Wednesday, November 28, 2018

UPDATE - November mini

My November mini just under the wire! I knew I would have to keep it simple as this is such a busy month. I used my “reject” center from Lori’s Sajou sew-a-long and just added some fabrics that looked like turkey feathers! I call it Turkey & Cheddar on Rye

Kyle (Timeless Reflections) also had cheddar on her mind when she created her sweet little November mini. Cheddar and indigo make the best combination. Pay her a visit (here) and get inspired!

And, Barbara (Quilts,Gravestones and Elusive Ancestors) has gleaned inspiration once again from Merikay Waldvogel’s book, Childhood Treasures for her little gem (here). This is one of my favorite books. I love every quilt in it and Barbara’s rendition is sensational! 

Pat (Thoughts from Taylorsoutback) finished her little gem just under the wire. She also rescued an orphan to make her sweet little quilt (here).

And Janet (Rogue Quilter) said she missed the deadline by a day, but who's counting? Her little quilts are always worth the wait and this one is no exception (here)!

Good job everyone! 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Quilt in a Box! - Noah and Matilda

Woohoo! I’ve met my goal of finishing all my Noah and Matilda blocks and border pieces by the end of November. 

Here are my final 4 blocks.

I have had so much fun with this quilt along and I really want to thank Dawn (Collector with a Needle) and all my cohorts on the Facebook site (here) for sticking with me!

Now, to get it assembled before the end of the year. – no pressure!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Blog-sgiving!

Of the many things I have to be thankful for this holiday season, my Blogging friends are high on the list. I came late to the Blog world and have already lost quite a few superb Bloggers to other forms of social media. But those of you who have hung in there to entertain and inspire me and other quilters are very dear to my heart!

It would take days to list all of my favorites and I need to go make some pies (yes, I do cook when I have to!) so, just know that I appreciate each and every one of you. I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Quilters Unite - Our help is needed

I’m sure we have all by now heard of the tragic fires on the west coast. Many of us have already sent care packages. 

 Lynn (Sew’n Wild Oaks) grew up in Paradise, California which sustained horrific devastation. Although her personal loss is great, she has come up with a way to help the people of Paradise as only a quilter could. She is donating this fabulous quilt that she and her sister made to the cause. You can go to her blog post (here) and buy raffle tickets to "help stitch Paradise back together". 

Update: I just read Lori's (Humble Quilts) post today and here is another way we can help. Thanks Lori!! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Group Challenge

I’m always up for a challenge. Stepping out of our comfort zone helps to stretch our creative minds. However… this one stretched me so far I felt like Gumby!

At our September Kaleidoscope meeting we all brought a yard of fabric and then proceeded to rip it into 5 parts. I got lost after the second rip, so I can’t tell you exactly how (or why) we ended up with what we did. This was my pile of “less than desirable” fabric pieces. 

Our challenge was to make something using all 5 fabrics and bring it back in November.

This is the only thing I could come up with without tossing my cookies! Honestly, it is so bad I can hardly look at it.
Sorry Kyle, but I’m not going to “label” this one with my name! I sheepishly slipped it into the hands of a friend who will be delivering kennel pads to the local animal shelter. May the cat or dog who sleeps on it forgive me!

On a fun note, I taught a potholder class last weekend to a really fun group in Yarmouth. I’m always please when I can teach at least one new thing to a class. There are many aspects of the potholder method that are important to master in order to assemble them properly. These gals aced them all!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Noah and Matilda update

My latest Noah and Matilda block. I cheated a bit on this one. I love this fabric with the little medallions so, once again, I let the fabric do all the work!

It’s hard to believe I have only 4 more to go! Seems like this quilt and I have been friends for a long, long time!

I'm linking up with Em's Scrapbag and Small Quilts and Doll Quilts today in an effort to catch up on what everyone has been up to. I haven't spent much time on the Internet this week and I get curious. Enjoy the "party"!