Monday, June 27, 2016

Design Wall Monday and Weekly Goals

I've been working on my Double Squared Star project--


I have 23 units done using greens.  I LOVE green!  I need at least 80 for a quilt. Please see everyone's design wall posts at Patchwork Times.

Weekly Goals--

Piece more DSS units
Bricks & Stepping Stones units
Apple Crisp

Summer is busy.  I have plenty of projects cut and ready to piece.  I saw this quilt on the internet, I can see it done with 5" squares.  It has bias binding done using a stripe.  I don't remember where I saw it--sorry!


This week is a picnic and then it will be 4th of July.  Why is the summer going so fast?

~LORI~

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Rainbow Scrappy Saturday--More Green

I love green--


These are quarter units to the Double Squared Star quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.  The background is a soft golden yellow.  Please see everyone's posts at SoScrappy.

At the Visitor Center I meet lots of interesting people.  This man had just completed visiting all the Lewis and Clark Historic Trail sites--you collect the stamps in a book--


Congratulations!!

Last night I was hungry and made steak & black bean soup.  I added some spinach and topped with a little sour cream and fresh tomatoes.


It is SO GOOD!!

~LORI~

Monday, June 20, 2016

Design Wall Monday

First, let's do yesterday's stash report.

Stash in 53 yards
Stash in YTD 216.25
Stash out--zilch
Stash out YTD--95 yds

Stash is ahead 121.25yds 

I bought 30 yards of solid colored backgrounds--gray, teal blue, lime green, celery green, tan, and antique tan.  $2.24 yd--I think it was a good deal.  The scrap bags I estimated 21 yds--7 scrap bags/3 yds per bag.  And I bought 2 yards of yardage for the centers of my blocks in the Apple Crisp quilt I'm making.  I love my purchases, I've already cut some of them up.

I made a few more Arrowhead blocks--


More "under the sea" colors.  Please see everyone's design wall posts at Patchwork Times.

Weekly Goals--

Sew a little

Yup, that's it.  Father's day was busy--Laura Beth, Nick, and the boys were camping over the weekend.  We hosted Ken's family for Father's Day--Ken made reservations at a local restaurant.  Then we had cake and ice cream at our camper.  

I cut the background for Double Square Star by Missouri Star Quilt Co.  I used my Creative Grids Stripology Ruler.


 I had cut 6 WOF strips then--



All the strips are cut!  I love the Stripology Ruler!!  

Hot hot days here.  I'm staying in by the air conditioner.  I plan to volunteer and sew this week--inside where its cool!

~LORI~ 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Rainbow Scrappy Saturday

Time for Rainbow Scrappy Saturday Under the Sea colors--


More Arrowhead blocks.  I love greens and teals.  Please see everyone's posts at SoScrappy.

Life has been very busy, no sewing time so far this week.  But I saw this in a parking lot on Thursday--


Don't worry, it was just a stuffed toy.  It reminds of an incident from 30 years ago.  My mother had a dachshund who loved to ride in the car.  Sammie would ride on the back of the seat behind my mother's head.  He was smart, and knew when the window rolled up he better have his head in.  But on this trip one of his long floppy ears got rolled up in the window.  He was howling and yelping and crying and about gave my mother heart failure!  

This week I was home for a few days.  We're done planting.  The flowers at home have been completely neglected.



There are two large clematis blooming, one on each side of the deck.  The dark purple is a Jackmani and is completely covered with buds and blossoms.  I don't remember the name of the other clematis, it has smaller lavender flowers that hang down like bells.  They are about 12 foot tall and will climb to the top of the pergola.  Clematis like the sun but like cool "feet". They are behind the steps of the deck but on the west side of our house.  PLENTY of sun where they are!  The steps shade the bottom of the plants.

Summer is in full swing, the campgrounds are full and I'm busy at the Visitor Center.  I LOVE summer!

~LORI~

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Rainbow Scrappy Saturday

A few more green blocks--


The HST are all some form of green.  Next I made a star block with a 16 patch center--


Kind of aquamarine.  

Last night I searched my stash for aquamarine.   Nope, not much there.  ????  I love that color and decided the few bits in my stash were because I use it up as fast as it come in!  I'll make more green blocks (never too much green!) and call it good.  Please see what everyone has made at SoScrappy!

Its been a busy week, we finished planting soybeans, my garden is in, and I'm home from the camper for a few days.  I've missed my stash, and I've been too busy with volunteering to have much sewing time.  My laptop has been persnickety all day, didn't want to connect to the internet.  

I've been playing with the stash and planning a new start.  Dreading my stash report.  (Insert big grin here!!)  Its all good!!  

~LORI~

Monday, June 6, 2016

Design Wall Monay and Weekly Goals

Yesterday I sewed 4 patches to bricks--


120 matchsticks done.  Please see everyone's design wall posts at Patchwork Times.

Friday I met Lorri2Rs in Sioux Falls.  We stopped at the LQS--they had scrap bags.  We LOVE scrap bags!  Beautiful weather so we went to the park to open the scrap bags and pet all the fabric.


2Rs posed with our loot!  In one of my bags was a doll panel.  I passed that to 2Rs!


Another photo of my purchases--


See the chickens? I am planning a chicken quilt so finding more chickens was a good thing.  In one of the bags was R/W/B fabrics--


I have more at home and will make a quilt with them.  

Weekly Goals--

Sew Bricks & SS into threesies

That's all, I need to go home and bring back some stash.  We are still planting soybeans but there's been lots of rain so we're waiting to dry out.  

These two baskets were on sale at Lowe's--


Lantana--a peach and a bi-color.  The seedlings in flats had to be moved on top of the picnic table, baby bunnies were eating them!  I hope to get my garden in this week, its been too wet to till.  Tomatoes, a few summer squash, zucchini, and cucumbers.  Just enough to eat fresh.  

~LORI~
 

Rainbow Scrappy Saturday-Anything Goes!

This week I worked on more Ritzy Cracker blocks-- I am SURE I cut parts for 20 blocks but there are only 18 here.  I will search for ...