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.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Lately in the sewing room

Lately in the sewing room, lots of folding of fabric and focusing on small and large projects.
Leader and ender framed four patches

 I actually have several Leader and Ender projects that I play with.  Last year Bonnie Hunter proposed this one in conjunction with Quilt maker magazine.  I figured out her size from one of her Quilt Cams and started using the little 1.5 in. squares to make 4 patches.  Also scoured my stash of 2.5 in. squares to start this.  Of course Bonnie, who sews constantly, has tons made and a quilt top made.  That's why I have so many little Leader Ender projects because I keep starting them.  Anyway this is fun and I'm on this one at this time.

Putting rows together of John's quilt
I've worked on putting two's, four's and 8's patches together.  Cutting seems to keep going on, so glad I have a die for my Go Cutter, but at some point I needed to start putting it together.  I am adding the border fabric to each side and will trim at the end.  I made a row and went and checked with John as to width.  He's 6.2 so it matters.  So now to get it long enough.  As I do the rows I work to make sure I don't have a blob of color that will draw the eye.  On a colorful quilt such as this, the eye will go to any blobs it can.  PS, if you're wondering about the blocks at the top of the design wall, there are 11 of them now.  I make one occasionally for a future quilt.

Folding fabrics

I ordered comic book inserts, 100 a pack to fold fabric on.  I got two packs and will need many more I'm sure.  I had read on a blog, no idea which one, anyway she commented how well they worked and were so much cheaper.  I wanted to try this and see.  My wire baskets hold these just fine.  What's really neat I get a good view of the fabric and can choose what I want  so much easier.