Friday, December 4, 2015

before and after

remember the applique hearts and the stark white background print?


well, it's been tea-dyed and basted and the quilting has begun....no fancy designs, just outline etc.  and in case you don't notice the difference, here's a shot of the before and after...


so it did tone it down quite a bit.  this is my first tea-dye effort and not entirely sure i did it right, although did take a glimpse of the directions on a you-tube video.  now to find something for a binding.  not in love with it but perhaps with time it'll become more endearing.  a good idea gone wrong maybe?  we'll see.....can always remove the hearts and start over.  in the meantime, FWS continues and some holiday sewing as well.  december marches on and snow is getting closer but none yet.  keeping fingers crossed....

Thursday, December 3, 2015

S-M-L and scrappy

first up, want to thank all who take time to peruse and comment on my blog.  although i don't reply to every comment, please do know i am thankful and appreciative of your comments and kind words. 

wednesday was serendipity sewing day, just sewed up a bunch of things.  right now my quilty/sewing space is minuscule and the stash is stored in bags, so it is a chore to sit down and sew or even find works in progress but where there's a will.....big is "ava" for the FWS, medium is a little churn dash block i wanted to try and little is another "12 days" block


and here are more scrappy 9-patch blocks from fabrics gifted to me this year....i need 70 of these in all, not sure exactly how many are done, but have the fabric for alternating squares and border.  once more horizontal room is available, should have it to the flimsy stage...this is a donation quilt to honor all of those who so kindly shared their stash with me....


that's all folks!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

on the first day....

of Christmas....temecula quilts started a new sew-along for only 12 days of course...and where summer sampler blocks were 4" finished, these are going to be (i think) 2.5" finished....pretty small for these chunky, short fingers but planning to persevere anyway....


the first one is really cute....nice to have these festive activities where i get to use some new christmasy fabrics!  these will be all scrappy...how fun is that?   and--dare i say--no sign of "you know what" yet (s-n-o-w), a 4-letter word if i ever saw one...

Sunday, November 29, 2015

going twice and gone....

it's the end of the "stars in a time warp" sew along with these blocks....2 cracked ice and 1 shawl print...this has been really interesting to do and have finished up with a stack of really pretty blocks, now to find the right settings...


and got up to date with the FWS....left is my resewn "patricia" block (always helps to follow the photo) and on the right is a great "grandma" block....had planned to do some more of the tiny virginia reel blocks but the day evaporated too quickly......