Quilting

Ombré Fabrics

Hi Everyone,

Take a look at these wonderful fabrics. I’ve always been fond of ombre’s.  I guess it’s being a child of the 70’s.  I’m going to cut it up and plan on doing a Grandma’s Window Quilt.  It will give it a stained glass effect.  I can’t wait to get started.  I anticipate I’ll have some blocks to show off next week.

Fabric opened and pattern3

The weather has been crazy here.  It’s 20 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday and 70 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.  I actually had to turn the air conditioner on.  It was so humid and stuffy.  I was ironing so it didn’t help.

I hear the flu is going around.  There’s couple of people missing from work due to it.  I hope it stays away from me.  There wasn’t as many people at church yesterday and I wonder if some are scared to be in the public.

I was at my Mom’s Friday evening and found it warm in her house so much that I was flushing.  She looked at me as though I had the plague.  I told her not to worry, I don’t think I’m sick.

The weather is also doing a number to our cars.  My timing chain is being replaced and my son’s transmission wasn’t working well during the cold.  He says that it’s running better now that it’s warmed up.  I hope it was just the cold otherwise, he may be having a car note soon.

The linky parties I usually participate in can be found by clicking this link.  Please visit them and see what others are up to.  There are many bloggers out there who share their tips, projects, and tutorials to help us through ours.

Thanks for stopping by.  That’s all for now.

Cherie

 

 

 

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January BOM Done

Hi Everyone,

I stayed in yesterday snuggled up under my stack n flip quilt while sewing on binding.  I binged watched a bit of recorded tv.  It was very nice.  I hope everyone was able to stay safe as well.  However today I have to go back to work to support my quilt habit.  I’m told the highs this weekend will be back at 70 degrees.  That is when sick sneaks up.  I’m hoping it will stay away from my house.

I also took a few minutes to complete my January Pinwheel Roundabout block.  I’m pleased with the results.  The fabrics are playing well together.  This is my first BOM project and I just want to make more blocks.  I’ll just have to be patient until the next block comes out.

Block 1 cut

I picked up the template set when I got the fabric last Friday.  It’s nice to have them all measured out for me and all I need to do it cut.  I think I need one of those rotating mats to cut around all sides easier.

BOM 1

I’ve got my eye out for some smaller projects to try.  The purpose being that I would have a more variety of things to write about.  One of my blogging goals this year is to write more posts per week.

The linky parties I usually participate in can be found by clicking this link.  Please visit them and see what others are up to.  There are many bloggers out there who share their tips, projects, and tutorials to help us through ours.

I hope everyone is staying warm and safe.  That’s all I have for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

Cherie

 

 

 

 

 

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Quilting Stack n Flip

Hi Everyone,

We are having some record low temperatures here in Louisiana.  We people down here aren’t equipped for this.  I could live with a couple of days of cold weather, however, we had icy rain most of the afternoon and into yesterday and now the roads are very dangerous.  We are not used to these conditions so I’m going to stay in today.

I’ve been able to quilt my stack n flip quilt.  I originally intended to try some ruler work on it, but my sewing machine is not liking it very much.  I tried the circle ruler and my machine was skipping stitches at 10 o’clock and 4 o’clock.  So I changed my plan and did some straight stitching with the walking foot.  It was nice to do some brainfree sewing.

 

Quilted1

So now it’s on to some hand binding while on the sofa.  The perfect thing to do on an ice day.

 

Binding strips1

The linky parties I usually participate in can be found by clicking this link.  Please visit them and see what others are up to.  There are many bloggers out there who share their tips, projects, and tutorials to help us through ours.

That’s it for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

Cherie

 

 

 

 

BOM · Piecing · Quilting

Pinwheel Roundabout Fabric

Hi Everyone,

I picked up my fabric choices Friday and I am pleased.  It seems I am going back to my preference with warmer colors.  I think these will make a nice quilt.  I am looking forward to starting it.

Fabric Choices

The colors are pretty close the one of Marti’s except for the solid fussy cut blocks and the triangles around the edges.  I’m hoping that will make it somewhat different.  However,  the good news is that the block pattern will be easier to read since the colors are basically the same.  Maybe I won’t make as many mistakes.

