Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Show N Tell and lots of it!


How have you been?  I have been sewing up a  storm this past weekend.  And the last 2 nights stitching on binding on table runners for fall-- really trying to be a little ahead for the fall shows!

I am participating in the Aurifill BOM  this month was the basket type block and the spool block is from January -- I purchased the fabric at a fabric estate sale last year -- it was a fat quarter bundle -- finally something to do with them!

Here is just the Feb block.  I am liking the pink and greens :)

I am also involved in the Quilt Doodles block or row of the month -- January was the row of snowman and this month is a cabin -- this is the basic cabin -- I still need to add some extras - like snow - shutters and maybe lace curtains.   Love to embellish blocks it really makes them "yours".

I have been working on some of last years Easter projects that did not get done on time,  I had the cute little bunny done, I just needed a towel and then a little embellishment of rick rack -- so darn cute and so Spring like -- hopefully someday we will have Spring!   The other one is  just a little wallhanging that I started last year -- used up a little fabric and I have a great little gift to mail out for Easter.

WOW this is a long "Show N Tell"  post -- another project of the month is the Pat Sloan Globetrotting project, the large block is the first block  (26 inches) and the smaller block is the February block.  I have never worked with red, white and grey and I am enjoying working with some new colors.

And here is my Schnibbles for the month -- it is our choice this month and this pattern came out of Carries Book -- again using a group of fat quarters that I rec'd from a friend -- I only made 4 blocks instead of the 16 for the regular size Schnibble -- but this will look great on our table this summer and I am trying to make things we can use.

And last but not least - Pat Sloan on her Quilting with Pat Sloan Facebook page has challenged us to use up some scraps  - I think this is monthly also -- not sure this just started.   The block she selected for this project was the Shoo Fly block and we are to make 20 blocks - I was going to use a variety of blues til I went into my blue bin  and found 3 fat quarters of  this blue and then I found a small piece of a perfect gold for the center square and for the white tone on tone I am using up those little pieces we save  -  I think this project going forward will really help use up some of those smaller pieces -- and my goal is to only use scraps or what I have for this group -- truly need to use up some fabric and I know I have had this fabric from 2007 -- that is what it says on the salvage     -yes I have older fabric than that too but I have to start somewhere! LOL     

And finally a picture of my girl Poochie -- this was taken the last snow storm we had a few weeks ago  around Valentines day -- she has her Valentines day bandana on!  Yes the snow was super deep -- we had since had rain and a little snow and now we are back in the below zero range!  Oh my this is so good for u s quilters to get lots done, but my oh my when will spring come! 
We did start a few seeds indoors this weekend, with hopes that spring and summer will eventually arrive!   
Thank you for visiting!  See you soon and Sew lots!

Happy Stitches!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Catching Up

Hi there!

Thought I would catch everyone up and what we have been doing the last few weeks.  Over Superbowl weekend we headed north and spent some time at the 3-bears lodge -- just love the decor there -- it is all cabiny -- this was the quilt on the bed -- love all the plaids together -- hope to make one for our bed at home.

Here is the chair it is all northwoods type stuff on the chair -- on the ottoman is some of my quilt shop purchases from that weekend.

Had a good time up there at the water park and at Lizzy's Superbowl party.

The following weekend I headed up north with the quilting bunch and we rented a house near a lake for a girls get away weekend -- this one one little project I worked on -- still need to quilt and bind but at least I am getting something ready for next Christmas -- this kit made 2 -- it was only supposed to make 1 but I will need to get some backing and another piece of wool, other than that I was able to get 2 out of the kit.      

Then my main UFO I wanted to get done -- I think this is over 10 years old is a king size rag quilt!  I got it all sewed up last weekend and this weekend I clipped all the seams and put it on the bed -- so nice to have a bright colored quilt -- because tomorrow we are getting about  3 - 5 inches of snow!  Oh my more snow!

Then this past weekend my Dear Hubby surprised me with a weekend get away to a log cabin about 1 1/2 hours away from our house -- some day we would like to own a cabin like this so it was a perfect get away -- and this cabin was adorable!

 Here is Poochie on another cabins deck they had gotten some snow last week and  you can see they got quite a bit it is almost to her tummy!

Here she is on the front porch of the cabin we had -- she loving cabin life and she also has her valentines day bandanna on -- she loves holidays!  

Tried to get her on the front porch swing, this picture is not as good as the one on my phone but she seems a little nervous about the swing. She is trooper.
Of course we went to 2 quilt shops and I got some cute kits and a few new patterns. 

We got home around 12:30 today after a nice brunch and I put everything away and did some laundry and was able to make this table runner -- I got the pattern this weekend and the red and green fabric was in a scarp bag I bought for $6.50 it had over 2 yards of moda fabric in it -- a great deal .   I had the tan fabric already so I whipped up this topper this afternoon  -- I still need to quilted and bound -- I can work on that this week,  I also worked on some more wool candle mats that need to be sewn onto the backing wool.  Plan on doing that this evening.
And of course it is back to work tomorrow :(   Gotta go and earn some more money for our next adventure.
How was your Valentine's day?

Happy Stitches!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!


Happy Valentines Day!

Hope your day is full of love today!  
Last weekend - I went on a quilt retreat -- got tons done but have not had a chance to post photos yet -- should have them on my blog by the end of the weekend.

What have you been working on?

Happy Stitches!