Monday, September 24, 2018

Rockaby baby.......


This should be an easy project 
First make a new block and put the pink one aside to play another day

Then figure out gray strips and see if
I have enough for a small baby quilt
Hmmmmm
Ever do a project like this?
First I had been gifted 
2.5 squares

And sewed them as leader enders
Then made 
4 patches

I was gifted some cool
Solids. And some were strips 
So bordered the 4 patch
Put the blocks aside and now
They go to the top of the list 
Because a baby is due in Feb
It now has a purpose so it needs to be finished

It just needed a little time to mature


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lookie what I see


I got up early and got to the garage 20 min
Before they opened.
FOUR CARS IN FRONT OF ME
are you kidding???
Good thing for cell phones so I w as emailing Jacky etc and then saw this car
Pull up
OMG
remember last time and old blue car was there?
Well then I got nervous...
Is this a sign that I wont get a sticker?
oh no.......


I stood real close to it as my car was being
Tested
I tried to take pics without looking like a tourist 

The tires were white and red.
What a beautiful car...
.

AND I GOT MY CAR STICKER
YAY........MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Today at the ranch.......


I think next is to pull 
2.5 squares to make
Another block.....
Then surround it with solid
Gray is appealing to me
So I need to measure and see if I can 
Use what I have to finish this up.
The baby is due in Feb
But it will be nice to be AHEAD for once
(I CAN DREAM CANT I?)



This needs to get taken care of


And this will be my
Relax before bed project

If you can call it relaxing  to
Count stitches while
Uh hm someone is talking to you
AND TWO CATS are chasing the yarn around
Nothing worse than trying to knit and the yarn is wet. Ughhhhh
I always wash them before I wrap
But still.......
Still coughing a little
Seems it is not a cold but is a virus
And it is going round and round with kidsback to school etc.
Yay......
Go......
Me......

I am feeling better just cant kick the nasaldrip and cough
Yuk

Friday, September 21, 2018

What looks better


I found these blocks
And want to make a neutral  baby quilt 


I may need to remake one square to replace the pink one
But light green sash?


Gray???


Something else?
I want to use what 
I have

Maybe once I replace the pink one
It will speak to me.
Do YOU hear it???


Thursday, September 20, 2018

I think brother will like it


I just need to handstitch the edge and this will be done.
I think my brother is gonna like it.
He loves to cook and loves bears 

Another project done........

How are your projects coming?



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Does a bear you know what in the woods?


A little more progress on brothers bear potholder
A little fiddly turning those little paw pad pieces
I use an old trick I learned years ago that may help those of you who are not applique fans
I sew the piece right sides together to a used dryer sheet
Then slit the sheet and turn inside out
It helps with tiny pieces to turn the edge
So you can applique it down
I will hand stitch these on as I want the
Edges to stay nice and I will also
Machine applique them on.
Then it will be time to get out the claws
And sew the batting and insulbrite layers in and finish it off
My brother who cooks and loves bears is gonna
LOVE this for the cabin.....
He is bringing me Maine apples this weekend to make "blapple jam"
It is a family story of when his girls were small and they were making an apple pie with him but needed more filling so added blueberries.  He asked them what should they call it and the term Blapple came about.
So we often request blapple pie
Or blapple jam
Just in case you ever come to our house. .....
Now you know
The rest of the story.....LOL


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Pinterest is evil


Pinterest will be the death of me
I was cleaning up some small fabric
And doing my usual.....
Cut 5 inch squares. Then 2.5  then 1.5
And strings and 2.5 strips if I have them

Those snack barrels are perfect to hold them.. Thanks Sharon of Vrooman quilts!
The pinterest quilt I saw was a 4 patch
Surrounded by white so they floated on the quilt top
I am thinking gray would be nice as my bedroom walls are gray
And this will be a longterm project
It takes ah hemmmm
Over 4000  1.5 inch squares to make
Yes
You
Heard
That right
So I will cut up my scrap into the barrel
And pull out a few to chain sew when I get the urge
And put the little 2 inch blocks into another container pinned by tens to keep track of my progress
These are not crooked
They are not pressed
I really need to work on
My photography skills
But small they are
And addictive to chain piece
And so darned cute!
What are you making with your scraps?