and sew here we are...







Holiday Making Begins....see you soon.

Chatelaine Block Four


Block four is finished for the Chatelaine bow. This was a fun block to make and one I did over again in the aqua & red. I'm making two versions of this quilt selecting blocks as I go along. One aqua & red mini and the original. Looking at all four....I'm going to bring the green into the next and maybe introduce another fabric. 


The Aqua & Red...


I look forward to getting a new block each week. Each one is such a treasure! 
....til next time....Happy Sewing




sewing a bit...everyday



quilting....block making....


......pouch making..


I've been busy.... steady sewing a little something everyday....working on those piles of fabric. I have a lot of things finished but somehow the piles don't seem to be moving much. I am determined though and I got to playing a bit & arranged them like books.




I got the Block Four of the Chatelaine bow and it's all cut out and ready to go. I have a surprise to share with you about that too! I decided to make two versions because I've always wanted to make an aqua & red mini. These blocks are perfect for that, measuring at 6 1/2" and each one so far have been little sewn treasures. Even the ones where my points aren't lined perfect...Heck I don't mind....that used to bother me tremendously... I've learned to just let it go. ;) I'll rip it out once, twice, even three times and if it doesn't work after that... I just look away and carry on. So, my mini aqua&red is started and I'll be sharing that soon. I chose 2 of the four blocks so far and will add blocks, as I go along, making the original one. 
...til next time....Happy Sewing!



Chatelaine Block Three


Chatelaine - Whirligig - Block Three


My third block for the Chatelaine bow sew-a-long is finished. Who doesn't like a fun whirligig!? Fun to make and I made mine using the 'Cheat's Alternative'. The instructions offered a template or the cheat's method by cutting strips. I opted for the strips because I think it's easier and more precise. It's just a matter of preference but I thought, it was nice that Rose offered the choices in the making of this block.



I've been busy sewing the days away, getting closer and closer to getting my piles of fabric down. This Wednesday, Rose will post Block Four....Yippeee! I can't wait!
........til next time....Happy Sewing!

Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM



Keeping strong on not buying any more fabric until I get some piles down significantly, I joined a BOM - Sew Sweet Simplicity by Jacquelynne Steves.
The blocks are so very versatile and with just a few changes in fabric choices can give so many different looks. I mixed and played for a couple of days before I settled in on these. A white cotton/linen blend with embroidery, some pink, white cotton, some green and the flowered is from a collection - Rosie's Love Letters by Stof Fabrics. I am going to embroider a firefly or two in the center piece but I want to get a few more blocks made first. The BOM offers a 4 or 6 block quilt but I am leaning towards a bigger quilt and want to do nine blocks. That'll use up some fabric..heh? Seriously....Sew Sweet it will be and the blocks are in simplistic form with great direction so how can I stop making these?



I completely enjoyed doing this block and I am looking forward to the others. Of course, three blocks get chosen to be duplicates and I'm not sure, just yet which ones they'll be. I really liked doing this one and may make another because it looks fantastic as a pillow too.....I already went there... So now I just need to gather more fabric mixes and get the next block and away I go...fun!


This will be a great project for the Winter months and it should land on my bed.... say around Spring....completely done.









....til next time.

Chatelaine Block Two





My second block - Road to OK, for the Chatelaine bow. I'm using the same white as in the first block. Aqua & Yellow are from my scrappy box and the Pink & Flowered print is Northcote~C&R.

The block was fun to make and I'm looking forward to the third. This will be a fun little sampler quilt to have laying across my chair. Something tells me I will need it sooner than I thought...The temps are dropping here much to early in the year. Brrr...I'm cold.....come on quilt! The next block will be shared on Wednesday....Can't Wait! 



Chatelaine - Road to OK - Block Two




....off to do some more sewing...til next time.
Happy Scrappy Quiltin'













Chatelaine Block One





I found yet another way to use up more fabric. I joined a Block of the Week with Threadbare Creations. This week and week one - Milky Way. I chose Ruby-green, Northcote Range-C&R-pink flowered  and the white is one I had on hand and plenty of it. This is a basic I got from JoAnn's,  It should be Kona white but that's okay.....I'm using what I have. 



Chatelaine - Milky Way - Block One


Each Wednesday, Rose will post a new block, with a layout & directions. We're uploading our pics to Instagram, if you want to see all of them or Join In and make some blocks.


Happy Sewing!


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