Tuesday, November 20, 2018

It's all about the food this week...........

I get to make the fun stuff for the Thanksgiving get together.  I started out yesteray with 3 batches of home made Chex Mix.

Next I mixed up the dough for Kringlas but it has to refrigerate for several hours so I'll bake those today.
Then it was on to pumpkin muffins.  The recipe says it would make 24 but the paper liners are so short that I got 27 out of the batch.  I remember when the paper liners were taller and when it said to fill 3/4 full it used up all of the batter.

Monday, November 19, 2018

More cutting............

I finished cutting all of the 3.5" squares and then concentrated on the 2" squares from the leftover piece.  At the top left is a pile that needs the fold mark pressed out before I can cut them.  The tiny trimmings will go in the dog bed stuffing bag.

We got a little snow overnight Saturday night but it melted off the streets within a couple hours.  We have lucked out with just an inch again where south of us had many inches of snow.  It is cold though but warming up for Thanksgiving, back to normal temperatures in high 40s.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

A day of cutting...........

I have some large scraps left from cutting kits of 6" squares of batiks.  The pile on the right is waiting to be cut.  Top left is 3.5" squares, below that is a pile of 2" squares and bottom left is the pile waiting to be cut into 2" squares.

I just checked the birthday post that my daughter wrote and there are 262 happy birthday wishes on it.  Thank you all so much!  It made this birthday so special.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Rectangle top sewn.......

With 2 hours of TV watching I got the last seven rows sewn on this quilt top.  It ended up 51.5" x 72".  It had borders in the magazine but if I just finish it now I can use one of those 60" Kaffe prints on the back and not have to seam it.  I have enough of the red Belle Epoch print.  I'll think about it a couple days and then decide.  I need to start making smaller quilts.  I said that last year and I still kept making them at least 60" x 80" or twin size.  I remember Pepper Cory at a workshop called her quilts one person quilts and two person quilts.  This one is sufficient right now for one person.

For inquiring minds, the rectangles are 4.5" x 8.5" and I cut them with my Studio die cutter with a GO! die and adapter.  There are 111 rectangles and 12 squares 4.5".  I used 14 fabrics and there are 8 pieces of most of them.

Friday, November 16, 2018

The next quilt.............

I finally started the layout of this quilt.  I think I ended up with 13 fabrics.  They are all Kaffe collective (Kaffe, Philip and Brandon).  I had to cut a bunch more 4.5" x 8.5" rectangles yesterday and added one fabric to my original group.  Then I had to cut the 4.5" squares to fill in the top and bottom.

Last night I got the first six columns sewn together.  There are 7 left to sew and this should come out about 52" x 72".  It has 2 borders in the magazine so I'll consider that too.   I used some of the same fabrics as the one in the magazine and added some of my favorites to the group.  One of them may be the outer border.

I went back and edited yesterday's post with the size and number of half hexagons used.  I try to remember to do that when I'm writing the post but sometimes forget.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Many thanks, and a quilt top.....................

My daughter really surprised me with the second post yesterday and I was blown away by the number of birthday wishes.  Thanks so much to all of you who took a moment to comment and wish me a happy birthday.  I loved all of your comments and am so happy so many people love my blog.

I found a few minutes to sew in the afternoon between lunch out with family and pizza brought to my house last night.  The top is finished and now I see 2 of the same fabric just one half hexagon apart but it is going to stay there. (bottom center one row up from the bottom)  It ended up 58" x 80" and has 208 half hexagons in it.

Now I can start putting the rectangles of the Kaffe collective up on the design wall and then determine which fabrics to cut more of.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

It's Wanda's Birthday!!!!

Wanda in her Garden - Summer 2018
Shhhh….(Vicki here…Wanda’s daughter) I’m sneaking onto the blog today to tell you that it’s Wanda’s 78th Birthday.  

Let’s show her how much we appreciate her dedication — over a decade of daily quilting inspiration!

Post a ‘Yes’ below in the comments…(or write a short note) if you read her blog.  

I know she has more readers than she realizes...let's show her the love:)

xo,  Vicki