Monday, 31 August 2015

This are small cards that I made with doodles and tangles and I hope to use them on cards for gifts.
Yet another craft I enjoy to fill my time.
Try out a local gym today to see if we want to commit to getting into better shape.  Also did a bit of 
purging in my sewing room after we got home.  It's a very slow job.  Took time to cut out some circles in denim for a cathedral window quilt.  It is a little hard on the hands so I have a lot of circles drawn on the denim and cut a few at a time.  At present i am cutting 6 inch and 4 inch circles.  Each fit at different points on the pant legs.
While I guess that is my news for today.
Happy quilting and crafting to all in the blog world.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Hip to be square rag quilt and DFG sewing day in my home

These are the front and back of a challenge piece I made that was on Pat Sloan's site.  The challenge was called Hip to be square.  I decided to  make a rag quilt with the blocks. I had 2 rows together before I noticed that the rag part was on what was to be my back.  So I left it that way.  The back is fleece material I picked up at a thrift store. This is as far as I got it for the challenge.  Need to make it a little bit bigger and then it could be a baby quilt
  Had a good day today sewing.  I have been volunteering my time to a charity called Days for girls.
They made sanitary pads/shields  for women in countries that have to stay home for work or school when they have there period because they don't have any product to use so they can leave the house.
  This was a small turn out today but we managed to make 40 ties for the kit bags and got labels sewn onto 44 of the kit bags.  Since there were only 2 of us I think we did ok.  After Elaine left I took everything back to my sewing room and sergered  both sides of another 14 bags.
  Happy quilting everyone.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Pat Sloan's mystery quilt….Vacation 2015

Well here it is Aug. 26 already.  Above photo are the first 5 blocks of the Pat Sloan mystery
called "Vacation"  I have 2 more done but they are photographed separately.  This will be a charity quilt for my guild when I get them all done and together.

Here are 6 and 7.
I am holding my second sewing day for Days for Girls, in my  home tomorrow.
First on was great with 6 ladies sewing and ironing and working on kit items from 10 to 3pm.
I haven't had as much time over the summer as I had hoped to work on items but my time is a little 
more my own in the next few weeks so I will see how much of my supplies I can get sewn. It always
goes faster with help.   So Happy quilting to all for now. Hopefully I am back soon with another entry.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Cdnquiltswappers mystery quilt 2014

This is a mystery quilt top from CanadianQuiltswappers an online group I belonged to for a long time. Got this far in 2014. Haven't decided what I will do now.  If I will make it bigger or quilt it as a tablecloth?

I had to start a new blog as the old one will not let me post anymore.  I will try to be more regular with my quilt posting.  Hard to believe that the summer is almost over already.
Happy quilting everyone.

Monday, 3 August 2015

5 strip pieced block

 This is a block using 5 - 1 1/2 inch strips.

Made a table runner with blocks

 Two different layouts