Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Done Traveling

My last travels for the month of May was the Spring meeting of CMQHOF.  Wrapping things up for the annual picnic, fall quilt show, and special featured quilter exhibit in Roxbury(my mother).


I was only able to grab a quick photo as things were starting to come together because once we were ready, I was busy scribbling taking minutes (I'm secretary).  The lady sitting in the back with the pink jacket was the quest speaker, Shelby Mattice, curator of Bronck House Museum, Coxsackie, NY.  She spoke on 'Under the Quilt' - 1650-1850 which was very interesting.  And later she came up to me - she grew up in Schoharie and was in my oldest sister's class - small world.  


It had been asked that if any members did classes or willing to teach - to bring samples, contracts, etc....  I fell in love with these 3-D flower pieces and I am hoping we can book this for a class in Spring 2017 for our quilt guild.


I took a day to rest!  BUT, now to reality and business.  First things first - my Hillside Houses project for 'Let's Book It'.  I just have the top sections to piece and add.  I just might make my goal to have a flimsy by linky (May 29th).

My furries are glad I have landed, but are snubbing me for a bit.  Maybe a can of tuna will melt them.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Hands2Help - Final Link Up


I have participated in Hands2Help every year since it's conception by the lovely Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  This year is the largest sign up and I hope it puts us over the top with number of donated quilts. 

This year I decided to donate two quilts to Em's Scrap Bag for Happy Chemo in memory of the two quilt guild members we lost this year to cancer. 


First was 'Dottie' - a free Jelly Roll pattern from Moda.  Just a fun and bright quilt that I hope makes someone feel special and comforted.


And my 'Nifty Nines' quilt made when Sarah was sharing so many wonderful 9-patch patterns and quilts.


I sent my quilts out early this month as I knew I would be on the road a lot.  I received a lovely Thank You card upon their receipt.

Be sure you link up your donated quilt for Hands2Help as well as visit to see everyone's lovely quilts.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Friday, May 20, 2016

Whoop, Whoop Friday


I'll be Whooping up with Sarah today as I managed to get some things done before I am back on the road again.  First, a baby quilt with simple grid quilting on the center and a loose meander in the border - for one of our students.  Ready for her to pick up on Tuesday.



I managed to get the log cabin blocks not only done, but into a flimsy as well.  This will be going in the donation box with some blocks and other flimsies to head out to Sarah's group.



While the table was cleared, I dumped the baggy of triangles for the Wild & Goosey blocks - I need a lot more blocks.



The big baggy emptied and gone!  I have a few lites for the corners left (don't worry, I know where there is more) and bagged the few pastel triangles for something else down the line.  I know I have more donated triangles somewhere - but I have to pick this project up for now.  20 geese sub-units done - well, sort of.  BUT an empty baggy makes me dance. 

I'm hoping the weatherman finally gets a prediction right - warm and sunny just hasn't happened YET!  I need some outdoor time and vitamin D.  A roast will go in the crock pot so I can make up meals for the next few days, laundry to do, a bit of housework (dusty old houses), and some extra kitty time.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Help for Hexie-Aholics


I wanted to link up and share with Sarah that I did finish my class projects.  I only had one more hexie to add to the 30's style.  I struggled with the Batik one - not because it was a little more at task to needle, but I really hate working with Batiks (they make me shudder and my hands sweat and itch).  I did cheat on the jewel cuts - machine sewn.  Not sure I am a Hexie-Aholic yet.


After a few days of just hand stitching and lots of travel/meeting time, I needed to connect with my machine.  Using the Scrap Challenge I wanted to tame my string tote (again).  I have made enough string blocks to choke on, so went with log cabins.  Just the last strips to add and then this can go into a flimsy.  And now I can close the lid on that tote. *yes, those 30's JR strips in the back just might (I said might) become a Grandmother's Garden.


Because the furkids have been missing of late (they have hated that I have been away too many days), Moe was my sidekick - of sorts - while I stitched those log cabins.  Bella is holding a grudge and hiding upstairs.  She cracks me up, as soon as the machine stops, she runs downstairs to see if I am still there.  If I speak to her, she runs back up - snot!

I have to clean up and set the banquet table back up again - I have a baby quilt to do for a student and I might as well get one of mine done as long as I have things on a roll.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon