Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hands2Help Quilts

Encouraging Words of the Day:
It is now time to mail our quilts for the Hands2Help Charity sponsored by Sarah at "Confessions of a Fabric Addict." Here are my two donations to "Happy Chemo" patients.
Yes, I know they look like the same quilt but look closely and you'll notice that they are indeed different. Before she died, my MIL made a pile of fan blocks since she was fascinated by them. I've kept them through the years and finally decided to do something with them. Other things going on. A swap group I'm sewing with is working on mug rugs.  I had specified a summer mug rug from my swap partner and she surprised me with this delightful mug rug.  Thanks so much, Mary.  It's perfect.  I love those cute flip-flops.
I've had my eye on a quilt-along that's been going on since March. I finally decided that I really like it so bought the "Long Time Gone" booklet. I had been putting it off because the booklet is $32 and I thought that was pretty pricey but finally went for it since I like the quilt so much.  Now I'm playing "catch-up" and have completed 2 blocks.
 That is all.    

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hands 2 Help Linky

Encouraging Words of the Day:


Once again it's "Hands 2 Help" time. Time to work on charity quilts.  Sara at "Confessions of a Fabric Addict" is once again hosting this event. Please click on the photo before for more information.
http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/p/hands2help_11.html


Below are 2 of the quilts I've made as my contribution. Yes, these are 2 quilts, not 2 photos of the same quilt.  I had lots of fan blocks made by my mother-in-law that were just waiting for me to sew them together into these 2 quilts. If you look carefully, you will see that they are, indeed, 2 different quilts. 




I turned them in different directions so you can see that they are different :)



These will be going to "Happy Chemo" to be donated to people undergoing chemotherapy.

Click here to go to the link-up page and see what others are doing for "Hands 2 Help."

That is all.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

New Quiltalong Blocks

Remember the Quiltalong I told you about? It's the one Alida is hosting called "Growing Up Quiltalong 2017."  Each month we learn a different technique. This month we're learning traditional piecing with a focus on half-square triangles.  Here are mine:
Alida provides a linky where we can show-off our blocks. Click here to see what others have made with their half-square triangles. That is all.  

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Piece Yourself Together Linky

Encouraging Words of the Day:
 
Work continues on my half-inch hexie project. There are now 263 hexies sewn together. The project measures approximately 46 x 53 inches, a decent throw, but I would like to make it actual quilt-sized.  Onward I go with my sewing.
I'm linking up with Anthea's "Piece Yourself Together" linky. Click on photo to take you to Anthea's blog where you can seee what others are doing with their hexies.   Well, never mind. Click on the the blue words above and it might take you to Anthea's blog which is: http://hibiscus-stitches.blogspot.com/2017/01/getting-back-into-it-or-trying-to-anyway.html  in case that link doesn't work either.  I'm trying to figure out how to use this app to post to my blog from my ipad. As you can see, I haven't figured it out yet.
That is all.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

What? Texas is supposed to have mild winters.

Encouraging Words of the Day:
It is SO cold. Texas is supposed to have mild winters, especially West Texas or South Texas, for crying out loud! Anyway, I've joined a quilt-along I ran into at Alida's blog, called "Growing Up Quillt-Along 2017."  Each block willl teach a different technique.  Click here to learn more. Sounds like exactly what I need.  The first block is raw-edge appliqué and here's mine.  
This was fun to make and not as difficult as it looks. It makes me wonder if maybe I did something wrong.  I'm off to Alida's linky. You can click the link to see what others have done with their first block.
 
That is all.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Hexies in Blogland

Encouraging Words of the Day:
I've done very little sewing lately.  I made these hexie flowers for my partner in the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap. She requested light blue flowers with a dark blue center of dark blue flowers with a light blue center so I made one of each.  I hope she'll like these:
 
And then my partner made these for me:
I asked for a surprise and she certainly surprised me with these adorable monkeys. Thank you so much.
 
In another swap I'm in, theses two pretty flowers were sent to me:
I'm so lucky to have these friends sending me these fabulous flowers. Thanks, Everyone. 
 
I'm linking up with Anthea's "Piece Yourself Together" linky. Clink on the word linky below and it might take you to Anthea's blog. I used to blog with Blogsy on my ipad but that no longer works so now I'm trying Blogpad Pro and I can't figure out how to make the picture a link of anything in my sentence a link. I highlight it and try to add the link and it just adds the word "linky" below.  Maybe that link works. If not, go to this:
http://hibiscus-stitches.blogspot.com/2016/12/epp-tuesday-bah-humbug-swap.html
 
linky. 
That is all. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Anthea's Piece Yourself Together Hexie Link


Encouraging Words of the Day:








Still working on my 1/2-inch hexies. There are now 253 hexies sewn together. I think I posted before that there were 334 hexies sewn together but I guess that was "wishful thinking" since it probably should have been 234 hexies. Anyway, here's what I've done to date:

I'm linking up with Anthea's "Piece Yourself Together" hexie link.

http://hibiscus-stitches.blogspot.com/2016/11/piece-yourself-together-little-tree.html

Click here to see what others are doing with their hexies.
Thanks, Anthea, for providing the link.
That is all.