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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Project Progress

We have gone five days without it snowing, BUT our snow is still here.  It usually re-freezes at night.  I finished sewing the binding on a "Frivols #10", Cookie Exchange".  I picked up the kit the last time that I was taking care of my granddaughter.  The quilt only measures 32" x 32".


I have been working on my Granny Square quilt but can't decide whether to make a nice lap size or a larger one.  I still have not used all of the first layer cake.


On Wednesday, I was totally bored, sew I started cutting up some of my scraps into 2.5" squares.  I now have a nice basket full.

Thursday, several gals in my golf club got together for lunch.  We started meeting once a month in the winter to keep in touch and get out of the house!  You know, someone to talk to!

Finally, I have been practicing my quilting designs but have not used any new ones in the past week.  Maybe today!

Sew, it is off to the dungeon for me... 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

New Projects

I started a couple of new projects this week BUT both are using layer cakes from my stash!  I joined the FQS's "Patchwork Quilt Along"  I am using Moda's "Collection for a Cause, Friendship"  The QA is a monthly block that is 5" and we will probably make 4-6 blocks every month!


I also started another Granny Squares Quilt using"Garden House" by Jan Patek.  Have I mentioned that I love GS quilts!


I worked down in the dungeon this week quilting for my friend Peggy.  I met her at a Quilt Retreat 4 years ago.  She live in Visalia Cal. and sends me 3 - 6 quilts at a time!  Here is a pic of one of her quilts:
Front

Back
I am craving chocolate, sew am off to try "The Famous $250 Neiman Marcus Cookies"!

Friday, January 6, 2017

2017 Quilting Goals Update

Hi, how is your new year going?  We have had lots of snow and are expecting more tomorrow.  By Tuesday, the temp is suppose to be in the 40's and all our snow will be gone?!

I took this picture of my darling Carly before I left last Saturday.  She is cooing and making sounds, so cute!


This morning, I pulled out a mini quilt kit from my stash and have just finished it.  I think that I bought it 4 or 5 years ago on Ebay from a shop called "Two Old Goats"!  The shop is closed the last time that I tried to find it,


I was going to make a Granny Square Quilt with a jelly roll that I bought a few years ago.  It was "American Banner Rose".  However, I have been using some of the strips for other projects and now do not have enough to make any quilt.  Sew, yesterday I made another shopping tote!  The pattern can be found on "Moda Bake Shop".  Super easy!


I have a nice bean soup simmering in a pot on the stove.  I think that it has cooked long enough that I can glean the meat off the bone.  Can hardly wait for supper!  Until next time...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Quilting Resolutions?!

I have been home for 4 days and have yet to start a new quilt project.  Yesterday, I tried some paper piecing and was successful with one pattern and not successful with another.  I WILL try again today. 
Paper Pieced Success #1 Great tutorial:  Ellison Lane


I also made a shopping tote to take with me when I take care of Carly.  They charge for using their paper bags!  I will be going back in for morning.  Mommy should be out of the hospital Friday or Saturday!
Tutorial Found Moda Bake Shop

My quilt resolutions!
  • Have a project in mind.  
  • Take out a UFO.
  • Try something new.
  • Enjoy the process.
  • Use up my stash.
  • Organize my fabric
  • Learn new quilting designs
Will keep you informed on my progress.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas!

It was a sad morning for me. After 12 days of taking care of my granddaughter, Carly, I headed home for a few days of rest and the holidays.  It was a six hour drive, including going over Snoqualmie Pass, but thank the Lord, I made it home safely.

I took several quilt projects with me, but made only six blocks.  I had forgotten how much time a baby takes.  We usually took a nap from 7-9 am and one in the afternoon.  I would feed her and then laid her on my chest, covered us with a blanket, and off to la la land.

I will be going back for a few days next week and then I will be very, very sad because it will be at least a month before I see her again 😢😢

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas 🎅🎅🎅

 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Changes!

While at the doctor last week, I asked her if there was a good way to deal with my obsessiveness over quilting/sewing.  I generally sit down at my sewing machine about 6 am and quit about 3 pm. Bottom line, she thinks that I am fine.  But I need to take some breaks and do a little walking.

Well, yesterday things changed BIG time.  My daughter in law had to be hospitalized and I am over on the coast helping to take care of my granddaughter.   When I got here yesterday, I took the baby from my worn out son, she settled down and barely cried the rest of the day, until bedtime that is!

When I went to bed, I forgot to take my glasses off before I put my cpap on and couldn't figure out why it was soooooo uncomfortable.  I thought it must be because I was in a strange bed.  LOL

I have had my shower and coffee, and am waiting for her to finish waking up.  Now what?!  I brought my sewing machine and a large tote full of fabric, but don't really feel the urge to do any sewing!  Actually, I feel a little restless, but it is snowing, so I am not going any where!

