Thursday, June 1, 2017

funny thing happened....

while sewing up the border blocks on the civil war quilt.  was fishing thru my scrap basket for small pieces to use and stopped to organize the pile a bit...once again came across some leftover cheddar triangles that i'll confess were cut wrong by me.  too pretty to toss of course, but use for what?  went to the stash and did some auditioning and voila!  now there's a halloween project in the works.


all that's left to do now is come up with a pattern for this project that uses these units...talk about putting the horse before the cart.  ideas are swirling while i'm sewing up more civil war blocks.  there is more cheddar and of the pumpkins fabric as well, plus a black print might be useful and maybe some white....at least the cheddar triangles are no longer lonely...LOL...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

civil war marches on...

but this was no battle for sure...once again, put off a bit by the pattern photo but the actual project came out much more appealing to me.  as mentioned, this pattern and some fabrics for it were gifted to me about 2 years ago and have to admit, wasn't really drawn to finishing it.  been languishing in the stash all this time.  my resolve to vanquish UFOs brought it immediately to mind and, with house of cards on netflix, decided could get it done even without a huge amount of mojo.  after seeing the hourglass blocks attached--fabrics chosen at random--my mojo perked up and the 2nd red border sent it into overdrive.  i believe those few blue hourglass blocks really helped it a lot cohesive-wise. 


included in the packet were some really nice eagle and lincoln portrait nickels but alas, not quite large enough for those corner squares, for which i used a print of words that describe lincoln.  the final border is some large patchwork squares that are in process now.  the impetus to finish this to flimsy stage is high and, because it has no real destination, low priority for basting and quilting.  so just call me pleasantly surprised once more!  i hope the gifter sees and likes this....thank you!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

monday sewing

this was the kind of holiday weekend of which i had long dreamed....of course, missed not getting together with family...that comes later...but no real big plans, plenty of quilty ideas and mojo...just meander through the 3 days and do what the fates prompted....and as janet had requested....


finished the braid doll quilt flimsy...a large quilt from this pattern was on my wish list, now crossed off...all those bias edges are fussy!   this satisfied my piecing curiosity....have some indigo/white plaid binding all ready for it too...and what's left from the FQ bundle?  this much...


not too, too much but enough for another little quilt?  quite possibly....and dug into my orphan blocks and found this, which will soon have company.  the flash washed it out but you get the idea.


i think the FQ bundle originally had about 3-4 yards total, so after this one, the remains will go into the scrap basket and could even use it all up...wouldn't that be a feat!!

Monday, May 29, 2017

from every mountainside....

let freedom ring!   and we owe our freedoms to so many who gave so much....they will never be forgotten....proud to be the descendant of a revolutionary captain, a war of 1812 captain, a WWI soldier and a WW2 soldier...


and in homage to all the brave souls throughout the centuries....i finished my RWB pin cushions....


i really love the RWB combo...so crisp, so soul-stirring, so patriotic....this is a holiday monday so rules say no housework today...LOL....but raining so no cookout either...guess it's another sew day?  yep!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

a bargain!

lovely applique book with lots of baltimore patterns....now out of print, sacrificing mine (never used) for $30 plus media mail shipping....went thru my bookshelf recently and realized have too many applique projects and UFOs waiting for me.....