Wednesday, February 7, 2018

This and That

It’s been cool, misty, cloudy and windy the past couple of days, so it has been an opportunity for me to stitch some. Right now I’m taking a short break from piecing a baby quilt top, and thought I would update my activities. Last post I mentioned a flimsy that coordinated with the embroidered bird block that I stitched into a pillow. Here it is! It is a full size bed quilt and I named it Nene’s Flower Garden. Over several years I collected FQs and small yardages of flower prints, but just couldn’t decide what I wanted to make. Last year I was sorting through my boxes of quilting stuff and found the embroidered blocks I had purchased on eBay several years ago. So the blocks and the fabrics sat out where I could “ imagaine” how they could go together. I must say, I like it a lot. Simple and traditional, just my style!

A month or so ago our oldest daughter was rearranging here storage and no longer needed these storage bins. They measure 17” x 13” x 10”, and I thought they would be great in which to store my flimsys. I set them out in my sewing room to remind myself that I need to do some FMQ and not so much piecing for the next few years!! 

There are fourteen flimsys stored here plus a couple of backings I already have pieced! And this isn’t all of my flimsys!! 😳😳😳😳😳 Oh well, I’ll get to them some time!!

Here is flimsy I finished a couple of years ago. It was a BOM called “Where Poppies Grow” published by Kansas City Star Quilts. It is a combination of piecing and hand appliqué. I’m thinking this is on my list to get quilted this year! I forgot how much I like it!!

Here is my current piecing project. A simple pink and gray baby girl quilt for a family friend. The baby is due on Sunday! Don’t think I’ll have it finished by then! LOL!  I am tickled pink, though, all of these squares came from my stash! I will purchase backing, but at least a little dent in the stash!

I also mentioned in my last post about my current leader/ender project. The randomness of this -

...was a bit overwhelming for me! So one evening I spent about three hours and now the triangle stack looks like this:

And this is how they are going together:

The four hourglass blocks pieced into a 4 1/4” (unfinished) block and since I don’t do “randomness” very well, I decided to piece by color and use light prints for setting squares! Another scrap/stash buster!

I also get my “Myrtle “ therapy most every day  and have stitched up some more log cabin blocks. I am stretching myself, as you can see, I have quite the variety of color  combos, from traditional coordinating brown tones, to way out wacko brights!!

Hope this finds each of you having a blessed day!!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

A Couple Finishes & Some Other Stuff

Hope this finds each of you doing well! We’re just peachy keen here, except we could use some rain! It’s brown out there! I know it’s winter. But usually here in Texas we have green winter weeds! Praying for rain!

Now on to quilty things! I finished the little log cabin gift quilt!! Woohoo! Now just have to get it in the post!! Simple in the ditch quilting except for the brown corner blocks, I quilted my first pine cones! I love the fabric I found for the backing! Just a perfect mountain log cabin scene!

I even finished the leaded/ender for a little table topper!

I also got the little blue table topper bound! We traveled to one of our Grandson’s first birthday party so got some hand stitching time!

Here’s the grand! Can’t believe he is already one! Time sure does fly!

And here’s the little sweetie who is 18 months that we keep two days a week! She has Gramps wound around her sweet little finger!!

Now other quilty stuff!!

I finished this pillow awhile back. Again another vintage block I bought on eBay. It was the only. It’s one, so I though a pillow would work. It coordinates with a bed size flimsy I finished (which I’ll show in a later post). 

I’ve got another project started but won’t show it yet! It will be grand #7 little boy quilt! 

I needed a leader/ender project so....over the years I’ve saved every little left over triangle...

And they are becoming little hour glass blocks!


So...there’s been lots of Black Beauty, tea and me!!

I wanna make this quilt! Is this temptation or what!!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

My Current Quilting Projects

Wow a post two days in a  row! Will wonders never cease!! I’ve wanted to get back in the swing of blogging, so here goes!

I decided to do short posts, so I’ll start with the projects laying about my sewing room.

Here is a small quilt/ table topper than is for friends who recently finished their new log home. Hence the log cabin blocks. 


I decided to do scrappy meandering flying geese for the borders, and you know me - no pattern! A bit of a challenge, but I’m pleased with the result! I’m starting with rectangles, so there are small hst left over. They have become my current leader/ender project.

I guess I’m on a log cabin binge! I’ve wanted to make a scrappy log cabin quilt, so for the past year or so, I’ve diligently cut my scraps into 1 1/2” strips. It became the stitching project for “Myrtle” - my 1911 Singer Treadle Machine. To date I’ve pieced 72 blocks and I’ve included more than 200 different fabrics! Sewing on Myrtle has truly become therapy for me!

Several years ago I purchased vintage quilt blocks from various places and have purposed to stitch them into small quilts. I had hoped to have these two blue ones quilted and displayed for my January decor, but alas, where does the time go!! All I lack on one is stitching down the binding and the other is ready to be basted and quilted.

One other project is just in the planning stage. I leave the fabric out on the table where I can “think about it” while I’m working on other projects! Surely someone else does that too!!

So I’ll leave you for now:

And many:

Friday, January 12, 2018

I’m So Grateful!

Over the past few years I’ve chosen a “Word For The Year” and usually it is a characteristic that I want to work on for myself. But this year I just want to share how I feel:

I have so very much for which to be:


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Enchanting Rose Tea Cup Exchange

Finally, I’m sitting down and making time to post about Stephanie’s lastest Tea Cup Exchange! She blogs over at The Enchanting Rose and it is always a treat to visit her! 

This year Stephanie paired me with a friend!! It was such a blessing to receive such a wonderful box of goodies from Kris who recently moved from Utah to Oregon and blogs over at Lavender Quilts

Here’s my goodies and I can now say that I have a new favorite tea!! It’s almost gone and can’t wait to order some more!

Little did Kris know,  it I Love blue dishes! And this one fits right in with my collection!

I sent goodies to a new friend, Kitty who is such a dear! She posts every Monday with a recipe and I can hardly wait to read her weekly post! (Though it has been difficult for me as we have been very busy and I really haven’t read many blogs!) LOL!!

Visit Kitty  here and view all her goodies!

Best go for now! Hope this finds each of you doing well!

Blessings and hugs!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

"Palmateer Point"aka "Saddle Point"

Good morning! We are truly having autumn this morning! Actually wore jeans, sweater and vest to do chores! Woohoo! Love the cooler weather!!

I did finish up Lori's SAL this morning except for sewing down the binding.  This was a fun one to do and I really like the results!!

Mostly crosshatching and FMQ outlining,  but I did add some feathers in the muslin. 

I named mine "Saddle Point" for the promontory of the Brady Mountains that we view to our west.

Hope this finds all well for each of you!!

Blessings and Hugs!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017