Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Hi everyone, 

I've been working a lot of overtime in the last few weeks. I haven't had many days off because of this. I'm not complaining because I need the extra money and I'm fortunate that I can get it. All my shifts have been 12 hour shifts. So, I've only done a little bit of sewing. 

I just couldn't bring myself to work on projects that I considered brain intensive. Plus I just wanted to play with my fabric. I sewed up some tiny 2.5 inch bow tie blocks. These are so cute. I've no plans for these yet. 

I also made a 6.5 inch Arkansas crossroads block, with my red 1.5 inch scraps. 
It's also a super cute block. 
The majority of my sewing has been on scrappy nine patch blocks for Butterfly Threads Scrappy Star Sew-a-long.
I've made all 48 coloured 9 patch blocks from step #1. I didn't use the strip method as I had a huge bag of 2.5 inch squares cut that needed to be used. Sorry, I don't have a picture of these. I need to make the background blocks now. But I haven't started that yet. 
Did I need to start another project? No!!!!! 
There are so many sew alongs this summer. I wish I could participate in them all. I probably have enough fabric. Lol! But I don't have the time. Oh well. I'm hoping to finish one quilt before the end of the month. I have several tops ready for quilting. I just need to chose one. 
I hope you all have a great rest of the week!! Hugs !!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

I have the blues....

Hi everyone, 

The blues I have are in the form of quilt blocks! Lol!
Here are the blocks I made so far.
Twelve plus blocks

Twenty four spool blocks. I hope to have 30 blocks by the end of the month. 

I also made some tiny 2 inch 9 patch blocks with crumbs. 

I decided to turn 4 of these blocks into pincushion. I added a 1.5 inch border to these to make these pincushion. I was inspired by Crazy Mom Quilts to make these. 

I filled these with crushed walnut shells. Two were machine quilted and two were hand quilted. 

I hope you like these. 

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Idaho Square Dance quilt progress

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all having a great weekend. 
I had a chance last night after work to lay out all my blocks for my Idaho Square Dance quilt designed by Bonnie K. Hunter.
I still have the corner units to make and the border.
But, I will be able to start sewing these blocks together as soon as I get the chance.
This is going to be a beautiful lap quilt.
I wanted to make it bigger, but I decided against it as I have other quilts I really want to make too. So, a lap quilt it will remain. This pattern is from Bonnie's latest book Addicted to Scraps. I love all of Bonnie's patterns and I really want to make several of the quilts from this book. I just love her scrappy style. 

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Hand stitching kites

Hi everyone,

It's been another busy week for me. 
I haven't had time to do much sewing, but I continue to work on stuff a little bit at a time.
I'm almost done all the blocks for my Idaho square dance quilt. I will try to get a picture of the progress soon. 
I've also prepped some blue spool blocks for sewing as part of my July Rainbow Scrap Challenge. 

I have continued to work on my scrappy star blocks made from the kite shape. This is going to be a table runner for my formal dining table. I wanted something that reflected my scrappy style. I'm hand piecing these blocks. I'm not using papers or anything like that. I'm using a template that I trace around to cut all the pieces with scissors. Then I eyeball a 1/4 inch seam allowance as I hand stitch them together. It's very soothing to sew this way, and it's portable too. I just carry a ziplock bag with my supplies wherever I go. 

This is what I have sewn together so far. 

It has not been ironed yet, so it looks lumpy. But it's going to be gorgeous when it's all done. I haven't decided how long I'm going to make it yet. It will have at least 4 full stars, but I might make it five long. I'm not sure yet. 
I hope you like my scrappy start of my table runner. 

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Monday, July 3, 2017

What I have been working on....

Hi everyone, 

It's been super busy for me the last week. My mother-in-law moved in with us this week. It was a last minutes decision that was made on June 22. We had to pack and clean out her apartment, sell a bunch of stuff and get her set up at our house. She has not been well for a while now. So, I had a feeling this was going to happen soon. 

In between all this activity, I did give myself some me time to sew. A lot of the sewing was done at 4:00 am, because I couldn't sleep. I would get a bunch of sewing in before anyone else got up. It was a great stress reliever and allowed me to keep going during the day. 

First, I worked on my mini 3.5 inch spool blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2017. My goal for this project is to make 30 each month. But, I fell behind on some colours. But, I managed to make 30 yellow ones and 34 green ones. 

I also made some yellow plus blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2017. 

This weekend I decided to pull out a UFO to work on as well. I chose the Idaho Square Dance quilt by Bonnie K. Hunter. 
I had all the Idaho square dance blocks done. So I worked on the log cabin blocks. I got all those done. I just need to make the pieced setting triangle to make the centre of the quilt. 

I would have liked to lay these blocks out on the floor to take a picture. But my puppy thought it was a game and kept spreading the blocks everywhere. Oh well, next time. 

Well that's it for now.