Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Sew Turn and Stuff

I have spending a lot of my "winter" time reading...
not just my favorite... 
historical fiction, or crazy enough,
 even poetry
but also quilting books,
 which is what sweet dreams are made of!


It is no news that I love pretty much everything
by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company 
also known as Carrie Nelson...

So, above
 is a couple of my newest books and I have actually 
had a little free play time to  experiment with the Pin Pals
pincushions book by Carrie Nelson.





Here are a few other pincushions that are projects
in the book.
They all are  so cute... so fair warning...
if you start making them, 
it will be like
"If you give a mouse a cookie"
syndrome so be prepared!


(the images here are from the Pin Pals book)

Carrie is a master of small blocks and Schnibbles,
but her techniques and tips for making up
these precious gifts (for a friend or yourself)
really puts her in a league of her own.


(photos are by Brent Kane)




I love all the information in the book including tips 
when you poke a hole in your corner when turning
the pin pal and 
all the info on types of thread.
So helpful!


Does it look like there are a lot of 
pincushions?
The book is jammed packed with 40 different 
projects... that are great for using up your 
favorite little
bits of fabrics or showcasing
your mini charm packs!



You can find a copy of this book on Amazon


 Carrie has another  book that has just been 
released...
isn't she busy?
 I will share more about Summer Moon next time along 
with a few finished
 pincushions of mine from the
Pin Pals book.

Thank you for visiting me!




Thursday, January 31, 2019

Really, the Month is Over?

Before this month is officially over...
I thought I would 
say hello for the first time in 2019
and reacquaint myself here!




We took a little family weekend trip here this month...
Monterey Bay Aquarium.
It was so fun with all the 
kids and grand littles!


Unfortunately my phone flat-lined a few weeks ago
(while in Monterey)
and I lost my photos
 and ALL of my 
phone numbers!

However,
I was able to take the SD card from the phone and 
bought a little item to put it in and then upload it to my
computer... thank goodness!
So good news... my photos are back
but 
bad news... my phone numbers are irretrievable.
Oh, 
and I have had a bit of a learning curve navigating a new phone.

What I am happy about is having an iPhone now and hopefully 
my photography will improve!

Here is my first project for 2019!
I had cut it out MONTHS a-g-o
but never seemed to get it off the back-burner and
to the sewing table.
So it was the priority for January!



It was such a fun quilt to make...
and I didn't get anything turned around, as I 
was afraid would happen!
The pattern is by Trish Poolson and it's free on the Riley Blake website.
You can get the pattern here (can't find page, sorry)
and a yellow rose version is also available here.


I also worked on this project this month...
it's called A Little Break.
This cute heart on a cup pattern is now available...


Here is my finished top!
Satomi has been so busy over the last year... making
some really cute patterns! 
You can find her shop here.
But you can find her over at Instagram too...
satomi_quilts
She is so sweet... you should follow her if you don't already!

I have already started cutting out a quilt for February...
so, I will be back soon!
But more importantly, I need to 
start spending more time viewing
your blogs... to see what you are
 doing so far in 2019!






Friday, December 7, 2018

The Stockings Were Hung...



Well hello!
Is it starting to feel a bit like Christmas where you are?
I have been enjoying the crisp winter weather...
mornings have been in the low 30's. 
Definitely sweater weather!



Are you sewing along with A Very Vintage Christmas
and the Fat Quarter Shop?


I have been busy making the Stocking Block 
this week...



There is not only one or two...

  

but I have made 4!


The Very Vintage Christmas book by Lori Holt of
Bee in My Bonnet has so many fun blocks...
and projects too!

I made the fun little Christmas quilt along that she
had put together on IG a few years ago...
using the blocks from her Quilty Fun book.

It is one of my favorite holiday quilts!

This time I decided to make a row quilt following 
one of the patterns in her book.

Vintage Christmas Quilt Kit<BR>Featuring 2018 Cozy Christmas by Lori Holt


There are lots of 

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fun projects,
 large and small,
 in this book!

I decided I needed a row of stars too...





I will have more to show next week...
but for now, I need to go check out the other bloggers
and Instagramers to see what that made this week!

You can see link to the other blogs
over at the Jolly Jabber here!


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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Still Enjoying Perfection



Here we are!
The first week of December!
Can you believe it?

It's also been 10
Perfect 10 Quilt weeks!

We have one more week to go in the
sew along with Fat Quarter Shop.

Have you been quilting along or
have you been enjoying the 
Perfect 10 Quilt Along from the sidelines?

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I was really surprised at the
uniqueness of the first little block...




These two blocks are the last ones in the book!
Rainbow Sherbet and Rocky Road!
Which is your favorite?




Now it's time for a wee bit less sewing and 
a little bit more holiday planning...

(boxes have the vintage ornaments in them)

But as soon as I finish decorating this tree... I will be back 
to show you the Perfect 10 Quilt...
all together and bound!


Each of these blocks are stand alone projects in
I hope to make a couple of the quilts in the book...
but for now
 the sampler of all the blocks 
have been so fun to make!

Be sure to visit all of the bloggers in the 
Perfect 10 Quilt Along!