UFO Pile Be Gone Q3-2017

Finish-a-long Quarter 3 Goals

So I may not have gotten much finished for quarter 2 but I started a BUNCH of new projects! Hopefully this quarter I will stay on task and blog them all as I go. I have been having major computer issues along the way that haven’t helped; so many have been carried over from last quarter. But I’m staying positive about getting them all done!

1. Name Tag Mini- OrlandoMQG called for all of us to make name tags. I may not have gotten it done by the deadline but I am determined to get it done soon… and made with Hexi’s!

2. Yellow Triangle Quilt- I’m so close to a finish on this one! I only need to bind it. Now to find an hour or two…


3. Chevron Quilt for Tyson- I am all done piecing the chevrons. I need to baste, quilt & bind it.

4. Pillow for Tyson- This is a pillow to match Tyson’s Quilt.

5. Black, Gray & White Triangle Quilt- I have the fabric all cut and ready to go.

6. Orange Peel Quilt- Just started to make this beautiful quilt. This is the one I’m the most excited about making. I am using all Alison Glass fabric. This is a selfish sew for myself; super excited!

7. Purple & Turquoise Triangle Pillow- This is a cute pillow to use up leftover fabric from the quilt I made a few months ago.


8. It’s All adding Up-  This is the cutest little plus signs quilt using up my scraps. It is so great to get rid of strips of scraps that are 1 1/2 inches wide.

9. Confetti Scrap Quilt- I am making a colorful quilt with my tiny triangle scraps

10. Tiny Hexagon Quilt- I have been working on this quilt more than anything else. EPP is so addictive!

11. Pastel Hexagon Quilt-  And more hexagons…

12. Half Rectangle Quilt-  This is really coming along. I need to get back to it!

13. Orlando MQG Scrap Busting Quilt-  I have all my scraps sorted and I’m working on this project. I need to get going a bit faster.

14. Fox Zipper Bag: I found some fox fabric for my daughter so I’m going to make her a fun new zipper bag.

This is just a few of my WIP’s. I am going to be focusing on these before I move on to my others because I need to have priorities!!

Go Create Something Quilty,



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How to Organize Your Fabric Scraps

Fabric Scrap Overload

If you are a person that works with fabric you are bound to have the same problem as me… SCRAPS! I am going to tell you how I sort them and keep them organized so I can find what I’m looking for when I need it. And let’s face it, keep them off my tables and out of sight so my husband doesn’t know I have such a big problem, lol (it’s only funny because it’s true).

Lately I have accumulated more and more. I mean who can pass up super cheap & free scraps at a guild meeting? I have been completely obsessed with my scrap projects so the more scraps the better! But there comes a time when I just need to get them sorted so that you know what you have and where it is!

STEP 1- Setting Up

First I like to make sure I have enough supplies. So here is a list of supplies you will need to gather. I like to be GREEN and reuse resealable bags that fabric has come in.

  • Gallon Size Ziplock Bags- I used 12 total
  • 1 Extra Large Zipper Bag- Leftover from a comforter/bedspread
  • 1 Large Zipper Bag- Leftover from a sheets set
  • 2 Large Storage Boxes

Step 2- Getting Started

So I start by dumping all my scraps in a pile. Yikes! I know this is scary when you see them all piled high on the floor or table, take a deep breath.. Line up your gallon sized ziplock bags, I actually put them in this basket so they are all close together. Put the other bags and 1 Storage box close by you as well. I like to sit in the middle and have everything placed around me and the pile of scraps.

Step 3- Sorting

This is the part that takes the longest, sorting and organizing them. I start by knowing that I want all small scraps (5×5 or smaller ) in the extra large zip bag.  Any larger scraps I sort by rainbow order in to the bags in the basket. I have these set up as rainbow, white/low volume, gray, black & multicolors. Keeping in mind the bags are only for pieces bigger than 5×5.  Any strips I come across I put in my large storage box. Selvages go in their own large zipper bag as well.

Scraps bigger then 5×5, sorted in ziplocks

Selvage Scraps

Finishing up

When I’m all done I put the bags of scraps into my leftover large storage container. For my container I used a large spool box my husband bought me. All my ziplock bags fit perfectly inside! Except my extra large zippered bag with small scraps. That sits next to my cutting table to catch the leftovers from my cutting table. I like it there because when I have a minute or two I can pull out pieces and prep them for EPP!

Scrap storage

Sorted Scraps

So that is how I keep my scrap pile tamed. I try to sort every six months. It really helps me know what I have so that I can use it a lot more. It does make me realize I need to work from my stash and stop buying new fabric… I may have a problem!

Go Create Something Quilty,



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Scraptastic Tuesday



2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop


Hello and Welcome To sunshine Kwilts

I’m excited to be participating in the New Bloggers Blog Hop. The three wonderful hosts are Leanne @SheCanQuilt, Yvonne @QuiltingJetGirl and Beth @CookingUpQuilts. Make sure to stop by their blogs for some great giveaways! Don’t forget to thank them for hosting this awesome event! They also have links to the other new blogger’s that are posting today. It’s always fun to check out some new blogs and find new favorites. Continue reading

A Bunny Pillow Finish

Just In Time for easter

I have a lovely finish to show you today. These little bunnies are so adorable, so I decided to make a pillow to match The Littlest Bunny Quilt I made some time back. This fabric just speaks to me with its low volume goodness. The fabrics for this quilt and pillow were so easy to pick out, so many different fabric lines matched, so whatever I had I put in there. There are at least 25 different fabrics. Continue reading

6 Scrap Busting Projects At Once

Scrappy Love

In honor of Scraptastic Tuesday I thought I would show you my six new scrappy projects. I have been organizing and sorting my scraps, which has made me want to play with them and use them up. When I did my owl hexagon quilt it didn’t even make a dent in the amount I have. So as I sort I am either sewing them together or ironing on a template for EPP. Continue reading

Riley’s Finished Quilt

a very long time in the making

This one has been a work in progress for a little over a year to be exact! But the important thing was that I get it done for her birthday, and I did! Sometimes you just need motivation of a deadline to get things done. I have found I work a lot better with one, I seem to stay on task better. Continue reading

UFO Pile Be Gone Q2-2017

A Few More Wips Added to my list

I found myself adding to my WIP pile not making it smaller. But that’s okay with me because I’m excited about all of these new projects! I have become really obsessed with English Paper Piecing, so I’m just making a million hexi’s. I love them so much, especially my 1/2 inch ones. They are the cutest thing ever! Okay so on with my list! Continue reading

FAL-Quarter 1 Finishes and Review

I’m happy with six

It may have been more if I staying focused but 6 is good. It is more than the last time I participated in the FAL.  I do feel that if I pick out the most important ones to finish and list just those I have a better chance of getting them done! If I actually posted all my WIP’s I would look like a crazy quilt lady! Continue reading

A Quilt for My Marine

Do something you love and understand

This is a special quilt for Cole.  I’m so proud of my son.  He knew he wanted to be a Marine at age eight.  As a mother it’s hard to know he may be in harms way.  He’s my baby, not a soldier.  When he left this fall it was a wakeup call for me to realize he was grown up and off to live his life.  The hardest part of being a parent is letting your children grow up, but I’ll try. Continue reading