Monday, June 29, 2015

Working on a UFO

I found these blocks while 'cleaning' (OK, just movin' stuff around) the cutting table in the sewing room in order to move all the crap in there rather than cutting on my kitchen counter.  I wanted to do a 6X7 setting and was two blocks short so got those whipped up then started laying them out.  I've got most of it sewn together already so will finish up today and then decide whether or not to put a border on it just to make it a tad bigger.  We'll see.

I will share this over on Judy's blog for her Design Wall Monday.  And may I just say I am AGHAST that June is almost over!!!  Where the heck did it go?  Makes me sad that cold weather is swiftly approaching!!  LOL (ugh)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ho hum

Another boring rag quilt..I need something to pep up this blog!  LOL  Definitely cleaning house today!!

(I KNOW I've got some girly flannels in there somewhere..right now just looking like I'm in a boy rag quilt rut!)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Half way there

Half way there on this one.  It will wind up 5X6 and I'd like to make a few of these QOV to be given to men at our church who've served our country.  They're large and easy to make so if I'd only concentrate on these, I do believe that I could crank out several in short order.  Think that's gonna happen?  Nah, me neither!  And I've been getting so much done to the detriment of my house.  I'm resolving to get a major pick up/clean up done.  Keep your fingers crossed--I know I am!  HA

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Are you tired yet?

Of seeing these rag quilts?!!  Well, too bad, because there are a lot more to come!!  HAHA  Finished another one yesterday and several waiting to be stitched and clipped and many more that haven't even been cut yet.  OH NO!!!  I just flat out need to stay outta Joann's cause I CAN'T resist all that cute flannel especially when it's on sale!!!

A cute little boy quilt with zoom zoom race cars!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Vortex update

Did a little more this morning so just a quick update to show what (little) progress I've made!  :-)  I keep thinking it's a lot more but then it turns out to be very little.  Can't wait to see what she says on Wed. when she publishes the next step or direction.  I'm liking the colorfulness of it--HAPPY!  HA

Sunday, June 21, 2015


Got 5 more of the X plus blocks done this weekend (and YES, I put them together the right way the first time! LOL).  That puts me at 72 total and 8 til my goal of 80.  But as I mentioned earlier, I think I'll most likely make a few extra in case there are some I don't like in the final layout.  If I have leftovers, they can always be worked into the back, right?

Also worked a little more on the vortex but will show that later.  Happy belated Father's Day to all who are still able to celebrate. 

Friday, June 19, 2015


I just wanna know why none of my friends out there didn't point out the GLARING error in my X plus blocks!!  The plus was there but the X was not.  It was more of an O.  So I'm showing every single one that I ripped out and made right--

TWELVE in all that I had to redo.  Thanks so much, you guys!!  LOL  So I had 55 before and add 12..that's a grand total of 67, right?  That means I only have 13 more to go for my 8X10 setting.  But I DO think I'll have Wanda over at Exuberant Color to have a look see to check for any 'muddy' blocks before I begin putting them together.  Can't have one block spoiling the big picture!

Someone was asking about my scrap vortex quilt along blocks.  Here are the bigger pieces (man, I thought I had more than that..must get busy!).  I need to dig through more scrap bags and boxes to add more of a variety in there.  Trying to keep it bright since it will ultimately wind up as a donation kid quilt.