Monday, August 31, 2015

August just can't be over... can't possibly be September already.
My August goal for ALYoF was finished a few weeks ago... was turning out so cute, just had to get it finished.
Now I'm working on a few more...making a few for gifts.

I took the clothes pin bag to the AQS Quilt show
in Grand Rapids Michigan
and stopped by the Red Button Quilt Co. booth
to share my excitement with Sara's mom, Emily.

The mother/daughter team are so talented...I love their patterns.
Emily's company is Red Button Quilt Co.
Sara's company is Blueberry Backroads
Check them out...both companaies offer lots of cuteness!!!

I'm linking to


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Playing with some new embroider designs...

A tea towel with some yummy blueberries and a 
simple crocheted edging.
The pattern is The Berry Patch.
The pattern for the embroidery on the clothes pin bag
is Grandma's Back Yard.
I can see myself making a few more of these for gifts.

I love clothes line embroideries and when
I find a new design I end up making another clothes pin bag.

I've made a few over the last few years...
which one is your favorite?

here they are all in a row...
I'd say they are all looking pretty cute.

The middle one was a practice one...plain and simple.
Then I added ruffles and an extra pocket and that is
the one I use...(second from the right).
My favorites are the ones with the embroideries.
I have lots and lots of clothes pins and 
most of them are stored in
a log cabin.
I love it!!

I'm linking up to Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean.
Monday's Vintage Embroidery  with Super Mom

Happy Stitching...have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A little embroidery for my ALYoF August goal...

The is a pattern designed by Sara...
...take a peek at all her cuteness,
if you love embroidery you will love her designs.
The design I'm working with is 'Grandma's Back Yard'. 

The embroidery is finished....that's the fun part...just love it!!!

I'm making a clothes pin's just the perfect design.
My August goal for ALYoF will be to finish the clothes pin bag.

I'm linking to


Happy stitching...hope you are enjoying your week!!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

July's Finish for ALYoF....

I did it...July's goal accomplished!!!
This month has gone by so quickly...
on Tuesday I started my July it done!!

My July goal was to make a quilt top for my great nephew.
The baby's name was going to be Charles or Cameron...

I already had the medium quatrefoil in navy and
the white background fabric with the letters of the alphabet.
Early in the month I decided to order a FQ bundle
of Riley Blake's mini Quatrefoil for the front.
The FQ bundle had six great colors for a 'boy' quilt.

I had a few designs in mind but kept changing the design.
I wanted it to have a modern feel and keep it simple.
I think we accomplished it...DH played with EQ7 
and this is what we both liked best.
 The quilt back will be the larger navy Quatrefoil.  
The binding will be scrappy, using the 6 different colors.
I'm anxious to quilt and bind it...
but it will have to wait...

We are having family visiting from Canada for the weekend,
so the quilting and binding will get done in August.

I'm linking to
 July's Finishing Party hosted by Shanna and Melissa #42

Happy stitching...have a wonderful weekend!!