Friday, September 4, 2015

Orange You Glad

Oh, I heard that joke so many times when my kids were little.  This month's color for RSC15 is Orange and I wisely picked up some orange FQs last month when my SIL and I went to visit that new LQS.  I don't do orange, have only scraps of it from gifted bags, and absolutely none on my yardage shelves.

I still owe  you a tutorial on these houses - hopefully when I get a chance to breathe.  I was in a hurry to get these blocks done so my SIL could use the large table I work on to lay out her newest quilt for basting (yeah, I am quilting that one too).

And the stars that go with those houses.  This one is getting close to the number of blocks I need for a finish.

To add some more Orange for Feline Friday - Bella.  Now this is the same size tote that Moe was 'half' asleep in.  Look at that Yoga move to fit in so nicely!

I got all my orange bricks cut for the Then and Now (I think that's what it is called) quilt, but I will have to add the white squares to them at another time.  Then I have enough to put this one together - sometime.

I am spending the day with my daughter and grands - soon they are all back to school and activities so it will be hard to get together again.  I'm taking a basket of apples in the hopes of a trade for some of her vegies.

Have a grand weekend,
Sewingly Yours,

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Not on My Schedule

I didn't get a photo of the other quilt, but I did up a cute snuggle quilt full of colorful Unicorns for my Aunt.  So my Mom thought I could do this one for her while I was at it.  

I photo quilt of all her 'old' quilts that have been gifted on.  My one sister did up the photos on treated fabric from Mom's quilters diary.  She wants this for our October show so the pressure is on me to quilt it so she has time to bind it - so it's ready.  I will be behind on my schedule now - or I can just not sleep.

I did take time to go thru my notebooks of printed/saved projects to find my next Let's Book It.  This is a Pie Plate Patterns free pattern from 2008, but I didn't start quilting until 2009 so I probably caught this before it got pulled. It's just 22" and worked from scraps, so I should be able to get to this. 

I had to share Moe in a Box - well, sort of.......... how can that be comfortable?  Grabbing a few winks, while I tried grabbing some organized time inbetween quiltings.  He's suppose to remind you that today is the last day to vote over at the Pets on Quilts Show.

Rain is in the forecast for tomorrow, so a good day to finish up the last of the quilting on my Mom's piece - then back to my schedule.

Sewingly Yours,

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wrapping It Up

I know you are all thinking the same thing - where has the year gone?  It just seems to be flying by so quickly.  The Summer is over and Fall is here.  And yes my Aussie friends, I know you are looking forward to coming out of the opposite seasons.

My goals for August were pretty light and I will stay the same for September as I have a really booked month.

My Let's Book It project was completed and I will pull something small for next month.  I'll be honest - I haven't even looked into that yet, but once I find the perfect project, I will show it.

I used dark purples and blacks for the 'Indigo' color for RSC15.  September's color is Orange and I did pick up some orange FQs in one of my little trips as I don't do orange.

Slow Sunday Stitching

I finished up a lot of bindings using Slow Sunday Stitching.  I will be doing more hand quilting demonstrations in September - maybe I'll get that quilt finished with all it's travels.

The Postage Stamp baby quilt - Catalicious quilt in time for Pets on Quilts - the Princess quilt - and my guild sampler (BOM Challenge) really is finished and I will show that once it has been presented at our first meeting of the new session

There are my block play and a few QALs that I want to keep up with, but those are on the possible sidelines for the month.  I will be taking part in the Halloween Haunts Hop, so I have to finish those things up.  AND my one free weekend I am making another visit to the grands!  Yes, I am taking my sewing kit as I have some stuffies and blankies to mend.

I'm looking foreward to watching the seasons change, breath in and taste the harvests of the new season, and relish the new colors of Fall.
Sewingly Yours,

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Last August Play Day

I had intended to start this much later, but with my scheduled 'lists' completed ahead of time - you have to play.  And I'll blame you all, too, as you told me to skip the housework.

This is Kaaren's of The Painted Quilt new mystery.  I have made a number of her free patterns and have never been disappointed.  Since I have one day of the month for play, I will work on the 2nd step of this as a leader/ender....

while I work on a few more of these Sawtooth Stars.  I need 51 stars of which 12 will be set into a larger star - and there is one tiny star.  I have 20 done and I am following Barbara Brackman's Star's in a Time Warp , so maybe by the end of the year I will have these done.

** linking up with Monday Making and Patch Work Times **

What are you working on for the last day of August?

Sewingly Yours,