Tales of a pup, pumpkins, and quilting

Things have been slow on the Farmlet this week, unless of course you are a Walker!  And, as it goes with a two year old, he is constantly being monitored and knows one word PERFECTLY:

NO!

No! That is not a toy,  no cats, no shoes, no socks, no table legs, no sticks, no leaves, and

no pumpkins!

And on the brighter side, literally and figuratively, I have a near finish on my Posh Posies quilt.  I got it back from the new quilter this week and it needs binding for a finish.  Remember this?

and peeking out from behind on the design wall is a nearly complete assembly of this quilt…

Can you imagine?  When I started this adventure I used to cut as I went to make a quilt.  I have seen the error of my ways.  Now I cut all, label the stacks, and it goes faster!   Imagine that?

And here it is by popular request – the obligatory cute puppy shot.

B.F. Walker

His eyes may tell you he is innocent of all charges, but his leash and collar tell the real story.

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NOTES on chewed pumpkins:  I recently read somewhere, that a bit of pumpkin is good for dogs.  So I’m thinking of cooking it down, mashing it up and then mixing with a bit of brown rice to make frozen dog treats.  (2 p to 1 r)  If you know differently, please do tell!

Scrap Happy for November 15, 2019

It’s a bit melancholy for me this round, but I will share with you what I began several months back.  🙂

Each month we took Buddy in to be groomed because he was too big and too HaiRy for us to keep him looking and smelling nice.  And each month the groomer sent him home in a cute kerchief tied about his neck.  I couldn’t throw them out.

hey!  it’s fabric after all!  ok?

So I began making quilt blocks out of them

Some were bones and some were balls

and I didn’t get the Buddy Quilt done in time…

I am going to finish it  and will include a blank block in the middle to put our dog’s names on it. I feel it is a great save of what otherwise would be landfill fodder.   It will be a good memory quilt to honor Buddy and all the other pups past and present.

And now go see what other’s have made this past month for Scrap Happy!

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KateGun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda (me),
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Johanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen and Connie

 

 

 

I’m back, it’s back and almost a finish!

Keeping it short and to the point:

I made a Christmas quilt and then sent it away to Hamilton Missouri for quilting.  I held my breath and waited, a rather long time, and it is now here!

I was stunned at the condition of the box, but…

YIKES!

Anticipation…

Excitement!

the treasure inside was unharmed!

Please click to see the snowflakes!

I am calling it “The Night Before Christmas”.  It is very 50s, very country, and was really fun to make.

😊

Next, I will be adding the binding and then listing it on EBAY for sale.  And of course I will be showing you the bound and ready for sale photo too.

more soon!

 

Some things are better for waiting…

as you read in a previous post

It was October 5th of last year, when I started a quilt called “And So It Crows” by Karen Walker.  As it happened, I bit off more than I could chew, as they say.  I got the first row of flowers done and then worked on the center crows and nothing, and I do mean NOTHING was matching up.

Sigh

So I plunked the rest of what I had redone onto the board and left it there.  For a very long time.  You see, the process of working on this was so frustrating to me that I just had to set it aside till I could work on it with confidence.

Between then and now I worked on many smaller projects involving points that aren’t to be lost in the seams involving hundreds of one inch blocks. and then all of a sudden I felt ready to tackle the crows once more.  Points you may ask? See all those flower petals, beaks, wing and tail feathers below.

And now I am here

There are only 164, 2.5 inch squares to be made and sewn together for the border.  Much easier than the 1 inch half square triangles and squares for all the birds and flowers… so…

Coming right up!

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For those who are counting the one inch blocks, there are:  160 for flowers plus 102 for birds which equals 262 one inch blocks.  That’s a’lotta little blocks

AND, for those eagle-eyed people who always see the mistakes, there are two, one was replicated tidily throughout the piece, and I will leave it.  And one is going to drive me round the bend and I don’t think I can finish without fixing it.  I didn’t even notice it til I put it up here in this post.

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Do you see them?