Crafting Progress 2016

Well this post has been a looooooong time coming. So long that it’s likely I’ve forgotten a few finishes but here’s a roundup of what I’ve been up to over the past year or so crafting wise. I LOVE to craft – quilting, making, creating – it feeds my soul. Thankfully Norah (and now Julia!) for the most part have grown up with me doing this so on certain days I can make for 30-45 minutes at a time while they play independently (less for Julia at this point obviously). I talk about work with Norah and she does “work” at her desk while I do my crafting work. She also loves helping me – cutting my chain piecing apart, choosing which fabric to go next if I’m not following a precise pattern, and just generally playing with fabric. Just as I love to read hoping that Norah will take to it I love creating next to and with her hoping she’ll also develop a love of sewing and crafting. So….onto the projects!

By the way I have been trying to be better about photographing projects and posting them on Instagram so have created a hashtag so I can keep all the crafting goodness in one place :: CHECK IT OUT HERE

I created this gumdrop pillow as a test for making a larger gumdrop quilt to see if it was worth it (of course at that point I had already cut at least 500 gumdrops out so it wasn’t really a question). Well – I loved it so continued on to the larger quilt!

This quilt has since been finished and bound by the wonderful Kathy but I forgot to take a picture of it before giving it to a friend – oops!

A quilt of scraps – the pattern is disappearing nine patch

Another disappearing nine patch with scraps!

Finally finished my stocking. I’m about 15% done with Norah’s and then will start on Julia’s – oy!

I made this quilt from scraps (lots of scraps!) from an Outhouse quilt I made for Jeff’s parents which I realized I never blogged. See – already missing one!

A mini doll quilt for Norah

A quilt to be donated to the Junior League’s Festival of Wreaths

Norah’s baprons were quite ratty so I made these new ones for Julia to use once she starts eating

A tree skirt for my Dad and Annie

A Rainbow Run quilt

And a second rainbow run quilt since I am TERRIBLE at math and cut lots of extra squares – oy!

2 rice packs for warming in the microwave and warming cold winter toes!

A little Apron for Norah that is already too small…..I need to make another one!

Doll sleeping bags for Norah for Christmas using this pattern


I was hoping to make this to hold all my quilting patterns but it’s too floppy so instead will store all my thread!

Here it is the famous gum drop quilt in all its glory – it’s a little bigger than twin size and I LOVE it!!

I had Kathy quilt “To Norah Love Mamma December 2016” on the bottom – an heirloom I hope!

A Jelly Roll Jam quilt using Kate Spain’s beautiful fabric

And finally I needed a way to organize my scraps so I made some rainbow buckets from the book Sunday Morning Quilts – I don’t have space for a neutral basket (or event better to further separate black/white/brown/gray) but need one! Maybe in lady cave 2.0 I’ll find enough room for all the colors!

A close up – I tried to use all my favorite scraps on the outside

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