Saturday, October 14, 2017

Grandma’s Kitchen–Block 16 - 25

This week the block is called Small Change.  It’s not my favorite, but I’m sure I’ll like it once it sewn together with the other blocks. 


Here’s a link to Pat Sloan’s website I Love to Make Quilts.



Monday, October 9, 2017

Design Wall Monday–October 9, 2017

Still working on my Grammy Squares.  I have 14 made and a gazillion to go.


I’m also looking at my Pat Sloan Grandma’s Kitchen and patiently waiting for this weeks block.


Hope you have a great week planned. 



Friday, October 6, 2017

Grandma’s Kitchen–Blocks 14/25 and 15/25

I recently returned from a fabulous family vacation in New York so yesterday I played catch-up on my Grandma’s Kitchen blocks. 

So without further ado……………………IMG_4091

Block 14


Block 15

I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I am having making these blocks.  It’s been a very long time since I’ve made a sampler and the timing is perfect.  I’ve been wanting to use these fabrics together for quite sometime so it is really fun and satisfying. 



Monday, September 25, 2017

Design Wall Monday–September 25, 2017

I’ve been busy getting ready to leave on vacation but I’ve managed to spend a little bit of time sewing three more of my Grammy Blocks.


They still need to be trimmed but all the pieces are sewn together.  Here’s the next one waiting it’s turn to be sewn. 


And in case you're curious, here’s a sneak peek of my sewing space. 


Have I mentioned lately, I love my Juki. 

Now it’s time to get serious about packing for my upcoming vacation.  Have a great week, I know I will.



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Grandma’s Kitchen–13 - 25

We made it, over half way there.  I’m still loving it as much as when we started.  Thank you Pat Sloan for offering this block of the week. 

This weeks theme is Sunday night dinner.  As I’ve mentioned before I really don’t remember my Grandma Eads and just barely remember my Grandma Ceniceros.  However, we do have Sunday Night dinner just about every week at my house.  It’s rare that at least part of the family isn’t here for Sunday night dinner so thankfully I have very strong feelings and memories of Sunday night dinners where I am the Grammy. 

Here’s my block this week.


This was a chance to bring a little bit of grey back in to the color scheme.  I’m happy with it. 



Monday, September 18, 2017

Design Wall Monday–September 18, 2017

If you’ve followed along with me each week as I post my Pat Sloan Grandma’s Kitchen blocks, you’ve already seen each of these.  Since we’re just about at the half way point, Pat suggested we put the 12 completed blocks up on a design wall, step back and evaluate what we like, don’t like, or want to change.  Well I must say, I love my blocks and wouldn’t change anything.  I do want to add the plaid at least once more and I want to add the grey to a few more blocks.  But so far, so good.


Hope you have a wonderful week, I know I will.



Saturday, September 16, 2017

Books–Real books printed on paper!

Remember back in the old days before we all read e-books on our Kindle or tablet?  Most of us used to ready the old fashioned way when books were printed on real paper.  Although I have lots and lots of books saved on my Kindle app on my iPhone and iPad, I’ve recently become nostalgic and want the feel of holding a book in my hands.  So the last several books I’ve read have been “books”. 

Last night as I was lying in bed (reading my book) I remembered that I used to have several book covers that I had made.  So I got up, opened a drawer on my nightstand and low and behold, there is a book cover I made quite a while ago.


The only problem is it’s for a traditional paperback size book and what I”m reading right now is the larger size paperback.  So what’s a gal to do?  First I laid there pondering my dilemma, but finally I went back to reading and decided to deal with my problem in the morning.  You see I’m going on vacation soon and I certainly don’t want to be seen with a naked book on the plane. 

So after having my coffee this morning I headed into my sewing room.  What should I do?  I finally decided to keep it simple.  So I measured my book, found some left over 2 1/2” strips and started creating.  Success!!!!!  I now have just the right size book cover.IMG_7786




And finally, the book I’m currently reading. 


This was a fun, quick and easy project but it’s nice to have accomplished something bright and early on a Saturday morning. 

Thank goodness it’s a fairly long book so hopefully I won’t finish it before I leave on vacation.



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