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Thursday, February 16, 2017

New Mini

I bought the new "Quilts and More" Spring 2017 and fell in love with the "Step by Step" quilt.  BUT, I didn't have any fabric that I wanted to use for the large blocks.  Then, this morning I ran across Pam Kitty's Blog and she had made the quilt into a mini   Yippee, I love the idea!  Ta Da:

Made with several "French General" pieces

Let me know what you think!

PS  It is raining and the snow is almost gone.  Maybe by this time next week, I will be on the golf course!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Let It Sew, Let It Sew!


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Borrowed from Facebook!


What a mess, day 5 million of snow, snow, and snow!


I started another scrappy project this morning, trying to use fabric from my stash!  Luckily, I found a sack of "Whitewashed Cottage" downstairs and was able to incorporate it into the "Sawtooth Star" blocks.  Love that fabric!!





I have a few pictures of some finishes from the pile of quilts down in the dungeon and unfinished quilts that I have bound while stuck at home.  The piles of fabrics and quilts is diminishing!  All are mini's!






I think that I have at least four projects going that need additional fabric.  Well, I cut up all of my credit cards, so need to wait for a treasure chest to be dug up before I can buy the necessary fabric!!

Until next time...

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:
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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...