Saturday, 16 October 2021

Orange Sewing and Much More

Are you tired of hearing about the Hole in the Barn Door? Well, your misery is almost over, lol. 

More sashings were done...

... only three more to go. Yay! 

The assembling process has begun. 

Not sure what has happened at this intersection but no amount of pressing will flatten this out. The seam ripper rescue team has been called. 😋

And then... 

Hole in the Barn Door is a top! 

There are so many fabrics in here. One day, I'll sit down and count the pieces ... Buhahahaha! 
Do you see circles? When I look at one block, I see circles in the corners of the block. I didn't know it would do that. It's cool. 

I am using my DS2's empty room as a photographing room. All my pictures were dark because it is raining again here. Then it dawned on me - I have a vacant room with two fluorescent lights! Awesome! It was my sewing room when the boys were small. Now, one boy has left the nest. Sigh! 

Mommy, where is E? 


As I connected the last rows together, I did this little sewing machine as a leader-ender. 

It is so fun, I want to make some more. It's a free pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop. It comes in different sizes and I did the 6" one. I don't know why it looks so crooked in the photo. 

But before I embark on anything, I need to clean the mess a crumb quilt can leave behind. 

It needed lots of variety of colours and prints. Every bags of little pieces I have are present or emptied on the cutting table. At the top right you can see that even the drawer of my desk is open in order to have more "flat surfaces" to place bags. I'm quite funny that way. 😁

I found something at the thrift store I didn't know I needed until I saw it. Don't you like it when that happens?

IKEA's storage with baskets. The price I paid barely covers the cost of the baskets. It will be put to good use as I clean and reorganized the sewing room. 

That's all for now. Take care, everyone. 

;^)


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Saturday, 9 October 2021

Tiny Little Bits of Fabric

I am still working on the Hole in the Barn Door Quilt.


Another orange block was made ... because you can never have too much orange in my book. :^D  It has some bees and tomatoes. 

More sashings were done too. I still have miles of those to do. 

A rabbit, a cat, and lots of flowers. 

Little birds and another rabbit. My friends have such interesting leftovers. 

Here's that cat again. I love this one. Sorry for the blurry image but you can see that I had a lot of fun with the middle piece in the purple block on the right. 

Christmas lights and laundry along with the lyrics of a song I do not know.  The smiley face in the corner is a giraffe. 


And of course, this cat that I also love. 
"Mom, please, I am not ready for pictures. Let me wash up."

Well, hurry. I don't have all day. Can you say Hi! at least? 


"Hi, everyone."



I have to drive 4 hours round trip to get a car seat for my son. He will turn it into a video game racing car. Oh, the things we do for our children, haha. Hopefully, I'll get some sewing time after. 


Have a great week, everyone! 

;^)

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Saturday, 2 October 2021

Sewing, Rain and Procrastination

That resume my week very well.

More tissue covers were made last Sunday, bringing the grand total to 30 little gifts.


They were very well received by the girls at the office who were all ohs and ahs over them. 


These are my four favourites ... so far, haha. 

I did a lime green block before I knew which colour Angela picked for October.  Great minds think alike. 

There's still a lot of work to be done on this crumb-border quilt and I won't stop just because September is over. There are way too many bags of fabric all over my sewing table to put them all away.  Since I found a white fabric that works, I might as well get the blocks all done while I'm up to my neck in tiny little bits. Right? 
Lime green is missing in the picture has it's under the needle, getting a nice, colourful border. 
It's raining here again so taking nice photos is practically impossible. 

Hope to have better pictures next weekend. Have a great one and take care. 


;^)

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Saturday, 25 September 2021

Lots of Sewing For a Small Progress

I did it again. I sewed, sewed, and sewed with barely something to show. I feel like the second hand running ever so fast round and round on the clock's face only to get the hour hand to move just one step. My week's of sewing has produced very little progress. 

The newest blocks: 
Lime Green block 

Yellow Gold block 

Rust block and last week Aqua block

Sorry for the clothespins but it's a windy, sunny, exquisite Fall day today, blowing my blocks all over the place. Just. Love. Days like these! 

I got to the bottom of one (1) bag of tiny little bits of fabric so far. Not much of a dent as the bag was small but one less bag is still progress though. 

Not the final layout. 

Unfortunately, I am at the end of the white fabric roll. It was from my mother's stash, measuring 5" X ?? 25 feet? I really don't know but it was really long and I'm at the end of it. It's a sturdy cotton, almost linen quality. I hope I can find another white fabric suitable from her stash. 


I have a hot pink block almost finished so maybe it will be a 4X4 layout instead of a 4X5 if I don't find a replacement. The cornerstones are from the same fabric too. The sashing makes me so happy. I just love it. 

Cynthia, at Quilting is More Fun than Housework, let a squirrel into my house and it crushed my sewing time. 

Wait for it. 



Aren't they cute? They are facial tissue covers. They will be gifted to my coworkers on Monday when I get back to work. (One week's vacation is never long enough.) They are so easy and quick to whip up. The pattern is from Two Brown Birds and you can find the tutorial here. Remember, they are addictive! 

I added a little loop of tape to attach them to a diaper bag or a key chain. Many of the girls at work told me they love purple, pink, and blue. So I try to stay within those colours. I have 7 or 8 more cut and ready by the sewing machine. 


My bag will be full soon. Whatever the girls don't take will be sold (if and when we can have craft shows again) or given as gifts to the ladies at the Artisans' Club. Looking forward to seeing them again. 



I got a little bag of the tiniest triangles yet. They barely go beyond the one-inch mark. Substract the amount of fabric needed for seams and you are left with nothing. I have to tell the girls my fingers need pieces a little bigger than that. Haha. They were great at starting the bonfire last night though. 

Enjoy! 

;^) 



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Saturday, 18 September 2021

It's a Funny Thing

Memory has the ability to forget. Isn't that funny? 



I forgot how many blocks I had made but I was so convinced there were 12 blocks that I didn't even count them. Ha. 
I looked all over my blog and the last picture I have of Hole in the Barn Door is a 9-blocks picture. 



More blocks were added since that picture but no group picture was taken. At this point, it makes a throw of 47 X 60 inches. I'll push on to get a 4 X 5 layout (60" X 75") for a nice twin-size quilt. I like that better. So 9 more blocks to go. Ironic! 



Do you know that Hole in the Barn Door has a white square in the middle? It didn't take me long to switch to a Shoo Fly/Churn Dash type of block, didn't it? So what now? 



Do I make one quilt with HitBD and one with SF blocks? Or just keep both in one quilt? I sure have enough scraps to make two like this. (Carole brought more scrap bags this week. Yay!) On the other hand, time is short. 

An aqua block has joined the group. 8 more to go. 



I need another red block, or two, a green one, a pale pink (maybe), a yellow-lime, a rusty one, and some blue. :^D 

The last tulip got done too. This quilt is ready to be assembled. Yay! 


My, my! I am so productive lately. Must be Fall. :^D 

Have a great one! 

;^)



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Orange Sewing and Much More

Are you tired of hearing about the Hole in the Barn Door? Well, your misery is almost over, lol.  More sashings were done... ... only three ...