Friday, August 11, 2017

Magnolia Mystery Quilt

Wow, it has been a long break from blogging.  We have been busy with our move into our new space in the lower level of our house.  I just got back to working with my sewing projects.  One of the projects I wanted to participate in it the Magnolia Mystery Quilt sponsored by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs.

I chose my fabric.


Then I cut out the pieces as directed in the August instructions.


Stay tuned to see what happens next month.

I have spent some time working on the cutting of fabric for three other stitch along projects.  I hope to share the finished blocks very soon.

I will also share a few pictures of our new space.  
I hope you are having a great summer.  We have had many above average hot days here in the Pacific Northwest.  I am not complaining but would not mind if we have some rain soon.

Sherry


Saturday, June 3, 2017

June Finish Goal

It has been difficult lately to get to any of my sewing or embroidery projects.  We are working on our downsizing and preparing to move to our new space downstairs.  I posted a goal in April that I did not get to and did not even post a goal for May.  Well, here it is June and I thought I would post something reasonable that I might complete.  My Maple Leaf quilt has been pieced and quilted, the binding is ready to put on the quilt.  This will be a fun quilt to have around when we are in our new space.

This is the quilt I made using fabrics from Henry Glass for the Desire to Inspire Challenge.

I think it will help to set a simple goal so that I have a better chance of checking this one of my list.  I will be linking with "One Monthly Goal" at Elm Street Quilts.
Happy Stitching! 

Sherry

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Little Lambkin Pillows

It is always fun to make something special for a little one having a birthday.  I saw this pattern when a blogger friend posted pictures of her pillow on her blog, A Quilting Sheep.  I followed the link she shared and purchased the pattern right away here at Ellis and Higgs.


I have two granddaughter with birthdays a week or so apart so I made two pillows, one for each of them.  They were pretty simple and fun to put together.

This pillow is for Mollie, she is now 5.

This pillow is for Emalynn, she will be 5 in a couple of days.

We will celebrate with both of them tomorrow, time to get the pillows wrapped up and ready for the party.  It was fun to do a little sewing and it may be a while before I get another chance. I am slowly moving all of my sewing stuff to my new sewing room.  So much sorting and organizing, so little time.
Sherry

Monday, April 3, 2017

April Finish Goal

 I am taking this project from my list of goals I created for the UFO Challenge 2017 at allpeoplequilt.com.  I will be linking with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts.  The number chosen for April is 11 and the means I will be working on my "Holiday in London Duffle Bag."  I purchased the fabric and the other things necessary for completing the bag and had intended to follow along with the tutorial Bari J posted on her blog.  Things happened and needless to say I have not started the project.  It has been a couple of years.  I feel like this may be a challenge to complete this month but who doesn't need a challenge.  I will do my best and see what happens.


Happy Stitching!

Sherry

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spring Petals Table Topper - March Goal Complete

It feels great to complete a project.  I am going to start using this right away.  This was the 2015 Spring Petals QAL at The Crafty Quilter.  I kept up with the quilt along until it came to the quilting and binding.  I am happy to say that I did some quilting around each petal and finished the binding using Julie's tutorial here.


This was #12 on my list of goals for the year and the third project completed from my list.  I will be linking this finish with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts.
Now on to plan my goal for April.

Sherry


Saturday, March 4, 2017

So Many Fun Block of the Month Projects

Last year I really tried to focus on finishes so I did not join in of any of the fun block of the month projects I saw others doing.  This year is different.  I still want to finish  up some projects this year but could not resist a few Block of the Month and Sew Along projects.

The first one is The Quilting Life Block of the month.  Sherri at A Quilting life is sponsoring this one.  I have always enjoyed following her blog.

January block

February block

January and February blocks

I will be using my scraps from my Let the Sunshine quilt for this block of the month.

The next block of the month I am joining with is Pat Sloan's Free Mystery Club 2017.  It is called "The Children's Library".  This was hard to resist as I have worked with children in the library for over 25 years.  Books in general are a big part of my life and I love children's books.

January - Mother Goose Rhymes

February - Curious George

January and February

This quilt will be made using what is left of my Daysail fat quarters with the gray for sashing and borders.  The March block, Curious George, is cut and ready to stitch together.  I think I will get to that right after finishing this post.

Next up is the Have a Jolly Little Christmas stitch along at Sewfreshquilts.

The first four blocks complete.  I am using my Little Ruby fabric with a few other fabrics added in for this project.

I have a couple of more projects I am working on but will save that for another post.  We are busy sorting through our home and downsizing a bit so I must get to that a little each day.

My first load of bags to be donated.  Much of this came from my sewing room.  This will be the first room we move to our new space.  We are staying in the same house but rearranging the space a little.  More on that later.  Have a wonderful weekend and don't miss the blessings.

Sherry

OMG - March One Monthly Goal

I have been choosing my goals from my allpeoplequilt.com 2017 UFO Challenge list.  This month the number 12 was chosen as the goal which means I will be quilting and binding my table topper.  This was started when Julie at The Crafty Quilter shared a stitch-along.  I am excited to have a plan to get this project completed.


This cheerful table topper will be perfect for spring!

I will link up with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts.  Visit and see all of the project finishes planned for March.

Happy Stitching!

Sherry