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Come back soon and I will post the first block once I’m done with it.  It is called Cornwall Castle.  My club meeting is February 7th and I can’t wait to see what the other members have chosen.

The linky parties I usually participate in can be found by clicking this link.  Please visit them and see what others are up to.  There are many bloggers out there who share their tips, projects, and tutorials to help us through ours.

That’s all for now.  Thanks for stopping by,

Cherie

 

 

 

BOM · Quilting

Add on Project

Hi Everyone,

It’s only twelve days into the new year and I’ve already found another quilt to add to my to do list.  A&A Sewing, my local quilt shop is hosting a BOM this year and I think I’ll participate.  The pattern is very pleasing to me.

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It’s called Pinwheel Roundabout by Marti Michell.  I’ve picked my fabrics yesterday during my lunch hour but didn’t have time to wait for them to be cut.  So today I will go by pick them up.  I’ll show you my choices once I get them home and photograph them.  I hope you’ll like them.

The linky parties I usually participate in can be found by clicking this link.  Please visit them and see what others are up to.  There are many bloggers out there who share their tips, projects, and tutorials to help us through ours.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cherie

 

 

Quilting

2018 Q1 FAL

 

2018 Finish A Long Logo 2 (1)

Hi Everyone,

I am notorious for sticking to one project at a time, but I just need to step away from my For the Love of Geese quilt for a little while.  It will not last long because somewhere inside of me I’m compulsive about completing my projects and I tend to get a guilty feeling if I don’t finish.  I will try to work on this issue I have this year because there are so many things I want to try.  I’m thinking a BOM might help me to get over it.  Since I would have to stop and wait on the next block to be continue.  There is a nice one starting this month at my local quilt shop.  I may have to stop in today and take a look at it.  You guy’s will be the first to know if it tickles my fancy.

I have another project that I can do a little quilting on just to change things up a bit.  Do you recall this Stack n Quilt quilt from a couple of months back?  I’ve got it sandwiched and have done some stitching in the ditch along the lines.  I’m thinking about trying out some ruler work within the strips.  My thought is trying out my rulers after I practice a bit.  I have a circle ruler that might look nice on my strips.  I can’t decide what color to use on these strips.  I’m leaning to a dove grey.  It will stand out on some and blend on other strips.

Quilt Top

My 2018 Q1 FAL goal is to quilt both of them.

The linky parties I usually participate in can be found by clicking this link.  Please visit them and see what others are up to.  There are many bloggers out there who share their tips, projects, and tutorials to help us through ours.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cherie

 

 

Geese · Paper Piecing · Quilting

Progress on For the Love of Geese

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I’ve been away for a while.  It has been pretty busy for me.  We had wonderful Holidays.  I’ve spent time with friends and family.  Once I got back to work I was bombarded with end of the year duties.  Everything has to be in.  But now that is over and I can get back to normal.

I didn’t have time to blog about my goal from last month or even get one in for this month but I did have it all sewed together.  I found that I had lots of shifting with the papers on when sewing the wedges together.  I’m not all that happy with my sewing, but it will have to do.  I have a wad of fabric in the middle and doubt I would be able to get it apart and fixed any better.  I had never done a star pattern before and believe that this was probably my issue.  I made a backing out of the left over fabrics.  So at this point, I have just sandwiched it up and will give it some quilting and chalk it up to a learning experience.  I might have to try it again after I have more experience.  My son said he likes it so it will be for him.  Here’s my picture of it, warts and all.

Sandwich

Concerning paper piecing, I do like that the blocks come out very precise.  I didn’t have trouble until the piece got bigger.  A smaller project would be more to my liking.  The pattern was well written and easy to follow.  I didn’t find any mistakes.

The linky parties I usually participate in can be found by clicking this link.  Please visit them and see what others are up to.  There are many bloggers out there who share their tips, projects, and tutorials to help us through ours.

Thanks for stopping by.  That’s all for now.

Cherie