Thursday, September 20, 2018

Quilt Show Prep


I haven't disappeared and everyone is well.  Mom is improving daily and I heard from everyone in the flood zone - all safe and above water.

I am just in prep mode for the Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame Quilt Show in Roxbury NY.  Quilts came in registration yesterday and today we are setting up.  Tomorrow is a Student Appriciation Day with area school groups.  Then the weekend is open to the public - 10am to 4pm each day.

 Sept 4th

I hope to have time tonight to catch up on all my blog reads.  Remember that the Quilters Meet & Greet is going on all month - click on button on side bar.  This is another item I need to catch up on, too.

Do some stitching for me,
Sewingly  Yours,

Monday, September 17, 2018

Bloggers Quilt Festival - 2018

I would like to thank Amy of Amy's Creative Side for once again hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival.   

I have entered one of my miniatures that represents ME as a quilter.  I love working with scraps - use it all up is my attitude.  Minis can be a fun place to be creative.  You can play with a block with just enough satisfaction that it becomes a finish and not a UFO in the back of the closet.  You can play with your quilting, too - hand or machine.


These few scraps were too precious to toss.  

They came from this Kimono Jacket that I made during one of our local quilt guild's challange/classes.

Small scraps turned into smaller blocks.  One inch pieces making two inch unfinished 9-patch cutie pie blocks.

Setting those on point adds to their charm.  Larger scrap pieces were used for the border and binding.  All used up into a very sweet piece.

Please be sure to visit AMY's to see the other entries.  Why not enter something yourself.

Sewingly Yours,

Saturday, September 15, 2018

National Jelly Roll Day

Today is a day to grab a Jelly Roll or make your own strips to tame those scraps.  There are a lot of sites offering free patterns and projects.  So go play!!!

Today is also the 'Airing of the Quilts' in Schoharie County as one of the promotions for the Quilt Barn Trail.

I had to wait for the morning fog to lift before getting these out.

The house is covered at usual for this event.  The grass is really wet!

And a few of my front - the hilly side here hasn't been mown, so had to zoom in from afar.

Prayers for those in the Carolinas and up the coast as 'Flo' makes her damaging way.  I have family in the worse area - some evacuated and some rode it out.  Waiting anxiously to hear from them. 

Sewingly Yours,

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Scrappy Wednesday

To all of the well wishers, my Mom is improving each day - Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.  I did finish up some scrappy before all this went down and didn't get to share.  This is the shirt,flannel, and wovens  scrap quilt finally assembled and ready for quilting.

The tile block quilt from that old shelved kit was also finished up.  I don't normally work a quilt from start to finish, but since this had already sat for so long in the bag I did not want to set it aside in the process of stitching for fear it would get lost in the list of things to do.  Yes, big blocks and a big quilt - so not Sharon!  Well, each of those blocks has 57 pieces in them.

I've actually added 3 more pieces to this pile on the quilt rack - all waiting to be quilted.  This doesn't even make a dent to what is in the big tote!  My Juki is down and needs a scheduled maintainance, so the little back up machine is out.  It's not something I can quilt with.  Yeah, get that long arm up and running.  Every time we schedule the 'final' assembly, testing - something more important pops up.

Today I am playing with the Kim Deihl piece.  The applique' is done and now on to the piecing of borders.  BORDERS!!  But I want to wrap this up today as I have a special project to complete by the 29th.  My camera is re-charging, so no pics.  Yet, the special project you won't get to see until the presentation because some people follow my blog.

Remember to visit the hosts today - a bit of a change to the list

Sewingly Yours