Monday, February 8, 2016
I pulled this over flowing tote to play with Monday with a set purpose.
To build houses for the House Block Party (see side bar button). This one is for the block lotto. My 300 year old brick house is this wonky and the poor little Maple next to it has had so much storm damage it looks this way.
And this one is to be donated for the charity quilt.
The Amish Nines is a first February finish, too. This was made entirely from scraps. Those little nines needed small amounts so not too many solid scraps were used up. The Kona black is left over strips from prior projects - what's left is going into some log cabin blocks. The back was a piece of Thimbleberries - just enough. I used a scrap piece of Quilter's Dream Select cotton batt with scrap piece of crafter's felt - makes these mini wallhangings hang nice and flat.
** linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday and Oh,Scrap **
Today I want to play in the Neighborhood. I participated in all of Beth's past house block parties and now it is being resurrected by Hilachas. A 12.5" unfinish house block to add to the lotto pile and maybe you will win a neighborhood.
I never won a neighborhood, but one year Beth gifted those who participated with the little fussy cut house. I turned it into a little wall hanging as a memory piece - this goes back to 2011.
So I have pulled my plaids, shirts, and homespuns to build a house as they are due by March 1st. One house block shouldn't take long and I can pop it right in the mail. Heck, I should be able to make two - send it for the charity 'neighborhood' quilt planned. Won't you build a house?
Sunday, February 7, 2016
After a few more battles with the furkids, I got my SIL's quilt finished and ready for her to put the binding on. Then I basted out the little Amish 9-Patch quilt. Well, as you can see - two big, fat cats do not fit on one small quilt. And there was a battle between the two of them. I ended it!
Yes, it got quilted and binding on so I can enjoy a Slow Stitching day with the binding.
And I have fallen behind on the 365 project. The blocks and color bits for circles are paired, but no prep other than that. So I hope to get these done today, too - they don't take long.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
February is a month for Browns & Pinks - think sheep or even piglets. I have a lot of lighter browns - mocha, but not dark chocolates. But it will all work out if some scraps get used into some blocks for the month.
I only had time to put up some spool blocks as I am busy with other committments.
One is quilting my SIL's latest quilt - I'm a week behind schedule. Her version of a 9-patch and using up some scraps from a quilt made a long time ago. My first time using the 'continuous circle' motif on my home machine.
I've had to chase this furkid off it constantly (yes, my dusty chair). This is the time out spot and she doesn't look happy. But this gal can unbaste a quilt faster than I can baste one.
I went for coffee and a stretch - Hmmmm, does he get a time out too? I really want to finish this one up today so I can move on to the next on the list.
The new Amish Miniature out of that magazine. Using up some small solid scraps and those left over Kona blacks.
As long as the Juki is set up for quilting on the large banquet table, I am going to try and get thru that pile of 'to be quilted'. I set up my back-up machine on the smaller table so I can get some piecing done in-between.
We are headed into colder weather and may even see some snow - think Phil lied about the early spring. Good time to tackle all that machine quilting.