Thursday, January 23, 2020

Winter Blues Blog Hop-My Day

Welcome to the last day of the Winter Blues Blog Hop, and my day to share.  Many thanks to Carla @Creatin in the Sticks for organizing this blog hop.  Since blue has always been one of my favorite colors, I just jumped at the chance to participate.  Every day of this hop, I have seen  some wonderful and beautiful projects.   It has certainly gotten rid of my Winter Blues!   I have included the full schedule below if you haven't had a chance to visit yet.  There are giveaways at quite a few sites.  

Monday, January 20th

Tuesday, January 21st

Wednesday, January 22nd

Thursday, January 23rd

Friday, January 24th

Blue has always been one of my favorite colors,  and is reflected in my walls at home and what I usually wear, and my decor.  I love the cobalt blue color.

And my little Delft Blue knick-knacks.  

And my blue Quilts

For the Winter Blues, I knew exactly what I wanted to make.   In around 2001 I bought this book by Terri Christopherson of Black Mountain Quilts.  

I loved that cover quilt, called China Dishes and started collecting fabrics, and I think I have a couple of them that were shown on the quilt.  I went to grab the fabrics, and they were sitting on top of a cabinet all together.  

I started cutting them out and sewing and pretty soon I had them all ready to complete piecing.

And the finished top.  I was just going to leave it there, but since it was Monday, I decided I had enough time to quilt it too.  Couldn't get too good a picture that day as it was raining.

After a number of technical issues, and a new machine, which I will save for another day,  I was able to finish quilting it in time for the blog hop.  I hurried to get pictures outside before it started raining again.

And inside on my blue walls!  This is my version of China Dishes.

Hope this hop has cured your Winter Blues!  I have certainly had a good time browsing everyone's projects.  Thanks again to Carla @ Creatin in the Sticks for organizing such a great hop!  

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

It's time to check in again with Slow Sunday Stitching @ Kathy's Quilts.  I have tons of slow stitching to do this week.

Last week, I finished this piece from Kathy Schmitz's One Stitch At a Time Club.  This was actually a design I received last year and hadn't stitched yet.  

Then right before I got this done, on Instagram, Kathy Schmitz had advertised a Love Sampler, which I just had to get.  I finished the above, and then have barely started the Love sampler.  This is just the top half of it.  I printed it out on one of those Sulky Stick N Stich sheets.

The other thing I am simultaneously working on by hand is the Buhl-Bushong Quilt that is being offered as a BOM by the Virginia Quilt Museum.  This month's assignment is to do four sets of flowers on this border.  I have almost 2 done.

I will be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Pop over there and check out what everyone has been up to. 

Just a reminder the Winter Blues Blog Hop starts on Monday the 20th,  hosted by Carla @ Creatin in the Sticks.    Included below is the first day's schedule.

                                                          Monday, January 20th

Friday, January 17, 2020

2020 Finish-A-Long

This year the hosts of the 2020 Finish-A-Long are having us report goals and finishes over on Instagram or Facebook.    I just wanted to list my goals here too for my purposes.

1)  Finish Sweet Land of Liberty top.  I have the last section to do on this.

2)  Ella Maria Duncan BOM-Keep up with January, February and March blocks.

3)  Buhl-Bushong Quilt-BOM-Keep up with January, February and March assignments.

4)  Quilt baby quilt.   My niece had her second baby girl, Juniper Laura on January 10, 2020.    This is the sweet little baby girl, and meeting her big sister.

I finished the quilt top, just need to quilt it.  My lighting is really bad in her, with all the overcast and rainy weather.

5)  Project for Winter Blues Blog Hop in 4 days.

6)  Project for Color it Red Blog Hop in February

7)  Project for Dust off a Quilt Book Blog Hop in March

8)  Finish Frolic Mystery top

9)  Quilt Fall into a QAL

10)  Cassandra's Circle for January and February.  This is a new Barbara Brackman BOM starting later this month.

11)  1 applique block of Father Christmas wall hanging.

I think that should keep me busy!  Thanks so much for stopping by!