Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grow Your Own Blog!

Good Morning!
Welcome to my blog!  Thank you to Vicki of 2 Bags Full! for letting me join over 200! Bloggers!  Wow!

I joined up today as I have been away from my blog due to illnesses in our family, you know how that goes! And my followers went on to other blogs, and it will be great if they can find me and come back.  So, I will be slowly adding what I am working on, hoping to slowly finish up my many UFOs!

With destashing a few years ago and then moving, I found sooo many masterpieces to do, so I just want to try to work on and finish one or two projects at a time vs a flurry and then get overwhelmed!  I really want slow but sure progress!

I will have a giveaway, but did not get it organized, I am away visiting family and want to do some quilt shopping while here!

As you can see from previous pictures, I am participating in a few new projects and online groups, so have a look and join us!  I really enjoyed Bonnie Hunter's Grand Island Mystery  quilt over the holidays, this is ready for the rows to come together!  The free instructions are still available on her blog, but hurry, she will be taking down soon!

I will leave comments open for a few weeks, and then draw for a giveaway for a few fat quarters! Just a comment to say hello and where you live, I am always curious where you all are.
Please enjoy visiting all the other blogs and follow those as well!
Take care, Have a wonderful day!  Happy Quilting, Leslie

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Friday Finishes! (Blogger and IPad are not nice friends today!)

Good Morning!
It is snowing a bit here, but we have little snow compared to previous years, so we are doing good!
Today, I wanted to share a few Finishes I have been able to do!
This little quilt is from Kathy Tracy's A Sentimental Quilter Yahoo group I belong to.  I think this is from 2013, but was finally able to quilt and bind it!

The other  mini quilt below  is wool applique, a design from Kim Diehl and her latest book Simple Appeal !
I really love all her designs, have all her books, and when I opened this newest book, I fell in love with this little quilt and had to do!

I will be linking up with Friday Finishes!
can I Get A Whoop Whoop?

Have a great Weekend!
Take care, Leslie

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt, link up!

Hello all Quiltvillagers!
Whew!  Made it under the wire! LOL!

Here is my humble entry...
I worked away over Christmas slowly, due to an injury, I am able to sew, pin or press for less than an hour at a time, and with household schedules, usually only once, maybe, twice daily.
I loved every stitch of every piece!  I did work on it every day, even to press groups of blocks or units.
My sewing room looks like a bomb went off, fabric scraps  all over, these are my colours, I had to jump in!  When I put a sash row and then the main block row together, I left it overnight in my ironing board.   The next morning, in the bright sunshine, I walked in, those pink flowers were dancing!  I was in love!
Thank you very much Bonnie!

I just have 3 rows of border units on and two rows of main blocks together.
I have all the main blocks together and most of the border units.

Yes, I will keep working away at this...

The hint I have, is I made mine scrappy, used all scraps, except I had to purchase more of my white with black fabrics online as they were my neutrals and I did not have enough to finish off step 2, so those were done over Christmas.
Also, for anyone preparing for Step 2, I like to press the small corner squares for Method 3, vs marking with something.  I just fold over, corner to corner, quick press, and then have a nice mark to sew against (not inside the fold), plus both the pink and black units press nicely.

Will show again as I progress.
Be sure to go back again and see all the loveliness at Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville blog
Take care, Leslie