Sunday, April 22, 2018

Monday Making


I'll be joining BETH today with some play with NEW fabric.  As a scrap quilter it is exciting to open up, pet, and smell new fabric.  It's a whole nother world!


I bought this wonderful bundle of fat 1/8ths at our quilt guild meeting .  I was late getting to the guest presenter's sale table, that I was afraid this lovely would be gone.  The white is a 20 yard piece I've had on the shelf and slowly working thru.  It actually has a white 'burst' circle thru it which doesn't show up in the photo - just a bit of fun.


Don't you just LOVE this selvedge?  Yup, some Cotton & Steel is getting freshly cut - my first time playing with this fabric line.

  
Spring Project

I've been waiting on some time to play with this .  With my quilt commission work done and being mailed out today, I have a few days before I get busy with the big quilt show on the weekend.  Button is on the side bar if you want to take a peek at this.


These are 10" finished blocks - HUGE for me.  I should  be able to catch up over the next few days as these are rather quick blocks to work up.

We were in the 50's yesterday and should be around those temps for the next few days.  YEAH!  Maybe I can get the furkids out for a walk this afternoon.  We all need to shed some of that winter 'fluff'.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Feline Friday


I got all of my entries for the upcoming quilt show done, labeled, numbered, and bagged for pick up.  So I dumped some scraps to play with more of the Debbie Mumm Sampler blocks.  BUT, my helper decided this was a good spot to take some personal time.


So I moved to the corner to do some sorting and cutting.  That bag of scraps is working down.


Then himself thought this was a good place to hold things down.  It's very hard to cut small pieces when a big cat is laying on them.


So I resorted to my barrel system as I needed nine 4-patch blocks and this was easier than trying to work around a cat.  I need 11 of the sawtooth stars though and managed one before he settled in.


So I changed gears and put the rows for the Sail-Away quilt that is a commission piece.  I don't have a thing for the back, so will run out early tomorrow and pick up a double fleece for this as I want it quilted and ready for mail out on Monday.  She. also, ordered two of my quilts from the shop so three quilts will go out on Monday.

I picked up a commission for a small cross stitch piece, too.  So I need to pull my books for border designs and my folder of 'fonts' .  I have a rough  draft from discussion with the client so I know what direction I am headed.  I hope for a 3 week (or less) turn around on this so there won't be a lot of sewing while this happens.

We had some sunshine and warmer weather, which was much appreciated with a couple of walks around the property.  I was beginning to feel like a slug!

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Scrappy Wednesday


I managed to get the houses, hearts, and stary moons for the Debbie Mumm Sampler finished before I took a few days away.  I went to house and grandkids sit while my daughter and SIL went to Boston.  My daughter ran in the Boston Marathon in the worse conditions ever!  We had such cold, snow, sleet, rain, cold, rain - well it was like January appeared again.



I took hand work with me and I would have finished the second diamond if I had counted out the right number of papers - geesh.  I even finished up the handquilting on my mini Civil War Sampler and I hope to get the binding, hanger, and label on it as it is entered in a show in 12 days.



An odd week of temperatures for an odd rosette.


39 - 51 -51 -42 -28 -30 - 34


I came across this bag of scraps on the shelf - fallen behind on of my project totes.  I will play with these while I work on that binding.  This should make a cute little piece.

Enjoy a little side project today,

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Friday, April 13, 2018

Feline Friday


The important early morning errand has been completed and I can relax the rest of the 13th.


The errand - taking Moe for his annual trek to the Vet.  I am so happy that their office is  only 1 mile up the road and we only have to do this once a year, as my big 'guard' cat cries like a baby on these trips.  It's funny how he comforted Bella on her day and now she is comforting him on his day.  It's rainy and dreary, so I am sure these two will be here all day.


Yesterday I got two more on-point 4-patches done and I hope to get two more finished up today.  With the 4-patches already made, pressed, trimmed and the background pieces are all cut - these go together very quickly.


I watched Barbara make this Debbi Mumm Anniversary Sampler and fell in love.  I have made all of her 'free' patterns, but not this one.  A great project for helping eat up some of those scraps.


I just love those fish!  Just working mostly from the strip tote as a lot of these blocks use 1" - 1.5" pieces.  Anything larger is coming out of the last two scrap bags yet to be sorted.  I am going to try and get the houses done today.

It might be Friday the 13th, but it is still a Friday - go sew.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon.