Friday, March 16, 2018

Itty Bitty Feathered Star

Sounds like it's the start of a show tune...

 it's actually just a tiny paper pieced star

I purchased these LITTLE patterns in Houston in 2016.

Thought I would give one a try...

Itty is definitely the right word!!

I started out thinking I would do all the stars in the pattern 
scaled back to....

Let's see if I will go crazy doing ONE!!

It took about 2 hours to piece this little sucker!!

It turned out adorable
 I think I will need a bit of time before tackling the rest of the package!!

It finished at 6".....

There are over 400 pieces in this little gem!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Border Creek Winter Joy

I fell in love with this pattern 
 we stopped at a quilt store in Montana last year

I got off to a good start but ran into some confusion somewhere.
(No idea what went wrong)

I took it out again for Retreat and began to tackle it again!!

It did not help that I picked a stretchy background fabric.

I know I have mistakes in my blocks 
I am going with DONE is better than in a box!

Its pretty wavy but I am determined to get this one quilted up!!

I need to do this one again as I love Border Creek Patterns 
I know it can be a lot smoother process!!

So this is definitely a redo quilt!!

I must say it feels good to have it out of the box 
and released to the wild!!


Monday, March 12, 2018

Calm After the Storm

It is such a treat to have the weather change to warmer days!!

We managed to survive the last blizzard. 

We did miss one cow who calved outside 
she did her best to protect him by the fence...

She was pretty happy to get into the maternity pen 
both mom and baby are doing great!!

The Orange team have been there to help when they can.

Mostly its been more of an owl's look on the happenings in the barn!!

This was our third set of twins so far!!

So in between treks to the corrals,

I have been working on fixing some of my latest attempts at quilting.

This was my own rendition of Storm at Sea with Snails Trail

After I took the picture I realized I had the bottom row on WRONG!!

I unsewed and got back on track. 

I had no particular direction...just added as I went!!

Since it was Free unlimited Craftsy last weekend,

I watched a few Angela Walter's videos and quilted this one myself!

It's going to be a baby quilt or wall hanging. 

It finished at 60X60"

Next project that needs a few 'adjustments'

My Border Creek Snowflake!!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

2018 Circle Square Ranch Retreat

It was our annual retreat at Circle Square Ranch this weekend

There was all kind of creativity going on!!

Strips were laying all over the place...


Log cabins....

Tractors feeding bales.....

Lugnuts coming together...

The food was FAB -U - LOUS!!!

And the show and tell was even better!!

Shelby showed her latest mystery using a jelly roll

Deb showed her Bountiful quilt

Jane nearly finished a Christmas quilt

Her African Quilt

Heather had tons of quilts to show!!

This Star had quite the store where someone offered her an amazing price
she could not sell it as it was an anniversary quilt for herself!!

Anita finished a runner.

Colleen made a 'quilting juice' runner

 A baby quilt...

And her Canada 150 quilt

A Christmas tea cozy she designed herself!!

This quilt is some fabric that 4 of us have
we challenged each other to make some thing different with it.


And Chris'...

Yikes...I better find that fabric today!!

Chris also finished a shadow box quilt...

The other 'Colleen' was given this jelly roll for her birthday

She made a runner and placemats

Terry finished this incredible Dragonflies 

Her border was some of her Bali fabrics.

It sure finished it off!!

She worked on beading her McKenna Ryan Sea quilt

Dot had a ton of charity quilts...

All of them were amazing...

Trudi only had pictures on her phone 
she is our resident comedian so we all had some good laughs with her antics!

Jill got a good start on her 2 color bargello...

Sharon showed her Border Creek Mystery from a few years ago

This was their 2017 Mystery from Border Creek Station
(My favorite pattern company...just saying)

Nancy was working on this block...

It is fabric from her mom's wedding and grad dress

Theresa showed her son's French Braid grad quilt  

She loved music and made good use of this fabric

Her Fronds fabric was whipped up into a wall hanging

I worked on my own rendition of a Stormy Snail
(Storm at Sea with Snail's Trail)

That bottom row needs's upside down!!

I have to thank the internet guy for coming yesterday.

He installed a new system and it's 3 times faster!! 
Love it!!
I think Lucy loved it, too!!

She was sitting on his lap when he was trying to get things up and working!!

So it's back to calving.

It`s a nice break with a bit warmer weather!

Not a single calf was born till I got back home!!

Two more yesterday!!

I guess they knew who they trusted to run the maternity ward!!