Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Month 6 & 7...

Patchwork Barn quilt from the Quilt Show. Edyta Sitar’s quilt. 
Month 6 & 7

My basket handles are a little wonky, but oh well.. if I get extra time I will re-do them.

Woo hoo! 1 more month, a set of 3, 3 each and I’m caught up!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Quilt Show...

I am participating in the Quilt Shows block of the month.

Edyta Sitar is the designer/star behind this years quilt.
With moving, my boxes got lost somewhere in storage and I am still not sure I have them all. I found enough to continue on for now.

Here is what I have so far. 

There are 3 of each and a couple were made more than once. The directions were wrong on a couple, so I made them again thinking that it was my mistake, but... it wasn’t. And there are 3 different blocks also each month.

I have just finished month 5.. 3 more to go and I’ll be caught up.

Sunday, August 5, 2018


Moda Blockheads 2...
Here is what I have so far.

I bought the kit from Primitive Gatherings and didn’t receive it till late last week. Almost 5 weeks after I ordered it. So I had to play catch-up this last couple of days.

I am mimicking Lisa’s blocks. She had some issues to deal with the last 2 weeks so she was a little late on posting. I picked out these colors in block above but she did a similar block like the dark one below. So I made one similar to hers also. 

So I have 2 blocks to choose from now. I see where she is going color wise when I see all hers laid out. My one block with off white corners looks out of place. I will hold on to it for future options. There are like 4 shades of fabrics of that yellow/off white in the kit and not sure how she is going to fit them in.  They may fit eventually. 
I have all the directions saved for the splendid sampler block sew along... another free sew along...I may work on those this week. They are on week 8 and this Wednesday #9 comes out.. I better decide quick before I get too far behind.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

I was wrong...

He did it. 37 red, long stem roses!


Wow! Can it really be!?
Happy Anniversary to us... 37 years! Mark always gets me roses every year, enough roses for every year we’ve been married. I don’t expect any this year. With the big move to Texas and both of us getting new cars after selling them before we moved. Plus trying to figure out a new place...
That’s a lot! 
I’m just thankful to be here and starting a new adventure with him! Here’s to another 37 years, Happy Anniversary!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Happy Friday...

These are wild flowers that grow everywhere in Texas.

They look pretty cute to me!
Had the grandson here this week and we had a jam packed week of fun!

Everyday was different...dinosaur world was a hit! Went to Mammoth National Park also.


Swimming... every day...he had a blast.. but I am pooped! I can’t even remember all the things we did..But.... would do it again in a heartbeat!

Monday, July 23, 2018


Here is Trio now that is is quilted.

It is a ‘My Red Door Designs’. Original measurements in pattern are 54X62, but I added on so I could use it on the bed. It now measures 89X104. 

It was a kit. There was enough sashing to make it bigger and I just used scraps in addition for squares that I had in my stash.

And a pieced backing! Oooooo it worked out perfect! Now on to adding the binding and to wash it!

Friday, July 20, 2018

East Terrace House Museum...

Went to a couple of Historic homes yesterday.
The quilts in this house were unbelievable. She said the furniture in this house was the original, I forgot to ask if the quilts came from the families or not also.

Look at this staircase. Leads to the Cupola Room. Mr Mann would use this often to go to the tower to check on his barges on the Brazil’s River and to also check on his cotton plantation.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Journey’s End...

Here’s another finish.

I just love Kim Diehl patterns. Bought this as a kit in California before I left. It was on sale. Gotta love sales. 

Now I am on the search for backing. Gonna try a local quilt shop here in Waco.