Sunday, November 19, 2017

Fabric Out-Fabric In

I've been trying to get some projects finished before the end of the year.  This is one of the flower pounding pieces I did at our guild's workshop a month ago.  I hope to get the other two done as well.

The Burgoyne Surrounded is in the final phase - borders!!  My Bane!!  I just have the last large floral border. I am going to have to do some real fiddling to get  the piecing to match up to make the length I need as I only have just so much fabric.  There is a piece JUST large enough for the binding and I have a fabric for the back.  More fabric out.

We were reminded to bring bags with us to the next quilt guild meeting for our swap/share/free night - I brought a tub.  Well, it had a lot of books, magazines, and patterns in it to take for the night - BUT....

I filled it back up with some plushies, flannels, and kid print scraps....

Some yardage that no one wanted.  Yes, I waited until pretty much everyone went thru and selected before I browsed.  We have a pillowcase drive for Christmas and I plan to use some of these with things off the shelf.

My camera batties are low, thus the poor pictures.  Some floral  scraps in about FQ size.

This was a mix of shirting, ticking, and light weight denim.  This fills my basket of a planned project for January.

A baggy of Home Decor weight swatches perfect for small bags and wristlets.

A box of homespuns with a basket project started.  There was a pattern with this, but someone wanted just the pattern - I can figure this out, so let her have the pattern.

A box of American Jane and some 'real' 30's fabrics - oh, boy!!

Three of this panel.  I tried to convince everyome that these make for quick baby quilts - no takers so I took them all.

This adorable panel is going to fun to add borders to for a quick quilt.

A cute tin full of buttons, threads, and I only took one pattern (set).

And these were from my ventures to quilt shops.  The FQ bundle is 'Quill' by Three Sisters (when I had my Juki fixed) - the owl plushie and cute chicken fabric I bought when I took the landscaping class.

I think I am ready for next year with new fabrics and plenty of new scraps (I have all those bags, too).  Oh, and I hit a thread sale on-line - yup, ready for 2018!

Sewingly Yours,

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Scrappy Wednesday

Since I am in a finishing mode, I want to try and wrap up the Burgoyne Surrounded project.  These were wonderful fabric scraps gifted to me by a guild member.  She wanted to repay me for all the fabrics I have passed on to her and others.  I told her to bring me some uglies.  These are not uglies - I love them!  As they say, ones man's  trash is another man's treasures.

Also, with that saying - our guild had a swap/sale/UFOs/free last night as our guild program.  Yup, we all wanted to glean out!  Since I had already gleaned fabrics, I took a lot of patterns, books, and magazines. Left over fabrics were donated to the church sewing group, the left over patterns to save for our guild table at Empire Quilt Fest, and the left over books/magazines will be donated to the local libraries.

AND YES - I did bring fabric home!  It's still in the back of the car and once I've hauled it in and laid it out for proper storage, I will post up a photo.

The newest rosette for my temperature quilt.  A  color change on my scale.  The Aqua quickly turned to light blues and a dip into the darker blues.  I think I was mourning the loss of my last few flowers with that one fabric selection. 

42 - 46 - 29 - 30 - 36 - 38 - 38

Take time to play today,
Sewingly Yours,

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday Archives

Val's Quilting Studio

I am very honored to have one of my quilts highlighted over at VAL'S for this TA's feature:  Bow Tie Quilts.  If you are new to this venue, please pop over and visit some of the other link ups showing other quilters' Bow Ties.  Maybe even add one of your own!!

Sewingly Yours,

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday Making

Today I want to get the other two Burgoyne Surrounded blocks finished and maybe get some of the sashing done using it as leader/enders.  A step closer to a finish on this project.

Yes, the Juki is home and set up.  I am so pleased that I finally found someone who could fix this machine.  Not only fix, but put a lot of little 'polishes' on this baby to perk her up.  She sounds and runs better than when she first came in the door.  All those Geese rows are pairing up and I might lay them out, tab the rows, and then once tucked away it will be in order for a final finish.

We are in an 'Artic Freeze' right now with low temp records for this time of year breaking.  They say we will see a slightly warmer few days which will be followed by more cold, snow, and high winds.  Looking more like Thanksgiving will be a 'stay home' kind of day.

** linking up with Monday Making and Design Wall **

Sewingly Yours,