Sunday, September 25, 2022

Practice Angel


Practice Angel Block
I really don't buy patterns or even templates but
this is one I had to have.  The block size is larger
than I thought and when trimmed up
it measures 8" wide x 12" tall.
The fabric I ordered for the wings and head
should be here Monday or Tuesday but I'm
afraid the fabric {cats} for the head are going
to be too small.
This is the quilt someone posted on Facebook that
I fell in love with.  The cat fabric I ordered is not
this particular one but if it doesn't work I will
try and find this one.


Thursday, September 22, 2022

A Surprise Delivery


So here I was ready to start sewing this fun kids quilt
when Wilson yelled ... you have a package.
I did order an angel pattern plus templates as well
as a few pieces of fabric from Hancock of Paducah.
But ... the package wasn't from either place!
"Painting the World" from Studioe Fabrics
When all the other Brand Ambassadors have
received their collection for the month and there 
happens to be an extra set of fabric they will send
 it to me...I'm guessing this was the case.
My contacts at Jaftex know that I'm making quilts
for the kids camp and they also know I appreciate the extra
fabric.  This line is perfect for the smaller kids.

I'm still pondering a layout so it will take
me a day or two to figure it out.
In the meantime I'll finish up the quilt I started
in the first picture.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Market Garden from Henry Glass Fabrics


"Market Garden" by Anni Downs
for Henry Glass Fabrics
"Market Garden" from Henry Glass is what I've been working
with this month.  I received 19 half yard cuts of all
the fabric in this collection.
I had the option to sign up for a special project to
make this month.  I picked the simplest pattern offered
which was fabric bins.  Jaftex sent me everything I
needed to make and complete the bins.
There were 3 sizes of patterns to pick from - large, medium and
small.   I made 2 bins in the medium size - one with side 
handles and one without.  The large bin pattern required 
more continual yardage of the same print than was 
sent and even making the medium bin I had to
be careful in my cutting.  If I'm going to be totally 
honest I really couldn't get into doing this project ...
 that's why only 2 bins.
All the pictures I'm posting have been sent to
Jaftex to use as they see fit.  My September project is now
complete so now I can go back to making fun kids quilts.

The framed block quilt pattern is as simple as it gets!
 There are actually 2 quilts and when I get them quilted
 I will post separately.
I pulled out my frog teapot to hold the last of
my Cosmos from the garden.
So from the 19 half [1/2] yard cuts I managed to make
2 medium size bins 4 small quilts.
The quilts will be finished [at some point] and when done
they will be added to the stack for the 
Hole in the Wall Gang camp next year.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Little Black Kitty Pillow & Quilt


Two years ago I purchased 2 black cat Halloween panels
with no plans.  This year I pulled them out, took
a picture, then sent the picture to Dara to see if the vets
she works at would like them as a fund raiser.
While they couldn't use them for that purpose Dara's
boss asked if I would be willing to make a quilt for
her to give to her sister for her birthday. 
The small pillow [above] was an impulse make from the
second panel.  It took me like 10 minutes to complete.
The back of the quilt with added pumpkin blocks.
I had the pumpkin block pattern for years.  
Now for the quilt front.  I had no pattern to follow
so I just made it up as I went along.  I didn't have
a lot of Halloween fabric in my stash so I was
sorta limited as to what I could do.
I'm planning to go to my sisters on Thursday so
this quilt will be at her house for Dara to pick up.
On Friday we're taking a trip to Lancaster
for a little fabric shopping.  I love looking at all
the Xmas fabric of which I do not need a single yard.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

A Stack of Quilts


Derby is back to his old self ... we are elated.
For the past month I've been working on and off with a stack
of kids fabric from my stash.  I didn't have any particular
pattern in mind so I just winged it.

The owl fabric is what I've been using for the back 
of the kids quilts.  It's so bright and happy and the 
totally best part is that it was only $3.00 a yard with no
tax and no shipping.  It was offered on a bolt of
 15 yards and I will use every single inch of it! 

The hedgehog fabric is a few years old and I just never
had the right pattern to use it.

Little pink bunnies.  While the quilts are on the small
size I do love the pattern.

This was a 10 yard bolt from the same collection as the owls
above.  Same price $3.00 per yard.  It's from Free Spirit fabrics 
and those of you who are familiar with Free Spirit fabrics
know they offer unique designs and bright colors.

Total quilts completed for 
The Hole in the Wall Gang = 56

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Fall Around The Garden


Fall is here so that means my plants are producing their
last set of flowers for this year.
The Limelight Hydrangea grew like weeds this year.
The flower heads are big and our small birds fly into
the heads to look for bugs.  It's the cutest thing to watch.
White Egret ... he's been hanging around for the past several
days picking bugs from the tall grasses.
My beautiful Cosmos
I'm leaving the dead flower heads on the plants 
in hopes they self-seed for next year.

Hibiscus #1
Wilson ordered 3 new hibiscus plants for the garden this year
to fill in a few open spots.
Hibiscus #2

Hibiscus #3
The photo is deceiving ... the flower is the size of a 
dinner plate!  Hibiscus #2 is the same size and they are
pretty darn spectacular.
Another variety of Cosmos

The pond water fountain
The berries on the Viburnum feed the birds in the winter.
Vanilla-Strawberry hydrangea.  I'm letting the flower
heads dry on the plant this year.  These are great for
indoor flower arrangements.