Saturday, February 28, 2015

Making progress

Hello Everyone,

I've gotten in some sewing this week :) Making a bit of progress on some things.

This is the fabric I am using for the Bird blog hop next month ( my day is March 18th) hosted by Samm on Sew We Quilt.

I've got all my pieces cut and have started to sew.

And here is some progress on one of the Round Robins I am doing over on the Q&N forum.

I'm waiting on some fabrics to come in, so I can finish it up and get it sent off to the next person.

I even managed to get some charity blocks and some blocks for 2 Quilt of Valor quilts made!

Speaking of the Q&N forum, it's that time again, time for a Mystery.

You can get your pattern for this mystery quilt here. And kits. I will not be sewing it this time around, too much else I need to sew. But Jess's mystery weekends are always great.

Have a great day!

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Friday, February 13, 2015

What I'm working on

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all in the snowy states are staying warm. You sure are getting walloped this year. We've had some unusual rain/wind for February here. But it's good, we sure do need it. I hope we get some nice snow in a month or so :) And now more sunshine.

I have this pretty Fall quilt to work on. It's for our Round Robin on the Q&N forum. This one is Dawn's.

I have my fabric picked out and cut. So need to get to sewing more.

My good friend Pat sent me some Beautiful Bird fabric panels(thank you sweetie). So I have to get going and figure out what I want to make with it. It's for the Bird blog hop next month.

I have some backing and batting, so I am ready to sand which my dd's quilt together too.

That should keep me busy in the sewing room for awhile, yes?! lol

What are you up to?

Have  a great day!

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

January goal...finished!

Hello All,

Whew, I just made it. I got my dd's quilt top finished, which was my goal for January for ALYOF (which you can read about here).

As you can see, the wind was being a big problem today. So my pictures aren't all that great. But you get the idea.

My DD has a single bed, so this is plenty big enough. Just slightly longer than wider, thanks to the extra border top and bottom.

I'll try to get better pictures later in the day, when the wind has died down.. if it dies down.

For now, I'm calling it Fort Firefly, as that's the name of this cute fabric.

Thank you Melissa and Shanna!

Have a great day all.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WIP wednesday

Hello Everyone,

I've been working on my dd's quilt. I have all the quilt blocks sewn together, so now I just need to add a border.

Funny story... I designed this quilt in EQ, on my older computer. When we bought a new computer I saved some of the quilt designs so I can transfer them into my new computer and wouldn't lose them.

Well, for some reason, I never saved the design for this particular quilt. So I wasn't sure if I had designed it in a 5 x 5 grid, or a 4 x 6.

So I got out some paper real quick and made me a pattern up in the 5 x 5 grid. Just a quick sketch so I can put the blocks in the right spot. Then I sewed it up.

The funny part is... before I got out that paper to make my quick sketch.. I had decided on doing a 4 x 6 grid... lol, so I don't know why a 5 x 5 grid was sketched up.

But thats' ok, I really like it this way.

Especially the middle part here. With the girls surrounding the middle windmill.

I'm going to put a wide border on the top and bottom to make the quilt longer, and just a slim border on the sides to have it all come together.

Today I'm linking up with Lee. And with Lorna at SewFreshQuilts and her Bee Social Wednesdays. Thanks Ladies!

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!!!! and goal setting

 A very Happy New Year to you all! I hope it's a wonderful year for you. Full of all manners of good stuff, and lots of creativity.

Shanna and Melissa are at it again. In for another Lovely Year of Finishes.

A Lovely Year of Finishes

For my first finish, I want to get my dd's quilt top completed.

I just need to iron and trim, then I can put these all together.

So I think I can get that much done!

Do you make New Year's resolutions? I don't really. But I would like to see about getting more time to sew and blog this year. My little guy is going to be 3 soon, so he is enjoying playing with the big kids a lot more. But that also means he is deciding he doesn't need a nap! He will nap maybe 3 or 4 days out of the week. He sleeps good at night though :)

So, we shall see what the new year brings.

Have a wonderful day! Thanks for sticking around thru my quiet times.

Linking up with Melissa and Shanna.

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

A few quilting books

Good morning All,

Did you get some fun, quilty things for Christmas?  I did!

Not only did I get a bit of fabric to add to my stash :) But I also got a few quilt related books.

The first one I've been wanting for a little while now. My regular readers know I am trying to improve my free motion quilting, so any free motion quilting books I want to read and absorb.

My Sweetie got this one for me:


Molly seems to be a down to earth Gal. She says in her book " I would rather be fishing than shopping." My kind of gal :) Her book is rather like two books in one. You get some great tips and tricks, plus a few free motion quilting designs. And then you get projects.

She practices on small pieces, 12 x 15, 16 x 18 and such, and then turns those pieces into bags, runners, mats, etc.

A great book to add to your collection.

I enjoy reading stories about homesteading, opening up the West, prairie living, mountain living, etc. (As well as other genre's.)

This is the second book my sweetie got me:

 A book about her life on the prairie in the late 1800's.... she becomes a very proficient quilter :)
 Here's part of what it says on Amazon:

No Time on My Hands is a remarkable chronicle of the sod house era and of Grace Snyder’s married life on a ranch in Nebraska’s sandhills. From there she finally flies above the clouds to exhibits where her quilts contribute to a worldwide revival of quiltmaking. Mrs. Snyder lived twenty years after the publication of these memoirs in 1963, to the age of one hundred. Her daughter, Nellie Snyder Yost, who helped to write No Time on My Hands, has added an epilogue to this Bison edition.

So far, it's a nice read.

Hope you got some nice things too.

Have a great day!

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Friday, December 26, 2014

The dino quilt

Hello All,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day.

A few days ago, I put the last stitches on my middle son's Dino quilt. Yah! It's finally done.

I pieced this quilt LAST year! and have just got around to quilting it up. Here's the back.

Thankfully, it's large enough that he can still use it ;)

When he was looking at it, the toddler decided it was his and he kept trying to take it from Carson. LOL, too funny. Isaiah  finally asked where his quilt was and he went to his room to get it.

So another one to check off the list!

I tried a variety of different fmqing designs. Practice, practice... one day I might be better at it. I like to practice on my quilts, instead of on little pieces of cloth. Although I got a wonderful book for Christmas, that uses those pieces of of practice work for bags and such. More on that in a few days.

Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

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Monday, December 8, 2014

A bit of Christmas sewing

Hello, hello everyone!

Have you been getting any Christmas sewing done? I have done a little bit. Sewing just isn't something I am doing a lot of right now. But I had to make more of these sew together bags!

Earlier in the month, I posted some pictures of one I had already made and two more that were cut out.

Here are those two, done.

And all ready for gift giving :)

I've found that I really like these made with interfacing, instead of quilting the outer piece. It's a bit more stiff with interfacing, not so squishy.

We've been getting some much needed rain. Had a few days of clouds, and are going to get more rain this week. Looks like it will be a wet winter :) Which is a really good thing!! So, pictures are dark and dreary...sorry about that.

Other than that. I've been doing a bit of quilting on son #2's Dino quilt. I'm about 3/4 done, so might even get it finished in time for Christmas giving :)

Today I want to pull the decorations out and get some lights and such up.

What have you been up to?

Have a great day!

I'm linking up with Jennie at Porch Swing Quilts today. She is having a great sewing for Christmas linky party going on. Thanks Jennie!

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you all.....

               Safe travels.....

                       Good food.....

                                 Good company.....

                       Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you all, my readers, for stopping by and seeing what I'm up to. Thank you for your lovely comments and your friendship.

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