Saturday, January 20, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Cross Blocks

Seems like I am busy all day knocking down walls or trying to get all my sewing projects and fabrics in some kind of working order but at night I have been playing with the POTC blocks for the new swap I am in.  This is January's block and is going in the mail tomorrow morning to Janet G.

I wasn't sure about the leaves on the outside corners but as I put them on, it really calmed down the whole block.

Here is the block I received this week for my December block from Debbie in Florida.  It took three tries for Debbie's beautiful December POTC to get to me!! The first one was just lost to the snail mail stratosphere, the second one she made (to replace the lost one) was returned to her saying no one lived in my house (small town shenanigans) and then finally on the third try it arrived this week!! Thank you, Debbie, I love, love, love it!! And my brother said it is fabulous!! Ya know, gotta get that brotherly approval!!

I asked for Kim Diehl fabrics and that is what I got!!  Happy girl here!!  I think this may be my new obsession!!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Monday, December 25, 2017

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Saturday's Smile!!

Merry Christmas to All!!

Friday, December 22, 2017

A Fun New Swap . . .

and I got my first one done.  I have been involved with the Inchy Flower Hexagon Swap group for many years now and the cute gal that is the Swap Mommy for that group thought it would be fun to have a Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC) Block swap.  so she got a few of us together to do a trial run in December and than start the Swap officially in January.  The POTC I made is for the Swap Mommy, Debbie and she wanted it so it would look good on a black background.

Hope she likes it ~

I took this picture on my work table and it is dark brown but it looks black and so I think the block will go well on the black background Debbie is planning on using.

Gosh, I had forgotten how long these blocks take to make with all the fussy cutting and fabric selection and design.  Plus, after I finished this block, I loved it so much I don't want to send it away!!  Boy, am I terrible or what!!  Boo!  Hoo!!  I still want to keep it!!  Well, I guess I'll just have to make one for me!!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I Have Started Playing!!

I have started taking things out to the Studio because we finally got the moisture leaks all sealed up!! Well, at least my sweet brother Kelly got them all sealed up!!  Yay, Kelly!!

This is what you see when you first walk in the door.  Those industrial tables (there are two of them backed up to each other) will be my work table and cutting table.

As you walk in to the right are my machines - sewing and sit-down long arm - Fredricka.

At the back of the studio will be another work table (under the hung quilt) and my little refrigerator!! On either side of the quilt going along the two side walls will be my two large racks for bolts of fabric.  I am not putting them up until the electrician comes in and gets all of the socks and switches in the walls.  Everything else I can pull away from the wall for him to have the open space he needs but the shelves of fabric are wayyyyyy too heavy to move once they are full.

Under the windows on the east wall is my cute little antique round table and chairs for friends to come sew or chat or eat with me!!  I can see right now I need to make a cute table topper for that sweet table!!

There is also my ironing board and some shelves on the north wall that I am sure will be full, full full before I know it!!

Both work tables have three drawers and sleeves underneath for more storage.  And locking wheels so I can keep them stable or move them around as needed.  Not a lot of room to move around as needed but the thought is fun!!

As you can see, I'm a long ways from having it finished but it is now usable and a quilt is going on the work table tomorrow to be sandwiched for Fredricka!!