Saturday, April 29, 2017

It's been a long, busy month with the Maine shophop, but now I plan to get back to my normal life in the slow lane!  Have been suffering from "sewing deprivation" and I hope to soon take care of that!

I got Pam Buda's Tokens of the Past "Autumn Sampler" patterns and fabric and was eager to start shop samples, but as you will see, I did not read her pattern first......after all, I have made hundreds of log cabin blocks over the years!  Well, tho I usually start with the light side, I found after I had nearly finished a block that Pam's design required starting with the Dark Side!  So.....I started another with dark side first and then put on the wrong color on the fourth round....the black is to be the sashing!   So......I started a third and finally got it right!  Not all in the same evening tho!  

The two wrong blocks......will make great mugrugs!!

Now to make three more like this!

Made this Tumbler runner using Miss Rosie's 'Lil Crumbler"in the 2" size....the template makes several sizes.  Used  408 fabrics, all different except for one duplication that I think I will leave.  Sewing the rows together was a breeze because the corners nested together so well with the seam allowances of each row pressed in alternating directions.  

Used little sandpaper dots to keep the small template from slipping around.

This runner was made with Miss Rosie's "Crumbler" which also makes several sizes of  Tumblers.  Two charm packs from Jo Morton were used, "Gratitude" and "Reflections".  Am handquilting it.

The shopkit for the new "Anthology" BOM  (starts in August) has arrived, uses 72 of the 182 patterns in the book by Carol Hopkins and Linda Koenig.  The block patterns are 4" x 5" .....most look quite easy (but not All!).  Fabric being used is Judie Rothermel's new line "American Swatch Card" (am sure I won't be able to stick with only 24 fabrics, but will add some from her many previous lines).

The first block in the book to give you an idea what they are like.

New fabric arrivals include "Indigo and Cheddar" Nancy Gere/Windham.

Snowfall by Minick/Simpson for that Paisley!

Wallpaper and Paint by Delores Smith for Marcus Bros.

Sweet Blend by Edyta Sitar

This little baby was born a couple days ago.....runs and plays the day away with her Mom in a little pasture next to the back yard.  LOVE the GREEN......seems like it was a long time coming this year!