Saturday, January 14, 2017

2017 Triangle Gatherings

     Have you see the Primitive Gatherings Sewalong?  Go here and check it out 
      Lisa Bonegan is hosting a sew along called 2017 Triangle Gatherings and each block will have 16 half square triangles.  I noticed that Lisa is making small 4 inch blocks but that's WAY too small for me so I'm doing mine 6 inches.

     2017 will be another year of "sew my stash" so I went in search of some of Lisa's fabrics in my stash and found a nice bundle!

I had some yardage left over from the Snowman Gatherings quilt that I made about 3 years ago as well as a 5 inch "dessert roll" and even a few pieces from the Old Glory Gatherings line.  As I was searching thru my stash I came across some fat quarters of "Snowbird" by Laundry Basket Quilts.  The colors are very similar so I can keep them as standby in case I run out!

Lisa's blog post yesterday said she has 87 blocks planned so far!  Yowzer!
We have only made 3 blocks so far.......We'll probably be making these little 6 inchers for quite a few months!

Here are the first 3 blocks.........

I'm looking forward to following along and having a quilt made for March 2018 when I will take some classes with Lisa on a quilting cruise!

Monday, January 9, 2017

"En Provence"

Happy New Year Everyone...........

Well, New Years Eve brought the final instructions for the Quiltville mystery.
I really LOVE how the final quilt is going to look so I'm excited to get working on all the units.

I got caught up working on my 2017 UFO list so I didn't exactly start working on step 6 & 7 of the mystery but that will be a priority this week.

Here are all the previous units waiting for my attention....

And here are the first 4 of 16 blocks for the center of the quilt............

We had a little snow this weekend............

At 5PM as I was getting ready to make dinner I ran outside and measured....8 inches!  By the time we went to bed the final count was 10 inches......  Not bad for the first snowstorm of the year....and hopefully the LAST!  

We did wake up to some bitter cold weather this morning.....EEK!

I'll be sewing at some point in time later today and hoping to make a small dent in my the meantime, you should go and check out Bonnie's blog.  Some girls have totally finished, and there's some serious eye candy over there........

Stay warm if you're in the NY, NJ area!