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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Pat - A - Cake Quilt

Pat-a - cake , pat- a- cake , 

Baker's Man

Bake me a cake Quilt me a quilt

As fast as you can! 

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Good morning, y'all !  My wee Pat- A -Cake Quilt is complete!

 I do believe I need to celebrate with a cake. Hmmm , maybe a Hummingbird Cake - that sounds quite delicious  don't you agree?


Pat- a Cake was made from the scraps left over from Darlene's Quilt
Oooh,  if you missed my finish on Darlene's Quilt , please hop on over  to that post. I share all of the measurements just in case you want to make one of your own. 

Anywhoo, I finished the quilting on Pat- a Cake  while camping in Texas  which I posted about in March in A Lazy Day at Camp. If you would like to see that wonderful camping spot, just click the colored text.  


 Pat - a Cake measures 16 " x 20" and is made up of 20 scrappy blocks. 

Each block measures 4" finished. 

 To make one block cut 2 pieces of scraps  2 1/2" x 4 1/2" .

 Using a 1/4" seam allowance sew the strips together and press. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!  

Make as many blocks as you want and then sew them together in pretty tidy little rows. 

I must warn you that these blocks are quite addictive and soon you may find that your quilt has grown, grown, grown

Now that this wee quilt is completed , it is time to move on to the next one. I have been cutting loads of strips for a new quilt. 



Now tell me . Do you have an Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy  quilt in the works? 


I so appreciate the sweet visit. I hope your day is filled with sprinkles of happiness ! Oh heck , how about just a downpour of pure joy! Now that sounds about right!  Have a beautiful day, sweet friends. 


As Always...

Happy quilting and stitching, y'all

Melisa

"Even the smallest one can change the world. "

Hugs and Stitches!!! ๐Ÿค—❤๐Ÿงต

Dedicated to my sweet baby sister, Amy. I love and miss you so much, Amo! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—


Other Posts That Might Strike Your Fancy!

๐ŸŒžParade of Homes- Early 2024 parade of home freebies.
๐ŸŒžA Blooming Parade A Look at Spring and Easter Previous Freebies-   2024 Parade of Spring freebies
๐ŸŒžBuzzin Bee Parade 2023-  An early 2023 bee freebie parade. 

๐ŸŒžMessin and Gommin in the Kitchen -  2022 post on how I tea/ Coffee Dye my fabric. 

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 I am joining these lovely ladies' link parties. I hope you check them out; they always have so many wonderful projects going on and provide the opportunity for other needleworkers to meet. 

Susan at Quilt Fabrication for  Midweek Makers Wednesday

Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter for Wednesday  Wait Loss- Wednesday

Denise at For the Love of Geese for Put Your Foot Down- Thursday

Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday- Thursday

Nina at Creations, Quilts, Art , Whatever by Nina for Off the Wall Friday
Alycia's of Alycia's Quilts for Finished of Not Friday

Monday, May 20, 2024

Flag Quilt Scrap Happy Flag Quilt


 I pulled out my little vintage confection tin which is filled with scrappy goodness. 


Eeeh!  Give it up for the old red , white and blue!!!  Woo Hoo!   More little Scrappy  Flags are in the works. This is my leader and ender project.   


Sunflowers, Bear Indians, and polka dots make up these little flags.  


These flags  measure 5 1/2" x 6 12" unfinished   and  5"x 6" finished


51 blocks completed!  And more to come! 


Would you like to make a block? It is Easy Peasy - I assure you!

FOR ONE BLOCK 
FROM RED SCRAPS - Cut 2  -  1  1/2" x 3 1/2" strips
                  Cut 1-    1  1/2" x 6  1/2" strip
FROM WHITE SCRAPS- Cut 1  -  1  1/2" x 3 1/2" strips
                   Cut 1-    1  1/2" x 6  1/2" strip
FROM BLUE SCRAPS- Cut  1-  3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square. 

DIRECTIONS : ( Use 1/4" seam allowance.)
๐Ÿงต1. Take 1 red    1  1/2" x 3 1/2" strip and 1 white  1  1/2" x 3 1/2" strip .  Place right sides together and  sew down length of strips . Press toward red. 

๐Ÿงต2. Take the 2nd red  1  1/2" x 3 1/2" strip . Sew to the white side of the unit created in Step 1. Press to the red.
 
๐Ÿงต3. Sew the Unit created in Steps 1 & 2 and the Blue  3 1/2" square. Place right sides together and sew. Press toward blue.
 
๐Ÿงต4.  Take the  red   1  1/2" x 6  1/2" strip and the white  1  1/2" x 6  1/2" strip  .  Place right sides together and  sew down length of strips . Press toward red. 
๐Ÿงต5. Sew the Unit created in Step 3 to the unit created in Step 4.  Press. 

Your Scrappy Flag is complete! Now do the Happy Dance! Oh yes, you have to do the Happy Dance - that is essential! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‚❤๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ
 

This is the Flag quilt that I began in 2020 and finished in 2021. It was made up of 36 flag blocks. 



It usually  hangs from May - September on the wall quilt shelf above the buffet. 


My new Scrappy Flag quilt will be bigger than this one.  

This is my Monday Making project. Perhaps I will get a few more flags under my belt.  Since this is the focus quilt, nine patches will be moving in as the leader/ ender project. More on that to come. 

Thank you for the sweet visit. Have a beautiful start to your week and...
As Always...

Happy quilting and stitching, ya'll

Melisa
The   American flag is a symbol of our  freedom, national pride and history. Mark Fitzpatrick

Hugs and Stitches!!! ๐Ÿค—❤๐Ÿงต

Dedicated to my dear baby sister, Amy. I love and miss you, Amo. you are forever in my heart. ❤❤❤



 

Sunday, May 19, 2024

We Have a Swarm and a Strawberry Stamp Freebie

A Sunny Sunday quilt stack. 

