Sew Fun 2 Quilt

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Starry Night

I decided to catch up on my Starry Night BOM this week.  For the month of June, I was only supposed to make the shepherd.  In the class video, she said, "next month we're going to make Mary and Joseph."  They looked to be similarly made to the shepherd, so I decided to go ahead and make them, then I thought well, why not make the wisemen too?  So I made those three today!  I love this Wonder Curve ruler.  I'm going to have to look up more of their patterns!

Oh my gosh!  In looking at the pictures I just realized I sewed Wisement #2's hand on upside down!  I better go fix that before I forget! 😬


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Little Bits Meets Again!

We had a lovely Little Bits meeting and luncheon at Leota's house last week.  As always, some wonderful show and tell items!  Such great talent in this group 😊

Both of these items were made by Eleanor - the pillow above was done on a serger.  The cute table mats below are beautiful!

Annie shared a quilt completely made of silk and hand quilted (actually she hand pieced the quilt too - it's completely hand made).  The stars are all neckties - from all of her boyfriends, she said. πŸ˜‚

These two beautiful art pieces were made by Sherida.  She is so talented and creative!  I love the different textures she combines.

This piece was made by Susan, also an amazing artist. Below is the original photo she used for inspiration. This piece is mounted on canvas.

Leota's show and tell was her gorgeous yard and garden.  I had to snap a photo of these lovely roses, since they're just the right color! πŸ˜‰. And I wish you could smell them because they smell divine. ❤️

I hope you're having a great day!  I'm going to wash a couple of quilts today, with color catchers!  Wish me luck!🀞😳


Monday, June 7, 2021

The Next Generation

This past weekend we celebrated my husband's birthday with family visiting and a lot of fun activities.  I wanted to share a couple of things that my Mom made for my kids when they were little, and are now being used by our granddaughter.  Above is The Holt (Puppet) Theater, made by my Mom many years ago and enjoyed by my children for years.  She would be happy to know that it is still as fun as ever!  We enjoyed some wonderful shows this weekend 😊.

She also made this car mat to go with the Hot Wheels cars.  Still having fun with this too!  It is nice to think that the things I make for our grandchildren will someday be played with by their children!


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Puzzle Complete!

 Well here it is!  It was quite a puzzle putting it all together, including some partial seaming, but I enjoyed the challenge!  The instructions maybe could've been a little clearer but it worked out. I totally understand how hard it must be to write a pattern in a way everyone can understand.  I know when I write instructions, it makes sense in my head! I love this quilt, it just makes me happy.  It's unlike anything I've ever done and I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but just looking at it makes me smile. πŸ˜„. I think it's going to be a lot of fun to quilt too!  I can hardly wait.  I better go put on my quilting face. πŸ˜‚

Oh by the way, this is the Spice Market Warm block of the month by Wendy Williams!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Guess What I'm Working On?

Time to put the Spice Market quilt together!  It's a bit of a puzzle, but I'm having fun.  This is absolutely unlike any quilt I've ever made before and I'm kinda loving it!  It is very pink!

Hope your day is going well!! 😊


Monday, May 31, 2021


I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Memorial Day, as we honor all those who've served our country and fought for our freedom.  I'm so thankful to live where I live and for the freedoms we have. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ❤️

The theme for my photo challenge this week was TIMELESS.  I had a hard time thinking of anything, but my hubby and I went for a bike ride out in Palisade on Saturday and I realized that the beauty of nature is most definitely "timeless".  I took these pictures, edited them a bit .... THEN I read the instructions πŸ˜‚ and realized that the photo had to be submitted in black and white, to give the old fashioned vintage, timeless look.  Best to read the full instructions ahead of time!

What a glorious day - and a fun bike ride!

I really like this pond picture, with all of the different shades and colors in the water and in the foliage.

Above is the photo I chose to submit (with some helpful votes from my family), and below is the black and white version.  It does look a bit like an old Wild West movie, cows grazing in the foreground. Mount Garfield has probably majestically stood over the Grand Valley like this for a very long time - timeless, in fact. 😊


Saturday, May 29, 2021

My Quilting Face

I've been quilting this week!  I quilted "The All Together Quilt" that you may have read about in a previous post.  My granddaughter designed it, my daughter made it and I have now quilted it.  I decided to  do my new favorite quilting design - The Paisley Feather!  It doesn't show up real well on this quilt, but I had SO much fun doing it.

One thing I noticed though, when I'm quilting, is that I scrunch up my face, hunch my shoulders etc.  I think I'm almost grimacing 😬, even though I really was enjoying it!  I would even consciously tell myself to RELAX, relax my shoulders, relax my quilting face and ten seconds later I'd be all scrunched up again. 😠 😳. I wonder, does anyone else make a quilting face when they quilt? πŸ€”  Leave a comment because I'd really love to know!