Thursday, October 8, 2020

Scrappy Stars for a QAL

Very scrappy stars in a row!  A pleasure in any palate of color, but especially for autumn.  Raise your hand if fall is your favorite season ✋

I got motivated by Carole at From My Carolina Home who generously is leading us through the Autumn Jubilee 2020 quilt along.  It's going to be a row quilt ... my first!  Wow, I don't get to say that often, lol.

Carole is also sharing a cornucopia ๐Ÿ˜‰ of crafting this whole season, so be sure to check it out.  

There are earth-toned kitties in there if you look closely.  I think they want out.

That rooster would chase the kitties if they all got out.  Good thing they're staying in the quilt.

Linky partying with:

Put Your Foot Down at For the Love of Geese

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Two Fabric Pulls

 And all from stash.  All of it.  Because it really must be reduced!

Sewcialites is calling me.  The above collection from Connecting Threads is maybe two years or so old, and is called Wildflowers and Honey.  It nearly replicates the colors in the digital quilt image being used by the Fat Quarter Shop.  I'm pretty much just going to exactly copy their quilt!  

Alycia at Quiltygirl is having a five-week quilt along.  Just three fabrics of good contrast are needed, in yardage.  There is a patriotic theme.  The above red and blue are yardage came from Connecting Threads the Heirloom Manor collection, and is also two or three years old.  I was on a buying bender that year.  

Can you tell the sunshine is blindingly bright today?  That is NOT a complaint.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Caught Up Thru August

 Hopefully, September's block will be finished in time for the linkup with Patterns By Jen 2020 Monthly Color Challenge.

Also, "I'm a farmer now."  At least I tell my teenagers that when I parade from the garden toward the kitchen showing these off (as they roll their eyes).

Thank you for reading my blog!  I really mean that.


Thursday, August 27, 2020

Trying to Build Momentum

Many of us have been 'thrown off' our sewing game this year.  I too am trying to get back on the horse, but only if he's wearing a pretty cotton blanket.

So in catching up on the 2020 Monthly Color Challenge from Patterns By Jen.  Here is August:

And also March and April:

Linking up with:

Patterns By Jen

Put Your Foot Down at For the Love of Geese

Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Inspiration: Paducah Quilt Week 2019

If you have not seen this video, please find about 16 minutes and enjoy it.  I was just a bit teary-eyed and very inspired by the lady's story near the end.  I hope everyone who reads this is doing well!  



Friday, January 31, 2020

Catching Up after a Rough Week

Which I won't tell you about until the final paragraph.

First below is the January block of the Monthly Color Challenge
freely offered at Patterns By Jen .  

Next up, and shockingly to me, here's the
COMPLETED-on-time Traffic Jam, quilted along
with Pat Sloan.  I'm glad I took her suggestion to use a fast,
'easy' gentle wave pattern for the stitch.  My FMQ skills are
still... wanting, lol.  But these tops have got to be done.

Maybe I'm not catching up so much as barely crossing
home plate on these items.  I should have chosen Traffic Jam
for my One Monthly Goal because the snowman wall hanging
may never be done.  Evidently I admire applique more than
I like actually doing it.

Sew many tempting Blocks of the Month and Week and short
and long-term quilt and stitch alongs getting underway right
now!  Plus several squirrels have crossed in front of me which
I ran right after!

Finally is my relatively rough week, relatively because my 
first-world life is actually pretty cushy.  Sew, my car broke down 
Monday and was not back until late Thursday; meanwhile, two 
of three college commuters, which I'm supposed to drive, got 
the flu.  With that, my back 'went out' and I had Jury Duty.  Um, 
can I go back to boring normal now?

Thank you for taking time to read my blog (and let me vent).