Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Time Sure Flies!

Am I the only one that thinks time just flies by?  
I've been busy in my sewing room working on projects
in progress and starting new ones ... but what else is new!
The table runner [above] was sent along with the matching quilt
I donated to the Westie Foundation's FB auction.
I'm happy that small quilt brought in $100 for the Foundation.
 If there is fabric on the floor you can bet Julep is on it!
 Liberty Star Collection by Henry Glass Fabrics
I think this line will be released to stores soon.
 Minding her own business until Derby the tormentor disturbs her.
 The pile of quilts Julep is on are ones that are almost
finished.  I'm working the bindings now.
 Thank goodness I took up quilting ... it makes Julep happy.
 I added the folding table next to my sewing machine so
that means Derby's bed is underneath it.  The table serves 
multiple purposes when I'm at my machine.  

 We had a short storm blow through tonight
which left us with a beautiful sunset.
Wilson had his knee surgery today for a torn meniscus.
Everything went well and he is on the way to recovery.
I had my 5 stitches taken out of my foot today without issue. 
What a pair we are! 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Liberty Star Fabric Collection by Henry Glass

 It's been all fun and games until the rotary cutter falls off the
table and slices open your foot.  Yikes! Wilson insisted on a
   trip to the emergency 'doc-in-a-box' in Easton.  5 stitches,
 a bandaged left foot, and a tetanus shot in the arm I was
back home in two hours.   All this time I was thinking
I could have had that quilt top done.
Liberty Star
Kim Diehl
Henry Glass & Co., Inc.
 Here is the second collection of fabric I was sent to work with.
 I'm looking at several patterns that may work with all these.
 20 ... half yard cuts is a lot of fabric ... but I'm not complaining.
Hopefully, I'll be back to working in my sewing room tomorrow.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Gypsy Dreams!

 Gypsy Dreams!
Ami Del Sol
Blank Quilting
 I'm absolutely smitten with this new collection of fabric.
 What to make is going to be a challenge & I'm open to suggestions.

 When I looked at this panel I saw small toss pillows.

Once I finish the Christmas quilt I will start working
with this collection.  There is another collection of
fabric I received as well.  That will be shown
to you soon.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Christmas Fabric

Baby quilt or table topper ... you decide. 
 My Facebook friends left me so many idea comments
on how to use the 4 yards of Scottie fabric I may need more.
 When I spotted this holiday kit using Studioe fabric I had to
place an order.  Studioe is one of the companies I do sewing for.
 Admission:  I'm hopefully addicted to Christmas fabric
and don't want to use any of it ... but I must.
 This quilt looks pretty simple to sew but I already
screwed up the cutting of one of the 4 accent blocks.
Let me be the first to say Christmas will be here 
before we all know it.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Little Village of Westie Doors

 The little houses with westie doors is now turning
into a village.  I'm happy with my progress so far.
Deciding on side borders when these two started to play.
Look what came in the mail today ... my 4 yards of
fabric from Hobby Lobby.  I received a lot of great
suggestions from my Facebook friends on what to
make so this could be my next sewing project.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Westie Houses ... The Beginning

 While I'm having fun making these little house blocks
it is taking me longer than I expected it would.
 Three rows done with several more rows to make.
 My goal is to get this completed and added in a westie auction next week.
 Moving Things Around
I woke up this morning and decided to do a little re-arranging
in my sewing room aka "the production area".
I removed the tons stacks of fabric and told myself
I'm not buying any more fabric and then I said to
myself ... that's a lie - then I laughed and laughed.

I've been struggling with the lack of space on the left side of
my sewing machine which is crazy since I have such a
large room all my own.   Today I did something about it.
It was pretty simple to move the shelving next to each
other and re-organize the fabric and storage bins.
Then I moved over a small folding table which
gave me the space I needed next to my machine.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

 Here is the second panel I finished that will be
donated to Outreach to complete and pass on.  
The House Block 
Tester Blocks 
I spotted several quilts on Pinterest called Village of Houses
which started me thinking ... I want to give this a try.
 I also thought it would be cute to use westie fabric
 for the doors.  We'll see how it goes when
I make more block with more colorful fabric.
Limelight Hydrangea 
The deer didn't get all the flowers and today we had
a flock of sparrows picking bugs from the flower heads.
Hoping we get some rain because we need it.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

A Few Finished Lap Quilts

 As I mentioned in yesterday's post here are the finished quilts.
The baby hippo will be donated to the Guild Outreach
to finish up and pass along.  
 I have a baby elephant panel which I'm working on now
that will also go to Outreach.
 Woodland Wonder's collection of fabrics.
Quilted, bound and ready to give-a-way.

 The back.
 The fabric collection is called travel and it's one
of the jelly rolls I picked up at Tuesday Morning.
 A new pattern I tried ... this is the one for Wilson.
 With the leftover's I made this for Derby.
 This pattern is a great way to use up leftover pieces.
That's it for today ... stay cool ... stay safe.