Saturday, March 31, 2018

Went chasing wildflowers

My niece was the chauffeur for my sister and I and drove us down to Ennis, TX to see some gorgeous wildflowers.  Our state flower is the bluebonnet and the red beauties are Indian paintbrush.  SO gorgeous en masse

I'm still working on the bunnies but also got a few of these done for other WIPs/UFOs

The string blocks are 11" so I'm thinking 4X4 would be a good size for H2H "Little Lambs" (I think) kids charity.  They want smaller quilts that can fit in a backpack and suggested using flannel instead of batting.  Will check with the longarm quilter about flannel.

And finally
He is risen indeed.  Happy Easter!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Honest opinion needed

You've seen them sans tails; whaddaya think of tails added?  The jury's out here but just wondering what others think.  I thought it might be cute so I just whipped this one out and laid it on (it's not permanent 😀).  So what do YOU think?

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Doing what they do...

bunnies, that is!  They're multiplying.  I see I need a more varied assortment of colors (can you tell I like purple?).

Probably more yellow, blue and orange would be good.  Think another one needs different colored ears.  I think cute little tails would be a nice touch (though that's not in the pattern).  We'll see since it will be a donation quilts; the tails might just be more work!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Beginning of bunnies

AH!  So cute!  Can't wait to make more but I'm going to the movies.  More later....

This, that and the other

There's a little bit of several different things going on around here and it only seems to be getting worse (I hate that).  This is mostly of my own creating but others are involved and NOT HELPING!  I belong to a couple of row by row FB groups and awhile back, one gal issued a challenge to get those rows finished.  I ignored her for awhile but there were so many completions happening, I had to jump in and have gotten 4 or 5 (almost) done and have shown a couple here.

My two most recent--and another part of the problem.  I did NOT have the second one already in my possession!!  I had to acquire it because someone named Betty showed her red truck quilt and there were several cute ones.  One HUGE reason why these groups can be big problems!!  LOL

And then Lesley over at The Cuddle Quilter showed her adorable bunny quilt.  Now I HAD been scoping out Easter quilts so I could make one for the entryway.  This one is TOO CUTE and Lesley has gotten me in trouble before.  So that's a new start.  AND I'm thinking this one might also work for a charity project I recently signed up for.

Sarah does this every year and I decided to sign up this year.  There are 3 charities to choose from (1 even in Canada) and several sizes of quilts needed.  I'm thinking a smaller bunny quilt for the kids charity and maybe seeing if my longarmer can use flannel instead of batting as Sarah had suggested.  We'll see. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

It's HERE!!!

I love this time of year when the dreary, cold, dark days of winter are behind me and I can finally be WARM again.  I've really got to get my rear in gear and start moving in preparation for a trip to Switzerland and Austria in a few short months.  There's gonna be walkin' going on and I need to be ready!  I need to get my Legacy Box filled up and shipped off--it's been hanging around far too long and I need to get this house in better shape (she's been sadly neglected).

There are also quilts that need finishing.  I signed up to do at least one quilt for Happy Chemo so don't want to dilly dally with that.  But the QOV's need to be front and center so they can be finished and awarded.  The soon to be recipient of one has a dear wife who's been diagnosed with ALS and I want her to be there to see the presentation. 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Red sky at night

Sailor's delight..right?  That's what I heard and we had a beaut last night

and I finished a 2nd row (think this was from 2014 or 15?  grrr)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Antique mall visit

I saw a cute idea for a spring-y centerpiece on Lisa Bongean's blog and wanted to be a copycat.  So I ran over to the antique mall to look for an enamelware piece (to no avail 😕).  But I did see this beauty

MAN, that's an UGLY hand!!  But just wanted to show how small the hexies were.  I didn't open it up to see if I could find the price tag.  It was a beauty!!

And then I found this quilt for $35 so it came home with me.

Pretty sure it's not an oldie but I like the blue/white combo.  It's been washed and dried so ready to go (and let me tell you, I needed this like I needed another hole in my head!!).

I've been VERY slowly working on another row by row and it's almost there but not done so I'll wait to show it.  Hopefully tomorrow.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Row by row

I belong to a facebook group that involves actually finishing the row by rows we've bought in the past.  What a concept!!  Actually finishing the rows we've invested big bucks in!  😁  But they've now started a challenge (like to spur us on even more..LOL).  It finally got the best of me and I had to jump in and finish ONE so they didn't make me look quite so bad.

So I got this one done and those balloon fabrics all had to be stitched together, it's not the fabric.  That chevron one was giving me fits but its done and I LIKE it!  Now I need to do another one so I'll feel a tad better about my lack of row by rowing!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Spring is springing

Spring is beginning to come along nicely and I'm SO EXCITED!!  I hate the cold so I've been ready for this since last November.  We did have last night and will have tonite temps in the upper 30's but the days have been nice and warm.  LOVE IT!!

In the course of weeding out stacks and stacks of quilt books (not sure what I will do with all of them yet 😒), naturally I've run across some oldies but goodies!!  This was one of them 
and I still love it so it's my intention to begin making pieces and parts of it.  I already had the flying geese rows traced onto paper for paper piecing and some of the applique parts had their templates made.  I'll probably lighten it up some.  I will keep you apprised of my (most likely slow) process.  HA

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Ready for the 4th!!

YAY!  I got this back from the longarmer's a couple of days ago and got jiggy with it!  HA  I REALLY wanted this puppy done before it disappeared (like the Valentine quilt).  Miraculously I found enough of the fabric used for the border to also make the binding (I am NOT one of those crazy organized quilters that do that in advance...😒).  So this one, along with the patriotic pineapple, will be ready to hang come Memorial Day right on through Veteran's day.  And I really love this one.