Sunday, June 30, 2024

June Challenges

Life got in the way this month and not as much got done as hoped for.  

More Chevron Log Cabin blocks got done and that seems to be about it.  This is my #10 for the Chookshed Stitchers 2024 Challenge.  I would like to get the rest of the blocks done soon so that I can take them off my design wall in preparation for a couple of gift quilts to be started.

From the beginning of June ......

to end of June ........  this is quite a difference!  From 9 blocks to 63 blocks on the design wall.
Plus 2 more that are ready for the binding to be folded over, sewn and then hand quilted.  A total of 65 blocks.  All of the dark triangles that you see pinned onto the design wall means that is how many more blocks are needed.  Still have a way to go.

No binding got done .... but two more quilts got picked up from my LAer.  My no mo-jo for the binding challenge will have to be sorted out and get going again for July.

I was asked about a quilt on Rose Marie's page on Pinterest.  This is not my page at all, but I did a search on Pinterst and found the quilt that the quilter was asking about.  It is called "Convent Quilt" and the lady wants to make it because she lives on Convent Lane in Australia.  I believe this is the quilt she was asking about.  This is not my quilt, nor my photo.  I took it from Pinterest.  Mind you, the story about this quilt is quite interesting and was started by nuns living in a convent in Quebec.  Their story makes me want to make one too.

At the same time, I was able to find the instructions on how to make this quilt and the links are below:

If you are the lady that wants to make this quilt, please note, that I do not take any responsibility about the instructions.  They are as posted.  

To my fellow Canadians ..... Happy July 1st.  To my American friends .... Happy July 4th!

Cherish your day, cherish your life!

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Chevron Log Cabin blocks

I've made much progress on this project this month.  Between bouts of rain and then very hot weather and appointments .... this is my progress so far.

The beginning of this month saw just nine blocks done.  

Then ... ta da ..... this is where they are at right now.  The blocks had to be turned sideways on my design wall.  It will be longer than wider.  The triangles you see on the design wall shows how many more blocks need to be made. So, getting there!
A few of the blocks have been quilted up just so that I could see what they will look like.
Big stitch hand quilting is being done on them and I'm sure loving where this journey is going.
On the Ridley front, he is fine again.  He is back to being his usual self.  One odd thing he does, is drag his toy rope to his water dish and after eating, he drops the rope into his water dish or he will just drop the end into his water dish without eating.  Why?  Don't know but he does this time and time again.

Cherish your day, cherish your life!

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

June Quilts for Display

Gosh, June already!  The year is going by so quickly.  Here are all the quilts that I can choose from to display for the month of June.  So, sit back and enjoy the eye candy.  As you can tell, I have had a ball making all of my quilts for display each month.

Cherish your day, cherish your life!

Friday, June 7, 2024

June Challenges

For the Chookshed Stitchers 2024 Challenge, #10 was pulled.

For #10, this is what I can work on:

NICU baby blankets

Gift or donation quilts or tops

Adult bibs

Adding hanging sleeves onto quilts

Frankenpiecing batting

QAYG Log Cabin blocks

I have chosen to work on my QAYG Log Cabin blocks and this is where I'm at right now.  There are 7 more blocks ready to work on.  All the strips and triangles have been cut out and ready to for paper piecing.  The quilting bit will be worked on later as I do want those for take along projects.

Then, I will get sleeves and labels onto these two quilts and have them ready for hanging at any time.

There is a gift quilt that I need to start working on ..... so that may or may not get started.  We'll see as time goes on.

For my binding challenge with no-blog Mary, this is what we are working on:

Mary's quilt to bind and repair.  Mary made this quilt for her daughter many, many years ago.  The backing needs replacing as well as the binding.  Her daughter doesn't want to give up on this quilt and I can understand why!  Mary said it probably would be easier to just make a new quilt .... but no way says the daughter.

My quilt will be this one.  It has been waiting in the closet for many years now and it is time to finish it.

My time has been busy dealing with Ridley.  He now has meds to help control his seizures.  There seems to be a pattern for the seizures.  One day he had 3 seizures and they started about 2 hrs. after he ate.  The vet did some tests and the results will be ready in about a week as the samples had to be sent away for analysis.  At least now with the meds, I can control the seizures.

Cherish your day, cherish your life!