Sunday, January 31, 2016

Weekend

A little sewing, a little knitting, a little reading, even a little tv watching.  Oh yeah - and dinner/movie date - it was a great weekend!

Visited an old friend


Cut a bunch more and packed it back up ... good retreat project.

And an OP - cute little quilt


Loved this fabric


Tomorrow starts my first day of jury duty.  I have knitting and a book packed. It has the potential to be a very long time lllloooonnnggggg day.





Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cute Alert

This is Brenda's quilt.  I've never seen this panel before and it is so stinkin' CUTE.


Love all the little cats and birds.



My own little kitty loves sleeping on quilts.


This is his newest favorite spot.








Love It!

I know ... right?!!


239 little 1/2-square triangles and I still have lots in the barrel.


All it needs is an outer border.  I'm thinking maybe a homespun stripe



Monday, January 25, 2016

Genius

Yes, me - I am a genius. 

I save triangles ... lots and lots of triangles, of all sizes.  I've been sewing them together "leader/ender style" for years. Which means - I have lots and lots of 1/2-square triangles.


When I have 4 that match (or at least look good together - I make pinwheel blocks.


I know - it does seem weird.

But ... Look at these little beauties.


These have a purpose - finally!  I pulled out a bunch of 1/2-squares that will finish at 1" (I know - teeny).


They are prefect for the sashing of my Buttermilk Basin 2015 BOM.


This is going to be the cutest little quilt.  I need something like 200 little 1" 1/2-square triangles, and I just happen to have them already made and waiting.

I AM A QUILTING GENIUS!

Someday, I might need 2" 1/2-squares or 1.5" 1/2-squares or 2" pinwheels or 3" pinwheels or .....

I will be ready!





Sunday, January 24, 2016

Snow Day #3

This is not "update #3" (well, technically it is). It is the THIRD snow day for us!  There's been some couch hanging and coffee drinking, tv watching, sewing and knitting.  The only thing that hasn't been great - the knitting.

By The Seashore is D.O.N.E. And I love it!


It really does feel summery and beachy ... It will look great in our new home in sunny Florida.  It started as a jelly roll and some white yardage.  The strips that didn't get used in the blocks, went into the backing. I used them all!


I even used the cut-off triangles - leader/ender style sewing while making the blocks.


Rocky loves it too.


The knitting?  I'm working on a Mystery KAL (knit-along). I have ripped out exactly the same number of rows that I completed.  Knit 30, rip 30, knit 30, rip 30 ... Tonight I will try again.  It's really not hard - if I would follow the pattern and use the correct size needles.

Let's not talk about knitting.  Let's talk about sunny days and pretty quilts.


Hurray for snow days!









Friday, January 22, 2016

Snow Day Update #2

The snow started this afternoon ... right on schedule.


I did get the binding finished on my "Almost Solstice".  Bonnie Hunter Mystery from 2 (?) years ago - Celtic Solstice.  I got tired of making parts so mine is ALMOST that quilt.



My "By The Seashore" top didn't get finished.  The blocks are done but there was more piecing to the sashing than I realized.  More on that tomorrow.

Finished quilting the sweet little fan quilt.

Now, I'm watching the snow fall and knitting on Clue #2 of a new mystery sock from Knitter's Brewing Company.


All that ... and tomorrow is actually is the SNOW DAY,!!