Friday, March 5, 2021

Coziness & Satisfaction


 It's March and what could be more satisfying than sipping a rich cuppa Irish Coffee in the warmth of your sewing studio and finishing up one of your Winter Works in Progress? I've been pressing to get several of my quilt tops into finished state for using or gifting and the process has been so nostalgic. It brings back the memories of times and days gone by, when and where I chose the fabric and where I was "living" at the time. I encourage you to enjoy the process of working through those otherwise overwhelming projects, take a moment to find bits that provide you peace and thoughts of happy moments. We all are in need of those serene moments during the trying times we all seem to go through in life. 

Siochain My Sewing Friends! (Irish Gaelic word meaning peace)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Thread Storage


 Hotel life..... limited space..... how do you store your thread in small spaces? Drop me a line for some great storage tips.

Monday, March 1, 2021

REWIND: Stay At Home - I SPY Quilt from 2020

Rewinding to last year~ about the time this whole pandemic shut down was going into Full Swing! I was asking for suggestions to work on my I SPY quilt. That was eleven, yes 11 months Ago. I decided not to put efforts into blogging, still working 60+ hours a week, And Boy Do I have a lot to catch up on! 

The pattern is adopted from Pat Sloan's Stay At Home Quilt 30 day quilt along challenge. If you go over to her blog's main page, you will find she is hosting yet another 30 day sew along challenge for March 2021. It is called her March Hope quilt.

Fortunately a Quilt Shop nearby- Serenity Quilt Shop, was able to stay open, have limited capacity and was renting out their longarm mac  hine. I took this opportunity to learn a little of the techniques on the longarm. I got the little one's quilt completed as well, just by using it as one of my practice peices! How exciting!

This month I will also be Rejoining Patty at Elm Street Quilts for her March OMG! Here's to a new year! May we all be blessed with health and quilting successes! My goal for March- The Red quilt needs a binding and the Floral Dresden needs about a 12” strip of binding added. Somehow I calculated way short. Eeek!still

"Hagatha's House" BOM Begins

I'm not a participant of the Cackling Stitches - "Hagatha's House" BOM, but thought it was just too Cute Not to Share!




Thursday, April 30, 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

April's One Monthly Goal~ I SPY



I Spy with My Little Eye: I wish to make a Fun I Spy Quilt for my Sweet Love - My Little Grand baby Girl~ What A Fun Gift for a toddler! Using Fun Prints to get  a top pieced together will be my April Goal~

 
 

That's Her! No Spoon, No Clothes! No PROBLEM!


One Monthly Goal April Link-up

Friday, March 13, 2020

A Scraps Along Challenge with a 9-Patch OMG March Goal Completed~


I've been slicing and dicing into the scrap bags....by doing so, I've giving myself some usable quality units to sew into quilts! Otherwise, these piles have just been sitting around and putting a block on my creativity. There were modern prints, feed sack remnants and tidbits of other vintage pieces in the lot. I'll be joining Sherri of A Quilting Life in her March Scraps Along Challenge to use Mini Charms - those 2.5" x 2.5" mini squares of fabrics. They can be cut from scraps, jelly rolls or even purchased in cute little packs! Check out Sherri's blog to find some great projects and books to use up some of your mini charms!









I store them all in a  basket and sort by color. The blue stack was more bulky so that is the color picked out!
The baskets are a great storage solution: I can quickly view which color needs to be worked with first to diminish the pile.

I started these 9-patch units which quickly turned into a commission quilt - and set them on point. All stitched together they look great!. I'm so pleased with these blocks and the finished results! Can you guess I'll be moving onto teal/turquoise colors next?