Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Almost done for baby


I made the girl baby quilt
With the help from jackys stash
Had a few pink and purple squares
And she gaveme more purple.
Got the idea of a border of the purple ones
Now to quilt and bind it


And I just have to show you my goodies
From Julierose
She is such a sweetiepie
She even wrapped it all fancy like for
Lil old me



Sunflowers and oranges and pears



A fun sewing print and a notepad
See what I mean?  She is a sweetie
Thanks sgain Julie. I cant wait to play!


Dunkin wanted to make sure
The quilt was soft and comfy for a baby


He kept looking around and rolling
In it


Yep it passed the test
Now to quilt it and make some bibs and burp cloths to go with it.
What are you up to?
Anyone else doing farmgirl? 
Or are you making other fun things
Inquiring minds want to know.....


Tues around here


Remember my wreath gift to you?
Found my pieces again
BUT
Do you think i have the directions handy?
Hee hee. Gotta start putting them together
In ziploc bags i think 



This was the brat yesterday
Not sure how that is comfy
But he was out cold napping




Pulled a brown piece
For this tote
Need batting for handles



I m
Needed purple squares to finish a baby quilt 
And my buddy jacky
Delivered a package


And when i got the mail 
This was waiting for me
From julierose
She sent me happy mail
Was a good day after all........






Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday Monday.......


Today I decided to 
Play in the pink scraps
Then the purple ones
Joined us to make a
Border and make it bigger

So far I am liking it
And there is a purpose
A friend found out
She is expecting a girl
She has two boys now so
Is over the moon with the news


And I made this little quilt
Just because I can

Whats going on in your sewing room?




Sunday, February 25, 2018

A rainy day with sleet

What do you do on a rainy
Cold weekend?
You play in the scraps
Made this cute mini quilt 
Out of tumblers that were
Hanging around
And used up scrap binding too

Cut out my peas and carrots
Block and sewed er up

All the while I think these two
Had another idea on how
To spend the day
One snuggled on one side
Of me


And one on the other
They may have the best idea of all 

What are you doing in your sewing room?

Saturday, February 24, 2018

A day at the eye doctors


Whenever I go to appointments
I bring a project
Usually I knit dishcloths
Or sew down binding
But I had this scarf started
So decided to bring it
Hubs had eye appointment 
So I brought him


Can you see how
Deep and rich the color is?
I used TWO kinds of yarn
As if they were one


See how different they are?
I wasnt sure I would like it together
Turns out I love it!



Trying to use up the yarn stash 
So i grabbed two kinds
I declare this stash busting
A success
AND I still have a small amount
That can go into the brim of a matching hat
If i can make a few sets now
I will have more gifts ready 
Or donations for caps for kids 
Warmth is a perfect gift don't you think?


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Farmgirl work


For 
March we will do the peas
And carrots block
And one of your choice
I am not sure where you
Are with your farmgirl
Vintage quilt but this
Will give everyone a chance
To do squares that you need
To make 

I found a raccoon block
So i am excited to make one 

WHATS ON YOUR FARM?????


Now you know why



Look at this
Whenever i try to work on
Landons deer this happens
I kid you not
Look at the death grip he
Had in the second picture
Nope not getting this
Mom! Buggar




So I grabbed a ufo 
I dont have uh hmmm many
Of them you know. ....
This was another day of
Play with 2.5 inch squares
I am making a totebag
So i grabbed a small piece
Of batt and quilted it
I will grab lining and make
Pockets and handles etc
The next time i play



One side quilted
Side two gotta get batt and quilt



So i moved on to this
Piece.another bag i think
Quilted it and pieced a back



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Not  a bad day so far
Whats go

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A girls just gotta have fun

   
Jacky had some HST she showed
Me that she was playing with. 
Loved them.
And when cleaning out the one
Project bin I came across
Mine and some pieces to sew
From the quilt show dollar bags
What? I dont have any UFO s to work on.
What are you talking about

Anywho..........
This morning I sewed them into
An adorable little quilt
Just because

It measures less than 12 inches
I put a brown backing and used the rest
Of that fabric in the binding

More fabric outta the stash 
Another cute litttle project

Just have to hand sew the  binding
And it will be done........
Not sure if I will part with it or keep it.

Thanks for the prayers for Dad
He has congestive heart failure
And at 86 that is not good
He is also a stubborn man 
And is having a hard time doing 
What they are telling him.
Take coumadin. No sodium.
Walk. Take fluid pill
So we will take each day that we
Have with him 




Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Moving another ufo along


This was a Christmas ufo
That I had been
Working on

Called Scots plaid
And is an easy block
Its in my old block
Calendar
I want to use it as a border
That is why the block
Is reversed
One way for left 
Side and one for
Right

If you want to make
One it is easy
Uses up2 inch
Strips and 3.5 
Inch squares
I sewed a few
Then cut more pieces
Out
What are you working on?


Monday, February 19, 2018

Tutorial

Using 2.5 inch charms
Sew a piece 2x9 blocks

This will be the pocket section
Of a sewing machine pad
Then sew a piece 6x9 squares
This will be the body
Of the sewing machine pad 

I used scrap batting too
3 pieces butted against each other
They will be quilted in place


I chose a blue backing
Then layered like you would
A quilt
I lightly pressed helping the batting to
Stick in place
Quilt as desired.because my batt
Strips went left to right i quilted up and down


Quilted top to bottom
To hold in place


Now I will trim this piece
And on the pocket section I
Sewed the top edge to the back small lining
And flipped it to finish the top edge
Then quilted with Batting inside

The pocket section is lined with bottom edge of the mat piece and the size of pockets sewn
I will do a small one for seam 
Ripper
And med one for pincushion
And large one for scissors
Then will bind all the way around

Set my machine on it leaving the pocket section
Hanging in front

Voila
A nice little gift for yourself
Or make one for a friend
I made one in pink for Jacky
And am just getting around to making
Mine
REMEMBER.........USE UP THOSE SCRAPS!


More fun


Jackys little pouches
For equal packets or
Whatever you need to carry


Thought you would
Like to see this quilt
You think a quilter lives Here?


She sure does 


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Jackys blocks


This is jackys house block



Her peas and carrot block

And her sheep
Aren't they adorable?
Are you farming with us
Show us your blocks 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A little playtime


I played in the scraps            


And made two mugrugs 
Just mindless sewing
I even used up scrap binding 


This is the back

   
And the other one

Dad is still in the hospital
They found an organism
And are growing it to
See what it is.
Just like a farmer
Always growing something.
We are hoping he goes home soon 
He is getting antsy 
So is feeling better