Thursday, May 28, 2020

Thursday at the Ranch

The Little Lambs quilts are finally done. Since I'm still sheltering at the ranch with my small stash, it took me a little while to find some batting and backing but that's done and here are the quilts ready for the Hands2Help charity quilts sponsored by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

And, I continue preparations for the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade by making pincushions since I don't have many at the ranch.  In the process, I found this cute, cute pattern for Little Houses Pincushions and made several. 

There might actually be enough pincushions there for my daughter, my sisters, and my niece. Don't forget to start getting your pincushions together so you can join the Pincushion Parade.  
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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Two Little Lambs Quilts in the Making

Here I am again.  Yes, yes, I’m as surprised as you are.  Now I’ve found where Sara from Confessions ofa Fabric Addict Blog is again hosting a quilting charity challenge.  

Confessions of a Fabric Addict
She lists five charities that one can choose to make a quilt for. You can choose one or all of them, your choice. I have elected to make two quilts for the “Little Lambs Foundation.” They are in need of baby quilts so I’m busily sewing on two.  My friend gave me the fabric. There were 18 little blocks of the Sunflower Girl and Boy. I split them up into 9 for each quilt.  This is what I have so far:
I still need to quilt and bind and then they’ll be ready to send.

Reminder about the upcoming Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade coming up on June 8th so you can be getting your pincushions together.  Here is the link to Ida’s blog where she explains all about the parade PLUS shows you some of the exciting giveaways (gift certificates, patterns, etc.) you will be eligible to win.

I still have to figure out how to fix this up so you can click on the photo and go to Ida’s page but, for now, the link works.

Thanks for checking my blog again.

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Hello from a remote place in Texas

Hello Everyone,
Yes, I'm still around although right now I'm sheltering in place in our little ranch in a remote place in Texas. Our ranch is located 12 miles outside of a little town of 1000 people somewhere in the Hill Country so we're pretty isolated.  While in isolation, I've spent part of my time working on a Village. Moda Fabrics did a wonderful thing for us while we're staying home. They made the Village pattern from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company available for free!  How great is that?  You can download it on their website at:
The most tedious part was cutting out the pieces but the sewing went really fast.  Here's what I did:
There are 132 little houses. While I was on a roll making little houses, I made 2 more and turned them into potholders for a swap I'm in.  
Now that I've to my feet wet blogging again, I guess I'll continue because I hear there is a Pincushion Parade coming up soon. Remember that from other years?  So I guess the next project I'll be showing you will contain pincushions.  Check with me again soon for more info on the Pincushion Parade. See you soon :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hands2Help 2018 Charity Quilts

Hello All!
It's that time of year again, that time when we link up our charity quilts for Hands2Help. I've again made two quilts for 
Emily of Em's Scrap Bag who is collecting quilts to be donated to people undergoing chemotherapy.  This has been a favorite charity for the Challenge participants since the second year, and a whole lot of love and comfort has gone to them in the form of quilts over the past six years.  Quilty Hugs gives quilts to cancer patients through the Rack Pack, Primary Children's Hospital, and various chemo labs.  They are given to the patient for their own personal use.

These are the two quilt I've made this year.

I've linked up at Hands2Help. Click here to see what others have made.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Half Inch Hexie Quilt Progress

Hello All!
Today I've given up blogging from my iPad and am using my trusty old laptop (remember I told you that lightening took out my good laptop?)

I continue to hand-sew my little 1/2-inch hexies together into a quilt top.  I now have 330 hexie flowers sewn together, measuring about 51" x 54".


Also sewing with the "It's a Wild Life" block of the month.  Here are my blocks to date: 
Today I'm linking up with Midweek Makers sponsored by Quilt Fabrication.  Click on the link below to see what others are doing.
Midweek Makers #124
Boring post today. I know but
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Needle and Thread Thursday and Hands2Help Linkups

Hi All!
Today I’m showing you the second finished charity quilt for the Hands2Help group which Sarah at “Confessions of a Fabric Addict” hosts each year.  There are several charities available on Hands2Help.  Below is the icon and clicking on it may or may not take you to the web page where it’s all explained.  I’m not sure if the link works so if not since I’m still trying to learn how to use this new blogging app. You may need to click on this as well.
Well, nevermind the icon. That just disappeared so click on the link above and maybe that will work.  
Anyway, here’s the little quilt I finished.

I’m also linking my project today with Kelly’s “Needle and Thread Thursday.”  I still haven’t figured out how to make the link work by clicking on the picture so please just click on the link I copied below to see what others are doing on Thursday.

I know - What a mess!  I could do this on my laptop BUT, while recently visiting our little ranch in the hill country of Texas, a thunderstorm occurred and lightening took out my laptop so...
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Thursday, April 26, 2018

T-Shirt Quilt in the Making

Hi All!
I’ve been sewing a little - or rather, preparing to sew.  I’m linking my project today with Kelly’s “Needle and Thread Thursday.”  I still haven’t figured out how to make the link work by clicking on the picture so please just click on the link I copied below to see what others are doing on Thursday.

Here’s a photo of the t-shirts I’ve cut up.  I’ve made all 17 inch x 17 just to make sure I have enough. I’ll cut them down to the size needed after I iron them to the interfacing.  These are 20 cut-up t-shirts.

And, of course, I saved many scraps in case they’re needed and saved some for dusting and cleaning rags and still, I have this trash can full of scraps.

So, I’m ready to get started on that but I needed a break from t-shirts so made this pincushion for my swap partner in a pincushion swap.  My partner likes crazy quilting so...

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