Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Ghastlies Leftovers

I had 72 leftover triangles from the snowball blocks.....I just couldn't waste them........

Not sure if I am going to make a mini topper or a row of arrows for the quilt back....leaning toward the arrows going up the quilt back.

When finished, each half square triangle block will be 2" (5 cm)
A topper would be 12" square....tiny little chevron quiltie...tiny...Barbie tiny.

What do you do with your leftovers? I usually toss them in a bag and give them to a friend who loves scrappy quilts...but this time I actually used them.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

WICKED BLOG HOP - It's been a Ghas

It's my turn in the Wicked Blog Hop.

I hope you have been looking at all the wonderful things all these talented peeps have made!

It's been quite the Ghastlie challenge to get my post and project up and running. lol

Let's start at the beginning...
  • I got left off the hop schedule
  • I took way to long to decide on a project
  • I ended up having all kinds of family here and my sew Friday didn't happen for as long a time as I needed it to. lol
  • I got the quilt top all pieced and ready to quilt and, much to my horror, I have one row going the wrong way.
  • Unsandwich and unsew....oy
  • THEN.................

The power goes out..thank you gale force winds...not!

With 12" of resewing left...12 measly inches!

Then I realize that my mini quilt is too big for its intended locale

I did manage to get it done!

I am a firm believer that the back should be almost as nice as the front

It has been a Ghastlies kinda day...perfect for a Ghastlies, sans peeps, quilt!

Now go a check out today's hoppers...I am sure they had a much less Ghastlie time of it!  hahahaha

My not-so-much-help helper

Grandmama's Stories
Gracie Oliver Arts
Quilts by Christa
Michelle's Romantic Tangle
Pink's Sweet Treats
How Art You?
Georgia-Girl Quilter
I Piece 2-Mary
Words & Stitches
The Distracted!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Doin', not just Thinkin' about Doin'.....

Finally got some sewing in after I did some moving around of tools.
My ironing board, cutting table and sewing machine are all in the same room!
Seems like a small thing but I was going from room to room to room when I worked. 
Great exercise, but a right, royal pain in the backside.

Wanted to do a little machine quilting practice using a sweeterwater table runner kit with Lucy's Crab Shack fabric.......

Problem one:

Go to the only drawer I put my machine quilting gloves in only to pull out four gloves.....none match....all the left hand. Where do all my right  hand gloves end up? 
Insert spooky Twilight Zone song do do do........

Did a row of flowers up the center...back side

Up top

Was trying to free hand some
Can you say shark fin? 
Guess what? I left my boo boo in...I know, right

What it should look like 

All Done. Usable practice...I like that

Binding ready for the hand sewing 

My non 90% corners turned out great....all of them! Shocked me!

Got a few more items to sandwich up and get done. As you can see, I need all the FMQ practice I can get! Wouldn't mind fitting in a new Halloween costume for myself....if I can.....crossing my fingers....OH! I have a block to do for a blog hop...better to more doin' done!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Catching Up.........

I've been pretty busy lately and some of it was even sewing and fun!

I have been trying to get into some kind of groove since my mil moved out here, but I can't seem to get any kind of regular schedule going. With the holidays fast approaching I am just going to have to fit "me time' in whenever I can. 

I did fit a little me time in....

Made a few grocery bags for a wedding gift. 
I didn't have enough fabric for the cute handles, so straight had to do.
yes, I did cut into my trek stash

Went to Thimblecreek's Fright Night with my friend Lisa .
Not quite as fun as last year's event but Lisa is an avid crafter and craft promoter and I scored a few goodies from her stash.......

A wicker dress form. She couldn't part with it at the Goodwill, but she could part with it to me. 
I feel a Steampunky Halloween project coming on.

She gets a lot of things to try and sometimes even extra....I got the extra. 
A matching set even.....awe. some. 

Denise and I went to the Alden Lane quilt show. It's a cute little show. Apparently our backsides made it on another blog. lol  check us out here   Do your best "Where's Waldo" and find us. lol

We made blocks for some hero's quilts

Quilt backs

Quilt fronts

A sideways tree 

naming baby piggies 

We even met Sandy Klop of American Jane fame 
Me and my autographed's not my name on that bag....

Denise and Sandy

Group shot!!!
I want her hat.....big time

My humble little purchase.

I even have the pieces sorted and ready for sewing and cutting.

Not as much sewing as I would like, but it's a start. 
Less looking at fun and more doing of fun......yep, that's how it's gonna be!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


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