"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Monday, April 15, 2024

ScrapHappy - April 2024

Welcome to ScrapHappy day where everyone posts what they've done with scraps over the previous month.    Be sure to check out what everyone has posted about this month.



My first project is this toddler quilt top.  The center fabric was a remnant that I got as part of a bag of scraps that I bought somewhere about 18 months ago.   Fabric is from the Search and See line from In The Beginning Fabrics back in 2016.   After trimming the sides even, I was left with a 26 by 42 inch center piece.    

After letting it marinate for a while until it spoke to me, I finally decided that it would be a good one to leave in one piece and then just add borders until it got to a good size.  I added a 1/2" border from a WOW remnant that I had leftover from another project.   2nd border is made from the medium & light blues and turquoise string strips I made a couple of months ago.  Outer border is made from the remaining bit of the WOW used for the first border.   


After pulling out a 6" tall stack of novelty print squares earlier this week to send an online friend, I decided to use up the last strips of the novelty fabrics instead of putting them back into the tote they'd been in for years.   Cut all the scraps down to 4 1/2" by 9 1/2" and cut 1.5" sashing from an end of the bolt piece in my stash, there are teeny-tiny, multicolor stars on the black to add to the fun..  Just the sashing on the sides to go before adding a final border.   Will dig out something in the stash for a border, but don't know what yet.


Don't forget to check out what everyone else has done this month!


Gratitudes: 
1. Getting closer to being able to get the needed work on the house done.

2. For meds to help me breathe better..........even if I'm still struggling to breathe like I should consistently



Monday, March 18, 2024

Give it a Whirl Blog Hop - My Day

Welcome to the "Give it a Whirl" blog hop.   The challenge in this month's blog hop was: "Life can send us spinning sometimes, so let's put those spins and whirls to good use in a quilt.  Make something with pinwheel blocks, circle quilting, or whirly gigs.  Try not to whirl out of control."

This is my day to post and I'm looking forward to sharing my project with you.

For a while I've been working with sewing up my littlest scraps (things like strings, oddball squares, triangles, etc.) by sewing them to adding machine paper for stability in dealing with lots of wonky sides.   I started with dark blue first, and end up with over 1000 linear inches of dk blue pieced strips.   

I paired some of the made strips with some 6" unfinished HST's (the blue/cream), made the red HST's and cream tonal scraps to make this quilt top.   

The outer round of the blocks with the blue and cream form 2 interlocking pinwheels.   And overall, the blocks give the quilt a 3D look.

At this point the quilt top still needs a border, but I have not been able to figure out what to do.   Anyone have an idea?

Don't forget to go check out what everyone else has posted about today.


MARCH 18

 

Just Let Me Quilt

Quilted Snail

Pattern Princess

Days Filled With Joy

Quilted Delights

A Quiltery

Bumbleberry Stitches

Gratitudes:
1. Things are finally moving on the remediation work at the house, with cabinets and flooring finally being chosen

2. For the "quick" appointment at the ENT's office about the back-to-back sinus infections.

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Give it a Whirl Blog Hop Coming This Week

The "Give it a Whirl" blog hop is happening this week.   

The challenge in this month's blog hop was: "Life can send us spinning sometimes, so let's put those spins and whirls to good use in a quilt.  Make something with pinwheel blocks, circle quilting, or whirly gigs.  Try not to whirl out of control."

Be sure to check out what everyone posts about this week!


MARCH 18

 

Just Let Me Quilt

Quilted Snail

Pattern Princess

Days Filled With Joy

Quilted Delights

A Quiltery

Bumbleberry Stitches

MARCH 19

 

Selina Quilts

Inflorescence

Words & Stitches

Quilting Between The Rails

Sew Many Yarns

Vroomans Quilts

 

MARCH 20

 

Quilting Gail

Just Sew Quilter

Karrin’s Crazy World

Scrapdash

Time 4 Stitchn

 

MARCH 21

MooseStashQuilting

Ms P Designs USA

Songbird Designs

Beaquilter

High Road Quilter

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Homespun Hannah's Blog


Gratitudes:

1. I'm almost through getting everything out of the great room and kitchen that needs to be out of there before the remediation work can be done.


2. For all those that have given of their time and effort to help me get to this point.

Friday, March 15, 2024

ScrapHappy March 2024

 Welcome back to the ScrapHappy blog hop  for March.  

First up was sorting through more of the 2 gal ziploc bags of sorted scraps to weed out the strips, small scraps, single squares, and oddball prints that never seem to get used.  I managed to get the reds, pinks, and greens sorted.   Once that was done I sewed the red ones up.   

Each of the long strips is at least 72" long,  So between all of them, when added together it is roughly equal to 1 yd of fabric.   
Then I quilted this toddler quilt.  The pieced panel is a scrappy one that I bought from a scrap barrel at a quilt shop in Texas.  The yellow was a remnant piece bought here in AZ and has all sorts of traffic signs on it.   The quilt will be bound in what remains of the yellow.
The backing was pieced from a remnant of a grey that matched the yellow and a piece of grey Kona that was leftover from another project in the past.

