Monday, December 31, 2018

Good Fortune Part 6

Well, I'm not finished with Part 6, but I've made good progress.  I finished Part 5 and I think I'm doing pretty good considering I had to catch up and I've been at work all week.

Part 6 progress shot:
I'm going to go to Texas tomorrow to help Mom as she broke her leg and can use a little assistance, so I will be back sewing in a week or two.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Good Fortune Catch Up Time!

Wow! With the holidays and visiting family I became a little behind on the Quiltville Mystery Good Fortune! I knew I would have to wait to catch up, and thankfully Parts 2-4 were not too complicated. I know this project is not a race, and I will not be upset if I am a bit behind. I chose a Christmas fabric color scheme.

Part 3: I wonder what Bonnie has planned for those bonus half square triangles?


Part 4: I love string piecing!
Next up: Part 5!!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Good Fortune!

Wow! Where has fall gone???  I have been so busy here in Crazy Sue land, but I am still knitting and quilting.

I couldn't resist---I HAD to join the Bonnie Hunter Quiltville Mystery--Good Fortune. Yeah, I really should be working on UFO's, but I knew if I didn't do it I would suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out). Just do it.

I wasn't wild about the color palette, so I decided to try using Christmas fabrics. I have a whole box. Once I got started playing in my box of fabrics, I realized that many were lots of colors and patterns that would not "read" well as red, green, or yellow, but would just look like a jumble of patterns and colors, so I made a quick trip to the quilt shop for a little stash enhancement. ;)

Part 1 was red and white four patches. I'm glad Bonnie went easy on us!

Part 1 is done! ready for Part 2.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Quilt Show Weekend

This weekend we went to the Pinebelt Quilt Show in Hattiesburg, MS. I entered two quilts and was thrilled to find out both received honorable mention. 
"Too Much Yellow" was my versions of Bonnie Hunter's "On Ringo Lake" mystery. I added the nine patch square border.

My "Susan's Splendid Sampler" also won honorable mention.  It was from Pat Sloan's Splendid Sampler I. 

I managed to get a Splendid Sampler II block done yesterday. It was a cathedral window block designed by Jenny Doan.  It was quick and easy--instant gratification. 

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

It's October Already???

Wow!!!  I completely missed September!! I didn't stop knitting or quilting, just forgot to sit still long enough to post on the blog.

I finally finished Modern Wrapper Fine, in Brooklyn Tweed Loft. I had never used this yarn before, and wanted to try it. I think I started this over a year ago. It was not difficult, but I set it down a couple of times and forgot about it. Last month I just picked it up and dove right in. I guess I was finally ready to work on it.

Then ..... I lost in the game of yarn chicken!! I had about 20 rows left on the second sleeve and ran out of yarn. RATS!!!  I was able to order more yarn, but it was a different dye lot. When I first looked at it, I thought it was a hair thicker and slightly lighter in color, but now that it is knitted, I (or anyone else I've asked) can't tell which sleeve I used the new skein on.

I'm really happy with it and can't wait for cooler weather so I can wear it. I think I will soak it again and see if it will soften up--the yarn is a bit scratchy, but it will be fine since it will be the outer layer.


Monday, August 20, 2018

Catching Up!

Wow!! Where has the summer gone?? I was pretty much offline for 3+ weeks for our wedding and honeymoon.  I'm still trying to catch up with everything, but it's all good.

I've been trying to catch up with Splendid Sampler II. I'm only behind by two blocks now, I think.
After I trimmed the"Flowering Tree" paper pieced block I measured and saw it is not quite 6.5".  I forgot to check the printed version before I started, and it is slightly smaller. I think it will be fine when I put all the blocks together, I just need to pay attention when I assemble the blocks. I completely forgot to check the scaling when I printed. Rats! I need to pay attention next time.

I'm hoping to sew two blocks by Thursday so I will be caught up by the time the next block is released. 

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Monday, July 2, 2018

This N That

I dove in and started Pat Sloan's Splendid Sampler II Quilt Along.  I really enjoyed the first Splendid Sampler, so I knew I wanted to make the second one also. There are twenty 6-inch blocks , one block per week. Twenty blocks is manageable, right? You can find the Splendid Sampler II here. The blocks are designed by a team of designers, and there are several different techniques; piecing, paper piecing, applique, and embroidery. They also provide links for instructional videos.  I even have a place to hang this when it is finished--I think it will be a perfect fit on the quilt rack in the kitchen.
Here are my first two blocks:
I still need to finish block 3-Clamshells.  Hopefully I can sit still long enough to finish in the next day or two. 

I'm also in clean up mode---my family is coming to visit for our wedding (yes, ME!!) in three weeks and I really need to get control of my sewing room mess. I'm donating extra "stuff" to our guild's next quilt show boutique. I have a box in the closet to collect those things as I come across them. I'm  placing books and magazines that don't really interest me right into the box. I'm deconstructing some items---purses and blocks I made as class samples or things I didn't really like. I'm returning the scraps to my scrap bin. It is really quite satisfying to take something apart and put the pieces away.

I'm also recycling patterns that I printed and don't really want or need, and I'm placing loose patterns with the notebook--maybe one day I'll actually place them IN the notebook, but for now that's as close as I'm going to get.

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