Category Archive: quilts

2017
06/19

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farming
Garden
Life
quilts

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Sunbonnet Sue #1 is quilted

Sunbonnet Sue #1 is quilted and ready for binding.

In this photo on the left, you can see the daisies.   I used this Rainbow thread from Superior for the top and a prewound So fine for the bottom.

It was a gorgeous day, in which I was able to be outside part of the day just enjoying the lovely weather.   The new sheep are all coated and the baby shots are finished for this year.   The garden is fertilized.   It was a wonderful day.

2017
06/16

Category:
Garden
Life
quilts

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Sunbonnet quilting

Not only have I decided on a pattern for the Sunbonnet quilting, I actually have begun the quilting.   It isn’t the pattern that was #1 on my list, but I went with the second idea of all these little daisies and I like it.  Maybe I’ll squeeze a bit of time on Father’s day to finish the quilting.   Then I want to put something in her hand, but haven’t decided on that yet.   After spending the morning at the eye doctor and another appointment, I very much needed to do something creative and was happy to have this quilt ready to go.   It feeds the soul to work on something pretty.

I picked a few strawberries today, but I am not happy with the quality, so I may pull them at the end of the season and put new ones in next year.

I also managed to get in a quick trip to the grocery store and pick up the chicken for the dogs, get it in ziplock bags and freeze it.

This very full day has come to an end and so have we, so I’ll say, Shabbat Shalom and have a terrific Father’s day this week end.  Those of you with families, love and cherish them.

 

 

 

 

2017
06/09

Category:
quilts

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Magpies and Sues

There are two magpies in this kit.   The first is started.   I work on this paper piecing until I start making mistakes and then I know it is time for something else.

So I sewed the backing for the Sunbonnet Sues, cut and washed the batting and assembled it all onto the quilting machine so it can catch my eye from time to time and eventually tell me how to quilt it.   I’m leaning very much to just outlining the blocks.

It rained today (and yesterday) which is great for the gardens and pastures.   Now the forecast is partially sunny and some clouds until this coming Friday when we are forecast to get another day of rain.    This is good weather for June.

Shabbat Shalom and a blessed weekend for all.

2017
06/08

Category:
Life
quilts

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Sunbonnet Sue gets her turn

Do you remember these Sunbonnet Sue tops from February 2015?  They have been hanging in the closet waiting for their turn.   I still don’t know how they want to be quilted, but they will have a pink flannel back. (currently in the dryer.)   They are really wanting to be used to cuddle a little girl.

We had a visit with the internist today.   She told us that in the 35 years she has been in internal medicine, she has never seen a large cyst that was clear.   She has only seen two other large cysts, but both were filled with puss.   The operating doctor had sent samples to the lab for analysis and they found nothing but clear liquid.   So we go back in 6 week intervals to see if anything has changed, or sooner if pain occurs.    We thank the Lord for this great news. And we thank you, our friends and family, for your thoughts and prayers.

 

2017
06/02

Category:
farming
Garden
quilts

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Sheep coats and June projects

 

 What a relief it is to have the sheep wearing their nice new coats.   It is a project with which I need help.  We are getting better at this.   With the crook, they are held at the neck, then the coat is slipped over the head and the crook adjusted to over the coat.  Then each hind leg is picked up and put through the strap.   That sounded easy, didn’t it.  And it would be if the sheep wasn’t struggling so hard to get away and back to her friends.   Only with Ava is this easy because she wants to please me and be with me.

June projects:

 

  1.  Linking up to OMG (one monthly goal) to make these paper pieced magpies, which are in the bunny series.

2. Patchwork times #7  will be this cute little wall hanging which includes little lights in the sky.   This will be interesting and a new technique.  I bought this pattern some time ago and it is time to make it.

3.  WA state quilters will be #   – this snow cabin in the woods which needs some stitching around the cabin, then quilted and bound.  This was a pattern I tested last year and then somehow lost this little quilt, so it didn’t get finished.

4.  Hatched in Africa will be a pair of jeans embroidered with their design.  For every three consecutive month we use their designs on a project, they give us $10 of free designs.  I love their designs so have many in my library that I haven’t yet used.   That someday is here for some of them

So it appears that I will be getting a jump on Christmas in July.   And this year I’ll get to use these two hangings that have been sitting here waiting for their turn.

