Thursday, November 12, 2015

Party time!

 these are my place mat so a long steps for this last Sunday.
 This is the Christmas so a ling for my Quick Quilt Saturday group. All done.
 Our Orchard quilt group here in town had their Christmas party this last Wednesday. We all had a nice time with games good food and time shared. We all ways have it in November because it gets so busy in December. It's a nice way to kick off the Christmas season. the empty set is mine.

Wishing all of you a Very Happy Holiday Season!
SEW, Sew , Sew! Flicsha

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Stuff I am doing!

 I did 2 paper pieced hot pads as a sample for quilt group. Then I had scraps left so I did some improvisational piecing .
 The 5 mug mats are just pieced as I could. They were faster than the paper pieced hot pads. I had fun doing them.
 We are doing a sew a long for Christmas in my Swap and Quilt group on the internet. IT will be 4 place mats when I get done. Each week we get instructions on Sunday. This was steps 1, 2, & 3.
 I made Jennie a One Hour Basket yesterday. It turned out a lot larger than my basket did.
 I am entering my turkey in the Hy Vee & Norfolk Daily News decorate the turkey contest you can win $25.00 or $100.00 in gift certificates to Hy Vee. I could use some groceries!
And last is my fabric layer cake Roses and Chocolate I got from my wonderful Pen Pal  Dianna , for my birthday
I love the fabrics in the pack. I am going to have to make myself something special out of it..
Keep busy and quilting! Flicsha

Thursday, October 29, 2015


 Progress on my sew a long. This is one block and then the blocks with a 2 1/2" lattes, top done . I did add a 2 1/2" border of white on white scraps after this photo. I am going to put a red scrappy biding on it when Jennie gets it quilted.
 Below is a throw for my DF Debby. A Christmas gift .
 The next is a leaf block trade I did about 7 years a go.  I found it while looking for something else. I had some time one afternoon so  put it together . I finished  binding it last night .
 DD Jennie gave me quilting PJ's for my Birthday.
 I have been making ornament's for  The sew a long for any one that finishes their quilt. The trees are for my family . I make them a ornament every Christmas.
The gift bags where the Quick Quilt Sat. project last Sat. We also made these in our Orchard group a few years ago . Fast and easy to make.
It's getting colder here and I am not liking it.  But that's the way it is so I just have to deal with it.
Stay happy and sew! Flicsha

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sew A Long.

 I am hosting a sew a long in my Quick Quilt Sat. group on Facebook. Here are the fabrics I picked out.
 I have a wide variety of white on whites.  But not enough of one to make the quilt so I went controlled scrappy for this project.
 I pulled red and greens I liked . So yes this is a Christmas quilt. But you could use any fabrics you liked I think it would be great in Aunt Gracie's or batiks or what every you like.

 This is as far as I have got but give me a few days.
My art quilt group on the 15th of every month had numbers as the team. This is my birthday month so I made my self a quick birthday card .  They said to use important numbers  this year it's 67.
I have been working on Christmas gifts and other things . Her is a Coca-Cola quilt for my Aunt Bonny. She love and collects Coca-Cola things.
Keep quilting . Flicsha

Thursday, October 15, 2015

This and that.

 DD Jennie made this  pretty throw for her M other in Law Wanda's birthday this last Sat. It will be warm to snuggle under this winter in her recliner.
 I am doing a sew along and these are the fabrics I picked. Totally scrappy. Yes but controlled scraps.
 I got it cut today and it's ready to sew. Check back to see my progress.
Well it's Happy Birthday to me ! In my 15th of the month challenge group the them was numbers. Well this is my new number! I all most forgot about it until 4:00 this afternoon. So it's a hurry up and get it done project this month. I will try to do better next month. May be? Yes I am getting old . Maybe not in my thing but my body tells me it every day.
It's getting cold tonight and maybe our first freeze or frost of the year. I hope not. That would be the end of the tomatoes! Oh how I love them!  Say warm and cozy tonight! Flicsha

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

My Pin Pal Sue.

I received this great package for this month form Sue. We are becoming friends . Talk  on the phone. Send a package to each other every month. I love getting the surprises every month. As much as I love making and sending them.  Thank you so very much Sue for every thing!
Keep making and sewing! Flicsha

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

What I got from my Dear Pen Pal Dianna F.

 I got my monthly package from Pen Pal Dianna F. What a nice package. Love the fabrics. The new blades are all ways a good thing. Marking pencil and post it notes.
 And most of all she sent me a Viking sewing machine , When she heard my machine died she thought I could use this one .
 I can't tell you all how nice it is to be thought of by someone that hardly knows me. She has become a great pen pal and friend over the months . I am blessed to have such good sewing and quilting friends in my life.
Thank you Dianna for your genres gift so I can keep sewing and quilting.

For now I have to go play with the new machine ! Flicsha

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hearts and Fall.

 I participate in the I Found a heart project. It's easy and fast. This is my second set of hearts. 32 in this bunch. I sent my DGD Sara some to place around her collage. I place them in different towns and where ever I go. It's a great random act of kindness. It touches people of all ages that you will never meet or know.
 This is a fall project of my DD Jennie's. We have been doing Fall , Halloween and Thanksgiving. You can use it for a wall hanging or a door hanging or maybe a banner.
I enjoy the colors of Fall!
Keep Quilting and sewing!   Flicsha

Sunday, September 27, 2015

My week end.

 Jennie is starting a new job. She got a tablet to use at work. I made her a bag to carry it in and she also had a engagement calendar so I made a cover to match for it.

 DGD Sara wanted a bed caddy for her room at collage. I made 2 the blue for her and the purples .
Nice day a Sunny. Enjoy what is left.
Keep stitching. Flicsha

Friday, September 25, 2015

Jennie's Halloween table runner.

DD Jennie came and sewed today. This is the finished product.
While she was sewing I made a Carmel Apple Pie. It's in the oven.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

It's a bag day.

 I did this paper pieced block in one of my quilt groups on line a few weeks ago. I got busy to day and  made zip bags.
 This was left over scraps from one of DD Jennie's quilts.
 I did the scissor zip bags yesterday.
This was a left over from another project..
I love using small scraps from other projects.
Rain Rain go away come again some other day!
It was a good day I finished up a quilt top I started yesterday. The blocks from more than 10 years ago. 6 1/2" leaves.
It finished 63" sq.  Rain makes for a good sewing day!
Quilt on and be happy!  Flicsha