Saturday, February 17, 2018

purple birch trees

I've added purple birch trees to my rainbow scrap challenges. I made 4 of them this month. I started this quilt as a rainbow project in January.

oops - I need to pay more attention to the up and down of each piece....

I am trying to be random with the slicing, but it seems that they are all the same anyway. One a little straighter, one leaning left, one leaning right. I guess there are only so many options.
I am making them about 12 inches for now, and will wait to trim them down when I am ready to piece the top.

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 SewCan She

Friday, February 16, 2018

Snow Days quilt

I have been anxious to dig around and start more blocks for my snow quilt which is on my one monthly goal list for February.  I needed a 12 inch block.

and a 9 inch block

 Next I need several Martha Washington blocks in 6 inch, 9 inch, and 12 inch. These are going slowly, as each one has different fabrics and different sizes. I added a new batik in the center of the big block. Ooo very pretty.

I have easy street on the longarm. Easy street is a mystery quit from quiltville.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

out of this world

The planets have aligned. It is a really cool top. I put it together at small Quilt group that meets Tuesday evenings. now I have to decide if I want to add borders.

Shelley is making an I spy quilt for a baby girl. She will add the name in the empty space.

Becky is making a baby quilt as well.

Judy is working on a paper piecing project.

I am linking to:


midweek makers

Jo's Country Junction UFO
Bee Social
Silly Mama WIP

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Stash report February 10, 2018

I made a few more string units for birch trees on string Saturday.

I spun more natural dorset fleece for spinning Sunday

and yesterday I quilted a customer quilt.

and spread out a new mess looking for a navy background for my rug hooking project- Uncle Sam's hat. And, before I knew it, I had decided to sort and measure all the blue wool. It was so much fun petting the wool and thinking of all the projects I want to make, but, sorting wasn't even on the to do list anywhere. Now I have to add 'put it all away' on the to do list.

And I am late with last week's stash report

Stash report

Fabric Used this Week 5 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 31.5 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 21.5 yards

Net Fabric for 2018: 10 yards used more than purchased.

I sewed 15 min every day this week.

I am linking to:
Free Motion by the River
to do tuesday
too cute tuesday

Slow Sunday Stitching

sunday stash at quiltpaintcreate

15 min to stitch at life in pieces

Sunday, February 11, 2018

planet parts

I have created planet parts. I found the pattern, and I cut the quilt out on Friday at quilt group, and had most of them sewn before the weekend was over. I am so pleased this quilt is coming together. I had a bit of trouble understanding the directions. It is a BQ pattern from Maple Island quilts.

The kit did not come with specific instructions from the quilt shop with the specific fabrics. Luckily, I had taken a picture 6 months ago at the quilt show where I purchased the kit. It took a while to find it on my phone, but the miracle is that I did. That helped me figure out which fabric was which.

I was worried about cutting wedge sets that I might not be accurate enough, but they were oversized and I could trim them to the right size.

Part of why I liked the project, was the bits of bright colors included. It turns out to be the result of a gradient fabric piece. Very cool.

I have not worked on any quiltville mysteries this week for Jo's country junction challenge. I still just have the borders cut for Carolina Cross roads, but they are not attached. Maybe next week.

I am linking to:

Making Monday  link in sidebar
main Crush Monday   link in sidebar

show and tell monday

design wall monday   

boms away   link in sidebar

Saturday, February 10, 2018


I worked on adding purple 2 inch squares to my Tokoyo subway quilt.It isn't very exciting in photos.
I needed 8 blocks with purple. Here is where I started this quilt

And just like salsa and chips, it never comes out even. I have quite a few 2 inch squares leftover.
I dyed some wool for friends at hooking guild. I am going to add these to my etsy shop as well.
I love dyeing and the pretty colors

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 SewCan She

Friday, February 9, 2018

border time

I am ready for a border on my patriotic boxy stars. This is a free pattern at quiltville

I have a dozen of quilts ready for borders. It is my least favorite part. Last year, I thought I had finished so many, I would be better at just getting in there and adding the borders. bummer, not so much. But I think the big hang up, is that my sewing table has to be clean or everything gets dumped on the floor and scrambles under other places never to be seen again. And I am a spreader so there is always mess to the sides of my machine. I do think I am less intimidated by the borders, just lazy about wanting to clean up first.

And, I am finding piecing projects for convenience and once the piecing is done, I find another piecing project, and then, well, it gets finished and so on.

My hubby is home full time, and we are still trying to adjust to that and finding a schedule. He worked 3 to midnight for 10 years. And we are still following that schedule. I used to sew in the evenings, but now He is here and I think I should be spending that time with him. We will figure it out only to change it again. sigh....
I have 3 more glitter blocks finished

I have a few more rug hooking cozies for sale in my etsy shop.

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