Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Oy! I'm sewing again!

This has been a whirlwind!
But I have managed to get some sewing in this week.

This was May's block for Meg at IMQG.  I loved the patterns and colors she had us work with.  She wanted a wonky Log Cabin.  I'm a little late, but it's been crazy I tell you.  Crazy!

Another project I started was a way to tame the scraps!

A scrappy, stringy Ohio Star block.  This measures 12.5" unfinished and I love the subtleness of it all.  I have a huge tote full of scraps.  I'm cutting 2.5" strips and randomly sewing them into fat quarter size pieces and cutting the fabric for the pattern from that.  I know I have other things to do, but this was a mindless kick start to get the quilting mojo back into action!  It's working and again, I have another new WIP to post on Lee's Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.  So don't forget to go and see what other quiltey people are up to this summer

I've also been working on these:

snowball blocks.  LOL  See that cute lil' something taking a nap?  That, my friends, is Tundra.  A male kitty we adopted last week.  He's about 6-8 weeks old and the cutest lil' thing!  They were having a sale...so we went for the twofer...

and this is Gizmo!  She is a tiger calico that has also staked out a claim in the sunroom on my sewing projects.  Tundra is a little bit bigger than a Coke can and Gizmo just a bit bigger.  She's about 8-10 weeks old.  Yes, we are crazy.  We've always had multiple cats.  The last of our original three passed away a week ago and we decided to adopt kitties while all the boys were still at home and these were the cuties that came home with us.

Hubby sweets and I also attended our niece's wedding.  He is my best friend, confidante, counselor, buddy and all around nice guy.  Don't know what I'd do without him!

Off to work on more strips for the Ohio Star!
Have an awesome week, my friends!

Edited to add I'm perterbed blogger won't let me log in to leave comments!  What is up with that!


  1. Dee! Is this the first time I've seen a photo of you? Just as lovely as I imagined! Love your new kitties - they are adorable!

  2. I would agree with you, those blocks are just pretty! You guys look like the sweetest couple.

  3. When you sew again you do it with a vengeance!
    Sweet kitties! You make me want to look at kitties that need homes... I do miss my girl..
    Lovely photo of you and your hubby. Sounds like we both got a couple of the good ones!

  4. That Ohio star is wonderful, what a great idea to make stripped fabric from scraps! And very cute kittens.

  5. I absolutely love both your blocks, what a great idea to piece scraps on the Ohio star block.
    Love your fur babies.

  6. I want a sweet kitty to lay on my quilts! They really are adorable :) Both of your blocks look really good. It's so satisfying to be able to use up some of those scraps!

  7. i love your description of your relationship with your hubs. too sweet!

  8. Love the name Tundra for a cat! I really like your scrappy, stringy Ohio Star Block. :)

  9. Ohhhhh what adorable new babies! :D

  10. I love your idea of taming scraps. It's looking great. I'll have to give it a go. Love it!!!

  11. You awe me with the scrappy Star! Enjoy your new little guys!

  12. what a great picture of you guys!!! i love the blocks you ar working on. it is nice to be sewing again on this end of the world too

  13. Great photo of you and hubby! Love your scrappy Ohio Star blocks! Perfect way to get your sewing mojo going.

  14. What a cute couple you are! And the kitties are sweetie pies! Love all those scrap blocks. . .my favorite you know!


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