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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Looking For The Quilt Fairy

I  hope everyone had a great Memorial Day with family and friends and remember the fallen Heroes who keep us safe.  My prays goes out to all families that  have lost some one in this war.

Yes it has been awhile since my last blog.  I have just been down and out on the quilting and blogging these last few months.  Trying to find my quilt mojo or a quilt fairy to hit me in the head with her quilting wand to get my butt in gear.

Since I was not going any were or doing anything this weekend, I made myself go into the sewing room and tune out the house guess (long story on that).  I have project to do, but just have not got started on them.  I feel good that I was able to complete or almost complete several projects.

Since I have several baby showers to attend (they really was working out this long winter year), I made several baby burp clothes.  I got the free pattern off of Craftsy.

They were so easy to make and fast.  I used bath towels I got from Walmart for the backing.  I will most likely make more this week depending on how many more baby showers I will be attending.

My Quilting Bee (Wee Bee Quilters) will be going on retreat in August and our Retreat Coordinator  Carolyn Burgess it the best person for this job.  She is already planning our fun weekend with projects to do before we even get there.  One of the project is that each member who is attending is to make a house block.  We picked which house block we wanted to make so all will be different, I got the tepee. 

 Although this is a very easy block to do, I had to have the quilt fairy hit me in the head with her wand to give me a better idea how I wanted this block to look and find just the right fabric in my stach to make this block come to life.

The background fabric was brought back from Italy by Tom's sister about 3 or 4 years ago.  I had plan to make a skirt or jacket from it, and still might do that it was a lot of fabric so I did not think that taken a 12-1/2" piece out of it would do any harm.  It has a desert fill to it.  I plan to add something to the else to the right side of it not sure what, maybe a buffalo or arrows.  This is do next week so I better get it together.  Carolyn plans to put the house quilt together and one of us lucky participants might just win it.

The other project that I got started on was a Mommy & Me quilt for a friend of my son's, who had a baby girl last year.  He plans to take it with him to Boston when he goes up in the next couple of months.

  The elephants are appliqued on with a blanket stitch.  I used charm squares I won from Pineapple Fabrics at the Atlantic Quilt Show in February.  I just need to add the applique balloons and embroider the balloon strings tonight.  Then add the top and bottom boarder strips, then send it out to have it quilted.  I love piecing, but do not have the talent for quilting or the space.

I am so glad that I took the time out to let you all know that I am still here.  Life has been kind of boring lately.  Nothing fund is going on around here.  No walking toilets , no flying tooth,  and no Tom decorating the front door for Christmas.  

I will blog with you soon.

The Every So Slow Quilter (Felicia) 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Block Do Over - Splendid Sampler

In my effort to try and blog more often, I am working on the Splendid Sampler blocks.  I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.  Tonight I worked on the Wings block.  I tell you it was a poor effort at best.

Working with 1'1/2 " squares is and effort for me.  Then I got my seam allowances wrong from the start.  I started off with a 1/4" then some were a scant 1/4" each, so you know the seams weren't matching, but I forced them too.  Then I starched it into submission.   By the time I finish this block I was ready to throw it out the window (that is if the window was open, still cold out).  I also did not like my fabric choices.  The butterflies are o.k. but the 4 patches need a little work.  Need to look through my stash a little more.

I also need to find out how to link these blocks to the Splendid Sampler.  I have read how to link, but my mind does not wrap around it.  Not concentrating, brain still on vacation. I might have to wait for Linda (eat, sleep, quilt) to get back from Atlantic City to walk me through this.

Here is little Asia taken her first steps.  She is on her way here, so I have to clean up my sewing so she want get into in fabric or needles on the floor.

I will try to work on another Sampler block tomorrow night and redo the Wings block.

Have a Happy Quilt Day
The Slow Quilter (Felicia)

Monday, March 7, 2016

1 Year Yesterday

As pointed out by my dear fried Linda (eat, sleep quilt), yesterday was the last day I posted which will make it 1 year.  I have a lot of excuses why I have not posted, put what is the point.  One thing for sure my brain went on vacation, and my body seemed to go along with it.   With the new grandbaby in the mix, it was getting hard to think of projects to do and things to write about.  I am hoping for a long posting year in 2016, SO I AM BACK PEOPLE.

I am coming back slow as a turtle (The Slow Quilter) get it.  The first thing I am participating in is The Splendid Sampler, a quilt-along with Pat Sloan and Jane Davis.  I am looking through my scraps to work on the different quilt block samples that the group is turning out. here is my first finish, the folding block station.  I think this was a bonds block, not worry, I will get the the different blocks soon.  Really I will.

O.K. there are now on block 7, but I have picket out fabrics even cut out one or two of the blocks I will be working on, but just trying to find the time to work on them between cooking dinner and watch the grandbaby, who is now 1 year old and walking.

My fist quilt show this year was the Mid-Atlantic in Hampton, VA with my Guild UHURU, here is a picture of us arriving.

It was a great trip, I only brought 1, yes 1 fat quarter buddle..  YAH ME!!!, I only brought 2 rulers (may be I will give them a try with my Sampler blocks), and some other small items.  I was a good girl.  As we all are these days, I am on a fabric diet, I have so-much that I have not used, that I need to take the time and pull them together for a quilt before Thomas sends them to Good Will (His been cleaning the basement lately, and my fabric seems to pop up when is doing that).  Must protect my fabric at all cost.

I am at work writing this post so I must go now.  Look forward to seeing more often.  I will be have a late birthday give-a-way by the end of March or right after Easter, so please come back to see me.

The Slow Quilter