Saturday, May 27, 2017

Autumn top is finished...on to the quilting

This week I was able to make all the geese, stitch them into border pieces, add those borders then the final black borders...

Have any of you noticed your eyesight going as you get older....and it's giving you headaches as you sew? I think I might need new glasses...some kind of readers. After an hour or so of sewing my head is just aching...got to be the eye strain. It's really cramping my style...this aging thing!

Anyways, the top is finished so I stitched up a back (so happy that I had a good sized piece in my stash that worked). It's half pinned...I'll finish up tomorrow morning. . 


This is my favorite pinning tool. It's called the KWIK KLIP. If you pin many quilts you HAVE to try it. I was very skeptical when I was first told about it but tried it. Bought one for myself...one for a friend...one for my daughter...well, you get it. Love it! 
Back to pinning....

Maybe...just maybe, I'll get this finished up in the next few days. I need a May finish

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Working on 2nd border autumn quilt

The center is done...yay! I'm stitching flying geese units as time allows....it's been a busy month. Als birthday, Mother's Day, son-in-laws bd, anniversary (36 yrs!) plus we took a short trip up to see my brothers place in the U.P. (That's the upper peninsula of Michigan).

Loved making these sawtooth stars. It was a little weird to be working with these warm colors but I REALLY WANT THIS DONE in time for fall. 

My favorite was this striped star...I could do a whole quilt of these!!


Monday, May 22, 2017

Autumn in the springtime

I've started a new project because....well....because I was bored with everything else. My sewing room, my rules...right?!! Yup! I have plans to finish this one before fall so I got it cut....everything except the borders. Won't this be perfect for an autumn/Halloween quilt? 

I found the picture (below) on Pinterest...searched for the pattern and finally found out it's from Keepsake Quilting and called Flying Geese and Stars quilt. These are 6" stars with 6" borders. It'll make a nice lap sized quilt for the couch. My colors are a little deeper for the oranges...leaning toward rust. I still have to find the perfect black...I don't want solid...maybe something black with little pumpkins? Little Gatherings has a few black and beige prints I like too....


Friday, May 5, 2017

May's scrap color is GREEN

 Since May's color is green, that's the scrap bin I'm digging through. I'm amazed to see that I don't really have a lot of the same type of green and almost no true "crayola" green. So all the scraps were sorted into yellow-green, bright green, dusty green.. etc....
I was able to make a nice set of these blocks below...my "no name" blocks.

Finished up with the May blocks making 2 green spools, one scrap jar star and a bunch of the other little blocks.





There are 5 scrap jar stars so far


.....and 27 of the no names...

....10 of the spools... So it feels like progress on getting rid of scraps.


These Kaffe scrappy bear paws are done and are getting stitched into a top. 
I think I've decided on backing and binding....maybe...


And this months UFO is #11 which is Lisa and Dustin's wedding quilt! That needs to be done by mid June so PERFECT! Don't ask about the last two months UFOs...just don't ask....


Almost Christmas

I'm still in hexie mode... These pretty Kaffe fabrics are going to become hexagons that I will appliqué to background fabric. Sashi...