Friday, June 17, 2016

Happy Dancin' Progress!

Hello my bloggy friends... today I have progress to show you on most all my current projects :)

I am linking this Happy Dancin' post to Sarah's Whoop it's Friday Post HERE!

I have been slowly making progress on my fast stitching project... piecing "Singing The Blues" quilt...  Here are the 4 patches I shared in my most recent post... 128 all done :)

And today I can share that all the half square triangles (hst's) are done!!!  128 of those :)
 that was a lot of sliver trimming too... but took care of the dog ears and uneven areas all at once by sliver trimming... so I managed making good progress by completely prossessing groups of 8 charms or 16 hst's :)  Went by in just a couple days that way!

Above is my current work... making Tri-recs triangle blocks.. I am presently cutting the wing triangles as they are just like an odd shaped flying geese block...  this ruler set is on loan from Connie presently also... so nice to use her rulers in this quilt!!!

For a more clearer understand here is a snippet of my pattern with all my scribbles and figuring on it! lol!!
You can see above in this snippet that I have drawn out each of the 2 blocks that make up this quilt.  I will need to make 32 of each and have collected my blues according to how many are needed.. I need to count my darks but still waiting on friend donations for some of those!! I want this quilt to be full of fabric memories for me and my honey and our inner circle of friends that have fabric stashes too!!! lol

Also notice in my scribbling above that I have broken down each block into it's basic parts.. these will just go together like a 9 patch would actually :)  Once I get all the blocks ready for their places!!!

I am collecting charm squares but the blocks consist of 4 1/2" blocks.. well the charms work perfect for pieced blocks .. but I will be trimming them all for the plain blocks that have no piecing to a nice 4 1/2 "... I am VERY VERY VERY VERY glad I bought a Omnigrid 4 1/2" square ruler now just prior to starting this quilt... I am using it a LOT!!! lol

As I go from working inside during the heat of the day on this piecing... I pass right by this!!!
Gosh how I wish I had time to start quilting on this beauty!!!  This Spiral Log Cabin is going to be a wall hanging in our living room when finished on a focus wall as you walk into the house... I have the binding cut for it and Brandi's quilt also...
But it is waiting to be turned into binding... at least it is cut though :) lol!!!!

The black fabric is a solid like that thin inner border and will really set off the quilt I think... AND the zig zag is much more modern and will really add that final bit of pizzazz to Starlight.. Starbright for my daughter who is 18 almost! :) 

Which brings me to the main focus in my days lately...
I am in the middle of block 6 here ... out of 9 big 28" blocks total!!!

I am very happy that with all going on here otherwise I am making steady, even if slower than I like, progress on this project.  My daughter will be gone most of the summer so I will be really working to finish it before her return.

So that is why I am walking past my beautiful new quilting frame with the awesome wall hanging on it waiting for stitches to bring it to life... I must current focus on the quilting for my daughter's! :)

Also going on....

We got and rehabbed and sold a Singer Featherweight this past week... it is in transit to it's new home as I write this.  Here is a shot of my honey shining up the case a bit...
he works miracles with these machines and cases when we get them!

Also last week we got to see the Delta Rocket go up... we are about 50 miles (give or take) north of Cape Canaveral where they launch most of the rockets these days...
We watch it live via satellite feed online and once all is cleared and it launches we go into the back yard and watch it ascend!!!  That is a cool perk of living where we do I think!!!

My wallet was breaking down and I love having my phone and wallet combined with a wristlet strap... so I found this much nicer and all leather wallet to hold my iPhone... 

 But I had to purchase the wristlet strap separately off an Etsy store... lucky it was a very similar color they called indigo but I would have called navy...
I was able to pick the hardware on it so it matches my wallet in antique gold hardware so I am very happy now!!!

Notice there is just a pocket on the right side of this shot... the phone I took this shot with slides into that slot... so it is now WAY easier to access just the phone for photo ops etc... than it was before!  So happy I got this and spent the time finding the leather wrist strap too!

Before I close... thought I would share some highlights from June 6... CJ, my grandson, came over on his birth day and we all hung out... I got a very cool candid shot of him!
 I love this shirt his mom Kayla had for him... and check them out below crafting together!!!
 She painted his age in wood letters ... a little tradition she enjoyed when he turned one so she wanted to do again for his two year old birthday.  Here is how they turned out...
 the wood letters are on the top... and the outline from painting them got filled in by CJ Papa.. my son DL!  So it was a family focused project that ended with the letters painted like this!!!

I forgot to put something there for reference on size when I snagged this shot... but they are about 5" tall and more than 1/4" thick for sure!  And soooo cute!!!

And check out what my honey found for us to give this sweet young man for his second birthday!!!!
Mega Blocks to aid in dexterity and problem solving all in a wagon he can use for whatever... I love it!  And I bet he will too... can't wait for his next visit!!!

My honey got a hankering for one of those desserts you see pop up on facebook that look so yummy and easy you wanna try it out... do you know what I mean????

Well my honey found one he wanted to make so off to the store we went for "supplies" to make a Mocha Frappucino Pie.  It only has 3/4 cup cold coffee in the whole pie... so not a big caffeine boost but YUMMMY!!!!  Here is a slice... I couldn't resist taking a bit before my hand could get to the camera! lol

Well ... I am Happy Dancin' a lot in this post... hope you have a pleasant Friday and a relaxing weekend doing things you enjoy with those you love the most...

Until Sunday when I have a hand quilting tip to share...


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