Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday Morning Report....

After making a little miscalculation I have now figured it out and resewn the blocks I goofed up on.  So far .... So good.
I'm a little concerned that I won't have enough strips to make this quilt as large as I'd like.  I'm shooting for a Full size if I can squeeze it out.  I may have to resort to slap'in a border on it to get to that size.
 This is what I have so far.  And this is all that I can put on my design wall and if I can make it full size I'll have to lay out the last column somewhere else.  And of course, I'll do a bit of shifting blocks around after I have them all made.


I'll be linking to Judy's Design Wall Monday post so let's go check out what some of the other quilters have been working on.  
..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

New quilt in the works....

I've finally chosen my  next project.  I had two pkg's of  'Taxi Cab Chic Collection' from Keepsake Quilting with twenty 2½" strips in each package.  LOVE the yellow & black combo!

I wasn't sure what I wanted to make but I knew I Didn't want anything too complicated .... just easy peasy and quick.   Somewhere along the blogosphere I kinda remembered seeing a simple box & rail quilt but didn't know where or by who .... so I went to EQ and did my thing and I'm pretty happy with what I came up with.    

Now to get the sewing finished.

And for now..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sunshine & Spring.....

What a better day than today to finish this months YELLOW block.  It really was pretty much finished.  I just had to sew the rows together and iron it.    Linking to Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
But for now..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!

Monday, March 16, 2015

So it's Monday.....

And I do have one little something on my Design Wall.  The Rainbow Scrap Challenge for March is YELLOW! So this weekend I worked part time on my yellow scraps and did manage to finish my Basketweave Braid Star.   The more I make of these the more I love them.

  
For now though I'll just link to Judy's Design Wall .... ScrapHappy Saturday .... And also linking to Cynthia's Oh Scrap.
 ..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Slow Stitching....

Even though I haven't posted lately I have been working on some of my Hexies.   When I finally decided what I wanted to do for the background on my 2014 Hexie BOM I went right to work getting some of the fabric cut and basted.  
And since I've run out of this particular fabric I'll have to make a run to our LQS.  I'm planning on an assortment of different black on blacks.   And my plan is to scatter all the different black fabrics throughout the quilt.
Here's just a couple of the blocks that I've outlined.  More to come later after I have more fabric.  

In the meantime I got out my other project and started working up some more of the blocks.  
This is as far as I've gotten on the quilt when I last put it aside.  I do have more blocks made just not sewn to the quilt.

Since I've started hexie(ing) I can't sit and watch TV now without them in my hands.  Love working on them. 
I think I'll spend a little time at the machine today but then settle back in my reclyner and enjoy my hexis today/tonight.  
Linking over to Kathys Slow Sunday Stitching    
Sew for now..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Empty Design Wall...

....Because I finished my Easy Street top.
I think I'm going to call it good with this border and get it ironed and ready to take to my quilting gals.  I do love the colors I chose for this mystery.


Linking to Judy's Design Wall.
I've got some house cleaning to get done today before I start on a couple of bindings.  Soooooo for now..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Back In Time....

Around December 10th, 2012 .... I finished sewing the blocks together for my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt called Easy Street.   I have no idea why I didn't go ahead and finish it then ..... but I set it aside along with all the scraps and bits and bolts of fabric.

These last couple of weeks I've slowly been trying to tackle my loose scraps and get them cut into usable pieces and when I came across this quilt I figured it's as good a time as any to get it finished.  

Apparently this pattern didn't have directions for the finishing borders (or I've just not saved them).  I do remember how I wanted to finish it though so I've been cutting and sewing 4-patches these last couple of days.  (pictures to follow later this week)
For now I'll link to Judy's Design Wall Monday   and get back to piecing the last two borders.  

So for now..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Baby Jax quilt.....

I have the baby quilt top finished.  The mother of this baby is my oldest granddaughter.
Do you see those bits of red and gold?  I used those black/gold fabrics to make their Wedding quilt.  The two red pinwheels signifies the mom & dad and the one little red square represents baby Jax.     Those are the "something special' I posted about.  Here's a closeup.  

 and I'm now pondering what I want to do for the backing.


Perhaps I'll pull some assorted fabrics and choose the color I like.  I'm leaning toward a gray maybe.  .....   OR maybe I'll make a pieced backing so the quilt will be reversible.
 haha  who am I kidding?  Of course I'll make a pieced back!!
Ok stay tuned.
But for now..... I'll be linking to Judy's Design Wall Monday 
 Have a great day. And stitch happy!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

What I'm working on.....

Our family has a new addition coming soon.  Baby Jax Conrad will enter this world sometime in July and we are all so excited.  He will be our fourth Great so I decided I need to make him a quilt for those baby eyes.
From what I've read I guess high contrast is a preference ......  Sooooo Black & White it is!
Something simple and yet something special.
Here is the simple..... Pinwheels & 16-patch.

 I'll show you the "something special" later when I get it put together.
This is this weeks Work In Progress.

So for now..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!

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