Sunday, May 22, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitchin'

It's that time of month again and I just finished 2 Hexie Flowers for Patricia in the United Kingdom.

I think the lavender one is the cutest one I have ever made!!  I am hooking up with Kathy over at Kathy's Quilts Slow Sunday Stiching post.  Come on over to take a look at what everyone else was working on!!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Saturday's Smile!!

This is for all my friends with a hubby!!  :-))

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016

A Birthday Present Completed!!

Beginning about a year and a half ago, my friend Becky and I helped another friend learn how to quilt!!  It all took so long because Gina has 7 kids and is very, very busy!!  Well, we finally got it quilted last week and Becky got the binding on Saturday night so she could take it over to Gina for her birthday yesterday!!  Becky it brought it over to show me before she took it over to Gina!!

This is Becky - what a cutie she is!!
A friend embroidered the label!

What a fun collaboration and such a great, happy quilt!!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

More Second Row Flowers!!

Ok, so it seems like all the "sewing" time I have these days is at night when we sit down to watch baseball or an old movie.  As such, I have 2 more flowers completed ~

Flower, Lynn Peters, April 2015 - Australia.
Second Row, Melody D, July, 2015 - Australia
Flower, Kathie Laposata, December, 2012 - Allentown, PA
Second Row, Janet Rushant, March 2016 - Canada
And, since this is just about all the sewing I am doing right now, I think it will get old to see these post after post, so if you are interested in following my progress on these, there is a page at the top that says Second Row Flowers.  They will be in there and on the side will be a picture of my latest one!!

Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

This is so much fun!!

A friend and his son came over this evening to show us the little drone that he had received as a birthday gift from his wife!!  It was the coooooolest thing!!  It has the capability of going up 1000 feet but legally it can only go up 400 feet, so Scott took it up the 400 feet and took these pics!!

Now ya know where I live!!  Hope your weekend is going well!!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Last Block - Paper Pieced . . .

Our Guild is making a quilt for the Utah Quilt Guild Ruby Jubilee, which is the 40th birthday of the Guild, and I was fortunate enough to make the last block needed to complete the blocks.

Since I love paper piecing, I drafted up the block on paper and then proceeded to make it.  Oh, so much better than trying to cut and sew all those little pieces!!  The block measures 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" unfinished!!

Now that I see it finished, I don't think there is enough contrast between the medium red and the light red pieces.  Hopefully, it will be okay!!

When the quilt is finished and I have been given the okay, I'll post a picture of it!!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Adding Row 2 to my Hexie Flowers!!

After doing the post a couple of days ago, I decided it was time to start adding the second row to the Polka-dot Flowers I have been collecting for years.  So, this weekend, while watching baseball, I completed my first ones!!

This flower comes from Canada and Australia!!
This flower comes from Texas and Canada!!
This is going to be one colorful and wild quilt!!  I think I am going to do the third border in black to make the flowers pop and to calm it down a bit!!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Hexies, Hexies Everywhere!!

I have gotten behind in my Hexie Flowers in the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap but now I am all up to date and I think they turned out pretty cute!!

The gal for February asked for pastel colors with white centers.

The gal for March said she did not have a preference so I went a little crazy!!

And the gal for April wanted Civil War prints with cream or beige centers.  
Hope she likes fussy cut Civil War prints!!  ;-0  

And here are the ones I received for February, March and April.  I am working on the second round and I asked for bright and fun!!

These came from Virginia!!

These came from Canada!

And these came from New Zealand!!

It is so much fun to get a package every month from all over the world with fun little Hexie Flowers inside!!  Now, I have to get to work and start adding my second rowws to my polka dots flowers!!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016