Friday, May 26, 2017

Sort of caught up

Yesterday and today I finished the goosey smiles for the red and aqua

closer close up
Now I'm caught up to all the RSC colors except the multi.
I'll be linking up the green geese on Saturday.

Have a great long weekend.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

H2H Prize Donation

Five fat quarters donated to H2H as a prize...  2 of them have interesting salvage edges, the one in the middle is a hand dyed fabric I bought at a quilt show.  Good Luck


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Missing a Color

Finished my fourth Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for this year... I have purple, aqua, red and green. Still missing one. Just remembered the Multicolored month... I only made one strip of geese that month.  Here are the greens I finished this week.

and this green goose smile
Here are all 5 green strips
I'll link up to the  RSC  on Saturday. See you there.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

My H2H 2017

Today would be my only daughter's 44th birthday. She was such a bright penny. A perky girl, you know the kind. I loved her so much. . . but she died of breast cancer in 2013 and I've been like half a person since then.   I usually donate my H2H quilt to Happy Chemo, in honor of her, but this year there is Camp Hobe, and I knew she would want me to donate to kids with cancer.  I made an I Spy quilt in a strip design.  I hope it is fun for one of those kids.

I measured it, and it qualifies as the right size, but I promptly forgot the dimensions.

 Above shows the backing - had to piece it, but that red was just right with the wavy multicolored print.  Yellow print binding. 

Here's the close-up of some of the prints ....

I quilted  straight lines through one side of each strip.

Linking up to the H2H Show today at  Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Sarah is the Heart of Hands 2 Help. Thanks for this challenge, Sarah.

Hugs to you all and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

More Green Geese

We saw a bunch of baby geese today.  These are not them.

Bet you wonder how I get them to hang out sideways from the pins.... they are flying! Magic!
2 more strips to make this week - I can do that.

Linking to the RSC.

Tomorrow I'm showing my H2H donation finished. (It's gone in the mail, but I'll get it up on the blog, somehow - Magic again!) Come on by and see it.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


H2H quilt for Camp Hobe done and off in the mail this afternoon. I feel such relief! I'm such a procrastinator. I did have trouble with the sewing machine on the quilting and binding. (Exasperating.) The thread kept breaking and the stitch length was way off. I have a shaky hand and with my eyes, makes it really hard to rethread so often. One time I got to sew for less than 2 inches! I didn't really like the fabrics I chose at first, but after I put in a few plainer color on color prints, it looked better to me.
I'll show it off on Sunday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict .
So now I'm rewarding myself with some RSC green and making another strip of geese.

I picked out a dark to light grade this time.
Have a great spring day... we are currently continuing the enlargement of Lake Superior.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Flimsy for H2H Done

I've got the flimsy done, have 2 pieces of batting to put together, and the backing to make. Then I'll quilt "in the ditch" as closely as I can. Should be done this week.

Flimsy: (Being a bit evasive (secretive) and showing it from the back and only half - laying on the ironing board folded in half.)

Batting progress:
Using big hand stitches to just but the ends together. I don't want any bulk there.

Backing started: Center panel of the backing. It will have red sides added to make it fit the front.

Back to work!

Linking up to the H2H  progress link up at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Come on by and see who is there.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Not much going on

Since I posted last I've worked on the H2H quilt and I did make a set of green geese... before the announced new color!  Here it is.

I wasn't so proud of it... one of the geese is not ironed right, I didn't notice until I was done. Oh well. I can always make more. Tried to make a yellow one, too, but it's really hard to grade the shades of such a light color.

For those interested, my eyes are getting better. The degree of double sight is diminishing, I can concentrate and get a single image with both eyes open - if it's a simple object I'm looking at.   Things are looking up!

See you over at Rainbow Scrap Challenge today .

Have a great weekend.