Sunday, September 26, 2021

STITCHING TIME..........

 Over at Kathy's place, it's Sunday Stitching.  So I'll be stitching today, maybe outside, the sun is shining and the temps are coming up.  It was 49 this morning when I got up.  Just a little to chilly for me.    And what will I be stitching on.  Well, I have a couple projects to work on.😀  

I've got to cut some more strips to put on the border of the Candy Hearts.

I also added a couple for Tiny Tiles to the pile.

I've been working on Alexis's quilt.  When I make a new quilt, I always cut to may pieces, so Alexis's quilt is made with all my extra pieces...I had a heart left over from the Candy Hearts.  So I cut around it....don't worry, the fabric I cut around it goes into my scrap bag, so I decided to put a little embroidery around it.

As for today, I'll be stitching on my Band Sample...I'm using it like a journal of everything that has happened here for 2021.  I've got up to June...now onto July.  That's what I'm working on today.

Hope you all have a great stitching 

I'm linking up with....

Slow Sunday Stitching

Oh! Scrap

15 Minutes to Stitch

Patchwork & Quilts






Saturday, September 25, 2021

SCRAPPY STITCHING......

 I took a break on the Candy Hearts...I have the last row of hearts pinned, then the border goes on.  I'll finish it up tonight.

Over at So Scrappy, its time to show off  your scraps. So I worked on my RSC 2021 blocks.  I need a few more rows to finish this one.  


It looks done, but the side by the wall needs a few more rows. 

I also worked on my String blocks.  I have enough to start putting them together.  As soon as I get them  laid out on my design floor.  Since I've never done a String Quilt I'll have to play around with this one for awhile.  Any suggestions on how to lay it out?  Happy to get suggestions, and thanks for any you give, it's really appreciated. 

Well, that's it for today...


Thursday, September 23, 2021

TIME FOR MY LIKES......

 Lee Anna over at Not Afraid of Color, hosts I Like Thursday.  Head over and check out what everyone is working on.  

Since I took inventory of my To-Do Box....and made a list of projects...you can see that list HERE.  I've decided to work on 1 project a week.  Maybe I'll make some progress if I stick to one.  Anyway, that's the plan.  This week I've been working on the Candy Hearts.  I've got another row on.

I need one more row on the right side, and another row on the bottom.  I've got my hearts all cut and they are ready to be sewed down.  Then comes the embroidery.  I'm hoping I get this to the filmsy stage by next week.  

I finished up the CSI series, the one in Vegas.  Now I've moved on to CSI Miami.  

As for reading....I'm about half way through the book I've been reading for a month.  I seem to have a book lag.  Can't seem to get interested enough to finish this book.

So that is what my week has been. T.V. and working on Candy Hearts.  I am hoping for a better week next week.  I'm linking up with:

Put Your Foot Down

Needle and Thread

Hope you all.....


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

HOW TO TIE A QUILT.....

Linda over at Texas Quilt Gal came by for visit a few days ago.  She asked about tying a quilt.  A few months ago I took pictures of me tying a quilt.  Just in case someone wanted some information on how to do this.  I hope I get the explanation wrote so you all understand this process. 

After I sandwich the quilt top....all pinned down...it's ready to be tied.  So here we go...

The tools you will need:

Sharp larged eyed needle

yarn of your choice

Needle Threader

Needle puller...I strongly suggest you have one of these, when your going into seams, it's hard to pull the needle in and out.

STEPS TO TYING A QUILT

1. pick the spot you want to start.  I usually start in the middle of the quilt and work my way around.  put the needle through the fabric, you will be going in the top...the end of your thread should be on the top.

2. Then from under the quilt, push your needle, close to where the other yarn is, and pull it through.

                                                                                    

3.  Pull the yarn all the way too the top.


 4. Cut the thread so it's about the same length as the other piece of yarn,  Cut a piece of yarn from your ball of yarn about 6 inches long, and lay it between the 2 pieces of yarn.

5.  take the two pieces of yarn, not the middle one, but the two outside pieces, and tie them together, you can pull them snuggly  tight.

6.  Once they are tight, bring the other two pieces together and tie them,

7.  Then take all the pieces together and tie them together.

8. Pull them all together and cut them to the length you want...I suggest at least 2 inch tails .  Any shorter than that and your tie may come undone.

I hope this helps you out.  Learning how to tie a quilt isn't really hard if you know what to do.  I learned in a couple days from a lady that had been quilting her whole life.  It took me a few tries to get it right.  So grab a piece of scrap fabric, sandwich it and practice.😁


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

I FORGOT TO MAKE A.....

 To-Do Tuesday List last week.  I have so many projects to work on, I have a box sitting by my chair that is for that purpose...my To-Do Box.  Everything I'm working on is in this box.  So, whats in my box?   I keep skipping around and don't seem to get any of them done.  So this weeks list is a list of projects I'm working on.  I'm  pretty sure you all have one or more lists floating around.😀

My Box of Projects List

To-Do for September 21 through September 27

JUST PICK ONE!!!!!

1.  Alexis's Quilt..progressing

2. Candy Hearts..progressing

3. String Quilts..progressing

4. Tiny Tiles..progressing

5. Band Sampler..progressing

6. Daisy Embroidery..progressing

7. Grape Embroidery..threads and tracing done

8. Wheat Embroidery..threads and tracing done

9. Wheat Embroidery..threads and tracing done

10. Strawberry Embroidery..threads and tracing done

11. RSC 2021..progressing

12. National Day Calendar..progressing

So this list is why I can't seem to get any one project done.  What's the solution??  Not really sure, I've tried everything to whittle it down, but that's not working, because I want to work on all of them.  Some of the items are near done, some are half way done, and some I have just started working on them.   So I'll pick one to work on this coming week.  See how far I get.  Which one, I'll be working on the Candy Hearts Quilt.

Have a great stitching.......