Saturday, February 15, 2020

CHEATER CHEATER PUMPKIN EATER!!!

Oh yesssss, that is me, I CHEATED!!
You see this fabric here?


Instead of cutting and sewing the squares, I just used this fabric.

I am hiding in the corner snickering like I got away with something.



Here is my Tony the Turtle Blocks # 7

I would say this fabrics works out perfect!!!

Once again, using my Island Batik Scraps.

You can go to Kathleen McMusing blog to see how she puts it together with her tips and tricks!


I did finish this quilt the other day.  I am so excited to get this done.  This was a family venture.  All three of my sisters quilt, some of their daughters quilt, I do have a daughter in law that quilts.  All that being said, one of my nieces put together a facebook page and suggested we do this "Winter Wonderland" by Laundry Basket Quilts.  A lot of us said we would but so far my niece and I are the only ones that finished and I think some dropped out.  Oh well.  Once again using my Island Batik Scraps....will I ever run out of these scraps?  Stay tuned!



More Island Batik Scraps.... Ohio Star

This is what I got done today which isn't much.  I have to tell ya, I think I am part reptile, when I get cold I practically stop functioning and I am down right freezing.



Wednesday, February 12, 2020

THE 3 "S's - SMAGASBORG - STRIPPING - SCRAPS and a small tutorial.


I have actually been so busy with my mother, in and out of the ER and hospital that when I put this little post together I was amazed at how much I have actually done.


I have actually completed this Autumn Village (that is what I am calling it) here is only three of the four rows.  It is actually Winter Village by Laundry Basket Quilts.  I purchased the pattern at Missouri Star Quilt Co.

I haven't shown you the completed top because I don't like the picture I took and right now I am getting it ready for quilting....YEAH me.



Have you ever seen such a mess?


I am trying to get rid of my Island Batik Scraps by stripping it.  I have been saving my Brookshire  and CVS circulars and cutting them down to 8 1/2" squares.  That is as big as I can get from the papers.

Then I just sew strips and more strips.



After the square is done I cut it in half on the diagonal.



Here is how I put them together.  Although I have decided that I like using two blocks to make the one block instead of just randomnly  using the half squares.  If that makes sense?



Here is the block sewn together,  11 1/2" square.

This should give you an idea of what it will look like when I sew them all together.  I think I am going to love it and the best part...getting rid of all those scraps.  Do you think I can?



Don't ask me why I did this but I have joined the "Words to Grow By" BOM  I saw it on Moose Stash Quilting

I just couldn't help myself!!


I still need to blanket stitch around the items but in time.  You all know how I love to blanket stitch....  haven't done enough of it lately.

Cold and rainy here, you drive around and see water everywhere.  The grass has turned green which means spring is just around the corner.

I have also been hitting the internet and getting all kinds of goodies in the mail....Ummm Ummmm good...  When I have time, I will pull out my goodies and share with you.



Saturday, February 1, 2020

"AWESOME OCEAN" SAL WITH KATHLEEN MCMUSING

I can't think of a time that I have done a sew along before and actually kept up...ha ha



Here is the 6th block, don't you just love the whales?

This is one of the easier blocks but for some reason I had my seam ripper out the whole time...go figure.




As you see below, I am coming right along with my scrappy Ohio Star blocks.  Using the Accuquilt Go Ohio Star die and my Island Batik Scraps.


I wish you could see some of them better.  I had actually thought that a few of them were going to be UGGGLY but each time I was pleasantly surprised.  This is going to be a fun quilt but I am not rushing myself.  This is one of those quilts I will do when I don't want to do anything else or if I just have a short amount of time and want to sew.  Do any of you have projects like that?

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

SCRAPPING IT!!

First off, I have to show you this precious little one.  I took the picture in the dark so that is why it looks pink.  I kept him last night so his momma could sleep.



I made this table runner yesterday from the Ohio Star Accuquilt Go Die.  I purchased this die about two years ago and just decided that I was going to play around with it yesterday.  I also used the Heart die as well.



