Sunday, January 31, 2016

Slow Stitching Sunday

It felt like a spring morning as we left for church today! I'm ready for winter to be over even if it has been a milder one than normal.

My Redwork Seasons quilt that I made back in  2013 from a free, BOTM from Paula Stoddard at Pacific Patchwork was up on the frame this week at the local longarmer. She does excellent work!  I loved stitching these blocks! Today, I am hand stitching the binding down and it will be done! (except for the label)

I also finished a little, strippy quilt for the January challenge in Kathleen Tracy's SmallTalk group.

Linking up with Kathy at Slow Stitching Sunday  
and She Can Quilt: Scraptastic Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Circa 2016 And Updates

Well, I've started the latest Temecula Quilts sew along, Circa 2016. My willpower seems non existent! This quilt is for scraps! Perfect! The first week requires me to sew four, cute, little pinwheel blocks using medium and dark fabrics. They measure 2 3/4" unfinished. So far, so good. 
Here are my latest two blocks for Farm Girl Vintage. We are making two blocks each month. I am really enjoying these patterns and appreciate the fact that the size for each sewn segment is given. Sure helps to keep the blocks the correct size. 
And finally, here is my latest Whatnots quilt called Anthem sewn at the retreat last week. Kim Diehl's patterns are also fun to do. She seems to always come up with unique ways to sew the blocks. 
 Linking up with Freemotion by the River here.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Vintage Farm Girl

At QCU (Quilted Cottage University) we started making two blocks each month from the Farm Girl Vintage book by Lori Holt. They are so much fun to make. Here are my first eight blocks.

I'm using bright fabrics which aren't my normal choice, but they are making me happy each month.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bring On The New Year

I've been buried in my sewing room trying to sort through the overload of stuff! My goodness, I'll have to live to be 150 to even have a shot at using most of it. It is January, though, and I always have high hopes in January that the new year will bring positive changes.

With that said, here is my first finish for 2016. This is my Woodlands quilt that I made here. The photo color isn't the best, but take my word for it, the Jo Morton fabrics in this one are so pretty.

Another Whatnots top is ready for quilting, too. Kim Diehl called this one "Five and Dime" and it was a fun little quilt to make.

This past week-end was spent in Chesaning at our annual New Year Retreat.
On Friday, our friend, Marlene, guided us through the making of the table wreaths that are popping up all over the internet. Here is my finish.

On Saturday I sewed half square triangle units and trimmed them to the size needed. They will make a little quilt soon.

We had team shirts for Saturday and Sunday. Always a fun time spent with these ladies!