Friday, October 31, 2008

TUT on Rag Quilt Bag

I went to the quilt show today, I had such a great time, there is really a lot of talented quilters around, we had a chance to vote on our favorite, no way I could choose just one. I also got to play with a quilting machine, it was a Gammill, just $6,995, right,I think I will go back tomorrow and get one LOL. The lady that was showing it was very nice though, she gave me her card and some info about her place and the machine. They also had some demos on some hand quilting and one on a very pretty Christmas Ornament,it is the Folded Evening Star Block, it would also be nice as a coaster and you can even make it larger to use as a hot pad. The only thing I bought was a Quilt Sew Easy, you use it for free motion quilting. I only paid $1.00 for it, I saw a lot of things I would have loved to buy, but I was good and it only cost $5.00 to get in and it was worth every penny of it.

Dear Hubby and I went to Vote this morning!!!!!! The line was not long in our little town, I Pray that the election goes well.

Here is a little tut on how to make a rag quilt tote bag, this is a very small one.
First cut your squares, using two layers of your fabric and one layer of flannel for each square. these are cut 4x4 inches.

Sew them together vertically, using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

Then measure a pocket to fit over two squares and one to fit one, lay it over the squares or square and sew it in as you sew that seam. I sewed one on the front panel and the other on the back panel, on the inside.

Then cut and sew your strap, this one is 1 1/2 wide and 10 inches long, then sew it to the top of the bag and top stitch the top of the bag.

Then sew the front and back together and clip all the seams and then wash and dry the bag.

Now you are all finished.

Of course you can make this what ever size you want, for the diaper bag I used 4x6 squares and put a band between the front and back.


150: 5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high-sounding cymbals.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


We had our wounderful lunch today "HUM HUM", our friend that cooked the pig did a Great job, he had it there right on time, we all enjoyed way tooooo much, along with the pig we had sweet potatoes, potato salad, slaw, baken beans, pasta salad, collards, hush puppies, pig pickin cake, seven layer cake, strawberry short cake , chocolate cake with white mountain frosting and iced tea. It was all sooooo good. Then we had to finish our days work, that was the hard part.

From the looks for the chocolate cake I think I can say they enjoyed it, the pic of the strawberry short cake is the one I made for Dear Hubby, as you can see he still has a lot of it left to eat, I guess I will have to help him with that 'LOL'. They ate all but a little bit of the strawberry short cake I took to work, so I gave the rest to one of my friends, she said her daughter would really enjoy it.

I am off work until Monday so I am planning on working on one of the quilts I am making for the Grandkids, I am also going to Vote in the morning. Then after that I plan on going to the Quilt show, I am really looking forward to that, I have never been to one before, but now that I have a chance and it is so close, I am going.


150: 4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


My days just seem to get more and more busy, I worked today and then came home and made two strawberry short cakes, one to take to work tomorrow and one for Dear Hubby, I also made a chocolate cake with White Mountain Frosting, also to take to work tomorrow, I have to say they all turned out pretty good, except the chocolate one looks like it is leaning to one side. A friend of ours at work is cooking a pig tomorrow for lunch, I hope we get most of our work finished before we eat, I am sure after that we will not be able to work very hard.

150 : 3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet; praise him with the psaltery and harp.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I finally got the diaper bag washed and dryed, so I am posting a couple of pictures. It is for a friends' Granddaughter, we are giving her a baby shower next month. It is hard to believe that little Jennifer is old enough to have a baby, my how time flies, it seem like just yesterday she was in middle school and now she is all grown up and having a baby of her own. I took a picture of the bag and one of the inside, it has two large and two small pockets for all those small things a Mom always needs and then the large middle part for the the diapers and clothes.

I talked to our oldest Grandson and one of our Granddaughters Sunday night, this is ths ones that live away from here, they said something killed one of their kittens, they had a funeral for it, they said they sang Jesus Loves Me, but that it was a sad time. The younghest Granddaughter said it was sad but they had one more kitten and the Mommie cat.
150: 2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Busy Busy

I have been pretty busy lately, I am making our Grandchildren quilts again this Christmas, these are from a pattern I saw it someplace, I can't remember where, it is Simplicty #4993, it has a cat, dog and a bear, they are rag quilts, so far I have made two cats, so I can say two down and four to go. I am going to make two of each. I also made a rag quilt diaper bag, this a for a baby shower I am going to next month, I will post a pic a soon as I wash it, that is to start the fraying.
Our two Granddaughters that live close by called yesterday to envite us to their chuch for drama night, they were both in the drama, it was a very good drama, they really have been working hard on it and did a great job.

150:1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary, praise him in the firmament of his power.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


This has been another Very Blessed day.
One of my friends spent the morning at the out patient surgery clinic with her Grandson, he had a tonsiltectomy, he is home now and is doing good. I went by to see him a minute after work, he wanted a hug and a little lovin. One of the other girls at work sent him some donuts, he was real happy about that, his Mom said he had already eaten some chicken and pastry.

46: 1 God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Monday !?!

I guess it has been a typical Monday, when you try to get back in the swing of another work week, but all in all it has really been a Blessed day.
I got all the sewing done on the quilt I have been making and even did all the clipping, now to make five more and then I will take all of them to the laundry mat and wash them to start the fraying effect.

9;1 I will praise thee, O Lord with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvelous works.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Did you ever have one of those days? It wasn't really a bad day, I got up late, then I wanted to work on one of the quilts I am making, I kept loosing pattern pieces, I finaly got it cut and started sewing, to find out I forgot to cut a couple pieces, cut them out and started sewing again, I got a little of it sewed, it is looking pretty good, every thing is just taking a little longer, maybe a break from it is what I needed.

18;11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Our Granddaughter the Star

I just got back from the play, right their on the program , Top Billing was her name, our Granddaughter the Star. She did soooooooo good, the name of the play is 'Bones' all the third grade class was in it, she had the longest part, I could never have learned all the part. We are soooo very proud of her.

Trian up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Quilted Checker Board

I am off to our Oldest Granddaughters play at school, she is in third grade, her Mom just called to remind me about it, so I need to get ready to go soon, I will let you know how it went later.

I did want to share a picture of the quilted checker board I made, the Grandkids love it, two of them were here this past weekend and played it for about an hour, they got down to where one had 2 checkers left and the other had 3 left,then they justed stopped playing, I don't think either of them wanted to beat the other. The oldest is soooo protective of her little sister, for the most part she would never do anthing to upset that little sis, but of course they do have their moments.
1) Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I Pray this has been a good & Blessed day for you, it has been a Blessed day for us, I talked to three of our Grandkids last night, they are doing great, the two that are in school were excited because they have just started riding the bus to school, they both had to tell me 'I am a bus rider now', they are sooo sweet.
I am so glad gas prices are coming down some and I Pray that it will keep coming down.

Psalm 117
1. O Praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people
2. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and tha truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


This is a doll rag quilt I made for one of our Granddaughers for her fourth birthday, she loves it soooo much, we also gave her a doll, her Mom says she carries it every where. She is our youngest sons', he and his wife have four childern, two boys and two girls. They live about six hours away, but I am Praying one day they can move closer, but God will have it take care of that. Our other son and his wife live about 20 minutes from us, they have two girls. We really Love spending time with our family.

One of my favorite Bilbe verses is :

John 3: 16

For God so Loved the world,that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Welcome to my new blog !!!
I am married, we have two Sons, they are married and we have Six Grandchildren.
I Love the Lord and serve Him every day.
I also love to quilt, my favorite ones are rag quilts. I hope to post a few pictures soon.
quilting granny