Friday, December 13, 2019

WQAL Finish!!! And! it's Friday!

Happy Finished or Not Finished Friday!!

I am a little happy... I have a finish!!

Remember our little Winter Quilt a Long? Well - I just couldn't stop!!
I went ahead and found a Backing , loaded it and Quilted away.

It was kind nice to do something quick and fast in Between all the Client quilts for Christmas.

I took this photo first - and it sorta made be dizzy, between the geometric of the quilt and the shadow lines - shew.... Crazy!

It is time to link up your finishes - Remember to PLEASE use the direct link to your post, not just your blog name - some of us don't get to the post until Saturday or Monday and you have already added another post, so we don't see the Finish ( or Not) Finish ... we have to search....

PS - it'd be great if you would provide a link back here on your blog too - that way everyone can ohh and Aww!


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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Winter QUILT A LONG Hour 5

Happy Wednesday!!

WINTER Quilt A long Hour 5    
Before we get into this clue – I would like to thank Liz Broussard for this pattern. She designed it for her QOV group and allowed me to use it for us. I changed the colors a bit, and tried to break it up into a fun step by step – that kept you guessing.   Thanks LIZ!!!!

So you now have 2 pieces made (Hour 3 & Hour 4) – and it is time to make Piece 3…

You will use all the rest of your pre-made blocks from Hour 1 and hour 2

And you will lay them out like this!

Stitch them all into rows – and I put a safety pin in the top left corner – and labeled it Hour 5.

I am going to assume you would like to solve the mystery?
And put the whole top together?

It goes

Hour 3 piece

Hour 5 piece

Hour 4 piece

Here is mine all finished up ( okay not quilted yet…. But it is in the cue)

Here is your WQAL 5 PDF

Hope you had fun with it!! and maybe got another Quilt finished!!

Monday, December 09, 2019

Vacation Photos

Way back in October... we went on a small quick little trip, and I was searching my photos to see what more I had besides the Elephant Seals..... and to my sadness - I had not downloaded all of them!

Me!! Who lives with her camera!!! How can that be?

So now I am going to share with you... and they will make me happy, as today - when doing my chores, I am still climbing over piles of Crusty snow, and we have had a few days of dreary fog.... so the beach photos will make me happy!

we went on a Whale Watching trip, and cruising thru the harbor was so fun, it was such a different perspective that walking the harbor walks.

Don't those boats just look so cool?
They are all docked in the water and they have to take little dinghys out to them.

This is the Powerplant
( I don't think it is in operation any more - but I didn't think to check)
It looks different from the water side

and they have a Huge Population of Sea Lions has grown immensely.

They were decreasing in Population along the California Coast 
and in 1972 a Marine Mammal Protection act was passed and the population has grown
It was less that 87,000 in 72, and now they count them at over 250,000

I love how the congregate, and they don't really care that we went by.


This is my Titanic Photo
Except I was not brave enough to hang over the edge
I feel that someone ( ok my husband) might have pushed me over!!

After our Cruising we headed over to the Dunes for some hiking - It was awesome!

I'll have to show you those later - we found tide pools and little sea animals!!
Enjoy your Monday - See you Wednesday for Hour 5 of the Winter Quilt A long.....

Friday, December 06, 2019

Finished or Not Finished Friday

Oh my dears~ I thought I had this ready to go, and then I woke up and it hadn't gone!! I forgot to hit Publish!!! I am so sorry!!

Welcome to Finish or Not Finished Friday!!!
I have nothing exactly close... but ....I did get on side of the border sewn onto this:

So there is hope that all 4 borders will be done by the end of the Weekend....

Let me see the Beauties that you have been working on!!!


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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Winter QUILT A LONG Hour 4

Winter Quilt A long Hour 4
You will be building 4 more Rows –

Here is the Layout – Maybe mark this one in the top Left Corner as Hour 4 when this piece is finished?

Easy Peasy right?

Here is the PRF File

If you are stitching along - feel free to leave your Blog link in the comments section so we can check it out!!

Sunday, December 01, 2019

An Eagle Panel Top

I LOVE eagles... and I might have purchased a few panels with them on it....
But I am not always quick at using panels - which is kinda dumb - they make an excellent start on a Quilt of Valor.... Sigh.... I am slow to learn sometimes...

So this is where I am on this panel.... It just needs the final borders!!

