Sunday, May 5, 2013

May Pin It Do It

Well since I can't find enough warm dry days to plant my flower garden, I guess the next best thing would be to sew!  I can't EVEN believe I just said that . . . but I am really enjoying my new sewing machine - thanks kids!!  I have 3 projects to do in May for the May Pin It Do It sponsored by Trish at Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity.

#1 project will be - A Bandana Tied Quilt!! Perfect for picnics - patio chairs - or a nap! And I have had the best idea!! I am going to make mine out of red, white and blue bandanas only. It will be great to throw over the back of the leather sofa this summer for the 4th of July!!

The original pin can be found here.

#2 project will be finished tomorrow!  Earlier this spring I ordered some Mary Jane Farm squares for my sister Tami - she came for a couple of weekends and taught me to do some very basic quilting projects.  She insisted on dividing the squares with me so that we could each enjoy - and I sure have!!  I chose to make a small table cloth for my kitchen table - - - it isn't necessarily my kitchen colors, but it will be just right to throw on the table for a family cook out or ladies tea - Bible study with a friend or sister - and it is just a simple 4 x 4 square.   With some bright green material for the backing - and a few hours sewing this weekend - I am almost done! So although I didn't see this on an actual pin-it board - I did see this original pin and it made me want to make a tablecloth. I would also like to try the tea towel table cloth that is shown here.

Project #3 looks like much fun to me! It will be the last project I work on but it must be all done by July as my grandson and his wife will be having their first baby then! No I really am not old enough to be a great- grandma :) but due to my wonderful blessing of the blended family - I'm ahead of the game when it comes to grandchildren and I love having some older grandkids to share my life with!! My idea for the baby blankets came from this pin. I also look forward to my son and his wife and my daughter and her husband possibly adding some little ones to the family in the future so this is a project I hope to repeat many times!! (hmmmm... wonder if the kids really DO read my blog??)

Lastly, I have to give another big shout out to my sis Tami for all of the sewing lessons and sewing by texts - - - who knew we could sew across the miles like we have been doing!  
I am really enjoying it!!  I would love to get all of my girls to try a project!!  Casey, Gloria, Kristi, Nikki, Julia, Angie, and Elaine - - - look out!!


  1. Your project are so wonderful. Love the material with the campers and tent! Keep up the great work and I think the red, white and blue bandana quilt will be awesome.

  2. I absolutely adore those colors for the tablecloth and baby blankets! And kudos on learning how to sew. I always tell folks that it really isn't as difficult as it looks--just requires a tiny bit of patience and time. ;)


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