Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Summer fun time...


Lazy days of summer?! THAT's a myth! It seems that my days are crammed full...barely any time to sew. But this morning and late last night I squeaked out a couple of hours to work on a VERY old UFO. 
This one came from a block swap I did with the on Block Central at least 7 years ago!


I'm making the sashing, which is very time consuming.


I did some using paper piecing but found that was just too slow.


Cutting the triangles and chain stitching is the fastest for me. I cut them exactly the size needed so I don't have to trim them.


This is my birthday week! My youngest daughter sent me some Kona that I've been searching for. This is FLAMINGO. 


Al and I spent some time in Charlevoix at the car show....


Plus spent lots of time with Henry picking berries. There's just too much to do and not enough time to do it all.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

UFO number 12 is finished!


The UFO of the month, according to www.patchworktimes.com, for July is #12. 
I finished up the quilting today then attached the binding and stitched it down. 


This is a happy summer quilt for taking to the beach and for picnics. It's all HSTs in scraps.


I used a gingham for the binding....just screams picnic, doesn't it?




It's also an I-Spy quilt for Henry...lots of novelty prints for him to search through.


Beach balls and Jell-o.... Snails and 


Lime slices!


Apples, flowers, mushrooms and even some trucks.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Free motion quilting my scrappy HST quilt

My HST quilt top is basted. Time to get it quilted.

I picked a soft pink/peach fabric for the backing...it's quiet enough that it won't fight with all the design on the front.



The white thread and swirls aren't very visible on the front....
But they show up on the back.


It's about 3/4 of the way done...probably going to take a few day to complete. My back gets really tired if I try to do too much in one day. AND it's hot out...not the time of year to be buried under a 
quilt.

And when it gets too hot and I'm not quilting, I'm playing with my favorite little man, Henry.



Cherry pillow for Cherry Festival

Cherry Festival is over!!! It's fun, for a bit but OH THE TRAFFIC!! 
I hid out at home during part of it and did some sewing. 

I wanted a pillow for the entry seat that fit the season. Lori Holts cherry block was perfect.

I had some small scraps of green plus this cute black and white fabric that says Eat It All!


At the Suttons Bay quilt shop, I found a FQ of Lori Holts pink cherry fabric...so adorable.

And the backing was a FQ left over from a quilt made YEARS ago.

I didn't do a TON of sewing lately but at least STARTED AND FINISHED something. :)

Thursday, July 6, 2017

A little sewing, lots of beach time

There has been very little stitching around here the last few days. Al and I biked around town and relaxed at the beach.

Today we hit a new park on a large lake north of us...very pretty. Until a storm popped up.
Babysitting tonight and tomorrow...then maybe a little sewing. 
Summer :)