Sunday, April 23, 2017

dog tired.........or is that cat tired?


I have been cleaning out again
organizing things as I find them
so that when I have the urge to sew
I can grab and go

Dunkin got tired waiting for me I guess
so tired he was sleeping in my coffee! LOL

silly nut!


I have been looking for these
if memory serves me right I should have a box
of about 20 cut and sewn ready to put together with zippers
I think the zippers were already coordinated and pinned on
gotta dig a little deeper I guess



so then I wanted to look for my 365 circle project
I think mine will become half a year
and call it done
IF I can find it.....LOL
so...........moving on.........



I went looking for this
yeah
you followers remember back in 1842 when I started
this one right? a challenge to take a UFO block
and each time the row had a purpose
make a border
use triangles
use a color not used in the block
etc
well this is where she stalled.........
and I dont know WHY
because I LOVE it
loving that border of 9patch
maybe I didnt have enough to keep making?
gotta find it and get er done
I am thinking after that border it should be almost a good lap 
size quilt



so then I FOUND these
this was 2 blocks from a day of play
took charms in purple and pink
and bordered them in 2 1/2 strips
easy peasy
I am thinking I was gonna make a girl 
small quilt
but not sure
I should finish it up and make for my 
granddaughter
I think she loves those colors
dont all little girls?
I certainly have lots of pink and purples
now that that is organized so I should get crackin!


I also found this
just need to add the two borders and quilt er up
another one to finish up quick



this one is put away to quilt.........
was a jelly roll race to see if I could do it
had an old jelly roll and just played one day
one day sewed them end to end
the next before work I sewed them up
wish I had seen the one where you add the little blocks 
of color to seperate them out
before I made it
but I still like it




did all this in my sewing pjs LOL



found this guy too 
ready to back and quilt
seems like lots of the tops need backings
maybe I should be doing scrappy backs huh?




and of course not finding what I was looking for........
I had to watch my mouth!
those bad words came out of nowhere
LOL
not much done but both Dunks and I am tired
MAYBE soon I can get more room in this
sewing room so I can breathe and get things done!


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Farmgirl vintage April


April blocks are the star and the mama hen blocks

not sure how many of you are still plugging along but that 
is ok.........

we will soon pick Mays blocks

post your blocks so I can share with everyone!

the ones above are mine. I did them the beginning
of the month as I knew it would be a crazy month for me



this one is Jackys
so so purty she is all in roses.......

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this one is Barbaras
she caught her crossing the road! LOL

are you still farmgirling with us?
show us your mama hen and star blocks




I got the sewing girl blues..........


this block was a UFO block
I think because I didnt like the scale of the big
flowers in the yellow fabric
so I played
and cut it on point
hmmmm   not bad  I made it an 8 inch
block so it will go in that slab quilt


then I played with the cutoffs



hmmm  if I add more fabric I can make a pinwheel
and maybe add it to the slab quilt too
I figured I would throw in a few UFO blocks
between the slabs just for fun



then I found this blue block............


and this partial block...........

ok, is this a joke of the sewing fairy?
finish one off and then more appear?
LOL
I need to find some projects like
totes or something
to make with UFO blocks
I seem to have ah hem......
accumulated quite a few.......
(don't know HOW that happens!)

whats in your UFO box?

Friday, April 21, 2017

got that.....check


my brother sent me some of these from Maine
these are birch discs to make ornaments out of
I want to do some wood burning on them
just not sure how to keep the
bark from curling off
guess I better start making them and
sealing them in some shellac or something


I found a "to do" list that I had made for the month
of April
so far so good
I made some 16 patch blocks
made my pear and barn FGV blocks
finished binding on a runner
finished off the 3 Spring Kaffe Fasset runners
and gifted them
if you notice I skipped right over the deer
yeah
I will set up my machine that came back
now that the 221 is out of a bobbin
and the deer sashing is NEXT

my Pat Sloan BOM has stopped for the moment
I love the blues of all the blocks I did
but will now decide whether I want to make
another block of each of the ones I did
or what
so it is on the back burner for now.
was just a fun thing but she did all kinds of weird sizes
and turned me off of the sewalong
I dont need any puzzles at the moment to finish up a quilt



but lookie what you find when you clean
I dont know what I was thinking
but this is a long strip of selvages sewn
I am thinking I will  make a bunch
of mugrugs with it
they are a good width for that
and the hard part is done already
just grab some scraps that are sewn and make the backs



this guy was in there too
so I trimmed him down to the 8 inch size I need
for that slab quilt
another block and I didnt even have to do 
too much work LOL


this was in there too
a folded bowtie pattern that I wrote 
the website to make them

good thing I am a listmaker!
all in all I am making progress........
some days it doesnt seem it
but that old saying
"slow and steady wins the race"
does have some truth to it

Thursday, April 20, 2017

I got another package!


I mentioned that my 221 only had ONE bobbin
and lo and behold

my friend Colette at whataboutrheema
sent me some
WOW
I am so blessed to have such great 
friends



I am doing a happy dance all around the sewing room!

(I tell my hubs all the time it doesnt take much to 
make me happy)

thank you thank you thank you
Colette 
for making my day!


playing in the scraps again


this was that little mugrug for me
that I was playing with last week
so I pulled some binding from my 
extra binding box


and instead of using a single fabric that I had to 
cut up for a back I just pulled some UFO
little blocks and a strip and sewed them up
it will be reversible
and very useable for my morning coffee
I love having my mugrugs to switch out daily
toss them into the wash and good to go


I am getting so organized I cant stand it! LOL
I guess eating those chocolates really paid off 
LOL

at least I can stack the tins and kinda know
there is  a project in each one
that keeps me organized and on track so when I want some
mindless sewing, I grab a tin and sew
pretty smart for an old lady eh? haha
what are YOU making with YOUR scraps?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I need to coordinate the scraps

I really need to pull my Fall colors
out of the scrap strings
and sew them up like this


then kind of wing it and do this


and mix and match and do this


to cut this


and bind into cute leaf potholders

I am thinking of a gift a month
kind of thing for the niece
that is getting married

we will see how it goes.....
in the meantime I am trying to be good