Sunday, January 22, 2023

Red Rose Sunday

Well another week has come to an end. Where did this week go? I am not sure ,but oh, how the days fly!  

I can honestly say I have had a great week quilting.  I began piecing a new project which I am calling "Wild Wild Rose".


 Each 10 1/2" block is loaded with lots of scraps and crumbs of pure goodness.


 I am aiming for 20 blocks. 9  blocks are under my belt this week.

 

 I am still plugging away on Grandma's Love. I am so sorry to show it to you so often, but I am quilting on it like it is my job . 😀





I have made some progress on my sampler . I just work on it here and there.  I RIT dyed my fabric with charcoal  gray and brown and then washed most of it out. The fabric color is so yummy ! I do wish you could see it in person. 👀

Today's  Santa Sunday stitch will be Prairie Schooler's " A Merry Mini Surprise" Santa from booklet 215.  I think he will be finished by the day's end and if I am lucky fully finished by the end of the month . 

I just realized the other day that I had failed to show you a piece that I finished before Christmas. This is Santa's Helpers which is a 2022 freebie from The Scarlet House.


It's To Do List Time!!

LAST WEEK' S GOALS.

1.  Quilt 9 more blocks on Grandma's Love. Yes! I am bound and determined to complete it soon. 

2. Work on a new embroidery

3. Continue piecing shoo fly blocks. 

4. Begin a new cross stitch. 

WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA THIS WEEK?

1. Quilt more blocks on Grandma's Love. 

2.Continue piecing shoo fly blocks

3. Piece more Rose blocks. 

I also want to thank Carol at Quilt Schmilt  for hosting  To Do List Tuesday  and for all of her lovely posts. Carol, I can not comment on your blog or email you for some reason, but I wanted you to much I appreciate you and all that you do.  

As always...

Happy quilting and stitching, ya'll

Melisa

Happiness is always an inside job! 

Hugs and Stitches and Warm Winter Wishes !!!🤗❤🧵

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy who was a wild wild rose herself . Keep blooming in heaven!  . Love and miss you., Amo ❤❤

Ya'll come back now, ya hear ! 

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

Beth at Love Laugh Quilt  for Monday Making
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 

32 comments:

  1. The crazy blocks will make a wonderful quilt. I can see the love you're quilting into Grandma's love quilt. Happy counted cross stitching, so cute!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Gretchen. It is a lot of fun to use up some of the scraps . Fingers crossed I can make a dent in the scrap bin. Lol. Happy quilting.

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  2. Love those scrappy wild rose blocks!!

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    1. Oh, Deanna, they are so much fun to create. I would love to have the remainder of the blocks pieced this week. Just maybe I can do just that. Have a great week.

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  3. OMG! Those Wild Wild Rose blocks are sooooooo gorgeous! Good progress on Grandma's Love Quilt too. You are really on a roll!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Susie. They are so much fun to work on. Each little scrap of fabric brings back fond memories as well. I hope you have a wonderful week. Happy quilting and stitching.

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  4. Your wild roses are lovely, some very pretty fabrics in there! Grandma's Love is coming along nicely.
    Thank you for sharing your busy week, and linking up ;)

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Frederique. I am enjoying rummaging through the scrap bin find bits of fabric for the blocks. Some of the fabrics are over a decade old or older. Have a wonderful week.

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  5. Great photo of the cardinal, Melisa! Your rose blocks are lovely - such a fun way to sew. Looks like they go together pretty quickly. Enjoy your stitching today!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Diann. I have been enjoying watching the birds these last few days. Yes, the rose blocks piece up quickly. I am trying to use ever teeny scrap I can. Have a great evening.

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  6. Such a gorgeous photo of that pretty little cardinal, they seem such wonderful birds in their bright plumage. Your wild Rose's look rather spectacular too, is this your own design?

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Jenny. We are fortunate to have many birds visit our feeders particularly the cardinals. We seem to have more males than females. I watched a video by Beth Shibley of Lovelivequilt blogspot. and I had to create this quilt. She made it look so easy.

