Thursday, November 5, 2015

November Already?

October was a very busy month.  We went to New Orleans to visit this little sweetheart for a couple weeks.

We went to the French Quarter a couple times.  While we were there New Orleans famous Cajun chef Paul Prudomme had died.  We watch the funeral parade.  Yes it was a parade.  There was a band following the hearse and people attending the funeral.  What an interesting way to celebrate some one's life.  We went into the church after the funeral.  It a beautiful church.
Cathedral - Basilica of St. Louis King of France

We left beautiful 80 degree weather to come home to temperatures in the 40's.  You got to love Ohio weather that one day it is warm and the next day cold.

I did managed to do some sewing in October.
Three baby quilts finished and delivered.
I did find time to make some brown houses for October rainbow challenge.  I also work on a UFO that has lots of brown fabrics.  I hope to have it finished before the end of the year.

Friday, September 25, 2015

More Oranges

My final orange projects for the month.  I was able to make one house block and two nine patch blocks.
Most of the month of September I have been sewing on this orange quilt.  No it is not a fall quilt or a Halloween quilt.   I needed a prayer quilt for a man quickly.  I found these black squares of fabrics and some orange, yellow, gold, and brown fat quarters.  Of course I had to use orange flannel for the backing.

I also finished two I Spy baby quilts.  The first one as I finished the quilt I gave it to a friend for a little one who was in the hospital.  I never got a picture of finished quilt.  I was going to give the quilt to someone else.  Now I am sewing on two more baby quilts.  I need them finished by the end of September.  So I think my orange projects are finished.  I wonder what color is next.  I guess we will have to go over to Angela to see the October color.

I am linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  There are always lots of lovelies to look out.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Quilty Orphan Adoption Giveaway

Cynthia Brunz at Quilting is more fun than Housework is hosting an orphan adoption.   

These "Be Attitudes" are orphans and need a home.  The blocks are ready to be appliqué.  I don't see my self finishing these blocks.  I would love for these blocks to find a good home.
I will send the pattern and the few scraps I have.  

Please leave a comment if you would likes these blocks.  I would love it if you finished the "Be Attidues" and donate the quilt to a charity.
  I will draw a winner on Tuesday, September  22.  I will pay shipping in the USA only.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

I Spy Orange And Snowballs

September brings a new color for the rainbow scrap challenge.  The new color is orange.  I did take time to make a couple orange house blocks.  I don't have many orange pieces of fabric.  I am sure I will find some more orange before the month is over.  If you want some inspiration go to Angela's rainbow scrap challenge.  I guarantee there will be lots of great orange things.

I made a couple more houses.  I now have a total of 35 houses.  I still need more houses before I have enough for a quilt.  Time to cut more blocks.

Last fall my friend Norece and I decided to make a flowering snowball quilt.  Norece made her quilt right away.  You can see Norece's quilt here.  I would make blocks and then put them away for awhile.  Well I finally finished the quilt.    Norece was kind enough to offer to quilt it for me.   That makes my quilt even more special.  It has been six years since I have made a new quilt for our bed.

All fabrics are Kansas Trouble.  I made an extra block for the label.
I Spy a baby quilt.
I need two baby quilts for gifts.  Here is one of them in progress.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Updates - August 23, 2015

Last fall I won Pat Sloan's Moda Love giveaway.  I won a fat quarter bundle, a jelly roll, and thread.  I made this quilt for a friend who is very giving.  These fabrics reminded me of her wonderful personality.  She is an inspiration because she always sees the positives in life.   She was very surprised and love it.

If you like this pattern.  It is  called Jenna.  You can find it at Shiner's View.  There is a tutorial there to make Jenna's quilt.  I think this pattern was perfect for these fabrics.

I have made a few indigo/black blocks for August.  I am using 1.5" squares to make the 16 patch blocks.  I have a few more ready to be sewn.  I have finally found a block I love to use my 16 patch squares.  This will be an on going project.

I have been making cancer hats.  I need to finish sewing the ones I have cut out so I can take them to the local cancer center.  They are fleece and it will be getting colder here in another month and I am sure they will be needed.  A friend gave me the brooches to add to the hats.

Monday, August 3, 2015

August Already

Normally the first of August is a crazy stressful time for me.  But I retired July 1.  My new stress is when can I sew all the quilts that are on my someday list.  Here are some of them that I have been sewing.
The tumbler quilt is now a flimsy.  It will be given to a veteran.  
This flimsy will be given to a friend who does many things for others. I love these Pat Sloan fabrics.
I am making progress on my rainbow house blocks.  Here are two houses using the August  rainbow color of indigo.  I haven't found any true indigo color but I am counting these as indigo.

I now have 30 houses.  I need many more house blocks to make a quilt.  It looks like I need some more purple, pink, and green houses.

I am finally sewing on my flowering snowball quilt again  Half the rows are sewn together.  I love this quilt.   I usually give quilts away but not this quilt.

Don't you love it?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Finishes and Reds

I have finally finished a gradation quilt and a wedding quilt.  Both quilts are late but hopefully they won't mind.  I need to get them delivered so they can be enjoyed.
The graduation quilt is an Irish chain.
The wedding quilt is a barn raising pattern.

Here are my REDS for this month's rainbow color.
Beads of Courage bag
Christmas Table Runner
This is the first four rows of a tumbler quilt of valor.