Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Perfect Days for a bit of this and a bit of that

Been working on several different projects and so enjoying myself.  Some might think I would get bored - but NO, so many things to "mess about" with.

I finished all the sashing for my Buggy Barn Quilt.  (sorry about the photo - don't know why it is blurry)
With all these different colors and patterns, I'm now stuck about what to do for a border.  HMMMM.

I'm working on a string pieced quilt top, with fellow RVing gal, Michele.  Tomorrow we will meet at the fabric store to think about sashing trianges and borders - as these blocks are set on point.

The club will have an auction on May and this will go on the block, for that.

Also been making more pieces for the latest Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.  She introduced each block, once a week.  Her suggestion was that we make at least a few for each step, so that we would have the idea.  And then go back and complete the requisite numbers of pieces.  So I'm in the "Go Back" place.
this is what it will look like when all assembled from the various pieces.

Been working on something I had seen online.  Kind of crazy but what the heck.  I have simply taken all sorts of orphan blocks and put them together.  It will be weird but why not?

Hope you're having fun, creative days - whatever you are up to.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Here Comes January

Happy 2015 to one and all.  This is going to be a GREAT year, I feel sure.

2014 ended and 2015 began in the same way as it has the past several New Year's.  With a group of friends, we celebrated in Port Townsend, WA - a charming, Victorian small town on the Straits of Juan de Fuca.  Always plenty to do, but we supplement with puzzles and games and great food and great company.

I did, of course, take along 47 gazillion projects to work on and didn't get much of anything done, but it was fun, nonetheless.  Michele and I decided while there that we would make a quilt for our up-coming RV group fund-raising auction.
Something in this vein - a Bonnie Hunter free pattern.  String pieced with blues and some green and tan.  We got together and swapped fabrics so each of us had some of the others.  I have been sewing 6 1/2" squares (sewn on phone book pages - my favorite).  I think I have about 35 done.  It's easy to turn on a movie and just sew,

I also ordered myself a new template to make mini periwinkle blocks

They're pretty cute and not hard to do.  I'm using one of those stacks of pre-cuts that are 2 1/2" square - don't remember what they are called.

We got the downstairs table cleared off and winter Puzzle Season has begun

So on our way!