No finishes this week! I’ve been working A LOT on my March Island Batik challenge and I can’t show you yet! I can tell you that I’m using the “Glorified 9 patch” Accuquilt die that I was given. All the pieces for the block are on the die. I have them all cut and most of them are on the design wall. Some blocks are sewn.
When I need a break from the excusiating SLOW curved piecing, I am quilting the “52 blocks in 52 weeks” quilt. If you look closely, you can see that I’m doing graffiti quilting. A little bit of this and a little bit of that! A swirl, pebbles, a heart, a teardrop, a flower and whatever comes to mind. It’s fun and makes it so that I’m not bored. I’m hoping that it will be finished soon! Continue reading
First: Week 3 Island Batik Blog HOP!!!
If you want to see a recap of Week 1, click HERE. Week 2, click HERE. If you haven’t seen the fabulous Log Cabin quilts, it will be well worth your time to visit the 2 Island Batik blog posts … beautiful eye candy!!! Here’s who’s in line for this week! I can’t wait to see what they create! Continue reading
February is International Embroidery Month
SEW, what does this mean for me?
Well, I am trying to use my embroidery machine more!
I told you that I worked with a friend and she made a cute little pouch. Well, I had to make one … actually 2.
This is a free pattern from Kreative Kiwi. It is all done in the hoop … zipper and all. I made the one on the right first … and I realized that the embroidery didn’t really show up on the print … I like the 2nd one better. I did make them 10% bigger and the pattern turned out just fine!
I fell in love with this fabric the minute I saw it in my Island Batik box. “Faded Blue Jeans” by Kathy Engle. Those that know me, know that I practicly live in blue jeans. I LOVE blue jeans. And to know that I HAD to make a log cabin, well, the love fest began!!! This beautiful fabric collection should be in fabric stores by the end of the month.
I have a finished UFO!!!
That’s right, you can cut your borders to the perfect lengths without using a tape measure: Watch the video to see how!
Edit: I have linked this blog post to Kathleen McMusing’s blog where she is compiling quilting tips and tutorials. Go HERE to check out last month and this months tips & tutorials.
Island Batik Blog HOP!!!
Island Batik “Log Cabin Blog Hop” Starts Today! Be sure to visit Island Batik Blog each week to enter to win a pre-cut of one of the fabric collections highlighted that week. These fabric collections are from the Fall 2019 line-up and should be available in quilt stores shortly.
I have seen a few of the quilts finished and a few in progress … oh my!!! Fantastic eye candy for sure!!! Be sure to visit each of the blogs!
Here is the schedule for this week: Continue reading
What do you do when …?
What do you do when you have a 23 year old young man visiting and his dad (my cousin) asks you to teach him to sew pants?
Well, he was only here for 3 days … SEW … teaching him how to sew pants wasn’t gonna happen!!! Besides, I don’t make pants … And we had to play tourist (in the WORST Vancouver weather) and he had an interview on another day …
But, knowing my cousin, I HAD to do something.
SEW, I set Kristopher up at my embroidery machine … and he did ALL the sewing! Doesn’t he look like a pro????
Yes, he sewed pants … grey pants … and said his dad often wears red shirts …
we I chose to made his hair salt & pepper (LOL) … and this is the mug rug that Kristopher made:
Every Sunday, or Monday, I post a bit about what I’m working on. It’s my way of keeping records, keeping on track and getting a LOT of quilting done!
Here’s an explanation of all the blogs that I regularly link up to have a category for them every Sunday or Monday.
- Judy’s “Design Wall Monday” to show you what I’m piecing and quilting. I think it’s fun to show you progress …
- Roseanne & Sue’s “To Do” Tuesday“, to publicly say what I hope to do in the coming week. I find it’s OK to have a list and it’s perfectly OK to not get everything on the list done. It’s all progress and that’s what counts!
- Donna’s “Stash Report” has really helped me to cut down on my fabric buying binges. Very seldom do I ever buy “just because,” or “it’s on sale,” or “it’s pretty” or whatever reason I can dream up at the time!!! I’m not saying that I never make these types of purchases, but knowing that I need to report what I buy, makes me think twice … and those that follow my blog, know very well that I make frivolous purchases sometimes.
- Kate’s “Stitchin’ Time” helps pull me to the sewing machine on those days that I’ve been too busy to sew, or just don’t feel like it. Sometimes, I even set an alarm for 15 minutes and actually get up to turn the alarm off and also turn off my machine. Other times, I get up and turn off the alarm and sit back down to sew … I never know which will happen!
And of course, I alway have my own PHD in 2020 report!
Summer Solstice: I’ve started piecing the lone star. Row 1 – 4 are completed. Now to sew each of the 8 star points. I think it’s going to be a pretty quilt! Continue reading
We all need help from our friends! Some of the participants in PHD in 2020 have tools to help us along! There are others out there as well! You can take advantage of them, or not … it’s your choice! Continue reading