Friday, August 21, 2015

"Buzzsaw" and "Rocky Mountain Puzzle"

I'm still loving and enjoying making blocks for the "Tales of Cloth" "Red Sky at Night Quiltalong .

The last 2 weeks have found me busy working on the first of 2 quilts I need to get assembled before the end of the month so I'm behind on my weekly sewalong blocks.  I finally made the time to cut and piece the blocks today.....

The top left block is called Rocky Mountain Puzzle.  I stole 2 pictures from the Tales of Cloth blog to show you how old some of these quilt blocks are....  Rocky Mountain Puzzle was a lot of fun to assemble.  The 2nd block, on the top right, is called Buzzsaw.  Talk about an easy to assemble block!!!!!!    

I'm now caught up which makes me very happy.  

Now, here are 2 cute pictures of my granddaughter Olivia enjoying her first ice cream cones....She was being a little fussy last week with 4 teeth coming in so we bought those little cones from Blue Bunny....perfect Olivia size!  

Pretty darn cute if I might say so myself  LOL


Thursday, August 20, 2015

"Wild & Goosey"

     Have you ever seen a quilt block or whole quilt and know you "had" to make it?   That's how I felt when I saw a quilt on Instagram and then asked the girl making it what the pattern name was........She told me the block name and then told me it was in an OLD I don't get.  I did NOT let that deter me, I went in search of the magazine and voile....found it.  I placed an order and was surprised at how inexpensive it was......  I thought I'd go back to some old comments on IG and thank the girl and tell her how easy it was to find.....but I can't find the post anymore  :(    

     My magazine with Bonnie Hunter's "Wild & Goosey" pattern came today and has me wanting to drop everything I'm doing and make some of these blocks......but I know I can't.  I have deadlines and I know I have to honor them first....damn!   LOL

     Who doesn't have lots of small scraps to make these blocks??????  This is a picture from Quiltmaker- May/June '13.  It took about a week for it to arrive in my mailbox but it was so worth it!

     I'll have to put it on my list of things to do this fall......


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Baby Quilt Finish

    I have a lot of finished quilts that I keep set aside for gifts but when I looked thru them recently I really didn't have the "right" one for a friend's first baby.  I was in the middle of making something else so when I finished that I realized that I needed to get a move on and get something going.

     I have a lot of kiddie-like fabric so that wasn't an issue, I even have a lot of pink to make it gender appropriate but this friend is not all "pink-like" so I went looking for some HST's or 4 patches that would work.

Here's what I came up with.....a basket of some sewn and pressed hst's, some matched up but not sewn, and a few rows pinned together!  That made my decision much easier!

I spent Sunday and Monday trimming all of these and arranging them on my design wall till I had them laid out just right.

I sewed all day Monday and Tuesday and then last night I finished and sandwiched it all......

Since I didn't have time to send it out to my favorite quilter, I did some straight line quilting thru the white part of the squares.   I had a big piece of that alphabet flannel in my stash that I'd picked up from my local shop and then found the red and pink stripe mixed in my red bin that I used for binding.   It was a quick but fun project!  

I still have lots of HST's left over that might just get made into a few more quilts in the next few weeks....  My "TO DO" list has 4 more babies on it that will need quilts between now and the end of the year......  

Thanks for stopping by for a visit....