Saturday, March 25, 2017

red leaves growing

I can't believe March is nearly over and a new color is just around the corner. March in Indiana was more like winter than winter was. - so weird. All of our little buds and shoots had to grab their winter woolies to keep warm. For me, I now have 4 coats and jackets in the car. I would need to wear one in the morning, and in a bit, it was too hot, so I would toss it in the back seat. Out of sight out of mind. The next morning I would repeat the need for a coat, and couldn't find one so I would grab another. and repeat. sigh...
Red is still the March color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I have these to add to in the garden quilt.

I have the pieces for the pineapple blossom border done in red as well.

I sewed yesterday with my happy birds group. I wanted to continue working on the Irish chain quilt. All the blocks are done. It will be slow going to put the blocks together. My 2012 1/4 inch seam and my 2017 1/4 inch seam are just a bit different.

The blocks on the left were all done in 2012 and are smaller than the blocks on the right. I will need to trim, stretch and cross my fingers. And, of course, this was an afterthought quilt that has wormed itself into the spot light. It isn't in the top 12 ufos for the year. But, I want to see if I can get it together now that it is seeing the light of day.
Judy at Patchwork times is having a quiltathon this weekend.

 SewCan She
Oh scrap
rsc17 super saturday

Friday, March 24, 2017

Back to the top

Fancy Forest is a top - hooray!

Bit by bit, I think I will have a finish by the end of the month.

I tried the Irish chain block to see what it will look like together.

Off my needles is the second scrappy sock using the so vanilla sock pattern. I used a size 1 -32 inch circular needle. I just finished it last night. I just love the scrappy. I still need to get rid of ends and block them. Just in time for sandal weather :)  Actually, I could just keep making single socks and match them with any other hmmmmm.

I am linking to:
Finished or Not Fridays
Whoop Whoop

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Irish Chain

My small quilt group met this week, and I needed a quick grab project to take with me. Everything I am working on at home is not portable. After a brief scan through my project boxes, I found this oldie but goodie. I started this quilt in 2012 at a workshop
from this book by Atkinson Designs

It took a little while to reacquaint myself with the instructions and count the pieces, then I worked at piecing 64 of these sections. The nine patches were already done and the side pieces were already subcut into trios. My featherweight made short work of them.

I love 30s fabrics. They are happy prints and cheerful colors. I can see why quilters of that era chose to reenergize quilting.
I have another Irish Chain in my inspiration trello board in the "maybe someday"  category.
This is found on messy Jessie quilt blog here. I suppose I had better wait to start another one until after this one is actually finished. LOL

I am linking to:
needle and thread thursdays
oh scrap
and ems scrap bag

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

bottom half together

The bottom half of Fancy Forest is finished- hooray!
I just need to put it together now
I finished the hand stitching of another Marie Webster block
And another friendship rug is finished with my rug hooking group. This is Vivian's. She designed hers to be a straight block by block. Every rug has been so spectacular.
this is mine. I did more of a medallion.
I am linking to:
Midweek Makers
Jo's Country Junction UFO
Bee Social
Silly Mama WIP

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Stash report March 19, 2017

A beautiful winter night sky- so glad God is in charge.

Stash report

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 133 1/2 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 6 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 44 3/4 yards

Net Fabric for 2017: 89 .5 yards more used than added

I am linking to:
Slow Sunday Stitching
Sunday Stash

fabric I purchased at the gathering

I am linking to:
Slow Sunday Stitching
Sunday Stash

Saturday, March 18, 2017

red leaves

The bottom left quadrant is together for Fancy Forest quilt. woohoo!
Until this is finished, most of my pictures look the same. Lots of green for St pat's weekend, but no red for the rainbow.

I have cut my red scraps for in the garden leaves for the rainbow scrap challenge. I want to make 8.
If I get the bottom right quadrant together, I will reward myself with red leaves sewing. - crossing my fingers.
When I get stressed about the fancy forest or bored with in the garden I have been pushing En Provence hourglasses through the machine - a little mindless therapy. I need 80 of those.

Dreary cold day today, but with a chance to quilt, my mood won't match the weather at all. :)
I am linking to:
 SewCan She
Oh scrap
rsc17 super saturday

Friday, March 17, 2017

bottom half

I have placed all the pieces for the bottom half for my Fancy Forest quilt on the design wall. I am pretty excited. I have been very fortunate that if there was any trimming to be done, it was down. If they had been too small, it would have been so much more difficult.
I am already looking for pieces to piece the back.
I cut pieces for En provence hourglass blocks in the civil war version. I haven't done anything with this as I have tried to work on each month's goal, and that has consumed my time.
And I am still knitting my socks in the evening when I am tired.
They won't match, but they are a fun, fun thing to knit this way. I am ready for the fish lips kiss heel.
oh scarey.
We have added chili to our home canned storage. No recipe, just a whopping batch of what we like minus the macaroni. Here in Indiana, we add macaroni to our chili. But it is best to add that after we open the can.

I am linking to:
Finished or Not Fridays
Whoop Whoop

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