Sunday, September 14, 2014

Busy, busy, busy!!!

No time for me to get into trouble around here.  I've prioritized my time this past week (next to no TV, minimal Facebook, and only morning coffee internet) and I've got a lot to show for it.

We've gotten into the fields a bit more this week.  I love my time in the combine.
Aidan in the 9120

It is a beautiful wheat crop for which I am Thankful.
Nolan received his quilt and loves it!
His clothes even match.
Matches his room fantastically!
His mom wanted to open it as soon as she got it in the mail.  I think that she knew what was in the box.  Little does she know that she will get another one later this week.  Terry finished quilting the scrap quilt I was working on and I finished the binding today.
I still love to bind. 
This quilt needs a name.
Instead of going back to Birdseye, I started my Sweet Scandinavian quilt kit offered by Fat Quarter Shop.  I have two of these Christmas beauties to make and they are on a timeline.  Birdeye is not.

All cut and ready for sewing
This pattern has a great way to put together four patches.  Sew your two strip sets and place them one on top of the other, reversing the red and cream.
Then sub cut the stacked strip sets to the width needed and Voila!  They are ready to be sewn into four patch units.  Clever and fast.  In the past I've only cut the sub cuts one strip set at a time.

I seem to always have toys in the background.

Side setting blocks
These types of quilts are probably my favourite to make.  Traditional blocks made with small pieces.  I have ten of the side setting blocks done and I'm assembling the middle sashing blocks.  This quilt is designed by Sherri of This and That Patterns and she has done a sew along for it, but I'm a few weeks behind.  The fabric is mainly Three Sisters Winterlude with the background fabric by Laundry Basket Quilts.  The kits can be found at...Nope, I guess they are sold out!  Well, I'm sure that you can find another quilt kit at Fat Quarter Shop.  Happy Shopping!!!

Finally, this is back in my calendar.
My boy is the tallest on the ice this year.  He's to the right of the coach.
I'm thinking that I need to set up a sewing night with Irene during practices!  She can teach me how to sew Scrap Apples.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

I should be harvesting

but instead I've been sewing.  As much as I love sewing, I'd rather be in the combine.  Inches and inches of rain these past two weeks have made that impossible.

First up, Live Loudly is quilted, bound, and en route to its new owner.
I love to bind quilts.  Wonder Clips make binding go a lot faster.
Quilted by Terry Whitman as usual!

Complete with pillow cases.
The quilt top made with the leftover fabric from Live Loudly is also done.
It finishes at 62.5 by 70 inches.

Colleen says that I'm a real quilter now that I used my scraps in an original pattern! It isn't the most creative original pattern, but a step in the right direction anyway.

I don't think Irene will mind me showing you her scrap apple  quilt.  She said that this quilt was lost for a while.  She finally found it in a plastic bag in her closet under her vacuum hose.  Irene is famous for her gorgeous  scrap apples.  This one is incredible to me.  She continues to inspire those around her.

Irene reversed the dark and light fabrics in this quilt
And lastly, I finished another 12 scrappy pinwheel blocks.
The medium fabrics are proving to be a problem in seeing the pinwheel design.
OK, THIS is the very last thing!  School started this past Tuesday and these are my three youngest school aged kids.

My oldest son graduated last June.  Ahhhh, peace and quiet!

Until next time, happy quilting and sewing.