Friday, March 31, 2017

easy sewing with some scraps.....


I took a thin piece of batting
took some scraps I had in my bag
sewed them onto the batting
and flipped it
then I chose something fun for a lining
and grabbed a zipper


and made a zippy bag



hubs likes it for his glasses.
another little project done
and more scraps out of 
my baggie
what are YOU making with YOUR scraps?



Thursday, March 30, 2017

E i E I O and on his farm he had a ..........

I am so excited to show you the farms. we have a few participants and all the blocks are so adorable and different. how fun to put our own fabrics into the mix and make our personality shine thru......

Jan- was the cow and milkcan
Feb was the strawberry and pumpkin
Mar was the pear and the barn
Apr will be the star and the mother hen

so without further ado............lets see what Old McDonald had on his farms around blogland......


Julie of julierosequilts 
had her grandfathers farm
in the winter in mind
Her cow and blocks
are making a runner for her table
and are so adorable......



here is the back......



Barbara from  wonttobequilter 
had a hen get lost.
she wandered or did she cross the road?



so she made some pears and another hen
and maybe her hen will come back home. LOL

love her pears and fun chicken fabric


Our friend Colette from whataboutrheema 
 managed to make a 
friendship star with a heart



and an apple.......


Jenna  of slamminthescreendoor  made the barn. how cute are the
flowers in her windows!

the pumpkin is adorable too

strawberry.........


old glory..........


and her pears. love this pear block
so so fun


and Kathy of  sunshinesews made this yummy cake!
love it


her quilt top is gorgeous and being put together



one of her barns
she made two


and her cow..........


these are my pears
the dark one is a bosc LOL
I am saving all the embroidery for the end



and for my barn I had trouble finding a red
I liked
so I found this pinkish red print
and thought ok
weathered barn
I LIKE IT  
don't you look at the piece on the left
and tell me I put the fabric backwards
nope it is more weathered 
as that is the sunny side of the farm
(LOL thats my story and I'm stickin to it!)


but lookie! I wanted to put Moms fabric somewhere in my quilt
so I made my door 3d to open
to show the girls playing in the barn
and the boys teasing them. yep! just like 
on our farm. us girls were outnumbered LOL



once I finished them I was itching to sew more
so I sewed my cherry block
and liked them so much I cut out



some blueberries
they are partially sewn

gotta figure out how I can make some green
gooseberries
they have that little woody stem thing
so will see how I do with that..........

waiting on Jacky's farm..........

how fun to see all the creative blocks made








Wednesday, March 29, 2017

feeling like Spring


I was itching to sew something
that I didnt have to "think " about
so I went to my handy dandy bins
that hold my UFO projects and  
fabrics that I think I can use with them

and grabbed a piece of cut off
batting


I quilted about quarter inch away from the blades
all the way down the runner
then a wavy design in the borders

I trimmed it up
and now it is ready for binding
one more finish from my UFO listing
ALMOST........
what are YOU working on?





Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I get by with little help from my friends..........


sometimes in life you need a super power
to help you deal with everything going on

yep
I found this one at my house

spider crazy man!


or sometimes you just need pinterest
to distract you from life hee hee
my 5 inch squares would look awesome
in a quilt like this..........
hmmmmm






I value my friends....
ALL of them........



from internet friends who gift you with fabric and 
pretty flowers............



to past home owners who gift you with a beautiful garden.......



to old landlord friends who
take a class with Bonnie
THE BONNIE HUNTER
and let you live vicariously thru them


to friends who live close enough
that you can stash shop
anytime...........
<3




to farmgirl friends
who plod along making 6 inch blocks
with a gazillion pieces
and inspire you.........


to turkeys and babies who need a friend
to survive.

thank you friends
for all the help you have given me
I dont think I properly thanked you 
or told you how much you mean to me

THANKS.............


Monday, March 27, 2017

my farm is growing.....


I got these pears done and I loved them!
I can see a pear quilt
I can ........


then proceeded to cut my barn
and all the while I was cutting 
I was thinking how can I put
some kids in the barn playing?
especially Moms fabric



so I picked out some pinky red
weathered wood and yes the left 
side has a more weathered side
(used the back.......on purpose uh hem 
of course LOL)
put the hay in the loft
and two bratty boys in the windows


and made my door 3D
so that you can peek in at the girls
and the cats
playing too


dont the boys look like they are gonna
try and harass the girls? LOL
yep, just like at home 


here is a closer look.
love it!!!! 


and here are half of my blocks............


and now the other half.

so so happy to have March's blocks
of pears and barn done

how is YOUR farm coming? 

I will post everyones progress at the end of the month
those teeny scraps are starting
to look great! the blocks are only 6 inches

linking up with Beth of lovelaughquilt

Sunday, March 26, 2017

and I played again...........










I am liking this book
there are some really cool patterns
of course they are all different sizes
but that is ok



this was from some leftover squares
and two more HST
I like this one too........
kinda like dark on one side and light on
the other


see the size difference?
but they are still helping
me bring color
into the dreary snowy
winter that wont leave

color can surely cheer you up!
what are you working on?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

using it up


as I was straightening out my room a bit I found
this
I had forgotten all about it
so I looked inside
and said hmmmm
I have some HST that need trimming




and some new block loc rulers to try out



and this pattern called to me
so I set out to trim and grab some strips



and this bright block was born......
YAY

another block to play in the UFO block stack

They do not interest me right now
so I figure if I make some
new blocks
maybe a quilt will start to call to me...........

" come to the machine.........sew me up.........."
Yeah I know
it is scary to hear voices
hee hee