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

Slow Sunday Stitching – 5 June 2022

Happiness is meeting my goals – walking and quilting projects. I guess it will take a Hurricane or a Tropical Depression to break this horrible heat wave – 100-107 degrees! Oh well maybe in September it will really be Fall!

I have been preparing my applque projects. I have the fabrics washed (still have to iron them) for In the Garden, Lily Rosenberry, and Lori Smith’s project is ready for applique.

I have succumbed to doing a SQUIRREL! YUP, Chookyblue’s Churn Dash SAL! I am using my 1930 Reproduction fabrics. Yesterday I was in the sewing mood and made 3 CD’s. The SAL group are making 9” blocks, but I prefer smaller blocks, so I am making 6” blocks and will make a total of 64 blocks. Everyone has been asked to make 8 blocks a month which will yield 32 blocks within 4 months. I will do 16 each month so by October I will have a new quilt!

I have been working on Bats and Boos Cross Stitch – finally. It took me awhile to get things correct and understanding how to start, but now that I am there, it will go faster! (LOL) I ordered some more of the floss just in case I needed some extra and received it yesterday only to realize that I thought I was getting the Weeks Dyed floss I got DMC! I do not need any DMC floss as I have enough to start a store! So now I re-ordered the correct ones and waiting to see if I can return the DMC thread. The DMC thread I have was made in France (you can tell how old it is) but well preserved! Maybe I need to wear 2 pair of glasses when I order on line!

Center Complete with partial bottom of a Pumpkin!
Bats and Boos Cross Stitch Pattern

Speaking of on-line ordering things on-line, my ”go to store for my fabrics” as most of you know, has been Carly. I started purchasing Moda Marbles from her in 2003 and continued on until that stash is so big and then turned to 1895 Hoffman batiks for my stash. Carly has always been the greatest person to go to in purchasing fabric on line. She decided to sell the business this year and very close to turning it over to a new Owner! I am so happy for her and especially glad to hear that she will be a Consultant for the new Owner in the transition phase and I will miss her so much. She will continue her sell (25% off) until the ‘paperwork’ is completed in the next week or two.

I needed (oops) WANTED some orange 1895 fabrics and placed an order Friday with Carly – the sale price is $8.24 a yard. I had no idea she was close to finalizing the sale of the company so I squeaked in to add to my stash! She is one of the best on-line shop owners (also had a quilt store) and I wish more would follow her business plan. My fabric is due to arrive Tuesday!

Today’s goal is to finish pressing fabric for In The Garden, preparing Block 1 for Lily, and maybe I will do some applique. Whatever I do it will be enjoyable!

Have a wonderful Sunday and a great week of stitching. I will be seeing the Dentist tomorrow and will be glad that will be over with. Rest of the summer is FREE from appointments after the check up for Clay on the 28th! YEA FREEDOM!!!!

With our world being totally destroyed around us I am choosing to do more quilting, cross stitch, and applique and watching Gunsmoke, Beaver, and going to bed with Clay and watching Andy Griffith! What else could be more relaxing when shutting the world out but a travel back in time when our world was not so crazy, at least not as crazy as it is now. Have a wonderful Sunday and a great week. Stay either warm or cool. I chose COLD!

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

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.

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