Monday, June 26, 2017

Our next block The Tumbleweed

Got mine cut out and I'll sew it soon. I have a busy week and next week going fishing.

Update

We had a blast playing board games this weekend. Taught her fleet and lost both games. Then my boys joined us for Sheriff of Nottingham and once again she beat me. The next day my husband and I helped her learn Flash Point, brought the building down in the round, but saved the day in the second round. Then we had lots of laughs playing Black Fleet, I make a great pirate!


Well, the first nine blocks of our sampler quilt is done. Yay! Three more to go and glad to say they have no set in seams, double yay!! Of course, I'll need to rearrange the order of blocks.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Passing Time

Both giving a little time away from machines to play a game called Fleet.

This is our second game of Fleet today. Safest fishing game so far because last time I took Lisa fishing she launched my brand new pole (never used) into the lake. Lol

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Diamond Star

OMG! I like it but to me it was a major pain. There are so many puckers I'm glad they're in the dark part of the star.
This one I'll not do AGAIN!

Diamond Star

This is a block I will most likely never do again. Im glad we did secret drawers after all first. This block had many more set in pieces. Enough for me to shake my head just thinking about it.

Also here is the purple pixel block that I finished yesterday. Two sets down, now to bag up a third set and start sewing again.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Chair Snatcher

Been working on another of those pixel blocks. They sure do take time and lots of ironing. Looked at time and thought better prep for the grill. When I'm done and turn around to my space I see Jackwad (named by my oldest son, and I believe the cat is living up to his name where I'm concerned) has snatched my seat. He tends to sit in any seat that I've occupied, it's like musical chairs with this cat.

Laundry out

Couldn't Sleep

Out in backyard and have me a small fire going. It's cool out right now but not cold. Fire burning to keep mosquitoes off me.

Got a load of laundry washing and waiting to put it on the clothesline.

It's nice out here. Mmm coffee.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Secret Drawer Finally

Thought I'd of finished with my mom but she had completed it without me. Oh, well. Needed to clean my sewing machine before doing anymore projects.

Finally finished it this morning. Never cared for set in seams, but did fairly well for my second try.

As my mom posted earlier, I've cut out the next block. However, we're both not liking the looks of them. I know she plans to work on hers a bit more before we sew them up.

Not feeling Diamond Block

Lisa cut out her block and we both feel like this block isn't right.  But her dad says he's feeling it. Lol

Sunday, June 18, 2017

0900 Sunday

Good morning !

Woke up and started my chores and now it's 10:00 am and I've looked at my design board and I don't like what I see.
1. It's too dark to me
2. Looks like a fat plus sign
3. Needs to show star more

Coming to you Live on Sunday

Well Saturday was a repeat of my sleep pattern. Took a nap at 2:00 pm and woke up at 9:30 pm. So I watched a little TV and then at 11:00 pm I decided to cut out the Diamond Star block. Not what I expected.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sappy Saturday

Insomnia

I've been having a lot of trouble sleeping normal hours.

I use to stay on my husbands schedule but lately it's been way out weird. Like tonight...I went to take a power nap at 2:00 pm and ended up waking at 9:00 pm. Now it's 1:07 am and I'm still awake.

I do wish this would stop.

June 17th

We said we were going to wait and do the Secret Drawer later. I had mine on my design board and my pieces kept falling off.

I think it was just telling me to get over there and finish it...so I did. Now my toe hurts more but it's done.

Hope Lisa doesn't get upset. She has so much she's working on. I don't know how she keeps it all straight.

Well of course I did it on purple first and then the red and black.

So which do you prefer?

Friday, June 9, 2017

Couldn't Stop

I pushed myself. I just wanted to get that bumble bee block to a 6½" square size. So, I kept at it, took me three tries, but I've succeeded! Yay. Now to make sure I write it all down, so I'll have for future reference.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Diamond Star

Ok this is another inlay block.  We have to get together to discus color and hopefully on Thursday we'll get her done.

Secret Drawer

Gonna put this one on the back burner for a little bit and work on next block. We'll come back to it later in month.

Working

Working on all sorts of quilt projects, trying to complete, and keeping my mind off of starting something new.

I believe it's been decided that we will be shelving the secret drawers block until my mom and I can get together to work on it. We'll be starting the next block and hopefully showing them off next Thursday.

I've finished two more pixel blocks and have another up on the design board. Going through a box and came across a simple block lap quilt, that I finished sewing together.

Got my third book in the mail. Quilty Fun by Lori Holy and simply couldn't resist the bumble bee block, which I sized down, and will be honest, I was hoping for a 6½" square and got a 5¾"x5¼" block. It still looks good!





