Saturday, March 06, 2021

Green Rainbow Scrap Challenge!

Green is such a happy color!!!  And it is the color that Was chosen at Super Scrappy

So I went to my trusty bin of blocks, and started to dig. by the way - This is month three of using this bucket, and I still can not lift it myself to put it back on the shelf.....

Here are some of the Greens I found to work with this month:

They are just so bright and happy - and totally make my front room look good!!

I also got three more of the yellow ones from last month quilted .. ( I have 3 yellow ones to go)

Oops - thats the back of Number3!
I wonder where the front photo went!!

And!! I got two more Pink ones bound.... Progress is being made!!

Friday, March 05, 2021

Memory Quilts ..... and Finished ( or Not) Friday

 This week went by very fast for me!! each evening I said - oh I am going to get *this* done, and then it would be bedtime.... and whatever * this * was.... wasn't done.... Oh well!  Tomorrow is another day right?

I am working on Memory Quilts! - The first one is pieced, and the backing chosen, and now this one is really pieced - I promise! but it started raining ( YAY - bring more!) when I wanted to take the photo of the top....

This one is all the light colored shirts - where the first one was the Darker Colored Quilts.  I didn't choose a One Monthly Goal this month - but really these two quilts are my OMG - as in Quilt and BIND!!! Oh that binding - that's a big one!  So!! I am declaring it now - THIS IS MY ONE MONTHLY GOAL... haha!! Think I can do it??

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Wednesday, March 03, 2021

A12 - Dakota Inspired - Clue NUMBER ONE!!!!


Dakota Inspired

Clue #1

Red Half Squares:

You will need 80 Half Squares that measure 4 inches  using your Red and your Light Fabrics. This step took me 1 ½ hours.


My Method: RED ( Dark #1) and LIGHT


Red: Cut 5  - 4 ½ inch Width of Fabric ( wof) Strips.

Subcut into 40  4 ½ inch Squares


Light:  Cut 5  - 4 ½ inch Width of Fabric ( wof) Strips.

Subcut into 40  4 ½ inch Squares


On the Light side draw a line diagonally across the piece.

Place the Light on top of the Dark - and Stitch ¼ inch on either side of the line.


Cut along the line and press open.



You will have 80 – Red/Light Half Square Triangles that measure 4 inches

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Yellow RSC and Table Scraps

YELLOW!!! Here is my Final Count of Yellow Placemats - for my RSC and Placemat Project


The top 6 are not quilted yet, but!! I have the backing prepared for my next QOV and I added extra to it - so they will be quilted soon!!!  The Bottom Three are quilted... and of course, need binding. But I found a cool little yellow stripe in my stash - that I really think wants to be the binding....

A better photo of the 6 pieced ones
and a recap of the quilted ones

I did not Make these Blocks - they came from another person - and that full story is here:
Yellow Statistics  .  I thought they would be a perfect way to participate in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and Joyfuls Table Scraps Challenge and!! Give a little something back to my community.

oh!! and you know - to make it about me... cuz really.... practice some fun quilting motifs ... I mean! If I don't t like them I don't have to take a photo, and I can give them away and we will NEVER know they existed - haha!!

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Bichon OMG Quilt and...... Finished ( or not) Friday!!!!

 Happy Friday to you!!!!!

My February One Monthly Goal was to get started on the Bichon Log Cabin Quilt. I actually wanted it topped - and bonus if it was quilted.... I didn't make the bonus, and now that I am looking at the top.... I kinda think there should be ..... more.....

Here is where I am:

it is all put together as a top - so I am going to say... Finished! my One Monthly Goal.... but, I am also going to put it aside to contemplate on how/what or if I want to add anything to it.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Mystery A12... Are you ready?

If you haven't heard.... it's time to Pull Your Fabrics!!

Next Wednesday... IT IS COMING - Clue NUMBER 1.... and its a cool quilt.... 

Check the tab up top.... it has the intro, and the Fabric Requirements!!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Surprise and her Horsey Friend


Little Surprise is growing and kicking and running .....

And meeting her Barnyard Buddies....

