Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In Our Garden - Month 6

The next two limited time free blocks in the In the Garden Block of the Month hosted by Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy have been released!  They are so cute and are designed by Joan of Moosestash Quilting!

 

I am using fabrics provided by Riley Blake for this QAL supplemented by some older Riley Blake fabrics from my stash.  The main fabric line I am using is Bee in My Bonnet's Calico Days.

 I left off the leaves from the pattern as I am thinking of my pink posies as representing carnations in memory of my Grandma...squint and you can see it, lol!!
  
 Here are my prior blocks from this QAL and the links used to find them:
 

Month 1 February
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy
Block #1 and Block #2 from Amy's design, you can find the patterns by visiting her blog.
March
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 
Blocks 3 & 4 are designed by Carol and you can find the patterns here.
 
April 
May

 June
Sue – Super Mom No Cape
 
July
Joan – Moosestash Quilting
September
Pat – Life in the Scrapatch
October
Vicki – More Stars in Comanche
November
Lana – It Seams to be Sew
December
Jan - Sew and Sow Farm
January
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up

You can also join the Facebook group if you like and share your blocks and/or see what everyone else is making.

 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Hiking in Ohio - Wandering Camera Edition

My family likes to sneak away to Ohio a few hours away to hike when we are having trouble scheduling a longer, more involved trip.  Yesterday was one of those days and we were able to take along my nephew this time.

 Too high boys...be careful!!
 My idea of a trail is this.
 The boys like more of this...
 And this.

 I did manage to capture a bit of the beauty around us.

 It had rained before we arrived so the water show was pretty!
 There they go again, need to stash the camera, and catch up!

Linking with my friend Soma's Wandering Camera post for July.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

QAL Progress

 I am done with the word quilt using my friend Patty's paper pieced pattern from her QAL..   You can find her free QAL here for several more words and an option for a bigger quilt.
 I decided to add a churn dash to it to make a mini top...now to quilt it!!

I was also able to work on the week 3 blocks from Primitive Gatherings SBOW this weekend...these are so fun to play with!  I love the shading on their hand dyed wools, that mixing bowl just has such texture!  I think you can still join in on that one too here.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt - July Block Lily

I am sewing along with the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt project - the pattern is provided by the Virginia Quilt Museum and all pattern sales benefit the museum. Dawn, from Collector with a Needle, and Doreen, from Aunt Reen’s Place, are hosting a quiltalong for this quilt, here.


The pattern size as provided by the museum easily makes 9 inch blocks. I am doing mine in wool so that I can make that size (8 1/2" finished), many are enlarging the pattern and all the participant's resulting blocks are well worth a look...so pretty!

This is my version of the block for July, labelled Lily:

 I wish you could feel this one :)  the texture on the layering is so much fun!
Here is one of my new distractions keeping me from getting much sewing in this summer - a 7 month old chocolate lab has joined our family.  His name was Zeb but we find he comes to us better if we say "Hey Buddy".
Happy Independence Day weekend to all my American friends, and a happy weekend to the rest of you too!!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

In the Garden BOM- Month 5

The next two limited time free blocks in the In the Garden Block of the Month hosted by Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy have been released!  They are designed by Sue of
Super Mom - No Cape!Thanks Sue for your cute blocks!!
 

I am using fabrics provided by Riley Blake for this QAL supplemented by some older Riley Blake fabrics from my stash.  The main fabric line I am using is Bee in My Bonnet's Calico Days.
 
I am right on the wire finishing my versions of this month's cute blocks:



I left the critters off of my applique block, they are cute so be sure to check them out but I just wanted my block with a bit less "action"...that kitty after the birdie worried me a bit ;)

As for actual garden news...
 See the tiny peppers?
 Lettuce survived the 90 degree temps but has a bit of a bitter taste if you stray from the butter lettuce into the other greens...I love mixing cilantro among my greens :)
 Some late peas...
 Corn and cukes...
Green beans...

 Here are my prior blocks from this QAL and the links used to find them:
 
Month 1 February
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy
Block #1 and Block #2 from Amy's design, you can find the patterns by visiting her blog.
March
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 
Blocks 3 & 4 are designed by Carol and you can find the patterns here.
 
April 
May

 June
Sue – Super Mom No Cape
July
Joan – Moosestash Quilting
September
Pat – Life in the Scrapatch
October
Vicki – More Stars in Comanche
November
Lana – It Seams to be Sew
December
Jan - Sew and Sow Farm
January
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up

You can also join the Facebook group if you like and share your blocks and/or see what everyone else is making.

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A bit of Sewing

I have been trying to shoehorn a bit of sewing in among my other chores this month but don't have a lot to show for it!

My friend Patty's qal (Elm Street Quilts Repeat QAL) has been going well and I was itching to stitch some letters...I paper pieced these cute lil guys in about an hour including time to choose fabrics and I am now halfway to "quilt"...

I am planning a mini quilt with just that word and my fave of all - a churndash block.  I am using a favorite Sweetwater texty print for the background and a fun gold I used in my son's Doctor Who quilt..oh such memories!!!   I am liking the look so far.  You can use the link above or the one on my sidebar to visit Patty and join in on the fun :)

In other qal news, I couldn't resist joining in on Primitive Gathering's newest Summer Block of the Week wool on flannel quilt and this was the first week's assignment...cute, cute!!
 Lots of little extra hand-embroidered touches...
 This is week 2...
 
I deviated a bit from the pattern on this one...
 This is the freebie from week one, such a cute little 6 inch block!!
I believe you can still get in on this one here if you want to.

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sunflower -Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt

I am sewing along with the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt project - the pattern is provided by the Virginia Quilt Museum and all pattern sales benefit the museum. Dawn, from Collector with a Needle, and Doreen, from Aunt Reen’s Place, are hosting a quiltalong for this quilt, here.

The pattern size as provided by the museum easily makes 9 inch blocks. I am doing mine in wool so that I can make that size (8 1/2" finished), many are enlarging the pattern and all the participant's resulting blocks are well worth a look...so pretty!

This is my version of the block June
, labelled Sunflower:

 I adore sunflowers, I adore this block...I couldn't wait to make it and have had it done for quite awhile, heheheh...
 I love the layering and the way it looks and feels in wool.
 Here are the 12 blocks done so far.

I have really enjoyed playing with these designs!!

I haven't been getting much done on the sewing front this month as my son is out of school and would like to drive me everywhere since he now has his driving permit....hmmmmm...so far so good ;)