Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Scrappy Wednesday


I was going thru some of the yardage on bolts and found this.  I must have picked this up on a end of bolt sale long ago.  I would have prefered a yellow for the cuff, but you use what you have.  These are pillowcases using the 'hot dog' (or burrito) method and are for our guild charity drive for the Community Christmas Baskets.  I was able to cut 8 cases and use all of both fabrics up - just little end strips that went in the string tote.

I was doing pretty good at the prep stage until I got some 'help'.  I'll let him keep the one while I work on the the other 7.  I'm sure he will get bored and move on to the couch for his nap - then I can finish up.

Another guild project - our entry into 'Snowmen Along Main Street'.  Our clumsy skating snowman has his 3rd year, but we added a Miss this year.  Mister was made from scraps donated by many members and I saved all the left overs - that bag is now out of the house.  Thanks to Ginny and her hubby for hanging and the photo.

 And the guild sponsored a lighted Angel for the 'Lights in the Park'.  Thank you member, Martha, for picking up the 'Giant' Angel frame - I spent an afternoon zip tieing 900 lights to her - and the she delivered her back for the Rotary to set up the display.

I need to take Mom for a drive to see the Snowmen and then the lights.

And as you can see, it is starting to snow here!!!

Sewingly Yours,


Monday, November 30, 2020

Monday Making


I found these little gems in container (with other little gems) while doing my reorganization.  60 little Broken Dishes blocks that were bonus units from another quilt.  These are only 4.5" unfinished so I have to find a pattern/design with a mixer to make this of some size - or go small.

I realized after find these blocks that I never showed the original quilt.  This is the quilt those gems came from.  The Lincoln Quilt - flip corners from the star 'geese' units.  This will probably be my January 2021 finishing piece.

And it's Cyber Monday - sales, sales, sales!!!  I actually bought some fabric a few weeks ago on a good sale.  All those quilts that needed yardage to do borders with.  Ha - got my next year's plan mapped out and I'll use OMG again to make it all happen.

Don't forget the Cookies Hop is starting tomorrow - it's that time of year to bake!  

A lot of sites are posting special holiday gifts and projects, but I have a love of this shop and wish they were on my coast.  TemeculaQuiltCo is hosting an 'archive' posting of their holiday free projects.  I've made many of them, but how fun to revisit and maybe once the dust has settled I'll actually make a couple again. 

End the year with something that makes you smile, gives you a giggle, warms your heart.

Sewingly Yours,


Thursday, November 26, 2020

November OMG 2020


I've been very happy with my success each month in completing the goal chosen.  This has worked so well with moving a long time UFO into the next step and for finally finishing the quilting.  Please be sure to visit other's progress with OMG HERE .

These were blocks that I had made with RSC and then used the OMG earlier in the year to get them into a flimsy.  This month's goal was to get it quilted.  

  I didn't have enough of the blue outer border fabric for the binding as planned, but I had the same print in the brown left over.  Simple muslin backing to add to the old world charm of the block.  This will probably be the last quilt finish for the year.

Sewingly Yours,