Friday, February 9, 2018

February One Monthly Goal

Good grief! Where has the time gone this month????
I have set my February OMG, but just haven’t gotten around to blogging about it. Last July I put the last row onto the Lori Holt Row Quilt that the Sew Crazies made as a SAL. For some reason I didn’t even get a pic of it.  Here it is without the top and final row (which is tulips and bees) attached.


My OMG is to get the three borders attached, the bumblebee label finished and get it ready to go to the quilter. 

I have already gotten the first two borders on. They are both narrow borders... Fried eggs and then another pin dot.

The last one is a wider, pieced border. Borders are one of my least favorite quilty things to do.

I was too late to link up over at 
Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal, but I will still work towards my goal.



Take Care,
Jennie 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Progress

Setting weekly goals is helping to keep me focused. I am hoping that I can keep it up. Focus is what I need, and it is really hard for me.

I finally got one of the three December FF blocks done....

And have the next one ready for stitching.

The next Homespun Medallion Block is hooked...

Coral and teal,,,my favorite combo.

The light/medium blue RSC nine patches number 60.

Don’t know how many I will need for the chosen quilt, but I am pretty sure I went overboard. Never mind, they will all get used somewhere.

And finally, after much ado, I have the row layout determined for Glorious Gardens...

I tried lots of ways to do it, but honestly, it was just hard. Finally I did my best to balance colors, lights darks and brights and just said enough. Hoping they all work together in the end.



Take Care,
Jennie 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Slow Sunday Gluing

I know....it is supposed to be stitching, but in order to get to the stitching, I needed to get some of these triangles and diamonds for Glorious Gardens prepped.
And it is definitely slow, so I am thinking it will count....lol. Linking up over at 
Kathy’s.

I did get downstairs briefly this afternoon and got some stitching done towards the last of the light/medium blue nine patches.

Hope to get these finished tomorrow.

On Friday Debi and I made the trek over to The Scarlet Thread for a little retail quilt supply therapy. We really NEEDED some things. While there I latched onto this book....

Some really cute, simple quilts that will lend to stash busting. I just might have made a few other purchases, too.

Tonight we finally celebrated Christi’s family birthday dinner here.




How many of you have done your Year of Color? It has been all the rage on Instagram.

Have to say that I really like the looks of mine.


Take Care,
Jennie 


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Another Week Has Slipped By


A recap of last week’s goals:
1. Prep and stitch first appliqué Block for “Flowers” quilt (an online group SAL).

This was the first needleturn appliqué I had done in a very long time, and I was really rusty. It took much longer than I had anticipated.

2. Start working on Glorious Gardens setting diamonds and triangles 

Got the setting triangles and diamonds stitched on five hexies...

And all of the setting diamonds and triangles cut. I far exceeded my 
One Monthly Goal for January, which was to prep the last 26 hexies. 

3. Hook one Homespun Medallion block 


4. Start stitching December’s First Friday Blocks
No progress on this one.

5. Make RSC 3” nine patches 

Went back to square one and started over so that the nine patches all have muslin. So far, have twenty two stitched and a good many more prepped and will finish them this week. Linking up to 
RSC.

One of our Prim Folk group members received permission from Linda Brannock’s daughter to share the pattern to our group for Linda’s “Flowers “ quilt.
This is the original quilt.

In order to receive the next month’s pattern, we must complete and post the current month’s block by the last day of the month. I made it in the nick of time this month.

My goals for next week:
1. Lay out the GG hexies on the design wall and get setting diamonds and triangles on row one.
2. Hook one block of Homespun Medallions.
3. Complete last of light/medium blue RSC nine patches.
4. Work on December FF blocks
5. Put first border on Lori Holt row quilt.

Christi was nominated for 2018 Coweta County Citizen of the Year. Even though she didn’t win, it was a huge honor, and we are so proud of her.

This is her with the kind gentleman who nominated her.

The grand pups, Maya and Kirby, are getting along famously.


Our old hospital friends had their quarterly lunch on Wednesday. We had a great turnout and much fun.


LOL!!


Take Care,
Jennie 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching

I have started stitching the connector diamonds and triangles to the Glorious Gardens hexies. There are six diamonds and two triangles for each. Let me say that this is not going to be a speedy process.

Slow Stitching

I am moving on to adding the connecting triangles and diamonds to the sides of the Glorious Gardens hexies.

 This is not going to be fast. First I need to lay all 94 out to determine color placement. That is going to take a large space. This is my 
Slow Sunday Stitching for today.

Received some goodies in the mail yesterday.

I really need to stop shopping....oh my!

Many of you have expressed that you really like the Nine Patch quilt that I am starting with the RSC. 

This video online talks about making it and some other  nice antique reproductions. I discovered that the original blocks are smaller than my 3” choice, which I am good with. But the other thing is that all of the nine patches in the reproduced version are made with plain muslin, with the setting blocks being shirtings. The reason for this being that the nine patches stand out better that way. I have to agree and will go back and make my nine patches with a solid. Never hurts to review the instructions first, huh?

Mattie celebrated her second adoption year with us today.

We never dreamed that this tiny baby would become 

This big girl. She has been a challenge, but we love her just the same.

Hope everyone has had a good weekend.


Take Care,
Jennie 





Friday, January 19, 2018

Blue Nines

The RSC color of the month is light to medium blue. I honestly don’t have tons of blue scraps, but I did make a bit of a start on the little 3” nine patches 

for this quilt...

I already love them!

Linking up at 
So Scrappy. Go see what everyone is up to.

A little laugh with this one.


Take Care,
Jennie