This Barnyard Buddy is new and she is not sure what to make of the new baby.  We got her ( the horse) this fall, and she is awesome. But she lived in a cow free zone, and boy does she snort and look at the cattle strangely. She is just not sure they should be here... but it was kind cute watching her meet Surprise.

Surprise took off running, and the Mare watched. As soon as Surprise stopped.. The mare took off bucking a kicking - it was quite funny!

Monday, February 22, 2021

Tri Your Luck

 That is Februarys Class for the Debby Brown . Com Color Block class.... And I did it!! Got all my Blocks made!!

Now to work on the setting and maybe this  will move to the Top pile soon!!

I don't know if you remember my Size 15 shoe box FULL of 5 inch squares? Well - this is Quilt 2 with these 16 patch blocks ( and I am using my 5 inchs squares to make the 4 patches) .... and I can almost see them bottom!!! Whoop Whoop!!  ( of course I made like 7 other quilt tops with them so far!)

And!! I am a Winner!!! Cheryl had a Blogiversary!! and she did a drawing and I won these Beautiful Fabrics!! They are totally right up my Alley - Can't wait to see what I decided to make with them!!

Thank you for the prayers! We found out my otherwise Healthy Mom has Cancer. What a week right?

Happy Stitching...

and don't forget: 

The Fabric Requirements for Dakota Inspired - the Mystery....
are up!!  Join In - have fun - start one more project - don't worry about it 

Friday, February 19, 2021

OMG Progress and ... Finished ( or not) Friday!

 Sometimes when life changes - it sure changes fast! We have had just a lot of stuff going on here, and while we will survive.... my sewing time got cut down.... And I would be glad to take a prayer or two....

But! Here is where I am on my One Monthly Goal for February... My Bichon Quilt!

All of my blocks are done, and I have laid it out - 
I think I like the top layout the best....

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Mystery A12 - Dakota Inspired.... The Fabric Requirements

 its here!! 

Todays the day!! 

The Fabric Requirements are here for the Next Patriotic Mystery!!! 

Dakota Inspired!!!!

All the posts about Dakota Inspired will be in the tab at the top of the page too - for easy reference!

If you have never done a mystery before - jump in!! they are fun!! You will get a clue each week that will last 1-2 hours worth of stitching, and at the end - you will have a Patriotic quilt in the perfect size for a Quilt of Valor ( that is my donation of choice!)

Dakota Inspired

A  Quiltygirl Patriotic Mystery

Finished size:  65 inches x 81 inches


Fabric Requirements:

Navy Blue (Dark 2 – the darkest of your fabric choices)     1 ½ yards

Red:  ( a contrast to your Navy)  Dark 1                                 1  3/8 yards

Medium Blue ( should be lighter than the Navy and the Red  1 1/4 yard

White – a Light that Highlights the darks -                        2  1/2 yard


·        Please do not assume that we are done with a fabric at the end of a clue, save it, there may be multiple steps using that fabric.

·        We will cut what we need to accomplish each clue.

·        There are many ways to piece some of the parts – I will provide one, and tell you the finished sizes of the pieces – you can determine the method you would like to use.

·        Above all else – have fun ;-) 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021


I have a story to tell you about all of this crazy weather.... but you have to promise not to laugh at me....

Promise? and no Judging..... ready?

Alright then.... here goes..

We are a stocker .. Farm to Table operation... ( my words - don't know what real ranchers call it)

I get calves after they have been weaned from Momma and raise them to go directly to the clients freezer and table, so I don't have Momma Cows, and I don't calve like the real ranchers, and I don't do babies.....

Until.... We did!!

I purchased some open ( which means not pregnant) heifers to feed out, and boy they are all just growing so well... and because we were feeding them out - not a one of us caught that one was getting fat in just one area....

Last Thursday morning we had a huge pressure shift, and I heard a rather strange mooing sound - so I looked out the window and SURPRISE!!! We had a baby calf.... in the 5 degree temps with a wind chill of negative 10.... just so you know - that's not a good time to be a wet calf....  

