Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Scrappy Wednesday


Fall is my favorite season - cooler temps, calming colors constantly changing, the crisp smell of the air, and the seasonal fruits and veggies I love.  It has come at time that I need a little 'calming' with the loss of my brother and the more time consuming care of my Mom.  

It has me pulling out quilt tops that have long waited their turn for 'finishing'.  This is a Missouri Star Quilt Co pattern - I looked but couldn't find.  I think this was a challenge a few of us bloggers took - use your least favorite color - to make this pattern.  It was for layer cakes, but I just used up my accuming oranges (I don't use much).

I have gathered, bought, estate sales, and gifted a number of large pieces of fabric for backs (another reason these quilts sat - waiting on backing).  This very large floral print worked out perfect for this quilt.  I did just a large open meander using a thread called 'mellon' (goes with the season)  and framed it off with a black binding.

I've decided to sit out the rest of the year from participating in the Hops - I love to do them, but I need to get myself back on track.  I miss my daily blog reading, updates, keeping a fresh list of activities on my blog's side bar - so blogging needs more attention.  AND I am desperate for some ME time.  I am glad that our local guild has started back up from Summer break, as well as doing a few travel teaching classes before the snow falls.

Sewingly Yours,


Sunday, September 19, 2021

Falling For You Blog Hop


I would like to first thank Joan of Moosse Stash Quilting for hosting this Hop.  Fall is my favorite time of year.  The brilliant change of colors, the fruits and veggies of the season, the smells, and the cooler temps.

This hop was perfect to push a finish on a quilt top that I made during Carol's "Autumn Jubilee" quilt along last year.  She is hosting another Jubilee all October and you can read about it HERE

A fun row quilt of Fall inspired blocks.  To compliment it I added a patch work of green wovens for the outer border and just quilted with a large open meander in a thread called "Corn Silk".  Hey, they are harvesting the feed corn now in our valley - so it seemed appropriate.

My favorite blocks were the fussy cut for the stars and scrappy clean up for the points.

I had this rust, orange backing in my stash for many years (Connecting Threads 'Heritage Bouguet') and glad I found a quilt to use it with.  I used it for the binding, too - a little more orange to round it out.

Please be sure to visit all the folks contributing to this hop:

Monday September 20

Creatin' in the Sticks

Samelias Mum

Quilting Gail

Vroomans Quilts

Quilt Schmilt

Tuesday September 21

Just Let Me Quilt

Just Sew Quilter

Days filled with Joy

Kathy’s Kwilts and More 

The Morning Latte

Wednesday September 22


 Thursday September 23

Karrins Crazy World

Words and Stitches

Patchouli Moon Studio

Karen’s Korner

That Fabric Feeling


 Friday September 24


Ms P Designs USA

Lianne Makes Stuff

Quilted Delights


Sewingly Yours,


Saturday, September 18, 2021

Weekend of Fun


Today is National Sew A Jelly Roll Day so take some time to play.  There are a lot of free patterns on-line or make it up as you go.  No Jelly Roll!  Make Your own by pulling some fabrics and cut some 2.5" strips.  And make it a weekend of fun sewing - why just one day.

Then get ready for some Fall Project(s) inspiration.  My favorite season and colors.

Sewingly Your,



Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Quilt Guild Fun


On Saturday I taught the minature selvedge piece to members of The Cairo Piecemakers quilt guild.  We talked about the selvedge and I had pieces from early fabrics right up to the newest lines - simple to works of art.   

A Tula Pink lover and I love how she chose the Tabby Road and her silohouette was a kitty.

Some great color going on here and she is planning a herd of deer across the piece.

Another - many  that were so different due to the fabric stashes  used by each member and silohouettes again represented the quilter.  There were butterflies, cats, several birds, animals, and Fall fruits.

AND on Tuesday my quilt guild - Schoharie Valley Piecemakers - had a class on reverse dyeing.  I will share more on that as I get more photos sent to me.

Sewingly Yours,


Saturday, September 11, 2021

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Scrappy Wednesday


Yes, I know it's Thursday but this didn't schedule post so had to release it a day late.  

Getting things ready for a Saturday class on working with selvedge.  Step outs, supplies, notes. props, etc....

This is the little piece that started it all, but new selvedge, colors and a different sillohette is changing the sample piece.  Looking forward to an in-person class.

Sewingly Yours,


Thursday, September 2, 2021

September Already?


I haven't done much stitching the past several days due to a 'summer cold'.  There were days that I just slept!  Now it's a raggy cough and stuffy nose - but that could be my allergy to Rag Weed just as well.  Yes, that pesky Fall weed who's yellow flowers spread the heaviest pollen.

 Those small scrap projects laid around, waiting their turn for a finish and finally I mustard strength and got them done.

I had an extra court house steps block from the large quilt and made it into a pillow, so that is cleaned up.

I need to work on cleaning up my blog, side bar, and catching up on some NEW stuff coming out this Fall season - it is my favorite season after all.

Sewingly Yours,