Thursday, September 30, 2021

QUILTS FROM MY LIST....

 are almost done.  I spent the day yesterday tying the Salt and Sand...and the Orange quilts.

Salt and Sand

Orange Quilt

Today, I'm going to cut fabric for my binding.  While I'm cutting fabric, I'll also cut some muslin for my RSC 2020 quilt.  I've almost got enough to finish this off.  Then starts the embellishing of the blocks.

Tonight I'm going to Book Club...we haven't had a meeting for 3 month.  Really looking forward to this one.  And a new book to read.  We will be reading The Personal Librarian by  Marie Benedict.  You can read all about this book over at Amazon.

As for T.V., I'm still watching CSI Miami.  I really like these crime shows...I've also been watching CSI New York.  Well I guess that's it for today.  Hop over and check out these links.

I Like Thursday

Put Your Foot Down

Needle N' Thread

Hope you all have an awesome.....



Tuesday, September 28, 2021

JUST PICK ONE!!

To-Do Tuesday is hosted my Gail over at Texas Quilt Gal...head over and check out what everyone has on their list.

 

 Last week my To-Do List looked like this....these are the top 12 things I want to get done.  What will I work on this coming week...Get Alexis's quilt to the filmsy stage.

1.  Alexis's Quilt..working on this one now.

2. Candy Hearts....top is done.

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. Strawberry Embroidery..threads and tracing done

10. RSC 2021..progressing

11. National Day Calendar..progressing

12. Sandwich Candy Hearts.

I finished the Candy Heart.....yea, it's a filmsy.

I'll be working off this list for the rest of this year and probably into next year.  I'm trying really hard to NOT start any new projects.

Have an awesome stitching......

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.πŸ˜€  

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.πŸ˜€

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.......



Sunday, September 19, 2021

MAKING PROGRESS......

 I got all the green RSC blocks done, and have one more orange one to finish.  This was my RSC 2020.

You can see my post about HERE.  This is for my bed and this is what I have done so far...


I looks like it's done....but the side by the wall needs a few more rows done.  And of course, when the blocks are finished that I'm working on...I'll have to embellish them.

I made a trip to Hobby Lobby yesterday...I was completely out of black embroidery floss.....now I can finish the embroidery on my Candy Hearts Quilt.  I also bought some muslin and some other stuff I didn't really need...sewing notions are a thing for me...I think I need it all!πŸ˜„

I've already got all the blocks done, just have to put the words on the hearts.

So I've got 2 projects to work on tonight while watching t.v.  Which one to do...

I'm linking up with...

Slow Sunday Stitching

Oh! Scrap

15 Minutes to Stitch

Patchwork Quilts

Have an awesome stitching.....



Saturday, September 18, 2021

WHAT'S COULD BE MORE......

 scrappy than crazy quilt blocks....well, I've been working on my RSC 2020 blocks.  I put it on my bed yesterday to figure out how many more I need..  I need about 4 more rows.  Want to know more about RSC...head over So Scrappy and check it out.


With the help of Linda over at Texas Quilt Gal I got the November and December colors, so I've been working on those...I've 5 Green ones done and started on the Orange yesterday.

Green

Orange

Hope you all have a great Scrappy.......






Thursday, September 16, 2021

LIST OF LIKES......

 Over at Lee Anna's place, Not Afraid of Color, it's I Like Thursday...hop over and see what everyone likes this week. 

As for me,  I've got a short list this week.  I finally got another row on the RSC 2020 quilt top.  Put it on my bed to size it and see how many more blocks I have to make.

It needs about 4 more rows of Crazy Quilt blocks....but, yes I have a but....I know the colors for 2020, except for November and December.  Can anyone help me out with this dilemma???  I would really appreciate it lots. πŸ˜€

Second item on my list is the Salt and Sand Quilt.  It is in the hoop and being tied.  I worked on it this week, but didn't get very far.  I got the four corners of the center square tied.

I've been re-watching CSI on Hulu... I have several streaming stations I watch T. V. on,

 


 I hate watching regular t.v. there are way tooooo many commercials on t.v. to suit me.  I mostly watch Hulu, Peacock, Paramount and Acorn.  They have a lot shows I watch.

I'm still reading The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.  I really like this book!

That's it for today...have an awesome Thursday.


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

IT'S TUESDAY......

 so it's time to post my progress on my To-Do List from last week..To-Do Tuesday is hosted by Linda over at Texas Quilt Gal...hop over and see what everyone has on their list.

Last week's list...

1. Sew another RSC 2020 row on.πŸ‘Ž

2. Make some more String blocks.

3. Start a new embroidery project.πŸ‘Ž

Well, it was a bad week for my list.  But I did get Salt and Sand, and the Orange Quilt sandwiched.  And Salt and Sand is in the hoop and I've started tying it.

I did get a couple more String blocks done.  

Mostly this week I've been working on my Tiny Tile blocks.  I've got a nice little pile of them.

As for the RSC 2020  project....I need to put it in my To-Do Box so I remember to work on it.  Right now it's in another box, clear on the other side of the room...out of site, out of mind I guess.  As for the New Embroidery Project...didn't start a new one, but have been working on my Daisy embroidery.  It's coming along nicely.  Although it has a few boo boo's, but this is learning process for me...learning new stitches and techniques.  I still like the project. and the way it's using blended floss.  If you want to check this out, head over to  Mary Corbet's Needle N Thread...she has a whole series of embroidery projects to work on.

 

 

 

Have an awesome stitching.....


Sunday, September 12, 2021

STITCHING AND T.V.......

 What do you do while your stitching away...watch t.v., videos, listen to music.  I watch t.v. on my computer...I subscribe to several streaming services...I hate watching commercials!  I was working on my Candy Hearts, but ran out of black embroidery floss.  


So I picked up my Tiny Tiles and worked on them.  I've been pulling out some of my scraps of Novelty Fabric to use on these.

I also got my RSC Basket done...Orange.

I got 2 quilts sandwiched and one is in the hoop.

Salt and Sand is in the hoop.

And the Orange Quilt is waiting it's turn to be tied.

 I'm linking up with.....

Slow Stitching Sunday

Oh! Scraps

15 Minutes to Stitch

Patchwork & Quilts

 

Hope you all have an AWESOME....stitching.....