Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunny Sunday to You!

I am so excited it is time to share at Kathy's Quilts ... Slow Sunday Stitchin Linky!  Link is at the end of this post for you to see what other's are linking up!

I have had a week full of fun stuff but am most excited about my Slow Stitching progress...
Check this out... I am now 1/3 of the way done with this quilt here in this shot!  Look at a close up of how my first corner came out too!!!
I am so happy with how all this is working out on my new PVC frame too... here is a shot AFTER I moved the quilt to start the next block...
I really love this set up out here in my Florida room ( screened and windowed covered porch) :)

The parrots over my frame are colorful and a fun addition to having to stare at a wall when I am pondering this quilt.. I am happy I got them to keep me company when I quilt early in the morning ! :)

So a BIG birthday is coming up for me in July... my 50th.. and I decided after having this PVC frame that a regular quilting frame that is about 10 feet long is really what I want to quilt big quilts on in the future... I have the wholecloth that is only 1/4 done and needs finishing and we desperately need a new bed quilt after that!  So we bought a kit from Hinterberg frames.  I contacted them by the phone number on their website and their customer service is wonderful via phone and email!

Here is the naked wood my honey is using to assemble this kit with... this is just being held up in this first shot... to give you an idea what it will look like!
 Here are some of the specialty parts that come with the kit all stained "gunstock" color...
 Here is all the wood pieces cut except the long 10 FOOT tressle piece! lol
The gears came in the kit but added a fun contrast above we thought.. my honey actually posed this shot for me and I took it! lol

So that is what I will be doing on July 4, 2016... quilting at my new frame... if not before!!!!!

I have also gotten my Spiral Log Cabin quilt sewn together and planning the innermost border to bring it up to size for a pieced inner border..
I really love this project.. it is challenging me in some ways and confirming that I am "getting it " at other times! :)  I like that!  I miss the challenges nursing kept in my life... I am finally to a place in quilting where I am challenging myself and pushing my own borders!   Do you ever take on a project knowing it will stretch your comfort zone??

Also this week....


My grandson CJ came over to play!

Isn't he a cutie!!! He is so fun to be with too.. he is not a fussy kid at all! :)

I completed my BOM for Wehago Designs...


I liked this so much I chatted with my honey and we decided the pattern would be very similar for our next bed quilt... you see our current bed quilt we sleep under ever since I made it almost 5 years ago as my first quilt!!!  It needs some minor repair and a new binding and to be hung on a quilt rack for a rest... I need another to rotate with it once it is fixed... so here is my idea...
I will use more of a slate grey instead of her mushroom grey.. I will use her same white and scrappy appearance in blues... mainly medium and dark blues so it will hold up to being close to the steel grey I plan to use for it that I found in my stash... I bought it for another quilt that hasn't gotten made yet and is a bit dark for it... I will use this for this project and be happier I think!

So I am now collecting 5" squares of medium and dark blue prints.. I will buy the white fabric next month... and then all I need is the stars to align and my other projects get finished as I wait for it to rain blue fabrics my way! lol  I did pull some from my 5" square box.. I am recruiting friends to send me some blues from their own stash too in 5" squares or larger is my request!  We shall see.. I hope to spend my 50th birthday this year at my frame and piecing this when taking breaks!  lol!!!!

Other exciting stuff that happened this week...

My winnings I like to call blog candy... lol...  from the blog giveaway came in....


Here is the lovely fabric by my fave Cotton + Steel (via the UK sender)
And a very cool UK mag...
There was more but it is getting regifted so you can see it once it is rehomed :)  Overall I am overjoyed though!!!

I did get this green charm pack this week...

 42 shades of GREEEN!!!!  This was a stellar sale at Fat Quarter Shop.. the charm pack was $.68 and shipping was $2.50!!!  Came in 3 days too!!!
If I could only find one of these in BLUES would be PERFECT huh!!!! lol

Speaking of Perfection... Pat and Robin loved the gifts I made them and featured last week!

And what is next???


I got a fun word panel I saw someone on my facebook groups shared and fell in love as a wedding gift for my son and his new wife... did I tell you my oldest is now a married man??? Love his choice in wives too! :)  So I am making them a cute panel adorned with scrappy charms... with a modern edge.. or so I am hoping...
She loves modern... I am hoping she loves this and he loves it enough to display it in their home.. I am planning to give them a walmart card to buy a curtain rod or some sort of decorative rod to hang it by... that matches their style....

Would love feedback if you are so inclined!!!!


Have a blessed week ya'll... I plan to keep on trucking and catch you next Sunday.. unless I get a wild hair and decide to post before then of course! lol

HERE is the link to Kathy's Linky Party today... come check it out now!!! :)

Remember... no matter how bumpy the road may get...















P. S.  It is NOT Sunny in this area of Florida today.. so I made my own with this post... sorry so long but it felt good to catch up :)

3 comments:

  1. you have been very busy and will love to see how your quilting frame turns out

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  2. Your new frame is going to be awesome!! Maybe you can find a window to quilt near when then one gets set up! CJ is a cutie; isn't it amazing how babies bring such happiness into our lives? Congrats! on your son's marriage. Have a great week!

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  3. Finally getting around to visiting the Slow Sunday Stitching links...
    wow that new frame looks like a very complex puzzle to assemble... makes paper piecing look easy!!

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