Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Going to be a beautiful day!  Rain has passed through last night. Sun is out drying up the wet surfaces.  Plants in yard will be so happy as the temperature climbs to 80 degrees today.
Time to get sewing and creating.  I have two tops finished ready for the long arm and binding!

The Scrappy Heart Quilt is also ready to quilt and finish.  This was a free pattern from Craftsy.  Loads of fun to make.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday, Sewing news!
Chunky Churndash is moving along.  Blocks are completed and time to connect together!  Enjoyed making this quilt top.  Free Pattern at Bonnie Hunter's webpage,  Quiltville.com

Sunday, January 22, 2017

January Hearts for February

Been a busy January, working on heart blocks for a February quilt.   New baby was to arrive in february but decided to arrive early.  So quilt will be finished soon, for the new mom.  Baby has already reciever purple pinwheel gift earlier.

Heart Block is a free block pattern from craftsy.  Fun to make.


Monday, December 19, 2016

sewing room update

Moving things around in the sewing room.  Bags of scraps that have been given to me are moved into large container under the cutting table.  From that location I can sort through pieces by color or size and put away.  I will be able to cut some pieces to go into scrap system drawers quickly at the cutting table.

Over this past year I have let go of some material so it isn't floating around the sewing rooms.  I take it our guild meeting or give to anothe quilter who is making scrap quilts.   I have accumulated a huge pile of strips and strings.  These will go into two projects I have going.  Mini string blocks, 3 1/2" x 3 1/2", will use up the smaller string strips.  Larger strips will go into my 5 1/2" blocks for a large string block quilt.

Off to the sewing area, to work on four patches for the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt.


Friday, December 16, 2016

End of year sewing room organizing

End of the year, time to take stock of what is happening in the sewing room and rooms!  I stretch my sewing area over three rooms.   I have to be careful as projects then get put in various places.  Not a good think.  Out of sight, out of mind.

So...moving things around and putting items where they belong.  Projects in one area, material on shelves or into plastic drawer containers.  Then I can work so much faster and easier on projects to move them to completion.

At the same time, I am taking stock of what projects are on the list or UFO's that have hidden themselves away...My UFO challenge list for 2017 already has 75 projects listed.
Happy String Quilt is finished!  will be gifted and ready for use in this cold winter weather

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Stitching in the Fall

I always seem to reve up my time in the sewing room at this time of the year.  Quilts are changed in the bedrooms and moved around in the living room.  I take more time in my sewing room, cutting materials and sewing units together.  The stashbuster online group has been a motivating force for me to purchase less material and complete my UFO's.

Currently working on two quilts.  Quilt number one is  "Jarad Takes a Wife", original block name is Blackford's Beauty.  This was started in a class with Bonnie Hunter last March.  Enjoy taking classes and learning more tips from instructors and other quilters.    I am busy sashing the blocks and putting rows together.  I  see a finish in the near future.

Quilt number two is on the long arm, waiting to be stitched.  Looks like that will be a weekend project!