Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Jane A 12 and My FW4


Encouraging words of the day:
No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. ~ Micah 6:8, NLT

We’re enjoying our beach visit tremendously.  Here I am relaxing (no sewing machine around or I'd be sewing too).

 Nags Head, NC


I sewed on our auto trip out here so I do have a my hexie flowers for One Flower Wednesday,  a “My Jane” block, and a “Farmer’s Wife” block, plus Penny Haren
Applique block.  I didn't sew them all on the trip out, haha.  I did some prep work and machine sewing before my trip so I'd have something to post.  Looks like I'm managing to post at least once a week so I'm posting them all now.  I hate to miss
One Flower Wednesday so this is my posting day :)

Sunshiney and fun-looking?

 “My Jane A-12”
This was easy paper-piecing but still looks pretty amateurish...
FW4 - Basket Weave (easy)

PennyHaren - Chris's compass
I think this is one of the uglier blocks of all the ones we've sewn in this group, 
but, oh well.


Giveaways I've run into in my meager amounts of time on the internet,  what with the beach and 3 grandsons calling my name:
"Ellison Lane Quilts" is giving away a fabric bundle. – ends July 29th.
Aunt Polly's Porch is having a giveaway  a GO! Baby cutter and 3 dies.  - ends July 27th.
Cara Quilts is having a giveaway.  You could win a GO! Baby Cutter and 3 dies.  – ends Aug 7th.
Annie's Ruby Slipperz is having her weekly Mystery Monday.  You could win 5 fat quarters. - ends July 27th.
 A Quilting Southpaw is having a giveaway of 5 Christmas fat quarter fabrics, 1 spool coordinating thread, and 1 cute santa trinket box or 1 floral fat quarter fabric, 1 set of 8 friendship coasters, and 1 set of 300 inspirational post its.  – ends Aug 14th.

That is all. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Jane A 11 and My Farmer's Wife 3


Encouraging words of the day:
You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done. ~ Psalm 92:4, NLT
I won these cool Patriotic Squares from Rachel at "Just So Ya'll Know."   I had her mail them to my address in the Hill Country.  I hardly ever get mail there so it was quite wonderful actually receiving a surprise there.  There are blocks of all sizes from Layer Cake size to little 4 inch squares. Thanks, Rachel. 

We’re now visiting our sons in Virginia.  I’ve brought along a little hand-sewing so I can still work on “My Jane.”  We’ll be at the beach next week so I probably won’t get much sewing done.  It’s all good.
Speaking of “My Jane,” here’s my latest block. I paper-pieced the background and then appliquéd the little squares in the corners. 
A-11

Here is  Block #2 of the “Farmer’s Wife Sampler” called “Joanie’s Basket.”  It has a paper-pieced background with the handle appliqué.
FW3  – “Joanie’s Basket”

Today is One Flower Wednesday!  Lately, about all I’m sewing are the hexie flowers due on One-Flower Wednesday since I’ve been working on “My Jane” and “My Farmer’s Wife.”  Thanks, Karen for keeping us sewing hexie flowers with the One-Flower Wednesday plan.


Giveaways I've run into:
"1 Choice 4 Quilting" is giving away an Amelia jelly roll, an Amelia layer cake, and a Hometown by Sweetwater jelly roll. – ends July 25th.

That is all. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Jane Block A10 & Farmer's Wife Block 2

Encouraging words of the day:
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. ~ Psalm 23:6, NLT

We’re on our way to visit our sons in Virginia tomorrow.  I’ll be taking a little hand-sewing so I can still work on “My Jane.”  We’ll be at the beach so I probably won’t get much sewing done.  It’s all good.

Speaking of “My Jane,” here’s my latest block. I paper-pieced the background and then appliquéd the little shapes on that.  Making the little-bitty points was somewhat of a challenge and has a few imperfections which add to it’s charm, hah :)
A-10

Here is  Block #2 of the “Farmer’s Wife Sampler” called “Autumn Tints.”  It is paper-pieced and the main problem I had was sewing the squares in the right place.
FW2 – “Autumn Tints”

 And, of course, today is "Penny Haren Applique" post day.  This block is called “Bird’s Nest.”  I don’t think it looks like a bird’s nest at all.  Mine looks more like a cross.  4 more blocks to finish…

“Bird’s Nest”

Giveaways I've run into:
Want It, Need It, Quilt is giving away a GO! Baby Cutter and your choice of three dies.  – ends Aug 16th.
"Dye Candy" is having a giveaway of you choice of an item valued at $18.00 or receive $25.00 off an order of greater value from her  Dye Candy store.  – ends at 10:00 pm July 18th.

