Crafting around the Clock

Keeping my goal to spend a few minutes at the machine a day.. is working out wonderfully!!

It was fun to make some quick finishes…..and in honor of the Seahawks going to the Playoffs.


My Sister sent me a fabulous pin from Pinterest for this ChapStick carrier… and I whipped up quick gifts to give away! Go Hawks!

Here’s the Tutorial, if you need to make a few too!…It is from the blog Little Bit Funky….Click Here

Also…..Over the past few months, I have really enjoyed surfing Pinterest and finding lots of inspiration.  I am sure many of you have as well.  And most recently I am all about repurposing things when I can…  At work we have  left over  wooden wire reels..and I couldn’t resist bringing a couple of them home to make into Clocks.  Yep….Clocks… I was SO very Excited with how they turned out!  Here’s my most recent…


I gave this one to my neighbor as a belated Christmas gift.  He was Estatic and is a big Seattle Seahawks Fan. Here’s a couple pictures of the others that I made over the past few months….


They average between 30 and 50 inches in diameter and always turn out fantastic! Some have been gifts, other have been auctioned for fund raisers.  Everyone Loves them.

Making them has become quite addictive. *wink*  I have plans to make a few more, but will wait until the weather gets better..That last one was a bit chilly to get thru….

That’s it for now…

Till Next Time….

Christine L


New Year. New Quilt. New Goal.

and a NEW BLOG….

Sometimes projects just take longer then you expect.  I participated in an online bee in 2013…received the blocks on time…quilted the blocks using free motion quilting and did each color of block with a different free motion technique to get some practice…Had tons of fun pebble stitching and meandering my way thru the blocks….

I researched how to do Quilt as you go…..and that’s where I came to a screeching stop in my progress.   I did one row, and I remember’s not so bad, but it’s so00 boring after all the fun of free motion quilting….since then…it’s sat on a shelf..I looked at it quite a few times….moved the blocks around my room..and almost used the blocks to make zipper pouches…but didn’t….LOL… Then a few weeks ago…. I decided, it was time…

I begrudgingly started working on the row assembly…then ran out of Kona Black….and it sat a few more days… but today New Years Day…I managed to get to the LQS and was able to finish the binding.  Now, I happily have a Finish on New Years Day.  What a way to start the New Year!

I call it “Missing U…Missing Me”   The pattern for the blocks is from the Sunday Morning Quilt book… Many of these blocks traveled from all over the US from ladies in the Sunday Morning Quilt Bee.   I happily will display it on my wall as Wall Art till I decide to change it.  I love it on the wall.

2016 finish 1

I have a goal for 2016.  Starting with this new Blog I want to find time to Sew and Blog everyday.  Even if its just for 15 to 30 minutes a day.  I miss the therapeutic grounding that quilting and blogging gave me in years past.

Cheers to a New Year. a New Quilt..and a New Blog!

I’ve Linked up to Finish it Friday.   Amanda Jean is the co-author of the book I used to make this Quilt.  Thanks Amanda!

-Christine L.


Welcome to my New blog site…Some of you may have followed me from over at Quilt Monster in my Closet.   I hope you enjoy my new site.  I switched over to wordpress and changed the name.. I think it fits me better.

I plan to leave Quilt Monster in my Closet online as long as I can for those that wish to explore the tutorials, and links.  Feel free to check it out…but it won’t be updated any longer.

I plan on sharing my modern quilt journey with you all here, as I learn more about myself and the modern quilt world.