Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I Just Could Not Resist!

I thought long and hard about joining Temecula Quilt Company's ABC quilt along.
You see I have three daughters, so I needed to make three.quilts.  But how could anyone resist that darling quilt.

So, I called my friend Elaine and she loved it too!
We met and got busy.

I have been waiting for a project where I could use my solids and, baby, this was it!!  I thought I could use about 13 fabrics for a repeat of two. I am using Kona white for the background.  

The quilt along is up to letter G, so we spent our time cutting. 

First the solids.  Thank goodness for Elaine, she is a math wiz and let me know just how much to cut for each piece.
Here are A thou G, cut and ready.

We also cut the background strips and labeled them for the future blocks.

Today I made A.

I have been singing this song all the time I was sewing.

♫ ♫   A your adorable   ♪ ♪ ♫

More verses to follow!

Here are my A's

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Embroidery Patterns

I am not sure, it could just be me, but I found some darling embroidery patterns by
Kim Ouimet.
Do you know her?
She blogs HERE

I purchased three of her sets. 
 Two Christmas and one 4th of July!

Time to take out the red, white and blue hexies.  I am going to do the same thing as the 50 states and embroidery a little design in the middle of the hexie flower.

Check out Kim's super cute patterns!!

Happy Sewing

Friday, September 19, 2014

I am Almost caught Up!

How many of you are participating in the 50 States Stitching Club?
(information on my side-bar)
I started a little later but I am just about caught up!
I believe I am two behind.
I, of course, went very Patriotic.
Wow, are these fun to make! 
 Paper piecing, embroidery and raw edge applique.  
This is what I have accomplished so far.
There are still the markings from the water soluble pen.  I do not want to wash them until I have the whole top put together. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What is Keeping Me Busy

This is what I am working with this week.  Trying to finish the quilt for our new grandbaby.  Using these fabrics.....

My sweet friend Elaine appliqued the whales for me, what a sweetie.
I am embellishing the whales with some touches of embroidery.

This is all the peek I can give you for now.

What are you working on?

Happy sewing!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I Rarely Do This, Really!

UFO's!  I just usually do not finish them!  This weekend I was getting out the Halloween Decorations when I came across some orphan Halloween Blocks.


I could do something with these, or I could put them back.

Nope, use them Jane!

So I put them together added a border, binding and I was done!

Here it is...
Do you like my makeshift clothesline?  
An orange extensions cord attached to two trees!

I found these too!

And this I received from a friend!

Some UFO's just might now be moved to the finished pile!

I hope you had a nice weekend.  

Monday, September 8, 2014

Back on the Farm

It has been a crazy few weeks around our home, so Farming was put on the back burner.
But today I took out the rake and shovel and got back in the dirt.

Today's crop...

#28 Duck and Ducklings

#30 End of Day

#49 Honeycomb

#66 Periwinkle

#74 Ribbons 

 My favorite from this crop is #30, I love that little bee!

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Starter Kit for Farmer's Wife Quilt

Karen from Laugh Yourself into Stitches, you know, the wonderful lady who is doing the Farmer's Wife Revival Classes I am participating in, asked if I would like to make up a Farmer's Wife Flower Sugar Fabric starter kit for quilters.

Many beautiful Farmer's Wife Quilts are made with period fabrics.  
I however march to my own drum.  
I decided to use Flower Sugar from Lecien.
I have posted my progress on this quilt before but here is a sampling of some of my blocks.

If you like the look of this fabric combination I have a start up kit listed in both of my shops.  

30 fat eigths of Flower sugar for 49.99  Free USA shipping

or if you would like more

30 fat quarters of Flower Sugar for $100.  plus free USA shipping.

Karen is starting a new facebook group
 Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Challenge 2014

Information about Karen's wonderful classes can also be found on .....

Or directly from her blog  HERE

I LOVE every second of making these blocks!  and I know you will too!

Thank you Karen for inviting me to share my love of fabric with others. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

How Do You Find Out About.....

Quilt Alongs?  How do you find them?  I blog hop.  I even try google.  But has anyone even found a blog or flickr page that hosts up-coming quilt along? There are swaps pages, bee pages, fabric in search of pages, blog hop pages, but I have yet to find quilt along pages.
I know we cannot be all over the web and I love quilt alongs. 
I really do not want to miss the chance to play.
I bet there will be quilt a few starting in 2015.  
Where do you look?