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

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The Flock is Home

 My flock of birds has returned home after being
beautifully quilted by Jennifer at 

I took my time making these birds over several months
and finally finished the top last month.
Except for a few of the colorful prints,
all of the fabrics came from my stash.

The black and white sashing really helps the birds to shine.

This pattern was a Block Lotto pattern,
but it doesn't seem to be available there anymore.
There is a tutorial on Missouri Star, however.

Now that these beauties are back home,
I can get moving onto something else.

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Post Surgery

 It has been quite a while since I posted anything here!
Things are happening in my Hidey Hole,
but I can't show them yet.

In addition, I had a carpal tunnel release a week and a half ago,
so that has slowed down the sewing.
I had the forethought to cut a quilt to have ready to sew
after the surgery and I finished that in record time!
I can sew, but it really bothers my hand to cut things.

What am I going to do??
When I moved 2 1/2 years ago, I put some things into the plastic cases
they sell for scrap booking papers and such.
I pulled one of those out and found all of these 1 1/2" strips
I had cut when I made my sister and brother in law a
GINORMOUS log cabin quilt a few years ago.
The fabrics are all reproduction fabrics.... NOT my favorites at all.
I had also sewn a bunch of bits and pieces together into blocks
with no plan in mind.

Out came this box.

Maybe I could do something that wouldn't require a lot of cutting.
String quilts are not my thing, either,
but I could make some string blocks with all of these strips.
Someone would like it!
(I hope!!)
The green strips were pulled out to use for the centers of the blocks.

A bunch can be sewn and then trimmed once it's comfortable for me
to use the rotary cutter again.
I pulled out the blocks I had made and put them up on my design wall.
It looks like someone threw up reproduction fabrics all over the place.
Now what to do with these??

Happy Quilting!


Friday, August 4, 2023

The Flock is Together

 I started this quilt at the beginning of the year
and then put the birds that I had made away.
Some of the birds must have flown south for the winter
and it has taken them this long to come back.  :)

All of the birds are together and sewn into a finished quilt top.

Originally, I had made three bird blocks for the Queen Bee
for the Gridsters and the pattern was free on Block Lotto.
I can't find it there today, but it is on the Missouri Star website

Choosing the fabrics for these birds is so much fun.
The more colorful, the better.
I had the black and white swirls in my stash and love the
pops of color with the cornerstones.

They are all sewn together, so they won't fly away again!
(It's a very dreary day here today, so the photos are a little dark.)
Happy Quilting!