Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A little sewing

I have been just so bad about blogging. It seems like I am not getting much done so there is not much to blog about. I have been working on a few things so I will share those things with you.
Pat Sloan started a few projects rather close together and of course I wanted to do them all.
The one that has actually gotten worked on is a year in applique from Pat's book New Ideas for Applique . You know how I love a Block of the Month. The two most recent blocks:
Once in a blue moon

and Candy Corn Toss.

There is still a ways to go, we did not start at the beginning of the year. I am also working on her pattern "Traffic Jam" which was a free pattern Pat had in her newsletter. That I am working on as a leader and ender.  Hopefully soon I will have something to show on that project.

I as still working on the McKenna Ryan BOM at the shop. Here is the third block. I still need to get pictures of the next two. I am working on the last block then it will be time to get it all together.

We had gotten a book by Tula Pink in the shop 100 blocks and I wanted it, but I resisted. Then I found a sew along in the blogs and I caved in. I bought the book, raided my stash, and went shopping for more fabric. (And more and more, but I digress) True to form, I did not start right away. Wow does a week fly by fast. Before I knew what happened I was weeks behind. I made a plan. I worked on the current week's blocks and blocks from the beginning. In a few weeks I caught up. I won't show you all those photos but I will share a couple.

I bought a piece of pink foam insulation when I was doing my layout for the quilt show and I plan to wrap it in either batting or flannel and  nail it to the wall for a design wall. Any thoughts on what to use? Hopefully soon I can put up the Tula blocks and see how it is looking.

I am also cutting DD's quilt that has been on the to do list way too long. I really must get a handle on those pesky UFOs.

Later and happy stitching


  1. Both the quilt tops are very pretty, and I LOVE the deer! Looks like you do have a lot going on! I'll be watching for info on your design wall idea. I had checked at Home Depot last week for foam insulation too, but I'll wait until after Christmas; storage problem, you know! ---"Love"

  2. I don't have a wall that I can nail the foam insulation. So I have 3 of the 24" wide sheets (trimmed down to 7') which I just lean up against my wall when I need them. When I don't need them, I stack the 3 together in a corner. I've pinned a flannel type fabric to each piece and my blocks cling right to them.

  3. Your BOMs look fantastic and the Tule Pink blocks are such fun! Not the type of fabric I have in my stash, but I love them! Can't wait to see more!

  4. Looking good Beth! Your BF blocks look great. And I always love anything McKenna Ryan.

  5. Whoa bright colors there at the end! I love it. The McKenna Ryan block is also stunning (I'm afraid of her stuff for all the little fussy bits!). And I'm wondering what else Pat has in store for us because those candy corn flowers are too cute!

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  7. Wow, gorgeous blocks all. I love the Candy Corn Toss!

    A very Happy New Year to you, Beth - and thanks for all your friendly comments! :)