Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Bonnie Hunter Mystery En Provence, Week 5

By some miracle, I have been able to keep up with this weekly mystery.  I almost feel as if I am missing something because I have been able to keep up.  Ha!  I haven't made it to the link every week, mostly due to some issues with my computer.  Hopefully it will be resolved soon.  Isn't it funny how your whole self can be in a pinch when you dont have your internet/computer.  25 years ago that would be hard to conceive of.  Computers were a small part of my life, mostly wrestling with Microsoft Word to get my company newspaper together.  No internet, just that.
 Some purple flowers to share on this grey winter day.

The time for the reveal is almost here.  I can't wait!  But then I will be sad, no more mystery...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Bonnie Hunter Mystery

Step #2 Done

Step #3 Done

So far, I have definitely been able to keep up with the steps since I gave up Holiday cookies this year. I gain a lot of weight over the Holidays every year as most people do.  This year I decided to skip the cookies. I will make a cake for Christmas instead.  This will help narrow down the caloric consumption to a one time deal.

The kids are asking me when we are doing cut outs though.  I will have to do that...

Instead of baking I have been sewing.  I have got a lot done.  Totally excited!

My purple four patches are nearly done.  I am anxiously awaiting step #4.

To join in on the Holiday fun sewing mystery quilt, En Provence, click the button below.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Bonnie Hunter's En Provence Mystery Quilt

At last count I have 200 made.

I can't help myself.  Bonnie's Mystery Quilts are oh, so tempting for me.  I love the thrill of quilting with a large community and my friends too.  It's  a blast.  I learn a lot.  I escape the pressures of the season and I get a quilt made.

The one time I did different colors.
I always want to do different colors to be different, but then I get so jazzed about her colors and that's what I end up doing.

I am a huge fan of lavender.  Had a few bushes out front for a couple years.  They were big and beautiful.  Sadly a few years back when we had such cold temps int he winter, I lost my lavender. Sigh.  I haven't had the heart yet to plant them again.

Provence.  Now, that is a place I have always wanted to go.  I would love to visit France.  The countryside, Paris, the coast... all of it.

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So its a win, win situation. Click the button above if you want to join the fun.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Autumn Wreath

I loved making this wreath yesterday.  It worked up really fast once I had all the stuff to go on it.

I watched this video on how to make a burlap wreath.  Then went to the store and bought some flowers and saw these cute little acorns for a pop of orange for Autumn.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Syracuse Quilt Show

Has it really been since the end of June that I have posted to my blog?  It's so hard to keep up with two blogs in the summer.  I do my best.  I went to Syracuse last weekend for the AQS Quilt Show. Sadly, it will be the last one as it just didn't have the turn out.  I know they were happy to see me and my friends because we sure spent a lot of money there. Ha!  Not hard to do at a quilt show.

Here are some of the quilts at the show.

I bought a light box.  I am really happy about my purchase as I have been doing a lot of embroidery lately.  I will get my use out of it I am sure.  It was my birthday present to myself.

Wafer 2 Light Box, 11" x 17"
You can get one too ordering it online.  They are available at Walmart, Amazon, etc.

A few people remarked that the show seemed to be a lot of thread painting and artsy designs and not a lot of traditional quilts.  Which I agree with

Here is a link to the other winning quilts at the show.  If I had to pick my overall favorite from the whole show, I would pick this one.  I love the feeling of the quilt, the traditional stylings, the color, the detail.  Its a winner in my book.

Janet Stone, "Ewe Are My Sunshine"

Here is a little detail of it.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Oriental Table Runner

I made a table runner out of some rectangles I picked up at a stash sale.  There were six made.  In the bag was some Dupioni silk and a few cotton rectangles.  One mans junk is another mans treasure.  I added some of my own fabrics to get the length I wanted.

I was looking through my stash for some Oriental type prints and found the pink one.  It was a perfect size for the table runner in width but was just short about five inches.  I added some stripes and now I have a reversible table runner. I am pretty pleased with how it came out.

For the quilting I did a butterfly pattern with swirls in between each butterfly.  Sadly, you really cant see the design since the print is busy but it was good practice.
I am linking up to Sew Fresh Quilts.  There is a big giveaway going on over there.  Go check it out and join in!
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fabric Boxes

Check out these cute little fabric boxes.  Aren't they adorable? They are like chips though, you can not make just one.  You will start plotting what you will do with each of them and just keep making them. What joy!

If you want to make this go to this site, Seaside Stitches for the pattern, its free.  The instructions are very clear.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Paducah Quilt Show

These are all the quilts that caught my eye in Paducah Quilt Show this past week.  Amazing.  Of course seeing them up close is way better.  The detail on most of these is astounding.  Be it the quilting or the applique...

These are little squares that make up this quilt.

Daisy Jane... love it!