Sunday, April 30, 2017

SDQ Block #1

I've finally started this challenge and the first block is done.
But to be honest...I had to take a four square off and turn it and re sew it back on. I told my daughter it wouldn't be the same if I didn't have to rip something apart. I guess if I do that then I know it's
Here is the block:

Sewing Machine Song

Snowy Day Quilt

It's getting cold here in Texas with the temperature fluctuating and if you live here you better be ready.  So it's cold and I sure hope no snow comes in April/May....but you never know? ? ?

This is a challenge I found on National Quilters by Andrea Smith. You can find her creations @HappyCloudCreations.
I'll try to post pictures of the nine blocks as I get them done.

Wish me luck.  :-)

Friday, April 28, 2017

Boo Hoo

I was so hoping to be finishing up my scrappy hexies diamond blanket. It turns out I haven't made enough of those diamond patches. Well, it is a learning project. Never really knew how many I would need to at least cover the top of my bed.

Time to cut out more paper hexies and fabric. Raided my fat quarters as well as my bin of scraps. Lots of work still ahead of me, but I do enjoy it. Just going to take a bit longer to get this quilt top finished and finish it I will. :-) Just not today!

Friday Funnies

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Arrowhead Block cut out

Ok I've jumped ahead and chose my colors but I went a step further and cut them out but I've already laid them out on my design board.  What do you think?

Arrowheads Block

I've drawn my block out and colored it to help me choose my colors. I really could not picture this block with my colors so this is what I came up with to help me out. Now to cut material.

Spider Block #2

Finally finished this one. Plenty of triangles. Fairly easy to do. Mine is crooked but I'm always critical of my own work.

Spider 1 Block

  A quick and easy half square triangle block. Worked up real easy, once I sat down to get it done. Though almost messed it up do to an interuption. Had to do some first aid for one of my active kiddos. Now, to get set up for our next block.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday play

Actually sitting here listening to my favorite Elvis Presley singing How Great Thou Art. Just love his rendition of that beautiful song.
While listening I'm putting together my sample of the spider block. I'll do another in the real colors.

But in the meantime here's the completed sample.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Half way done!

Half way done!

Been making these hexagons for a long while. Started them 5 years ago, been packed away, and just this year I found them and picked it back up. All the hexagons diamonds are put together. Now to stitch them all into a quilt top. Whew, still a lot of work ahead of me.

Friday Funnies

Friday Funnies

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Goobered again.

If you look at my last post picture was NOT correct. Thankfully I had not seen it. Lisa came back to talk to me and after looking at my design board (she made me) she corrected my goober.
Love ya daughter.

Ribbon Quilt Block

Lots of pieces, definitely kept me on my toes. Glad to say it's finished. Of course the next one is simpler. Thought we were doing these from easiest to harder. Guess we did this backwards. Should of done the spider block first, then the ribbon. Oh well, just means we'll be doing the spider much faster since we've accomplished this one.

This week Spider Block

I've already cut out my pieces and my dear loving and ever so helpful daughter made me a small design board to place my pieces on so I know which way the design goes and I can see them in order.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ok Ribbon Quilt in right colors

I said I was going to take the name of "ripper" and now I do mean it.  But the first picture is all wrong and middle picture is correct and last one is four put together.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ribbon Quilt Sample

I'm hard on myself. I like things to look right and not have any mistakes. Guess that makes me like a perfectionist, but I know I'm NOT.
I practice on things before tackling the real object of choice if I can. So, with that being said I'm taking the craft name of Ripper. I'm always taking out seams. Haha

Now I have to cut out my material with true colors.

Been Keeping Busy.

Finished another baby gift this week.

Started another project, however, this time it's a crochet afghan. Just loving the variegated yarn. It's Red Heart 'Reef'.

I know I need to keep up with my weekly blocks. This week is the Ribbon Quilt block. Lots of triangles for those half triangle squares. Here's a picture of the book we're using. I'm enjoying using the templates.

Friday, April 14, 2017


Friday Funnies


A beautiful day spent in the bluebonnets at Ennis, Tx

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Week 14th through 21st

This week we'll be doing the Ribbon Block.

Oh boy, more triangles. No flying geese this time, (sure hope they've flown away for awhile) lol.

This is just little triangles that once put together look like a figure 8.  Wonder if I'm gonna get this one right?

Come on...I'm positive I can mess it Got to keep an upbeat attitude though.


Lisa's Illinois Block

Illinois Block

I think my mother may have done better than I on this block. Definitely lay out, before piecing, had to keep checking myself to make sure I was doing it right. My blocks look quite busy. Next block will be quite strange.

3rd Time

Well after the third time I finally got it right. Whew! Wipe my   As long as I don't give up. Naw...Lisa won't let me. Hey Lisa, I said I'd get it
posted before midnight. It's 9:30. Yea!

Now can I start the next one? :-)

Illinois Block

I've sewn this twice and each time it's wrong.  Gonna have to rip it apart again.

Can you see what I've done wrong?

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Next block is Illinois.

Well I've not let the last block stop me.  A lot of triangles once again. These are called flying geese and I hope to have a lot of fun.
I've already cut out my material and will be sitting down soon to sew.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Beggar Block on drugs

Still taking pain killers and I feel like I'm higher than a kite, but I tried for  a third time and yes I made a lot of mistakes. Its completed and I'll not try that one again any time soon.

Friday Funnies

Beggar Block

      An interesting block with lots of little pieces. One you wouldn't want to be in too much of a hurry to do or even tired. So, many mistakes could be made. I had to double check myself a few times. Whoo, I am glad to finish it.  Well, here it is for y'all to see.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

No Progress

I'm sorry for not posting. My mouth is still in a lot of pain.  I'll try to get to my block tonight. Pain killers are keeping me sleepy.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Beggar Block/Sore mouth

Had a tooth pulled today. I'm in a lot of pain. 
I tried to do the Beggar Block but it turned out wrong for me.
Lisa completed hers and she'll post a picture of it soon. Once I have mine done I will also.
My kitty was wanting to help.