Jul 29, 2019

Vintage Block Along, Parade block

We have moved and I don't have a sewing room anymore, for 6 more weeks.
We have a very comfortable guest room at our son's home, and are sleeping on air mattresses for another night.
Then our new Queen bed set will arrive for our new guest room at our new house, which we will use for the next six weeks...

It's been a rough week of moving and cleaning and I couldn't stop thinking about Lori's Parade block for the Vintage Block along.
I decided to cut it and sew it!

I borrowed a small spot on the desk, next to our twin computers.

The best of both worlds, sewing and grandchildren :)
Thank goodness for my new Project Wool pressing mat which takes up such a small amount of space and makes my blocks look so flat and wonderful!

Here's my completed block!
The yellow print that I would have liked to have used is packed, so I chose this "happy" orange print to take its place.

I'm looking forward to the next block.
Thanks for following :)

Jul 22, 2019

Farmhouse Lane quilt, under construction

If you have been following along on my blog, you know that we are moving, a half mile down the street, twice!
We are moving in with our son and his family this week.
Our new home build will be finished the middle of September.
We moved to Arizona a year ago, I met my friend Nedra, 
and joined Farm Girl Chicks.
At our Farm Girl Chicks quilt group, we can only work on Lori Holt projects, that's the rule!
I began my work on Farmhouse Lane, the quilt pictured below.

Here's my stack of "welcome" blocks.
I seem to only be able to sew two of these per meeting.
Between sharing time, laughing and lunch, just two blocks :)
Last meeting, I didn't go out for lunch and was able to sew four!

I have 14 blocks made, only 2 more to go.

Before I attended my first Farm Girl Chicks meeting, I cut all of my blocks out and labeled them, clipped them with a clover clip and tucked them into a ziplock bag.
Each clip holds a "welcome" block in one bag and the background squares with another clip in the other bag.
I have two left and plan to finish them tomorrow at my meeting, 
on my birthday :)

Each of these ziplock bags represents a farmhouse.
I've made 5 and have 4 to go.
Unfortunately, the other farmhouses are packed...

Lots of people ask me how long it takes to sew a quilt.
I've never calculated, but I know it takes hundreds of hours!
According to my calculations, if you sew two blocks every two weeks, it will take a year and a half to finish this quilt.
Have a great week :)

Jul 15, 2019

Vintage Block Along, Family Reunion

This was a fun block to make!
I was able to match up the fabrics pretty well, but I had a perfect yellow from bake sale that would have been the best, alas it has already been packed....who knew.....

I'm eagerly anticipating the finish for the quilt.
Are any of you sewing along too?

Jul 8, 2019

Vintage Block Along, Mercantile block

Hi Everyone!
I finished my Mercantile block in the Vintage Block Along 
which can be found here.
I loved the story about this block, you'll have to read about it.
I was able to match up my fabrics to Lori's, except for the gray.
I did use gray, just a different print.
This quilt along is so perfect for me!
We have had so much going on in our lives, we sold our house and have to be out in a few weeks.
We're building our first home, just down the street.
I have a lot of packing to do, so just doing a block here and a block there is perfect for me!

I hope you're enjoying seeing all my blocks.
I know it's a little redundant every week, but I haven't had too much time for sewing lately.
Thanks for following me :)

Jul 1, 2019

Vintage Block Along

Welcome back to my Vintage Block Along!
I think this"4th of July" block is sew beautiful!!!
I would love to make a quilt full of these flag blocks.
I love the script writing white stripes too, very vintage :)

This is the "playing card" block.
It was fun and easy to sew!
Lori's instructions are always the best.

This "Penny Candy" block was great!  
It looks so complicated, but it sure isn't.
I had so much fun choosing all the little l l/2" squares 
from my stash.
Each one is a Lori Holt fabric and there are no repeats, 
except for the background squares.

I'm so anxious to see how this quilt turns out, 
with all the many sizes of blocks.
Lori hasn't told us when the blocks will be completed for the quilt.
I am eagerly anticipating that blog post.
If you want to sew the blocks, you can see the instructions on Lori's blog here.
Just type in Vintage Block Along in the search bar.
See you next time!