My Quilting/Sewing Cottage

My Quilting/Sewing Cottage
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Friday, December 30, 2016

Penguin Cheer Quilt Finished

Yes I did finish my Penguin Cheer Quilt in time for Christmas, I just didn't get around to showing you.

and here is the back, it isn't vertical on the quilt
it's just the way I pulled it up for the picture.
It's hard to fold over for picture taking with one hand
and without getting a shadow of you in the picture. haha
until later - Carol

Thursday, December 29, 2016

A Special Quilt for my Son

I made this rag quilt for my son's birthday in July.
I'm so happy with the way this one turned out.
a few blocks up close
and the back.
I had so much fun making this quilt.
until later - Carol

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

VW Bug Rag Quilt

I made this rag quilt for my sweet granddaughter Madison,
I think it turned out so cute!
She got her driver's license this year
and drives a little white VW bug.
When I found this applique I knew I had to make her a quilt
I put a little white VW on every  row
and added her personalized plate that she has
I was lucky enough to find this flannel to use for the back of the quilt
I was happy with the way the quilt turned out and
she loved it!!!
 I like the way the color from the backing show's in the ragged seams on the front.
I finished this quilt in July and just haven't found time to show it to you yet.
I still have a few more to show you.
until later.....Carol

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Some Crochet Squares and a Little Rabbit

I've been busy trying to finish up a
crochet blanket for my grand-daughter
I pinned this block from Pinterest and wanted to make
it with pink, grey and white yarn for myself, but then my
grand-daughter saw it and asked me to make it for her.
How could I say no to that sweet, pretty face????
She picked out the yarn and I started to crochet.
This is will be my first granny square blanket.
It has been good practice and I have learned a lot.
I can't say that I will still be making my blanket though - hehe!
When we bought our beach house I never thought we would have a
rabbit living under our stairs. I never thought rabbits lived at the beach.
I'm a little jealous that he gets to live there and I have to go back and
forth - (giggle)
There was even a Mama fox with her babbies last year. I haven't
seen them this year but it was fun watching them grow up.
I hope you are having a fun day!
until later - Carol

Friday, June 24, 2016

Other Projects

I found a free pattern for a yoga bag and made one as
a fathers day gift for my father-in-law.
It went together super easy and was a fun project to make.
I've also been doing a little crocheting at night while watching TV
this is a simple little throw I've been working on.
I've never used variegated yarn before so I decided to give it a try
with a simple v stitch. I don't hate it, but don't think I will use
 variegated any more.
I thought I'd show you my hook case I made to keep my crochet hooks
all nice and tidy.
I added a little slot on the outside to hold my scissors close and
easy to get to while crocheting.
Don't look too close at my Velcro - haha
I can NEVER get my stitches to look nice when sewing Velcro so
I have just given up.
Any tips??
I love my crochet case.
It makes me happy every time I pick it up.
As a bonus I don't have to open it every time I
continue working on my project, my needle, scissors, and hook
are all on the outside of the case waiting to be used.
(I just tuck my hook into the strap on the outside of the case, you
can see a peek of it in the first picture - its orange)
I also have another blanket I'm working on for my grand-daughter.
I'll share that one later.
I hope you are having  a fun day!
until later - carol

Monday, June 20, 2016

Penguin Cheer - Last Block

Well I have finished my very last block of the Penguin Cheer Quilt
Block 13
These blocks were so much fun to make and I'm looking forward
to having this quilt finished for Christmas this year.
I am so happy with the way this is turning out.
I think it will be even cuter once I get the sashing attached.
I hope you are having a fun day!
until later - carol

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Penguin Cheer Blocks 11 and 12

I have finished blocks 11 and 12 of the Penguin Cheer Quilt
I like that little guy sticking out of the top of the stocking,
he's just so cute!
and block 12
this quilt is going to be so cute! I can hardly wait to finish it...
just one block left and then I get to start making my sashing.
I hope you are having a fun day!
until later - carol

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Penguin Cheer Block 10 and something funny

well I finally got around to doing block 10
And here he is.
I do like all of the blocks but when I looked at the pattern for
this block I couldn't figure out what was on top of the penguin.
yes I guess I'm slow but I had to read the pattern before I knew he
was wearing a sweater.
So now for the really funny part, when I finished this block I was
curious to know if I was the only slow one, so I called Mr. Y over
and asked what he thought of the block.....well he said it was very nice.
I asked - do you know what the red part is.....yes he said. Well...what
is it??? pause then he said It is a comb. hahaha! It does look like
a comb.
and a look at them together.
I do like my cute fat penguin carrying his comb in his beak.
I hope you are having a fun day doing the things you like to do.
until later - carol


