Saturday, October 24, 2020

Put Your Foot Down and Quilt


I have all my monthly 'need to do' projects done for the month and now I can catch up on Carole's Fall QAL.  I saved all the pdf's and have all the pieces cut, so it is just putting that foot down!

The pumpkins went together really fast - lots of strip piecing that chained right thru the machine.   Some of the rows would make really nice table runners if you didn't feel up to making the whole quilt.

Remember the next HOP starts Monday - quick, small gifts for the season that will fill your heart.

Sewingly Yours,


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Scrappy Wednesday


The second house is done with a variation of the Hens and Chicks block (small block).  Our October challenge block if 'Farm Life'  and we had lots of chickens on the farm when I was a kid and it was my job to collect eggs.  We had a very mean rooster - let's just say, I was SO glad when the chickens were gone.

Today I will play in my Civil War scraps to make all the 6" Log Cabin blocks.  Since so many members made them, I thought I would make all the variations of the 'Log'.  Standard log cabin, court house steps, squared, spiral, fanned, and pineapple.  If you can suggest some others, I will add them.

  I try very hard to make sure my quilt math is up to date.  But math question!  How come a 15 minute FMQ takes almost 3 hours to pick out?  My OMG project is in time out for a couple of days and then I need to concentrate on the finish - and NO picking out.

Sewingly Yours,


Monday, October 19, 2020

Monday Making


I plan to work on some heritage blocks that are  going into a couple of quilts that are part of a guild challenge.  I have offered up an optional President's Challenge for members - a catagory is selected (September was Home Life) and they have to research and make a block(s) that represent Home, share any history and what their resource was.

We'll , also, be sharing settings, sashings, borders and quilting along the way as well.  Members can select their own design, use just a single block project, or how ever big they want to go.

I broke down the list into nine catagories with some block examples to help out.  This is the layout I am going to use.  It is a pattern designed by Wendy Sheppard and is a free pattern found HERE.

Their challange to me is to make a 6" finished block from their shared block finds.  This is my smaller May Basket (which I am just noticing a mistake to fix).   Their blocks were Dresdan Plate, Posy Basket, Log Cabin (several variations), Broken Dishes, Pinapple, Shoo Fly, Lightening Strike, Miller's Delight, Cats & Mice, House That Jack Built, Falling Leaves.  So I have a lot of small blocks to make.

The October catagory is Farm Life, so I need to select my block and make the large and small version for that. as well.  This will be fun Guild project for the year  - learning, sharing, teaching, and having some pieces ready for a Heritage show in the Fall of 2021 as well as regional Spring 2022 show.

Sewingly Yours,

Friday, October 16, 2020