Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 Starburst QAL.....What's a gal to do....

Block 1a
Block 1b
La Belle Fleur
Even though no one voted as to whether I would give in and start this new QAL, I guess I knew the stars would be calling me.........:)
What's a gal to do!
I'm using this gorgeous bundle so my stars will be in reds, blues, and greens.  I'll use the La Belle Fleur color Pearl for the background.  I sure had a hard time finding yardage in this.  One store still had some.  It's on it's way!!!  Don't tell Big Mickie....giggle.
Starburst Quilt Along
Alison from Little Bunny Quilts is have the QAL.
Whatever Elly is stalking must be good.  She just passed up her mouse.
This will be my 2013 NewFO Challenge
Links for today.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
WIPs on Wednesdays

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Applique Tuesday

Shocking I know, but it is in the hoop.  I've actually hand quilted a little of my special stitch.  I call it the Morse code stitch.  Some of you will remember that I perfected this particular stitch on my Mom's quilt shown on the header.
Dot, dot, dash, dot, dash
:) :)
All that work, and it doesn't even show...yikes.  This quilt may end up on the machine, but that really scares me.
A little bit of sunshine today that made me smile.
I totally love that little print.  There is another one on the other side of the big window.
I found the prints for 99 cents each at Ikea and framed them.
I look at them everyday.  They make me happy.
Links for today
Applique Tuesday
Fresh Poppy Design
Sew Cute Tuesday
WOW...that will be lots of eye candy to check out today.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

2013 Stash Buster, and I've Lost My Mind!

Block 8
2013 Stash Buster
I was so sure I blogged about this block. Looked all through my blog and wasn't there.  Maybe I dreamed it.
Block 9 is already up at Linda's, so we know what I'll be doing today.
I rarely post photos of myself, but what the heck.  Here's me and my twin (GRIN).  I'm at HogEye Festival in Elgin, Texas.  The weather was cool enough for me to go outside.
Enjoy your Sunday.
stitch by stitch
Boms Away

Friday, October 25, 2013

Now Don't Faint......

C -8 Hani's Crown
....I sewed a Dear Jane block.
I had forgotten how small these little jewels were. 

Baby Lock Melody Sewing Machine

I've almost worn my current machine out.  Look at this cutie.  She's called Melody and I want her to be mine.....:)  She has a precise 1/4 foot.....alrighty that's for me.....and room to quilt.

OHHHHHHH NOOOOO A QAL with knees are getting weak....giggle

Starburst Quilt Along
Little Bunny Quilts is having a QAL
It looks Gorgeous.  You might want to check out the buttons on the right.  Sometimes I add QALs even if I can't participate.
You all know how I love stars.  We should take a vote to see if I can resist 'starting' this one, and another vote 'that if I do' will I finish it.
There is also a Flickr Group called Star Burst Paper Piecing

Hexie Friday....Sweet Angel

I finished last weeks Stars and started some more orange yellows.

My multi-talented cat Elly can also balance a checkbook.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

2013 Designer Mystery and I Spy

Block 5
2013 Designer Mystery from the Fat Quarter Shop
OMGosh!  She found me again.  Even Daddy can't protect me from that flashing light.

Intently Observing Nature

Sorry Elly is just looking at a snack.
Good Day to everyone!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ben, Ben Where Have you Been.....

Block 15
I actually thought this block would never see the light of day.  It still has 'mistakes', but not as many as I started with.  I finally paper pieced it, and it still kicked my booty.
Ben Franklin Mystery Quilt
However in spite of my shortcomings, I'm still enjoying this QAL mystery at
Fresh Poppy Design

Sunday, October 20, 2013

2013 Stash Buster and Lazy Bones

Block 7
2013 Stash Buster
Linda post new blocks on Sundays
I got absolutely no help from my partner in crime in the sewing room today.
Elly never crawled in bed last night.  This morning the rug by the front door was overturned, and her toys were all over the living room.  Yep....I think she stayed up all night.  She slept all morning and woke up about 2:30 to clean herself.
I might have to hire a new quilting cat.....giggle.
stitch by stitch
Boms Away

Friday, October 18, 2013

Hexie Friday

My poor star flowers were so ignored this week.  If that wasn't insulting them enough, I sewed one of the striped petals on backward.
   Just look at that! 
Hope I get these finished by next Friday. 

I sure hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Supersized Patchwork Stars Flimsy....

Jumping up and down for my finished flimsy!
SuperSized QAL
Brought to you by Little Miss Shabby.
I'll be linking up with Anything Goes Mondays
stitch by stitch

Sunday, October 13, 2013

2013 Stash Buster.....

Block 6
2013 Stash Buster at
Another fun block with my Sun Print Feathers.
Yes, I've starting to really like this fabric, and I ordered some more.
Don't tell Big Mick and cross your figures it's delivered on Golf Day.
There's that flashing in my eyes again.  Can't a cat take a nap!!
I'll be linking this up on Monday at What a Hoot Quilts
Boms Away

Friday, October 11, 2013

Hexie Friday.......and Mr. Polar Bear

Stitched a few more yellow hexagons.  This time with a few stripes.

I really enjoyed this video!  Too fun.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

SuperSized Stars.....

Block 4
SuperSized Patchwork Edition
Quilt Along
SuperSized QAL

Tuesday Links
Fresh Poppy Design