Friday, June 22, 2018

grad present

Hooray! I followed these instructions for a fix for the blogger email problem and it worked.! cue the happy dance.

It is graduation season, and I have 3 open houses that I really want to attend. This quilt was for a cousin's daughter. It was a kit I purchased when visiting my daughter in Utah. It was called Mint Sorbet. I really like sewing quilt kits. All the leg work is done for you, and it is all contained in a little bag. It makes the mess on my cutting table look frivolous.

 At the open house, these cupcakes were served. Have you ever bitten into a cactus? even if it is made of frosting? It is a funny feeling. They looked so real.

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Finished or Not Fridays   
Whoop Whoop

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Christmas snowflake assembly

And now we have come to the last of the Christmas snowflake instructions and time to start assembly.

Choose a center square in a square  from week 1

 add a set of 4 wings from week 2

 and 4 matching corners from week 3

And sew together like a 9 patch and tada it is finished. Again, there are 16 blocks. Arrange on a design wall and assemble in rows.

Intro/ templates

fabric requirements

cutting red and green fabric

cutting background

piecing the center



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needle and thread Thursdays
Oh scrap

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

square dance 4

I have been working on the mystery quilt from My Carolina Home.
I finished the May clue - allemande left- of square dance mystery quilt. The reveal has already happened, and I am really happy with the quilt. I just have not caught up yet.

I have been working on stella cyranna quilt and I have all the square in a square blocks finished.
The purple fabric is a brushed deco fabric, and the nap would make the pieces shift under the pressure foot, but I think we convinced it to cooperate.

I also tried a few triangle squares. I thought the brocade would be more difficult, but it wasn't, and it ironed nicely.

My Carolina Home

my fabrics clue 1
clue 2 dosi do
  clue 3 come down the middle

clue 4 allemande left

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midweek makers

Jo's Country Junction UFO
Bee Social
Silly Mama WIP

WIPs with friends

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

rug hooking

I am working on a rug that was a kit from w. cushing based on a watercolor by Mary Fibitch. I am not thrilled with the look of it yet. But it is coming along.
The wool in the kit was amazing.

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

Monday, June 18, 2018

Time to roll roll

something went wrong with this quilt. As I was pulling the quilt from the project box to begin assembly, I realized that my string blocks were just too small, not even in the "fudge it" range. sigh....
 Time to get creative with my roll roll cotton boll quiltville mystery quilt. I have a feeling that I relied on my memory for making the string/crumb blocks and thought 6 1/2 inch squares instead of 8 1/2 inch squares. I have made all the parts and pieces for this quilt, so I am not just going to fold, as it were. I don't want to make new string blocks and I don't want to take anything apart. so ....... who knows.

This is the next quilt to be done for the mystery challenge

It is found in Bonnie Hunter's String fling book.

I am linking to:

Making Monday  link in sidebar
main Crush Monday   link in sidebar

boms away   link in sidebar

Oh Scrap   link in sidebar

Sunday, June 17, 2018

stash report June 17, 2018

There was a $2.00 bundle at goodwill this week. Some of the fabrics went right back to goodwill, but I think I got my money's worth,

I had no idea the pieced blocks were in the bundle - serendipity

I kept 5 yards which about half of the bundle.

I have a great quilt to bind today for my slow stitching that I will show next week.

Stash report

Fabric Used this Week 13 1/4 yards Christmas lights
Fabric Used year to Date: 267 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 5 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 136 3/4 yards

Net Fabric for 2018: 130 1/4 yards used more than purchased. 

I sewed at least 15 min 7 days this week.

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Slow Sunday Stitching link in sidebar

Oh scrap link in sidebar

sunday stash at quiltpaintcreate

15 min to stitch at life in pieces

Saturday, June 16, 2018

rainbow tokoyo subway

I added June's turquoise/teal to 5 blocks for tokoyo subway quilt for the rainbow scrap challenge.

And I finished 3 squared away blocks for May in pink

Now, I am caught up with my rainbow projects.

I am linking to
 SewCan She

rsc18 super saturday

ufo busting