Category Archive: quilts

2017
05/21

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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

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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

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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.

2017
04/30

Category:
Life
quilts
spinning

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Just Do It

I wasn’t sure how to quilt this quilt so asked advice.  Several of my friends suggested that I “just do it”.   They suggested I’d be happier with something rather than just looking at it and doing nothing.  Well, it is nearly done.  I just have to finish the binding so I’m calling it an April finish.  I didn’t find a design I was totally happy with, but I can live with this and it is finished.

These locks are now on a screen drying and I’m hoping for time later this week to start carding them.

Your “happiness” dose.

2017
04/27

Category:
farming
Life
quilts

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Monster trucks and dentist

Monster trucks finished at 48 x 54″ and will be a great boy quilt.   I’ll put it aside until just the right boy happens along for this quilt.     I have cut out the backing for the Jinny Beyer wall hanging and that’s as far as I got before I had to go to the dentist.

Routine cleanings just aren’t routine anymore.   That took nearly 2 hours and then there was traffic to contend with on the way home.   So this is today’s limit.

The trash has been hauled from the barn and there are now lights in the barn.   It’s great that some things get done without my direct supervision.   That is today’s wrap.

2017
04/26

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quilts

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One Monthly Goal

Today I can link up my Spidron finish to this One monthly goal which encourages us to keep working on ufos:  http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2017/04/one-monthly-goal-april-finish.html.

2017
04/25

Category:
farming
quilts

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Pilgrim geese/ Monster truck quilted

These shy little Pilgrim geese are 3 days old and currently living in the bathroom off the sewing studio.  In the next few weeks, they will be joined with another pair.

The monster truck is quilted and now waiting to be trimmed and bound.  It also will go through the washing machine to get the rest of the blood out.   Does that happen to you?   And it was just a pin!

It might have been finished but was interrupted by a trip to the nursing home to visit a neighbor, who is looking better and in good spirits.   I took her the hummingbird quilt which has been languishing at her house waiting for her return.   She was very happy with it.

2017
04/24

Category:
farming
quilts

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Pasture and barn clean up

 My helper and I spent time cleaning more junk out of the barn and out of the pasture.   This work will continue for awhile as the prior owner was a “collector” and many things such as pots with dirt and chicken fencing that has been crushed to the ground have to be cleaned out of the pasture, along with heavy blackberry vines.  We are still cleaning items out of the  barn as well.

Look how forlorn sheep looks having lost her coat.   I ordered a few coats today and when we see how they fit, will order more.

Here is Ava with a coat we dug up.   Isn’t she a princess?   She likes the coat and was very willing to let me put it on her.

I finished this table runner that I was testing – that I can’t show you until October.   So I put it away after taking this photo of the back so you can see the backing and possibly the quilting.

 

2017
04/21

Category:
farming
Life
quilts

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Beyer wall hanging

Another flimsy – the Jenny Beyer wall hanging is now ready to be quilted.   This means I really need to use the quilting machine next week if I’m to get any finishes this month.

Today was a beautiful day and I did get the grocery shopping and laundry done as well.   Sunday, we are scheduled for the rest of the shearing.  And today our big (200# plus) ram moved to a new home.  He will have 60 acres to roam with many females.   I hope he’s happy.   He was becoming dangerous to humans here.   Still he was handsome and I will miss him.