Sunday, August 1, 2021

Monday Making


I have the Shoo Fly blocks into their little setting.  I've decided not to put the borders on, but keep it a nice size wall hanging.  It now waits it's turn in the 'to be quilted' pile.

There are a lot of Shoo Fly blocks still in the tote - another quilt - another time.  I need something NEW - well, still using up scraps.

I had a guild member stop in to get some help in how to clean and repair an old quilt and she dropped off some magazines to pass on to our class people.  This quilt caught my eye for sure.   The lovely Wendy Sheppard designed this pretty, scrappy Court House Steps using low volumns and I have lots of those to use up.  This in Better Homes & Gardens American Patchwork & Quilting  Issue #171.

 I dug thru the brown tote for all the Dark Chocolate in a few varieties that  I could find to make those cute Churn Dash framed mini squares.  All the tiny pieces waiting to be played with - and that's my Monday Making for today.

While the West Coast is hot and on fire, we are very cool with LOTS of rain - here and there at times a need to evacuate along the raging mountain feeders (that usually trickle), gushing colverts spilling over, and a lazy low creek that is now a river overflowing banks.  And the deadly Covid Varient is in our area.  Scary times all around.

Stay Safe and Stitch On,

Sewingly Yours,



Saturday, July 31, 2021

OMG July 2021 Finish


Patty's OMG for July was used to manage some reorganizing of 'found' blocks.   I do tend to get into block making mode and then they get tucked into totes - sometimes 2-4 projects in one tote.

Scrappy nine-patches set with alternating low volumn squares - helped clean some of that out as well.  It's now in the pile of 'needs  borders' or I can just quilt as is - will depend on what size donation quilt is needed.

Visit the OMG LINKY for some inspiration

Sewingly Yours,


Monday, July 26, 2021

Monday Making

 I hope you enjoyed the GUY Hop and I will leave the button up on the side bar for a few more days if you want to catch up.  I have been re-organizing and re-arranging again.  This is out in the large center hall again.  This is my yardage - yes, yardage.  Covid really had me working from 'stash'.  I can still get a few more quilts out of what is here.

This mess is in one corner of the livingroom.  The shelf unit are all projects that need to be finished - or least work them to the flimsy stage.  The tall white tower I am slowly sorting thru.  It is just like the 'kitchen junk drawer' but each drawer is full of junk.  The little cart under the table is what is left of my thread - going thru that with Covid as well.

 I have pulled one of the totes from the 'need to finish' shelves.  These blocks were either a Bonnie Hunter challenge or RSC (or combo).  I have all the parts in the tote, just need to get this one together.

Sewingly Yours,


Sunday, July 18, 2021

The Guy Hop


I'd like to thank Carol for hosting this Hop.  I have a lot of 'guys' in the family as well as make sure there are masculine quilts in the shop.

I had plans for my post, but changed with the suden passing of my eldest brother.  Thus I dedicate to John Ralph Vrooman who was an avid outdoorsman, loved fishing, hunting, took painstaking care of the place (was always on that mower), and had a strong fondness of the mountain regions around our Valley - the Catskills and the Adirondacks.

I had hoped to get the Lincoln quilt done for this hop.  This is a replica of the Lincoln Quilt in the Nebraska Museum.  Shirting from bro-bro (and my boys) are in this quilt.

The train quilt didn't get done either.  My bro and SIL went on one of the Adirondack Train treks one fall and there was a freak storm that covered the tracks with trees/snow that they couldn't go forward or backward.  It took several hours for rescue and then busing back to where their cars were.  A train ride to remember.

I made two of Lorna's Bear Walking quilt pattern.  This reminds me of when my bro discovered the old bear off the mountain came down to eat out of the bird feeders in his back yard.  We let him bend the feeder's bars down right into a semi-circle and sat right in the middle dipping in each one as desired.  Once he was done, he ambled off up the mountain - never did it again.  Of course bro had to get new bars for poles for the feeders.

And the moose quilt has a story.  My Dad and bro were on hunting trip and a moose came into the road and got MAD at the car.  My Dad always said 'don't goose the moose' long after that - don't piss someone off!
Hung on one of the stacks of wood for the several wood stoves on the farm - bro-bro's job for many year.

There are many more men's quilts, but I will end with this photo of a tavern in the Adirondacks that my bro and SIL came upon on there many travels into the region.

Please be sure to visit all the wonderful and creative folks along this hop:

July 26


Creatin' in the Sticks

Storied Quilts

Quilted Delights

Samelia's Mum

Vroomans Quilts

Karen's Korne


July 27




Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel


Words & Stitches

Days Filled With Joy


July 28


Ms P Designs USA


Lianne Makes Stuff

For The Love Of Geese

Domestic Felicity


July 29



That Fabric Feeling

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Quilt Schmilt

The Colorful Fabriholic

Songbird Designs


July 30


Just Let Me Quilt

Quilt Fabrication

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Patchouli Moon Studio

Food for Thought

Sewingly Yours,