A Quick Handmake to Gift

I was recently invited to, and attended, three parties.

Since I’m a maker, it’s pretty much “a must” that I give handmade gifts. This is purely my own rule, not something imposed by anyone else.

But, since I’m also a busy person w/a long list of UFOs, my handmade gifts must also be things I can make quickly. And these fabric coasters fit the ticket perfectly!


I used a tutorial very similar to this one I found on Pinterest.  I used 5″ squares, which means it’s a perfect project to use up those charm packs you’ve been hoarding. I also used batting instead of fusible web.   Since the liner is not visible, it doesn’t have to be pretty; muslin will do. Nicely. I also top stitched around the perimeter of mine but it’s not necessary.

If you are looking for quick, cute, and functional, look no further!

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Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you… Psalm 55:22 NIV

The Making of a Starlett

I finally started work on a quilt I was commissioned to do about 10 mos ago. Better late than never right?

The pattern is called Starlett by Me and My Sister Designs. The fabric collection is called Bandana and is also by Me and My Sister Designs.63D80EFA-ACCF-4B9B-8CDC-52C545C64180

Honestly,  neither the pattern nor the fabric would be top choices for me personally, but I LOVE the way these blocks are turning out.45808C0D-82CF-4E09-900C-38B1C5591963

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There are a bunch of HSTs which means a lot of marking.  I picked up this handy dandy board during a shop hop.  It’s covered w/sand paper and prevents your squares from slipping around when you mark them. It’s basically a large emery board. F572D366-C7B9-4826-86D6-C7B721706A42

I’ve been chain piecing and cutting. CB35AD46-D157-4C28-9195-B85A70D81665There are also a bunch of cut-offs, or leftovers or whatever you call them.  I know there’s a proper quilting term for them, but I just can’t think of it right now. C8531262-961C-4A21-8C79-35628E32F369

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Whatever they are called, they’ve made A LOT  of leaders and enders. Are they bonus blocks?A8378ECB-4BFB-40CF-A1FC-40804E17CBF1

I’ve made 8 of the 16 blocks.  When it’s finished it will look something like this but w/a border.Starlett

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Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. – Rev 3:19ESV

Finishes and Such Not Yet Shared

There were several months not long ago when I wasn’t very active on the blogging front, but I was somewhat productive on the quilting front.

Here are a few finishes and other thangs I haven’t shared w/y’all.

This Disappearing Nine Patch was made for my grandbaby Cali who was born last August.

This is my 1st version of Straits and Arrows, and it was made for my great/grand nephew Kyrie, born last September.

Here are 3 more Straits and Arrows flimsies made by some awesome friends who volunteered to test my pattern. The pattern should be available in my pattern shop w/in the next month.

I made this lovely for a little of a close family friend. The pattern is called Kite Flight by Janice Ryan for Robert Kaufman.  My colors remind me of strawberries, bananas and ice cream!20161126_075555

This butterfly fabric was short curtains me and a friend found at Goodwill. I recycled them into long curtains for her nursery.20170122_130057

This is an old Southern Belle quilt I ditched for a friend. It was made by her elderly aunt who passed away a couple of years ago. I love all the different fabric combinations she used.20170122_202418

My grandson started a Jelly Roll Race quilt. I’m trying to get him ready for Kids Sew Camp this Summer which he is finally old enough to attend. He turned 10yrs old in February.20170219_174638

He comes to visit every other weekend. He recently started bringing his Xbox 360 w/him so I decided to make him something nice to transport it in. I found a duffle bag pattern, picked out fabric of his favorite colors and made this awesome bag.20170228_060301And guess what? It’s too small! The Xbox 360 doesn’t even fit! But he loves the bag anyway.

My friend Izola (@throughmyeyes on IG) made me this gorgeous, crocheted shrug. Thanks Izola!37236

My friend Kelly (@mommaneo on IG) gave me this cute Binding Baby (made by @doohiikeydesigns on IG). Thanks Kelly!20170113_211218

My last share of the day is from my friend Katy of KatyQuilts (@katyquilts on IG). She made me this super cute mini.  Thanks Katy!  20170214_123724Katy spent several months in AZ this past winter and I’m going to visit her in Michigan in August. We have plans attend the AQS Quilt Show in Grand Rapids. We’re both super excited about this!

This concludes today’s post. Thanks for visiting!

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