Sunday, March 17, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I had to go change my shirt this morning and put on something green, although it is more teal green.

It's time to check in again for Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.  I continue to appreciate the weekly motivation!

After all my bellyaching last week about getting this block done, and wanting this BOM to be done,
we were watching some good shows this week, and I got motivated.  Plus the flower petals seemed to be going on really easily.  It still has some yellow petals that need to be appliqued, but I should be done this week with this.

The other thing I am working on by hand right now is a tribute piece celebrating the life and work of Cheri Payne, who designed the primitive quilts I love with a passion.  She died last year.   We are working on this through the Facebook group Quilts by Cheri Friendship Group.  It was designed by one of the members.  I still need to attach the angel's head those wool circle pieces and a bunch of buttons.   

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts..  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop Starts Today

Marian at Seams to be Sew is World Wide Quilting Day/weekend by hosting the Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop.  She has asked participants to show the craziest thing they have ever made.  I have already seen some great crazy items this morning.  The whole schedule is below. There is also a giveaway.   My day for the Blog Hop is March 20th.  

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Hand-Pieced QAL, Sew Lets QAL

I continue to enjoy working on my Hand-Pieced QAL blocks.  This was a quilt along hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts and Kristin at Simple, Handmade, Everyday.  This week's block was called Bess,  This is the next to last block.  I have really enjoyed making these, and continue to thank Patty and Kristin for the inspiration.  


I'll be joining the link-up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts.

Partner's in Design started a new mystery QAL this week called Sew Let's Quilt Along.   These are sewing related blocks this time.  Blocks will come out every 2 weeks.  This week's block was designed by Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs, and you can find the block directions on the  previous link.  I really liked this block, and I have other plans for this one, I'm thinking about what else I will do to embellish this one.  Thanks so much Sandra for such a great block, I absolutely love it!

You might be able to guess my favorite color is blue!

Also this week, in a fit of organization, I organized my threads.  I have quilting threads, applique threads, machine embroidery threads, crazy quilt specialty threads.  At least things are not in 4-5 different places now.   I'm not saying my sewing room is organized, but my threads are!

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching

I really appreciate Kathy @Kathy's Quilts for this weekly motivation.  

I've made this my One Monthly Goal this month, to get another one of these Flourishes blocks done. I'm so tired of this project. I just want to get it done, and not to go back in the closet again.  This is the next to last month. I told myself if I did a flower a week I should have it done.  I told myself that this week I would concentrate on the stems and one flower.  I don't know if I will make that goal tonight or not, but will give it a good try.

The other hand stitching I have worked on this week was my project for an upcoming blog hop for 
Quilt Qwazy Queens.  I decided to finish one of my Crazy Quilt UFOs.  

This is a but of the stitching I have worked on this week.  It felt so good to get my CQ threads out again, but I need to organize these better.  I have them in about 3 places.  I have a LOT of specialty threads.  

Thanks for stopping by!   I will be linking up with Kathy's Quilts.


Friday, March 08, 2019

I Was Featured\ on Wednesday Wait Loss

Wednesday Wait Loss Featured

In working on my blog hop projects, visiting with granddaughter Kyleigh 2 days this week, I got behind on my blog reading until this morning I got a little caught up.  Thanks so much to Jennifer at the Inquiring Quilter for featuring me this week.  It is always so thrilling to see yourself co-featured!  

I found out that I was featured on The Inquiring Quilter's Wednesday Wait Loss here.

What I had  featured this week was my mermaid I shared last week.

Three friends and I each received a FQ of in my case the sky fabric, and were supposed to make a project with it.  This was mine.

Moira's project @ The Quilted Snail is here. Susan @ Desertsky Quilting posted hers during the Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop.  This is what Edi did at Edi's Crafting Life

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Thursday, March 07, 2019

Hand-Pieced QAL, Upcoming Blog Hops

I've really been enjoying the Hand-Pieced Quilt Along hosted by Patty of Elm Street Quilts and Kristin of Simple, Handmade, Everyday.  This week's block was named Eula.  A couple of my points are cut off where they meet the center block, but I am having a hard time getting them to come together easily and have my points in the end.  

Also I'm in a couple of upcoming blog hops:  Their tentative line-ups are noted below:

The first is the Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop hosted by Marian at Seams to be Sew. I'm currently working on my project for this.  Hope to have it together in the next couple of days,  My day is March 20th.

The second one is All About Strings Blog Hop hosted by Carla at Creatin in the Sticks.  I have my string project for this pieced, just needs to be quilted.  My day on this one is March 25th.

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Hospital Sketches, Hands2Help

Block 2 of Barbara Brackman's Applique BOM called Hospital Sketches came out on Wednesday, and I just couldn't stop until I had it finished. 

I got to use some of my poison green Civil War reproductions, and loved that.  I'm really happy with the way it came out.  Now I can think about getting some stuff I need to get done for a couple of blog hops coming up.

I also wanted to point out that the Comfort Quilt Challenge for 2019 is about ready to start.  You can read all about it here on Confessions of a Fabric Addict here.  Initial signups start next Sunday, March 10th.  

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

I plan to participate this year.  I found out about it too late last year.

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Hand Quilt-Along, Slow Sunday Stitching

In the Hand Quilt-Along we post every three weeks, and I have had a lot of hand stitching in this time.

Most of this I have already posted about. 

I continue to work on the Hand-Pieced Quilt-Along hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts and Kristin at Simple, Handmade, Everyday  These are the last two week's blocks.  We just did #6 out of 9 blocks this week.  I find these very relaxing and don't take long at all.   The blocks are the same size, I don't know why one appears larger.

I finished my One Monthly Goal for February, which is hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts.  It was to applique this block #10 of Flourishes by Piece of Cake Designs.  This next week, I will be prepping block 11, as it is my One Monthly Goal for March.  

I also joined Barbara Brackman's Hospital Sketches QAL, a Civil War applique quilt. I finished February's block the last day of February.

And I have started on March's block.

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmmaTracyDebConnieSusan,  Nanette EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen

I'm also hand stitching on a Vintage Christmas Ornament QAL hosted by Shelly of Prairie Moon Quilts.   The directions for the ornaments are on the blog The Life of Hazel Ilene, a quilt-along blog dedicated to a diary her mother kept from her teenage years.  This QAL has an embroidered version and appliqued version which I am doing. This was my first ornament.  It looks a little wonky,  but I didn't want to take that trim off and redo it.  

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