Monday, July 27, 2015

Design Wall Monday 7-27-2015

Here's what's on my design wall today: 
From top left to right -- a half dresden plate and two stars that are part of a Row x Row from 2014. The 10 bright blocks will be turned into the retreat planner for a drawing during the October retreat I go to.  I really like how these turned out.  I may make some more to make a donation quilt. 

Check below to see a full picture of the triangle blocks.  These were from a Brown Bag challenge at Country Piecemakers last year.  I'm going to quilt it up and donate it to one of our charities, probably the nursing home. 
On to my goals.  I was careful about how many goals I listed this past week.  And lucky me, I worked on all of them. 

Week of July 20, 2015
Get Kay’s top quilted and returned
Possible babysit Ellie
Work on a 2014 Row X Row
Finish several blocks for retreat lotto√, and FCQ Equilter 

And now for this week's.  I'm happy I'll be home most of the week. 
Week of July 27, 2015
Trim and bind table runner
Load and quilt handprint quilt
Finish 2 more 2014 Row X Row sections
Quilt triangle quilt

Work on aprons for grands

I'm linking up with Monday Making and Design Wall Monday

Happy Quilting All! 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Go Box!

Do you have a Go Box? What, you ask, is a Go Box?  To me it is a project I can grab and go and know that for the most part I have things I can sew.  I was up babysitting Ellie because Aimee was out of town for work and not sure when she was coming back and Kevin was joining Pat and Brian at the beach house.  They were going deep sea fishing.  So, I grabbed a sewing machine and its box of accoutrements and one of my project boxes.

Here's the details of my "Go Box."  I have several plastic Artbin boxes I purchased from JoAnn Stores when they were half price. I keep current projects in the boxes so that I can just grab and work on a particular project.  Currently, Bonnie Hunter's mystery, Easy Street, from a couple of years ago is in 2 of the boxes.  One has all the pieces I've made, up to clue 7.  The other has the leftover fabrics.  I decided just to take the units box and see what I could do with it.  Hum, not as much as I thought.  I was able to piece one section of a finished block.  I had also put in a few other small projects which I did first. I'm happy to report I have 10 lottery blocks done for the October retreat.  

Here's part of one block.  I like that gray with it.  Except that's the ironing board.  Not to worry, the next pieces are black and white units and somewhere in this quilt there is some gray.  These colors really have a lot of zing!  If I finish this quilt before November I might start the new mystery that Bonnie Hunter starts every Thanksgiving.  We'll see.  

Ellie was a lot of fun to be with although, I did take her to day care.  She wore me out!  I wish I had half her energy.   Here she is being her cute self! 

And now the vacationing men .... 

This is the fish dinner we enjoyed.... Pat and I shared this one little fish with fresh homegrown tomatoes and a roll. (It was very tasty but I was still hungry after eating it!) We have quite a few more fish to enjoy.  I've never had such fresh fish. 

That's it from me today.  I'm linking up with Fabric Frenzy Friday.

Happy Quilting All! 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Design Wall Monday 7 - 20 - 2015

Not a productive week here. Maybe it was more the need for some down time after the week of traveling. 

Here's what I finished.  This little dress is going to Natalie for her birthday.  All I had left to do was sew the ruffle on and add the bit of elastic at the back which I did last night. The pattern is Party and Play by Olive Ann Designs.

I did quilt one donation baby quilt but i'll share that when it is finished.  Neither of these were on the goals list but that happens sometimes. 

Here's where I stand with last week's goals. 
Week of July 13, 2015
Pick and begin sewing a 2014 Row by Row Nada
Put together the triangle blocks √ started
Work on the cross stitch a bit
Decide on pattern for quilting Trip Around the World and start if possible Nope
Make some blocks for FCQEquilers – Joan’s. Yikes didn’t do this either

And for this week: 
Week of July 20, 2015
Get Kay’s top quilted and returned
Possibly babysit Ellie
Work on a 2014 Row X Row
Finish several blocks for retreat lotto, and FCQ Equilter

Happy Quilting All!