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!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Snow & Super Bowl

..... A perfect combination for Slow Stitching on a Sunday.
I've been concentrating on basting LOTS of hexies to get ready to add some more 'blocks' and work on the borders.
I don't think I can squeeze any more into this container.  lol

I did get one more 'block' made and pressed.  And I have about 10 more groups sorted to be ready to just grab and sew whenever I have a minute.
Did I tell you that I love hexies?  

I'm heading to link up with Judy's Design Wall Monday  -- and -- Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.
Let's go see what other quilters have been up too.   

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