Tuesday, October 26, 2021


 My To-Do Tuesday list from last week.

1. Tie the Candy Hearts Quilt👎

2. Cut binding for Candy Hearts.👎

3.Make some more blocks for Alexis's Quilt

I didn't do very well this week.  The Candy Hearts quilt is in the hoop, but that's as far as I've made it.  No tying or binding cut.

I've been working on Alexis's quilt.  I ran out of the green fabric I was using....see my post on that HERE.

I decided to continue with the green, but a different color of green.  I'll mix these into the quilt so it doesn't mess with my rows too much.  I've got the last 2 rows cut and pinned, ready to applique.  Then I have some embroidery to do on the blocks.

I went to the library yesterday....and got soaked.  It was raining and my umbrella came up missing.  I was on a list to get The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller.  It's my Book Clubs choice for October.  And my book club meets next week....so I need to read this book fast.  I'm playing along with Teaser Tuesday.  Here is my teaser....

"I drop my bathrobe to the ground and stand naked at the water's edge."

Next week's To-Do List....is a repeat from last week.

1. Tie Candy Hearts

2. Cut binding for Candy Hearts

3.  Work on Alexis's Quilt.

You all have a........


Sunday, October 24, 2021


 I was moving along with making blocks for Alexis's quilt.  I had 5 and  a half rows done.  And.....what is this....I'm out of the green I've been using.  So I pieced some of the pieces I had to get my 6 rows.  But as you can see....it's still toooooo short for a twin size bed.

 It needs 2 more rows....ummm what to do.  Well, let's think about this....I could add a row to the top and bottom that has a different color...or put lots of borders on it, but I don't really want to do that.  I think I'm going to go with my first choice....using the white on white and a different color for the blocks.  Maybe blue would work????  I'll have to lay it out to see what it looks like.  I know, once it's done, it will have a border around it.  I've already got the fabric cut for that.  

I've added a few more String blocks to my pile...I really need to get back to working on this.

I also worked on my Band Sampler a couple days this week.  Last time I showed it, I was at the orange Sheaf Stitch.

Now I need to figure out what to do for July.  This is a personal journal Band Sampler I'm working on.  It's my account of the 2021 year.  Well, I guess that's it for now.  I'm linking up with these folks...so head over and check out what everyone is working on.  Have a lazy stitching....

Slow Sunday Stitching

Oh, Scrap!

15 Minutes to Stitch

Patchwork & Quilts

Saturday, October 16, 2021


 Hi everyone, 

Hope you all are well...not me.  I've caught a cold.  The grands got it first, the first week of school.  Now it's spreading to the rest of us.  

What have I been working on....Alexis's quilt. .RSC 2021, and my National Day Calendar Block.  I've got 2 blocks done for Alexis's quilt.  A couple Jar blocks.

This jar is a little wonky, but it's ok with me.  I also got my green RSC basket block done.

And my National Day Calendar block done.  October 1st was International Coffee Day.  So I made a mug.

That's about it....haven't started tying the Candy Hearts, but it's in the hoop...hope to get to it this coming week, along with cutting the fabric for the binding.  Hope you all have an awesome sewing Saturday.  

I'm linking up with:

So Scrappy

Tuesday, October 12, 2021


is hosted over at Texas Quilt Gal...head over and see what everyone's To-Do list for this past week.

As for my list...I did pretty good this week.

1.  Work on Alexis's Quilt.

2.  Sandwich Candy Hearts and cut binding.

3.  Put a few more stitches into my Band Sampler.

1. I have 4 rows of Alexis's quilt done...just have to lay it out on the bed to see how much more I need to get it done.  Then decide what color to make the strips between the rows. 

After seeing the quilt laid out...I don't think I'll put strips between the rows.  Now I just need more blocks.

2.  I got the Candy Hearts quilt sandwiched and in the hoop.  I'll start to tie it  this week.

3. The Band Sampler got a few more stitches.  I'm working on the orange row at the bottom.  The stitch is called Sheaf Stitch.  When I need names of embroidery stitches, I head over to Sharon's place, Pintangle.  She has a stitch dictionary.  Plus lots of embroidery related "stuff".  You should check her place out.  My row of Sheaf Stitch is a little off, but this is what a Band Sampler is, learning new stitches and experimenting with the stitches. 

What I need to work on this coming week.

1. Tie the Candy Hearts Quilt

2. Cut binding for Candy Hearts.

3.Make some more blocks for Alexis's Quilt

Have a great sewing day....


Monday, October 11, 2021

TWO DONE......

 Last nigh I finished the Salt and Sand quilt and the Orange Quilt.  They are sandwiched, tied and binding on...Last night I put the Labels on.  So I'm linking up with Monday Making.  Hope over and see what everyone is working on.

Salt and Sand

The back of Salt and Sand

The Orange Quilt

The back of Orange Quilt 

I also sandwiched Candy Hearts....it is in the hoop waiting to be tied.

I also worked on Alexis's quilt.  I need 2 more blocks, then I can start laying in out, so see what more it needs.  Alexis's quilt is made up of extra applique pieces I had left over from other quilts.  This block is a left over from the Candy Hearts quilt.

Hope you have great day!