Sunday, September 11, 2016

Hand stitching update

My Halloween cats hand applique

So far, I done 10 with 78 more to do  I have prepped about 10 more  The perfect project for Slow Stitching Sunday.  See what others are up at  Slow Stitching Sunday

Thursday, August 25, 2016

In Progress

I have been doing small things but I see that I'm making some progress on them all.  I'm delighted to be getting some of these to a finishing point.
Here is another attempt at a finish.  This is an oldie from a event night at the quilt shop.  I didn't pick out this material and needed a table runner to trade at Happy Scrappers Christmas party.  It will soon be a finish.  Also, working on Slow stitching Sunday, although I seldom get the picture up at the site.

A group of friends and I went on a shopping excursion and went by a yarn shop to find these.  It's a top this by Lion brand and I modified the pattern some to make it smaller for our new granddaughter that is arriving in November. I can't wait to see this on her.

This block is called Scrappy Trip by Bonnie Hunter.  I tried the pattern out and used 2.5 in. squares.  I learned  the values are too close and need more contrast, especially between he middle rows.  Since I have quite a stash of 2.5 strips, many more to come.


Happy Scrappers challenge to finish one of our projects to competition  This was a 25 block with red through the center.  I chose the Barn raising center.  Remaining things to do is make back and binding and stitching.I think it's neat how the red outlines the blocks in this setting.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Quilt for Hubby

I put in the last stitch on the binding this morning. A made to order quilt for John.  

Friday, August 5, 2016

Another Quilt for Leigh and Edward


It seems this quilt I made for Edward and gave him last summer is too short to sleep under.  So, when he came this summer I decided to finish up the  Disappearing nine patch for him to take home.  And it weems Leigh loved the color combination so much.  So, I sent her the Jelly roll race 3.0  



Quilt for Edward not quilted and bound yet


Leigh with her quilt

Jelly roll race 3.0 before quilting and binding
I really love that my kids want quilts by me and take them home and use them. That is what quilting is all about.

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.