Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Knit Quilt For Monkey Baby

I've been a little slow getting Monkey Baby a over a year too slow!
I wanted to practice a little FMQ using my ponce pad and stencil, and use some knit fabric I had
 sitting around, so I figured this would be a fun quilt to give Monkey Baby to just play on. 

It's entirely made of knit fabric (t-shirt type fabric) and is 28" x 40".
The dog was in EQ7, but I changed him up a bit.

This stencil and ponce helped me practice FMQ, but don't look too close 
or you'll see some lines that aren't where they are suppose to be. 

I got this adorable package in the mail from Amanda Herring of Quilted Fish.
She is so darn cute! The box had a note about Jello being Utah's official state snack.
Jello is okay, but that decorated cookie was yummy!

Her Desert Bloom fabric just came out and is beautiful!

No spiders or bees, but I spied this cool bug chomping on a flower.

These are blooming in my backyard thanks to my them!

I hope you're off to a great summer!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Some Things Are More Important Than Sewing

Did I just say that "some things are more important than sewing?"
Yes. Yes, I did, though I choked a bit when I said it.
What's more important? For one very big thing, this guy...

The three-year-old Monkey Boy came for a week long visit to hang out with us.
It was suppose to be fun times at the park, dinner at Chuck-A-Rama, and swimming.
I was going to sew once in a while when he played with his grandpa.
Instead it was a week long visit of throwing up, fevers, and even a hospital visit.
He was attached to me almost the entire week...which was not such a bad thing except he was so sick.

On the day we had to take him home to his mom and dad, we took him on the 
promised trip to feed the ducks and see the fish. He was one happy boy!

There was even a baby duck to see!

 Grandpa's Pond was all fixed up and a beautiful place to visit!

Thank goodness for his Doodah to carry him back to the car when the fever started coming back.
Poor little guy! 

Besides spending time with the monkeys, we also painted my daughter's balcony last weekend.
My daring hubby! I preferred just hanging over the edge to paint instead of climbing the ladder.

Enough of what I've been doing besides's time to sew!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Getting Creative With Deco Foil On A Quilt

One of my adventures lately has been to get creative with Deco Foil on a quilt.
This time I learned to layer two different colors of the foil. Fun!

Check out how I did it over on the Therm O Web blog HERE.
So many amazing colors of Deco Foil to choose from!

Get this pattern at my Craftsy store HERE.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Jennifer Jangle's Strawberries In A Row

I was so lucky to get to sew some of Jennifer Jangles Strawberry Festival fabric!
I love her fabric!

Today I'm over at the ThermOWeb blog showing how I made this quilt with that cute fabric.
Look! It has giant strawberries and a RUFFLE! 
A pocket for my bunny from Jennifer Jangles pattern.

You can find the pattern at my Craftsy store, Just Carol.

Therm O Web has a giveaway going on...check it out!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

In Our Garden Block Of The Month Blocks #7 And #8

Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks has posted her blocks and they are so dang cute!
Sweet little birds in a birdbath are perfect for the In Our Garden BOM.
Carla has a giveaway on her blog, too...don't forget to enter!

My Applique Block #7

My Pieced Block #8

 Here's the schedule for all the blocks:

Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy
You can find Amy's Block #1 and Block #2 HERE
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 
You can find my Block #3 and Block #4 HERE.
You can find Doris' Block #5 and Block #6 HERE.

You can find Carla's Block #7 and Block #8 HERE.

Joan – Moosestash Quilting
Kris – Kris Loves Fabric
Pat – Life in the Scrapatch
Vicki – More Stars in Comanche
Lana – It Seams to be Sew
Jan - Sew and Sow Farm
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up

There's a Facebook page, too! 
Share your blocks and/or see what everyone else is making.

These bugs popped up in my neighborhood, not in my garden.

I love how the wings show up on the bee!

This guy was interesting, but we read that he likes to destroy trees. Not good!