Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I can't believe it has been eleven months since I last posted on my blog! A lot has happened this year. Number one was the birth of our first granddaughter in April. We already have two grandsons and a step-grandson so a girl was pretty special.

Then in October Mom needed to have surgery and was in the hospital for almost two weeks and in November my husband of 45 years needed to have surgery and was in the hospital for a whole two weeks!

Needless to say not much happened at home during those two months. Thankfully both are well on the way to a full recovery so that life around here will get back to normal soon.

I have been working on a hexagon quilt and a disappearing 4-patch that was in the last issue of "Quilting Quickly" magazine and I can't wait to get back to the 4-patch. The hexagon quilt will probably be a couple more years in the making since it is for a queen bed size and is completely sewn by hand. I have a long way to go yet!

I have also started on Bonnie Hunter's new mystery and hope to post a picture tomorrow.

That's all for today!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Yesterday was another day spent with Mom working on her "Easy Street" quilt. We got four blocks finished and laid out four more. All of her Block A's are done now. We have a road block though-we need to mark and sew all of the Sitting Turkey blocks for block B. We even need to cut a few of the 2" squares we will need for them.

After I got home, I sat down and worked on five more of my blocks. Two are finished and two will be finished today. Only ONE more to go. I doubt if it will get done since I am doing laundry and hoping to get a couple of items on ebay, too.

Choir practice tonight too. We will see how it goes!


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wow! Another day spent working on Mom's "Easy Street" quilt. We finished three blocks and laid out three more for her to work on at a "Girls Sew Day" at our friend Connie's. Later tonight I sewed up eight of the birds in the air blocks and some more flying geese blocks.

It was a productive day!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

What a day!

I have been working on Easy Street all day and doesn't seem like I am making much progress. I have been taking the parts and pieces and laying them out in blocks to make sure I won't end up with too much of one fabric design in one block at the end. And it is taking me awhile.

Link to Easy Street part 4-my blog post

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Easy Street-Last Link Up

Here it is almost the middle of January and we are all still assembling our Easy Street blocks. I wish I could say that one of us has a top pieced, but we are not there yet.

This first picture is of Mom Charlene's blocks that are finished. Her quilt is going to look very different because of her color placement. At this time we have 5 of block A and 1 of block B.

My version is the same as Bonnie's as I was to chicken to try another color scheme. I do like the layout so someday may make another quilt with different colors.

Karen has not made much progress since going to see her daughters. Soon she will have blocks, too.

This has been a wonderful experience and thank Bonnie very much for making the plans and clues for us to follow along.

Click here to see all the other wonderful "Easy Street" Quilts that are being made!
Easy Street Final

Thanks Again, Bonnie. I will be joining you again for another mystery!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Easy Street Part 4

It's been a busy week with Christmas being celebrated on Saturday the 22nd. Three of the kids were home for the holiday with two and a spouse here for more than one day. That has cut down on the time available to spend on Easy Street. Mom Charlene has been working on her four patches and now has them all done. She has started on her first set of flying geese also.

Sister Karen traveled to Tennessee to see her daughters and grandkids and has not been able to work on hers this week.

I have gotten a few blocks made and and also trying to catch up on some of the past clues. Can't hardly wait until tomorrow for the next clue. I should be able to work on it!

Here is a picture of my Clue 5 blocks-

See you again next week!


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Easy Street Part 4

It has been another busy week! All three of us have been working on Easy Street, (click her to see Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery) just on different parts of the Mystery.

Mom Charlene is still making 4-patches, but the last 50 cut now and ready to sew. We discovered there was not enough teal fabric and went looking for more yesterday. Here are the last of her 4" squares.

Sister Karen had to make a Christmas trip to see her girls and grandchildren but she has her flying geese cut and ready to sew-

My own flying geese are nearly done. All 64 only need the last wing sewn on. Yes, there are pins, but the reason for that is my sewing machine is living at my moms during the holiday season. I like to keep my sewing out where I can get to it easily, and that can't happen when you are having company all the time. So the pins are there to keep everything in place while I travel to her home to sew.

See you next week!