This next little topper I used the Spider Web Accuquilt Go die.  I just purchased it from "Quilt in a Day".  This one has so many possibilities and was so fun to work up.



Ok, I have no business starting another quilt top, judge me if you will....I just can't help myself.  The devil made me do it???


I am going through 5 years worth of Island Batik scraps.  It just doesn't seem to help my scrap pile go down at all, what is up with that?  I loved the Ohio Star Accuquilt Go Die so much that I decided to go scrappy.  We will see how that goes.  So this is what I was doing today, off and on.



Tuesday, January 21, 2020

HOW DO YOU LIKE IT NOW?????

    
The above picture is the one I showed you on Saturday.





                                                           

This next picture is the quilt as of this morning.  The side border is off.  At the time, I did not have anywhere to take a picture so it is just squished in on my formal living room.
         

                               This is the picture as of right now.

                               

I could not get the whole quilt in this picture but I am in love with the black side borders.  I am debating of putting another one on there or if a grey one or none at all and just go ahead with what I have planned in my head.  I think I have grey to match the bird's grey or close enough.  Thinking of just doing a grey small border with a white border which matches the birds as well and then a black border followed by a blue larger border and then just a grey and black small border.  This will only be on the sides except for the black and grey on the top and bottom.  Like I had mentioned the length is plenty long.

The more I look at it, the more I am thinking more black flying geese on the sides.  Will take longer but hey, good things take a long time...right????

By the way, this pattern is called "Flying Home" by Pam Bono designs


Saturday, January 18, 2020

CHUCKLES - AWESOME OCEAN BLOCK 5

                                         This block here took no time at all to make, it was such fun.

                                                                    CHUCKLES Block 5

                                                      

If you are sewing along, or if you want to start, go to Kathleen McMusing Blog.  She will give you tips and tricks to help you along the way.  IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN!!!

                                                   

There has not been much sewing lately, mainly because of this little buggar,. his brother and my mother.  It seems when I sit down to sew I am asked to take care of one of the three.  Then when I come back, I have no desire to continue sewing.   Trust me when I tell you that this little guy, his brother and my mother trump sewing anyday.

Funny story about this little guy.  This is his first bath.  He was wide awake when she put him in this chair to bath him.  He fell immediately asleep.  She washed his hair, face, moved him around and he was totally asleep.  I guess he felt so safe and warm.  His mom and I just shook our head, we have never seen anything like it.

On the sewing front.  I have made it a goal to finish all of my quilt tops this year that have been hanging around forever.

I am working on my son's quilt.  I have showed it to you before.

                               

I just threw it over my bed...sorry and it is all wrinkled.  This week I took off part of the bottom and added a row of flying geese to the top.  I was not happy with this before but once I changed the row to the top, it made me all excited to get this done.

Then the idea came to me so I texted my son.  I asked him if he wanted me to make this a king size quilt.  This quilt just fits the top of my bed and hangs maybe an inch over the sides.  The length is perfect.


He wrote back and said a King size would be good.

I wrote him back and said it may take a while.  I plan to make flying geese for the side.  It will have to be in black since I no longer have any of the fabrics.  You can see that the blue on the side does not match the blue in the middle.  Oh well...what can I say, this quilt has been almost 20 years in the makings.

So...he writes me back and said "That's ok, it's like a fine wine going for the 20 year taste.

I thought that was so funny.

Well...today I am going to cut out the flying geese and hopefully, get this done before his birthday in a few weeks.  Wish me luck.  Gotta get her out of here.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

AWESOME OCEAN BLOCK #4 ANGELICA

                                               

                    AWESOME OCEAN SEW ALONG WITH  KATHLEEN MCMUSING

As you can see, this is the 4th block.  I loved making this block but I also apparently loved making mistakes.......never the less....I got ur done!!!  I wanted twin fish but as you can see I made a little mistake.

If you saw my octopus post, one of my hints was never to cut away the excess fabric until you know if you have sewn in the right direction.  Tis all I have to say about that!!!!

YOU CAN STILL JOIN UP!!!!