Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Snails over the Stars

The top is done, I am calling it Snails over the Stars. Now it needs to be sandwiched and quilted.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Death by Cross Stitch

Made it to page 2, BUT one of the ladies on the FB page pointed out I didn't do the backstitch. Duhhhh what backstitch thinks I, the sheet I printed out doesn't show backstitch. No it does not but when I looked at the pdf file oh yes there is backstitch. On my print out it just looks like graph lines put on screen and with my new printer print out the backstitch lines are very clear. So I will go back and do the backstitching then back to page 2. 

 My snail trail quilt blocks are waiting to be squared up and sized before I sew them together into a top.But I am still debating adding to it so it is on hold right now. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Update on Death By Cross Stitch

I have been fighting a bout of Diverticulitis or at least that's what the doctor things.
I've been spending a lot of time in my recliner. But a lot of it is sleeping or surfing the net, but I have got some stitching done. 

I can also only sit up in the quilt room for a short time a day but I have got some sewing done on my Snail Trail Quilt. I have added 6 yellow and blue Ohio Star blocks. I am going to add 6 yellow and white Snail Trail blocks and maybe some blue and yellow Ohio Star blocks but I am still thinking about that. When I am working with out a quilt pattern anything can happen. :-)

Happy Stitching Everyone.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Death by Cross Stitch and other goodies.

I have been able to stitch on my Death by Cross Stitch the last two week. Since I switched back to a q-snap frame. I am almost done the upper left corner. 

My Jewel box quilt top is completed, I like how it turned out. I used greens and neutrals from my scraps/stash. I only had to purchase the dark green for the second border. This make 2 quilt tops finished for 2017 so far. My tumbler quilt top was a UFO but the jewel box I just started in December.

Wednesday our Sew Much Fun sewing group made little business card holders. So easy I made 2 in a very short time. I am going to make a bunch from my scraps.

Today I was making a place for my Accuquilt Cutting Dies and got a little sidetracked after getting them in place. I had gotten the Snail Trail die during the December sale but had not played with it so today I did. I cut enough blues and neutrals to make 6 blocks. I ended up making 3 before my side really started to bother me. They turned out pretty good and I am thinking about mixing them with some Ohio Stars. I'll keep you posted. 

Happy Stitching Everyone

Friday, January 13, 2017

I'm blogging again.

I am working on a Jewel Block quilt top. I learned this block from a Craftsy Class called  Quick Techniques for Classic Blocks: Wrenches, Stars & Twists

with Anita Grossman Solomon. 

It's made with a paper template that you sew then cut apart. I like how this one is turning out. In fact I like were short cut methods for doing a few different blocks and will we doing other things with them later in the year. 
I am using many different greens and neutral from my stash and scrap boxes for this quilt. Some of the neutrals are a little dark but I like how they are are coming together. I will decide on the borders once I have all the blocks sewn together this weekend. 

I am working on Death By Cross Stitch in the evenings and it is moving right along. Here it is after I worked on it tonight, my 8th day of stitching on it.

Happy Stitching everyone. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

It's Been A While

Goodness, it has been over two months since I have posted on my blog, I just didn't realize that. Well I am posting tonight since I have some Cross Stitch to post. I know, I know but I am really stitching again. Yes I am still quilting but I have picked up my petite needles again and am stitching away. I still have numbness in my right hand but well I am just living with it for now. 

Death by Cross Stitch has been moved to 17" by 14" Q-Snaps and the big ass stitching frame is apart and put away. I am able to stitch with the Q-Snaps resting against my lap desk. 


I am making 2017 my year of finishing my quilting UFO's and  using my scraps instead of running to the Quilting Store. I have only been quilting since 2013 but I have tubs and tubs of wonderful scraps that I have been given or bought from ladies getting out of sewing.
My first UFO is now a finished top, I will work on the quilting later in the year. I am going to get the tops done first then worry about the quilting. 
Tumbler Throw finished 1/7/2017

My First Crazy Quilt Blocks from Scraps Strings.

Here is the start of my green Jewel block quilt top. I decided it needed to be bigger so I am going to make 15 more

green blocks before I sew them together. Have not decided if I am going with the X's or O's block layout.
There more to post but I am going to stop for now and will try to get back to my blogging.
Happy Stitching Everyone.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Table Runner for Fall and other goodies

Steady piecing and still loving it. I am going to PT for therapy but my fingers are still having numbness so I am not cross stitching again and poor old Death by Cross Stitch is just sitting near my recliner waiting for me. I also have had to put the two embroidery blocks from the Splendid Sampler in a box by my chair until I can do them too.
I am still able to piece and quilt so that is what I have been doing. 

Our sewing group has gotten back together and over the last few weeks we have made a few things. I have made a purse, two hum bug bags, a pot holder and a charging station 

I have a new table runner that still needs a little more quilting but it is ready for my dinner group on the 11th. I am going to try to make 6 place mats to use than too. 

I finished my Garlic Knot quilt for my Grand Daughter and have done the top of my new Great Grandson's quilt. Hope to get that finished tomorrow and Friday.