Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My Mom's Quilt

I have posted this in the past, but feeling a bit nostalgic tonight. My Grandmother made this quilt for my Mom in the mid-to-late 1930s. She used feed sacks that my Mom picked out at the grain store. How cool is that?

I am trying to figure out what to do with it...other than store it in a drawer :)

Monday Morning Star Count 2014/48

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and will have a safe New Year holiday! I have some progress on my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt as I was able to stitch together another section. This week the goal is to get this section attached to the main quilt.

I am linking up with Jessica at Life Under Quilts! Come join the fun!
- Allison

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sewing Room Madness!

After the Christmas rush, I realized my sewing room was a complete disaster!  Our basement is also a family room, but it certainly has become my "Sewing Cave" and not the "Man Cave" my husband had planned :)

This is what my room looked like earlier today:

A few hours later and we are ready to begin the madness again!  I really do have to sell the extra quilting frame that I have.....it really makes the walking space tight!

Now....identifying all those unfinished projects and making that 2015 bucket list!

A Few Christmas Projects

So thankful that finals are over and I had a chance to finish some projects just in time for Christmas!

Here is a Christmas tree skirt I made for my daughter.  I used the Quilt As You Go Made Modern method.  It was really fun and perfect for this project.
I also made my great-niece a cute quilt using this quilting method.  This was the first quilt label that I also made on my Brother PE-770 using a design created by my sister of Ladder Hill Design.

I made my sister-in-law (and best friend) a quilt from a Missouri Quilt Co. book and tutorial using Phoebe fabric line.

I made my niece and her new husband a quilt using S'More Love and the Teacup Quilt pattern by Missouri Quilt Co.  This was also only the second quilt I quilted on my HQ Avante.

And I made some adorable backpacks for my grandchildren, Gracie and Carter.

That's it....Two weeks worth of work.  I absolutely loved every minute, although I will work harder to be more organized in 2015!  LOL!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday Morning Star Count 2014/47

Even though I had finals last week and I am still sewing Christmas presents, I managed a little work on my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.  After all, every bit counts!!!

I'm linking up with Jessica at Life Under Quilts!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Monday Morning Star Count 2014/45

Life has been so crazy...again...whose idea was graduate school?  All I keep thinking about is all the stitching I am missing!  :)  I have found myself posting to Instagram much more than my blog, but I am going to try to do better.

The awesome news is that I have completed all the flowers for my Grandmother's Flower Garden!  Woo hoo!  Here is the very last one I stitched:

And here is what I have to work with:

And I have basted another 50 background hexies:

So you may be wondering what all my counts are :) I have stitched together 925 - 1 1/2" hexagons.  Just totally amazing!  I started this project 4th of July weekend in 2013.  I am starting to see the end in sight.

I want to end this blog post with a personal endeavor.  I have received my Grandmother's 1924 Singer 66 Treadle machine.  I am going to refurbish it so that I can use it.  It has a lot of sentimental value and there is something so cool about getting back to basics.  No electricity...just good old foot power.  I thought I would share a picture of the sewing machine and of course included my GFG project!

I feel so thankful for all of you and for Jessica's effort to keep the Monday Morning Star Count alive!  I am linking up with Jessica at Life Under Quilts and all the wonderful people I have met that are so encouraging!