Saturday, November 21, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving 2020

This Thanksgiving let's remember what we have to be thankful for and let go of the negative.
I finished the last squash from Sue Spargo's sew along. This was a lot of fun. I will wait and see hew suggestions for a border before I sew the blocks together.
The primitive turkey wall hang is a pattern by Cheri Paine (RIP), from years back called Ever Thankful. I just made mine this year.
Happy Thanksgiving,  Zoomgiving, or however you celebrate in 2020.

Squash Squad

Ever Thankful

 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Keeping up with projects

 

Fall is not in the air around here. It is very warm and humid for this time of the year. 
I am keeping up with my fall projects and complete ignoring the other ones.
The wool sampler is form Sue Spargo Squash Squad. We are actually staring pumpkin 9. I am so enjoying getting back to wool embroidery, even if I can't use any lanolin products due to wool allergy.
The cross stitch are 2 projects that I have kitted since early 2000's. I finally finished them, and found out that the sticky boards to mount them are hard to find in local stores.
Keep calm and take care of yourselves.


Sunday, November 8, 2020

basket quilt top

I have been sewing along Alex Anderson from The Quilt Show for the past few weeks as she led a class on piecing baskets. I am not posting on forums or any other place. But I have completed this top and have a pieced binding ready to go. It will be a while to get to quilting. The colors in the picture are a bit off. It is really a lot brighter. The last border was a hard decision to make. But I like it.

 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

More English paper piecing.


 ... and the top is done. This is my version of Sue Daley sew along called Paper Lanterns. My quilt top is smaller than the original because I chose to use 1 inch hexagons. Now, it goes to the pile of quilt tops to quilt. 

I am a "process" person, I enjoy the process, so finishing is not really a priority. I have no urge to sew fast or have everything done. But I do admit that I love to put the binding.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

English Paper Piecing; Halloween style

 I just finished the top of an English paper piecing project that I started last year . Now, to the finishing borders and quilting. 

It is my hope to finish this project before Halloween 2020. It could happen.


Sunday, October 11, 2020

New starts in October 2020

 

I don't ever shy away to start something new. 
These 2 Sew Along are what I have started. 
Sue Spargo is doing a block of the week with free patterns.  It is called Squash Squad and is available on her web site.
The pieced blocks are from Fat Quarter Shop and is their Sewcialite block of the week.
I am truly enjoying these.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Paper Lanterns Quilt Along


 This is my version of the beautiful Sew Along (SAL), that Sue Daley (link on the right side to her blog),

 is finishing up soon. I am using 1 inch hexies and not the 2" hexies on her original SAL.

I have finished a few more rows than this photo shows. 

I am loving this SAL and can't stop working on it.

But I also made a mistake and I will end up with an extra row. Not a problem in my book.

Happy Thanksgiving 2020

This Thanksgiving let's remember what we have to be thankful for and let go of the negative. I finished the last squash from Sue Spargo&...