Wednesday, September 15, 2021

67 days since I started

50 Quilt Blocks in 67 days!  I'm a little behind.  Since the challenge was 100 Quilt Blocks, 100 days!  I may not make it.  When I sew each block, it is just that.  But when they're all laid out, then I get really excited.  Each block measure 6.5" X 6.5".  Not big!!  I will have to make extra and/or decide how I want to put them together.

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Still sewing on my quilt


Still sewing quilt blocks!  I'm up to 35.  It's a slow process and some of my blocks are a little wonky?!?  The next section of blocks is triangles.  So that part will go slow too.  I keep plugging away!  Last weekend bought myself some solid blues, washed and ironed them and that helps break up the oh' so many different patterns. 

It'll be fun to see when all the different shapes of blocks come together and I have a feeling there will be a few blocks that are my own design.  

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Post is planted

 Finally finished my post. It was a lot more work than I anticipated!  And there are several things I would do differently, if I ever make another.  I sealed my post with a boat varnish.  Gave it two coats and I'm hoping that it will weather nicely.  May apply another coat this fall.  Added a solar light to the top. I can't stop looking at it.  I love how it turned out.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Painted Garden Pole

So I took a little break from the quilt blocks!  Been seeing these cool garden poles on Pinterest.  So for those of you who know me.  I will at least any once, maybe twice.  

Went out and purchased a 6" X 6" X 8' post. Primed it and sketched on the design.  Not realizing how big of a project this actually was.  But no matter, when I start something I most always finish it.  Worked on it every day for the last 1 1/2 weeks.  Loving how it came together and how fun it looks. 

Today I applied my first coat of sealer.  I imagine that will take a couple of days.  I want to do two coats and will need to make sure each coat is good and dry. Pics below show the process.  After I get it in the ground I will post another pic. ;P

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Latest projects

 Well, I'm working on several things.  I went thru my stash before leaving Arizona and brought with me a bunch of blue fabric.  I want to make an all blue quilt.  Found a book called Tula Pink's City Sampler 100 Modern quilt Blocks.  Not sure what I was thinking. LOL. So far I've made 25 block.  They measure 6.5".  It's gonna take a lot of blocks.

Had to take a little break from making quilt blocks.  So I started a pattern by Ann Wood , called Dastardley Owl.  Went out and thrifted some fabrics and had at it.

I'm having fun with this pattern.  Made a few adjustments.  Added a belly gusset and more fabric around the face.  Last thing to do are the feet.  I will post another pic, when he's all finished.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Life continues on

 We've been back in Nebraska for about 6 weeks!  It was nice not to have set up anything.  I started with an on-line lesson with Henrick Drescher, hosted by Carla Sonheim.  The class was amazing and very freeing and I will use some of the techniques I learned in the future.  I posted many pics on both my Instagram and FB page. 

This was one of those classes, that keeps you inspired for a long time.  I need to figure out how to make some prints from some of my spreads.  I currently have three books in the works.

This week I started a quilt project.  Before we left Tucson I pulled a bunch of blue material together.  I'm using that to make a quilt.  The squares are 6.5" X 6.5" and I'm using Tula Pinks book called 100 Modern Quilt blocks.  My plan is to make each one.  

I'm not making any promises.  So we shall see.  Picture  below:
Ok, that's it for today.  Hope everyone is well!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Time flies when you're having fun

 Oh' where does the time go???  I've been busy!  And need to get back into the habit of sharing on my blog.  I've been playing with different things.  Made a clothes line basket, took a workshop with Lewis Rossignol, took a Robot workshop with Michael DeMeng, made an upcycled apron, took advantage of a weekend long free work shop with Jenny Grant, went to a wedding in CA, went to Beach, played with my dog and that is just to name a few things. 

Time does not stand still.  Hope you enjoy some of the pics.