Thursday, May 31, 2018

Challenge


How many of you have tons
Of stash that you dont know
How you will use it all?

There are only so many hours
In a day

Maybe you got it years ago
And now it is not your
Colors or style.......
Dusty blue?  Mauve pink? From the 80s





Maybe you have an abundance of Christmas fabrics.....
Oh THAT would be fun


Or maybe your stash is just overflowing 

Join me in this challenge
We will be USING UP that stash
And using moda bake shop pattern
Stepping down

Your assignment......
Cut 20.  Ten inch squares 
Simple
Wont take you long at all
Go on.....

Maybe a layer cake is what you
Need to use

See? Easy. 

We will be putting just
2 borders on them
And you can cut yardage for that too
If you have a ton of something
(Tell me again why I used to buy 5 yds?)

Anywho.....
Cut those squares out of those fabrics


These are mine
MY assistant helped


An easy assignment so far

Mine are using pinks and reds and
Oranges.....as you know
I dont normally use
The warm colors so this will be
My challenge

Some squares I have one of
Some four of.
Just cutting them and will worry 
Later about the placement

I am thinking of using scraps
Of whites for my 2.5 strips
And maybe a navy for the
Dark strips. Will see when we 
Get to that point

Maybe darker red

So go ahead
Grab that stash
This quilt should work up quickly
And use up ten inch pieces

What d'ya say?
Wanna join me?
I would Love to see what You are using

If this is as fun as I think it will be
I just may be cutting up those blues
Too
How cool would blue ten inch squares
And maybe yellow 2.5 strips for first
Border 
And navy for 2nd border be?
Or even green?

See what I mean?
FUN 

READY 
SET 
CUT
and show us........



Wednesday, May 30, 2018

End of the month

Its the end of May
And what have I done
Maple leaf farmgirl


Moved a few ufos further along


Knit 2 scarves at appointments


Made a runner


And another


And another


Started a fun batik one


Played with another one from someone
Else's ufo blocks


Life is good.....if I can sew

Worked on this beauty

Made a little bag

Shopped with a friend

Made burp cloths for an army of babies

Finished a baby quilt


More butp cloths

And bibs

Gifted a sewing machine mat

Made a baby carseat carrier cover

And diaper bag

Yeah I guess you could say
MAY WAS PRODUCTIVE
FOR ME



Tuesday, May 29, 2018

My garden is prolific and so is my quilting


My iris are next to bloom
Look how pretty this one is


And look at all the buds
Never mind the weeds lol
Poison ivy in there and I am
Allergic BIG TIME


They match my runner lol
This one is done


This one is done 


Cute striped back


And this one is done too


Lagoon jungle
Two of these are being gifted
And one will stay with me for now.
Which one would YOU keep?

Monday, May 28, 2018

Babies are fun

Babies are fun
And funny.....
This little one was so excited
About her baby shower that
She arrived early. The shower had
To be postponed till the 9th of june
LILLYANA  isnt she a cutie?
About 5.5 pounds and a head full
Of hair
She is one of the babies that niece and
I were sewing for


And this is a baby of another kind



A baby I made for someone special........


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Blue lagoon in the jungle


Lol I am not usually one to name
My quilts except to indentify them 
on a to do list.
This lagoon runner is backed with 
A green jungle print I had


Perfect. ..and lime green binding has been
pulled ready to add 

Perfect again


I was on a roll .......So I sewed up these cuties
From Lisa
(I can sew these instead of
Working on my projects if I wanna)
And pulled some purple for the back
Quilted it up and pulled binding fab
Love when a plan comes together

Now I have three runners ready for binding
YAHOO

What are You up to?

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Rain makes everything grow


The rains here lately
Have made flowers 
And lawns and weeds grow 
Like crazy....
One day I had one pretty iris......


And the next day I had bouquets!
These were planted by the previous owner
And are such a pretty color
I seperated them last FALL 
And they are beautiful and prolific
This year......gotta look and see
When I can take some out to give away.



And when it rains I sew
Cause it makes me happy

This is one of those slow
Projects
Because I need to get the lights out
To play with the blues
You know when you get to that point where
Things are not ready
Bobbins need winding
Fabric needs to be chosen and cut



But charms already cut?
Well thats an invitation to sit and sew

What are you making in Your sewing room?





Do you think these are good prizes


Do you think these would make good
Prizes



maybe some sets of magnets?

hmmmm







Friday, May 25, 2018

Farmgirl Friday


well again I have been a bad leader
I never finished my sunflower
BUT
I
WILL
CATCH
UP

I have been busy with baby shower items to make
for not ONE but THREE showers all back to back
(my niece is attending....none are related to me,.
just helping her out)
One of the babies decided she wanted to attend her
shower so it got postponed and the baby was born


also I have been dealing with a very sick hubs
so things got put on the back burner for a bit
I am up and running again and hopefully will catch up

Jennas sunflower..so so pretty


Jackies sunflower

Jennas maple leaf



Jackys maple leaf


hmmmm
anyone doing the tractor?

I cheated and got a tractor panel for the back of mine LOL

shhhhhh
don't tell..........

drumroll please.............

FOR JUNE

THE TWO BLOCKS WILL BE...........


SPRING STAR

AND WINTER STAR

lets see if I can catch up!








Thursday, May 24, 2018

Leftovers


Being brought up on the farm
One of 5 children
We made use of everything
Including leftovers 

When we cooked beets, we used the greens
And the beets
And the beet water was made into beet jelly. Yum
Anyway, I found these blocks just
Hanging out in my sewing room
So joined them
Right now they are a child size quilt
 But you never know-
More block friends may be hiding
To be added later.

Do YOU do LEFTOVERS

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Have you made these


Has anyone made these?
I need to make little prize
Gifts for our reunion
Thought the kiddos and
Adults may like these



Finished off the two scarves
Into the box you go
These will be so fun to
Give away this coming 
FALL/WINTER season
And my yarn stash is
Getting smaller
Yay


Used my Cvs extra bucks
And got two game prizes
For the reunion
Every bit helps
What do you think would
Be fun?
Was thinking wish bracelets
Earbud holders
Crayon rolls
Chapstick keyrings
Maybe even some
Microwave bowls
Any ideas for quick small
Prizes I can make for our
JULY reunion?