Saturday, July 4, 2020

pink progress

Happy fourth of July. May God bless America.

Last Saturday, we lost power during a short thunderstorm. When we lose power, we also lose water and flush toilets. I didn't get a chance to post the last of my pink projects for the rainbow scrap challenge. And, I didn't get a chance to visit other blogs for my weekly inspiration. I really missed that.
I make the wonky stars from 2 inch scraps and leftover triangle pieces.

I make the tiny houses from 2 inch scraps.

My final count for the pink dresdens is 12. That is a lot of progress for this old UFO. I didn't want to start anything new, so I just used them as leader/enders. The next time I pull this project out of the closet, it will be ready to applique.

My rainbow projects for 2020 with links:
 Irish chain
row by row
scraptastic star
country road

Pink dresden 

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rsc20 super saturday
oh scrap
ufo busting

Friday, July 3, 2020

mystery progress

I am making progress on the old world mystery quilt from Quilted Twins. I haven't sewn as much, since, I injured my finger. I really like putting this quilt together. It looks complicated, but, it doesn't have matching seams.

I have been cutting scraps almost everyday. At first, I was timid about cutting with a rotary cutter, even though, It was a kitchen knife that hurt my finger. But, any sharp object gave me a little anxiety. I am gaining my confidence. The plan is to work on scraps for at least 15 minutes a day. Once I start, I tend to do more. Goodness knows, I would have to cut all day to have any impact on the scrap problem around here.

The reveal is here for the old world mystery quilt at Quilted Twins.

My progress:
clue 1
clue 2
clue 3
clue 4
clue 5
clue 6
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

new goals for July

July is here with a whole new month of possiblities.
For my one monthly goal, in July, I want to quilt my snow days quilt and square dance mystery quilt from my carolina home. This was a 2018 mystery quilt.

I want to join my alpha letters into a quote and a top.

And, I want to organize and make a top with my Jamestown landing blocks. I started Jamestown landing in 2013. This project is in blocks. This quilt is a combination of HSTS and string blocks found in string fling book by Bonnie Hunter.

This will also be part of my PHD 2020

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

to do: something new

I uncovered a small box with 6 inch squares. I believe, I bought it at a quilt show garage sale. I often wonder what the original quilter was planning and thinking while cutting her fabric into squares.
By donating her scraps, she has brought pleasure to my little world.
I didn't want to cut them down to 5 inch squares, but, I did look for inspiration in the charm pack patterns. I would just make the squares bigger, and, then, the quilt would be bigger.

I thought the squares looked coordinated enough, to just use them scrappy.  The squares are big almost 18 inches. I am using this project at the treadle in the evenings while hubby and I are watching tv. These projects are not "real" projects, and, I am in no hurry. My favorite fabric is the black with fruit, so, I am making sure to have one of them in every square. They are too big to press on my little treadle space, so I will press them when I am done.

Monday, June 29, 2020

a final goal for June

We had a quick thunderstorm early Saturday morning, with a close lightening strike, that left us without power all day. It was a long day waiting for power to be restored wondering what we may have lost. We have been hit several times over the years and have had to replace all kinds of things. We were relieved that everything seemed ok, until, we tried to use the internet. Our box was fried. It has been interesting just how much we depend on our internet. Att said they would send someone Sunday, but, no one came. We were told at 5PM we were next, and they could come as late as 8 pm, but no one came. This morning, We were told it would be Tuesday afternoon. So, we are learning about mobile hotspots.

My final one monthly goal was to make a top with my double wedding ring rows. I did that by the skin of my teeth this month. It took a bit to remember how I like to sew that. But, I am really loving it.

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Friday, June 26, 2020

partial finishes

 I am now on the injured list with a finger. I was slicing onions, and added a piece of my left ring finger. It will be awhile before it heals. Meanwhile, I learn just how much I use my finger. haha

I have milestone finishes to share today. I finished all the snowmen in my my rug hooking rug. Now, I can begin the center background. The center portion measures 27 x 38. If I do the border as it is drawn, it will be 35 x 42. I use wool strips, and it is getting heavy. I started it here. I think I will add a star in the center and do a dark blue sky. I have enough navy wool to do it, already. I will want to use different ( scrappy) wool for the background, and mottle some for it, too.

I have a row of the old world mystery finished. It is set on point, so I did the longest row from the center. It helps me to have that out of the way as I work on other rows.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

a unicorn trip

Yesterday, was the day to deliver the unicorn quilt to my Granddaughter that I finished last week.  It was a lovely day for a drive, and we had hubbie's doctor appointment in Indy, which feels like half way to Martinsville, so we went to present the quilt to her. They surprised us with a visit on Sunday,  Father's day, and I didn't have the label on it, so I kept it a secret.
I made this label for it.

She seemed to really love it. I was gifted with a few hugs.

That makes everything better.
Hubby had his 3 month check after back surgery, and, He is cleared for everything but work. We'll see if work agrees.

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midweek makers - I am featured this week