"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Monday, April 27, 2020

Hands2Help Quilt

Simple Nine-Patch 2020
I made this scrappy quilt for this year's Hands2Help donation https://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/.  I liked using up scraps and just sewing the patches; very relaxing.  All it needs is a label and a washing and it goes off.

  Massachusetts is now in the grips of the virus, but that means that we'll be on the down side of the curve very soon.  I have a feeling that sometime in May the stay at home advice will be lifted but we'll see.  Most people I see are wearing masks, but there are still some without.  I did grocery shopping this morning and the store was not counting heads going in and out like they did last week.  Maybe because it is a rainy day and a Monday.  For the most part people are careful and considerate. 

I hope we all stay healthy and safe, as well as our families.
Wishing you peace.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Heirloom Quilting Basket Quilt

The blocks for this quilt were begun in February, so it's nice to have them all sewn together in the same year:}  Heirloom Quilting has just finished another qal which I need to get started because it's a fall theme.  Then I think I'll be working on Christmas sewing.

I took a beautiful walk today; temps are cool, the leaves are skipping around and it's just a beautiful autumn.  Hope it lasts.

God Bless and happy quilting.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Happy Little Things Blocks

I caught up on Jacquelynne Steves qal Happy Little Things.  There will be 4 blocks in the quilt, so I'm embroidering images for the four seasons in my center piece.  
Block 2 Happy Little Things
 Block 2 is autumn and block 1 is summer. 
Block 1 Happy Little Things
The summer image is something from Primitive Quilts Fall 2018 issue and is by Deirdre Bond-Abel. I had to free hand draw my image so it's a poor copy of her design, but I like it.

I had to get a new laptop and can't get into my other laptop where all of the free downloads for some of the qal's I am in the middle of are filed.  I can buy the months I lost but after buying a new laptop, my spending power is a bit weaker.  So I might see if I can create similar blocks on my own and see how they come out.  I think that would be fun.

We are having the best weather right now, cool and sunny.  Hope it lasts.

God Bless!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

An August Finish

I finally can say that the Frozen quilt I am making for my grandniece is finished.  The quilting was not going well, but it looks OK now that I have it bound.

I made a small doll blanket and a pillow. For some reason, I find making a case for a round pillow difficult. I'm not happy with the way it looks and may not gift it.  

Time to move on to something new.  
God Bless.  

Patches of Life by Eleanor Burns, QIAD

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Disappearing Nine-Patch Quilt Top

The Crafty Quilter has a link up open for a few more days for this QAL.  I have finished the quilt top only, but that's enough for now.  I think I will save it in case I need a cute quilt at some time.

I really like it.  The pictures aren't doing justice to it, but the navy border and cream/tan background look great together. 

Thanks, Julie.  Although this is another UFO for me, I like this block.  I don't think I would have made it without your tutorial.

I am not doing well with my UFO's.  But they aren't going anywhere, so I know they are waiting for me.

We're in for a severe heat wave this weekend.  
Stay safe and God Bless Everyone!