Don't forget to check out what everyone has done this month - 


Gratitudes:
1. For being able to get a relatively quick (10 days) appointment for the PA at an ENT office.

2. for the beautiful rainbow that I saw in last weeks big storm here.



Monday, February 19, 2024

"It Moose Be Love" Blog Hop

 The "It Moose Be Love" blog hop starts today.  The challenge was: It's the month of "Love".  Show what it is that you love.   Moose are optional, of course. 

Be sure to check out what all of the blog hoppers post this week.

Monday February 19

MooseStashQuilting

Pattern Princess

Karrins Crazy World

Quilted Snail

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

 

Tuesday February 2

A Quiltery-For the Love of Geese

Quilting Gail

Quilted Delights

Words & Stitches

VroomansQuilts

Kathy’s Kwilts and More

 

Wednesday February 21

Selena Quilts

BeaQuilter

Ms P Designs USA

Kathleen McMusing

Days Filled with Joy

Quilt Schmilt


Thursday February 22

Just Let Me Quilt

Inflorescence

High Road Quilter

Just Sew Quilter

Scrapdash


Gratitudes: 
1. Inspector has been out to the house to see what needs to be done to remediate the asbestos and some other issues.   Waiting now on estimate to see what that comes back looking like.

2. Beautiful late winter weather here in the Valley of the Sun.



"It Moose Be Love" Blog Hop - My Day

 Today is my day to post on the "It Must be Moose" blog hop.   


I'm running late on finishing up the final Christmas gift from 2023.  But this hop got me into gear on it.  

I found this moose fabric last year and it seemed perfect for a niece who loves moose.   Only difficulty was figuring out what to make with it because she really doesn't use tote bags much, and that would have been my first choice.  Her mom suggested a lunch bag so I went looking for an easy pattern.

Pattern I found was off of Etsy, and is easy and a good size.........but the download didn't have instructions when I printed it out.  Oops, so I had to search on youtube for a tutorial on a similar one.  Once I found that it was easy to put together.
Outside is the moose fabric, inside is a moda grunge polka dot.  I used one layer of insulbrite and a layer of a poly fleece for the batting in it.


Be sure to check out what everyone else has posted today.

Monday February 19

MooseStashQuilting

Pattern Princess

Karrins Crazy World

Quilted Snail

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs


Gratitudes:

1. for safe travels over this past weekend

2. For good friends who spend time with me when I need a boost, and who go shop-hopping with me for fun. =)




Thursday, February 15, 2024

ScrapHappy February 2024

 This month's scrappy sewing has been to work with some of the many inches of string strips that I made last month.   I continued working with the blue string strips to make the blocks that I needed for the main part of this quilt. 

The blocks were easy to make, but several of the last few ended up with corners that were a little wonky in spite of my best efforts.   Oh well....it is what it is.  =) 

Still to come is the border.  That will start with using the last 4 of the red/cream HST's that I have.  Still thinking about what else to do.

After getting the blocks finished, I then dealt with the bits and pieces that were cut off when trimming off the corners after doing the final seams.  Ended up with 20 - 2.5" unfinished HST's that will get used in another project and 4 scrappy sections for future postcards.

Don't forget to check out what everyone has done this month - 


Gratitudes:
1. For getting an appointment for an inspection and estimate to get the flooring with asbestos in it remediated.  Hoping for, praying for an estimate & price that is affordable.

2. For friends who keep me grounded and focusing on what needs to be done.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

White Rabbit Blog Hop - My day

 The White Rabbit Hop is here and today is my day for posting.

Well I had great plans for using this panel to make a baby quilt and then making a matching stuffed bunny to match from a polka dotted fabric with the perfect colors in it to match the panel....and I still plan to do so in the future.   However, I realized I was not going to have time to do this project and still make the deadlines for 2 other projects that are in process presently.   






What I have tho are these cute little beaded bunny ornaments that are perfect for the new year and for the spring season. These were finished last year and are all from Mill Hill kits.
Stitching on this lovely little fellow was finished just after the first of this year.  He still needs to be finished off like the others.

Stitching has also been started on this final, adventurous white rabbit.   Stitching should be finished this week on him.

Don't forget to check out the remaining bloggers on this hop.

JANUARY 22

Just Let Me Quilt

Inflorescence

Quilt Schmilt

Sew Many Yarns

Days Filled With Joy

 

JANUARY 23

Quilting Gail

Beaquilter

Ms P Designs USA

Words & Stitches

Lake Girl Quilts

Homespun Hannah's Blog

 

JANUARY 24

Selina Quilts

Karrin’s Crazy World

Quilted Delights

The Life of Grammy

Quilting Between The Rails (Facebook Page)

Quilted Snail

 

JANUARY 25

MooseStashQuilting

Vroomans Quilts

Domestic Felicity

Pattern Princess

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Highroad Quilter

Kathy's Kwilts and More 

Gratitudes:

1. Weather here in TX is warm enough for rain, not ice at present.  Gives me hope that I'll make my flight back home without too much delay this evening.

2. For the blessed time out here in TX with friends.   It was a much needed jaunt.