Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Another Slow And Steady Week

Another slow and steady week with this quilt:



It's been very relaxing, which is good as there are changes happening in my life.  And last month seemed to have lots going on.  Last weeks of school, Federal Jury Duty, and retiring.  

I'm now Retired!  

I'm hoping to spend more time sewing.  Since I'm usually off in the Summer, I won't feel the changes in my life until next Fall.  

I'm excited!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Jigsaw Puzzle

I feel like I've been putting a jigsaw puzzle together as I make the setting blocks for this quilt.  I'm loving it!


My design wall happens to be the floor of our guest bedroom, which is next to my sewing/quilting room.  Each of the setting squares has "steps" that match the pieced blocks around it.  Once I figure out which "steps" are needed I can move the block to my sewing room to work on it.  I've been wanting to make these design boards by Lori Holt.  It would make working a quilt like this go so smooth.  But I don't have them done, so am using my 12.5 inch square ruler.


I love how it's coming together, very slow, but I'm enjoying the process so much!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Retreating

This past weekend I went Retreating and made progress on this quilt, Julie's BOM:


It's so hard to get a picture of a pattern sometimes as the slick cover creates a glare.  So it looks a little wonky.  The fabrics are from a line that Julie Larsen designed when she had her shop "Prairie Star Quilts".  

I finished these 5 blocks:






 And on this block you miss the nine patch because there isn't much contrast between the brown and red fabric.


Progress always feels so good! 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Flat Nose Geese

Have you made flat nose geese before?  I have, but I didn't know the block's name.


These have been fun and fast to make.  Plus I am ending up with 2 inch HSTs!  Win/WIn!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

All Kinds Of Things

I have all kinds of things that I need to catch up!  I had a Retreat that I went to this month.  What a fun place to sew.  We saw this location on Bonnie Hunter's blog and decided to check it out.  I'm glad we did.  It was very nice.

Cordes Cottage. We got so much done and even took a little Field Trip.  Plus we came up with a new end of the Retreat tradition. 

The sewing space:




I finished the top, Scrappy Mountains Majesties.  I started it last summer when I went to Bonnie Hunter's workshop. Now to figure out backing.  I also worked on another UFO.  More on it another day.



And Spring is coming soon!!


The daffodils are blooming and I think Spring is here.  I especially thought that when I saw my first butterfly of the season.
 

Hope you are enjoying your Spring and are able to accomplish all you want.



Sunday, April 7, 2019

Bunnies

I made a couple of bunnies filled with catnip and fiberfill for my grandkitties.  They turned out so cute.  

I used this tutorial from Molly and Mama.  I didn't hand stitch them as they are for the cats, but I'm thinking I may have to make a couple more for me in which I do hand stitch them.  They would be so cute in a little basket.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

I Thought It Was Done

I thought it was done!  Here is a picture....



It's my "Under The Sea" quilt.  I just love it!  The directions have you cut off the points to make it square and there was no way I wanted to cut those pieced points off.  So I was looking at the picture and trying to figure out a way to make pieces to square it up.  That's when I noticed my mistakes.  See at the top far right?  I have the block set in backwards.  No problem.

Then I noticed the 2 rows at the top left where the star pattern in orange isn't even formed.  Uck!  So while I'm adding pieces I will be fixing these two places.  But it's getting there!