Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Barbara Brackman's Time Warp Stars

Each week Barbara Brackman will discuss fabrics from a previous time...thus the time warp part and they will all be the same block...a star.

I decided to use some tools I have already for making flying Deb Tucker Wing Clipper.

I figured out the cut measurements if you would like to make your own.
For each block you will need a "star" fabric and a background fabric.
From the star fabric cut:

  • 1  3 1/2" square
  • 4  2 1/2" squares

From the background fabric cut:

  • 1  4 1/2" square
  • 4   2" squares

Turkey Red 

Follow the directions on the "ruler" for the finished size of 1 1/2" x 3" and presto you have a wonderful star block.

Here are mine so far:
Turkey Red 1
Turkey Red 2
Prussian Blue 1

Off to make my other Prussian blue and shirtings blocks from today's post on BB's Blog.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Oh Scraps!

I have been wondering what to do with all my scraps.  I plan on a few of the boms online that I am following to use some up.  Here is an online foundation paper pieced bom from Quilt Art Designs.  It is for the beginner paper piecer, but thought it would be a great one to brush up on my skills since it has been a little while and it is free! Here is what I have for month 1, 4 blocks:

Friday, January 16, 2015

Well I have been up to my ears if fabric and yarn.  I NEED to organize some stuff today.
Last night I finished clue 1 of a Ravelry mystery kal...yes I am addicted to kal as well as boms.  But at least the kal are weekly and only 5-6 weeks long.  Here is what I have so far until the next clue comes out.

I love kal because I learn new techniques and play with colors.  The yarns are Plucky Knitter's and in colors oatmeal and French Laundry.  Love the names she gives them.  Well off to sew now on my Hoopsisters BOM from 2014. It takes a while to sew the segments together and it is a little intense so I have to take breaks from it.  Here are a couple of blocks:

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sewing, sewing and more

I told you in my last post that I made the "Grab this Button" for Barbara Brackman's new BOW....well I wasn't sure she would use it, but she (or someone) emailed me and it's on her site.  I am so tickled that they liked it.  Yes I am a computer geek!
I have been sewing up a storm the last few days, but haven't finished anything.  My sewing area is a MESS!  But I am concurring projects and they are at different points of construction.  I have my Shine mini quilt ready to have the binding sewn down.  I think this will be my first finish of the new year.
I also sewed my last block for the Hoopsisters Feathered Star class I have been taking monthly to learn my embroidery machine.  I have learned a lot about thread, stabilizers, and pushing buttons to make the machine hum.
I also have looked at Pearl Pereira's
 new free BOM (P3 Designs)(See my page with 2015 BOMS).  I am having issues with my eyes and think I might try her Bountiful Baskets re-learning my machine applique for the baskets and using my friend's (Brenda's) wool for the flowers and leaves.  I think it will be better on my eyes since the pieces are small. I have also thought about embroidering the name of the flower and state on the block...not sure yet.  The quilt looks like it will be beautiful and Pearl gives great directions.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Barbara Brackman Quilt-Along 2015

What can I say, I love Barbara Brackman's quilt-alongs, BOMs, BOWs any thing she shares. Here is her latest, Stars in a Time Warp.
I am going to attempt to make a "Grab Button" using "Grab My Button" for her site and see if she would like to use it for her "followers" like me.  Hope others will join me in sewing this.  Her historical information is WONDERFUL! Besides getting a great quilt, I learn so much.  Thanks Barbara.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Well I have made my first "Another Year of Schnibbles and a Bit More".  I have seen the parades for a few years now and have wanted to participate, but time just wasn't my friend.  I love Sinta's pattern. I used Moda's Comma fabric and a Bella solid.  Need to quilt, but thought I'd post what I have done ;o)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!