Skip to main content

Coming Along with my Projects

I didn't post yesterday because I thought I spun my wheels all day yesterday. Actually, I did do two BOMs so I wasn't flitted from one project to another.

I did get my Craftsy BOM finished!! I'm using scraps because I am trying to make a conscious effort not to buy so many kits anymore. <grin>  So, that's the reason that blue in the middle just doesn't seem to go with all those reds!! This block taught us how to do partial seams. So, I'm done for the month of February, so there's less on my list to do each day.

The other project that I let extend for over an hour was the Skillbuilder BOM. It's a QAYG project which is one of the skills I had wanted to learn in 2013.  I didn't really buy any fabric except for the black, so it will be a bit scrappy, but controlled scrappy.  The instructions say to press seams open and that seemed to take forever because these are 1" strips. Ugh!!!

I didn't get to the block two weeks ago when it was assigned, so now I need to do free motion quilting which I'm already behind. I need to figure out how to do that on my new Viking Ruby Deluxe machine, any tips? Anyone quilt on this machine? 

Also worked on one of my Dear Jane blocks, my Dino valances and re-did the corners of the ruffle on that pillow and can sew it together now. 


  1. I like the splash of blue! It gives it additional interest and keeps a scrappy look. Plus it's a great use of scraps instead of buying all new fabrics.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

2017 is Here

Okay, so truth be told, I didn't do very well at finishing projects or blogging about them in 2017. If I blog every day about my 15 minutes of sewing, will that drive readers away?

I did finish this quilt, so I can cross that off of my UFOs, right? I have gifted it, but I really wish I had a pic of the flying geese going up/down. Sigh. Now to made some 2017!!

I did add a page for 2017 so I could list them, but I have so many years with so many unfinished quilts, it's embarrassing. BLUSH
I did start Bonnie Hunter's En Provence and here's a sample of a somewhat finished block. 

I also played around with Cheryl's Meadow Mist Mystery 2017 and I'm almost finished in time for tomorrow's next clue.  I think the piece on the bottom row in the middle might be the inside of the fabric or not??? I'll check.  All the other steps are finished, I hope. 

I'm also going to try free motion quilting for the first time, so I am ready with my panel and will…

It's Been Awhile

I will just say, "Sorry," and move on. Life really gets in the way A LOT for me. It's been a hot summer and the pool has been very inviting. Too hot to sew outside, so "swimming" it is!!! The tree over our pool has shed its leaves directly into the pool. They are still falling, it's a bunch of work to keep them gathered up and off the bottom. Since my husband is unable to tend to the outside work (or inside), I've taken on this task. I've only sucked up so many leaves one time and had to call the pool company to blow the lines. Got one of those leaf catchers, pronto!!! 
Enough said, here's what I've been up to:
I decided that I couldn't pass up the Sew Sampler subscription box from the Fat Quarter Shop. This was the pattern called Moonshine and they included the fabrics so I was able to whip this up pretty quickly.  I'm really happy with my points on this one. I've added the outer borders and will update the pic soon. I'm act…

Getting Back to Sewing

Sorry, I've been trying to re-arrange my studio and just didn't seem to get back to sewing/quilting, but I'm forging ahead because I missed all of January's blocks of the 365 Challenge! These are really tiny and I can see I need to be much more accurate with my cutting/sewing. LOL I'm using all stash fabrics, so my dark may not be dark enough and my lights might not be light enough, but my record for finishing projects prohibited me from spending money on this one!! 
Here's February 12, 2016 block: 

Now, here's the beginning of the blue and white quilt that I'm making. I designed it in EQ7 and the rows of the top left corner have been sewn together, so we'll see how accurate EQ7 is when I go to sew the diagonal rows together.  I am using it as leaders/enders for the 365 Challenge because they took a bunch of seams so more rows are finished without realizing it. A good thing.
Just want to mention that my design wall is four 2' pieces of that foa…