Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A" Squirrel" Project...Cousin Potholders

I got sidetracked from the H2H quilt to make a couple of potholders for 2 of my husband's cousins who are traveling to meet up with us at a local restaurant for a little visit.

Here are the pictures.

I used the Jonquil pattern from the 365 Paper Piecing Patterns. As you can see I own old fabrics, the background  is Fossil Fern. It seemed the most appropriate. I like the Springy look.

I didn't do a very good job on the sewing, kind of our of practice, and I'm not seeing so good lately. Suddenly I had double vision, and it's a problem for my doctor. Had an MRI still no diagnosis. It may correct itself says the doctor. Anyone else have that happen to them?
So off to Bridgeman's to meet up with the family.
Hope you are having springtime where you live.

Friday, March 3, 2017

March: The Red Month

As you know I jumped the gun and sewed ahead.  The five red geese are finished for March, and I made one red butterfly and a red leaf, too.

Next pictures are of the star blocks for the H2H charity quilt made with the "found" bundle of 5" squares that I made years ago for another Jazzy Snowball Quilt like the one I donated in 2013 (seen below).

The last two aren't pressed yet.  I've got another 2 in the works, and that will be the main focus of sewing here until that quilt is done.

Thanks for stopping. Go over to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and see what others have made red.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 27, 2017

First Star

Happy Birthday to my Hubby!  He's 74 today!
Someone asked me what I'd be doing during the Red month of Rainbow Scrap Challenge... well, I don't know when it is, but I'm working on this quilt for the Hands 2 Help Challenge... (If you are unfamiliar with it see the button on the side bar.)

Even though I measured wrong... triangles made with 2 3/4" squares instead of the 2 7/8" squares. It still came together pretty good, and I'm not recutting the 64 squares. The star color is a more mellow orange than it shows here. So happy that the stack of pieces just showed up in my stash. On to star 2...


Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Miracle Pile

I'm so excited!  I just found the Miracle Pile!

I was looking through my boxes of multicolored stash for pieces I can cut into fat quarters to make a prize for the H2H.  I found the five I promised, but I was looking further - for better choices? or more pieces?  You know how it is when you start into the fabric bins... touchy feely... I was enjoying the moment.  Good thing I kept looking.  I found several stacks of 5" squares already cut from those fabrics. Yay!  When I counted the pieces = 192 and I'd already cut other purples toward the project.  I don't have to cut anything else for the Hobe Camp 48X60 quilt I planned to make.  Here's a look at the pile.

 From the top - some few won't be used because they were cut to be a snowball quilt many years ago.

From the side...
Now I need a color for the stars. I'm planning on the first star quilt that Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict shared. Mine will feature plain stars in a wild sky.

You all know how slow I am at getting things done... I've got a head start this year!

So if you'd like to know more about the Hands to Help charity (it hasn't started yet) use the above link, or the button on my side bar, and check it out. There are 3 charities (again) this year, or you can give to your local charity and still be included in H2H.  There are guest writers along the way, and prizes! 
Last year I won this

Thanks for stopping in, and sharing my joy.

Have a great week.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Working Ahead

I didn't know what to do with myself... so I'm working ahead of the RSC. I know one of the colors will be red...

I only want 5, and this week I did 4+.  Wonder what the new color will be.  I'll show these again when RSC catches up with me. I also did a red butterfly and leaf.

Not real happy with this one... Is it the brown stem or the same prints on either side? I made this pattern years ago and just found the pattern again.  Loved the older ones that I made into cuff bracelets for my grandgirls. Here are some pictures of the bracelets.

Off to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge to see what the others have made... in teal.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Turquoise Works

I hate to admit it, but this is all I got done this third week of February... no excuses.

Next week I'm going to work on the arch in teal, like I did in purple.  Then I'll have 5 goosey strips per month, any number of butterflies and an arch in each RSC color - I'm thinking table runner for the arches.  We will see.

Now I'm off to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge to see what others accomplished this week.
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day - Almost Geese

Hope you are having a delightful day. I looked for Valentine sewing to share at Val's... found several to share. (It's me Terri in WI)
Don't know that this picture of the geese in process is appropriate for Valentine's Day... but here goes.

I figured out this photo page from the 70s is just what I need to keep all the little pieces in order and on the sewing machine until I finish a strip.  (Before I started using it, all the pieces went in different directions. Makes life so much easier with this bit of ancient technology. Another genius idea... LOL)

The first piece (darkest) is already pinned to the paper strip on the right.

So we are going out to Chinese tonight. He's been wanting Chinese for a while now, and I really don't care for it past the egg rolls. It's his Valentine gift. (I got a card saying he thinks I'm amazing. We're married 48+ years - I guess I am amazing, and so is he... just don't tell him I said that.)