Bird at Dawn by Paolo Ciceri

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to wish all you a Happy Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Love a Good Sale! (Craftsy Black Friday Sale)

I'm so excited about this - I ordered the Black Batting for Angela's Quilt!
(See I am making progress with this quilt!)

I looked online and found some sales - and then for some reason I decided to look at Craftsy.  I've never purchased from them before.

They have the most AMAZING SALE! 

This queen size batting is only $16.89!  

And then I just had to get another Purple Thang. For only $2.10!  
I love mine and want to have one next to the sewing machine and one next to the couch.  Or maybe one to have and one to lose?

I knew I would have to order batting for Angela's quilt.  I have never seen black batting in town.  I couldn't find any Warm and Natural - so I'm hoping that I this Hobbs okay. 

Happy Stitching & Shopping,

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Chain of Squares is ON!

Okay - don't all fall off your chairs in shock.
I finished the chain of squares border.

This border is interesting because the corners are sewn on last.

I finished the sides about 10 at night - but I had to stay up late and finish up those corners!!

I'm thinking "Happiness"!

Now to figure out the next border!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Chain of Squares Border

I've been working on my quilt - just not in a way that you can see.
First I went looking for a border.

I have Judy Martin's book Pieced Borders
She has TONS of them in this book.
So many different combinations and all the sizes you need for any size block. 

I bought this book years ago - this is my first time using it.
Right now I'm thinking just a simple chain of squares.
Here are some of my border ponderings.
I considered using a black on black print - or maybe another little border.

So...I took paper - I didn't want to use fabric just yet.

I sewed up a one -  I was a little confused by the instructions.  
I'm not going to blame her - I read the instructions and then two weeks later decide on which border and forgot how to sew it up.

I sewed it up as a square in a square - 
 huh - that didn't work. Not with Judy's triangle measurements.

Reread the instructions and saw that they are sewed up like this.
Oh now that makes more sense.

Okay so that is my goal for the weekend - sew up those puppies!
Okay - first I have to cut the fabrics - then sew them up.

Happy Weekend Stitching,

Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday Night with Friends

Yes!!  I sewed that border on again (this is the third time) and it is much better.   It is not perfect but I can work with this.
That's it for me tonight. Tomorrow I'll start the next border. It's been fun sewing with friends. 

Happy Friday Night Stitching,

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Third Time is the Charm

That's what they say: The Third Time is the Charm.
But whether it is or not, this is the LAST time, I'm taking this border off this quilt!

I even took out the sashing thinking that was the problem.  Now I don't think so.  I think this block is the culprit. 
It's a pretty block - but I think it's a bit small - causing the border to crinkle (wavy) around it. 

So I'll work on this tonight.

Now - on a lighter note, kids are so silly - and here's Lily be a Silly. 

Let's see what happens when I put a truck on my head.

YES!!  It's on!  And look it stays!!

 Check me out - 
I can make it stay on my head as I turn it - 
as long as my eyes stay in the same place!!

Happy Stitching,

Friday, October 23, 2015

A Little Trip & a Little Pouch Planned

What's new with me.

I'm taking off this weekend to San Francisco to visit my Little Sis. 
I thought it would be nice to make her a little something.
Homemade items are so nice to receive.

So...I thought a little pouch would be nice. 
But a little pouch with clear vinyl would be better!
And little pouch with clear vinyl with a zipper even better!

Off to Pinterest  I went. And found:

Or maybe I'll make this one:

Wish me luck getting it made tonight. (Actually wish me luck finding my zippers! Where, oh where did I put those?)  I'm leaving early (4 am) in the morning. 

I'll also be traveling with Lily (and her Mommy) - how fun is that?    
A coffee place will be the first stop - and none for Lily!

Happy Stitching,