Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Scrappy Wednesday

 


I have two new students on Wednesday mornings.  While learning how to use their machines, I have them making blocks.  Might as well be working toward something rather than just stitching mindless.  One is working out of my 2.5" square barrel making 9-patches and the other is using up the 3.5" squares in 4-patches - baby quilts in progress.


Our program at yesterday's guild meeting was the owner of Yarn Designs Unlimited.  Many of us didn't know we had such a prestigous company right in our backyard.  Lots of lovely samples of yarns and fabrics with explaination of their dying processes.  She offered to work with anyone to special dye fabrics for a project or for backings as well as contribute to any of our charity work.


I, also, won the door prize (must wear your name tag at meetings) and here are my goodies from the bag.  The clips I'll give to Mom as we just had a conversation over these while she was struggling to pin a binding to stitch down - she never heard of them which we thought funny as many of the gals have used days to do bindings and they use the clip (she just didn't notice I guess).  The needle threader and spool of thread can be used in the classroom.  BUT those socks are mine!!!

We have had a tough time here with many recent losses of quilting and family friends and it has taken a deep toll on my mother - hence my absences with the blog and blog reading.  I hope to catch up to you all thru the rest of the week.


 Sewingly Yours,

Sharon

Thursday, May 6, 2021

May 2021 OMG

 


I've been doing a lot of clearing out and discovering things tucked away that makes me ask "when did I do these"?  This month I will us OMG to clean up one of those mystery finds.


I have a habit of making blocks - lots of blocks.  Something grabs my fancy and I just 'block' away.  Then they get tucked into zip bags and bags get tucked into totes.  Time to see what this tote holds.


The aqua caught my eye and these blocks will be finally put into a quilt.  Well, the OMG will be at least a flimsy.

Please be sure to visit the OMG LINK UP

Sewingly Yours,

Sharon 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Scrappy Wednesday

 


The gifted Pin Wheels are now into the sashed flimsy and I am digging for a final border fabric.  I can get the first border on of the Kona Ivory in the mean time.


Our Monday sewing group decided it was time for a group challenge and we decided on an 'at home' relaxing Round Robin.  Each of us came up with a round and it went on a strip of paper and put into a tea cup to pull out the 'mystery' round when we are ready to move on.   I hope to eat up my Civil War fabric with this - so ready for some new, but the old has to be gone first.  I have half of my center done and hope to get this done today.


And if there is still time to play, I will pull the 1.5" barrel of scrappy squares and make a few more of these.

Hoping at some point the rain stops (or we get the boat out), so I can take some good photos outside.

Sewingly Yours,

Sharon