Friday, November 30, 2012

Easy Street Part 2 is up

 Easy Street Part 2 is up. Its 5:30am and Bonnie preset the instructions to go live while most in the US were sleeping.

Looks like my SInger 99k is going to get a good workout this weekend. Even more so than last weekend. lol
We have 128 flying geese units to make, she is using purple, and my b/f picked reds, so that is one color I will be using. Now to see how much of the red I can pull out of my bins, I have a mess load of reds in my 2.5" bins mostly Christmas prints but you wouldn't really be able to tell by the time we got them cut.

 My Janome Harmony is busy quilting this beauty. I have planned to finish up 2 lap quilt's and at least 2-3 quilt tops while working on "Easy Street"
I have plenty of the strips already cut but some are already sewn to the grey strips, guess I pull those apart if I need to to make the 64 2” X 3-1/2” rectangles for one of the next steps.

Happy sewing everyone have a great day.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Today's Agenda

It is now pin basted and started to stitch in the ditch.
It may take me a couple of days to do this one.

And to pick colors for the "Easy Street" mystery quilt, since clue #2 comes out in the morning.

On looking at my list of recipients, alot of them like the blues and greens, now for a 3rd color.. hmm reds, purples or oranges..

What color do you think I should do?

Remember Bonnie is doing Limey greens, blues, and purples. My greens will be different shades of color as will the blues. 
My reds and purples will also be different shades of color. Time to get sewing and pulling colors.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Today's agenda

 Is putting the binding on this Jelly Roll Race quilt that I made for my B/F way earlier this year, I finally got brave enough to machine quilt after listening to him complain it was taking to long to hand quilt it.. lol.
 Its made out of the Sand Hill Plums line of Jelly Rolls by Kansas Troubles for Moda Fabrics
and the Double Cappuccino Sushi Roll by Princess Mirah Design for Bali Fabrics
.. I bought both of these lines from Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Happy to say that the binding is now on the top, now to spend the next few nights hand sewing the backside. :D

 Next project up is my sisters quilt. This was a mystery I did back in May, June and July. I got her quilt top done and table runner top done, now to get the courage up to quilt them.. sighs, first pin basting them together.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

All Roads Lead to Home

This lap quilt will be going to my Cousin Charley. He is a truck driver, and he was diagnose with cancer this year. He has completed all his chemo and radiation treatments and we shall find out next month if he is in remission or not.

I had to revamp how I wanted to do this but I think he will love it anyways. I will be putting on the house block "Home Sweet Home".
This is being made out of Batiks in the D9P or disappearing 9 patch blocks. With roadways going all around it.

Thanks for looking and happy sewing.. Anticipation for Friday's clues is mounting.. :D

Blog Hop and a Giveaway..

Two things that go great together in the quilting world.. A blog hop and giveaways.
Head on over to Bonnie's blog to get all the particulars, I know we have until Dec. 12, 2012 to enter.
So What are you waiting on head on over to   HERE.... They are giving away another book. It looks sooooo very interesting..

Monday, November 26, 2012

"Easy Street" part 1

In the introduction of "Easy Street" mystery quilt, Bonnie is going to be using Limey apple green, blues and purples. I have not decided yet on which colors I'm going to use yet, that part will be decided the closer we get to Friday, so stay tune.

Our first cutting and sewing instructions we received this past Friday so I spent Friday and Saturday cutting and sewing together 192 4 patches. 

Here are the strip sets, these are out of yardage that I got a few weeks ago.
Out of these strip sets I cut them down into 4 patches that look like this.

We are having a linked up party over at Quiltville so head on over there and see what everyone else is doing. This going to fun. Its like a Blog hop.

The main part of this mystery quilt is to have fun..
What will you be doing this week?
Me I'm going to be working on my " All roads lead to home " lap quilt for one cousin, and some other blocks as leaders and enders for another cousin, and possibly a twin quilt or a full size quilt for my grandson.

Happy Sewing

The highlighted links will take you directly to each part of the mystery quilt.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pinwheel quilt

Debbie's Quilt top is coming along pretty good, this week before I started the mystery quilt that Ms Bonnie Hunter is putting on over at Quiltville's Blog, I was able to get 4 rows completed, with only minor hiccups or goof ups.. lol I just left them as they are barely noticeable.

Here are a few pictures of 2 rows done and put together.
Laid out across the foot of my bed.

At the head of my bed.

Laid out from the head of the bed to the foot of the bed. 
Hmmm maybe I only need to do a hundred of them. I have 40 of them done and the Table Runner for her almost done. Will be working on it again this next week since we won't be getting part 2 of the Mystery Quilt until Friday morning.

What will you be working on this week?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sewing Machines

Today I got an excellent surprise, my B/F went out to do some shopping, he came in a few hrs later all excited, like a kid on Christmas morning. lol
He couldn't contain himself. He had to just give me an early Christmas present.. And here she is:

 Its a Singer hard case.. open it up and we get to see this: A singer 99k

The serial number is EL 234778, so I go over to and look up the serial number, it says this machine was made in 1956. And she runs sooooo smoothly, already plugged her in and found my 1/4 seam allowance and marked it :D

Ohhhh I am sooo thrilled with this one, it has only one stitch but its a straight stitch, so will work wonderfully well for piecing quilt tops together.

And last weekend we went to the local Antique store here in Taylor, Texas and as we were leaving I happen to ask if he had any old sewing machines, he said yep, and headed to a back storage area, said it had been back there for 3 yrs. He dug it out and opened up the table. and I was amazed at what I saw. He wanted only $10.00 for the cabinet and machine together.. JACKPOT it did come home with me.

A Wilson Rotary, that has a working motor on it, it needs rewiring and we order some parts for it from Sewing Machine 221 sales
Now we are just waiting on those to arrive, before I take it to someone who knows how to do the wiring.

Yep I'm a happy camper tonight.. :D

I also have a Janome Harmony 4052.

And the Mystery Quilt begins

Lets see if this will get me to posting at least once a week to keep up with all the other fantastic quilters out there.

Over at, Bonnie Hunter has started her yearly mystery quilt, this one will be taken down on June 1st, 2013 when it goes into her next book. So be sure and save and/or print each set of instructions.

Here is the link to part one, if you click on the Easy Street link at the top of her blog you can find the instructions for all the material yardage you will need. Each week you will find the instructions at the Easy Street tab at the top of her blog.

Now the picture up at the top was the first mystery quilt I did, that will be going to my sister Verna, its part of her bedroom set I have made. I put it up there to illustrate the 192 4-patches that we get to make for the first week of "Easy Street". Once I have them all or nearly all of them put together I will post them here and on FB  so everyone can see what I am doing.

Now to get started on cutting 2" strips.. lol this will be loads of fun. What a great way to spend black Friday. :D
I do have some other updates to post also, but need to get the pictures upload and resized.

Happy Sewing