Sunday, July 12, 2020

Monday Making

LoveLaughQuilt


After a long quilt session with the Black Bear Walking, I need some time to play before tackling the next quilt.


I'm digging and pulling the last of my Patrick Loose to use in the 'Ostrich Stretch' pattern by LORNA @ SewFreshQuilts.


The bodies will all be the black which is the Ginko Leave backing trim from the Bear and the ruf  The wings are a muted/mottle Patrick floral that I used long ago for a border (has a little bit of gold fleck thru it).  They are making a fun 'feather' look for these cute birds.  The beak and eyes are another PL fabric that I had just enough of.

It's to be another stormy day with our temps dropping several degrees for a few days - yeah!  Good day to stitch away with a little bit of humor.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Friday, July 10, 2020

Whooping Friday


I'm whooping it up as the Black Bear quilt is finished.  This is Lorna @ SewFreshQuilts 'Bear Paw' pattern and the second quilt I have done with it.  I didn't use the border of small paw prints as it was requested to use RealTree fabrics (manufacturer of hunting appearal fabrics) in the outer borders.


All the bear paw blocks were done in scrappy fall color greens.  The grey sashing representing Birch Trees.  Finished 62" x 68" and glad to have this one crossed off the list.

Share The Spirit

Just a reminder that another inspiring Hop is just around the corner.  Hmmm, Fall and Winter projects - think I am done with extreme hot and humid weather?



I have my 'then' projects selected and I am working on the 'now' project.   I am not fond of working with Christmas fabrics so have selected a white/white Holly and Berry print to go with some seasonal polka dot - gotta love polka dot. 

Posting this off before the next storm takes the power again.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Scrappy Wednesday


I'm a little late to the party.  One I had company and two, I'm not really sewing scraps.  It's quilting marathon time and if I can get Moe to move I can finally get the Black Bear done.  Funny, as much as I moved this quilt around, he always laid back down on the bear.  All the bear paw blocks are scrap greens, so I guess is counts for today.

But my daughter is sewing scraps and I'll share:




Big blocks and big quilts - so not me.  And between her daughter and her - definitely pink lovers which again, is so not me.

We are sweltering waiting for the thunderstorm to hit later tonight.  The  kitties have even been lazing near the AC which they usually avoid.

** AND I really want to thank a number of commentors who are 'no-reply' which makes it impossible for me to respond back to you all.  I do so enjoy and appreciate all your lovely comments **

Stay Safe and Healthy,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Monday, July 6, 2020

Monday Making


I got a start on Bonnie Hunter's new leader/ender project and a baggy of scraps to go thru to cut up pieces for the next few to have ready by the machine.  I'm trying to stay with bright colors to keep this a happy quilt.


Then to work more 16 patches with the 1.5" squares.  I need 85 of these (and a lot of 2 other blocks) for this long term project.  

These two projects should really eat up the smallest bits that have just grown beyond containment!  Another week of stormy weather makes for good sewing time.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon


Friday, July 3, 2020

Whooping Friday


I had to do an indoor photo as we are still stormy and I refuse to stand in lightening and pouring rain to take a picture.  Yes, I got the quilt done and actually added three (yes, three) borders.  This quilt is made entirely of left overs.  Left over JR strips, left over charms,left over strips from prior projects, left over backing cut offs, left over borders.  


The JR was this floral line and I have the one floral in the rust, brown and blue extra wide for border/backs.  I had just enough of the brown left over from another quilt to use as the border - so that is cleaned up.


This is what I have left of the JR strips - all light.  I have probably only put a light binding on a few minis so this will be the first big quilt with a light binding.  The idea is to use this stuff up.  I'll bag it and pin to the quilt top as it goes onto the 'to-be-quilted' pile.


No parades, no fireworks (I hope to catch them on the TV), no gatherings.  We will have rain and severe storms that keep us in any way.  I plan to play with my scraps with the new Bonnie Hunter Scrap Challenge and have a hand project on stand-by should we lose power.  Stay safe, healthy, and cherish each and every day.   

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

OMG - July 2020


Half way thru the year and the OMG has been a real motivation to move a project along.  Because my pile of 'to be quilted' has grown so, July is going to be a quilting marathon month.


I chose this quilt to be my OMG goal.  This was a quilt along with Moda back in 2017 - 'The Patchwork Sampler'.  I used a FQ bundle of 'Katherine Ann' by Patrick Loose and Kona Snow.


There are a lot of grays in this bundle as well as rose prints, so I plan to use this for the backing.  Luckily I had the binding made and pinned to the top so everything is ready to go.  I hope there is enough binding there as I don't have any of this line left - but it's scrappy so I should be able to find something that fits if needed.

Please visit the LINK UP and see everyone's inspiration.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Scrappy Wednesday


With a new month, a reoganiztion starts to plan the schedule of projects to work on.  I want July to be a month of getting as many tops quilted, but I found another pile of made blocks and decided today was a good day to finish these up into a flimsy.  They are rather 'bland' so need a little dressing up.


I have a few strips left from the Jelly Roll quilt made last month, so I am going to use them with this project and clear them out as well.


 The heavy rains have totally beat down the flowers - this is my only bed this year.  We are to have 3-4 more days of these storms and I hope I have flowers left.

The first part of the year has been dreadful and draining - this is how I want the rest of the year!!

Stay Healthy and Safe,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Monday, June 29, 2020

Monday Making


We've had (and will continue to have thru the week) some powerful thunder/lightening/downpour storms, so I hope we keep power thru most of our week.  I will be joining Beth for a little Monday Making - see LINK UP HERE.