Will keep you informed on how my week is going!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Finished UFO and Some Christmas Projects

I went over to the west side of the state last weekend and spent the day with my new granddaughter.  She was much more active than a month ago and didn't fuss at all!  Se was all smiles and had on a new Thanksgiving outfit!



I finished my Trip Around The World quilt top this afternoon.  It is downstairs waiting for the quilting queen to go to work.  LOL!  It measures 84 x 96, so we shouldn't fight over the covers!



I have a craft show next week end so have made several gift card holders and gift bags!



And finally I made a couple of make up boxy bags for gifts.
Make Up Bag

Make Up Bag

Until next time!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

UFO (Trip Around The World)

Yesterday after golf, I pulled this quilt out from my UFO pile.  I know that it has been over a year since I worked on it.  After taking a picture, I not only need to finish it but I need to tear the middle row out and change the direction!  I hate tearing things apart!  LOL.  I think that it will eventually be a queen size.


I have also been making Christmas Table Runners.





I think that I need to take a photography class!  Until next time...

Monday, October 31, 2016

Quilt For My Daughter In Law!

My DH's son and daughter in law bought a little trailer this summer.  She asked me to make her a throw as a surprise to her husband.  I fretted about it all summer and finally came up with this!!



I also caught the dogs together and got them to look at me at the same time!

Zeke is the black one and Tank is the blond.  Both are rescue dogs and part Corgi!

Catch you later...

Sunday, October 30, 2016

My Little Pumpkin!

I asked my son to send me a picture of my precious granddaughter every day.  Here is my little pumpkin this morning!

The best thing about posting on my blog is that I usually include the pattern of the quilts that I post.  Then, if I want to make it again, I can find it!!  Well, I am going to have to spend some time today tracking down the patterns for these quilts!!!

Fall 2016 from Quilters World "Simply Autumn"
 Thanks for your patience...talk to you soon!
Simple 16 patch with triangle corners?!

Found block on Pinterest

"Snug As A Bug" Summer 2016 "Easy Quilts"

Friday, October 21, 2016

Extra Extra Read All About It!

Hello Friends, it has been a short and busy summer.  I won't bore you with all the details today, but will catch up later.

I want to introduce you to my new granddaughter Carly Ariana, born October 12, 2016 and finally got to go home yesterday!!

Wall Hanging Requested by Mommy!


Talk to you soon!


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

New Projects!

Are you a follower of Quilting Life and Fat Quarter's Blogspots?  If yes, you are aware that they have been doing tutorials for some time.  This past week, I have made their simple zippered bags and their little pin cushion.








This is a mini quilt that I found on Pinterest.  I used left over fabric from Riley Blake's "Celebration".


And finally, several cute bibs that I have made for my new granddaughter!  All are reversible!






I am currently working on a lap quilt using Moda's "Sunflower Song".   Will show pics when finished!  Until next time...

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Cousins!

A cousin on my mother's side of the family, flew out from Illinois to see her parents in "Nooksack, Washington"!  I drove over to my sister's on Wednesday and then to Bellingham to visit lots of cousins for breakfast.  It was fun visiting cousins and second cousins and cousins twice removed (whatever that means)  I gave my cousin some dolly sleeping bags for her grandchildren.  I forgot to take pictures of these cousins, bad girl!

After breakfast I did some shopping (Two Thimbles Quilt Shop in Bellingham) and then stopped at my cousin's on my dad's side of the family.  I left a small quilt with her (she has several!)




Finally Thursday evening, I had dinner with my son!  I gave him some receiving blankets and burp cloths that I had made for the baby girl due in October!  My next project for the baby is bibs.  I have found several cute ones on Pinterest.

I finished this little table topper while at my sisters, and left it with her!


Until next time, I am off to prep for dinner!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

It has been awhile?!!

I didn't realize how long it has been since I updated my blog.  I have been doing a lot of quilting for clients, and sewing for myself.  That means that I don't have too many finished quilts!  Too many, can you say ONE!  The pattern is called "Pretzel Twist" and can be found in Fons and Porter's Quilting Quickly, June 2016.





My friend and I took a flower arranging class the Saturday before Mother's Day.  It was fun!


 Until next time...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Two Baby Quilts to Add to The Stash!!

I finished two more baby quilts this morning.  One for my granddaughter and one for a friend's grandson!  I used "Whitewashed Cottage" on my granddaughter's and a couple of collections from Art Gallery for the friend's!