Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Under the Needle - June

I haven't been spending any time in the sewing room lately. It's either feast or famine around here when it comes to sewing. I could have sewn a little on Saturday, but I think I needed a day to recuperate from those 19 hour days last week and I really needed to scrub my stove and floors. However, Sunday found me stitching up some blocks. Our Quilt Squad group is making this quilt:

                                               Image result for Sew Emma "Blessings"

We had our monthly meeting on Saturday, but I didn't make it in. We're all making 13 blocks using 30's prints. Yes, that's an odd number, but that's how many members we have. Our Captain 😊 told me that some folks are making extra blocks and we will exchange them in August. I'll probably make a few more too. It'll be fun to see how we all set our blocks. I know for a fact that I'll not follow the original layout. Not that I don't like it - I just want to play around and see where that leads.
Blocks complete:


 On Tuesday I dug back into my Scrap Dance Waltz project bin.These were put on the back burner last year, but I had a hankering to play with these 30's prints again:

                                          

I've also needed to come up with a backing for my Buckaroo Plus Quilt. The only fabric I had enough of is pretty dark. It's the top fabric in the photo below:

                                           

I looked around online, but I really want to use something I have and an idea came to me as I was washing dishes yesterday. I'll still use the dark print, but I'm going to mix it up a bit. For now, all you get is chicken scratch, but I'm hoping it'll all pan out.

                                             

 I also made the binding and stitched it to the front of the Honey Man Quilt today and will work on getting it stitched to the back as soon as the temps fall below 110°:

                                              

And that's a wrap from my sewing room for the time being. I'm missing ya'lls comments! I sure hope Blogger finds a fix soon, but I'll still reply to your comments if I have your email.

12 comments:

Ranch Wife said...

Under the Needle - June

Ruth said...

That Honeyman quilt looks like such fun!

Tired Teacher said...

❤️ all your projects, but the 30s blocks (both projects) pull at my heart strings.

Nancy said...

I love your pink and yellow star block. Those long days -- did you sleep just 5 hours a night? I think I'd need a few weeks to recover from that!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of the 30s prints...just looks cheery. Makes me want to dig mine out. They've been hiding for awhile. Can't wait to see how you put them together. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Been wanting to do a 30's quilt. I thinks hey are so crisp and neat looking. Glad to hear your long days are over for a bit. And I cannot fathom having any energy when the temp are so high. You are a Wonder Woman. How is DD doing with her move and job? Dotti

Dorian said...

Glad you found some sewing time Karin. It sure does sooth the soul. Is this week just as busy?

Janet O. said...

You are so good at squeezing in sewing time after working so hard. I think I would be napping. But I love your projects, so I am glad you choose to sew and not snooze! :)

Lisa J Spencer said...

I did the Blessings pattern in the prints shown, it's at the quilters now. I am working on making Christmas quilts for my kids this year. I like the 30's prints. ~Lisa S

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Your scrap squad blocks are awesome - love the colors you are using!!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful fabrics and quilts--seeing your 30's prints reminds me to start using mine. High temps here (not has high as yours) and the humidity has me sweating before I step out of the shower

Sandy in WV said...

Hi- I have a question about your Sweetwater Rag Runner. I loved it when I saw it here on your blog and ordered it. Of course, now that I’m ready to make it I can’t find the pattern! I think I remember how to do it but wondered what you used for the fringe. I think she said string in the instructions but hope you can head me in the right direction. Thanks.
Sandy Pell

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