Time In a Bottle Blog Hop

When Carol at Just Let Me Quilt posted for sign up’s I chose to join because I wanted a reason to make these hourglass blocks. I haven’t made to many and I’ve had some trouble with them in the past. So I decided to give them another try.

Making the blocks, I paper pieced them hoping to give myself a chance to be more on point with the blocks. It did help a lot.

So, I made my block into a mug rug. I still have to bind it but honestly, I really don’t like binding. lol

I’m happy with how it turned out and it was fun to make.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day hopping.

March 18
Just Let Me Quilt
Bumbleberry Stitches
Karrin’s Crazy World
Lianne Makes Stuff
Songbird Designs

Tickled Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to my day of the Tickled Pink Blog Hop hosted my Carla of Creatin in the Sticks. So glad you stopped by today.

I’ve been on a wool applique stitching thing since I moved to Oklahoma. The last hop I worked on my wooly blocks. With this hop the kit Spring Vintage Sewing Machine by Buttermilk Basin was the perfect pink project for me.

I was able to get all the pieces cut and appliqued to my background. I choose a off white flannel for the background instead of the called for grey. I love it, I think it makes the colors pop. I also changed out the pink wool for a much brighter pink.

The prairie points I went with a blue instead of the called for green. I also changed out the white that was for the needles and machine part for a grey/blue.

I just started a new job in the last couple of weeks and dealing with a divorce. I got behind on my applique. So there’s that to finish.

I do love this block even though is not small. It measures 16″ x 20″. I will be a perfect sewing room piece.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Here is a list of today’s bloggers.

Wednesday, February 16th

Selina Quilts

Quilt Schmilt

Quilting Gail


Lianne Makes Stuff

Karrin’s Crazy World

Dragon’s Heart Quilting

Bumbleberry Stitches

Polar Bear Plunge

Joan of MooseStash Quilting, challenge of making something inspired by polar bears, blue, or cold got me to thinking about my Wooly Adventure blocks. They needed to be moved from the WIP’s pile to the working pile. This hop was a good time to do just that.

These wooly blocks are from 2016. So that’s like 6 years ago. Long time. Only two of the blocks are still available from the research I did. Most of the blocks were 8″ in size but a few were 10″. The backgrounds that came with the kits varied and didn’t work well together. Because I wanted to put them in a quilt, that was a problem for me. So I decided to just them on coordinating flannel backgrounds and use a cream flannel to border the 8″ squares to sew up to the 10″ blocks.

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