Saturday, April 27, 2013

Just pluggin' away

It has taken me all week to complete the sashing strips for the Blogger Girls quilt.  It still has 2 months to go for the actual blocks.  It was a powerful lot of square in a squares to make.  I hope I am going to like it after it is finally put together.  I decided to make the squares all the same fabric.

I had a busy week sewing and playing with my friends.  Yesterday we had a food/fuel/fun trip in the local area.  We went to a fabric garage sale!  It actually made me feel not so bad about my own stash.  This lady had a room full of goodies.  I asked her how much of her stash was there and she said it was about one third of what she had.  She is right up there in contention for the prize "she who has the most fabric when she dies..wins"!

And after a trip to a shop in Cumming (a story in and of itself), we headed for the "food" part of the day.  Marty had her of a little restaurant in Cumming called The Foster House.  It is open for breakfast and lunch during the week, and dinner on Sat and Sun.  It is a gem.  The food was delish!  I was forced to rest when I got home.  It was a great day.

As I was rather busy this week with lots of dots on my calendar..I never did get to the block of the week from last Saturday.  And now it is once again Saturday, so I will have 2 to do.  And it looks like  busy weekend.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Thimble Weekend

I so look forward to sewing with the Thimble gang, especially our leader, Pat.  And after a 2 month absence due to illness, she was back!!!(and in rare form..heehee).
I started working on the sashing for the Blogger Girls Block of the Month.  It is a 6 month program by Monique Dillard of Open Gate.  I am using Indigo Crossing line by Moda-pretty blues and creams.  It is so yummy.  I am not quite finished making the square in a square units-I have 15 more to go.  20 large, 62 medium and 47 small done.  The square in a square  ruler by Deb Tucker makes it much easier to do.

Today I really need to rediscover the kitchen table.  It is currently buried under several projects.  It looks pretty outside but it is a little chilly.I will venture out after it warms up.  Pollen count only 768 today.  It is getting much better.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

It's not a Baltimore Album!

Since I retired last year (woot woot-best year so far!), I have been able to participate in the Gwinnett Quilt Guild and have done 2 workshops in 2 months!  Last month I did the Buggy Barn crazy.  This is the second one I have done..  My quilt inspector is checking out my work.  He had to get up from his nap on another quilt!  I hope Princess Pat, Queen of Thimbles notices the APPLIQUE.  No, it is not needle turn but check out those flowers.

Yesterday I went to a "Out of the Box" workshop with Mary Lou Weidman.  Free-form piecing an Hoochy Mama blocks.  It was a fun day.  Now I am doing some serious thinking about my next project.  I think it will involve a cow.  Stay tuned!!  (I wonder how Spooky feels about cows?)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Maybe not my favorite block

 Grandmother's Choice blocks #32 and 33.  On the left Mr. Roosevelt's Necktie.  This one was not too hard.  And then there is Contrary Husband on the right.  I am not liking this one a lot.  All those split seams..yuck.  We won't be looking at the wrong side of this baby!  But it is done
Spooky, the official project inspector is checking out my work on part 2 of the Lazy Sunday mystery.  I like the way the colors on this quilt are coming together.  I think I am in my "bright" period. 

Wild Willie is busy observing the backyard from his perch in the sewing room.  He has no time for quilt inspection-too many birds out there.

I have Dixie Diary block 4 completed except for the applique piece (go figure!)  I also have piecing work on the crazy cat flowers.  There is also applique involved there.  It seems there is a bit of stalling going on at willie and Spooky's house.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Doing the Bonnie Hunter happy dance

 Since I don't have a gazillion UFOs already, I needed to start another one.  I saw a blog about trip around the world and went to Quiltville to get the pattern.  AND THEN, I went to my container of 2 1/2 inch strips.  That pile above is less than half of my "supply".
Bonnie's Scrappy Trip Around the World.  What a fun project.  And see all those brights on the border?  I have no idea where or when I acquired them!  I think this baby still needs a final black border.

I realized yesterday that I never downloaded April block for Dixie Diary.  Tomorrow when I do the next block of the week for Grandmother's Choice, I'll just knock that bad boy off too.