Monday, October 30, 2017

calling it done for October

I feel like I have been working on these blocks forever, but it's only been a month. I started with 2 blocks finished and now I have 56. I will set them 7 x 8. I have all of the 125 string pieced sashings pieced, trimmed, and de papered. I have 50 of 72 cornerstones paper pieced. I really made a great start on this quilt. I'd like to think I will keep going, but if not I have it on the list for 2018. So I have met my goal for One monthly Goal OCtober.

Carrie Nation...
gentlemans fancy....
I was worried the blue was not dark enough to show.

but altogether, they are soft but sweet, maybe even "smokey". this is called smokehouse

domino net

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Stash report OCtober 29, 2017

I found some great stuff at the quilt show's garage sale.
This was a ziplock bag of vintage 3 inch squares more or less. I love the fabrics.
 just a few of these orphan blocks
 and a cute tiny purse handle

 a baggie of 3/4 hexagons and papers, many of the fabrics are vintage. One of the silent auction items was a huge iris container full of 1 inch hexies already basted. Oh my. It went for nearly 100.00 dollars.
 a bag of flannel scraps
 and a roll of 1/4 yards of black and white fabrics... someday...

I am still working on the Marie Webster block

But I am pretty excited that I have finished sewing all the cheddar sampler blocks which was my goal. I am still piecing string blocks for the border.

Stash report

Fabric Used this Week 1 yard
Fabric Used year to Date: 344 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 2 1/2 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 315 1/2 yards

Net Fabric for 2017: 28 yards used more than added.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Not much pink

Here is a few glitter blocks with pink, but mostly just scrappy. The rainbow scrap challenge is found at  So scrappy

The cheddar sampler blocks with no pink whatsoever.
But I am moving them ahead.
This is darting birds

and this and that
and squares and diamonds

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Friday, October 27, 2017

More cheddar blocks

I have really concentrated on the cheddar sampler quilt, trying to get 56 blocks made by the end of the month. I have nearly 50, so it is still doable.This block took a little studying to decide how to approach it. Mostly, I am going by picture. I know that if there are 2 columns the blocks are 3 1/2, if there are 3 columns the blocks are 2 1/2 ,and if there are 4 columns the blocks are 1 1/2.
This is called mosaic

I spent one day making a block, making a pass on a customer quilt, making another block, repeat, because I wanted to get both of them done.

clay's choice
 fake lemoyne star
chained star

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

my owl rug

I have mr. owl on my floor frame in the living room, trying to catch a few minutes here and there to hook a little. It is the right season since He is sitting on a pumpkin. Every owl in the workshop had a different personality. Every stitch angled by a different hand created a different result.


looking left?
 not sure?

funny funny owls.

still trying to make cheddar sampler blocks. Flock of geese
 and a few glitter blocks

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

my poppy rug and cheddar

Yesterday was rug hooking, and I have made a bit of progress on my poppy rug. I am only working on this at rug hooking guild, so it will be slow. But since the shading is a bit mind numbing for me, it helps to leave it for awhile, and when I come back to it, I can see better where to hook next.

With the end of the month approaching, I need to increase my output on cheddar sampler blocks, or I will not meet my goal. I figure I have to make at least 3 per day. They have been fun to make. I look at each one and study it, thinking it is difficult, and then I cut and sew, and it wasn't that bad.
This block is called battlegrounds
This block is called battlegrounds variation
This block is called road to fortune
This block is called Aunt sukeys
This block is called yankee puzzle

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Quilt show inspiration

What a wonderful quilt show I attended in Indianapolis. It was full of some amazing quilts, and goodies. My hubby went with, and he had a grand time in the garage sale area. He loves tools and gadgets. Don't get him started on the wonder of a needle perfectly made.  None of my pictures will do the quilts justice. This dear Jane was the opener as you walked in the display area.
  The colors were vibrant

I really liked this one. I looked all over for information, and finally realized it was the back of a quilt. -  talk about reversible. 

 So interesting
Today I am off to rug hooking guild
and tonight is my quilt guild meeting I will be showing my En PRovence. I hope they like it.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

organizing drawers

Oh, how I needed to do a little cleaning. Everything was in jeopardy of being lost. I couldn't find anything. But, what I find interesting is the amount of fabric fuzz I vacuumed from the drawers, which are closed. I made a donation bag for stuff I need to give to guild. And I am sure I still kept more stuff than I should.

um ... no I could die in there. If I trip and fall, I am a goner.

This cheddar block is called birds in the air

 I made a few more string blocks for the cheddar sampler for string Saturday.

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