2"

Brown and bubble gum pink...hmmm time to scrap it up a bit

same blocks in classic red and white
I started another mystery called "Just Takes 2" started to celebrate the red and white show in NYC.  It's not too late to join in and it's free :0)

Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Blogger BOM #5

block #5
 Blogger BOM is up to block five.
This month's designer is John Adams.
One block a month is my kind of sew along :0).
Happy Sewing, Kim
I can see that this block would look better without a patterned background.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Which layout?

White in the corner block

Or red in the corner block?
Which layout should I use, I can't decide. What do you think?  These blocks are 10.5 inches unfinished and will make a little table topper to commemorate " Infinite Variety Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts".  I'm trying to have it finished before the March anniversary comes around.

Happy Sewing, Kim
I learned how to make this block from Tonya :0) , she has a super easy tutorial on her blog. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


 bats and  balls
I have to show off my Orca Bay with the rest of them over  at Bonnie Hunter's link up :0) should go see all the different variations.

Happy Sewing, Kim
our pledge of allegiance to the flag

bits of holly

little Santas  from long ago

tiny sewing machines and spools of thread

little pinked nosed bunny

little blue dog

bicyclist with their dogs

a spider on her web

little red trees

recycled shirts and crib sheets
musical notes

Put them all together and what do you have?  A beautiful scrap quilt!  This is Bonnie Hunter's 2011 mystery quilt called "Orca Bay".   I'm so proud of finishing this mystery I'm gonna show it off over at" Finish it up Friday" with Crazy Mom Quilts :0).  Gotta put this one in the  Festival of Scrappiness too ;0)     
 Happy sewing, Kim

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mini Quilt

Before I did full size quilts I  used to make mini quilts.  Over the holidays I made a mini quilt
following along with Temecula Quilt co.  , I could not resist :0).
They call it the "Twelve days of Christmas" and sent a clue to my email each day of the little mystery.  I used the fabric I won from Kate Spain called "Terrain" to follow along.  Each day used the number of pieces of fabric for the twelve days of Christmas in a 3.5 inch block.  So the 1st day has one piece of fabric and the 12th day has twelve pieces.  Very fun and easy, it is still online if you want to make one.
I think I'll share this over at Lily'squilts too :0)

Happy sewing,
"Twelve Days of Christmas"
Might as well use this on finish it up Friday over at Crazy mom Quilts too right?  Stop by so you can visit lots of blog with finished projects too.......why not show yours?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Making progress on Orca Bay

My progress

Yesterday Bonnie Hunter revealed her Orca Bay mystery!  Now if I had finished more of the clues I could have put it together, but I had to work with the pieces I had .  Then I made a row of flipped blocks so had to resew those.  But I'm really happy with my progress so far and look forward to finishing this quilt in the next few weeks.  Thank you Bonnie!  Every year Bonnie does a free mystery quilt!  It is not too late for you to start this one too.  Happy New Year!