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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Top is done!

It has been too long since I have had any sort of finish.  This cute top for my grand son is now ready for quilting.

I am linking up today with:

Beauty Pageant of Finishes
Finished or Not
Wednesday Wait Loss
Friday Foto Fun - she is hosting a super cute QAL starting in August!  Check it out!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

15 minutes to stitch report...

I am currently 100% for July.  It feels good to be back on track for my sewing goals. Being gone the entire month of June really killed my numbers but oh was it fun!

I generally sew on my Juki because of its industrial speed, but it only does a straight stitch.  I had to break out the Bernina this week for blanket stitch applique' and lettering on my Arizona Trek quilt.  I did trucks (see previous post), cow eyes, and dog noses.

These dogs will have button eyes.

Here is the code for my Arizona quilt along with some dates I added for our hiking and biking.

Here is the entire quilt thus far for those of you who have not seen or heard about it.  You can read about the story of this quilt here.

I have spent this week playing with my sweet grand daughter.  She is so easy and barely two.  She loves shoes - even Grandpa's.

She taught me that my front door is magnetic.  She has been rearranging my sewing room magnets from room to room.

Here is my 15 minutes to stitch report for the week.

I am also linking up with:

BOMs Away
Monday Making
Wips on Wednesday
Moving it Forward Monday
UFO Busting

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Trucks and Tractors!

My new grand baby is getting this fun quilt when he arrives!  I still need to applique the wheels and buckets down, but it is coming along nicely.  Buggy Barn patters are a BLAST!  This one is out of print and can no longer be purchased.

This quilt will be larger than a baby size, but my daughter is great with it.  It will be about 48" x 60" without borders.  It will be great for a big boy bed in a couple of years.

I am linking up with:

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Busy June but still sewing!

I spent most of June away from home but still managed to sew a wopping 68% of the days.  It has certainly been my slowest sewing month yet, but it has been a blast.

So far, I have spent my July moving my sewing room from an unfinished corner of the basement to fresh painted room upstairs.  The paint color I chose was called "Intimate White" but it is a very pale pink.  I love it!  My sewing quarters are tight but plenty big enough for me.  My rule is that everything sewing must fit in this space, so I can't buy more than will fit in it.

The table in the photo below is removable.  

I have a huge window that still needs blinds fitted.

The white drawers under the table are on wheels and mobile.

I spray painted my plastic totes white, gold, and pink to match.

I have lots of storage even if it is a bit cozy.  I hope to get projects finished and gradually reduce cabinets.

The shelf under my long arm was black.  I painted it pink from left over wall paint.  My Juki Longarm barely fit into the closet space.  The only tops I have completed and not basted or quilted are hanging in the closet.

Here is an update on 15 Minutes to Stitch!  I will be linking up there.

Here is an update on my PHD report.  Yes, I am behind.

I am linking up with:

Friday Foto Fun
Wednesday Wait Loss

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Another bag and visiting family

I finished 3 more New York Beauties  yesterday.  I think I have 12 more  to be done.

I visited my daughters, grand babies, parents,  and siblings this week as well.  Family is everything! I just wish they lived closer.

I also made another bag.  I used the handles and hard ware off another bag for this one.  I love it! 

Friday, May 31, 2019

Ann: Graduation and Ruffled Roses

 The Ruffled Roses top from 2011 is now quilted, bound and delivered.
My friend Margaret did the quilting on her long arm. She was going out of town with her daughters and granddaughters, so did it quickly. Unfortunately when she got home her basement was flooded, so we were both so happy that she had taken the time to do it before she left, because her long arm machine is in her basement.
 This is the center section of the quilt. Lots of piecing and applique went into it.
 Oops, the tag is upside down, sorry

And here is our graduate, Kylie. She is number six of thirteen grandchildren.
Back in 2011, while I was working on the quilt, I spent a long weekend with the kids while their parents went to Las Vegas to run in a Ragnor Relay. I worked on the quilt while I was there and she sat right by me and watched me sew.
Kylie graduated from Northridge High School yesterday, with High Honors. She will attend Weber State University in the fall, but next week she will be taking a CNA class and then will probably work in an assisted living center this summer.
She is our Ice Skating Queen and will got to the national competition in Wenachee Washington in the fall. Last year she took second place over-all in Chicago.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

NYB blocks and chickens

I have been busily sewing this last week of the month while I have been out of school.  I only have three days and then other activities will take my time.

Here are my May NYB blocks.  I made way less this month than any other month, but I am still plugging along and loving the project. chickens!  I love them!  They will be given eyes and added to my two barnyard quilts.

I am linking up today with:

Esther's WOW
Midweek Makers
Em's Moving it Forward Monday

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Deana: I have been sewing a little each day in May but don't have much to show yet...

May was a busy month with great events going on.  I went on school field trips and attended two weddings.  I sewed cute bags with my girls, spent time with my grand babies, and even watched my husband race (dirt track cars).  I have not been home for a Saturday all month.

As far as my quilty goals are concerned,  I am ahead on some and behind on some others.  School is out now, so you would think I would have some time.  The fact is that June is packed as well. 

Since my last log in I made this cute bag.  I have fabric and supplies to make two more.  My daughters are making them as well.

This is what it looked like all cut out with pockets and hadles attached.  Instead of purchasing the D rings and other hardware, I went to a local used item store and bought bags for $1 and cut them off.

I love the shoulder strap pad.  It is cute and useful!

The back of the bag has a pocket and a trolley sleeve to put over a handled piece of luggage.

There are side pockets where the shoulder strap is attached and can be removed.

The inside has a nice big pocket divided into three sections.

The inside also has a mesh pocket with a zipper.

I like the way the inside seams are covered with a binding.

I have been machine quilting as well.  I should have this one done today.  I am excited about the quilting pattern because I used my new quilting ruler.  Here is a sneak peak.

I also got the eyes on my barnyard animals.  They are so much cuter with eyes.  The cows will have nostrils and lashes as well.

I've got some chickens nearly finished as well.  I will post them soon.

Here is my 15 Minutes to Stitch Report:

Here is my PHD report:

I am linking up with:

BOMs Away with Lynette
Tish's UFO Busting
Main Crush Monday with Beth
Monday Making with Beth