Sunday, April 30, 2017

A Shop Hop

I went on a shop hop this last week and had a good time checking out the stores.  There were only 4 quilt shops involved in this one but it was still fun.  I got some free goodies!

There were 5 fat quarters, a cute Kleenex holder, a fold up purse size lint roller, a tape measure, and a pin.  Ha ha, I didn't notice the cat hair until after I took the pictures.

I just loved this material and had to buy some.

These materials are for a later project, the one on the right is actually a really pretty summer panel.

And I also picked up an orange peel template.

Finished this wall hanging, the pattern was from Jacquelynn Steves.

This table topper still needs to be bound, the kit was my Christmas present at the quilt guild Christmas party.

That's my news, have a good week.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

A small wall hanging

Good Happy Easter Day to all of you.  May you be blessed.

I have been working on a lot of quilting projects.  I had ordered this wall hanging kit on sale at Fat Quarter Shop, turned out pretty cute.

I also finished another block for the Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM.  They have a FB page HERE.

I am working on another wall hanging right now, and I picked up a quilt from the quilter yesterday.  I'll show those tomorrow.

I hope you have fun this Easter and enjoy your holiday with family and friends.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Baby Quilts, etc.

Hi everyone,

A short absence while I adjusted to being tired all of the time from the weather, and then getting outside to do some yard work.  An absence from writing posts, not quilting. 

I have finished a couple of baby quilts for the new baby that's coming in July.  A few appliqued planes make it better.

And then there is the pieced quilt.  I really like this one.

I have also been working on the quilt for the library show.  The theme is mystery books.  Well I love Nancy Drew.

I still have to bind this one and get it turned in, but the show isn't until May 10.  It is wall hanging size.

And last, but not least, I have two more squares done for the Quilt Doodles BOM.

So yeah, I've been busy.  I have also been following your blogs everyday as well.  Happy sewing!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Yum, Food!

Hi everyone

How are you?  I'm doing fine except for a partial that is killing me.  Dentist has adjusted it a couple of times and we have decided that it just can't be adjusted anymore.  So, tomorrow I am going in to be fitted for a new one.  Hate to put out the money, but when it hurts to wear it what are you going to do?

Made some cabbage soup today, my husband loves it.  Saved the big outer leaves of the cabbage and tomorrow, after the dentist I will put together some stuffed cabbage rolls. Yum.  I can smell it now.  Doesn't that picture just wet your appetite?

So anyway, I finally got my block for Sun Sand and Sea done.  I must say everyone is doing an incredible job.  You can also check them out on their FB group here.  This is going to be a very fun BOM.

Went shopping today and picked up some material to make another blanket for the future Great Grandson.  July is going to be here before you know it.

OK, I'm going to go check out the blogs and see what everyone else is doing.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

BOM Squares

I received two more squares for March in the Quilt Doodle BOM and I have them both done!

I am loving these blocks!

I also have 16 squares done for the baby quilt I am making.  Now I have to sash it.

I had wanted to make something besides quilts, even though I hadn't sewn since my 20's, I got a pattern for a top.  My friend Marilyn helped me measure and adjust the pattern and we got it whipped together.  Then I brought it home and hemmed everything that needed  hemming.  Thank goodness for good friends that are willing to help you out. (It was an easy top to make)

 Maybe we'll dress it up a little.

I also got the new BOM from Sun Sand and Sea, (link is on the left), but I haven't started that one yet.

We had quite a bit of wind roll in with some snow, and we are going to have a few day of cold.  Then it is going to go up to the 50's again.  I like that!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Oh What Yucky Weather!

Well, we went from 50 degrees to cold, with snow last night and then thunderstorms!  Yeesh!  I'm staying in today for sure.

I've been working on the same quilt.  Started putting sashing on and Mattie was too much help!

Anyway you can see what I am trying to work on!  Sugar on the other hand stayed out of the way.  She was busy looking cute in her favorite box.  She needs to lose a little weight, he he he.

Today I am linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, and Lilly's Quilts.

Have  a great day.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A Delivery From the Mailman- I Won!

I was so surprised to find out I had won the drawing for some pieces of material from Brooke at Silly Mama Quilts.  She has some wonderful things on her blog, I suggest you give her a visit.

And here is what I won - pretty fabric - Thanks Brooke

Yesterday I made a few more squares and last night I started adding sashing.

All the while, my dogs rested, and let me work!

Did I mention that my granddaughter was pregnant? She is due in July and is having a boy.  Can you tell?

Well, I'm  off to quilt - and clean house!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A few little things done.

It's rainy here today, and I hate the rain.  I guess it will wash a lot of the snow away though 😌

I got tired of making the squares I am doing and decided to make myself a pin cushion.  Turned out ok for my first one, but I now know what I would do different in making them.  A learning curve to everything!

I also made my first months square for the Sun, Sand and Sea BOM that is going on at Sew Incredible Crazy.  I think it is going to be a fun quilt to make.

I have been sewing away on the squares I am making for the next quilt I am making.  I think I have like 35  done.  So good progress there.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The snow is melting

Yay!  It is a bright sun shiney day, the snow is melting and it's warm.  I am so glad.

The last couple of days I have been finishing up a quilt I started a long time ago, back when people were doing the barn quilts.  I used all scraps for these blocks and finally put some borders and backing on it and got it quilted up.  Sure glad that thing is done.  It wasn't my favorite and I had procrastinated enough.


 So last night I started a new project.  I'm using a pack of 10" squares and making these blocks.

Another pretty quick project.

Well, almost time to get out the St. Patrick's Day decorations.  Where does the time get to anyway?  I don't do much for this holiday, but I do have a St. Patrick's Day quilt that I will get out soon.  I also have a green and white table top that I may get out.  How about you?  Do you decorate for St. Patty's Day?

Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Today I am linking up with Moose Stash Quilting.  She has news of a new Blog Hop.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Valentine's Day & BOM

Well I had a great Valentine's Day thanks to my hubby!  It also happens to be our anniversary so that makes it even more special.  He went and got a remote start put on his truck, I figure that is his present.  But he came home with this:  Isn't he sweet.  I also got a new charm for my Pandora bracelet.  I'm a pretty lucky Girl.

We also went out for dinner and it was really good.

I finished the first 4 Dresden Plates for the BOM.  They do need to be put on the background fabric yet but I have to go get some.

Now I will have to wait for the new monthly blocks.  But I really like these and have had fun making them.

Meanwhile Sugar is playing in her box, and Mattie is bathing.

Happy Quilting!