Sunday, November 18, 2018

Monday Making


I will finish up these blocks for the Secret Santa Mystery with Temecula Quilt co.  I had hoped to get them done over the weekend, but I had a bit of a mishap that created some colorful words.


Some one (who shall remain nameless) decided my lovely pile of laid out units was a wonderful place to sprawl out on while very wet and muddy.  So a  number of pieces had to be hand washed, towel dried, and now to be repressed.

Once they are done I have to get into a 'quilting' mode.  I cleared out the small table with the Singer for some paper piecing with strings - my breaks between quilting laps.  I have enough batt on the roll to probably get 6 more quilts and a few wallhangings finished for the year.  Then I will have honored my 'focus' for the year - it slipped sometimes.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Secret Santa


Moe has decided that this wintery weather needs supervising from indoors.  How a 20# cat fits in a show box size tote is a mystery, but he's holding down some of my Temecula Quilt Co. Secret Santa Mystery units while I work on some others.

     
Two blocks laid out for some speed row stitching.  I'll keep stacking these so all 12 blocks are ready to assemble, that way I can just chain them right thru the machine for quick work.  I again decided to go with another constant with this scrappy block by using a Kona White for those spacers. 
You can see the original HERE.   I'll wait to see how the sashing/finish is next Friday to decide on scrappy or another constant.

Once they are done, I hope to get to that Kaffe miniature that is laying underneath.   Yes, I plan on stitching this hibernation away.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Friday, November 16, 2018

It Begins


Our first major snow storm is in progress and we sit right in one of those pink zones.  Not only snow, but bitter cold and windy making it colder. I snuck out the day before and picked up a few staples - mainly , keep that kitty food and snacks in good supply as my furries are not happy with this at all.


I just want some mindless stitching the next couple of day so I will keep working on the two different size postage stamp blocks.  Currently I have 6 of each, but those barrels are still pretty stuffed and will carry on until these are completed.

The next Temecula Secret Santa Mystery step should come out today, and I will tackle those little cuties as well.  

My heart is aching for all those in harms way - such lost is overwhelming.  I will do my best to donate blocks and flimsies to those collecting as a small part that I can play.  I know from going thru our own town's devistation years ago, this is something you never recover from.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday Making


I can no longer stuff any more into my 2.5" barrels, so some serious stitching needs to be under taken.  This seems to be the most used size when I break down gifted scrap bags, so this barrel fills up rather fast.
And, I do have more to break down.


 The postage stamp is the quickest way to use them up.  I know, I have one going with the 1.5" squares as well.  This size works nicely for when you don't need to have your brain in full focus.  I can stop mid stream and do other things and then come back to it without trying to figure out where you left off.  Plus, they seem to be the most popular selling quilts in the shop right now.

I have to put the finishing touches on my block for the Susan B Anthony Project 2020 - to scroll menu use the 3 bars on the top right corner.  You will find the story, block construction, and registration form should you be interested.  Our guild is submitting a few blocks, as we got interested in this when the Empire Quilt Fest show had the first 40 blocks for one of our special exhibits.  I'll post a photo when it is done.

Cold and rainy day - some stitching, organizing (still), soup in the crock pot, maybe I'll even get a quilt basted - a good day.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon