Friday, September 22, 2023

Free Jelly Roll Patterns

Happy Friday! I will be working at the quilt show today and tomorrow. I was there yesterday afternoon for the set up, but they were mostly done by the time I got there so I didn’t have to stay too long. 

Last week I posted one of the free patterns for National Sew a Jelly Roll Day, and I thought I would post the other three in case anyone hadn’t seen them. I found a link to all four patterns here. I don’t know how long they will have the patterns linked to their page, so I will go ahead and download them to my files. Here’s some pictures:

Did anyone participate in the Sew a Jelly Roll Day last Saturday? I wasn’t able to—I think I was putting binding on customer quilts that day. It would be nice to have a friend that I could sew with when there are special events like this one, but, unfortunately, we are all so busy, and running all the time, it never happens. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

To-Do-List Tuesday 9-19-23


1) Bind A&M auction quilt. Done. Finally.

2) Make potholders for my gift baskets. Done. 

3) Finish Water Color blocks. Done.  
4) Figure out a border for Logging On and Birthday Cake. I figured it out, but I had to order some fabric for Birthday Cake. I started working on the border for Logging On, but it will take a little more time than I had originally planned.
5) Continue to work on donation quilts. Done. I've gotten one together and another cut out.

I hope you all have something nice planned this week, and I hope you all have a great week! I am linking this post to Quilt Schmilt.

Monday, September 18, 2023

Weekend Update

The weekend came and went pretty fast. I’m happy to say I had quite a bit of time to sew. I got the binding put on the A&M quilt I am donating to the church auction, but I forgot to take a picture. I’ll get one today. I got all the blocks sewn for this one:
I started sewing the blocks together last night and hope to finish this morning. This is the pattern I’ve been using lately for the donation quilts. I also got another one cut out using this pattern but different fabrics. They don’t take long to sew. 

I got a couple of potholders done.
I still need to finish the topstitching. That won’t take long, but I put it off because I knew I would have to change the thread color on the machine. 

Today is Bill’s birthday. I had flowers put on the alter at church in memory of him.
White roses and mums with purple filler. I’m not a big fan of the color purple, but Bill liked that color a lot. I’ve been sad, but I’m functional, so that’s good enough. I don’t think the pain ever goes away, but it does get bearable. 

Oh, heres my new Tutto tote. It’s the one Janice won in the Summer Scrap Challenge and traded to me for some longarming. It’s the large size.
I really did want to win it, but it all worked out, so we are both happy.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Free Pattern

Saturday, September 16th is National Sew A Jelly Roll Day. There are four free jelly roll patterns in the Moda website. This one is my favorite.

The pattern is here. Is anyone participating in this event? I might, but I don’t want another UFO, and that is what has happened to me in previous years. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

What I’m Working On


Once again, my to-do list lost the battle. I was too tempted by the layer cake I bought on the shop hop.
I was looking for a pattern that didn’t use small pieces as I did t want to cut up the big floral prints too much. I settled on this one:
I’ve made it before and it’s easy. I used a Lori Holt fabric for the sashing. 
I will also use it for the binding….at least that’s the plan for now. I bought several yards of it when it came out as I like the bias check print for binding. Anyway, this is as far as I have gotten.

No sewing yesterday. I’m on the nominating committee for the quilt guild, and it’s hard to get people to take on an officer position. Especially, no one wants the president position. We finally found someone who accepted, and I think she has the ability to do a good job. After that, I zoomed over to the church for our luncheon and WELCA meeting. We had a guest speaker so we were there for a few hours. It was a full day. Today, I am helping serve at the Symphony League fall fashion show and luncheon. I will be ready for a day off. LOL.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

To-Do-List Tuesday 9-12-23

Happy Tuesday! It’s been a week of mixed results. Some of my to-do list projects were left lying in the dust, and other newer projects got lots of attention. Here are are the sad results:

1) Bind two customer quilts. Yes.

2) Bind A&M auction quilt. No.
3) Work on donation quilt I started and cut out another one (or two). Yes. One done
and another all cut out, and I started putting blocks together.

4) Make some potholders for my gift baskets. No.
5) Finish Water Color blocks. No.

I admit that I did look back at my list over the weekend when I was busy working on new projects, but it wasn’t enough to tempt me. I will keep hoping for the best on the three things that didn’t get finished.

1) Bind A&M auction quilt.
2) Make potholders for my gift baskets.
3) Finish Water Color blocks.
4) Figure out a border for Logging On and Birthday Cake.
5) Continues to work on donation quilts.

Today we have a ladies’ luncheon at church. It’s a salad luncheon, but we always have a few rebels who bring sandwiches or last time someone brought a pan of chicken spaghetti. No complaints from me—I like it all. I made shrimp salad, and I felt like eating it for supper last night, but I resisted. I had some bananas that were turning brown, so I made a banana bread also, although we will no doubt have more than enough desserts.

I hope you all have something nice planned this week, and I hope you all have a great week! I am linking this post to Quilt Schmilt.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Weekend Update

It was a good weekend! I didn’t get much housework done, but I did some yard work, and a whole bunch of sewing. Janice and I did the shop hop on Friday, and since there were only three stores, we were easily able to do it in one day.
I was making a pretty good effort to limit my spending. I bought a couple of panels, a layer cake, and a jelly roll. There was so much inspiration at each shop.

On Saturday morning, there was a plant sale at the airport sponsored by the Victoria master gardeners, and I did a little shopping and bought a night blooming cereus in a hanging basket. The master gardeners said it can withstand temperatures above 100 degrees, so we’ll see. 

I sewed the rest of the day, and got these two assembled:

The first one will get a border; the second one will not. I will get to the border when I get a chance. I wanted to get these two done before I cut into my new jelly roll. I settled on a Villa Rosa pattern called Birthday Cake.

I got it finished Sunday, and I like it, but I think it needs a border also. 
I don’t think the picture does it justice. The fabric is really pretty. After I finished putting it together, I started working with the layer cake. I picked a pattern called Brick Layer
I didn’t get very far before I got tired. It’s okay though; I’ve done enough for one weekend. I need to review my to-do list and see what is still needing to be done.