Saturday, July 30, 2011

Month 5

At our place rain storm=sewing awesome for me...
So as the clouds moved in and I listened to the thunder and such...The clouds became black and then the skies open upped... And down came the rain and the pea, golf sized hail.  Yup that's right hail... Us farms/ranchers do not like hail no we do not...So as the ground got saturated and my plants got watered, I decided to do some sewing...

Well I finished the Pinwheels and the 9 patch.  I was working on the other block but I missed cut my brown for the 9 patch so I have to go and get some more brown in order to finish... That seems to be the story of my life.  Miss cutting, I always find away to miss cut at least once in a quilt... Ok maybe 2 or more times in a quilt which costs me a lot of extra money to keep re-buying the fabric that I had to begin with...

9 Patch
Till Next time

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Month 4 - DONE!!

I am really not sure where I am getting all this sewing energy from.  I promised my hubby that I would cleaning around the house before I start sewing... So far I have kept the promise, I have cleaned Roy's bathroom (who knew a 4 year old could be so MESSY) - that gave me the rest to sew YES!  Cleaned the kitchenish - stove top, counters, empty dishwasher, floors - Some more sewing for me...Then this morning I woke up extra early (6 am), Cleaned the oven.... NO I don't have self clean so wishing I did.  Vacuumed the floors and Roy wanted the couch done too so we did that...

Child Labour???
So you have probably noticed his get up... Yes, he was outside feeding the horses and letting the dogs out for a run etc. as soon as he walked in the door, bam down to this... I don't know what it is with him but at least he leaves the undies on...  one thing, how do you vacuum without picking up... Well Roy learnt the hard way today, as I told him we have to pick up his stuff, well he just moved it around - why not put it away...Enough back to the quilt talk

Well I have finished Month 4 - as posted previously, I was really behind.  I am now completely done month 4 and moving on to Month 5.

Broken Dishes

More Pinwheels

Birds in the Sky

Northern Lights

So month 5 is a little different, they give you blocks etc. but you are to add them to Month 1 – APPLIQUE block…. Seeing how I am not doing the appliqué and just putting something else in its place.  I went to get the other part for this… I had it, I showed the girls because I was having issues with it.  Now it has disappeared… So I just have to build the blocks and not worry about the rest at this moment in time…So on to the hunt for this, as I have all my other Coxcomb stuff together but this on piece… Really kicking myself in the ass for losing this as I might have to go and re-purchase DAMN!!

Well till the next post

Monday, July 25, 2011

Month 3

Well I have finished my Month 3 for this Coxcomb Medallion.
This month was Pinwheels, 4 patches, and 2 samplers Oklahoma Road and Windmill.  I am now working on finishing up Month 4 which is just about done, but I stopped as I was not pressing correctly and it was just not working out the way that I wanted them too.  Month 5 I started doing my pinwheels the normal way - no paper piecing - wow does that for EVER!!!  One of the reasons for this is I ran out of toner for my printer so I could not print.  I also bought some foundation paper - for some reason I thought that computer paper would be the same... Well I guess I will have to try this once I get toner, hopefully today.

Here is a picture of my finished blocks,

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Oh My...

So I see that my last post was in month 2.  Where has the time gone, well I have lost some interest in this as the center is still not appliqued and I just can't get my head wrapped round all of it... This month we are to start to put the top together with all the blocks that we have been doing each month.

I have been using the paper piecing and for some reason it is not working for me at all.  Which yet another struggle, I keep telling myself that I should just cut and sew the other way without paper piecing but then I think it is so much easier to follow the lines...

We are currently at month 5 - can you believe that...Well I finished Month 3 but did not post anything ooppps!  Well I just thought that I would let you know where I am at this and hopefully get my butt in gear to get back at the quilting.


Thursday, April 14, 2011


I am so pleased with myself... I have completed all of my applique for Month 2... My fingers are somewhat sore as I did not realize 24 blocks and 96 leaves later.  I have finished with a week to spare, I am so glad that I am done and can relax before club on Wednesday.

Seeing how I have felt really good in doing this I have attempted to start on Month 1's applique.  I have 2 of the flowers on but I do have to take one off as it is not centered...  Well I am just taking a break from applique for the rest of the week and then I will start on the big block applique.

Well until next week - have a great April

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Month 2 -Sampler Blocks Crosses and Losses - Old Maides Puzzel

Month 2 Sampler Blocks are finished!!!  This was so much easier then last months for some reason.
Crosses and Losses

Old Maids Puzzle

Now back to work on the appliqué.  I have 4 blocks completed so that means 20 more to go…

Man, I am going to be a pro at this by the time that I am done.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

First Applique

Well, I have started my journey into applique.  It has been an adventure that I am sure to enjoy.  I thought I would share with you my very first applique.  Now, it is not perfect as this is my first....
Pinned Down - getting started

All appliqued on

Up close

Finished Block