Sunday, May 28, 2017

I KNOW IT IS SUPPOSE TO BE--

A RED WHITE AND BLUE WEEK END--
but--
I was into green--
for this months color and got the bird block done--
I think????
I have a very 'fat' bird--
or maybe she is just gettin ready to lay some eggs to hatch for some babies--
This was my 'guide' for designing my green bird--
you can see the pencil marks--
I am pretty sure this green bird was a paper pieced one--
I just used it for a guide to make mine--
SOOOO--what do you think--
does she pass for a scrappy bird--
or do I need to work on her????

And here is the green scrappy string block that goes with her--
So now I am caught up with this months color as I already did the cat and the log cabin blocks in the green--so will be waiting to see what next months color will be--

Am suppose to go to my daughter's neighborhood picnic today--
but we also have alot of smoke in the area due to close by wild fires---
yep--still not enough rain to keep away the wild fires--
even inside it is really bad here today--?????

ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI

Friday, May 26, 2017

MY WORK OUT TODAY--

I felt that I should really work on this month's bom's--
BUT--
I had a project half done --
and was tried of moving the 'parts' to it each time
that I needed to work on something else--
SO--
I sat down and finished that one--
Someone posted  this Churn Dash block a couple weeks or so ago--
and I really liked it--
then I found the fabric line that I had gotten for a gift and decided to use that to make me some Churn Dash blocks--
You can remember that I showed you these blocks a big ago--
before the last parts were stitched onto it--
The teal and the mauve fabrics that I used for the Churn Dash part had birds on it--
but if you notice--
I was very careful to have all my birds flying correctly on each block--
it took some planning in the cutting--then some thinking when sewing so that none of my birds
were flying upside down or backwards--

Now I have 2 things I need some help on--
First still trying to decide what to embroider on the blank block--
one thought I had was to do--Enjoy the moments in Life--
as that has been my saying this year--
what do you think--or do you have a good saying????
AND
which fabric would you chose for lattice--
The green--
Or the teal with roses--
Or none--
I am thinking I like it without any--(go back to the first photo)
and to just sew the blocks together--
then figure out borders --?????
Sooo here is your chance to give me your 2 cents again--
love it when you do that!!!!!
Back to work --Di!!!!

        ENJOY THE MOMENTS-DI

Thursday, May 25, 2017

OK-RAISE YOUR HANDS--

If you knew that Di would have to fix the boo-boo's????
Cause you were right--
First thing after breakfast--
I grabbed the seam ripper and started ripping--
started on the right side of the quilt--
those 2 dark squares together drove me 'nuts'
(ok--we know I am already nuts--so nutter!!!)
Ok now the upper right hand corner is the correct way it should be--
but now we still have a problem on the bottom row--
Soo--after lunch out came the seam ripper and we ripped the bottom row off--
and did some adjustments and --
Annnd---looky here--
it is now perfect--
no two whites or no two colors are together--
and I survived ripping out 'half' the top--
but I feel sooo much better now!!

And I did get this months wool pattern traced onto freezer paper--today--
I now have to get busy on the rest of this month's bom's --
or I will be getting behind--

              ENJOY THE MOMENTS-DI

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

PROGRESS --


And I got this weeks step done on the Kitchen quilt--
I loved making this border--was fun sewing all those 2" squares into 4 patches--
Just had a bit of a problem in the upper right hand corner and the lower left hand corner--
but no matter which way I turned the corner blocks I could not keep the pattern going--
so I finally decided I would go with it--
as isn't the rule--that no quilt be perfect--that there has to be some 'mistake' in the quilt--
so this one is mine--all mine!!!!!


But first the good news--
it is raining out there my friends--
nice steady rain--oh how we have needed some rain!!!
I hope we get enough that we get the 'pond' back and maybe some ducks will come--
and maybe there will be some baby ones tooo---
I just know that all the plants and flowers and trees are happy dancing right now!!!

               ENJOY EVERY MOMENT-DI

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