I'm working on the last few star blocks for the Lincoln Quilt.  All the sixteen patches are made.  The stars usually go quickly, but....


I am using the flip-corner technique' for the geese units so I can make these bonus units to be used in another project.

With the homespun chickens and thie quilt, I have used up all my greens, most of the blues, and half the reds.  There was very little yellow, black, and blown and they are almost gone. 


I had helpers along the way - Moe in a Tote!  He made me jump and yell as I did't know he was in there - reached in to get the last few scraps out and touched this "furry thing" that suddenly moved!  Stinker!!!


Bella helped to hold down the piles of finished blocks.  They both stick to me like glue when there is a bad storm - they are as nervous as I am - and I'm suppose to be the brave one.


I have packed the larger pieces away in the big tote (and all that pink homespun yet to use).  All the small and scrappy stuff was put in this smaller tote.  I have two projects I want to work out of the 'Hobo Quilts' book and want to use up the scraps first.  Yes, there is still a lot of milage in all this fabric, but I think once the Lincoln Quilt is done, I will have my fill working with homespun  for now.


I snapped a photo of these before the heavy rains just in case they get beat down.  


And this is the first time these have flowered in years.

Stay Safe and Healthy,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Friday, June 26, 2020

OMG - June 2020


This month I used OMG as a challenge to get an older flimsy to quilted/finish.  Please be sure to visit the LINK UP to see what everyone has used OMG to inspire.


My goal was to finally quilt this simple quilt made long ago from an older line of Moda - Crazy for Red.  I wanted to, also, challenge myself to quilt a motif not tried on my machine, done a few times by hand on smaller quilts - the Baptist Fan.  Being this quilt pattern has a lot of straight lines, the fan would soften them and add movement.


I had to take a lot of breaks as right brain/left brain heavy quilting movements give me angst and headaches.  I'm so gald I took the challenge and think it added to this quilt.  Washed and line dried for crinkley goodness. 

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Scrappy Wednesday


The scrappy homespun 'Chicken Gumbo' quilt is ready for quilting.  I will have to get a back for it, but there are other quilts on the pile that get their 'quilting' day before this one.  I chose to set 20 blocks instead of the 30 in the pattern and changed the size of the borders up - unfinished 64.5" x 74.5".  Fun to make, but didn't put a dent in the homespuns.


Pressing at the ironing board.......


Pulling out of the tote and trying to sort into color - half the tote still full.  A lot of pinks for a quilt of their own.


Piled on the table (and another table as well) with the beginnings of the Lincoln Quilt.  I've wanted to make this since seeing it on Barbara Brackman's site HERE.

We had some good thunderstorms and heavy rains - much needed!  Today is cooler and LESS humid.  Did a walk around to see how the flowers held up to the heavy rains - totally beat down.  On the up side, the weeds will be easier to pull though.

Stay Safe and Healthy,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop

To Brighten Our Day

I would like to thank CARLA for hosting this brillant Hop and look forward to seeing what everyone has to share with us.  With it starting just after Summer Solstice ( or maybe you're in Winter Solstice and need a warm up) it is a great way to welcome in the summer season.


I had this image in my files for a long time with the thoughts of painting a quilt block to hang on my porch.  It is called SunBurst Blossom and reminds me of the many fields of day lilies that are around the farm  used for naturalization of an area not suitable for anything else.  Day lilies always pop out upon the first few hot, humid days of Summer.


I had to really dig thru my scraps to find bright sun shiney yellows.  A couple of the vintage calico units are actually 'made' fabric, but it all worked out.  I put corner hangers so this could be used as either a wall hanging or .......


a table topper.  I don't have side tables or a coffee table.  When I tried to set up a nice photo shoot on my kitchen table - I had to furkids thinking this was a wonderful new 'bed'.  So it's out on the lawn for an in the sunshine photo with one of my great grandmother's favorite pieces that she brought out for the summer to fill with wild flowers of all kinds.

Please be sure to visit today's Hosts:

Monday, June 22nd


Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Summer Solstice & Father's Day


I hope you all enjoyed Summer Solstice.  We had a very hot and humid one with an occassional mini shower, but during the pleasant times the furkids and I strolled the property to soak up the longest day of the year.

And a great lead in to the next Bloggers' Hop  

To Brighten Our Day

I can share now


This is the Round Robin quilt that I had the pleasure to be part of.  It was shipped off and confirmed received.  She is going to add to top and bottom as she prefers a retangle quilt over square - and then hand quilt it. 


My Dad has been gone for a long time now (still in my heart), but a Happy Father's Day to all the Dads.  Wouldn't this make a great quilt?


I'll be working on the homespun chickens today.  My brother and SIL will be coming out later, so a nice visit is expected.  Maybe I'll have all those chickens done and Jeri can help with layout and selecting the sashing fabric.  This one just might make it to flimsy stage by the end of the month.

Stay Safe and Healthy,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Scrappy Wednesday - on Thursday


I'm a day late and I don't have much to show because it is secret stitching.  BUT, little britches is still sewing away with gusto!  And yes, those piles - to be quilted and those that need bindings - keeping her Mom busy.


The Round Robin got it's Stop border and Piano Key border (yes, I did two borders) finished and I did a photo shoot - but you only get a peek right now until it arrives at it's home.

To Brighten Our Day

Don't forget that the next Hop is coming up Sunshine.


Monday, June 22nd


Tuesday, June 23rd


Wednesday, June 24th


Thursday, June 25th


Sewingly Yours,
Sharon