Monday, August 24, 2015

ROW BY ROW


Are any of you collecting the Row by Row Experience?  If you aren't familiar with it, you can read about it here. I've added a few more to my collection.  Love playing with these.  It's like a quilter's charm bracelet. 

 I finished the row I showed you a couple of weeks ago.  This is going out to my on-line group "Friendship Block Swap".  Only six of us are playing and we have two months to finish each row.  That gives us lots of time.  I am already passing on mine and the next person's row. 

Hope you have a good week and

Quilt happy,
Marilyn

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GETTING IT DONE


I have roofers here for a couple of days maybe longer. The weather forecasters keep telling us that we are having the mother of all mother El Ninos this winter. While we need the rain, we had all better be like the scouts and be prepared. Good news is I have secluded both dogs and myself in my quilt room and



you guessed it, I'm quilting. Actually getting quite a bit done.

Hope your week is going well.

Quilt happy,
Marilyn

Monday, August 17, 2015

NOELLE'S QUILT PART II

I picked up this as a kit at a quilt show a couple of years ago and realized that it was just waiting to be made into a Noelle Quilt. (Noelle is my youngest grand) She has moved from pink and purple being her favorite color to turquoise being favored.


In addition to turquoise, she loves owls. How can this not be a winner. Sending it up to Sue Salinger to quilt after I get together a backing. Maybe I have something in my stash. What do you think turquoise or lime green thread?

Have a good week and
Quilt happy,
Marilyn

Thursday, August 13, 2015

JOE THE QUILTER

Joe the quilter, Joe Cunningham, was at our guild this week.  I just love his work, his enthusiasm, and his love of his craft/art.  Oh heck, I even love his guitar playing.  

His lecture was a sampling of his most recent quilts. He started his quilting journey in 1979.  He told us he really only makes at least six-foot square quilts.


I took his workshop and really enjoyed the freeing experience of just letting it evolve and grow up to be what it wants, not what or how we think it should.  Oh sure, there are certain guidelines and fences along the way.  But, no mistakes, no warts, no crying.  Here are a few examples of how we played.




Check out more about Joe here.
                           
Hope your week is going well and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

ROW BY ROW

I'm working on this portion of a Row by Row.  

It is actually the 2014 Row by Row for Flying Geese Fabric in Tustin, California.  But, it is working with this year's water theme.  I'm going to love it once the gulls get eyes and legs.
                           
Hope your week is going well and

Quilt happy,
Marilyn

Saturday, August 1, 2015

BOY QUILT PART TROIS

The Boy Quilt is now a flimsy.  I'm happy with how it grew up.


I'll be mailing it up to my Wacko peep, Sue, in Lincoln to quilt for me.  It measures 69.5 x 84.5.  Larger than I want to tackle on my domestic machine.  Yes, I know I can; I just don't want to.  And, Sue does such good work.
                           
Hope your week is going well and you 

Quilt happy,
Marilyn

Thursday, July 30, 2015

NEW PROJECT - PART 1

I have a granddaughter who loves owls and turquoise.  I found this kit in my stash. 

Pretty good I'd say.  It's cut out and ready to go. That's part one!
               
Hope your week is going well and

Quilt happy,
Marilyn

Sunday, July 26, 2015

FAVORITE VEGETABLE

Do you have a favorite vegetable?  I love vegetables, eggplant, okra, asparagus, I'm not even going to get into salads.  But, I must say, my absolute favorite is the artichoke.  



My mother always boiled her artichokes and I also cooked them this way most of my life.  However, lately I have been roasting them.  I found the recipe on Pinterest, another favorite thing.  

http://www.oceanmist.com/recipes/easy-baked-artichokes/


I love how they turn out and I don't have to pay much attention to them while they are cooking. But, I'm not turning on the oven these days.  It's just too hot and humid here.  So, I found another artichoke recipe on Pinterest for crockpot artichoke. 

 http://www.oceanmist.com/recipes/crock-pot-artichokes/   

Brilliant.  I know it won't be very fast; but, I have lots or time.  Ready to cook away while I'm sewing.




I'll let you know how it turns out.  And, I'd love for you to share your favorite veggie and recipe.  Now it's time to get back to my quilt room.

Hope you are having a good week and
Quilt happy,
Marilyn

Thursday, July 23, 2015

BOY QUILT PART 2

I am this far into the Boy Quilt.  As you can see I picked blue for the sashing.  I only wish I had purchased enough to be able to extend that border out using the same fabric. But, I didn't so I will need to add more as it is growing up to be a twin-size quilt. 

Stay tuned for part 3.  I have a few things that MUST get done first.

Hope you are having a good week and

Quilt happy,
Marilyn

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

BIRTHDAY BLOCKS

I belong to a friendship group that call themselves Talking Threads (AKA the TTs).  We meet once a month at different members homes. This year we are making birthday blocks (you chose your own theme) for each member and give them out on the birthday girl's month. Yesterday was our meeting and we have four July birthdays.  One TT selected Spools, any kind, any style, any size. Another selected the double pinwheel block in red, white, and blue.  And, another selected any 12" pieced star in red, white, and blue. I only wish I had pulled out my phone to take pictures.  I selected the theme "What's in my Garden" any size, any style.  Here is what I received:

Aren't they wonderful?  Each one is so unique; I love them all. Thank you ladies for a wonderful selection.  Oh, and today is my birthday.  Now to figure out a setting.  Let the fun begin!

Hope you are having a good week and

Quilt happy,
Marilyn