Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Hands2Help 2020

I have been participating in H2H since it's birth.  I would like to thank SARAH for all the hard work she puts into this each year.  She deserves a Gold Star this year - moved to a new home, Covid-19, a tornado in her home town, and several venues that she attends to gather donations closed so I know she had to do more work.

I am not only posting my own donation quilts, but some of my fellow guild members' who do not blog but like to participate.  Our guild - Schoharie Valley Piecemakers - does an annual quilt drive for the local Catholic Charities Office.  They serve our communities in-need families in many ways and this adds to their family donation boxes.





Again, Thank You Sarah  - be sure to visit the LINK UP and see all the wonderful quilts that are gifting hugs.

Sewingly Yours,

Monday, June 1, 2020

Monday Making

A long May is finally over.  A very difficult month for sure - lock downs, demonstrations and riots, curfews, and we here in the NorEast had snow days.  Heck, even last night was heavy frost!  I haven't put my winter coat away yet.

Seven miniatures and table toppers got made, two quilts quilted and two more flimsies got added to the pile.  I'm suppose to be keeping ahead with the quilting pile - oh well.  

The last pile of blocks are coming out of the project tote - the tote has been filled back up with solids now.  And I came across a gifted stack of charms that I will look for a quick baby quilt pattern to use them up.

I found black!!  Keepsake Quilting has what they call 'Amish Black' (kona) and they have pre-cuts of 1, 2, or 3 yrds which you can see come nicely packaged.  Although everything checked out available when I ordered, there was only half my order with the other half 'not available - back ordered'.   We shall see if it ever arrives - this has happened to me in the past with this shop.  BUT I have my black!

My first job is to get the scrappy rail fence log cabin quilt into the flimsy stage.  This shouldn't take long as I have the halves together - it's just stitching those two with one long seam and done.

Then next is getting the binding done on my 'Stitching Sunshine Hop' project.

The 20 gallon tote stuffed with shirtings, plaids, and flannels has been pulled into view.  Time to play with those chickens and the Lincoln quilt.  I'll set aside some for the Hobo Quilt I want to start in the Fall.

I need to pull my OMG project and probably another to-be-quilted top.  June is another long month - right?

Stay Safe and Healthy,
Sewingly Yours,

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Scrappy Wednesday

The plan is to get the next two rows sewn on the scrappy rail fence blocks.  This is another way to make a log cabin.

I'll work these tid bits as leader enders with those rows and then play with them for a while on their own.  These are 1.5" squares and the barrel was stuffed!  I have a plan for these 16-patches - long term plans.

There needs to be a trip to the grocery store.  For some of you that is trauma, but we are lucky to have a nice little shop just 2 miles up the road.  Well stocked, lovely people, not crowded, and patrons respectful.

Our area of NYS is headed into Phase #2 and more things will be opening.  I know a lot of people are not jumping into things and being very good at following all the rules in our rural communities.  BUT, I can't wait to hug a few people!

Stay Safe and Healthy,
Sewingly Yours,

OMG - May 2020

I would like to thank PATTY for hosting the OMG.  Great encouragement to progress or finish a project.  Please be sure to visit the link-up.

This month's goal was to progress the stars and ladders into a flimsy. 

I've ordered a back for it and would like to have this one quilted before the Fall.

Sewingly Yours,