Friday, August 26, 2016


I'm  beginning to get settled in at my son's house. Of course, we don't know how long I will be here...all depends on the sale of the house. It is finally ready to show after a few Property Brothers fixes! We had the whole interior painted, new carpeting in the back half of the house and a deep clean inside. We also had some landscaping down to clean up the look a bit and now it is listing time. Crossing my fingers for a quick sale!

I finished my QAYG coin quilt but guess what? It isn't going to be a gift for my friend's daughter anymore! Why you ask? We "chatted" on Facebook the other day and I now know the rest of her color scheme! She is using touches of orange with foxes so I decided the red binding might not be such a good idea. I ordered some orange fabric for the binding and I found the perfect gray for the sashing so I am starting all over again. I will find something else to do with the first quilt. I really like how it turned out and it is a really quick and easy pattern. Connecting Threads QAYG Coin quilt.

Still haven't gotten all of my camera stuff worked out but here it is!

The back is in Lotta' Dots Steel Gray excuse the wrinkles!

I then found a cute pouch pattern at Fat Quarter Shop called Single Scoop Pouch. I had just gotten some of Cotton and Steel fabric that I thought would be perfect! I fell in love with it when it first came out but waited til I could get it on sale...I'm counting pennies right now.

Monarch in Sunset by Cotton and Steel

Arrows in Sunset by Cotton and Steel

Then I found another quick and easy(and useful) project at Sew4Home! It is a scrap buster to boot, who could ask for anything more?  These went really quick and were so easy to make. My 6 year old grandson knew what they were used for right away! They are cord wraps His mother wasn't sure and took a guess and I love what she came up with...another perfect use for them! Napkin rings(to go with the napkins I am making for her!) Here is a collage of the ones I made this evening...actually there is one more I made but it is holding my sewing machine cords neatly!

One set of small cord wraps in black and brown Lotta Dots and 4 Medium cord wraps in my favorite blue and green!
I had so much fun sewing this week and actually accomplished quite a bit. Now I will start on the baby quilt plus a few little surprises I am going to add to it! Come back and check out what I have come up with!

I almost forgot! I have been watching my daughter-in-law's beautiful rose garden and had my eye on one particular pinkish rose. Tonight my granddaughter brought it to me for my sewing area. I love this since I have a "black" thumb and can't grow anything but dust bunnies! Isn't it gorgeous?

Isn't this a great way to end a blog post?


  1. You did a great job on your quilt and the flower is a beautiful way to end a post!

  2. I'm sure you will find a good use for the beautiful quilt.

    I hope the house sells quickly with all of the fixes.

    A pretty rose always puts a smile on my face.

  3. Love your QAYG Coin Quilt!
    I like that fabric for a Scoop Pouch, too!

  4. I sympathize with the house sale stuff. Fingers crossed for a quick sale. Love your pouch and I think you should keep that first quilt for you!

  5. I have yet to make a coin quilt, but I love the ones I see online ~ especially yours!

  6. I'm sure you will find a grateful recipient for your quilt! What a sweet granddaughter to give you such a lovely gift! Ahhh!

  7. You did get a lot of sewing done! Love your projects. Good luck with the house sale!

  8. Wow, you're really back into the swing of sewing! Your coin quilt turned out great and I can't wait to see it's "replacement." Are the single scoop pouches really easy? I could use a short, simple project right now...

  9. Love your attitude! Making it work and happy to make another fun quilt. Thanks for the link to the pattern; definitely something I want to check out! And, yes, that is a lovely rose - looks like a watercolor painting, it is so perfect!

  10. The quilt is lovely! Thanks for linking to Finished or Not Friday.

  11. Congrats on finishing your coin quilt. It is lovely. Cord wraps are on my list to try too. Excellent job on the bag. I can grow dust bunnies too but never got a gorgeous rose like that for my pain to grow them lol. Enjoy! ;^)

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  13. Congrats on finishing your coin quilt. It is lovely. Cord wraps are on my list to try too. Excellent job on the bag. I can grow dust bunnies too but never got a gorgeous rose like that for my pain to grow them lol. Enjoy! ;^)