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.



Posing



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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