First I want to open with a Happy Father’s Day to any Dad’s or Dad’s to be or Step Dad’s in the reading today!!!
Yes, my thread stash is quite fun!!!
And a view of my view and the quilt frame in full… I am working on the red row just up from the bottom of the frame presently …. ROW 5!!!
My progress slowed a bit this week as I watched vids and stitched learning how to make a divided caddy for my honey for his Father’s Day celebration 😀
He was a wonderful support for me in looking at things from a guy’s perspective as I raised my kids… and he is also the father of a son himself who is also grown… now that we are enjoying empty nesting though… I thought I should make him a bit of a Father’s Day something and this fabric yelled to be included….
Train fabric… like the tracks we have running right beside our home… and like the trains he loves!!!
The inside fabric I covered in vinyl to make it water resistant watching a video by Sara Lawson HERE… I used Pellon MATTE vinyl I ordered via Walmart and picked up there for less 😀
This divided caddy has ribbon I had in my stash for handles but otherwise the instructions came from a youtube video by SewSpire… HERE 😀
I will say that Sara’s vid is quite comprehensive and if you follow her channel you will be blessed to find out she has Sunday night and Tuesday evening live shows where she shares some of her bag making knowledge….
Andrea’s videa for the divided caddy was easy to watch but harder to put into reality of sewing… I was happy to have boxy knowledge and sewing background to figure out some of the finer points she didn’t explain… I had watched A LOT of videos on different pouches and totes before I found this perfect one…. and as you see my honey ❤ loved it and put it to use right away in our bathroom holding his man stuff for shaving and whatnot! SCORE!!!!
Still waiting to be done is his pillow top….
And layering that charity quilt and starting the machine quiting on it. But my honey… who is still suffering with his sciatic nerve flare on the right side… (thanks for those of you who have been inquiring and sending up happy thoughts and prayers for healing)… decided to do a bit of painting yesterday to finish the kitchen… he got most of it done but still has some cutting in to do before he had to quit for the day and rest his body. So the counter I would layer on is full of painting and household stuff he took off the walls… lol! So…. I have an excuse not to iron all that stuff and layer it up today anyway!!!
Have you heard of Jacquelynne Steves ??? She is a home decor and quilting super star and she is starting a 4 block BOM in August but you must sign up soon …
And instead of finishing her way … I will do the applique and embroidery and piecing with her guidelines… and finish with one of these kind of ideas maybe…
These ideas are for finishing a panel creatively… but this should be about the same size… we will see… I just don’t need a large wall hanging but a medium one 🙂
So wanna give it a go??? Come ask to join my closed group facebook group where we share all things quilty … hand or machine quilting / piecing / home decore… and general chat like this!
We have the links there too to sign up for Jacquelynne’s QAL and will be sharing our progress there as well as there is a facebook group Jacquelynn runs and she shares her link when you sign up for the QAL 😀
Here is Shakespeare in the Park by Judy Martin … I have a book this is in and am planning this as the second quilt for our bed… I plan to do something more like the quilt on the left but the directions are for the quilt on the right… hmmm… will take a bit of mind bending to cut it out right !lol We shall see how it turns out once I start with the leftover of my current quilting project 😉
I got my official hard copy of my Drivers License for North Carolina this week too… goood until 2026 😀 Yipee!!!!
So until my next post … make time to Live a Life you Love!!!
And if you aren’t already a member… I hope to see your invitation come through Patchwork Friends facebook group by clicking that name above ❤
That's a lovely quilt you are in the process of quilting! And some lovely quilty eye candy too!
Thanks Sarah 😀 Kathi
What a great caddy! Having made a simple (but hard to me) bag yesterday, I have no idea how you would make something like that! ENjoy your hand stitching!
The linked to youtube video helped and using a non directional fabric would have been excellent but I had both as directional! lol Fun finish though and focusing on hand quilting today 😀 Thanks for the linky and for stopping in! Kathi
You've got a lot of projects going but it's fun! Your quilt is looking lovely, congrats on being 33% finished!
Thanks Gretchen! Glad you stopped in 🙂
Beautiful hand quilting! Love your caddy too, great gift!!
You have quite the collection of threads for your pretty quilt that you are making good steady progress. Your newly made caddy is quite functional with a divider. I cheat and buy my caddies. LOL! I have a Judy Martin book and coincidentally, Shakespeare in the Park is one of my favorites also.
Thanks! And thanks for stopping by :)Kathi
Thanks for complementing my collection of threads… I am glad to have a project to use a lot of them in as well. We couldn't find anything he liked and I had the PERFECT fabrics… so I was happy to make it for him as a surprise for Father's Day. I am glad you are familiar with this pattern and like Judy Martin books too! Kathi
I'm enjoying seeing your quilting progress. The Shakespeare quilt reminds me of ocean waves and stars in the sky. I love it! The BOM is adorable!!! I just love the bee theme. And the swoon houses block is wonderful. That little brain of yours is always dreaming up pretty things. Isn't it amazing how long we get to keep our drivers license these days? I'm still sporting a picture from my earlier 40's since we can renew online now. I wished I still looked as young as the girl on my drivers license!! Ha!
What a lovely collection of quilting threads! You are making good progress with your handquilting, despite all the other projects you are juggling.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment 🙂 I love having an updated photo on my new driver's license… wonder if I will stop in and get it updated when 2026 rolls around or just do it online like you did??? LOL Kathi
I do love thread and lots of brands but all are cotton that I use… thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog Kaja! Kathi
Did I fix my issue with blogger thanks to a link Sarah C blogger sent me??