HQAL and Slow Sunday Stitching – 12 June 2020

OK everyone – it is now 18 days and it will be July! Time is flying by but the hot days and mornings are not flying by fast enough for me. I do not like the heat even when it is in the 90’s, so you can imagine how much I detest this summer. Since the first of May it has been 100+ and the pictures speak better than words ever could. Additionally the weather forecast is not looking good for rain the rest of the year here in South Texas. Maybe this winter it will snow again – won’t bother me! A picture speaks better than words!

June 5th
June 11

I have been working on my Lori Smith’s Fit to Frame – Pattern 6 with Jaydee. She has finished 3 blocks and I have completed 2! (Hum – too many projects going at one time is my excuse! LOL! These are Jaydee’s blocks.

I changed the bottom leaves on my Block 1. I am working from a grid sheet (background fabric) for the first 6 blocks. It is easier for me to handle for the small 6″ blocks.

I have Block 1 of Lilly Rosenberry ready for applique, but will not start on it yet as I have 36 each 3/4″ circles to prepare. When I selected the fabric (1895 Hoffman Batiks) for this project I wanted something other than red and green. I think I will really like it. Now to finish making the 36 circles!

I have been working on my Bats and Boos Cross Stitch project and working on the pumpkins. I am finding that I really enjoy CS and seem to be able to focus and relax when working on B&B’s. So I will be spreading my evening hand work time between these 3 projects. (I need to join a Cross Stitch Party).

In The Garden is hanging around waiting, waiting, waiting. The Squirrel project is coming right along! I am ahead of the game! I do not have a quilt that I am currently hand quilting, but I figured this is hand work and maybe it will count for both HQAL and Slow Sunday Stitching! Do check out the ladies who are hand quilting today!

Hugs, Nanette Have a wonderful week, happy stitching but do not watch the News, fill up your vehicle, or buy food – it is depressing! Time to make a Red Quilt!

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinDaisy and Tracy

Linking To:  My Quilt InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap BagBOM’s Away;  Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdaySlow Sunday Stitching  Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock PartyDesign Wall Monday, Scrap Happy DaysQuilting Patch Linky Party, To Do Tuesdays

OMG – May 2022 Finishes and June 2022 Goals

Greetings from lovely South Texas! Life is good, but only because we stay home away from the grocery store and gas stations and the news! I have been working diligently in finish all my UFOs. This last month I finished the following quilts. I am not in a hurry to finish everything on a time schedule, but am ready to establish goals. I enjoy posting on each Tuesday with Linda for weekly accomplishments.

A new border border for this quilt. Previous one was a plain white border. This one makes the quilt really pop!
Designed this quilt on EQ8 about 3 years ago – So happy with the outcome – based on an Antique Quilt
Stars Around the Garden – Great Designer and pattern to work with!

I have also finished preparing the new appllique projects I will be working on. Next step is to finish selecting the fabrics and cutting out the pieces! These are my OMG for June – hopefully I will have all of them started on. Lily will take some time (long time) to finish, In the Garden is not a difficult one and the 24 blocks that Jaydee and I will be working on together will take some time, but they are small blocks – 6”. I appliqué in the evening and piece quilts during the day.

In My Garden by Dawn Heese
A Lori Smith project working with Jaydee on this one.

I will be working on a Wedding Ring quilt this month. It would be great if I can finish it, but I also need to do some long arm quilting. It will be a short month so I will see how I do. This is a practice block I made years ago before making my first Wedding Ring quilt. The quilt was gifted to a friend.

I will use either Marti Michell templates of Shar Jorgenson’s templates to make the new Wedding Ring Quilt. I am THINKING of using French General fabrics for the quilt.

Have a great June and see all in July on OMG

Hugs Nanette

Check out other participating quilters establishing their goals on Elm Street Quilts.

To Do Tuesday – 24 May 2022

Greetings from a cooler South Texas! Cloudy, North wind, and only 66 degrees with Humidity at 69! Great for power walking. This week will be cooler and maybe we will be out of the 107 degrees for at least a week or two. Today is voting today in Texas Run Off! Hoping all Republicans and Independents headed to the Polls today!

I have met my 2 goals for this week! I finished my Southwest Texas Style Quilt on Saturday (beat the Tuesday goal!). This quilt is based on a picture of an Antique quilt that I saw on line about 4 years ago. It was easy to replicate it in EQ8. I searched for this block in all the block books and could not find it so not sure what the actual name of the block is. This is the 2nd quilt that I did not have an issue with and it was a great. When I use EQ8 to print out instructions, if rotary cutting I add a 1/8” on all measurements for cutting and have no problems with making the quilt. Stars in the Garden was one of the best designed and pattern directions that I have worked on in a long time. Hats off to the Designer.

My other project to finish was to remove the existing border on Bats and Boos* quilt and remake a pretty border. Done! The longer I looked at the BIG WHITE BORDER, I just knew I had to redo it. (*Note I had the names reversed)

This how I finished the quilt in 2021!

Sunday and Monday I worked on the design of the new borders. I started by cutting white lightening border down to 2” inches finished, then decided on doing HSTs for the next border. I tried using all black HSTs and thought about another border with Orange HSTs, but that went out the window and decided to alternate between black and orange! Notice the corners, I added a cornerstone of the white lightening fabric for each corner which allowed the opposite corners matched! Clay liked the black fabric to finish it off, so I used a 4” border of the black lightening fabric. I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome! Thx Clay – you always are there to be the 2nd pair of eyes on my work!

The New Bats and Boos!

Here is a picture of the quilt pattern by Fat Quarter Shop

I am now caught up on projects again. It is time now to turn my attention to my applique projects. I am going to prepare Lilly Rosenberry, Lori Smith’s quilt, and In the Garden.

Lori Smiths Pattern 7616 and 7613, and

In The Garden by Dawn Heese

My next pieced quilt will be a Wedding Ring Quilt either using Shar Jorgenson’s templates, or Marti Michell’s. I am ’thinking’ about using some French General fabrics called Papillon. I

I will not start on the Wedding Ring quilt until I have prepared the applique work. My goal is to have that finished by this week-end. I will be prepping one block for LIlly, 4 blocks for In the Garden, and 6 blocks for Lori Smith’s project with Jaydee. For me it takes time to select fabric, copy the patterns, and trace the pattern on the backgrounds. It is a fun process!

I just head about the 14 students and 1 teacher were killed in Uvalde, Texas this afternoon.. Uvalde is about 90 miles west of San Antonio, Texas. We are located East of San Antonio. This country has absolutely gone NUTS! What would cause a man go to this school and kill the children – elementary children. I wonder if he is an Illegal……. I wonder if the President feels that it would worth his time to come down here to comfort the parents….. I just wonder who the President of the United States really is? Obama behind the scenes? Susan Rice who is in charge of Domestic Policy? It sure is not Joseph Biden – he doesn’t even know where he is! Maybe it is the Evil Hillary Clinton who put this Country in absolute chaos since she and Bubba moved to Washington DC in 1993! Think about it – The original Evil Drama Queen and I mean Evil!

May God welcome the precious children and their teacher into his arms in Heaven!

Hugs, Nanette

Linking To:  My Quilt InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap BagBOM’s Away;  Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdaySlow Sunday Stitching  Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock PartyDesign Wall Monday, Scrap Happy DaysQuilting Patch Linky Party, To Do Tuesdays

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