Friday, April 29, 2016

Four Down


It's hard to believe that four months have gone by already this year.  How I wish our April looked like this, but we are still a bit on the cool side with very cold nights.  We even had a bit of snow the other day.  My daffodils got killed off with one snow storm and then my early tulips got nipped by the cold (and deer).  BUT the dandelions are doing great!


One of my April goals was to start the Hillside Houses and I did good at getting three houses into the first row.


 I need to take more time to enjoy Slow Sunday Stitching - and not just on Sunday.  The '365' project has been my only hand work (yes, I have been hand stitching all those circles), but that will change next month.


RSC16 has been good for playing in my scraps.  I went ahead and did up all my little 3" blocks in all the colors possible for the year as I just need to move a little faster in some areas.  So the column quilt will be my 'color' play with RSC for the rest of the year.


I am enjoying the history along with the Westering Women QAL.  I've never made this block before - love the look.  I need to browse my yardage on the shelf to start prepping the sashing/cornerstones as I could be 'framing' these as we go so there is a finish closer to the end.


The 'Adinkra' quilt is going to be so different from what I work on.  AND I am excited that one of our guild members will be going to Africa and going to bring back fabric for my alternating blocks.  This will be so cool!


Then I got to enjoy some fun ladies teaching a 'quilter's project bag' project.  I heard back from many that they did indeed finish up their bags at home and were so pleased with the bag.


And there has been 'do more of what makes you happy' with lots of scrap play while participating in the 'Scrap' challenge.

I hope you had a grand 4th month,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

9 comments:

  1. I'm really liking your house blocks, those colors just draw you in. You had another productive month.

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  2. You're still cold and we're very hot already, I wish we could combine the two. It's nice you've heard back from some of the class you taught, knowing they finished and liked the bag has to feel good.

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  3. My 4th month was mainly traveling, and cutting out some quilts. Not much sewing happened. Oh well, it will in May. We have extra dandelions, if you run out ;)

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  4. I can't believe it is May either. Shocking!!!

    Love those orange blocks and your houses are constructing so beautifully.

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  5. Yea rain! I got to catch up on your blog instead of being outside, battling weeds and limbs! I just love seeing all the scrappy blocks you have going on! It is so motivating to me! I really love the orange blocks...they finish 3 inches?!? They are tiny!

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  6. Yea rain! I got to catch up on your blog instead of being outside, battling weeds and limbs! I just love seeing all the scrappy blocks you have going on! It is so motivating to me! I really love the orange blocks...they finish 3 inches?!? They are tiny!

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  7. Well, since dandelions are the only spring flowers I seem to be getting (my daffs got blasted, too), I'm enjoying the heck out of them. (I need to hunt up that recipe for dandelion wine, I think.)
    I love all your scrap play, especially those oranges!

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  8. Hi Sharon i really love your hillside blocks and how exciting teaching a class,enjoy your day my friend xx

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  9. houses looking good and very o=impressed with your tiny 3" blocks they must have been so fiddly to do. We too are still waiting for armer weather snow thursday and friday but my daffodils and tulips have all survived it so far

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