Sunday, February 26, 2023

Sewing: What Else?

 This is a little dolly quilt I made for my friend, Diane Burdin's Birthday. Who can resist a purple basket quilt?
I only had a fat quarter of this fabric but I just had to use it on the back.  It paired perfectly.
It looked very sweet on my little spool doll bed for  a few days.
I'm continuing to work on my Vedderstone Ranch.  Here are the latest houses:  Bunkhouse and Implement Shed.
This is what's on the wall - this is not the layout.
This was an inspiration quilt that I really like.
Last weekend we went to a wedding in Indianapolis by way of Philadelphia (both ways) and I saw this interesting art installation.
We were rushing to our connecting flight so I didn't get to see the information plaque (if there was one).
It looks like found objects maybe.  I wish I had had more time to look at it.  I'm amazed at airport art.  It can be really great!

Linda Swanekamp sent me a photo of her Star Swap Blocks.   Read more on her blog here.  She really went the extra mile making these double stars with lots of great black and whites.  I love it!  Can you spot your stars?
Just when I thought I was done.....I found an arc that needed big stitch.
I love how it looks on the back as well.
As for  sewing today....I'll be sewing the binding down on the Double Wedding Ring quilt!  woo hoo!  

I'm doing well on my Black Films.  I'm concentrating on the top 50.
I'm also working on the Oscar Nominations.  They are always problematic in terms of equality.
Thanks for  stopping by!  Happy Sewing.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Baby It's Cold Outside

I'm glad I don't live in this log cabin - I bet it is drafty!  It is -7 here in Connecticut this morning.  Yikes!

You might have seen this on my social media, but there is a backstory.  I found a UFO block in "Jill Reid's" box of things that I took home after she passed away.  
I was very happy to rework it so I could have it in my House Quilt Along quilt.   I'm making a Ranch that I think I'll call Vedderstone after the TV series Yellowstone which I have loved to watch.

I'm moving right long doing big stitch quilting on Hanna's wedding quilt.  Less than 2 months to go.  It will be done by the end of February.

I've been cleaning out my quilt stuff and trying to get it more organized.  You can tell which color stacks I've sorted.

When I saw Wendy's (The Constant Quilter) blog, it made me think I wonder what is in my little lunch box?
Well bust my buttons, I have circles in mine too!  and they were from wendy!
Hhhmm, what was the plan for these???
Maybe something like this?
Okay, I have to be honest.  I am not loving these.  Maybe that's why they were put away.  I may have 'unsew' these and come up with a new plan.  

My new movie challenge is watch the 100 Best Black Films to celebrate Black History Month.  I've seen several but if I don't really remember it I will rewatch it.   Yesterday I viewed Malcolm X and it was powerful!  Denzel is one of my favorite actors.

It has already warmed up to -4

Stay warm and well!

p.s.  boo hoo, I didn't get my quilt into the Vermont Quilt Festival.  It filled in 30 mins.  I had trouble with their website so I'm on a waitlist.
boo hoo hoo