Friday, December 20, 2013

Count down to Christmas

"Count down to Christmas"  by Temecula Quilt Co.
I am going to link up with Amanda Jean to show this quilt top .

2 inch stars before adding to the above quilt top.

Warm enough to sit on the front porch swing  with my peppermint candy quilt.

Camellia Blooming
I love Christmas in South :0)!  Merry Christmas to you and yours,  Kim

Friday, December 6, 2013

ho ho ho

Everyone of these Santa's are handmade by my sister, some are wood cut outs done by her husband then  hand painted,
 the large one on the right is sewn, stuffed  with a painted face.  I think they make a lovely vignette on top of my hutch.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas even though it is in the 70's here today :0)
Happy Sewing, Kim

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sew alongs

This is a 8 inch square that will become part of a large quilt in the Temecula Quilt Co. sew along
called count down to Christmas.
Well I did finish this one block, but not a whole quilt, I don't think Amanda Jean will mind if I share it over at Finish it up Friday.

Bonnie Hunter has started her annual holiday sew along, it is called Celtic Solstice but mine will be call Christmas solstice since I will use Christmas colors, still debating if it will be King sized or not :0).
Bonnie is having a linky party so everyone can see what has been done on clue one so far
There are some real fast sewers out there......I am amazed at how much sewing got done over the weekend!  Go have a look :0)

Beth over at" love laugh quilt" is having her annual neighbor gathering, make a house and join the fun :0),
plus make an extra one for charity and Beth will make them into quilts!
I still have some Fall color in the yard.

Plus some blooming camellias!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

15 minutes

Made fabric from my Gwen retreat plus the HST
HST's in cherrywood fabrics  put together with my cut up made fabrics =
15 minutes challenge over at Victoria's
machine quilted with silk variegated thread.

Happy Sewing, Kim
I'm going to link up with Amanda Jean for Finish it up Friday but you should pop over and look at her king sized scrappy quilt she just finished!  Then of course  stay and have a look at all the new projects done from her link up, get a cup of coffee and enjoy the show :0).

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Doll quilt

G is for Gillian :0), my friends little Granddaughter.

One snuggled baby doll :0).

 Amanda Jean has a cute tutorial for this tiny pillow and more for doll quilts.
Sometimes I just want to make a tiny project and these are perfect for that!
Happy Sewing,
Well I didn't get anything else finished up this week so I'll share this over at Finish it up Friday
with Amanda Jean.  Of course I'd like to be an artist like the girls showing  their amazing work over
at Nina Marie blog, well maybe someday .
Have a good weekend and Happy Sewing,

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Does this ever happen to you?
You see a block and a challenge and must stop everything and
try the block?  Well this one caught me just like that!  You have
to check out this Christmas countdown series over at Temeculaquilt co
for a unique way to make this tiny star!  What fun :0)
Stop everything and give it a try.   Happy Sewing, Kim

This little star will finish at 2 inches

Made with squares without any waste!
Some weeks this is all you can get done!  So I am linking up over at Amanda Jean's to show off
my two blocks completed :0),  Happy Sewing, Kim

Monday, October 28, 2013


Lori over at Humble Quilts has had a nice little sewalong and now is having a linky party for
everyone to show their efforts, come on by and have a look.

Even though this isn't a finished quilt it is a finished block so I'll share it over at
Amanda Jean's Finish it up Friday linky party, there is always great eye candy
at Amanda Jean's...come on over and see :0).

I am going to make 8 more like this so I'll have a nice square top with nine blocks and many
HST :0).

Happy Sewing,


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I decided to enter Amy's Blogger Festival over at Amy's Creative side blog, are you gonna enter too?

I made this adorable little yo yo quilt that is a 7 inch square, it has 100 yo yo's!
I saw the pattern in Miniature Magazine and it was called the 51 cent quilt because
you start with the template that is the size of a 50 cent piece and end up with a yo yo the size
of a penny.  I made it in Christmas fabrics so I could put it on my Christmas tree
with a little teddy bear holding it.

Happy Sewing, Kim

100 yo yo's in a 7 inch square 

each yo yo is the size of a penny

back side

teddy getting cozy

Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy Fall

My  quilted pumpkin instead of a wreath on the front door.  I made my little
quilt this week so I will show it off over at Amanda  Jean's   Finish it up Friday

Fall in the south  is much different than the north :0).

My front maple is changing colors

View from my front porch rocking chair, life is good.  Happy Sewing,   Kim

Friday, October 18, 2013

10 little dresses

Time to get ready for Christmas......really?

Here are 10 little baby gowns made for our local NICU, aren't they cute?

I belong to the Sea Trail Grandmas ( Sea Trail is the name of the development where I live) which delivers thousands of items every year to our local hospitals.
Since this is my only finish this week I'll share it over at Amanda Jean's
Finish it up Friday :0).

10 gowns ready for Christmas preemies

Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Lori's sew along

Lori has started a new sew along over at Humble Quilts  This quilt is her blog header so jump over and look at how adorable these blocks are in a quilt!  Come on, try one you know you want to :0)
Happy Sewing, Kim

The beginning of the block on the Lori's sew along.  I used this brown plaid as a border since it was lying on
my sew table from the Halloween quilt I just sent to my granddaughter.  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Happy 1st day of October

It can either be a table runner or a bed scarf for Lily's bed.
I took a Halloween charm pack and cut the 5 inch squares into quarters, this turned out larger than I first imagined
but I think it is still fun. 

the top of the B says " Happy Halloween Lily"  and the bottom has a spider, on the outside edge
I wrote" Love Grandma"

This letter O has a spider tangling from a spider string

This O has a web and a spider coming down to the web.
In the mail it goes this afternoon :0)

Happy Sewing, Kim
Lily received her bear and runner and is sleeping with the Boo runner :0)
I'm linking up with Amanda Jean's finish it up Friday because not only did I get this done
I got it mailed in time!  

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