Friday, May 24, 2019

Resume to Quilty news!

It has been a cold rainy spring and I've not been very inspired to do much quilting so there's not too much to show you.

but I did buy a more recent vintage SUV, a Ford Explorer XLT that's very reliable. so here are some photos of what's been going on in my sewing groups.

 We love to share our progress.

Mary brought in a stack of fabrics!

We had a ball looking though all of them and then divvying them up among us!

Sarah has been making good work of her found at the Salvation Army blocks. They look terrific!

Meb is making sweet blocks from four patches.
Faye is making nine patches from scraps that look marvelous!
I  visited my sister, Suzanne's, house and I was thrilled to see one of my big log cabin quilts on her bed!

When I dug around in my sewing area, I discovered that I had over 144 tiny pinwheel blocks that are only 6 inches square.
These are all "Bonus Triangle blocks from over the years.

I'm  sewing them into pairs and will then sew pairs together into giant four patch squares. The plan is to get 12 rows of 12 together for a 72 inch square quilt top and then put borders on it for a full sized quilt.

Sue,pictured above, has almost finished tying her blue quilt top for a finish! Way to go,  Sue!

Hope you're  having fun quilting!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day

This past Monday we said goodbye to our beloved black Labrador retriever, Miss Emma Lynne, after her extended struggle with liver failure. We miss her terribly but are glad to know that we gave her our very best of care.

I  have not been posting due to car problems that prohibit me from getting around to my sewing groups that give me lots of pictures to post. This spring that should improve but no promises yet.

In the meantime Felix and I have been healthy and on Valentine's Day we are still very much in love!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Emma kept us busy with her face full of porcupine quills. We were able to remove about half of them but the rest were taken out by the vet under general anesthesia. She recovered very slowly due to her failing liver but now seems to be fine and happy.

Here are some pictures of what been going on with my two sewing groups. Here's Mary making fingertip towels to sell at crafts fairs.

Maureen was doing a fun advent project for her granddaughter that uses lots of mini stockings in Christmas fabrics.

She is also making beautiful RWB blocks.

They are sewn with a partial seam and a little tricky.

Sue was working on her quilt as you go project. Looks good!

My project was getting some borders onto a charm pack quilt top.

First was the cutting.

Then was the sewing. I got two sides done and have two to go.

The weather has been just too wintery with about 8 or 9 inches of fresh snow to plow and shovel from last night.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

October is Over!

We really did not have an October this year because the cold rains and wind were more like November. But The Sunshine Club grew by one new member named Faye. Here she is making four patches out of a huge group of random scraps.

How wonderful that she is also a Featherweight fan!

Mary was sewing some fun potholders that looked cute!

And I finally finished sewing together a big bunch of random charm packs in a vintage floral in a red, grey, and buttercream yellow palette.

Happy quilting!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Quilty Weekend

This was a fun quilty weekend for me starting on Friday at The Golden Gese. We celebrated everybody's birthday all at once with cake and ice cream.

Maureen was happy to show her newly finished quilt.

It is so bright and cheery!

She used her embroidery machine to create a special label but for some reason, it did not complete the numeral 8 on the date.

I brought in my quarter square log cabin for Laurie to see as she is making one also.

On Sunday, I took in the Belknap Mill Quilter's Guild show and enjoyed it very much.

The show is smaller than in years past but it was fun.

The guild rummage sale was marked half off because I was there after 2pm on Sunday and they closed at 4pm.

I found about 8 yards of various sized pieces of scrappy neutrals and paid a whopping $5.50 for all of it. Wheee!

Happy quilting!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Quarter Square Log Cabin

Today was sunny and perfect weather for photographing my now finished Quarter Square Log Cabin. If you are interested  here is a link to the instructions:

This couch potato throw size finished at 64" by 64" and was quilted by me in simple loop-de-loops.

Happy quilting!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Fall Arrives

As the cooler fall weather has been arriving I've been breathing a sigh of relief! I was  able to capture a couple of photos of the flock of wild turkeys that stroll almost daily through my front yard.

These birds are very wary and shy and I  counted 14 of them.

Then coming home from the Senior Center, I saw three deer too  in the front yard. Sorry that the photo is so poor but  maybe you can make out their heads.

On the quilty front, I  was able to get up to Ellen Peters'  studio to quilt my quarter square throw quilt.

Simple loop-de-loops made this one quick to quilt.

Here is what the layout looks like.

At the Senior Center there were lots of pretty projects going on amongst the group. Here is Meb and her quilt.

So pretty!

Sarah was  working on her Civil War reproduction blocks.

Mary had this to show.

Happy quilting!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Golden Gese

Yesterday and today were a welcome respite from the heat and humidity. Temps were in the mid 70's and I loved it! Monday and Tuesday the heat and humidity will come roaring back even though it is September.

Friday I went to the Golden Gese quilt shop and sewed with the gang there. Here is Maureen with her cute kitty quilt for her granddaughter.

Laurie has been making a very complex applique and pieced quilt top.

I've been making 36 quarter square log cabin blocks and I got them pressed and laid out on the big table.

There was one block that was sewed wrong in these pictures but I have since corrected it. I just love the optical illusion of the layout!

If you are wondering, the above picture shows the "wrong" block in the far upper right corner of the layout.

Stay cool and happy quilting!

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