That is all. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

"My Jane" Block A-9 & Farmer's Wife Block #1

Encouraging words of the day:
I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer. ~ Psalm 120:1, NLT

We’re still in the Texas Hill Country.  We’re still in the middle a a bad drought but it is still beautiful.  I’ve been able to accomplish some sewing.  I’m constantly working on “My Jane” and am enjoying that tremendously.  Here is another completed block.  It was pretty easy paper-piecing and I’m happy with the way it turned out.
A-9  

I’ve also made the leap into starting the “Farmer’s Wife Sampler” blocks.  I’ve completed 4 so far.  Here is the Block #1 called “Attic Window.”  It was paper-pieced and actually went together really fast since it is just large pieces.  After working on the little bitty pieces on “My Jane” this one was ma piece-of-cake.  I know they will probably get harder as this quilt progresses.  Of course they will.
 FW1

 Oh, and I keep forgetting to post the July house of the month from the House Quilt-Along.  This month’s block is a log cabin.  I love the way it turned out.
log cabin

Giveaways I've run into:

Cat Patches is celebrating her one year blogiversary with a giveaway.  You could win three 1 yard cuts of some wonderful fabric.  This giveaway ends Wednesday, July 27.

Lily's Quilts is having a giveaway.  You could win a GO! Baby Cutter and your choice of 3 dies.  Ends July 19th.

That is all. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"My Jane" Block H-12


Encouraging words of the day:
This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.
~ Psalm 118:24, NLT

Today is One Flower Wednesday again.  I haven’t blogged for a week.    We’re at our little ranch in the Texas Hill Country and somehow, the time just gets away from me.  My sister visited over the weekend and uh, I don’t know what I’ve been doing, just enjoying nature and having company.  Here I am with my sister.


I have done a little sewing.  Here are a couple of hexie flowers:



On Monday, I did manage to post my Penny Haren Applique blocks.  Good thing it’s catch-up week there so all I had to post was the photo of the last 5 blocks I made.  We have 5 blocks to go to finish.

I have a “My Jane” block to post since I was able to sew a little during our drive to the ranch.  This block was easy, just appliqué.
H-12

Giveaways I've run into:
"We Love Quilting" is giving away a July surprise box.
"I Have To Say" is giving away a fat quarter bundle. - ends July 13th.
Lily Pad Quilting is having a sponsored giveaway of a  fat quarter bundle from Intrepid Tread.  - ends Wednesday, July 13th.
Alderwood Quilts is having a giveaway.  You could win a fresh bundle of lavender.  – ends Aug 1st.
Threadgatherer is having a giveaway.  Here is one more chance for you to win a GO! Baby Cutter and 3 dies.  Deb will select a winner on Thursday, July 14.
"Happy Quilting" is giving away an Entire Fat Quarter Bundle of Kate Spain's Flurry as in 28 Fat Quarters and a Panel. – ends July 19th.

"Quilty Habit" is having a giveaway of 3 fat quarters. – ends July 19th.

That is all. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

"My Jane" Block E-2


Encouraging words of the day:
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. ~ Galatians 5:13, NLT

Today is One Flower Wednesday.  We’ve been traveling almost all day driving to our little ranch in the Texas Hill Country.  I’m posting late on Wednesday but made of “My Jane” blocks and a couple more US Patriotic hexie flowers.  Here are the two patriotic 4th of July flowers I sewed today:

And here is one of  the“My Jane”  blocks I sewed.  It looks crooked but that’s my lack of photograpic skills.  It’s not that crooked in real life.
E-2

Giveaways I've run into:
"Inch Worm Fabrics" is having a mystery giveaway.  I couldn’t find an end date so just hurry up and enter :)
"Silly Stitching" is having a giveaway of an 18 fat quarter bundle of Minick and Simpson's Christmas Past. – ends July 10th.

That is all.