Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Woolie Blocks 3 & 4

I'm having such a grand time with Dawn's sweet little Woolie Blocks.  Here are my Blocks 3 & 4.

I wasn't happy with the pink that I chose in my first block, so I reworked that one.  And I used a peachier pink.  Here are all 4 together.

Monday, March 28, 2016

March OMG

I can't believe that it is already the last week of March.  Where does the time go?  I finished my goal for March which was quilting this fun baby quilt.  Such great timing too.  The baby boy that I was making it for arrived a week ago.  So I need to send this on its way.....

Here's a close up of the quilting.  It's just a squiggle stitch that is on my Bernina that I use with my walking foot.  Truth be told....I use this squiggle and vary the width of the squiggly lines so that if I'm slightly off you will never see it.  I use painters tape in different widths as my marking tool.

Here's my label which makes it all "officially" done.

The space fabric is to honor baby's mom and dad...they both work in the aerospace industry.  So time to link up to OMG.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Wonderful Woolie day

This weekend is going by way to quickly.  But then again, they all go by way to quickly (giggle).  My sweet sis sent me the most yummy box of goodies this week.....it is just stuffed with all kinds of fabulous fiber.  I'm new to spinning and am so looking forward to experimenting with all of this fun fluff. Oh, just for the record all three of my sisters and my big bro too (can't leave him out) are sweet.

I've only had one spinning lesson (I'm spinning with a drop spindle) so I spent the morning watching YouTube videos to refresh my memory.  After trying out a little of this and a little of that, I decided that the park and draft method works the best for me.  I'm even catching on to the new vocabulary too.  Drumroll please...........I actually made yarn.....

"Ta da"......Don't laugh too hard....I know it is not a huge amount just yet.  But I'll get there.  I highly recommend  spinning....it I so peaceful and serene.

I joined a new Facebook group recently called School of Wool.  This group encompasses really all things to do with wool.  Many of the members do wonderful things with reclaimed wool sweaters and garments.  I have been collecting reclaimed wool skirts, slacks, and jackets and have been deconstructing them and felting the wool to use for wool applique quilts. Recently I aquired a bunch of scraps from felted sweaters too.  At first I didn't think I would really care to use them, but they really are quite nice.  I've been inspired by many of the FB posts to use up some of this collection.  So I made wool pennies and wool hexigons for a good part of the afternoon.

I look forward to working with these little gems in the future.....
Hope you are enjoying your Saturday too,


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Slow Stitching Sunday

I just love little quilt blocks.  I guess this has been a real slooooow stitching Sunday for me since I have only managed to complete one of the blocks for the Temecula Album quilt BOM.  Although I do have a bit more time left before I call it a night, so maybe I just might get another one done.
So far I have this sweet little block complete.  

These simple little album blocks just make me smile.  I see that my roof line is a bit wonky, but I think that just makes them all the more charming.  Hope you're enjoying your Sunday...take a gander at what others are slow stitching here.

Piecefully yours,


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March OMG

My OMG for this month was an easy decision.  My dear, dear friend's very first grandchild is due to arrive in just a few weeks.  I managed to finish the quilt top for this little man but I really do need to get it sandwiched, quilted and bound.  So that will be my goal for this month.

If your not familiar with this one, it's a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.  She has such adorable designs.  I love her simple designs that really make an impact.   And more importantly, they are a ton of fun to make.  I'm dying to try a rendition of these fabulous foxes with something like crazy bold Kaffe fabrics.  Wouldn't that be fun?   But first things first, I'm going to focus on getting this one quilted.....