"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, June 18, 2017


After signing up for FNSI last week, we decided to take a little road trip.  I didn't take any sewing with me, but I always crochet in the car when I'm not driving, so I started a new baby afghan.  I did some extra 'hooking' on Friday night as my way of participating.

This is the quilt that I made for our guild challenge.  It was inspired by a picture of a quilt that I saw on a blog a couple of years ago, and I don't remember which blog.  It stuck in my mind, though.

The picket fence was made from the small end of men's ties that I purchased for fifty cents apiece at the Salvation Army Store,  and the flowers are various sizes and shapes of yo yos.  The binding fabric was given to me by a friend who thought it was just the ugliest fabric ever.  Because I WAS the challenge committee and solicited all the prizes, I didn't feel comfortable entering my quilt for voting, but I think I could have won a prize.  wink!  I did share it for Show and Tell, and got a lot of nice comments.

My vase of daffodils won second prize for the challenge at my other guild.
I had fun making both of them, so my objective was achieved.  The woman heading the challenge for this group next year is very Modern and very unconventional in her interpretation of subjects.  It will probably be VERY challenging for me!

I'm off to do some sewing and quilting for a couple of days  My quilting machine is back from her spa treatment, and is sewing like a dream...

Be kind.....always.       Sunny

Saturday, June 3, 2017

OPAM, FNWF, RSC and Chookshed Party

May was an incredibly busy month.  I went on a quilting blitz, and finished many projects for OPAM.  The final one got its final stitches before I went to bed on the 31st.  This is one of two quilts made from my RSC16 blocks.

The second quilt, from string blocks, is pieced, but is waiting for my quilting machine to have a little spa treatment next weekend.  I guess I worked her to hard in May.  Looking back at previous posts, I have a green doll quilt, a teal baby quilt, a log cabin, and ugly pink quilt, my diary quilt, my challenge quilt, and this machine cover that I haven't yet shared.

There were also 11 place mats for Meals on Wheels.

For FNWF, I prepped some applique for the borders of my little Baltimore Album quilt.  I pieced the top, and hope to make major progress on the borders in the coming week.

I was supposed to be sewing with the girls today for Chooky's 5th Annual Chookshed party, but I may or may not have attended a quilt show with friends instead.  And I may or may not have purchased 3 new books.

A minimal fabric purchase was made of 3 fat quarters for a specific project.  I found a fourth book that I really wanted, but had to walk away.  I can always shop on Amazon later, right?

And now I must sign off and head over to the party!

Keep on stitching.......Sunny

More on this adventure later!!