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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Row by Row

    A New Year and a New Beginning

We see the new year as an opportunity to do all the projects we have been dreaming about. My sister Barb of Bejeweled quilts wanted to do a row by row quilt with the nieces so we are using the patterns from Lori Holts Farm Girl Vintage and Farm Girl Vintage 2. We can't share the patterns with you but you can purchase the book at the Inchworm Store. Just click on the book picture and it will take you to the store. If there are none left I will be glad to order one for you, just leave me a message.


This month we choose the Milk Can out of the first book. Rules are simple. 6 or 12 inch block, make your row how ever you want and how long you want. There are 7 of us and each will get a month to choose a block. If you want to follow along Barb at Bejeweled will start the month with the block of the month and I will finish up the month with the rows.

So far here are the finished blocks/rows for this month, still waiting for 2 more but the month is still young, haha.






Friday, January 1, 2021

SISTERS IN QUILTING

For many years now my sister, Jeanette, and I ,(Barb of  Bejeweled quilts), have been doing projects together.  Sometimes when she visits or most of the time, miles apart.


Jeanette had suggested that we do this quilt below.  It is called "Radiant" by Cozy Quilt Designs, Daniela Stout.



The fabrics used on both quilts are JAVA Batiks by Freshwater for Maywood Studios.
I purchased them from Jeanette's store, Inchworm Fabrics, of course, she can just go in there and pick and chose....what would it be like to have a fabric store in your own home?  There probably wouldn't be much fabric to sell...haha.  

 I do have to tell ya, I recently visited my sister and went crazy over her fabrics.  I ran downstairs to my husband and told him I was spending money....a lot of it.  What fun it was to search though all of the delicious fabrics.


We have another quilt that we did and will show that later.  We are also doing a row by row with her, her daughters, and another niece.  Jeanette has some talented daughters and not in just quilting.

PS
I have to put my two cents in. Barb failed to mention that we did those quilts last summer and she was waiting for me to get mine completed so we could post. 
 
If you have read her blog today she mentioned to stay focused and she showed her Star of Bethlehem quilt block. 
 
Well I am working on a quilt with 9 of those Star of Bethlehem blocks. I got all the half square triangle blocks sewn and ironed but need to trim them up. Here is my test block that I made using scraps to see if my calculations were going to work out before I cut the fabric I was planning on using. I designed it to be made out of 1/2 square triangles and blocks. Easy chain piecing. If it works out good I will put the instructions on the blog.
But I quit for the day because I need to get inventory done so  I went to do that and Barb wanted to post but I told her that I needed to stay focused on inventory so she posted for us. 
Happy New Year.
Jeanette

Sunday, December 27, 2020

More Christmas Gifts

I thought I would show some non quilt gifts

I have talented sons and son-in-laws also. They are into wood working. My oldest son is remodeling his kitchen and making all the cabinets. I will have to post a picture when he gets it completed. He has been working for months on them and says he may be able to install them in March.

I talked my husband into making some Taylor's Clappers for gifts this year and I made a case for them.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My oldest daughter who quilts, her husband was always giving her a hard time about how much time and money she spent and she was always lamenting that he needed a hobby. Well she got her wish, he has found one and now he spends time and money...haha.. careful what you wish for. Here are some band saw boxes that he made for gifts. He did such a fantastic job. They are solid pieces of wood glued together and then cut out to form the drawers. It is amazing what people have made. If you have never seen these before you will have to google them.



I love seeing the things that other people create. It makes me wish I could work with wood but everyone has their own talent and I will stick with the ones that I have.

Enjoy the rest of 2020 and here's hoping for a better 2021.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Hope Your Christmas was Merry!

This has been a challenging year.

Christmas was peaceful and calm here at our house. Family came last weekend and stayed home today to enjoy their kids and their Christmas. Hope your day was what you planned and that your year is winding down and the next one is better.

My daughters were busy. Here are a few quilts that they made and gave this season.

Daughter #1 did these first two, along with a couple of other projects.





 

 

 

Daughter #2 did these next two quilts for presents for her in-laws. Everyone has been busy working hard and I am sure they are glad for another year to be over.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

A couple of Christmas finishes.

Time waits for no man (or woman in this case)

It seems that even though I am working from home and should have a couple more hours added to my day since I am not driving to work, I should be getting lots done but I don't feel like I am. I keep getting distracted with cleaning, there is lots of years of accumulation that I have been donating or throwing away. It feels good to get some of the clutter gone.

 I did finish a quilt that I started for a Christmas present last year that got side lined when my husband ended up in the hospital with a broken hip. This is before it was quilted and I couldn't find the picture of the finished quilt. It has been sent on its way for Christmas. Feels good to be done. It is grey and teal with a little black and tan mixed in. I used the tube method for making the blocks. Fast and easy. I think the hardest part was putting the random blocks together to make a not so random design.


 

Barb at Bejeweled Quilts and I do a few projects together and we did a rail fence Christmas table runner. mine is the blue one and hers is the gold one. It is always fun to see our different takes on the same project.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Where has the time gone? September is almost over.

Summer has come and gone.

I have been busy trying to keep up with the lawn, garden and flowers besides working 40 hours a week. It seems like no matter how much I do there is always more waiting. Last week because of the fires here in Washington we were without power for 6 days. Nothing like a reality check to make you realize how good life is. No whining here.

I have worked on a few projects with Barb from Bejeweled Quilts, but I am not as fast as she is in getting them done. We have done a couple of quilts, one needs a binding and the other needs borders quilting and binding. But our latest project was/is a tuffet. Mine is not quite done, it looks like a deflated balloon right now. I am in the process of staining the feet, I should be able to put it together tomorrow after the feet are dry. I cant wait to get it done.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have added a lot of new fabrics to the store. A huge selection of Java Batiks, some American made solids and some fun fat quarter bundles from Riley Blake. I would love it if you would take a moment and check it out at Inchworm Fabrics. Have a great day.




Saturday, May 23, 2020

Is it really May already????

Hello Bloggers are you still out there?

One Wonderful Curve

It has been a year since I have been on and blogged. And a crazy year at that, not one that I would have chosen but it is what it is.

There are lots of new fabrics on the store site, I talked my husband in to taking over the store site so that I could focus on other stuff and the truth be known I wasn't keeping up with it like I should (back to that crazy year).

Barb at Bejeweled quilts and I have done a few projects together early this year before Covid 19 we did one and used the quick curved ruler from Sew Kind of Wonderful and a pattern out of 'One Wonderful Curve 12 Contemporary Quilts'  using Asian fabrics from my store.
This is the new ruler, mine doesn't have all the fancy markings but it is really a fun ruler to use.


Wonder Curve Ruler©
Barb and I used the same fabric and pattern but we laid our quilts our differently. This is Barb's she did it like the pattern. It looks like geese flying toward each other. So cute, I love it. It may just take off and fly away. LOL
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This is mine and I decided to try a different layout not sure if I really like it. Looks like bats to me. Included is a picture of the fabric that we used and you can find them at InchwormFabrics. The fabrics are so pretty with gold metallic designs in a lot of them. There are purple, teals, red, cream and blacks some with cranes and Asian letters, others, with little blossoms and large blossoms, so calming and enchanting. I just love them.

oriental

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