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  7. Love your Wild Wild Roses. They are a vision in glorious and crazy colour! You have the prettiest birds visiting your place, Melisa.

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    1. I am enjoying every minute of working on these wild roses. It is sorta fun piecing these without a plan other than adding reds, pinks and greens. Have a wonderful week, Kim and thank you for the sweet visit.

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  8. Grandma's Love is so unusual and I love it. It must be fun to look at all those lovely fabrics as you quilt. I agree that the charcoal and brown dyed cloth is yummy and very vintage-y looking. Wild Roses are fun. I've seen those around here and there from time to time in blog land and always think someday I'll give them a try but someday has not arrived yet.

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    1. I am enjoying every stitch in Grandma's Love. It is a joy to look at all of the different fabrics the quilter used. Some I believe are feedsacks and others perhaps shirtings. I hope to get it completed soon. Thank you for the sweet visit, Cathy.

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  9. Love your crazy blocks, great use of small bits and pieces. Great progress on Grandma's Love. Cute Santa stitchery and so is Santas Helpers. Cardinals, a beautiful splash of red in winter. Happy stitching week! Can't believe it's Monday (here) already!

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    1. I am trying to use every teeny scrap I can on the wild rose blocks. It is fun watching the roses come to life. The cardinals have been very active here the last few days and I agree their color certainly brightens the winter landscape. I hope your week is off to a great start. Thank you for the sweet visit, Astrid.

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  10. I LOVE the Wild Wild Rose blocks! I have played around with the same idea but haven't
    accomplished as much as you have in just one week! I am really liking all the stitching you have accomplished and are working on. Thanks for the heads up on a cute freebie.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Ginny. I am having so much fun with it. I pieced 4 more blocks tonight. I would love to get the other 7 completed this week. Fingers crossed. Lol. I hope this inspires you to pull your project out. Blessings and hugs.

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  11. I love your wild roses! Gorgeous colours. Keep plugging away on the quilting and cross stitch!

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  12. I really like that Wild Rose pattern. Are you doing it on some kind of foundation, or just free-piecing it?

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  13. Those scrappy rose blocks are really cute. Such a fun idea to use up a lot of scraps. Happy stitching this week.

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  14. Your new piecing project is lovely. Wild, Wild Rose is a wonderful name and I saw roses right away. You keep getting a lot done each week. Hope this week is a successful as last week. I don't know where the time is going either!

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  15. Cardinals are so beautiful! I really love the female coloring. And those scrappy rose blocks are awesome!! Improv is fun. I will thank you in advance for linking up with Monday Musings, when I can get into my website and actually create a post. Still having troubles, UGH!

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  16. I really like those rose blocks. Santa's Helpers is so pretty. I love how you finished it. I like all the other projects you are working on.

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  17. Hi Melissa. I am in love with the Grammas love blocks and really enjoying watching your progress. My Inner squirrel Samantha and I are both in love with your Wild Wild Rose blocks and she thinks I need to try my hand at some! I’m really enjoying the pretty photos of all your stitch projects and thank you for sharing. Thank you also for linking with To Do Tuesday and your sweet comment.
    😉 Carol
    QuiltSchmilt@gmail.com
    https://quiltschmilt.ca/

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  18. Melisa,
    I love the wild rose blocks! Great idea to use up red and green scraps. Hugs, Judy

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  19. The rose blocks are great! As always, some very pretty projects advancing at your house.

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  20. Great start on your Wild, Wild Rose project!! That is going to be such a fun quilt.

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  21. Melissa I love your wild rose blocks. they look fantastic. All of your quilts do. Slow and steady with the quilting. You will finish. Love your cross stitches. I keep collecting the Prairie Schooler Santas but haven't started one yet. Beautiful work.

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  22. I love your wild rose blocks! What a great idea to make them and use up your scraps... Love your cross-stitches :) Thanks for joining in on Monday This and That! xx

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