Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday Making 5/22/17

Being refreshed from taking a weekend for some ME time, I am ready to start something new.  I will be joining BETH for some Monday Making.

While doing some cleaning out, I came across this huge pile of left over layer cakes of 'Circa 1892' by Howard Marcus @ Moda.  I remember making blocks with a QAL (those passed on) and actually found some blocks with this pile that were probably with another QAL (those passed on).  

I use this pattern a lot with left over JR strips, but will work just as well with these.  I call it a  'woven' block, but I've heard it referred to as a 'tile' block.  And you can change size with smaller or larger strips/scraps/yardage.

Just like making the beginning of a log cabin block - and then those four units get stitched together.  Very quick block.  

I'll be adding a flip corner over those whites to add a secondary pattern when these are put together (easier than making HSTs).  These just chain so nicely thru the machine.

And speaking of Jelly Rolls and Moda - check out the Project Jelly Roll over at Moda for National Sew A Jelly Roll Day.  I participate in a lot of designer and fabric contests - just for fun.  Looking for something to inspire using those hoarded JRs?

We have more rain - good day to sew,
Sewingly Yours,

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mish & Mash

I know so many areas have been hit hard with wild weather.  We had several storms roll into our area Thursday night.  Awful lightning strikes, heavy rain, and gusting winds.  I was at an event at our local library when the first one came thru and a ground strike hit right behind us.  Every pin, bolt, and rod in my body felt it.  I got home before the next round came thru,  but still feeling the affects today.

What is one to do when a bit 'jittery'?  BLOCKS!!  I made up my four little green piggies for RSC17.  This pattern is just so stinkin' cute and so easy to make.  These are thanks to the very clever Sally Trude.

The next block for the Patchwork QAL came on on Wednesday, so I thought I better get busy with those.  A cute signature block.

These are small blocks and very quick patterns.  Six  of each pattern are now done.  

The next step to the mystery - Two Step - came out and these worked up quickly.

The sub units are all made and we are starting to make the blocks.  This is one block and next month I am sure the next step will be the assemble of the other sub units for the second block.

My furkids spent the day napping.  Momma was gone when that storm happened so we were extra frazzled - home alone and big boomers!!   Bella in the wheelchair - I think it is time to get rid of that pillow (wet kitties) and the chair donated

Moe was muddy as well as wet when I got home - he must have hidden under the old smoke house during the storm.  He still has a bit of 'dirt' about him - hates to be brushed.  Of course, napping on my newest FQ Bag Lady project so that will need a good cleaning.

I will be taking Saturday for some ME time.  I am heading HERE for the day for their Spring plant sale and heritage plant tour.  I'm hoping to treat myself to some new plants.

Sewingly Yours,

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Scrappy Wednesday

I'll be joining SARAH today in my ever ongoing attempt to tame my scraps.  Today will be a work day on my three main projects with scraps.  When you make tiny blocks, you have to make a lot more blocks

The plaid blocks, puss in the corner, and those flying geese!  The quilt underneath - a scrap project that traveled for two years to demonstrate hand quilting.  Not a lot of quilting got done on it as I do a lot of talking when I do those travel demos.  This quilt is getting finished off - by machine - and will be one of the Wounded Warriors gifts during a December ceremony.

Today's weather - beautiful!!!  So I will be sure to out for a bit.

Sewingly Yours,

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Monday Making 5/15/17

Share What You Are Making

After a weekend of hand stitching and a very sore finger (I don't use a thimble), I am ready to join BETH with some real 'making' and get those creative juices flowing again.

This was my focus fabric ("Daphne" by Skipping Stone Sudio for Clothworks) for that secret sewing project.  Bits of dusty pink and green and blue were pulled.  Now I have a pile of left overs that I don't want to tuck away and forget.

As you can see, it's not a big pile so I will have to be rather creative with the right project.

I had a lot of corner cut-offs to make some pinwheels with the Bleeker Street directions.  Since I am not doing that quilt full size, but using parts for making minis - we shall see what I can come up with.

Sewingly Yours,