Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter and H2H Check In

I don't have any lilies for Easter, but I do have an orchid blooming.

Hope you are having a wonderful Easter. It's sunny and 55 here, but the wind is blowing, so we have a wind chill. Still, happy for a sunny day!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

My First Set of Multicolored Geese

It's that time of day when I can't tell if this is a fuzzy picture, or is it my eyes.  I'll take another picture for Saturday the 8th.
I used 2 fabrics here that have the same group of colors. I like it, but it wasn't easy to get out of my stash. Multi is going to be a real challenge, at least for geese.

Again, have a great weekend.  We are getting some days of sunshine!


Changed my Mind - Again

I've abandoned the scalding colors of the star quilt I was making for H2H. It just didn't set right with me mind, not right for a kid at camp. Then I thought of using my butterflies.... would be great, but it's mostly white and there aren't enough of them. I've decided on a string quilt with a central block of paper piecing - if it turns out nice. The block is a free pattern from Janeen over at Quilt Art Design. This month (only April) she has an Intermediate pattern for a darling little fawn that I just couldn't pass up. Go ahead - give it a look. You won't be able to resist.

Some cutting was done for the string parts, that should work for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge as well as the H2H offering. There are pictures!

 Already cut strips (above) and (below) is the stack of other I Spy favorites I plan to use.
More kid friendly...and not all white.
Went to see the eye doctor. He said my double vision is from a nerve stripping, a result of Diabetes.  Should be done in a couple of months... (Sciatica took almost a year, so we shall see.) The eyes see fine on their own, but together I see like a drunk! Everything is double. It could be worse though. While we waited the doctor took a call cause he was on call. The 94 year old lady's eye blew up! (She needs it removed.) I'm a lucky girl.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A" Squirrel" Project...Cousin Potholders

I got sidetracked from the H2H quilt to make a couple of potholders for 2 of my husband's cousins who are traveling to meet up with us at a local restaurant for a little visit.

Here are the pictures.

I used the Jonquil pattern from the 365 Paper Piecing Patterns. As you can see I own old fabrics, the background  is Fossil Fern. It seemed the most appropriate. I like the Springy look.

I didn't do a very good job on the sewing, kind of our of practice, and I'm not seeing so good lately. Suddenly I had double vision, and it's a problem for my doctor. Had an MRI still no diagnosis. It may correct itself says the doctor. Anyone else have that happen to them?
So off to Bridgeman's to meet up with the family.
Hope you are having springtime where you live.

Friday, March 3, 2017

March: The Red Month

As you know I jumped the gun and sewed ahead.  The five red geese are finished for March, and I made one red butterfly and a red leaf, too.

Next pictures are of the star blocks for the H2H charity quilt made with the "found" bundle of 5" squares that I made years ago for another Jazzy Snowball Quilt like the one I donated in 2013 (seen below).

The last two aren't pressed yet.  I've got another 2 in the works, and that will be the main focus of sewing here until that quilt is done.

Thanks for stopping. Go over to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and see what others have made red.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 27, 2017

First Star

Happy Birthday to my Hubby!  He's 74 today!
Someone asked me what I'd be doing during the Red month of Rainbow Scrap Challenge... well, I don't know when it is, but I'm working on this quilt for the Hands 2 Help Challenge... (If you are unfamiliar with it see the button on the side bar.)

Even though I measured wrong... triangles made with 2 3/4" squares instead of the 2 7/8" squares. It still came together pretty good, and I'm not recutting the 64 squares. The star color is a more mellow orange than it shows here. So happy that the stack of pieces just showed up in my stash. On to star 2...


Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Miracle Pile

I'm so excited!  I just found the Miracle Pile!

I was looking through my boxes of multicolored stash for pieces I can cut into fat quarters to make a prize for the H2H.  I found the five I promised, but I was looking further - for better choices? or more pieces?  You know how it is when you start into the fabric bins... touchy feely... I was enjoying the moment.  Good thing I kept looking.  I found several stacks of 5" squares already cut from those fabrics. Yay!  When I counted the pieces = 192 and I'd already cut other purples toward the project.  I don't have to cut anything else for the Hobe Camp 48X60 quilt I planned to make.  Here's a look at the pile.

 From the top - some few won't be used because they were cut to be a snowball quilt many years ago.

From the side...
Now I need a color for the stars. I'm planning on the first star quilt that Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict shared. Mine will feature plain stars in a wild sky.

You all know how slow I am at getting things done... I've got a head start this year!

So if you'd like to know more about the Hands to Help charity (it hasn't started yet) use the above link, or the button on my side bar, and check it out. There are 3 charities (again) this year, or you can give to your local charity and still be included in H2H.  There are guest writers along the way, and prizes! 
Last year I won this

Thanks for stopping in, and sharing my joy.

Have a great week.