We have a barn - but... it was filled with hay - so Hubby and I moved a ton of hay in like 15 minutes. Well truth - he moved 3/4 of a ton , me, more like 1/4 ton , and we cleaned it out fast - and then he grabbed baby Surprise and and moved her into the barn and I grabbed hay and started rubbing her dry, while he was trying to move momma.   First time Moms sometimes are not aware of what they should be doing. 

We got Momma in the barn with baby and she was a little shocked!

But we left them together, and I ran to town to get Milk Replacer..... I just knew that if I didn't have it - we weren't going to get Baby to nurse, but if I had it! Insurance!! and then of course Momma would nurse her... that totally makes sense right? 

I called when I was in town to check on them and hubby says... I am warming towels in the oven, she is really cold .  My first thought - THE OVEN!!! and then - hey What towels are you using!!!! He laughed and told me not to worry about it.... so you all know I did!!

By the time I got back ( 2 hours) Momma was starting to like Surprise and within an hour she was nursing.

Surprise is 5 days old now and jumping and kicking and loving it in their little warm barn! We worried about the -30 degree nights but we had a little heater running in the barn, and they did just fine!!  YAY

So we are now first time Calf parents - Bwahh haha!!  

We called our sons and they all died laughing at us, and one says - so Mom - are you expanding the ranch... oh lawsy mercy - not unless they all come home!!  And the other says - Dad - why not they dryer... oh my gosh - I died - I was laughing so hard...I mean the dryer to warm towels ....

Hopefully it starts to warn up enough we can open up their door and let them get outside a bit - but right now... warmth is the key for this little one.... isn't she cute?? 

Oh and PS - we did the gestational math on how this one happened.... She was probably accidentally about 2 weeks pregnant when I bought her... maybe 3 - so most likely the vet missed it.... 

Saturday, February 13, 2021

RSC Pineapple Blossoms

 In January I decided I should use this box of Batiks that I had .. I looked at them every day when I started to go upstairs - so they were really growing on me...

I pulled out my Lime Green and Purple Pineapple quilt one day, because you know...Winter had hit our area and inspiration struck!! or maybe it just hit me on the head.... and I thought - what about a Rainbow Pineapple Blossom out of my Batiks - and so I cut, and I prepped...  

And in January - I even sewed  Pink....  I just forgot to tell anyone!! ( so unlike me!!)

And now - since it is February - I started on the yellow too..... and here is where I am!

Ta da!!

See - The Lime and Purple one ( from 2011!!!!!)

and look!

From 2014 - so its kinda time for another one right???

I must like Pineapples... which is funny - cuz I am allergic to real pineapple.....

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Heart Quilts for Valentines day..... and!! Finished ( or not) Friday!!

 Happy Friday!!!

It is cold here.... that is all.... ( oh well, plus we got snow - so I am happy)

In Honor of Valentines day I thought I would show you my favorite Heart Quilts that I have made so far.... since I only have two - I think I had better plan for a third one ( in 2022)  so that each kid gets one.... maybe....

The First!!

This was part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and I LOVE IT!! It did use a LOT of scraps for me!!

Each heart was made of a bunch of 3 1/2 inch scrap blocks - a lot of them !! And!! Because you know I love you - here is the little tutorial!!  Scrappy RSC Heart Tutorial

Remember... I like to sketch things out, when I am snuggled under quilts on the couch.... hinting that Hot chocolate would be good..... 

And here is my Second one  - I really like this one and this maybe it should be my remake.... maybe in Pinks and reds???

and of course!!! I wrote a little sketched Tutorial for it too!!!
Scrappy Heart Tute  and I even walk you thru what I was thinking.... BEWARE... If you read it - you may crave dark chocolate.... just sayin'

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Happy Half Square Quilt

 Barb R sent me this photo and I love it!!

She followed along on the Happy Half Square Project - and this is one of the quilts she made with them

Pretty Cool Right!!!!


I have been trying to sew these Plaid Hourglass blocks as leader and enders....

And the pile is growing....  I think I am at about 100-150 blocks... they finish at 4 1/2 inches maybe - and.... it will be awhile till I have enough - but aren't they so fun?

Plus - it is coming.... February 17th.... Its a MYSTERY!!!