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Block 9

and here is block 9 from the Penguin Cheer Quilt

I think he looks so nice and cozy in his hat and scarf.
Only 4 more to go.
I will be fishing today -
I hope you are having a fun day too!
until later - carol

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Penguin Cheer Blocks 7 and 8

Hello there, it's ME, block 7 from the penguin cheer quilt!!
and here is block 8
I wasn't thinking when I made the package orange, it blends with the feet too
much so I had to outline the feet with black thread and it helped a little.
It would have been so much cuter if I would have made it with the red and white
polka dot fabric, but oh well---it's cute enough.
and here are the 8 of them I have finished so far.
I won't be sewing any tomorrow.
I am going over to Pensacola to the biggest fabric shop I
have ever been to - A&E.
I really don't need any more fabric but I have to go see what's new
that I might really have to have. (giggle)
(I really do need two fabrics for another quilt I'm making for a
birthday gift.)
I hope you are doing something fun this weekend!
until later - Carol

Friday, June 3, 2016

Penguin Cheer Block 6

Here is block 6 of the quilt along.
I was tempted to add a little red heart between the two
penguins (just under the berry) but decided against it.
and the first six all together
Now I'm putting my bathing suit on and heading out to the beach
with my kindle to relax and read. I hope I don't keep thinking about
block 7 while I'm out there. haha!
I hope you are having a good day doing the things you love to do.
until later - Carol

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Penguin Cheer Bock 5

Well here is block 5 from the Penguin Cheer Quilt Along.
Another block that was fun and fast to put together.
And the first five blocks.
Each time I put a block together it becomes my favorite.
I'm curious to see which block becomes my favorite when the
quilt is finished.
I hope you are having a wonderful day
doing something you like to do!
until later - Carol

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Penguin Cheer Block 4

Here is block 4 of the Penguin Cheer Quilt
This block is so big it was a little harder to handle but I'm
 pleased with the way it turned out.
and here are the first four blocks
I think this is going to be so cute when it's finished
I love happy bright colors
I need to pick out some fabric for the sashing - I think I bought some
lime and orange when I originally bought the fabric but now
I'm thinking maybe lime and red
I usually don't know what I will use until after I get all the blocks sewn
I won't be able to make a block today and I'm not sure about tomorrow
but I can hardly wait to make the next one. This is so much fun!!
until later- Carol

Monday, May 30, 2016

Penguin Cheer Block 3

I am having so much fun making these blocks. This is my first quilt with applique without using my embroidery machine. I have a feeling there will be many more.

Here is block 3
Isn't she so cute in her vest and scarf !!
and the first three blocks
In addition to this quilt I have 6 other lap quilts I'm making for
Christmas gifts. I'm so excited about the way those quilts are
turning out too. I can't share them until after Christmas ( it's really
hard to wait) but it feels so good to get an early start this year.
I just finished up a rag quilt for my bed. I didn't get a full view picture
of the quilt but will try to do that when I get back home
Here is a little preview
I made this quilt with flannel for my batting to make it lightweight
for the summer and it is very comfortable. It is not heavy and gives the
perfect amount of warmth.
until later - Carol

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Penguin Cheer

I found this Penguin Cheer quilt along for free a few years ago and like so many other things I saved all the patterns but just never got around to making it. I saved the patterns every month, even bough fabric but always thought when it got closer to Christmas I'd start it....well I get so busy from Thanksgiving to Christmas, plus last year I hardly had time for sewing so Now seems like a good time. The pattern is no longer for free but you can purchase it here at FatCat Patterns and if you look at the top tab she has some other BOM's going on
Here is block 1
now don't go looking too close haha
I first tried to use a zig-zag stitch and that didn't work out too well. I took
all of that out and redid it with a blanket stitch that I like much better.
I have some penguin dishes here at the beach house that we use in the winter and
I thought a quilt like this would be so cute to go along with them. When I sewed this
first block I couldn't help but notice it is just about perfect size for a placemat.....hum looks
like I might be really busy. I have room for 8 at the table and 6 at the counter top with stools
for the grandkids.

Here is block 2
Isn't he just so cute!!!

blocks 1 and 2
I have started crocheting again too so I'll have to share some of that.
Now that I've decided to use my phone camera I think it will be quicker and I might
get to share more. (I have a lot of catching up to do)
The picture's might not be as good but hey it's better then putting off blogging.
I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.
The beach here is packed, and the water is beautiful!!!
until later - Carol