Monday, July 18, 2016

Sewing again, working on the pie of scraps

John fell and broke his ankle, then developed wounds. Things have been very busy. Sewing got put to back burner. Then kids and grandkids came for a week, which put sewing out of the question. But, things are getting easier with John. Kids went home. The house is back together and it's time for me.
After matching lights and darks I made pairs. 
This is a small container which held a lots of 1.5" small squares   I have a "bad" habit of saving the finest bit.
Chain piecing and pressing made the pile get smaller quicker. I also started chain ironing which I haven't done much of.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Happy Scrapper UFO

I'm amazed this looks this good. I have to make more negative blocks to use the positive blocks left. It should be a good lap size . So I'll pull out my two inch stripe box and 3.5 inch and make a few more to add to these swap blocks.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

5 months of RSC 16

 I got behind in Jan.  with making blocks.  I couldn't make up my mind with what I want to do so ended up with two blocks.  So, I've played catch up every since. I bought Vicky Welsh's fabric and have used only that.   I did what to use scrapes but it didn't happen. So here are my blocks for months Jan. Through May.  Go on over to So Scrappy here tRSC!^  You;ll see lots of great blocks.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Slow stitching Saturday - and again on Sunday!

Binding is a slow activity for me, but I have a goal to finish by the end of the month.  Go see more stitchers here

Sunday, May 15, 2016

One more top from retreat

I've had a problem uploading a picture of my last top from retreat with my DD ,to my blog.  Evidently, I have a heavy finger and keep making videos, unbeknown to me.  Very frustrating, anyway, I think I have finally got a picture.

This isn't a great picture of this quilt.  I'm thinking of adding a red inner border and the remainder of the pieces from leftover strips to make an outer border,

This quilt started from the left over pieces of a quilt my grand daughter made her friend while she was here visiting me one summer. I hated to throw these pieces away so I made a box.  As happens with left over boxes, you eventually have to deal with them.  So, I added the left over four patches  and on the road we went.

I do like this pattern and is simple to do.  It made up awfully quick with 4 patches already made.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

My latest retreat

My latest retreat was with Happy Scrappers in Dry Creek, LA.  We went on Wed. and left Sunday.  I finished two quilt tops.  Amazing huh!  So that makes three tops this month.  I guess my dry spell is over.
John's Kaffe 

The Log cabin quilt I put together at retreat

The wonderful group of quilters at retreat

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Progress on my Hexagon quilt

Sometimes I stitch Hexagons, sometimes it's embroidery, then sometimes it's applique.  Trouble is I love them all.  So, when I get to working on one I stay with it for a week or so, then poof I'm working on another.  This week it's been the Hexagon quilt.  I have enough parts constructed to complete another row.

I'll be linking up with others at Slow Stitching Sunday at Kathy's quilts to see who else is stitching slow today.