I have the side borders laying next to it, and the same fabric will be the top and bottom borders too

A few of you had asked how I would make this one
So I put a 2 1/2 inch gold border
then made the piano Keys 
They were supposed to be 10 inches wide....
and then I put another 2 1/2 inch gold
and then the Navy Stars will be the last
and it will finish at 60 x 80

 This last week we had TWO major blizzards that shut our state down, this photo is not that.

but it is sorta how we felt - like wave after wave of snow coming while we were trying to out run it!

 Monday last week I moved all the Momma Cows to a close up with a barn pasture - and we were so glad we did. ( I would love to tell you I am psychic.... but that might be stretching it!)( and PS Thanks to BETH!! for telling my my physic was ummmm bad!! ha haha )  and Monday night by 7 pm all the roads were closed, and the pastures were getting snow!!

Tuesday everyone was at home ... our road was closed all day!
and Friday Morning another storm hit - and by Friday night.... all roads were closed again... so crazy!!

I really like days like that.... when no one needs to get anywhere! I like having PJ days ( sorta - we just layer up the coveralls over them haha)

Now the Thanksgiving holiday is over... back to work!

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What I Made Monday
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Friday, November 29, 2019

Urban Log Cabin top !!

Welcome to finish or not finished Friday!! The after Thanksgiving edition!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.... we ate to much !! ha ha!!

but Prior to cooking for the big day!
I got this top put together!
I am so happy!!

It is the Urban Log Cabin pattern from Atkinson Designs
In Kaffe Fasset prints and
and Crazy Kaffe Border!!

and!! We are in the Lions Club, our Kersey Lions is providing S'more Kits for our Holiday Parade - and we were going to make them at our last meeting - but a Blizzard sent us scurrying for home.

Little and Middle Bit put the kits together and we are ready for the Parade!!

Alright!! your turn!! what is Finished ( or not) for you this Friday??


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Wednesday, November 27, 2019


Happy Almost Thanksgiving!!
Hope all is good - we went from sunshiny and dry to a Blizzard in a day and all the roads were closed, and it! Was! Awesome!!!

We got over 12 inches of snow at our place and we loved it!!!! 
Of course - everyone was home and safe, and the roads were closed by the state..... so we couldn't leave!!!

On to our next step!!

WQAL Hour 3
So all your pieces are now cut and stitched… It’s time to start….. Rowing!!!
I use my design wall most of the time, but sometimes I find it easy to just stack the pieces according to the photo and start stitching the rows together…. Your choice –

You will be using 2 of your Red/Light squares, 6 of your light squares and 32 of your Navy/Light squares for this step….

Here is how it lays out!
So this hours assignment it to lay out these 4 rows and stitch them together –
Then set this piece aside…. And go eat some Turkey….

I do not know if this video will work - but these are my kitties - and I was working in the hay shed, cleaning up the spilled hay and they were terrorizing my rake!! It cracked me up!

Friday, November 22, 2019

Finished ( or not!!) Friday

Puppy says

WHAT have you Finished???

( he knows that all I have Finished is Client quilts this week!! ha ha)

So link up - show me the finishes and Inspire me!!
You all know my Bucket list grows each week right??


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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Winter Quilt A long HOUR TWO

Welcome to Hour TWO of the WINTER QUILT A LONG

Now... just a preface - this is an hour of My stitching... you may be ( and most likely are) faster, or you may only have 10 minutes at a time... but it will get done and you will relax.... and feel the stress of the day go away.... ( okay that works for me!)  

and ps - Please read this a few times before trying to tell me there is a mistake... Yes - I know we all make them, but I do try to read and re-read and so far.... ( knock on wood) no mistakes ... but you all did make my heart rate go up... that counts as my exercise right?

Winter Quilt a Long Hour 2

*You have a Light - 7 inch square pile and a Navy -  7 In Square pile left – there should be 32 squares in each pile…( we cut them in hour one)
*You will continue stitching Half squares –

*Pair a 7 inch light with a 7 Inch Navy

*Draw a line diagonally in the center of one of the pieces –

*Stitch ¼ inch on either side of the line

*Slice on the line

*Press – & Voila – you should have 64 more 6 ½ inch Half Square Blocks ( in addition to Hour1)

And that took me an hour…. 

Ps – someone asked the size of the quilt – 60 x 72 ish

Here is a link to the PDF file  Winter QAL hour 2 PDF