 

It's that time! Quilting Time! The best time of the day- well at least in my eyes.  Welcome, sweet Lovelies. Please join me and sit for a spell.  May I offer you a cup of tea for your drinking pleasure? 

Buzz! Buzz! We have a swarm! 

Mr. Pinker was inspecting the bee traps and lo and behold one of them had a swarm in it.  Last Wednesday night, he closed the trap door so he could capture them the next day. 

The nuc box was ready for them to be transferred in. 

It was a good hive and the transfer went off without a hitch! Woo Hoo! ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ

 

Patriotic cross stitching and quilts are being pulled out. Below is Little Liberty Manor Mollie William's Homestead, and Beelieve in Freedom 

 Five more berries were appliqued for my Scrapberries Quilt and by the beginning of the week, the Scrapberris quilt top was complete. 

Can you tell that it was a blustery day? 


Ginger  says have a Sunny Sunday! 

Today I will be winding my needle and thread through 14 count adia as I work on my newest strawberry stamp called Strawberry Jam and Biscuits Stamp. 

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If you are interested in stitching this piece,  just grab , the images. For printing tips, refer to the post Tips for Printing which has loads of tips from my sweet friends. 

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Speaking of biscuits,  grab you a plate! We have biscuits to make! 
One of my favorite biscuit recipes is 7-Up Biscuits. They are so moist and fluffy . Of course you do not have to use 7-UP  , you could use any lemon lime soda. 


7-UP BISCUITS      Servings- 6-8 people

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups of biscuit mix

1  cup of sour cream

1 cup of 7-Up 

1/2 cup of melted butter

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 

2. Pour melted butter into baking dish.  

3.  In a large mixing bowl , cut sour cream into the biscuit mix. 

4. Add the 7-UP and combine into the dough until mixed. 

5. Flour your rolling pin. 

6. Place the dough on a floured surface and roll until it's about 1 inch thick. 

7. Using your lightly floured  biscuit cutter or a Ball canning lid cut your biscuits by ,  pushing the biscuits cutter straight down. Do not twist because twisting seals the edges of the biscuit and prevents the biscuit from rising as height. 

8. Place all the biscuits in the pan with the melted butter. 

9. Bake until golden brown about 20-25 minutes. 

10. ENJOY!


 

  

Now onto the plans for the week. 

Did I Get'r Done... Well   -  Last Week's Goals were..
๐ŸŒž1. Quilt on Rainbow Sherbet. 
๐ŸŒž2.Work on "Into the Garden " cross stitch.
❌๐ŸŒž3. Quilt "Alabama Beauty" .
๐ŸŒž4. Work  on Mini Bouquet Sampler. 
๐ŸŒž5. Piece 9 patches for my chicken quilt.  
๐ŸŒž6. Go camping! We had a wonderful trip at a state park.   

Woo Hoo! I almost got everything complete!  I do believe I will celebrate. 

Hmm.... What Should I do This Week? 
๐ŸŒž1. Quilt on Scrapberries 
๐ŸŒž2.Work on "Into the Garden " cross stitch.
๐ŸŒž3. Quilt "Alabama Beauty" .
๐ŸŒž4. Work  on Mini Bouquet Sampler. 
๐ŸŒž5. Piece 9 patches for my chicken quilt.  
๐ŸŒž6. Work  on Mini Bouquet Sampler. 
 

Alright, Sweet Peas, I   Have a wonderful week! 

As Always...


Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa 

Feel free to do what makes your soul shine. 

Hugs and Stitches!!!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงต❤

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy. I love and miss you so much.. Love you , Amo. 


I am joining these lovely ladies' link parties. I hope you check them out; they always have so many wonderful projects going on and provide the opportunity for other needle workers to meet. 

Frederique at   Quilting Patchwork Applique for Patchwork & Quilts - Saturday

Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday

Kate at Life in Pieces for  Stitching Stuff ( Sunday) 

Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework for Oh Scrap - Sunday 

Melva at Melva Loves Scraps for Sew & Tell- Sunday

Brenda at Songbird Designs for Monday Musings

Judy at Small Quilts Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday
Joy at Days Filled with Joy for This and That

Carol at Quilt Schmilt  for To Do List Tuesday 

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Mini Strawberry Sampler Freebie

 A berry beautiful day to you, Sweeties ! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“

It has been all about strawberries , this week hasn't it?  Well it is berry season here. I just wanted to pop in for a quick visit and share this   little Mini Strawberry Sampler freebie. It is a little larger than my other minis but a perfect addition. 

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If you are interested in stitching this piece,  just grab , the images. For printing tips, refer to the post Tips for Printing which has loads of tips from my sweet friends. 

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If you missed any mini samplers, I invite you to check out the links below. 

 Shamrock Mini Sampler   Red Heart Mini Sampler  Mini Apple Sampler,   Mini Sunflower Sampler ,  Mini Bee Sampler Mini Squirrel Sampler,    Mini Pumpkin Sampler ,  Mini Tulip Sampler,

Mini Bunny Sampler

Well I didn't chat yours ears off . Did I?  I hope you enjoy your day, stay sweet ,  and ... 

As Always...


Happy  Stitching and Quilting, y'all

Melisa 

Strawberries that in a garden grow, Are plump and juicy fine, But sweeter far as wise men know Spring from the woodland vine. - Robert Graves 

Hugs and Stitches!!!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงต❤

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy. I love and miss you so much.. Love you , Amo. 

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