Friday, November 16, 2018


It seems like it's been a looong week.

Not much planned for the weekend, so I imagine we'll get some stuff done around the house.

 Our dog,Cooper, has been under the weather, hopefully he's on the mend now. I won't go into messy details, but he and I have shared four showers this week :(

We've had our first real snow this last 24's too soon! 

On to quilty things....

I've re-arranged how I begin my days and one of the bonuses is that, along with my regular longarming, I seem to have a bit of time for piecing my own quilts....woohoo!!! 

Maybe I'll actually make some headway with the UFO pile?!

I do have one goal. It is to get back at my Farm Goal Vintage....

It's been on my mind ever since May, when I saw my friend's completed one. Such a sweet quilt!

I think I'll try to make a note each week of what I'd like to accomplish....and the first will be to do two of these blocks per week!

Here are three blocks that have been done not too long ago, along with two (on the right) that are being relegated to the orphan-block pile...

My original background fabric is the red dotted one. Then I picked up the red "cheerio" fabric, thinking to throw some of that into the mix. The problem?.....the cheerio fabric is off-white and the original is pure in real life the cheerio ones look awful.

Another problem??....I can't find the collection of blocks that I've finished a while ago!!! No worries, they must be in the sewing room somewhere.

Looking back on the week, I do seem to have accomplished a bit more than usual.

I am up-to-date on the Eleanor Burns Fun on the Farm sewalong. There is still time to join in, we're only at Month 4 of 12...

I've also made progress on my I Am Enough quilt...

I was nervous of how the braid would turn out, but I love it! We were to do a "hand" block and for some reason I remembered that I've kept my wedding gloves all these years from when Greg and I were married 35 years ago. I guess they were meant to be included in this quilt!

The next block is a monogram block. Even though I did not change my name when I married Iain, my monogram block will be "McD", to honour my marriage to him.

The more this quilt progresses, the more I love it. This quilt really is a personal journey.

I'm still intent on starting a Temperature Quilt in the new year. There are a few examples on Pinterest. I do like this chart and it will be the one I use to make my quilt. 

I also want to share something for those of you that have always wanted to learn to hand-piece but don't know where to start.

Patty at Elm Street Quilts will be hosting a Hand-piecing Quilt-along in the new year. She has already shared some tips on her blog. If you are interested in trying to hand-piece, you can check it out HERE.

That's all for to complete one of my Farm Girl blocks!

Have a wonderful, quilty day. I am linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get A Whoop, Whoop?, and with Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Friday.


  1. You are always an inspiration! I will check the hand piecing tips. It has been calling my name. Thank you!

  2. I love your Farm Girl blocks! One day I am going to try that! Thanks for sharing all your projects! I love the glove idea!