Block 4, Set 5

20150331_065622Happy Dance!! Block 4 of Set 5 is done 😀  It turned out pretty well me thinks!  A few zigs when there should’ve been a zag, but that’s okay – no puckers and I’m good with that!  I can deal with a few flat spots in my arcs.  As far as I’m concerned it adds character and this quilt is going to have a lot of character LOL.

My greens are getting to be slim pickings so I’ll be making some more.  I’ve done some research on resist dyeing with wax and glue.  I’ll be using yellows, oranges and reds I think for the backgrounds and then use various shades of green over it with maybe cats or butterflies or maybe some abstract designs or see what I can find in the house to use as a stamp.  I’m getting geeked just thinking about it.  I need to remember to pick up some puppy training pads for protection for my table.  I used them the last time – they are great as they are waterproof and totally disposable and I can get them at the dollar store . Even better.  So my three days off which start after I finish work tomorrow night will be filled with fabric dyeing and sewing!  WHEEEEEEEEE

3 More Beauties

20150330_04243220150330_042442Even with not feeing great, I managed to get 3 more blocks done of my beauties. Only one more block to finish this set and then I have 6 of 10 sets finished.  I’ve not had anymore issues with crimps or crinkles on the curves since I started to work from the outermost edge.  This last set is driving me a bit buggy – there’s so many different sections and only so many colours LOL.  While all the colours work well together, doesn’t mean that the ones I pick at that instance will work  Continue reading

Quilty Bits

20150328_183159.jpgWhile I’ve not sewn a stitch in about a week, I’ve had quilty bits n pieces this week. Which is almost as good LOL  Last month you may remember me talking about a sewing frenzy and that there were prizes involved.  Lucky me won the block of my choice from one of the ladies..  After some thinking I decided on a paper pieced mariner’s star. Linda (the lady that I won the block from), wasn’t so fond of paper piecing, but she was game and I sent her the pattern I’d been saving for a mariner’s star wall quilt.  I received my block last week and she did a fantabulous job!!! I’ve several ideas – I’m thinking about mirroring the quarter sections of the star in the corners, or doing smaller stars scattered in the background, smaller stars of other types – I’m not sure and I so want to do this block justice.  I just love it!!  SO the possibilities are endless – just to decide on one .. that’s going to be the hard part hahaha  And I’m going to love figuring it out.  I’m grateful that Linda decided to try paper piecing one more time.  We’ve both benefited from this – me more so!

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Weekend Frenzy ish

20150322_184829This weekend was scheduled as a loosely organized sewing Frenzy on one of my lists.   Mostly just a sewing weekend of checking in with one of my quilt lists.  I didn’t do to much today – mostly inclined to do nothing LOL … It happens on occasion and this was one of them.  I did manage to get five blocks done Saturday and I feel pretty good about what I did.  The latest set is going to be a challenge to me for the inner section. Continue reading

Challenge Accepted

10547703_10152604796578628_7512077994601538049_nI think this is a good idea!  A girl friend and myself are going to try this day by day.

I do yoga for exercise and stay fit and in tune with my body and mind.  Also to try and destress myself and find inner peace – this just might be the next step up in my yoga journey

So starting tmrw, I’ll do my damnedest to not say one negative thing.  Not even to complain that I’m tired.  Should be interesting to see how we do 🙂

Anyone else for this challenge???

Tippy Top Down

20150319_040719By golly it bloody well worked. I was more than a bit sceptical that this would work – mind you I’m tickled pink that it worked!! That means that my blocks will be just fine!!! OH HAPPYDANCE!!!  I’ve managed to frog and re-sew 3 blocks and only one block needed to have new pieces cut for the arcs so far. I was not about to frog the pieced arcs .. oh hellz no!!!  Just the thought of that is enough to give me the uber heebie jeebies.   Continue reading