Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Let's Book It - August Link Up


I hope you have been enjoying re-visiting those dusty books, magazines, patterns, and saved on-line projects.  Now I don't have a huge collection, but 'spank me' I have a lot that I have never even looked at!  Some I don't even remember how I got them and I find that sad. 

This was my August selection - Annie's Scrapbag - and I won it 2 years ago in a give away.  It has a lovely note and signed by the author herself, Martha Walker.  And every project in this book just attracts me - why did I let it sit?

And this was the project I selected.  The tiny piecing and hand embroidery just attracted me to this one.

I decided to keep all my little block in the red/brick color range and everything came right out of that scrap basket, a plus.  These worked up really quickly, but I set a schedule of doing middle, sides, top & bottom blocks to stretch thru the month.

The little flower blocks were first embroidered and then the design change of the centers for the needle turned prim circles.

As you can see, I even changed the border.  I made all those little HSTs, but thought they distracted from the center.  So I just went with the blue print for a single small border, simple stitch in the ditch quilting, and bound it with a left over bit of red binding. The batt and backing were from the scrap bins, too - a total scrap project.  It finished 15" x 19". 

August's Barn Pin and Double PinWheel Charm:

Now it's your turn to link up - linky open until Sept 3rd 10pmEST:

Sewingly Yours,

Tuesday Archives - Flying Geese & Flowers

Val's Quilting Studio

This weeks archive finds with Val's Quilting Studio are Geese and Flowers.  I don't do a lot of flowers, but I have a lot of geese.  I know most dread making those flying geese units, but I love them.

I make a lot of 'country' geese quilts with plaids and homespuns, so I thought I would share something in a totally different direction from my norm.  The original post can be found HERE.

This flower mini was originally posted HERE and you will find another smaller mini there too.

Going thru past blog posts is fun - won't you join in?

Sewingly ours,

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Moe and a Quiz

First Moe would like to thank his fans for voting him "Viewers Choice" in the catagory 'Cats on Quilts' for the Pets on Quilts Show.  And thank you to Lily Pad Quilting for hosting.

Now that all the trauma of being a cover-guy is over, Moe can go back to doing what he does best - holding down all that fabric.  After all, good fabric deserves a proper 'cat'scan.


I saw this over at Pat's @ Scrapatches - a quilt block quiz

Missouri Quilt Co - What quilt block are you?

I promise it won't hurt - a few quick questions to answer.  I am a Log Cabin:

You believe that traditions are traditions for a reason. You keep things simple and straightforward. If a problem arises, you know just what will do the trick.

Go and find out your block and share the fun,

Sewingly Yours,

Slow Stitching on Sunday

Slow Sunday Stitching

It's been a while since I joined in with some slow stitching.  I do like to put the pedal to the metal, but I also like to take things slow at times. Maybe your would like to join us over at Kathy's today.

I have some minor housework to complete, but a good mix with some handwork.  I have to complete the binding, tack down of hanging sleeve, and add a label to my Let's Book It project and it will be finished.  It's a small piece, but I plan to stitch slowly while I listen to an audio book

And we are to get a little sunshine today - we've had rain, rain, rain.......
Maybe I will get a little time outside to weed my poor flower beds that have been neglected, too.

Sewingly Yours,