Monday, March 20, 2023

Little Green Apples Sew It-Show It Challenge, My Day

 


This is the second day of the Little Green Apples Sew It-Show It Challenge, hosted by the amazing Carol @Just Let Me Quilt.    Many thanks to Carol for letting me join.  The challenge this time was to sew something with green, or apples, or a combination of both.  The complete schedule is below.

When this blog hop came up, I immediately had just the project.  Somewhere in the late 1990's, I was still a relatively new quilter, and I took a class at the local quilt shop.  It was an apple core quilt class.  I made about 5 rows of apple cores, but I had not sewn them together.  In fact, the rows had taped numbers on them, to tell me where they went.  I cut out all the apple cores, but put everything in a plastic bag where it has languished in various closets ever since.  I pulled out everything and laid them out on the floor first.




I started out sewing the rows together by hand, as I wasn't sure how I I could get the pieces to meet accurately.   Each piece needed 5 pins in them to sew the curves.    After sewing about 6 rows together by hand,  I decided it was taking too long and started sewing rows together by machine.  I finished the top, which is a lap quilt sized.    I found out recently that my son-in-law Jeff had pulled out one of my grandson's baby quilts to wrap up in while watching TV.  It has been really cold around here lately this winter.   So this will be Jeff's BD present.


It doesn't look like I made much of a dent in the apple core pieces.  I have probably enough to make several table runners.     Before picture


After picture.



When I do get around to quilting this, which will probably be next month, this will be the back. This was also in the baggie of rows I had already completed and the cut out apple cores.


Be sure and visit the other bloggers and see what they have come up with.

Again, many thanks again to Carol @Just Let Me Quilt.  I finally got this UFO out of my closet!


MARCH 20

Just Let Me Quilt

Quilt Schmilt

Quilting Gail

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

DesertSky Quilting

Days Filled With Joy

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Sew Many Yarns

 

MARCH 21

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Quilted Delights

Karrin’s Crazy World

For The Love Of Geese

Vroomans Quilts

Quilted Snail

Homespun Hannah's Blog

The Joyful Quilter

 

MARCH 22

Inflorescence

Ms P Designs USA

Words & Stitches

The Crafty Grammie

Beaquilter

Texas Quilt Gal

Pinker n' Punkin Quilting & Stitching

 

MARCH 23

Moosestash Quilting

Patchwork Breeze

Crazy'boutquilts

Selina Quilts

Samelia's Mum

Just Because Quilts

Scrapdash

That Fabric Feeling


Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, March 19, 2023

Little Green Apples Blog Hop Starts Today

 


The Little Green Apples Blog Hop starts today, hosted by the amazing Carol @Just Let Me Quilt.    The challenge this time was to sew something with green, or apples, or a combination of both.  The complete schedule is below.

MARCH 20

Just Let Me Quilt

Quilt Schmilt

Quilting Gail

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

DesertSky Quilting

Days Filled With Joy

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Sew Many Yarns

 

MARCH 21

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Quilted Delights

Karrin’s Crazy World

For The Love Of Geese

Vroomans Quilts

Quilted Snail

Homespun Hannah's Blog

The Joyful Quilter

 

MARCH 22

Inflorescence

Ms P Designs USA

Words & Stitches

The Crafty Grammie

Beaquilter

Texas Quilt Gal

Pinker n' Punkin Quilting & Stitching

 

MARCH 23

Moosestash Quilting

Patchwork Breeze

Crazy'boutquilts

Selina Quilts

Samelia's Mum

Just Because Quilts

Scrapdash

That Fabric Feeling


Thanks for stopping by!


Slow Sunday Stitching

It's been another busy week for me.  I spent 2 days last week helping paint at my daughter Kristen's house.  Granddaughter Kyleigh moved out several months ago, and they are making her former bedroom into SIL Jeff's office.  So we were painting a linen color over turquoise, and it required two coats, even though it had primer in it.  This Sunday we are painting the ceiling, and I am working on baseboards.  

Wednesday was our guild meeting, in a new location.  We had to arrive an hour early this time to figure out where we were setting up our various tables.  At our old location, we had someone set up tables for our different specialties.  At this new location, we had to take our own tables.  Since I have tables at my home now for the workday at my house, I took two tables for our Community Service.   This guild meeting seemed to go on forever, mainly because our guild's quilt show is next month and we were trying to get volunteers for various activities.  

That night was dinner at my granddaughter's place for her boyfriend Drew.  I could hardly wait for him to open gifts.  He was thrilled.  


The rest of this week I have been working on my Green Apples project.  I wasn't sure I was going to be able to finish at least the top, but I was able to complete the top by Saturday afternoon.  It won't be quilted, but the top is done.  

I've been thinking about some things in the garage, namely some sails for a 27 foot sailboat my husband John built back in around 1987.  I was trying to find someplace I could maybe recycle them.  John built 7 boats total.  I knew he got his plans from a placed called Glen-L Marine.   I looked up the name of the boat,  Chessie Flyer on Glen L Marine, and discovered 3 pictures of us, and our sailboat on the website.  I know John sent them pictures but didn't realize they were online.  





It brought back lots of good memories sailing.  We used to take this sailboat all over Northern California.  

We have had storm after storm recently.  This week we had 3 sunny days, and I got outside for a few hours Saturday.  I have tons, and tons, and tons of weeds, and got rid of a few of them, and sprayed weed killer where they are coming out of the bark I just had placed.   Some of my plants are blooming.



My brick pathway is growing moss, and there are weeds 6 inches tall coming up out of the cracks.  



My hydrangeas are still naked though, just some sticks, as are the wisteria.  


This week I had a chance to finish this stitchery by Bird Brain Designs.  


This week for Slow Sunday Stitching I will be working on my sunflower quilt.  It has been sitting in the corner for a couple of months. 


I'll be linking up for Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy's Quilts.    Check out what everyone has been up to.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

ScrapHappy March

It’s time for showing off our scrap projects! ScrapHappy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything – no new materials. It can be a quilt block, pincushion, bag or hat, jewelry, dolls, socks or a sculpture. Anything made of scraps is eligible.

I'm still working on Winter Blues, a pattern by Bonnie Hunter.  This was cut out entirely from my scrap bags.   Last month this was where I was.  Right after this, I had to pick up my design floor as  I had some ladies from my guild come over to work on community service quilts.  It's at my house the 3rd Wednesday of the month.  So I picked it up, and put it in my sewing room.  I had to sort out all the components again when I got it out again.



I got it out again last week, sorted the pieces out again.  This is where I am now.  I have 3 more rows to add to the bottom half, and then I can join the sides.  I am hoping to finish this section of the top before I have to pick it up again next Tuesday in preparation for work day.
Then it will be to piece the border.


If your scrap collection is out of control and you’d like to turn it into something beautiful or useful instead of leaving it to collect dust in the cupboard, why not join us on the 15th of each month? Either e-mail Kate at the address on her Contact Me page, or leave a comment on her Scrap Happy Post. You can also contact Gun via her blog to join. We welcome new members. You don’t have to worry about making a long-term commitment or even join in every month. Regular contributors receive an email reminder at least three days before the event.

Check out what the other members are making with their scraps this month.

KateGun, EvaSueLyndaBirtheTuridSusan (me!), Cathy, Tracy, JanMoira,
EdiSandraChrisAlysClaire93JeanJonDawnJuleGwenSue L,
Sunny, KjerstinVeraNanetteAnnDawn 2CarolPreetiDebbierose,
VivNĂ³ilinKarrinAmo, and Alissa

Thanks for stopping by!