Sunday, May 30, 2021
Another year of H2H has come to a close. This event is the collective efforts and brainstorm of the lovely SARAH of Confessions of a Fabric Addict. It has evolved from very minimal, to sponsors, to quests, to pre-event tutorials. Eventually finding reliable/most in need donation sites/groups. When postage soared other ideas were presented. Wow, 11 years now and I am always amazed how quilters come thru in times of crisis, needs of comfort, and community support.
I have participated since the start and then a few guild buddies joined in. BUT this year we decided we would submit as a guild. Our quilt drive for Services in our Communities is at the same time. Even with Covid and lock downs these guys and gals come thru.
We are a small guild, but these folks always excell when needed. 20 quilts were collected and donated to our local Family Services overseen by Catholic Charities. They even supported the pillowcase drive for family Holiday boxes and placemats for Meals on Wheels.
Thank You Sarah for hosting another year and can't wait to see the final count for the year. Be sure to visit SARAH.
Schoharie Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Friday, May 28, 2021
My goal for May was to take 'found' blocks and get them into a flimsy - meaning also borders.
I was surprised to find that stripe of white/aqua/brown buried on the shelf and it was perfect to finish this off. Blocks no longer hidden, fabric no longer hidden (bonus in 'used up'). I have the binding made and in the pile of 'to be quilted' this one went. I am still in search of decently priced backing. OH, how prices on fabrics soared!
Linking up with OMG - please visit
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
All of the Hobo Train Blocks are made and I got a start on putting rows together.
I found this fabric on the shelf and thought it looked like old railroad tracks/ties. This is the sashing between rows. I need to find something for the inner border and the outer border will be scrappy Homespun.
It's hot and sticky - been dry for too many days. I hope it rains later today as it looks like it is brewing - all the plants could use a good soaking.
Sunday, May 23, 2021
I've had this book now for almost a year, so time to put it to use. A very interesting read on the blocks and hobo life on the rails. I want to make the large quilt with all the blocks, but....
there are a lot of smaller projets using one or a few of the blocks. This one caught me eye.
I have most of the blocks cut out and prepped for assembly. They work up very fast. I'll lay those out and then see what colors I need for filling in. I'll make one of these for the larger quilt as well.
I have lot's of homespuns, plaids, and shirt cottons that need using up. There are some cute small projects in the book - and then make each block for the big quilt. This play probably will carry right on right into Fall.
I stepped away from the computer and all media for the weekend and forgot I was suppose to pull a winner for the "Wild" Hop giveaway.
Great cross stitch pieces. I love to cross stitch. I just don't have enough hours in my day anymore.
I will send email for mailing information and thank you all for visiting and commenting.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Ms P Designs USA
Patchouli Moon Studio
Hill Valley Quilter
Stitchin At Home
Sew Many Yarns
Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel
Words & Stitches
Sunday, May 16, 2021
First, I am so glad that blogger got their act together and fixed their HUGE mistake. I didn't want to touch my blog in fear of being lost forever and hated the thought that it would cancel the HOP. I'd like to thank Carol for being our gracious host for this HOP and I look forward to seeing all the creativity.
I've done a few 'wild' pieces over the years and had to think on what to do for this Hop. Then in a clearing out frenzy, I came across an old piece of work partially finished - TADA, HORRAY!!!
I think I started this piece 3-4 years ago and it just needed a little bit of backstitching (which I hate). I like to use my fabric framing method for these and it didn't take much time to have it finished.
Cross Stitch was my fiber arts way before quilting and this piece is probably 40 years old and still hanging on the wall. I would like to change it out to my current fabric framing technique with some new fabrics to perk it up. This is my design - yes, I used to design way back (before kids).
Of course, I had to take the new 'wild' outside to photo in the wild. My give away for this hop is this little piece of work, be sure I can contact you - will ship any where. I will draw the winner on Sunday, May 23 - my birthday!
Please be sure to visit today's and tomorrow's posting bloggers:
Homespun Hannah's Blog
Just Sew Quilter
Just Because Quilts
For The Love Of Geese
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Life in the Scrapatch
Sewing Up My Fabric
Sewingly Yours, Sharon
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
I have two new students on Wednesday mornings. While learning how to use their machines, I have them making blocks. Might as well be working toward something rather than just stitching mindless. One is working out of my 2.5" square barrel making 9-patches and the other is using up the 3.5" squares in 4-patches - baby quilts in progress.
Our program at yesterday's guild meeting was the owner of Yarn Designs Unlimited. Many of us didn't know we had such a prestigous company right in our backyard. Lots of lovely samples of yarns and fabrics with explaination of their dying processes. She offered to work with anyone to special dye fabrics for a project or for backings as well as contribute to any of our charity work.
I, also, won the door prize (must wear your name tag at meetings) and here are my goodies from the bag. The clips I'll give to Mom as we just had a conversation over these while she was struggling to pin a binding to stitch down - she never heard of them which we thought funny as many of the gals have used days to do bindings and they use the clip (she just didn't notice I guess). The needle threader and spool of thread can be used in the classroom. BUT those socks are mine!!!
We have had a tough time here with many recent losses of quilting and family friends and it has taken a deep toll on my mother - hence my absences with the blog and blog reading. I hope to catch up to you all thru the rest of the week.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
I've been doing a lot of clearing out and discovering things tucked away that makes me ask "when did I do these"? This month I will us OMG to clean up one of those mystery finds.
I have a habit of making blocks - lots of blocks. Something grabs my fancy and I just 'block' away. Then they get tucked into zip bags and bags get tucked into totes. Time to see what this tote holds.
The aqua caught my eye and these blocks will be finally put into a quilt. Well, the OMG will be at least a flimsy.
Please be sure to visit the OMG LINK UP
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
The gifted Pin Wheels are now into the sashed flimsy and I am digging for a final border fabric. I can get the first border on of the Kona Ivory in the mean time.
Our Monday sewing group decided it was time for a group challenge and we decided on an 'at home' relaxing Round Robin. Each of us came up with a round and it went on a strip of paper and put into a tea cup to pull out the 'mystery' round when we are ready to move on. I hope to eat up my Civil War fabric with this - so ready for some new, but the old has to be gone first. I have half of my center done and hope to get this done today.
And if there is still time to play, I will pull the 1.5" barrel of scrappy squares and make a few more of these.
Hoping at some point the rain stops (or we get the boat out), so I can take some good photos outside.
Sunday, May 2, 2021
I had a blogger send me a baggy of goodies with the desire that it be used to make quilts for charity. The large pinwheels caught my eye and decided to finish those up first.
They are all done - half of them on one table and half on another. Today I plan to sash and possibly get to flimsy stage. Then the border - will see what is on the shelf that works.
Please visit the LINK UP with Beth.
These three ladies have plotted out the monthly HOPS for the year.
CARLA has the full list posted. These are fun and great inspiration. If you've never done a hop, take a look at the list - there is something for everyone. Maybe you see one that pokes your ribs. OR dig thru your UFO's and find something that fits the theme ant get'r done.