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Monday, November 30, 2015

Design Wall Monday and...

 ...Allietare Link Up.

It's that time of year again.
Quiltville Mystery Time!
The first clue was released Friday morning.
I woke up at 4 and just had to check.
It was there so I went back to bed.
No need to worry about that any more. :)

I knew it wouldn't take long to cut my pieces with my GO Cutter.
I was right.
Before long, I was ready to sew.

But first I had to put the last 2 rounds on these 10 Pineapple Crazy blocks.
They are trimmed and ready to de-paper before going in to the bin.
I either have 24 more to finish or 14.
You know I'm hoping for 14!

Then I got busy on these.
Soon I was pressing and counting into piles of 10.
I have 302 HSTs.
Is it Friday yet???

Next up for me this week are the 4 cornerstone blocks for Pineapple Crazy.
They are each made up using 4 of these.
One little block done, 15 to go.
So close, yet so far.

Today I'm linking up with Judy L at Patchwork Times
and with Bonnie at Quiltville.
Mondays in Blogland are so much fun!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Design Wall Monday

Millefiore has demanded attention most of the week!
She is loud!!!

Sometimes choosing fabric is hard work.
The center hexi originally had cream fabric but it just wasn't working for me.
So I had to change it to brown.
I'm happier now.

I was very undeceive about the last round until this morning.
Early morning fabric play has me on the right path!

 I have 2 more sides to stitch on the last round 2 hexi.
I ordered (from Paper Pieces) and received the next 4 rosette papers.
I'm excited for the next one because I have all the colors picked already.
Lime green, white, red.

You know the new Quiltville mystery, Allietare starts Friday.
I spent some time pulling fabrics.
Some were removed, more were added.
I'm so excited!!
So I must get busy and finish up the 10 pineapple blocks that are laying on my machine half finished.

My helpers and I will be busy, busy, busy this week. 

See what others are working on this week at Patchwork Times.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Design Wall Monday

I have been on a mission to get my Pineapple Crazy blocks finished. After the last 2 retreats, I had completed 23 blocks. Friday and Saturday I made 7 more and added 5 more border blocks for a total of 180 and 30.

 Last week I said I did a lot of talking at retreat. Yesterday I proved it to myself. I decided to make it a Sunday Sew Day and that is what I did. I pulled out 10 more papers and got busy! Ernie warmed up leftovers for lunch and he cooked fish for dinner. I sewed.  By the time I was done at the machine, I have 2 more rounds to go on these 10 blocks. How great would it be if I could finish these 10 and 10 more to be at 200 blocks! I feel like I am on the fast track now.  This is my long term project and I see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I'm also pretty excited about Millefiore! This is my Rosette 4, I have #5 already finished and plans and fabric pulled for #6. I am working round 2 now and having fun choosing the fabrics. I start each block with a color combination in my head, pull the fabrics in those colors and then I get to play. Each round is bringing in new fabrics. It's so much fun pulling these from my stash. Are you like me and the fabrics already in the stash are considered to be free??? Another of the silly games I play.

Did you notice the PC block on the left has the same paisley as the diamonds in Millie? That fat quarter is full of holes and is now in the PC bucket.

See what's happening in Blogland today at Patchwork Times.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Design Wall Monday

This weekend was final retreat of the year.
This is my favorite spot to take a picture.
I try to remember to do it each retreat.

I planned to only work on Pineapple Crazy. 
I finished 11 blocks.
I wanted to finish at least 15, but
I did a whole lot of talking instead. 

Part of my talking was about the new Block of the Week I've started.
This book is serving double duty, Millefiore and BOW.
This is going to be fun!!!
I hadn't started the flower hexi and cut and basted the fabrics there.
Then I showed it to my friend Sharlene and she said to change it to this setting.
She is so smart!
I stitched it last night and I love it.

We also had a strip swap and I do the swapping.
We had 6 different swaps.
We had some fabulous fabrics!
Too bad the picture is so dark.
I'm excited to add them to what I already have.

So with all the chatting, laughing and having fun,
plus the swapping, games, prizes and a bit of sewing, 
I had a pretty fabulous weekend!

See some fabulous design walls at Patchwork Times.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Design Wall Monday

Lots of sewing going on this week but not much can be shared. 
I can share my progress on Millefiore.
Block #3 is complete.
I am so excited to pick fabrics for #4.
I'm thinking pinks and browns with a spash of lime green!

Top left is #3 which will attach to the pink and green #1.
Orange and blue is block #5 which doesn't attach to 1 or 3.
The blue and yellow is block #2 and barely attaches to 5.
I am! 
But I have the road map.

Just for the fun of it!
I babysat while mom and dad took the oldest to his soccer party.
They love Wheel of Fortune.
AKA the spinning game with 3 people.
Teeth brushed and showers and pjs before 7:30.
Win for Gramma!

Retreat starts in 3 more get ups!
I'm pretty much ready.
I just have to check over my list
and finish packing the car.

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