Monday, October 5, 2015

Let's Book It Sept 2015 Winner


Thank you to all you ladies who faithfully put something up for Let's Book It each month.  I would like to take this time to announce that due to the drop in participation, October and November will be the end of Let's Book It and I will draw two names that last month - December get's so busy.

The September winner - Random selected #8 - Lynette

Sewingly Yours,

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Monday Making 10/5/15

I'll be joining Judy and Beth today to finish playing with these.  These are just stinkin' cute blocks from the pattern Dog Gone Cute by Sew Fresh Quilts.

I'm using Kona Ash for the background, a Robert Kaufman white on white, and some left over plaid shirt bits.  These are the large size blocks, so I'm setting them 2 x 3 for a baby quilt.  I have some paw print plushy for the back.  Maybe I'll even make a pillow for a cute gift set.

This should keep me out of trouble today - dinner is going to cook in the crock pot.

Sewingly Yours,

Friday, October 2, 2015

House Block Tutorial

  Background - two 4.5" squares, two 1.5" x 6.5" strips
  Roof - one 4.5" x 8.5" rectangle
  9-Patch - five dark 2.5" squares, four light or contrasting 2.5" squares

Draw a line from corner to corner on your background 4.5" squares - using the 'flip-n-sew' method add corners to the roof - large flying geese unit.  I save the bonus triangles for HSTs.

Using the  2.5" squares, sew your 9-patch together.  Add the background strips to the sides of the 9-patch and then attach the roof.

A very quick block that uses up those scraps.  Unfinished size - 8.5" x 10.5"
You could easily use any 6.5" unfinished block as your house base.  Don't like an odd size block - add a 1.5" x 10.5" strip to either side and make it a square.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October Goals

Thankfully October isn't as busy as September was, but I do have events so I am keeping my goals light again.

RSC15 - the color for the month is BROWN.  As you can see, my browns are on the light side - even my yardage on the shelf.  But I only have one woven heart and two houses to make - all my other RSC projects have the 'block count' I need.

Slow Sunday Stitching

I think I will use Slow Sunday Stitching to finish up those demonstration melon blocks and maybe even get them put together.  I am planning this to be a full hand stitch project - even the piecing.

Another mini project for Let's Book It.  A print out saved so long ago.  It is really hard to photo, but here is the Free download for this pattern.  Yes, those are really tiny paper piecing squares.

We set up our two women show today (Oct 1st) and hopefully that won't take too long with all the helpers.  That runs all month and we have a reception on the 10th.

My Blog Anniversary is on the 16th, with give away to be announced.

Our neighboring local quilt guild is having a quilt show the 17th-18th and I have one quilt (Catalicious) for that - so need to get it there and pick it up after.

Oct 16 - 28

And I am participating in the Halloween Haunts Blog Hop - my day is the 26th.  My projects are finished, but I have to photo them - if the rain stops.  Yes, over 6 inches of rain the last couple of days and Storm Joaquin will hit over the weekend - may need a boat. 

Yes, I am slowing down and starting to take my 'Keep it Simple' to heart.  I want to just have November and December a clean up time at a relaxed pace.

Sewingly Yours,