Monday, December 11, 2017
I know it is technically Tuesday at this hour on the East Coast, but I did have a busy Monday. I cut all my rectangles for Bonnie's next clue over the weekend and I spent Monday getting the corners sewn on half. Even though I am only making half the number of units for a smaller quilt, these take a little more time for accuracy.
** linking up with Mystery Monday Link Up **
Also, over the weekend I managed to get all my large squares cut for the Temecula Quilt Co. Snowball QAL. All the little corner squares I can pull from my barrel system. Why cut more when I have these waiting to be used. I got 10 dark squares with all four corners on. This is a long term project and so many a week will get done. This project went into that empty spinach container.
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This is an older picture (per the spinach tote), but I did manage to get the plaid project back into the correct layout again - thanking that I took a photo to go by. I labeled rows and picked it up before a furry friend could play 'shuffle the leaf pile' again. Hopefully I can get a row or two added each day so it is a flimsie by the end of the year.
I had hoped to get more done, but Monday's interruptions included a Hall of Fame deadline, rescheduling our local quilt guild Christmas party due to a bad storm tomorrow, and a Christmas Party here with one of Mom's sewing groups.
Tuesday is a snow-in-cation, so it is a catch up day. BUT, I am adding housework into the mix.
Friday, December 8, 2017
I was on a mission to get this scrappy project into two half flimsies so it could wait for the 'final' finish further down the month. BUT, with one half done I had a helper who thought it was great fun to scatter my nicely laid out rows for the second half. I need to 're-group' this, but for now it will be set aside as I have other plans for the weekend.
With the baby spinach container now empty - I need to use it for a new long term project. There is a new button on the sidebar - Temecula Quilt Co. - for a Snowball QAL. That should tame the CW totes a bit. Just so many Snowballs each weak until the end of February - doable.
The next clue is out for Bonnie Hunters's new mystery. This next unit should chain thru the machine rather quickly; as well as I am doing half the number for a smaller quilt.
I've had this Timeless Treasures non-traditional Holiday fabric in my tote for a very long time. Someone wanted to know if I had any bird table runners and something that was non-traditional - timing! I am using the (which ever pattern or tutorial you use) 10 minute (or 30 minute) table runner pattern. It's origin is the Iowa University - Cooperative Extension Division pattern, but so many have claimed it.
It's a sewing weekend,
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
My aqua and frosty blue scraps made for a cute new temperature block. We are in a bit of a weird weather pattern in the NorEast right now. Some days very cold, then a bit of a jump, back to cold, and the next few days we may get very warm. Luckily we went to warm and rain when they actually predicting a lot of snow. BUT, you know that is coming eventually.
48 - 41 -49 -39 - 39 - 34 - 48
With my 'clean-up' mood going right now, I pulled this project. I still can't find the rails and log cabins. Luckily I have the little note sheet tucked with these with the block and row/column count. Now to try and get these into two half flimsies today.
I want to share a wonderful break My SIL and I took yesterday afternoon. We went to the local library for a free class on making basket weave ornies. I loved the rocks with the weave, but the class focused on the reindeer.
It took a good hour to make just one reindeer. I need to cut the antlers once those reeds are fully dry. Then to add a bow around his neck and the hanger.
I was happy to see such a large turnout for this class - more tables had to be set up or people watched and then once a spot opened up, they took a seat. There were all ages from children, adults, and seniors. She had the paper woven hearts, too and ....
a woven star, but we make these with fabrics fused together and weave using the same method. So Jeri and I gladly gave up our seats with our reindeer tucked away and headed home. It was a great way to spend an afternoon.
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Take time to play today,
Monday, December 4, 2017
Over the weekend I did what a lot of quilter's did - worked on my geese units for Bonnie Hunter's 'Ringo Lake' mystery. There are melon, peach, pink, dusty rose, orange, and I think even a few mauve. BUT that doesn't matter as it is variety that will give this such interest. BONUS - that bag of scrap Kona white was used up!! There are more bags of that - they might be Kona white or snow, or Moda Bella white or oyster, or CT white, or...... Again, it doesn't matter.
* linking up with BH Mystery Sunday Link-Up *
Monday is for making and Earlene got her last stitches done, border attached, and sandwiched for quilting. I found a scrap binding in the drawer just the right size/color. Her coat buttons will be real little buttons attached as part of the 'quilting'. She gets her big finish today - why did it take so long?
And as long as the machine will be in quilt mode - this jelly roll quilt will get it's finishing touches today. I don't have a binding for this one, but I'm sure I can find something on the shelf to compliment.
* linking up with Beth for Monday Making *