Monday, November 25, 2013

Design Wall Monday....

Happy Monday this Thanksgiving week.  I hope everyone will be having a safe, wonderfully blessed week.  Very little machine sewing for me this week but I will be enjoying my hexie's for sure.

These last few days I've been working on my Easy Street trying to get most of it completed before the next mystery comes along.
I have all the blocks finished and two 'rows' sewn together so far.   Maybe I can get a few more blocks sewn into rows this week before I stop to enjoy my family over Thanksgiving.

Linking over to Judy's Design Wall Monday.
I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Friday, November 22, 2013

Hexie Friday....

One more post to show off the progress of my hexie quilt.  
It is definitely taking shape now and from here on I'll be concentrating on making more 'blocks' of the many different colored fabrics that I have cut.  
It may be awhile before I post another update.

On the machine side of my quilting this week I've been sewing together the last 20 blocks for my Easy Street.  One more block to make and then I can start sewing the rows.  I'm hoping I can at least get the top finished before her next mystery starts.   That's probably wishful thinking since I've decided I want to put a pieced border on it instead of a plain one.  But it's worth a try.

So today I'm linking to A Quilting Reader's Garden Hexie Friday.

I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My week.....

I pretty much did no sewing this last week.  Instead I gladly unfolded and refolded (on the comic book boards) each piece of fabric on my shelves.  Even the FQ's.   And it was a pleasant surprise to find some of the fabrics that I had completely forgotten about.    Here's a merged picture of my nice neat stash if you're interested.  lol

Only fabric that measured 1 yard of more was folded on a board.   The small center shelf holds FQ's and less than 1 yard cuts.
Do you notice the Yellow?  Not many to see there huh?  LOL
Maybe I'll start collecting yellow.
Now you know what I did last week.
I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Monday, November 18, 2013

Something Old is New Again....

 Last year I was working on Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street mystery and for some reason I reached a stand-still.  I put it all away to do something else.
Soooo since it's about time for her to start this year's mystery (and because I have my stash all organized nicely) I figured it would be a good time to get it all back out and see how far along I can get it.

I have all the pieces cut and sections sewn together already.  All that is left to do is sew up the blocks.  I don't think that should take me too long to do.  hahaha
Linking up to Judy's Design Wall Monday.
I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Thursday, November 14, 2013

What I've been working on.....

It may not seem like much but I have been stitching each evening and I've made some advancement on my hexie project.  It's now starting to really take shape and I'm soooo enjoying these hexies.  I still haven't chosen the color for the star centers and that first border.  Maybe today.

I decided my fabrics needed to be cleaned up and organized better so I started yesterday.  I've ordered comic book backing boards to use for my fabrics to help them stand firmly on the shelf.   So far I've used 300 and still have probably another 100 different fabrics to do yet.  When I get it all done I'll show you how nice it looks.  Stay tuned.
For now I'm back to folding....... right after I link over on Needle & Thread Thursday.
And .... I'm linking to BillieBee's Hexie Friday Blog.

I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Friday, November 8, 2013

Hexie Friday....

I've been working on my hexie project a little bit this week.  I want to see how the first section will look after I have some of the cream hexie's surrounding the blocks.
This will be the left corner.
Then I want to try to get some of the borders on.  I've decided to match the first colored border to the center hexie of each 'star' but I just haven't made a decision on the color yet so that will have to wait.
That's why I still have a hole.  ;o)

(edit: Nov 12)  I'm going to link this post to a new linky party that I just found.  So if you love hexies like I do follow me over to Splish Splash Stash "In Hand EPP link party".
I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Hot Bowl Hot Pads.....

I was reorganizing my sewing room just a bit and came across this pattern.

So after I finished cleaning I decided to make one of these.  One thing led to another and I ended up making three.

This will enlarge if you click
the picture.
They were so easy and fun!  The hardest part was trying to figure out how I wanted to quilt each piece.
OMGosh!  It's been such a long time since I've done any free-motion quilting and I'm very very rusty.  Thankfully the fabric patterns hid a whole lot of really bad quilting.  lol

See how cute they are....
Small Cereal Bowl

Large Cereal Bowl

Serving Bowl

There is also a pattern for a bread basket but I don't think I'll make one of those.

The pattern is super easy and only requires a Fat Quarter per side (a bit more if you're going to bind them.  I chose to birth all of mine instead of cutting and sewing binding and I like them better this way.
There is also directions to make a top for each one.  But I'm absolutely NOT making them.  Can you imagine the mess?  They do recommend using the vinyl coated fabric but I just don't trust the vinyl in a microwave and my food.  Nope!  I'll continue to use my large coffee filters thank you very much.  

I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday Design Wall....

My last Christmas Snuggle quilt is finished.... This years #7.... whew!!
After pondering several border designs I finally settled on this one.

Because of the design layout of the center (way longer than wide) I knew I didn't want to add the same border around the whole quilt.
So after adding that first block border I came up with the two extra block borders on just the sides.
That did it!  Exactly what it needed.

Now this top will go to my quilting gals and I'll pick up #6 that they have finished quilting.

Gosh!!  Maybe I can play around with a few small things I've been wanting to get made.

And today is Monday so I'm linking this over on Judy's Design Wall post.
I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Sunday, November 3, 2013

My Quiet Sunday Stitching.....

I really dislike having to change the time.  I don't like it in the Spring and I don't like it in the Fall.  It just messes up my internal clock.  And I don't need anything else to mess with me that's for sure!  heehee

So I think I'll get out my Hexies today (while I'm cheering our Chiefs) and see if I can get a few more sewn together.  I really haven't worked on them much these last couple of weeks even tho I have managed to sew these three blocks together.  It's a start anyway.

And I'm going to link over on Kathy's Quilts.  Let's go see what others are working on today.

I hope you're having a great day.
 Glad you stopped by.....Linda