Monday, November 13, 2017

Easy Christmas DIY Table Runner!


With the Christmas season fast approaching, it was time to get busy making gifts for friends and family!  This year I am making quilted table runners, quilted Christmas stockings, and a Double Dutch Quilt for my mother.  So, I'm definitely busy!  Here, in this post, you will find instructions and tips for making a 14" x 48" quilted table runner.  So lets get started ...


Sunday, November 05, 2017

Mother's Double Dutch Quilt Part 8


Hand quilting has begun.  It isn't as difficult or as intimidating as I had anticipated, and as for design of the stitching ... I'm being very random, and enjoying the process


Saturday, November 04, 2017

Mother's Double Dutch Quilt Part 7


Boy was this a process! Yesterday was all about getting all three layers of the quilt onto the hand quilting frame! I've gotta tell you, it was not easy, and finding instructions on how to do it was impossible with the old frame I have. So, I thought it was probably a good idea to do my next blog post on putting that daggum thing on the frame, if for no other reason than to prevent me having to figure it out again 10 years from now. So, if you are wondering how a hand quilting process begins ... here it is ...


Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Mother's Double Dutch Quilt Part 6


The quilt top is complete!  Now the actual quilting begins.  But first, let me show you the finished quilt top and how I got there!

KeepReading copy 2

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Mother's Double Dutch Quilt Part 5

I made it this far today without having to rip out any seams.  That's a good thing. 


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Mother's Double Dutch Quilt Part 4


Today was much more than just a day of sewing.  My 93y/o mother made it up the stairs with help from my Big Bear, and worked with me on her quilt.  We shared stories and laughter and she enjoyed being involved in the making of her Double Dutch Quilt.  It was a special day, with family stories from her childhood that she also shared ... and I share with you.


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Mother's Double Dutch Quilt Part 3


This post will have you piecing like a pro, trimming for perfect squares, and creating beautiful full quilt blocks!  It always feels so good to complete the first quilt block.  It's a confidence builder that I didn't mess up on my seams or cutting along the way!