Friday, February 24, 2017

farmgirls are you out there?

Kathy at sunshine sews is putting her 
farmgirl together
what a beauty it is
go check it out!

and Babs of wonttobequilter  is almost ready to 
put hers together too
and to think she was the last one to get the book

Julies blocks have a Christmas theme
her cow may be a table runner
and her new blocks for her fruits in a jar
and the bear in the haystack are so fun and adorable

she blogs at Julierosequilts

Colette at whataboutrheema  made some
pretty blocks too
love the pie and rolling pin
that one is next on my farm I think

these are Jackys. she has no blog. she is working on
her pumpkin and strawberry blocks
she had a pressing bag project
that waylaid her farmgirl this month
she was making one block of each of the sizes
(showoff LOL  just kidding)

and mine are here
I didnt do any more because I am working on 
the deer quilt
and I think a cat quilt for the weekend
we will see how I do with that!
I never learn not to bite off more than I can chew....

and look at these I got somewhere 
for inspiration on the internet
I LOVE the canning jars 
made as little milk bottles! OH MY
how adorable is THAT!

so many fun ideas and so fun
to sew along with friends

how is YOUR farm coming along?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

this may be their fate

I have a cousin   as we all do
she is turning 60 and her sister is having
a party for her

I saw this panel on Jenny Doans site and ordered it
I am so glad it came in..........

I want to make her a quick lapquilt
and I am thinking this may fit the bill
for a cat lover

what do  you think?  I would
rearrange the blocks as I think
the deeper ones are on top and need to be
distributed but I kinda like it

I am thinking this is what these blocks
wanted to be.....

I also have some pink that will act
as sash
if I need it

linking up with

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

more goodies

remember yesterday? yeah
that wasnt ALL
here are some more of the goodies
it took a while to photo it all
as you know I am a blue gal
so blues and greens
oh be still my heart..........

and loookie how cute this snowman fabric

and some non Christmas fabrics
browns and yellows and reds

and more little pretties.......

Oh my
how can a gal be so darned lucky?
I have a ton of sewing to do for sure!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

went to Jackys house

what is this you say? LOL
it is a bookworm bookmark
I went to Jackys this past weekend
and she had one from her granddughter
and wanted to make some
so off to get some yarn and a needle
and ten minutes later I had this one done
he needs work and googly eyes but at least now
I know he can work up quickly for a bunch of them
if we want to make them

and these are done to this point
yes the deer quilt
now the black sash
then the center will be done and the borders and back 
can be next

while I was there, Jacky gave me these little beauties
I think she didnt have her glasses on 
so  I ran out of her house like a thief LOL
I mean really........
how gorgeous are these little pieces?
I see great potential 

and this cutie pie too
I see more Christmas box projects coming on

what have YOU been up to?

Monday, February 20, 2017

this one moved along pretty quickly

I keep those 2 1/2 inch squares in a container
on my sewing table
and in between sewing other things
I use them as leaders and enders.
they sew up 2 x 2  4 x 4 etc until I make blocks
then they go into a tin until joined by their friends 

then they come out to play to see how they could go together
remember the blue and yellow blocks above? they were left over from the 
buttery yellow top below that I made
the last time I played with the blocks

I was thinking about making them into a kitchen sink
quilt where leftover blocks get put together
to make a quilt
but decided I liked them on their own

so as I sewed I color co-ordinated them
in my eye and made blocks as leaders and enders

Dunkin didnt like my layout I guess as he would rearrange them
every time I tried to put them down
so I continued to sew more of them
reds and oranges and purples
and pinks
some colors are more prevalent in the stash
than others

then I laid it out again to see how far I had come
I now have 20 squares done
each block is about 8 inches 
so this would be 32 x 40  or too small
to set it this way

debating whether to surround them in 
white 2 1/2 strips to set off each color
or just keep making them
so will move on for now

maybe there are more colors I need to make
maybe they can be set in black
for now I will let them play in the tin together
and decide what they want to be

I think Dunkin likes it better
at least the arrangement this time
as he has not rearranged them 
one bit LOL

Maybe he decided it will be another quilt for him
you never know about these things LOL

he and Phoebe have about 3 quilts so far among them
and they have chosen them all

Sunday, February 19, 2017

I finally figured it out after 50 years LOL

talk about a sllllllllllllow learner right?

after about 50 years I FINALLY
figured out that
I dont need to buy yardage of fabric
just little bits and bobs make me happy
I took a bunch of my 2 1/2 green squares
and cut them 1 1/2 wide. sewed them
into 2, 3, 4 and 5 strips
then ironed and trimmed the strip to 1 1/2
paired it with 1 1/2 strips of white
and voila~
a quick

what shall I do?

put some on the farm?
make some mugrugs?

who knows but as you can see
from the photo at top
I already have two more of the tree
portions ready to go

hee hee
just gotta cut the backgrounds
may make them scrappy too

thought of nieces
how about a purple Christmas tree mugrug?
I may be filling the gift box with some of these cute babies

the record.............

I AM working on the deer quilt
I have all the windows done and now need to cut my
black sashing and join the rows to make the center

yes miracles DO happen, right? LOL
maybe I just needed
a "walk in the woods" to clear my head

snow and feeling yukky

the snow seems relentless this month
with not inches predicted but feet
Dunkin is resting up

Phoebe is resting up 
I was laid up between my eye an the flu
and just everyone I know was saying 
the same

too much snow and feel awful with flu symptoms
go me......

hopefully Spring is around the corner and will
take all the colds and flu germs away
with nice fresh sunshine.