Thursday, July 9, 2020

LOTS OF STUFF TO SEE.....

I've got a long post....so don't give up in the middle...keep reading!

I'm doing a monthly post on I'm Following A Tree...keeping track of one tree is the idea.  My tree is a big Maple outside the back door.  Not too much going on right now...but yesterday was a little windy...did you know when the wind blows...the leaves on a Maple tree are silver...really..
And don't ask what the yellow thing hanging on the bottom of the tree...I think it's a reflection...I was shooting this picture through the glass.

I've also joined up for a Summer Photo Challenge...the info and list of items are on my side bar...here's a few things I found from the list.
2. Something with a knot...Thread...
3. Something with the colors of your country’s flag...
Yo Yo Quilt
Thursday 13
13 items you need to make a crazy quilt....
1.Scraps of Fabric
2. Hoop
3. Scissors
4. Needles
5. Needle Puller
6. Needle Threader
7. Yarn
8. Thread
9. Beads
10. Ribbon.
11. Lace
12. Buttons
13. Rick Rack

I saw this little guy sitting on the rock wall in the garden...
It's a Chipmunk...we have lots of them here....when the cats don't find them...they scamper around looking for food or just take a few moments to rest....Chipmunks are small, striped rodents of the family Sciuridae. Chipmunks are found in North America, with the exception of the Siberian chipmunk which is found primarily in Asia.

I'm linking up with:
LA Paylor for I Like Thursday!

Hope you have a wonderful....

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

TO-DO LIST.....

To-Do Tuesday








And yes I know it's Wednesday, not Tuesday...I was pretty busy yesterday and didn't get to post my To-Do list...so I'm doing it now.

My list from last week for To-Do Tuesday...
1. Tie Zoe's quilt
2. Make more Crazy Quilt Blocks
3. Work on Cat Quilt...didn't get any Cat Blocks done

I'm still working on Zoe's quilt.  I have 2 more rows to tie...then figure out what color I'm going to use for the binding.  This is my One Monthly Goal  for July.

I've got all my Crazy Quilt blocks caught up for RSC.
January through July...I've also started embellishing them.
I've been working on my Tile blocks...this is the one I'm working on now...it's a 12" block...I like the bigger size as I can put a lot more tiles on it.
My To-Do List for next week....
July 7th to July 13th...

1. Finish tying  Zoe's quilt.
2.  Embellish more of the Crazy Quilt blocks.
3.  Sandwich the Valentine Quilt.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

CHRISTMAS IN JULY....?

I am joining the 1 XMAS ITEM A MONTH challenge....I am always saying I'm going to make a Christmas Quilt, but have never started one...I figure this would be the challenge for me to get one done.  Want info on this challenge...go HERE.   So I've been checking out a few Christmas patterns on line...I don't really like what I saw...so my Christmas quilt will be a hodge podge of patterns I've collected over the years...some will be applique and some will be embroidered.

What I'm working now is trying to catch up with my RSC blocks...the color for July is Dark Blues...I got a couple crazy quilt blocks done last night.
July Block 1
July Block 2
I also put a few more tiles on my block....for my Tile Quilt..
The tile block is what I'll be working on today....
15 Minutes to Stitch tally...
15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
15 minute days/June  = 30/30 days
15 minute days/July = 4/4/ days 
if you can figure out the math...your much better at math than I am.

I'm linking up with....
Life in Pieces
Kathy's Quilts
Quilting is more fun than Housework 
So Scrappy

Hope you all have a wonderful 

Saturday, July 4, 2020

CRAZY QUILT EMBELLISHMENTS........

I've been playing around with the crazy quilt blocks I'm doing for RSC....I've started working on the January blocks, the color is Bright Green...I don't really have lots of green EMBELLISHMENTS.  But I found a few to play with.  I got  2 blocks embellished last night.
Block 1
 Block 2
This is the one I'm working on now....
Block 3
I've also got lots of Dark Blues...that's the color for the July RSC...I'll start working on those next week.
And of course in between working on these crazy quilt blocks, I'm still tying Zoe's Quilt...2 more rows to tie....then comes the binding.
I'm linking up with:
So Scrappy
UFO Busting
FNWF(After)

Hope everyone has a safe and happy....

Thursday, July 2, 2020

SOME OF THIS AND SOME OF THAT.....

Do you have lots of little pieces of fabric...not big enough to do anything with....I started using them to make what I call a Shape Blocks...
Years ago I was participating in the 350 Blocks Projects over at Shelly's place..Prairie Moon....sorry to say I didn't get many done before I gave up....Shelly was also doing something she called...Tile Quilt...This popped into my head a few day ago...so I started browsing around until I found it.  I've decided to do a Tile Quilt out of my tiny pieces of scraps...I can't show Shelly's , but here's mine...
I keep adding pieces until I get the block as full as I want it, then I'll trim it down to a size I like.  I'm going to play around with different background fabrics and see what I can do with them.
Have you been having hot and humid weather?  It's keeping me from working on a quilt I've got in the hoop...it needs tied...having it laying on me is really miserable...We have for the last 2 weeks...High 80's and the humidity has steadily been creeping up.  Today it's 85..but feels like 87...the humidity is at 52% and the dew point is at 65...which all together makes it feel miserable.  I am thankful our air conditioner is working...please excuse the dust!
 I thought I would share some blogs for quilts...you never know you might find your next quilt idea.

1. https://canadianneedlenana.blogspot.com/
2. https://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/
3. http://dreamworthyquilts.blogspot.com/
4. http://dreamworthyquilts.blogspot.com/
5. https://hibiscus-stitches.blogspot.com/
6. https://prairiemoonquilts.com/
7. https://quiltyfolk.blogspot.com/
8. http://www.tishnwonderland.com/
9.  https://stvictorquilts.blogspot.com/
10.http://superscrappy.blogspot.com/
11.  https://snugglesquilts.com/
12. https://livinginrapidcity.wordpress.com/
13. https://humblequilts.blogspot.com/

And this makes me happy every time I glace up...they are sitting on top of my computer desk..I've collected these little toys that my grand kids had at one time or another over the years...I keep adding new ones when the new wears off.  And DON'T look at the DUST...please!
 I'm linking up with...
Thursday Thirteen
Put Your Foot Down
Not Afraid of Color
FNWF


That's it for today...have a great...