I've not touched my Sarah Fiekle Happy Days Quilt for some time and signed up for her new Down The Rabbit Hole on which starts at the end of this month. So I prepped some of the pieces for one of the last applique blocks to take to my sit and stitch with friends today. The flower petals are English Paper Pieced Hexagons with a curved outer petal. The leaves are a half hexagon piece.I also neglected my 366 Circle project in July and have decided to work backwards from December and prepped some snowflake, star and Christmas themed circles that I used on my Santa and Tree project.
Friday, 20 January 2017
Friday, 13 January 2017
I'm happy to say that so far I'm on track with my goal of Stay Focused! At the beginning of the month I cut out the fabrics for Block Three of Sunflower Gathering; along with the alternate block and started sewing the background for the wool applique.I'm waiting until I have a few more of the four patch colour combinations sewn before I start sewing the alternate blocks together so I have a good mix of different four patches to chose from.
Here is the wool block background.
Here are most of the wool pieces cut for sewing, the red will be 52 little flowerettes so I'm waiting until I'm ready to attach them before cutting out. The larger green left over will become some of the stems for the Sunflowers.
I took this picture on Wednesday with my iPad of the snow on the mountains and the Native Paddle wheeler that still goes up and down the river. There is more ice floating down the river but things are expected to warm up by the weekend.
Are you Staying Focused?
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
from Woolie Mammoth Blog. I won one her 12 Days of Christmas give aways!
On my last post in December I wrote out my phrase for 2016 here. This year I've decided Stay Focused will be my phrase this year. I'm saying STAY rather than BE as I often can be very focused on something and then a flash will come and I'm off checking out the shiny thing that caught my eye. This year I hope to STAY FOCUSED. I'll be checking in with Anna's blog though out the year as part of the challenge. I may add some new projects because I know some are in the works. I may add some other UFO's but not until I get a good forward direction on some I've mentioned.
Off to do some prepping so I can get started. What is your focus for 2017?
Sunday, 1 January 2017
We had a snowy New Year's Eve for the last day of 2016. Just outside my condo door there are some windows. I was nice and warm inside but enjoyed the falling snow.Here is a short video I shot thru the windows.
Here is a picture I took on January 1, 2016, very foggy quite a contrast.
February brought Cherry Blossoms out in full bloom in our courtyard.
Took a class with Susan Teece and made birch trees while everyone else made evergreens.
I also was busy stitching my beginning blocks for Let It Snow mystery with Buttermilk Basin.
Some bigger than others.
Woolie Mammoth blog.
In August I went on a Quilt Shop hop to pick up some row by row patterns and stopped at the Deception Pass bridge for some photos.
One of my favourite houses in the Mount Vernon area.
Gwennie Sew Along Twin B