Sunday, October 21, 2018

Boys and their trucks...

Our grandson, Neal, just turned two!  He is smart and kind and beautiful, like his parents!


And his loves TRUCKS!!  Sooooo, he gots to have a truck quilt, right?


I made his quilt from this pattern... and changed it up a bit, too, as ususal!


I used Soft Fuse and machine appliqued the trucks onto the background fabric.


And what is really cool about this quilt, is that it was all from my stash!!


Well, OK, except for the backing... 


I did not have construction themed fabric in my stash!  But I sure do now! 


I was so very happy that he loves it!! 


He's still sleeping in a crib, but I hope when he graduates to a toddler bed with bedding, he'll get to use it for real!!


Sewwwwwww, what are you up to now that fall has finally arrived?   This season and cool crisp temps just completely delight me!


Are you ready for Halloween next week?





Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Cool Summer Sewalong and Project

The Moda Bake Shop (MBS) offered a new fun summer activity called Oda May's Summer Camp.
This was the MBS's second online sewalong.  They had one last summer called Oda May's School of Sewing


They learned from that first sewalong that choice is a good thing...not everyone likes the same blocks, so this time, they gave you two choices each week for the next round of blocks or borders.


They were the same size, so you could mix and match to come up with your own quilt.


I really enjoyed it more this time, for that very reason!  You could make it from yardage or using a layer cake with background yardage!


I really LOVEEEE the Moda Painted Garden  fabric collection I used for this quilt. Isn't the fabric and colors just so gorgeous?!?  Such pretty florals!!


I also got sucked onto the jelly roll rug band wagon, this summer!!  I had a great jelly roll of all green batiks in my stash...and I needed a new small rug for our powder room!!  


I really enjoyed the process of making the rug!  It went fast and fun. 


Because of the size of the powder room, it had to be small, so I didn't use all of the jelly roll for mine.


This weekend, my husband and I got to watch our grandson Neal, so my son and his wife could attend the wedding of a dear friend.  We had such a blast with him!!  




He is so smart and well behaved and is sooooo veryyyyy loved!!


We are to finally get some fall weather here on Thursday.  I SIMPLY CANNOT WAIT!!  So I'll be going out to buy my mums for my front porch steps this weekend.  Has fall arrived where you are yet?  The cooler temps will start the leaves changing colors!  YAY!!  Do you have some special fall actitivies you do every year?