Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Tiny Retreat

 Hubby is away, the quilters will play!!
I had a little bit of a sew-in weekend with a couple of my gals. 
We had a good time, and got lots of sewing time in... Here is our set up.
 I got a few more rows (off-set blocks now) put together, and I'm glad I made the change. 
I like it much better. Three more rows to add and this quilt top will be done!
 This is what I came up with for my disappointing project. I like this much better. 
A few more zig-zag blocks to create, and maybe even make it all a tad wider.
I hope you are having nice weather wherever your patch of the world may be!

Happy stitching!


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Goodies Bought...

 ....and something unique!

Went to a "Midwinter Quilt Market" this morning. These are the goodies I came home with, though there was much more there that temped me. But I had to stick to my guns of not buying any fabric bigger than a fat quarter.
 I have so much yardage in my stash, that I can't allow myself to add to it! Not at the moment anyway. There were some good buys there though!! Pre-cuts of Batik, 10 meters for $60. 
I was sorely tempted!!

I came across this photo on FB (I hope they don't mind I borrowed it) that someone had shared. I had to ask you quilters, "Have you ever seen such a sewing machine?"
Looks like it would be awkward to use...

I am so going through sewing with-drawls right now. I'd sure like to be out at my little haven sewing, but I have much to do at home. DH is visiting friends down south, thus there is no interruptions here to interfere with things that must be done. So, gotta go!!

Happy Stitching!!


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

More BHM Progress...

 Spend another five days at my personal retreat.
Yes Annemiek, I did get snowed in again... lol
I don't really mind though. 

 I have "finally" finished up GS#1's rag quilt!! I just need to go to the laundromat and wash it.
 I learned a lot making it! What to do, and what not to do... 
Sometimes we just have to learn the hard way, and then the project gets kicked to the curb for a bit, until we are ready to deal with the "issues", and then finally complete it. 
Am I right ladies?

I also got all of my BHM blocks done, AND all of my set-in triangles.
Then I needed a change for a bit, so I got this project out and completed all it's 25-patch units, and got some of the rows sewn. I posted this photo on Quiltville's Facebook Page, with the question, "Should I off-set the blocks, or do as the pattern says?"
 Well, the very big majority said to do off-set, so I stitch ripped the last row off, so I could do just that. Stay tuned.

Here is another photo of my hideaway sewing room. I have much to sort through and organize yet, as you can see. Hubby put shelves in both closets, and will put shelves in the middle there for me also. I plan to put my books, magazines, and patterns there. My cutting counter needs to find a space too yet.
It is not a big room. Much smaller than what I had at home, but I'm determined to make it work. 

Happy stitching!