Monthly Archives: July 2013

Triple Rail Fence quilt Finished!!


And another one bites the dust!!!

The third quilt in the book that i pieced last year was quilted and bound July 11 th, last thursday!


Here it is in all its glory, front on the left and back on the right!

I used a polyester batting on this one, very different from the cotten ones i have used before.

sort of a looser weave and a bit poofier than the cotten 🙂

I like how it turned out with its extra poofiness, no problems , no mistakes doing the borders!

I just did kind of a swirl kinda thing to quilt it. the free motion quilting gets a bit better as i go.


It’s a bit hard to see, ( got to work on my quilt picture taking too!) but you can see some of the quilting in this picture.


Another bit of a close up.

Feeling proud of myself with this one, no bonehead mistakes!!!  LOL

so next up from Volume One of Quilters Academy will be the log cabin table topper! I have a design that i plan to quilt on it. I just need to figure out how i want to mark it on the quilt!

But first i have some other sewing to get done 2 pairs of kids jammies for grandkids. my oldest grandson turns 5 on Aug 12 and my youngest granddaugher turns 3 on the 17th of Aug.  both are cut out just waiting to be sewn!

I also have a table runner that i pieced earlier this year and have sandwiched ready to be machine quilted.

I also made my two oldest grandkids quilts for their 5th birthdays so now i have to make one for little Justins 5th birthday too!

I have a very simple one to do , squares are cut out, strip sets nearly done then i just have to sew it together , sandwich, quilt etc

but at least it has some progress underway!

I also finished a skirt for one of my 6 year old Granddaughters last week. It is called Adorable charm square skirt and is a tutorial from the Missouri Star quilt company.

I used a pack of Lucys Crab Shack charm squares, but didn’t have any of the line in yardage so i found a really cute little green and white plaid that went perfectly with it.

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Front is on the left, and back on the right, don’t you think the green plaid ( on the waist band and hem) goes well with the other fabrics!

Very quick to sew and it is just so cute!

hopefully i will have some progress on my other projects to show off soon!


Still here!!


I have sort of fallen down on my blogging recently so will try and do a little catch up here!

last post i did i was in the midst of being overun by forest tent caterpillars, they were EVERYWHERE!!!  now they have cocooned and are in the process of emerging as moths, trying to overun the place! but at least they only seem to be really active in the evening and at night around street lights, gas stations etc.   It is quite disgusting the amounts of them, but not surprising!

I have been sewing,  did a dress for one of my granddaughters and a matching dress for her dolly… What grandma can say no when she gets a call from a 6 year old requesting matching dresses!! Not this one thats for sure !!

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The picture on the left is a closeup of my granddaughters dress, and then a pic of dollies dress.


Of course i had to make my grandson something so he could get a parcel in the mail too! so i whipped him up a little pair of shorts.

These were express posted to them and everyone is happy!! including me because they are finally done!!

I have also been doing a bit of work on my third quilt in Volume one of Quilters Academy.

Triple Rail Fence quilt top finished! and more!

This is the triple rail fence quilt,  a bit of a fail in my fabric placement, i could have switched out a couple and the third rail would have been more apparant. But I think that is all part of the learning process and am not going to beat myself up over it, but i will remember and learn from it 🙂

As of today it is bordered and quilted, just needs binding!

but i had to make my other 6 year old granddaughter a skirt (just needs elastic), her little sister is getting a jumper that a friend made but was too small for whoever she made it for, and i just had to finish it off for youngest granddaughter. and a i made their little brother a pair of shorts from the same fabric as my other grandsons.

pictures to follow.

I also need to sew up some pillowcases for a friends birthday, those should get done tonight ( if i ever get off the darn computer LOL )

so i havn’t been too much of a slacker, but i have also discovered Candy Crush Saga …….. nuff said about that!

one game thats it and then downstairs to the sewing room!!