Sew Fun 2 Quilt

Monday, May 10, 2021

Happy Mother's Day!!



You may think I'm a day late with my Mother's Day wishes, but my friend told me this morning that in Mexico today IS Mother's Day.  It's always on May 10th, no matter what day of the week it falls on. 😊

A shout out to my daughter who is the best Mom to our little granddaughter! She will be a Mom of two this summer - we're very excited about that! 



Preschool pictures!  I can hardly believe she's all signed up for kindergarten, starting next Fall!




I did celebrate Mother's Day yesterday!  I have the best kids and I love them all so much! The boys made me breakfast and brought flowers and a lovely card, one daughter gave me my favorite treats for my sewing room (you have to have a treat stash in your sewing room, right??), and my other daughter gave me a game, a Grandmother's journal and a handy dandy kitchen tool!  Oh and my hubby gave me some flowers and some beautiful fabric!  

I had to share this picture just for fun.  On my morning walk I spotted all of these beautiful tulips.... on Tulip Drive!!
Have a great day 😁🌷


Saturday, May 8, 2021

Elongated Swirls

This week's Free Motion Quilting Tutorial was Elongated Swirls. (I actually attempted the Elongated Swirl Chain variation.)  Clearly my swirls need a LOT of work 😬.... Practice, practice, practice, right??

Next week is the last lesson for this panel and it's Paisley Feathers!  Sounds intriguing!



 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

A Great Week for Quilting

It has been a great week for quilting! Yesterday, my miniature quilt group, the Little Bits, met for the first time in a looooooong time.  Some of these ladies I haven't seen in well over a year!  It was SO nice to get together at Kathy's house in Loma.  We had a wonderful time catching up on life and seeing what everyone has been working on.  Sherida made this wooly Hare art piece.


She also made this Lenore Crawford art quilt from a workshop she took through AQUA awhile back.



It couldn't have been more peaceful and relaxing sitting in Kathy's yard.  (We may need to retire to a ranch out in Loma - it's very pretty and quiet there! 😂). The laughing face is because I can't really see myself on a ranch....

We also shared memories of our dear friend June, a long time member of our group who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly just a few weeks ago.  She has quite the sense of humor, so we had some fun stories to share.  The quilt on the table was made by June for Sherida, a few years ago.


Sherida's Aspen quilt, which she said was a kit from Keepsake Quilters.


I'm not sure I've heard of the Eyes of Aspens before - very cool!



93 year old Annie, the fearless leader of the group made these miniature landscape art pieces!  Beautiful!




Kathy painted a barn quilt block for her barn!


And she is working on this beautiful quilt!

Today, I went to Wool Gatherer's at Hi Fashion.  I haven't been to that class in a loooong time either! Catching up with quilting friends two times in one week!  Lucky me! 😊❤️



 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Just Imagine

Here is a sneak peek of a quilt I'm working on.  The pattern by Elizabeth Hartman is amazing!  I love math, but she must be a math genius to figure this out so the pieces fit together so beautifully.  I'm having a LOT of fun making it 😊❤️


And, your happy thought for the day - just imagine this....



 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Progress

I am making progress on my Patchwork of the Crosses (PTOC) quilt.  The appliqué is going pretty quickly in the evenings.  I'm so glad I decided to appliqué them on a block background vs. more hand piecing .😬

It's only Tuesday, so it hasn't been a long week quite yet, but anytime is a good time to go buy fabric, right?? 😁



 

Sunday, May 2, 2021

The Library is Open!

I've always wanted one of these book exchange libraries in our neighborhood.  I love books, and I like passing books along to others, and receiving books passed along to me, so I think these little neighborhood libraries are awesome.  .... We finally got one!  I have to give my husband all the credit for ordering it and setting it up.  Doesn't it look cool?  I'm so excited.  A neighbor already came over and put some books in it.  I hope it gets a lot of good use.  So, if you're in the neighborhood - come on over and see what's in the library!  Hopefully something you'll enjoy reading! Have a Happy Sunday! 😊 



 

Friday, April 30, 2021

Glass, Stripes and Scissors

I am trying to keep up on the 52 week photo challenge with Ricky Tims - so far so good!  These pictures are from the last two weeks and this week.  Above is my photo submitted for Glass.

Below is my photo submitted for Stripes.  Many of you may have this same striped fabric in your stash 😂 I wasn't feeling too creative and this fabric makes a pretty picture!



This weeks challenge was Scissors.  As quilters, we all have plenty of those!  I just played around with a large pair and a small pair.  I wasn't terribly excited about either of these photos, but ended up submitting the one below.  Now that I look at it though, it kind of looks like an angry face! 😠

Oh well, have a great day!!🌷