Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cinder Blocks & Milky Way.

I've not been blogging for awhile, busy with this and that. As for what I'm working on it's been giving me Headaches... Some times I think I might have a seizure it's so vibrant. 2 of the Granddaughters moved into new bedrooms and they painted them PINK. That alone is vibrant, but they have purchased them ceiling lights, and the pattern reminded me of one that I had gotten in the mail, a free pattern so that I would be enticed to buy a quilting magazine.
 It was one of Fons and Porter patterns called Milky Way. So one quilt was supposed to be white, black and PINK as in FUSHIA or HOT pink.... The other Just Pink and Purple. Only now she is not sure about the pattern. It's a pending problem.

Here's a pic of the one.


 Since I took that picture I have added 4 squares of the pink and black and white fabrics and then a border of black. I will be quilting it next week.

I also finished Jo & Kelli Kramer's, Cinder Block for my Niece's graduation from HS.


Here's a picture of the quilting a used a square Ruler from Quilters Rule. It's not perfect, but neither am I!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Grand Illusion, continues

I haven't gotten  a lot done of GI yet. I continued on w all of the BB quilts. All but one has been given to the parents & BB's. The first is a quilt for my niece. it's a Wondering Path often called something else but I don't like that name. Mostly in Batiks. I wrote about this in another blog post. you can read about it here





I have done 3 Of Bonnies "Emery Stars". This is the second one I just LOVE this BB picture too.
 She is just so enthusiastic!
The left Emery Stars I don't have a picture of the BB on the quilt yet... New parents! I love this pattern, as I used most of my Bonus triangles for it. I think I have another one set up with all the black and neutrals from GI.

This last one is of the Grand Illusion.... all the farther I have gotten. I hear that a local quilt store is doing a Saturday UFO in Feb... I think I might have to join. Just to get them DONE.

So I'm using 'my' plan for Borders as a leader ender project for Celtic Solstice while I assemble my GI mystery quilt.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Finished!

Actually I finished this this past week. Nothing fancy on the quilting, Just wanted to Get Them Done! This is a quilt for my niece I think I promised her one 2 yrs ago... I'm not that fast but this went together well. Its often called Wanders Path.
This is a baby quilt that I whipped up with out knowing who is the recipient. I just wanted to use up some of my scarps. It's going to my yoga instructor who had a BB on Dec 24.
and the back of the quilt with a picture of the embroidered label.











Now I'm working on another BB quilt using the bonus triangles from Bonnie Hunters Mystery quilt, Grand Illusion:
This is all the farther I have gotten on it.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Mystery Quilt Delays

I was all caught up w the Mystery Quilt, Grand Illusion.


So I started to work on an older quilt that will be for one of my nieces. It's mostly in Batiks, and I scored some on a sale BOGO! can't beat that!  During the GI hiatus, I cut the remainder that I needed out, and started putting them together.
I'm not sure of this layout yet this is my first placement.
I might move some around.



Then came this past w/e. We had to go do some Christmas stuff. I was also making batches of Cookie dough for what my DD call "Cookie Armageddon".


                                                                                                                                                                 Some of the Grands came over and were very good at making the cookie balls, and conservative w the ones they ate and brought home.

 Truthfully last year was Far Worse.

Friday I was able to start sewing and Saturday. But this is all the farther I have gotten on the GI mystery quilt.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Mystery quilt Link up part 3

Thank you Bonnie for an easier step three. Step one and 2 were challenging, but I made it through them. Step 3, I though was going to be a breeze, but still I had some difficulty getting them done and with the black square in the left hand upper corner. Once I did it in the middle.
OPPS where's that ripper!



Towards the end I was scrambling to find enough neutrals, then found
whole box full of cut 2" squares and rectangles!

There was one point when I was approaching the LAST SET, that I dug through my trash to find some more green. Not wanting to cut anymore of the strips to get 1 square.
I also was able to find a Large box to put all of my finished pieces into.


 Now on to cookie dough making and MAYBE just Maybe I'll start quilting the quilt that has been on my frame for 2+weeks, Bc I was out of batting (that I know have!)

Monday, December 8, 2014



 Hi all I've had a lot of issues getting photo's to load.... it's a search and find thing. I posted on FB and Janet Mercer helped me out. As I've been unable to post pic.... Now to go back and ADD pic to some older blogs!
We went to the Horse parade in Lebanon, Ohio and also to Waynesville, Ohio. I saw a few antiques sewing machines there. None came home w me, but I know many are interested in machines. I thought the note on the treadle was interning. "key and 2nd shuttle and mysterious accessories in #13 locked case"! LOL it was $175! Not sure if it was worth it.


Wilcox seen at Mulberry street antique store, in Lebanon, Ohio 

1950's worn to silver decals

1950+'s Feather weight case it's seen better days
Also this WILCOX machine and wooden case. I think the price was $350. I  could be wrong. I'm not that interested in it. They also had a very pretty 1950's feather weight, but it was pretty expensive for my taste. $350. I didn't see a box and now am upset that I didn't ask.
BC later in Waynesville I did see this worn to silver and beat up case of $250. I think it should have been for sale fro a lot less.

As for my Mystery quilt hook up... Here's some fabric I bought in Waynesville at The Fabric Shack.











I didn't choose any of my fabrics with Bonnie's paint chips, I decided the Friday it started, when I found  these at a shop in Madison, Indiana. It's called  'Fabric Store'!  None of his fabrics are recent, looks more like buyouts. But I'm OK w that. Here's what I got there :

and did this with:
This is step 1 completed, and the beginnings of step 2.... Now enough of this fiddling around... I've got some sewing to do!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mid June, the garden is doing well this yr. Peas have been producing enough for us, and the green beans look like they are ready to flower.
I did get a few salads out of the garden this yr, but no heads of lettuce. I really don't know how they are produced. I think earlier planting for one and less seeds for another. I pulled them up last w/e as we are now getting 90 degree temps. I knew that they would bolt. My Potatoes are growing like crazy. I have had to add wood to their raised beds 3 times! Rethinking my plan for next yr. As they are getting so high. I think I need to make a 4 foot high bin!

Quilting has been going slowly. I'm working on another donation quilt that is the Road to Arkansas design. I have several babies due in Oct and am thinking about how to use my scraps, and the numerous 1/2sq triangles that it has produced. So far they are too small for what I had planned. For the baby quilts.

I also have a baby quilt on the frame. I need to add the batting and pin down the top. So far this week all I have done is get the backing on the frame!