Thursday, June 21, 2018

Challenge Thurs


This is Sharons 
I love it




This is Rosemarys
Love her colors





Mine....

Update........
Here is mine after this morning
Yeah i know....up at 3
Sewing till 4 30 but a lot of
Progress......
Ready now for coffee lol



Jackys. A Christmas one

All so different and fun
Dont you Wish you had joined us?
It is a good size and fairly quick
To put together

I cant wait to see how everyone quilts theirs


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

so many quilts so little time.....


this quilt needs to be worked on again.
I think I am at the sashing part then borders
grrrrrrrrr
gotta get er done


this guy just loves to check and make sure I am doing my best work

lol



and Phoebe looks like
"uh Mom are you gonna do something with HIM?"
I know Pheebes   he can be a pain in the petootie
but he is your brother.....


and these need to be finished into a flimsy

gotta get in that sewing room and organize things a bit
I have been playing with those mini grannies
and I really need to buckle down and get some things DONE


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Granny squirrel


How do you go from yeah these are cute


To how many can I get out of that jar of 1.5 squares?


To a planned "unplanned" project?

I am making a table topper with these
For my outside patio table
I will cover it with a plastic clear tablecloth
To protect it from barbecue sauce and the likes 
But I think I am in love.......
The more I make, the more favorites I have
Which is your favorite?

Monday, June 18, 2018

Farmgirl early


Hello there farmgals
well I managed to get TWO of the three blocks done
soo I guess not too bad LOL
I am SOOOOOO bad at finishing
probably because this quilt has taken so many turns as to 
how I will finish it

but anywho………..

For the month of JULY

we will be making 

SUMMER STAR
AND 
TUMBLEWEED BLOCK





What Dunkin!  why you hiding your head?????



and um showing me your backside...…..LOL
"Mom all those little pieces...…..WHY?"



what YOU TOO Pheebes?????

I guess they like the granny squares LOL
and know that the farmgirl quilt is NOT for them! LOL

whats on YOUR farm?

almost reminds me of years ago playing Farmville.
DId anyone do that? my little niece who was 9 at the time got a kick out of that
she used to play on my farm and put things on my acreage

so funny...…….


Oh my pieces


I played with more
Of these minis



Because now I have this........

And a bare patio table
Hmmmm


And these  right outside the screenroon
Would look so nice on the table



Here is where it starts folks....
THE FABRIC
and the playing with colors 
Almost better than my 64 pk crayolas
What are you making?

linking up with Beth of http://lovelaughquilt.blogspot.com/




Sunday, June 17, 2018

What would quilters do


I need some quick reunion prizes
Should I make a basket of these?


Some tins with magnets?


Tissue holders with chapstick keychains?


Some bags?


Microwave bowls?

If you played a game and won
What would YOU like to win
Or should I go easy way out with dollar scratch tickets????



Saturday, June 16, 2018

Oh granny



How do itsy bitsy little pieces
That normal people would toss
Become such cute blocks?


You arrange them.......


And voila! These beauties happen
I STILL don't know what I am making
But I like them
Thinking of raiding the 2.5 inch squares
And see if the sizes would go together

I am lovin the granny squares at the 
Moment

What pattern has caught your fancy?

Friday, June 15, 2018

My whole week was spent with 1 1/2 squares


These 2 were lots of help
As you can see
Are they tuckered out from helping?
Or just lazy.....I'll never tell



These are so much fun
And use so little   grrrrr
I LIKE making them so for now
Will make when I want to
(OR when Jacky twists my arm till it hurts)
Have no plan for them
But I had a dream......
What if......I made some of 2.5 inch
Squares and some of 5 inch.......
OR  Made these in multiples
And use them 
as the color
Blocks 
in a larger one
Ooooooo
Can I hit the lottery and open
Up a quilt shop so I can play?
Lol



Jacky made me these for my
Reunion box
So cute
I will try and make more


This is the 1.5 container
This little amount will
Probably make ten or more blocks
I just know it..........

How are you playing with your fabric?

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Challenge Thursday


I am using this fabric
For my "black" border
Your border can be a medium
If it is a different color from your blocks



So I will be stripping
Again........

This is basically a free quilt
For me
And if it comes together as fast
As I think , it will make a nice gift 
For the giftbox
I dont think sis in law got a 
Lapquilt yet.......
Hmmmm
Unless I cant part with it
Lol


I am seam challenged at the moment
So ironing them open to see
If it makes a difference for me




OH I THINK I LIKE IT
I have a few blocks sewn up
And will have to get the blue
Cut

This is mine so far....
Watch out for rows 5 and 6 I am told
Too bad this gal really messed up
With sizes. If she had done it out ahead
It would really be fast

Check out the directions to sew them together
We are not matching the ends
We are matching the joins and trimming ends




These beauties are Rosemary's
Love these 
Wouldnt a scrappy one look awesome with
Scrappy strips....oh if this were easier to join.....


We will need to cut 40 strips 2.5 x 14 of a dark

How is your challenge coming along?



Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Regrouping for a bit



This needs batting and getting finished



Same here and the addition of a doll


These need to be worked on
Uses up tons of scrap as the strips are
Multi sized
The last strip is wider so I can trim
To size
This was a quilt I saw ohhhhhh
A hundred years ago lol
The center was all these 
Blocks and a wide applique border
With a vine and flowers on it
It was so neat

If I dont want to make that maybe I will
Measure my outside table and make a topper for the screenroom
We will see........


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Nothing here but us squares......or is there


This container held pretzels.
I brought it to work and the guys 
Went nuts. So my empty container
Came home and I was happy.....
A new free container for some fabric!
Since my imaginary friend 
Got me started on this.......
I started cutting up some small stash
And putting the 1.5 pieces in here
Yep........gonna fill it 


These guys got made and are sticking to my
Magnet pin dish for now
Gotta paint up the tins that will hold them
And put them in the gift box

They are another fun project
How fun would it be to find letters
Of the alphabet and have a child make
Them once out of school?
And numbers
Or themes like birds
Or flowers etc
Dollar store clear glass that is flat on one side
Is all you need to make around 30 of them
And a magazine you can cut up
A little white glue and some magnets 
I put my pics on with modpodge since 
Jacky had some and then 
used 

Heavy duty round magnets and put on with glass strong glue
Easy peasy
What? WHAT ABOUT my projects?
I am getting these done see?

Monday, June 11, 2018

Off to chase a squirrel


What is it about new projects that 
Grab our attention 
Why is it we flit from one
To another?
Is it boredom?
Do others projects look better than ours?
Are we challenging ourselves?



This one has grabbed me and wont let go
I dont even know what i am making with them!



So much so I started cutting 1.5 pcs
Out of small scraps like 5 inch charms
Or pieces I have tucked into my color bins

What is wrong with me?
Don't answer that!

I will have to challenge myself to make 
One project from start to finish before starting anything else.lol
Like THAT is gonna happen!
What craziness  is going on in your sewing room ?  
I may need another project ha ha

Sunday, June 10, 2018

And then there were 3


You know that gal named Jacky?
Yeah my imaginary friend lol
Well.......
She made these
In pastels......and I made mine in brights
WHY? you ask....
Heck if I know.
But be warned.......
They
Are
Addictive
And
So 
Cute

Yeah see?
Cute
Mine in the first pic are not ironed
Or trimmed
But oh.......I am in love
So much I am cutting the stash into 1.5 squares
To play......
With the next color combo
Yes
Imaginary friends can get you in BIG TROUBLE
LOL

linking up with beth of http://lovelaughquilt.blogspot.com/