Monday, February 7, 2022

FNwF and Blackbird Designs Weekend

Hi, friends.  Hope you had a nice weekend and was able to be creative in some way.


First, I must apologize to Cheryll at Gone Stitchin’ because, in my last post, I mistakenly referred to her Friday night event as Friday Night Sew In, when it is actually Friday Night with Friends! (My previous post has been corrected as well)


So…here is what I accomplished last Friday evening.

Eight of the twenty-four churn dash blocks for the Flea Market quilt by Lori Holt.  These finish at 4 1/2" and came out perfectly, compared to the 6 1/2" block I shared last time. 

Then yesterday I started a new cross stitch project.


American Eagle by Blackbird Designs.

A group of cross stitcher's have designated the first weekend of each month as Blackbird Designs Weekend. March 6th will be when I pick this up again.


I’m stitching this on 32 count linen and using the called-for floss.

My project bag holding all of the supplies together is a gift I received from Ronny and Gary of GaRon Tottenbags and GaRon Stitchery.  GaRon Stitchery is an online cross stitch store.  These guys are wonderful to work with as they typically can find anything I’m looking for, if it isn’t already in their shop, and they ship FAST.


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

Friday, February 4, 2022

Halloween Figs - Month 2 and FNwF

Happy Friday, Friends!

It’s been a little busy this week, mostly with work, but I’ve also had a little fun sewing and baking.


I posted here about the Halloween Figs Quilt by Fig Tree and Co.


This was a BOM hosted with the Fat Quarter Shop.  I collected the monthly pattern and kit but did not sew along with them.  I am sewing it now, on my own schedule 😊

These are Month 2 blocks…


Flying Geese Cross Block
12 1/2" x 12 1/2" (unfinished)

Crown Star Block
6 1/2" x 6 1/2" (unfinished)

I’m so grateful that Fat Quarter Shop provides plenty of extra fabric in their kits because I had to make this block twice!
  Why, oh why, do the small blocks give me such a fit?!?

I’m also grateful for Cheryll at Gone Stitchin’ for continuing to host Friday Night with Friends (FNwF) the first Friday of each month.  I have everything prepped and ready for some quality time with my Janome tonight.


Here is a sneak peak…

My sweetie had an excellent annual physical on Thursday. I made homemade orange-cranberry scones to celebrate.

I’ve saved a few for my Friday night sewing snack 😊  Do you have a favorite snack while you are sewing or stitching?


Check back here, and at Cherylls, to see what we all got up to Friday.


And I hope you all have a nice weekend.



Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Flea Market Quilt

Happy New Year everyone.  I hope your 2022 is off to a great start.


We had the kids home for the holidays and even some time afterward. I then spent a couple of weekends putting away the decorations and cleaning, you know, the usual chores that need to be done.


I enjoyed three days at a cross stitch retreat last weekend – more about that later.


Today I am sharing Flea Market Quilt by Lori Holt.  This is a quilt-along hosted by Lori and the Fat Quarter Shop.  The quilt features Lori’s Flea Market, Cross Stitch and Bee Basic Backgrounds fabrics. It will be my first “medallion” style quilt.

Block 1 – Flea Market Star Block, it measures 18 1/2" x 18 1/2"

It was hard cutting into this luscious stack of fabric…but I did it 😊


Who doesn’t love cute selvage?


Next month are churn dash blocks.  Wait! Next month is just next week! Well, I guess I squeaked this one in.


If you are on Instagram, you can follow #FleaMarketQuiltAlong and see the progress posted by others.  It is interesting to see the different fabrics used as some people are pulling from their stash.


Have a great week 😊