Thursday, August 22, 2019

I Love Thursday Post #24 ~ A Single Rose

Photo taken on a stormy day in my life in the scrapatch.

I am thankful for this day, 

for each and everyday,

for each and every bloom,

and all the moments that take my breath away.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, 
but by the moments that take our breath away."

Sharing today with my friends at

I Like Thursday Quilters @ Not Afraid of Color

Happy Thursday!  

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Sewing the Next 50 Kinship Blocks

Here is Day 52 ~ Block 52 for the


It was an empty the scrap jar block.

Here is yesterday's block which I forgot to post.

It was a cloudy and stormy day today and there is another band of heavy storms moving in.

Goodnight and be safe and happy, my friends.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

On My Sewing Table Today ~ Rhapsody!

This gorgeous fabric is on my sewing table today!

This is a new start. 

This fabric is

The designer for this beautiful fabric is

has this lovely 

When I researching this fabric, I also found this 

I am using this pretty Fat Quarter Bundle and yardage 
and Kona Solid in Seaglass for the background
to sew this

which is fat quarter and fat eighth friendly.

I am loving unwrapping and getting ready to play with this pretty fat quarter bundle.

It is a happy quilty day. 

What is on your sewing table today? 

Monday, August 19, 2019

50 Blocks ~ Kinship Fusion Sampler Quilt

The first 50 Blocks done!

5 rows of 10 blocks each
with Block 50 in the upper left 
and Block 1 on the lower right

I put these up on my design wall  to see how they play together.

I am very happy with these blocks for the


Here is Block 50.

I am still in the thought process for the setting
and will decide when all the blocks are finished.

I am really enjoying this quilty journey and playing with these pretty fabrics.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sew I Knew It Would Happen

It's Beginner to look a lot like Christmas!

~ and ~ 

I knew it would happen.

I am actually looking forward to the moments like these.

My Girl and I are sewing along Christmas Quilts together.
My Girl and I are actually "online" quilt along friends right now as she is living in Texas
and I am rooted in Massachusetts.

Here is my daughter's Nine Patch Block.
sent via wonderful modern technology.

My Girl has been bitten by the quilt bug.
At one point she said it would never happen.
That was years after she had dabbled with making a quilted bag and few quilt blocks 
when she was about nineteen after she and a college friends of hers 
attended a big quilt show with us.

So she knows the basics, bought some fabric, 
tried quilt making on and took it off and put it in the "not me" category. 

Until  now.
I cannot tell you how happy I am that the 

I casually mentioned it to My Girl and to my happy surprise she said she was interested.

Of course, I have been sending her helpful photos, tips tricks, video links, etc,
to help her learn all she needs to know to find her way in quilting.
I have always taught my children to listen and learn
and find their own ways of doing things.
They are all very successful in this endeavor
and have taught me many things.

But not about quilting ... Until Now
My Girl is now teaching me new things about quilting ... :-) 

My Girl has been doing her thing researching and learning and planning
to make her first quilting experience as good as she can.
So she is already trying to figure out how best to quilt her quilt
So the other day she sent me this link ...

How To Bury Thread Ends Quilt Video

@ The Littlest Thistle

and asked me if this was a good way to do it.

Um .... "Yes, Girl!
This looks like a really good and easy method." 

:: sheepish grin ::
Then I told her the story about how when I was learning about quilting
on my own via books from the library, magazines and online information.
(before the explosion of online how-to-quilt videos)
I never learned about "burying thread ends"
until long after I had formed the bad habit of snipping them short.

So My Girl is finding what she needs to know to form good habits from the start.

And Her Mama is learning better habits from her.

Win = Win
<3 :-) Me & My Girl :-) <3 


Day 49 ~ Block 49

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Fussy Cutting Fabric Fun

Day 48 ~  Block 48


Fussy cutting and sewing these 

which were a

I hope to have enough scraps from my quilt o make my version of this
large pillow that features the Bell Jar fabric... 

It would be such a nice accent to add to my quilt.

Looking forward to sewing this quilt top.

Almost halfway there!