 

 

 

 

2017
05/31

Category:
Life
quilts

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Chores, shopping and some sewing

This morning, I went shopping for this orange construction fencing to keep sheep and hay apart until winter.  Then I took care of some mundane chores like vacuuming and other cleaning, watered the hoop house, and found a

little time to sew.   Because I am not in the middle of a project, I chose to sew mindlessly.   These 4″ squares were already cut out so I paired them up and sewed just over 125 pairs.   I only need to cut another 20 pair to make 2 lap quilts with them. Of course there is still a lot more to do before they become a quilt, but they are started!

 

 

2017
05/21

Category:
Life
quilts

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Gorgeous day and a bunny

 

What a gorgeous day!.   After all the rain we’ve had for the last months, this week has been outstanding.  Today the temperature reached 76 degrees.   I spent time outside working on getting my quota of Vitamin D.  The above is what I saw when I lay on my chaise lounge.   And the forecast is for beautiful days for the next 10 days.  I think I’d just like to make a vacation of it, but that won’t happen.   I will slack off the winter pace however, as one just doesn’t get enough summer and I intend to enjoy this one.

This little paper pieced bunny is ready to be placed with the 10 other little blocks that are not yet made.   I did work just a few seams each day to accomplish this.  If I had stayed with it, I think I would not have enjoyed it.   As it was there were several seams that were put in place more than once.  I am slowly getting the idea.

2017
05/11

Category:
quilts
Sewing

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Rip it out

This is a paper pieced rabbit.   My theme seems to be “Rip it out” and do it over again and again and again.  Or put another way: practice, practice, practice.   The entire rabbit paper is 8″ x 8″.    

Here is the ear section.  This ear photo is close to actual size which is 2.5″ from the bottom point to the top midsection.  Those pieces are VERY small and at this point, I have had to tape the pattern to hold it together while I rip it out over and over to get it right.    It all seems very backward to me, but eventually I should learn this way of piecing.

2017
05/05

Category:
farming
Life
quilts

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Sanibel Island mini

Sanibel Island mini is now completed.   I purchased this kit several years ago when we were visiting Florida.   There is a fair amount of fabric manipulation for the sand.   This was a ufo because I really didn’t know how to put all the shells in the sand.  I ended up gluing them on as there were no holes in them.  It is a small piece and would at most be hand washed.  Week one of my goals is finished.   It is also the only one that is a ufo.   The other  3 goals have not yet been started.

The back just has a triangle corner on each side so I can slip a small dowel under them and hang it.

And these are the handsome men who fathered all those fast little ones who dodge and dart.

2017
05/01

Category:
Life
quilts

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April’s finishes May’s goals

May Monthly goals:  May will have more outside activities, so fewer inside goals.

  1. Linking up to ONE Monthly Goal to get this Sanibel Island piece done.  
  2. Patchwork times chose #11, so maybe I will get this rabbit done
  3. Hatched in Africa designs will go on at least one pair of jeans
  4. WA state quilters  will be my fish quilt.  I will aim to get two sections done this month

If spring actually shows up, even this may be pushing it and I may not get these all done.   But I will try.

April’s finishes –  monthly goals did not all get done.  But 4 out of 7 items are finished and I’m happy about that.

DONE:   1.   Linking up with Elm Street  One Monthly Goal finishing Spidron which is hand work.

DONE:   2.   Patchwork times Judy has chosen #1 which on my list will be 11 (since 1 has been finished)  It is a braided table runner kit by Jenny Beyer, which is still in the package.

3.   All People Quilt will be Winter Wonderland Wild bunny -which did not get started last month

DONE:  4.   HIA will be a Monster Truck boys quilt found at  https://hatchedinafrica.com/detail.aspx?id=1692&c=&sc=

5.   WA state #4 fish quilt.   I need to digitize the applique for this quilt, so need to start it now.   There is no way it will get finished this month.

DONE:  6.   I would like to get Judy L “Tell it to the stars” quilted and bound.

7.   I have designs to digitize for 7 dishtowels.