Need to look up these blocks

There are a series of applique blocks that are done with cats made into veggies.  I bought several a couple of years ago on vacation and need to look and see how many I have.  I never realized she did 31 different veggies.   Others look more like veggies.  I think this one was brocolli.  Not sure.



Isn’t She Beautiful

Hope she doesn’t get mad I added her picture to my blog.  This is my sister Jill.  She’s even more beautiful on the inside as she is on the out.    She just amazes me with her strength and attitude towards life.  She’s like the person I wanna be when I grow up.


Start of a Wonder

HA-HA.  New quilt I’m starting is called a one block wonder.  Seems like all I post about are my pups, jeep or quilting but that’s pretty much my life.    I just cut out the pieces for a one block wonder and it’s another of those quilts I put off making because it was too time consuming and looked difficult.  So here we go.  These are my hexies cut out.   I have to sew half then lay them all out and sew the rows.    It’s all made with just one fabric.   Mine isn’t going to have a lot of different colors but it’s the first one so I can learn from here.


Jeep’s will make you broke

Well, finally found someone that could fix the 4 wheel drive on my jeep.   Thank you Gearzhead in Zephyrhills.   She’ll have her new front driveshaft installed on Monday and should be ready to roll.  Let’s just plan it being her last repair for a while.   I still love driving her though.  Nothing like taking off the top and the doors and letting the wind flow over you.  You don’t even care it’s so hot you almost melt.



After finally deciding I loved Wess’ idea on the name for my jeep, she went to Webster Saturday and had her name put on.  I love the little witches he added on each end.    And, I think I finally found someone to fix my driveshaft.  Will know later in the week.



The ladies asked if I could begin with my blue fabric as they haven’t seen one done in this fabric so tonight I am hoping to at least get the repeats cut and layered evenly.  This will be my beginning fabric and it works out great as it’s the first fabric I purchased with the plan to make this quilt.



One Block Wonder

In my quest to increase my quilting skills I did break my no buy for one fabric.   I purchased the One Block Wonder books years ago and put off making one as it seemed time consuming and difficult.  So this is the fabric I ordered for my one block wonder quilt.  You need 6 of the exact fabric pieces so instead of trying to get exact on my first try, I ordered 6 identical panels.  Pretty soon I need to stop and quilt the tops I have ready.

choice 2

Wow that took a while

Starting in June, I am working to see how many quilts I can finish without buying fabrics.  My goal is also to push myself to learn new techniques and forge ahead into more difficult quilts along with finishing planned or started projects.

So, this past weekend I just grabbed the first project that was in my started/planned closet.  It’s a blooming nine patch that I started years ago.   I made the pieced blocks a few years ago and packed it away as I realized it was sewn in diagonal rows and I struggle with keeping those organized and the end triangles turned in the right direction.   Not to mention, it had to all be laid out at once before you could sew the rows.  So I pulled it out, cut my 150+ solid squares and started laying it out.  First I spent a half hour or so laying it out on the bed to find it wasn’t a large enough space.  I moved it to the floor and it took over 2 hours as I had to move it twice to fit in the area I had to work with.  Next I sewed both the corners of the quilt and I am pleased to say I only had to unsew 3 of the end pieces because I turned them the wrong way.

I took a break to make dinner and failed to close the door so of course Merlin found the pieces and rolled around in them before I found him.  Shannon was kind enough to crawl around on the floor with me and it took us 45 minutes to rearrange the rows.   I stayed up till after midnight Sunday piecing the final rows as I was not going to lay them out again.  Still needs borders then to be quilted but here’s my progress so far.

Merlin – My little love baby

Merlin is my mostly quiet one.  He’d be happy to just sit on your lap and love you forever.   I worry sometimes because he seems depressed and he hides in a corner of the bedroom.  I’m hoping it’s just a phase and passes once baby dog gets a little older and less crazy.   This is Merlin’s new sleeping habit.