Sunday, August 13, 2017

Monday Making


I found another baggy of gifted triangle cut-offs.  I pulled a piece of Windham neutral that was a cut-off from a quilt backing.  I'm going to marry these.


The largest I can work with all of these is a 2.5" unfinished HST and make a bunch of Broken Dishes blocks.


Of course, I had some help with setting up this project.


I know a lot of people hate to work with HSTs, but I find them to be exciting - they make for some great movement in a pattern.  I pressed pairing seams open to eliminate bulk.



There's some reds, greens, blues, browns, and a bit of black prints.  I'll work as many blocks as my neutral (or prints) take me and then it will be thinking time on how to set all these blocks.

Do you start the week off with something new (made from old)?

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pets On Quilts - Theme Quilt Entry


It's that time again - the BEST quilt show on Earth!!  A big thank you to LilyPad Quilting for hosting and all the hard work in gathering sponsors.  Do you have a cat, dog, or other pet that loves to pose on a quilt?  Or maybe a pet themed quilt?  Get those cameras out and enter - entries from August 10th - 29th.

  

My theme quilt began due to an abundance of brown scaps that needed some taming.  Then I saw Lorna's Mod Bear quilt along and pattern - just had to make this.  I love making HSTs and so the Bear Paw block was right up my alley - and I needed a lot of them.   


The bear actually went together rather quickly.  There are a couple of sections with tiny piecing, but I love working tiny, too.  The minute my daughter saw this flimsy on my FB page - she claimed it.  She collected bears as a child and even now as an adult, still has her first teddy bear. 


My bain though is borders!  I can make them, just hate to.  This had the three plain borders, then all those little paw prints!!  

  
This is the only picture I have of the finished quit as shown at my quilt guild meeting.  It went off to it's new home the next day.  Those little prints made for a fabulous setting.  FIVE borders on one quilt - a new one for me.  The bonus - the only fabric I purchased for this quilt was the gray.  Everything else came from scrap, stash or off the shelf - even the back.  I buy batting by the roll, so that was on hand.

Although I don't have a pet bear - we do have a large bear that lives on our mountain.  Occassionally he comes to visit the bird feeders - we don't pet him.

I have another Bear in progress - in green paws and black bear - I just love this pattern!

Entry - Pet Themed Quilt

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon  

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Scrappy Wednesday


I need to catch up on the Temecula Quilt Co's Marvelous Monday Mini blocks.  Once I've had my 'tiny' fix, I want to play with the new RSC17 color - lites (beige, tan, lite brown).  I have such colorful piggies, I think I am going to use this color for a barn instead.  There are three barns in Lori Holts' Farm Girl, so I will pick one of those - of course a quilt block has to go on the barn.


 I forgot to post last weeks temperature rosette -72,66,75,69,74,70,81
And newest - 83,81,82,74,72,70,72

Yes, we are a lot cooler than other areas and some of our trees are already showing a change of color or losing leaves.  DREAD!!


And I had to share my SILs pretty sunflower curtesy of the chippers.  I have never seen a sunflower with so many blossoms!!


They are all over this plant!  We counted 15 and I think are still some little buds popping - just a wonder!

Go Play Today
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday Making


I'll be joining BETH and JUDY today with some Monday Making.  The machine has been cleaned, new needle and fresh bobbins wound.


This was already cut for the 12 Days of Christmas Hop quilt along for the Trip Around the World with Sarah.  I made the blue kit instead.  BUT, since these are all ready - and kept getting knocked off the table to the floor by a certain furkid - I am going to put this together.  

The fabrics are from two other kits.  Yes, I buy kits when on huge sales just for the fabric.  I pull some of the fabric as needed and then the rest of the kit w/ pattern just sits for a long time.  These are getting used up!  AND that drat furkid better quit mixing my piles up - I better sew fast!

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon