Sunday, June 30, 2019

Patriotic Rail Fence and Nine Patch

This one is complete and will also go to the local airport USO Lounge. I had some leftover nine patch and rail fence blocks in a project box and those "quilt seeds" as Wanda calls them inspired me to make this one. I had no idea until I looked just now that the original I made was in 2015!

Those of you who have been with me for a while know of our daughter, Miss Ru. Or Ruthie. She had a lot of online friends, one special one Dawn, who lives in London. Dawn has become a very good friend of Mr. Muddling and me, and for Ruthie's birthday this year she sent this stone for Ruthie's Garden. Oh,  how we love it!
I really loved seeing that bee in the pure white Althea, too! 
I finished quilting this queen size quilt last night. It will live here. I'll post more about it later. I am NOT happy that the block in the lower left inside the first inside border is turned the wrong way. Not changing it.

I've made a lot of mistakes in my life. Those I can, I have fixed, but there are some that cannot be fixed. This one could, but it's just not that important to me.

Isn't it good that we don't have to rectify every mistake we've made or to continually beat ourselves up about them? I am so thankful for Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend with lots of things to make you happy!

Hugs and kisses,

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Four Patch Stars

This one is finished and will soon go to the local airport USO Lounge. The pattern is from the very generous Mary Johnson at
She has LOTS of free patterns.

Doesn't it look so comfy on the porch swing?

And even better with all that cuddle showing! I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am to be back making quilts again.

Of course it's not all work around here. There is also hot milky tea with a scone!  So good when I'm reading a new quilting magazine!

Here is the center portion of the American Patchwork and Quilting quiltalong designed by Tara Baisden 
I got it up on the design walls last night and today all the vertical rows are sewn together and I've made a start on the horizontal rows. I really like how this one is coming together!

We had a windy night last week and woke up to a bird bath full of crepe myrtle blossoms.
This week is HOT, but this is Houston, so what can you expect?

I hope you're having a perfectly wonderful week full of only good things!

Hugs and kisses,

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Stripes and Nine Patches

This one is quilted and done for the USO! It feels so good to get back to doing what I love.
And such a simple idea worked out well, I think. I had some men's shirting fabric leftovers I ran into while looking for something else. Those turned into the nine patches and I already had the blue and white stripe fabric for in between. Four borders and it is done!
Soft and crinkly and cuddly! I believe it will be a comfort to some service member on their way from here to there.
Speaking of soft and cuddly, look at this gorgeous afghan I received a couple of weeks ago from a dear friend. Of course it's a bit hot now to really enjoy it, but cold weather will be here again, and I am ready!
So many things making me happy out the back yard.
Mr. Muddling's dog, Lady, is absolutely sure of her place in the world. She is such a sweetie!
And because I can't leave you without a little smile - I saw this on Facebook recently and laughed right out loud!

I hope your world is supplying you with lots of good and happy things!

Hugs and kisses,