Friday, July 3, 2015

Farm Girl Fridays – Week #10

Click over to Bee in My Bonnet for more cute ideas.

Here are my blocks for this week.

Furrows Block 

Gingham Block

Not sure the name applies to my gingham block considering the fabric selections…but this is what appealed to me at the time.

There are some adorable blocks in blogland.  So fun to see the different fabrics people choose.

Are you sewing along with us?

Happy Weekend!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Farm Girl Fridays – Week #9

Happy Sunday friends.  I am here to share my Farm Girl Vintage blocks as part of Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Fridays Sew Along.  If you haven’t already, check out Lori’s blog Bee in My Bonnet for a recap of the sew along and additional ideas / projects for using these blocks.

This is week 9 and block #s 16 and 17, hard to believe!

Feed and Seed Block

Fresh Pears Block

Staying inside today, the temperature is forecasted to be in the 90's with a heat index of 105 degrees.

I'm linking up to Karen's Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party.  Go over and see what everyone else is up to today.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed Sunday and great week ahead!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sailor's Quilt - Recap

promise this is the last post about the quilt I made for my son’s bed on his Navy ship.  I want to share just a few of the details with you.

White-on-white seashell background and the Navy Mini Anchors border fabric is from Timeless Treasures Fabrics of SoHo.  The yellow sashing fabric is Artisan Spirit Shimmer by Deborah Edwards of Northcott.

The embroidery designs are from Anita Goodesign’s Nautical collection.  You can see a close up of the individual blocks here

Some blocks stitched out beautifully…

 Some proved to be a challenge… do you see the issue with the compass? (Don't worry, I found a work around)

 There was some “un” sewing

Then I had to prove that those titanium needles WILL break!

My friend worked her quilting magic.

Small stippling around the embroidery designs with wavy swirls in the sashing

Stars and “USA” in the navy border

Would I do it again??????

For my Sailor…ABSOLUTELY!

The Quilt Label

After all of that, I never got a picture of him and the quilt.  I delivered it to him when we went to San Diego in May.

Fair Winds and Following Seas...

Sunday, June 21, 2015

All Caught Up on the Farm

…Farm Girl Vintage blocks, that is.

Our trip to California, getting DD ready for university and my charity quilt sewing put me behind on the Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Fridays sew along.  I spent this weekend getting caught up.

Week 4 - Canning Season

Week 4 - Chicken Foot

Week 5 - Churn Dash

 Week 5 - Cool Threads

Week 6 - Corn and Tomatoes

Week 6 - Country Crossroads

Week 7 - Crops

Week 7 - Egg Basket

Week 8 - Farm Fresh Flower

Week 8 - Farmhouse

After I completed each block I declared it my favorite.  I’m also getting used to this scrappy thing…it’s kind of fun.

Hope you had a great weekend and all the Dads out there had a very Blessed Father’s Day J

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge - Finishes

This year’s charity quilt challenge has come to an end.  I am very happy to say that I donated two quilts.

Goodnight Irene: Happy Chemo

Summer Sampler: Layers of Hope – Quilting 911

Thank you Sarah for hosting such a wonderful challenge and all for a worthy cause.

Please visit Sarah’s linky party at Confessions of a Fabric Addict to see more wonderful quilts donated to H2H.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Farm Girl Friday Blocks on a Monday

Farm Girl Fridays is a fun sew-along hosted by Lori of Bee in My Bonnet.  Her book Farm Girl Vintage is chock full of adorable blocks that can be arranged in several different quilt settings.

I already got behind on my blocks but I spent the weekend getting caught up.

Week #2

Autumn Star Block

Baby Chick Block

Week #3

Baking Day Block

Butter Churn Block

The butter churn block gave me a fit!  I will do this one over and use the first one to make a potholder.

To see week #1's block click here.

I expected to have the Sailor’s quilt back from the long-armer…but not yet.  Hoping it comes in the next day or so because I leave for San Diego on Friday and need to bind and label it before then.  The crystal ball in my sewing room tells me that I am likely to get behind on my Farm Girl Friday blocks again.  That is OK, I am having a great time with them.  Super cute blocks and I am learning some new techniques.

Hope you all have a great week!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge Progress and A Comfort Quilt

H2H Charity Quilt Challenge is hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Sarah is so generous with her talent and time.  Check out her blog to read about all of her charitable efforts.

This is the second quilt I am donating to the H2H Challenge this year.  I’m calling it Summer Sampler.  I love the happy fabrics.

I should have given it another press before taking the photo

I’m sending this child’s quilt to Layers of Hope – Quilting 911.

You can read about this and other H2H charities here.


My plan was to make a third quilt for the challenge but as it turns out, I have a close family member undergoing chemo and radiation treatment for lung cancer.  So, my friend and I teamed up to make him a comfort quilt.

Very simple but oh so comfy!

I’ve been busy sewing but not blogging…hope to catch up soon J

Enjoy your week!