"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says...."Oh crap! She's up!" Unknown

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Pumpkins, Pumpkins!!

 This year I was invited to join the 
Gridsters Quilting Bee.
There are 12 members from around the country,
but most being in California.
Each month the queen bee for that month
asks the rest of us to make blocks that they have
chosen and given certain specifications to use when making the block.

November is my month and I have asked for pumpkin blocks to be made!
For once, I am so excited for the mail to come,
because I have received THE BEST
pumpkin blocks for my pumpkin patch.
I altered a pattern by Dodi Lee Poulson for Landauer Publishing
(used with permission)
called "Punkin Quilt".
I would link the pattern here, but the pattern doesn't seem
to be available any longer.
So, here are the four blocks I made as an example for my bee mates.


Each bee mate received the pattern traced onto pellon and 
I asked them to just have fun with the block.
By sending the traced pellon,
I was able to give them the altered pattern
and made sure the interfacing was all the same weight.
Here are the pumpkins I've received so far!!

Aren't they fun?!?!?!
I am going to have the best pumpkin patch in town!
Once the last couple arrive,
I'll start trimming and planning how it will go together.
It's so much fun being Queen Bee!!
Happy Quilting!

Thursday, November 17, 2022

I'm Here!

 Okay... where did the month of October go?
And while we are at it, where has the first part of
November gone?
I've been gone here and there during the last month,
but a little has been done in my Hidey Hole.
My son-in-law asked for new pillows for their couch.
I made them 24" pillows a few years ago
and they have changed their color scheme,
so he would like new pillows.
 These will be a Christmas gift for him. 

I was trying to decide on a pattern to use
on fabric weaving.

How fun will this be??

The most frustrating part was trying to get the
bias tape makers to work.
I finally gave up and made the bias ribbon pieces by hand
and then began to weave.

It took a few tries to get the fabric placement to my liking
and once I did that, the weaving went fairly quickly.

This Wefty tool is a life saver with the weaving.

A LOT of pins are used to hold everything in place.
It got to be a bit cumbersome, since I am making
a 24" pillow,
but the weaving was done.

These colors are pretty true.
Now I need to get this quilted and made into a pillow.
I think  I will quilt it with a spiral.
Hopefully this will be done soon!
Happy Quilting!