Friday, May 20, 2016

Another Week of Green

I had a lot of sewing planned out for this week. Got it all done except for a graduation gift, which I need for tomorrow, that will not get done in time. I knew the timing was off on my Pfaff, but trying to go thru 5 layers of fabric, 5 layers of interfacing, a layer of batting AND 2 layers of Timtex really did a job on the timing!!! I will have to put that project on hold until I can get this machine serviced. I have plenty of other machines that I could use, but the "throats" aren't big enough to handle the bundle of STIFFNESS that I am working on! I just hope I can find someone local and not have to go 2 hrs away to Houston to get it serviced. I will check with my local quilt shop on Tuesday.

Anyway, I did get 10 green blocks done this week. I made 6 pinwheel blocks. I was only supposed to make 5, but 6 does make a better picture!!

Then I got busy making 4 That Thirties Thing blocks.

I have 3 tubs of green selvedges -- light, medium and dark. I only took out the medium tub to make these. I also started making my Scrappy String blocks today and will use the same tub. Maybe when I finish those 12 blocks, it will show a dent in that bin! Those selvedges and strings just seem to multiple instead of disappearing!

One more green project this week. I love making these little bags. I also make the zippers pulls. It's fast to whip them out and they make a great gift.


Hope you head on over to SoScrappy to see other GREEN blocks made this week.

...............Sew till next time.............


Saturday, May 14, 2016

I'm Back and getting into the Green Groove!

What a great time we had in Estes Park! It snowed for 3 days and we were in awe of the beautiful scenery! We had a day trip planned every day, so we were able to see the mountains in their 'snowy' glory every day.

This was such a treat for us since we only get snow every 12-15 YEARS, if we are lucky!!
This is my brother's backyard, with Estes Park in the background. His property sits up on a hill overlooking the town and in the other directions we can see the famous Stanley Hotel!
I guess people here are so tired of the snow that just any snowman will do!! LOL! This was the only snowman we saw on our entire trip!!

My SIL and I went to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden. They had just ended the Men's Quilt Exhibition the week before, but we got to see Australia Uncovered. It wasn't quite what I expected, but it was very interesting. And our tour guide, Steve, was a hoot!!

Well, I did manage to get 16 GREEN blocks done this week!

It is easy peasy to get these Jabob's Ladder blocks done every month since the 4-patches are all done and waiting! I have also precut the background, just to make sure I had enough of this fabric for the whole quilt!

I also made 10 green Centennial Stars. I always try to make 5 with dark centers and 5 with light centers.

Well, that's pretty much it for this week. I did also finish the graduation project that I was working on, so now I can move on to my other projects that are planned for the month.

Please stop by SoScrappy to see what other GREEN blocks were made this week.

..............Sew till next time..................