Sunday, July 14, 2013


Hi Friends!

I finally finished the few home improvement projects I had planned.   A few new floors and a lot of paint happened here.  

I am back to sewing on my free time.  I was fortunate to have two weeks off from work so I was able to reacquaint myself with my sewing machine.

I finished one the "Charming Addition" quilts I started a few months ago.  This will be for a gift for my friends father.   I made the backing but am waiting to quilt it.  I am going to be taking a longarm quilt class and then I can rent one of the machines she has.
I also caught basket fever.  We are supposed to make one basket a day in the month of July.  I am up to this Tuesday.   I will soon be behind since I only sew on the weekend.

These are little applique blocks from "Fit to Frame" #6.  I plan on making all twelve blocks and framing them for my future sewing room.

The next three are from "Ode to 30's"   Joy and I are on a mission to finish this quilt by the end of the year.  

I also decided to start working on "Rainbow Jane" again.  I am planning on 10 blocks a month until she is done.  Here is my progress so far.

I also made an entire wall hanging that I forgot to take a picture of.  I dropped it off yesterday to be quilted so I won't be able to share until I get it back.

Well, that's all I have.  I hope you all have a wonderful week!


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sewing Withdrawals

I missed the last three Sundays of posting because I have nothing much to show.  I am in the midst of home projects that require all of my spare time.   I hope I remember how to sew when I finally get back to it.   I should be done by the end of the month so I will resume full force in July.

I did take the day off on Memorial Day and sewed blocks of "Ode the the 30's".

That's it for three weeks.  Sad, huh?  :( 

I hope you all have a wonderful June.   I can't wait till it's over and all the projects are done so I can get back into doing what I love.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Two Flimsies

I was able to get two flimsies made this weekend.  

The first one is the 2012 Designer Mystery.  
 The second was my Bonnie Hunter Cheddar Bow Ties.

I am so glad to have these made.  I will piece the backings and make the binding next week and put them away until I am able to either have them quilted or do them myself.

I dug out my traditional Dear Jane yesterday and started going thru the blocks.  I really don't like the background fabric I used.  I really hate some of the blocks I made.  I just don't like it and decided to scrap it.   I am going to dig out my Rainbow Jane instead, which I actually love and finish that one.  Here is a link to what I have done so far.

Well, that's it for this week.  I wish you all a great week.  I am praying for all those in Oklahoma that they are safe thru all the tornados going on right now.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Cheddar Bow Ties

I hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day today.   

I spent my morning building Ikea Bookcases and organizing fabric.  I have come to the conclusion that I already knew the answer too.  I have too much stuff.  My 401K Fabric fund is 100% funded.  I do not need a pin or a thread.  Am I the only one?  Please tell me I am now alone.   

After I finished the building and organizing I prepped 15 more baskets.  I have 270 of 300.  YAY!

After that I worked on my Cheddar Bow Ties.  I finished all the blocks I needed.  This is 80 nine patches of Bow Ties for a total of 720 3" blocks.   Next weekend I will iron and square them up to start putting the quilt together.  

That's all I had time for this weekend.  I hope you all have a great week!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Club quilt

I didn't have that much sewing time this weekend.  Three good friends of mine piled in the car and we went shop hopping on Saturday.   It  was fun spending time with the girls and looking at all the pretty new fabrics.

I did manage to get my Jo Morton Club mini done.   (not quilted)  It measures 17" x 17".
I wonder if I will ever take a picture that isn't blurry.

Friday night I managed to finish the 9 patches I started last weekend.  Here are 40 more for a total of 80.

 I also made a few more cheddar bow ties but I didn't take a picture of them.   I need to start putting them all together and grow it into a quilt.  

I hope you all have a great week.  


Sunday, April 28, 2013

End of the Month

I can't believe the month is already over.   There are still two days but those are work days so they don't count.  LOL     I finished everything on my list.  BARELY.   Two things on my list are BOM's from Homestead Hearth.   Both came just in time but both were missing fabric.   FRUSTRATING!!!   This happens with them more than I can count.  This time I just dug thru the stash and replaced what I needed.  

 Here is this months "Four Star Generals".   It went together fairly easy and quick.

 Joy came over on Saturday and we worked on "Ode to the 30's".   Here are the two 9" blocks we chose to work on this month.   I should have taken pictures of hers too.  Ugh!  

Next up is this months "Crossroads" blocks.  This may be my favorite quilt I have going on right now.  I wish I had just kitted this myself and just work on it till it is finished.  

During the week I finished 7 more baskets (no picture) and another "Sweet and Simple" block.  This is number 14 of 30.   Sorry about the poor picture quality.  

This months mystery clue for the Silver Thimble Mystery from Fatquarters came early so I got a head start.  I need to make 80 - 3 1/2" 9 patches.  Here are the 40 I put together today.  I can't wait to see what this quilt looks like.  So far I am really happy with the pieces we are making.  
That's it for this weekend.  

I have shortened my list for the month of May.  I am not even sure I will be able to get this list done.   I have decided that I really need to organize my house.  I have MANY things that still need to be donated that were my moms and I am ready to do that.  I want to simplify!  This may take me several months but it won't get done unless I make a start.  Once I am organized I will be more productive.  

May Quilt list

 1) Prep baskets.  ( I need 40 more)
 2) Silver Thimble Mystery (40 more 9 patches)
 3) Take apart the three rows of Dear Jane that I started several years ago and re-make the blocks that I      don't like and put together row A.
4) 2012 Mystery -  Make last block and finish top and piece backing.
5) Charming Addition Gift.  ( Piece at least 6 more rows)
6) Jo's Little Woman Club.   (Make one mini)
7) Cheddar Bow Ties.  (work on when all items above are completed)

I wish you all a wonderful, productive, healthy week.  


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Charming Addition Day

Today was dedicated to sewing on the two Charming Addition quilts I am making.  
The first one was started in December and is set to be finished in November.  I put on three more rows today.  It is a king size so I have to fold it in half in order for it to fit in the picture .  
Why do kitties always insist on helping you out?

This one was started last month and it is a full size and will be for a birthday gift this September.   I did another seven rows on this one.  
Notice a kitty on the prowl to mess this one up too.  
During the week I finished block 13 of Sweet and Simple.    
I finished sewing 25 more baskets this month.  (no picture)  That brings my total to 250 of 300 needed. I prepped another 10 baskets and 1 Sweet and Simple block so I should be set for hand stitching for the week.

That's it for this weekend.  I have two more things on my list for April that I am hoping to get to next weekend.  That is if Homestead Hearth would get them in the mail.  Grrrrrrrrrrr

Have a great week everyone!