Sunday, February 22, 2015

Itty Bitty’s and “Tree Bird” Blog Hop

Sitting here I find myself challenged to write something for this week.  “What can I talk about that is interesting?” I ask myself?  Well I have been doing some sewing since the thermometer is showing itty bitty temperatures with not so little negative wind chills.  In our area the snow hasn’t been too bad though, so I guess that is the upside of this whole Arctic Blast.

This week I made the cutest little itty bitty nine-patch blocks that is 3-1/2” unfinished for a swap on my small quilt talk online yahoo group led by Kathy Tracy. We are making sets of 10 blocks to trade with other members.  I made 2 sets while most of the other members are doing 5 sets. I had received a nice blue tone-on-tone fat quarter with this tiny floral print on it.  I married it with a white-on-white print.  The second set is a soft purple calico that was paired up with a white-on-white paisley print that I treated to a light tea bath.

 redwork snowman 014                                                                              Nine-Patch Fabrics                    

nine patch blocks for SQT- Heart walling 021Cute Little 3” Nine-Patches 

Using the little strips that I found in my stash for 3 out of 4 of the fabrics to go with the little blue print from a couple weeks ago, I had the makings for these.  I even managed to have a few extra blocks leftover for myself when all was said and done. 

And as I making them, I realized that I have some larger pieces of scrap have a Civil War-ish feel to them that I can make some more of these itty bitty’s.  I can make more of them and stash them away until I come up with enough to make a nice size quilt.  Even though I need another project like I need a hole in  my head. But isn’t that the way it is for quilters?

I did finish a cute little cross-stitching piece for the “Tree Birds” blog hop that is coming up next month.  Lana is our cheerleader for this one and you can find out more about here.  This is the schedule for the moment. 

Friday, March 13

It Seams To Be Sew

Life in the Scrapatch

Amy Stitches

Lakeshore Stitches

Needled Mom

Quilt in a not - Shell

Suebee's World

Monday, March 16

Sew Peace To Peace

Moose Stash Quilting

Buzzing and Bumbling

I Piece 2 Mary

Quilt Doodles

Just Let Me Quilt

Les Quilts

A Stitch In Time

Tuesday, March 17

Tomorrow's Treasures Today

Childlike Facination

Stitch and Quilt


Ella and Nesta's Little Room

Thimblemouse and Spouse

Gracie Oliver Arts

Wednesday, March 18

Red Eye Crafts

Marjorie's Busy Corner

Ridge Top Quilts
Quilted Delights

Stitching By The Beach

Seams To Be Sew

Living My Dream

With Work In Hand

Thursday, March 19

The Raspberry Rabbits

More Stars In Comanche

Sew Many Yarns

Super Mom - No Cape!

Stitchin By The Lake

Jane's Quilting

Quilting Through Rose Colored-Trifocals


Friday, March 20

Freemotion By The River

Sew Incredibly Crazy

Tea Time Creations

Baa's Amazing Adventures!

Selina Quilts

Ramblings of a Quilter {{Here I Am}}

Busy Bee Quilts

Grandmamas Stories

Monday, March 23

Debby Kratovil Quilts

how arT you?

Pink Doxies.

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Fabric Bias
In The Boon Docks

Lovelli Quilts

Sew We Quilt

I can’t wait to see what everyone shares with us on this blog hop.  There is so many talented personalities for these it never ceases to amaze me.   I’m hard at work planning, stitching,and deciding my way to my post for the 20th. I’m hoping to have a number of projects of reveal.  I’m also trying to come up with something for a little give away that day.  So stay tune for more on that.

Elizabeth Studio's Tree Bird Panel

This is the sneak peek of the panel that Ms. Pat sent me so I too could use something from the fabric line that is being featured in the “Tree Bird” blog hop.  Thank You Pat.  Let me tell it is sooo much better in person. 

So what is going on in your part of the world?  How is the weather?  Comments are always welcomed.Until next time…



  1. You are sew welcome, Ms Tricia. These fabrics are much more beautiful than photos do justice. Looking forward to seeing what you sew ... :) Pat

  2. and we will be amazed by you too..see you soon