My Mom's Quilt

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 No comments
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

Sewing Room Madness!

Sunday, December 28, 2014 No comments
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 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 Morning Star Count 2014/47

Monday, December 22, 2014 5 comments
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!

Monday Morning Star Count 2014/45

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 2 comments
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!