Saturday, October 29, 2011

QAYG Table Runner

I have been sewing my scrap fabrics to phone book pages.  I tear out a bunch of pages and then using the straight side of the page cut the pages six inches by the length of the page, ten or so at a time.  I had almost a hundred of these pages which turn out to be about 6 x 10.75.  While watching TV, I tear off the paper on the back once I get a bunch sewn.  I want to make a lap/throw quilt with them, so I tried the table runner first to see if I liked the method = quilt as you go (QAYG) first.  So this is my result.  I loved it better after I washed it.  It is amazing how all the scraps just float in the center.  I used a gray kona cotton on the sashing and borders. 
This is about as Halloween as I get.  So now I know how it works and want to go on and make a lap quilt.  Quite easy.  I used the method in "Mile-A-Minute Quilts" by Sharon Hultgren. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

New baby quilt and diaper bag made.

My sister sent me the front fabric to make a baby quilt for her co-worker.  I dug the back fabric from my stash.  The diaper bag I made from the left over fabric. I stippled it myself.  No pattern, just on a wing and a prayer.  Happy with how they both turned out.  Now I just have to get them in the mail to my sister in Las Vegas.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I have joined a small quilt swap!

I hope I can come up with something for my partner.  This swap is at  It has to be about 22 x 22.  I am trying not to stress too much.  Maybe this will help me get my sewing room in order from the move.  Seems like everyday we have to go and do something related to living here in Oregon and have not had the time to sew, except two small drawstring bags. 

I just came back from San Antonio, Texas.  My grandson graduated from Air Force Basic Training.  I am one proud grandma!  This is a bright future for this 18 year old young man.  Maybe he will friend me on FaceBook now?? 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

More Drawstring Bags

This is my first sewing project since we moved into the house.  My sewing room is almost unpacked.  I thought I downsized a lot before we moved, but apparently not enough.  I have three plastic bins full of nothing but kits I have purchased.  What was I thinking???  So definitely on a no buy odyssey now.  I am leaving tomorrow to go to Las Vegas.  My daughter lives there and of course her five almost six year old twins.  We are leaving Wednesday to go to San Antonio together to see my grandson, her son, graduate from Air Force boot camp.  I made these two little drawstring bags for them to put toys in or whatever they want.  Grandma just can't go empty handed.  I will put some money in there, they like that.  I have not found a good place for pictures yet in this house.