Thursday, August 30, 2012

Grandmother's flower garden quilt top is complete

Well well well!! It has taken me some 15 or so years but a huge mile stone and long time WIP is now complete!!!!

A few day ago I made my last flower for this quilt top :))) yeah me!

All I have to do now is work on removing the remaining papers, purchase batting, and back fabric, then hand quilt away! Maybe I can work that all out I less time than the top took lol!!!

Wish me luck! Happy sewing :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Status update: mystery block

Hello fellow sewers! I bring you this post to inform you that I have successfully completed another block in the super Mario sew along series!!!!

I have totally got the hang of these blocks and am lovin it!

How about this color selection? My Mario lovin gamer helped me pick from my stash and I think we did a stuuupendous job!

Thanks for reading...happy sewing :)

Monday, August 27, 2012

? Block is ready

It was such a treat today to pop on over to cut to pieces' blog for a let's just see what's going on and surprise surprise the PDF pattern to make this block was there!

Even more bonus was the fact that I had all the materials on hand and was able to cut and iron down the blocks!!

I will put the machine to this block tomorrow and will post my completion!!

So loving this series! Happy sewing :)

Friday, August 24, 2012


Well I have finally done it! What began some 15 or so years ago is now complete!

This my friends is THE LAST flower to be sewn onto this flower garden quilt!!!!

Count down has begun

Wow oh wow!!!! Only ONE MORE TO GO!!!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Goomba block is done!

Today I finally got to sewing all those lines and lines of this quilt block and am happy to report it is done!

I am so excited to be all caught up and am eagerly awaiting the release of the next block in this series!!!

What do you think pretty good likeness to Goomba ah?! I think so :)

Happy sewing!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Craftsy BOM August #2

Well, here it is! Number 2 August block done...

Can't say it was my favorite block to do (lots and lots of pieces!) and the color scheme is too busy but I am going with it :)

Craftsy BOM August #1

My Craftsy August Ohio Star block is done :)
Don't you just love those cows!!

Happy sewing :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lungi block is now complete

Block #3 is now complete :) we are so excited to see this quilt compete (but aren't we always :))

Happy Sewing :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lakitu block

Block two is all done :) 10 more to go!

I have joined the flicker group for this quit and am in the process of posting my progress. I am having so much fun!

I am so happy with the choice of the darker but still bright blue for the background. Wasn't so sure at JoAnn's but seeing it all sewn up I am very pleased!!

Happy sewing!

Oh Mario!

Well here it is all sewn up!

This sew along is sooo much fun! The technique is so very tedious but still sooo fun!

I am a puzzle loving gal and that makes this quilts technique just perfect for me!

I am having a blast! Hope you try this one down and 11 to go!!!! happy sewing :)

One Almost Flower Wednesday

Well, I am so happy to report that I am winding down on this project.

I am now to the point that all my full and half flowers are done!!! :)

I am now doing quarter?? flowers.

I do not believe these are present in a traditional flower garden quilt. I have chosen to buck tradition and not do rounded sides. Instead, I want the look of a straight sided quilt.

To achieve this look I am adding half and what I call quarter flowers that I will starch, iron, then trim down to make a straight line...hard to explain without pictures...those will be shared really soon I hope!!! And if my hunch is correct will look really cool!!!

Happy Wednesday and happy sewing :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Super Mario Sew Along!!!!!

Yeessss that is correct! there is a Super Mario sew along over at Cut to Pieces.

Cut To Pieces

Honestly I have way to much going on right now to tackle this... but yeap I'm gunna do it any way :)

check it out and follow along! Me and the boy are sooooo excited!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Scrappy Dresden update

I have finally found the gumption to get back to this quilt.
Today, I sat on the couch and hand stitched my Dresden plates down onto the background square.
I do recommend that, and I did so here as well, you cut the background block slightly bigger than the finished block. I cut mine to a 15 inch square.
This allows for the "shrinkage" that is possible when you stitch down the plates.
Later I will go back and trim the blocks to the desired 14.5 inch block.
Tomorrows plan is making and stitching down the center happy to be getting this one done! My living room has an empty wall just waiting for this quilt to occupy the empty space!!
If you wish to try your hand at making this quilt please check out this link:
Hopefully I'll be able to report more progress tomorrow :)
Happy sewing! Thanks for reading!!