Monday, December 31, 2018

Finished in 2018

There wouldn't be much of a post here if I only showed finished quilts from 2018... You know me, I'm slow.  But I did finish some involved paper pieced blocks. Wanna see?


 for H2H

 for H2H

These 3 flag blocks were for Alicia's friend who passed.

This is one of a variety of small blocks made into mug rugs for my sister.

This quilt is now finished and ready to send - just need an address.
Working on the airplanes and circles now.  I don't know why, but I liked the patterns (paper pieced, don't ya know).
I also worked on a failed swan...just couldn't get the beak to work out - no picture either.
I did finish 3 quilts, and some of those paper pieced blocks took longer than the quilts.
So that was 2018.  No resolutions, no plans other than to do better.  I think I can manage that one, but I've set the bar pretty low.
Hope you have a wonderful New Year, and fun tonight.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Working on Two New Quilts

While looking over the Quilters Cache website I found some quilts I'd like to make in the Inspiration section.  I was very pleased to find that they were easy paper piecing.  Exhibit A

I've been making one plane and 2 "circle" parts each day. The airplanes may be a baby quilt someday... (I have 9 grandkids, some of them are adults so I will be having great grands again soon. I have one now.) The circles are mostly from scraps, and I'm hoping they will look good enough for a quilt for my favorite charity - Hands 2 Help.
Enjoying an energy boost from somewhere, so I'm actually getting some things done. (It feels good.)
It's Friiiiiiday!  Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday Finish Baby Quilt

I just quilted in the ditch of the blocks. Here is the backing fabric with the blue binding,  I had to hand sew the binding... I forgot to sew it onto the back first and then sew it onto the front with the sewing machine.....!  Next time I'll remember, I hope.

I love the binding fabric. It goes quite well with this little quilt.

So I'm done, and now I need an address to send it off.

Happy Weekend to you all,

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Finally a Finished Flimsy

I've been working on this baby quilt for a while now. I showed it last time. You commenters convinced me to rearrange the blocks. I did and I like this arrangement better. Thank you so much.

I like this better... it looks more organized.  Do you think it needs a border?  It's 35 X 42 now.

While I'm working on it, it seemed  like a group of Rorschach tests . What do you make of the  block below?

I think it represents flames on the planet Mars.  What do you think?
So it's only Tuesday... Hump day tomorrow. Doesn't mean a thing to me though. I'm retired.  Have a great rest of your week.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Bright Baby Quilt

Blocks are all done, and pinned into temporary placement.  I'll be looking for something I don't like about it... If you see something amiss, let me know.

Used some of my favorite prints. It didn't hurt that I found the 5" blocks already cut and hiding in my stash.  I was probably planning another Jazzy Snowball. I like to make those.  I have made one like this before (with the partial borders). Give me a minute to look up a picture .....

Here it is.... an "I Spy" made with the same "pattern" from out of my head.  I found it under Project Linus.  I don't know when I made it, but I blogged about it  July 31, 2010. Seems like a lifetime ago.

So thanks for stopping in. It's Friday tomorrow, so have a lovely weekend.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Family Thanksgiving - so much fun

We went to my sister's for Thanksgiving.  Thank you Barb and Sons. (She was packing to move on Friday.) Dinner was mostly made by Ben, her middle son (seen in the foreground, next is the youngest son Joe, the little guy is Ben's girlfriend's son, and then my sis).  The blonde in black is Kelly, Rob's new bride.

 On the bottom right my hubby showing his best side...LOL
 Barb and her 3 sons.  Ben in the back, Joe is the youngest, and in the front is Rob. He is the oldest.

 Barb and I. - I already miss her.  She's moved to Florida.  I need your address, girl..

These are some blocks I made to start a baby (1 year old) quilt.  I found the 5" wild print blocks in my stash, so they work great with 2 -  2"border strips.  I've got a bunch more made, but I'm not going to show them all so soon. I'll show some more tomorrow.

We had rain this morning, snow is falling now.

Hope you had fun this weekend.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanks and Mug Rugs

First of all,  Happy Thanksgiving. Hope all of you have a great day with family and friends. I'll be at my sister, Barbara's.  It'll the last time we will see her for a while. She moves to Florida tomorrow.

She requested 25 mug rugs made from some of my paper pieced squares.  I only got 19 finished. Here they are.

 Here's the stack - ready to go.

 6 autumn leaves.

 2 ladybugs.

 4 Drunkard's Path squares
 4 -  4 patch
Oops!  The top two apple cores are upside down. 
I hope she likes them - there are so many mistakes.

Have a  wonderful weekend.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Tiny Mug Rugs

My younger sister, Barbara, ordered some mug rugs from me!  They still need squaring up, batting and binding.  So here are the ones I've got done so far.

She wanted 25, but I made more. I hope she will pass judgment  on these.  Give me a call Barb.  (I did find a cute little turkey to make, but there is embroidery to do on them, so I didn't make any of those. Maybe you'd like to do the embroidery. I'm really not that good at it.)

Happy Friday to you all. Have a great weekend.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Finally I finished something!

The frond or palm leaf I finished a couple of weeks ago. It went together quite fast, and I'm thinking about a whole quilt of them... all green with different color backgrounds.  Sort of a color study.

Then my sister, Barbara, gave me a booklet of 24 paper pieced flower patterns.  (Drool)  They are beautiful.  I just had to make one right away.  You know me, I made every mistake you can make... some I left as is, but there was a bunch of unsewing and mild cursing and resewing. It's just par for the course for me. I used some sparkly pink to give it a wet look and I like it, so I'm going to make a few more.  They are big blocks... 

Since both of these blocks have some green in them I'm going to add them to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge tomorrow.

Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Extendable Ear Finished

Phew!  That was a hard one.  (Pattern from Fandom In Stitches/Harry Potter)
You can't tell from the front, but there are lots of minute pieces.  I like my choice of background.  Isn't that the quintessential wallpaper in the Black family home? 

So now that the Ear is finished I'm going to paper piece a water lily  from a new booklet my Sister brought me this week.  All kinds of flowers.  It'll be fun to work with some bright colors.

And we had guests from England this week. So nice to see Stephan and Allan again.  Allan is my hubby's brother. 

We had a grand time with them. 

We might get snow tomorrow!  I'm like a kid- I like snow.

So that is the news from here.   Have  a wonderful weekend where you are.