Friday, June 2, 2017

Back to Secret Drawers

Well, I've broke down and with my toe getting a little better I made it to my table to finally cut out the pattern.

UGH! Yes, I got it cut out but once I put it together it didn't look right.  Sooo, I called Lisa in and she saw my delimma.

Thankfully it didn't take a lot to correct. Now it's sewing time only I can't use my foot in my pressure pad to sew. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Just A Doing

I know we generally post our sampler blocks today. I don't want to work ahead, so I've been busy with other things.

I bid on 3 books on eBay and the first two have arrived. I'm so excited and just want to jump right on in. However, working on curbing my impulsiveness. I already have 8 different quilts going in different stages. Better keep my focus on them.

Finished two more of the first squares of the 4 pixel quilts I'm working on. So, now working on another set. I have a little over 80 squares to do and then to place all in order. I really do believe the kids will enjoy them.




Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Secret Drawers

I've decided on my colors four days ago but was undecided as to which color to make more dominate. Hmmmm

Then yesterday after talking with Lisa and telling her my problem she gave me a better idea. Sooooo as soon as I can get to my sewing table we might get these secret drawers out in the open. Ha

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Broke toe

Ouch! I was letting my dogs in the house and when turned around to come in behind them and it felt like I stomped my toe.  However, as I was coming in I couldn't put any weight on it, so I hobbled over to my chair and my toe was at a slight angle so stood to put pressure on it and my toe straightened out.  Oh how I screamed.

 This morning it is more swollen black and blue but I can use my heel to get to and from.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day

Honor to all our heroes who have fallen, who have served, and those that continue to serve. God bless you all!


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Not Much

Really haven't worked on sampler. Been busy with my nose in a book. I've really been enjoying the Patchwork Mysteries series, in fact I've just started reading book 16.

Have been working on my hexies and am half way through with my basting.

I'm working on 4 different pixel blankets, each different. Finished two of the first squares and am about to start another. They each have a different colored background and I'm working them in a way that my kids won't figure out what they are. Giving myself plenty of time to complete for next year.



Thursday, May 18, 2017

Yesterday May 17th

Well yesterday 39 yrs ago I had a son and his birthday is celebrated with his daughter.  My husband and I wished them both a Happy Birthday at different times. Our son is in Wisconsin, but his daughter is here in Texas.  She's no 20 years old. Isn't she a looker?

Monday, May 15, 2017

Busy, busy

Now that Mother's day is passed, I can share the projects I'd whipped up for the moms in my life. It had been a busy week, but much was accomplished.

I had with the help of a special lady in church, created hankie roses for our Church's mother's day.

Made two more of those sewing thread catcher organizers. They went over well.

Made two bigger design boards. Mine is already being put to use for some pixel quilts.

Wanted some number pins to help keep my current row in order. So, made some. Just glued on paper to my button pins and it does the job nicely. Then needed a way to keep it organized since my design wall is in the hall. Looked on Pinterest for some ideas and decided to make my own wrist pincushion. Used a jar lid so I won't go around poking my arm.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! Have a great day with family and friends.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Secret Drawers

Well here is our next block. Secret drawers. Hmmm yea it's gonna be so secret it's gonna take me awhile.  But at least this is what its suppose to look like.

Getting upset

I'm really getting upset. I use pins to keep corners together but I practice and it looks like I'm getting better but when it comes to a finished block it is always soooooo screwed up.

Arrrrgh! :'(

BUT NOT GIVING UP!

Gretchen Block

I'm like Lisa only my squares and triangles still DON'T match up. See my mistakes. Cutting board again.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Gretchen Block

I thought some of the other blocks were tough, I must of been kidding myself. The Gretchen block is a tough cookie. I tend to look at squares when assembling a block, but this one you need to do as triangles. First sew the strip, add the triangle ( you now have a bigger triangle ), and then sew the triangles together to form four squares. Whoo, but watch out for your center pinwheel. I did have to rip out some seams and I kept going back to my design board to help keep things in order. All in all finished, not perfect, but done. :-D

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Dog Block

Made this cute block out of Half Square Triangles.

This little fellow just needs eyes and a nose.

Half Square Triangles

I've been told my triangles are not connected correctly so I'm practicing.

I only messed up a few.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

First Six of Twelve

Here are the first six completed 12½ inch blocks in the sampler my mom and I have both started. I'm finding the bright colors to be fun, I generally work in muted earth tones. These bright fabrics were too cute to pass and knew I needed to try my hand at something different.