Monday, July 18, 2016

Quilty Intentions

I looked at the last time I posted and realized wow that was almost a week ago.  What have I been doing with myself?  Remember my Dresden quilt that I made?  Well I still have not sewn my flowers down yet.  I have problems with stuff shifting and so have been considering if maybe I should glue them down before I sew them.  Yep they are still pinned. 

I think that the quilt really needed something else so I thought I had enough of the Dresdens blades left that I could possibly make some flowers to string between the Dresdens.  I started to experiment.

Definitely not what I had envisioned.  Then it came to me.  How about some tiny hexie flowers?

I am going to make 12 flowers to place between the Dresden plates.

While contemplating solutions for the Dresden quilt I decided to make some watermelon color foxes for the July RSC.

I have quite the skulk of foxes going.

My shopping trip to the LQS the week before I had picked up some horse fabric. 

I made a pillowcase for one of the grand daughter's birthday.  Hard to believe she is 12 already.  I can remember when she was born and she was a little tiny thing.
Lily is the one at the top she is now 12 going on 21.  I don't envy her momma.

Saturday we attended the local antique tractor show and auction.  We spent almost all day there.  Yes I did win some items that I saw at the auction I will share in a future post.  Here is a small preview of what I bought.

Sunday I had the day to myself.  DH was working to clean up the downtown of the city where he works after the street fair which had taken place the previous 5 days.  I had big plans.

Then I put my fingernail through my table top ironing board cover.  Yeah I know it is pretty nasty looking.

 I dug through the fabric that I got from my MIL and found a muslin which was not the quality that I would use in a quilt.   Within an hour I had a new ironing board cover.

Once I had that done of course I had to make sure that it worked alright.  I decided to make the friendship block for guild so I am ahead of the game.
The guild fabric was the gardening fabric, the dark green was mine.  After I finished that then I had to do the bag lady block for this month.   Not much quilting was accomplished. 

Monday the kids were going to the doctors so I had another free day.  I decided to work on quilting my bag lady quilt from last year.

I am about 2/3 done.  In between quilting, and messing up my thread, which took a couple of hours to get it untangled I decided I needed something quick and easy to break up my time unkotting the mess I had made..

I got 2 rows done of a Moda Bake Shop pattern called The Moda Love Layer Cake Quilt.  While I am not one to purchase precuts often I had purchased a layer cake of Mama Said Sew a while back and decided that I wanted to use it, and it would be the perfect pattern to make the quilt.  Click on the link above if you would like the pattern.

My intentions for the rest of the week is to get something finished.  One way or another.  


  1. You've been too busy to blog! Happy belated birthday to your grand gal and I did have to chuckle about your ironing I let mine go to the very end too! :)

  2. You've been busy. Love the vintage 66 bobbins. Cute blocks, too.

  3. anything made in Mama said Sew line...and those rainbow foxes-perfect!!

  4. You've not wasted any time!! You always seem to accomplish so much. LOVE the foxes and the Moda quilt you are working on.

    Happy birthday to your granddaughter. Isn't it amazing how quickly the time goes?

  5. Found a Riley Blake layer cake to do mine

  6. The hexis will be perfect with the dresdens I think. Love the watermelon foxes -they look happy to join the skulk. Your moda love layer cake will look great in Mama said sew. I made one for Hannah in bright colours and her aqua that she loves.

  7. Just love your foxes!! I have that pattern and hope to make a few one day soon :). And the dresdens will be very pretty with the hexies in the middle. You've been very busy!!!!

  8. I like your idea of the hexies. Your foxes are looking great! It seems every time I think I can just spend a day sewing something comes up. I am sure your granddaughter will love the pillow case. She is almost a teenager! Watch out!

  9. I think your hexie flowers are a great idea and your foxes are just great.


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