Monday, July 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday 7-30-12

I'm embarrassed to say the label is still going on this wedding gift quilt, their 1st anniversary is coming up in Sept.!  I am going to make myself finish it today!

Jump over to Judy's to see what every one else is up to :0)  Happy Sewing, Kim

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Cradle Project

Last week when I was visiting Washington DC I happened on this show.

There were several cradles from the traveling show on display.  All the cradles are made from found objects!

Even if you don't get to see the cradles you can log onto to learn more about this effort to help children with AIDS.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Anniversary Quilt

25th wedding anniversary gift for my sister in law.

The label in on and the quilt is on my sister in laws bed in Florida  Happy Anniversary Mary and Mark!
I'm linking up at WIP Wednesday to celebrate this finish :0)

This is one of my favorite Bonnie Hunter mystery quilts called Carolina Christmas.     Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Do you ever wonder how flowers stand up to the sun and hot temperatures?  I sure do!

Flowers around my yard

Friday, July 20, 2012

Temecula Quilt Co. Star # 2

Block number 2 of the Temecula Quilt Company sew along  " summer stars"

I'm linking up over at Design Wall Monday....come on over to Judy's and see what everyone is up too :0)

This going to be the cutest mini quilt :0)!  thanks Temecula Quilt Company.   Happy sewing, Kim

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

How would you quilt this?

I made this paper pieced mini quilt years ago and never quilted it.
How would you finish this little quilt?

 I'm linking up at WIP Wednesday.         (I made one of these for my sister years ago. )

Monday, July 16, 2012

Design wall Monday 7-16-2012

Here it is Monday morning again :0).  I hope you had a nice weekend!
I've made a little progress on my zigzag quilt to share over at  Judy's  Design Wall Monday
Drop by and see what others are up to and show us your progress too.

See my inspiration over at Nifty's :0)
Happy sewing, Kim

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Temecula Quilt Co.

Now you know  I love a good sew along and  Temecula Quilt Company is having another short sew along for free on their blog.  This will be my third sew along with Temecula and I have to say working with these small blocks to make a little quilt is delightful.  It is just the first block so come on and join in on the fun!  Happy sewing, Kim

Block number one of the star sew along.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sally Mavor

Have you ever seen Sally Mavor's work?   Here is her latest!  Simply beautiful.  If you want to visit her blog or sign up for her emails you can go here for more information.  Her children's books are just delightful, so much to look at for child and parent.  She even has a book that shows you how to make her "Felt Wee Folk" .  Have a look ,such beauty from bits of wool!  Happy Sewing, Kim

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Just takes 2 Experiment with block 27

I finally finished this block 27!  Yes the center is not perfect but I did learn a few things :0)

   This is what I did since I wrestled so hard with the first block #27.  Would I do this again.  No!
Did it make reverse applique any easier for me?  No, it really did not.

 My conclusion is I just need to practicing my applique techniques more.  I have never done reverse applique before this block but will keep trying to improve.
I made a stencil to try to make this needle turn reverse applique "easier"

What if I chalk it the diamonds to get a strong outline?

now I have the shapes ready to use so I can sew on the dryer sheets

I cut the used dryer sheet just a bit larger than the diamond

then machine sewed on the front side around the diamond

now cut out the fabric in the center

now tuck the dry sheet through the diamond to the backside, this gives me a pretty clean shape

Back side with freezer paper in place around edges for applique

I continued until I had all the diamonds sewn

the large shape is appliqued down around the wavy edges, now can I get the diamonds to lie flat?

each diamond was turned under and appliqued down

This block was done  with reverse appliqued needle turned diamonds in the took me forever.

I'm linking up over at WIP Wednesday, come on over and see what everyone is working on :0)

Monday, July 9, 2012

I'm a winner!

Thanks you Red Pepper Quilts and Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works!
Look at the beautiful fabric I received today in the 4th of July  giveaway!  It is beautiful and feels
so soft too. It is nine fat quarters of Pat Bravo's " Oval Elements Collection" from  Art gallery fabrics.
Oh lucky me :0)    Happy Sewing, Kim

My fat quarters winnings and a sweet handwritten note from Jackie :0)

Design Wall Monday 7-9-12

Zigzag progress.

                  Look at all the other quilt pictures over at Judy's :0) and Happy sewing, Kim

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Fresh from the garden and ready to roast!  YUM

Thursday, July 5, 2012

7-5-12 WIP Wednesday on Thursday :0)

Just takes 2 block

my zigzag blocks

 zigzag strip from the other end
Some progress on my blocks this week and I'm sharing them over at WIP stop on by and see what everyone is up too.  Happy Sewing, Kim

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

Long may she wave!  Made with yo yo's for my friend Carol who always goes over the top for the 4th!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Design Wall Monday 7-2-2012

How did it get to be July already?
I've finished the last group of 6 inch blocks with Randy's sow along
and here they are linked up over at  Judy's Design Wall Monday.

Happy Sewing, Kim :0)