Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt Top (pt. 1)

Good Morning Darlings!

I recently went on a road trip to visit my family. I was staying at my Aunt’s house while I was visiting with my family. While we was eating breakfast Sunday morning, I was talking to my Aunt about the Turning Twenty Quilt top that I am currently working and how I am looking for a different quilt top to do next. She suggested that I try to do the Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt next, so that’s what I decided to do. I did not have my camera on me to record the first part of the process, but I did take plenty of pictures.

I used fat quarter for this project and cut them down to 6x6in squares.

I layed the squares out on the table of how I want each block to be sewn together.

I decided to enterchange the middle square (purple  and yellow/ green) to add interest to the blocks.

I used a 1/4 in presser foot to make sure each block was sewn evenly.

I sewed the rows together 1st then press each seam.

I like to press my steams open, because  I think it looks nicer. As shown below when I sewed all the blocks together.

Above and below are pictures of how the blocks look when you sew them together.

There are a few more steps with sewing these blocks together to make the whole quilt. I hope you enjoyed me showing y’all how I sew the Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt top together.

xo,
Marion

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June 2015 Garden Tour/ Update

Hello friends!
When I came home from work today, I went straight to work in my garden and recorded a quick vlog of it afterwards for y’all to see. I am so excited to see my blackberries, tomatoes, peppers, collards (that need prayer) growing!

It has been a pretty busy for me these past couple weeks with traveling to visit family and with 4th of July coming up it will be getting busier. That being said I haven’t had a chance to finish filming my DIY Planner or Turning Twenty Quilt Top video. So I decided to film this quick garden update on my phone and share with y’all the progress of my garden. My goal is to have both of those videos up on my channel before the 4th of July, in the meantime y’all can check of my garden!

I picked some peppers and collards today from the garden.

 This is an overview of my whole garden minus one tomato plant.

 My little pepper hats are growing quite nicely I think!

My blackberry and tomato plants are doing very well in their containers.

 My collards need help, if you have any suggestions on what I can spray to keep the bugs away please share in the comment section below.

xo,
Marion

Growing my on Food

Happy Thursday Y’all!

I have medium sized and cherry tomatoes, spicy and banana peppers, collards, cucumbers, blackberries, and strawberries in my garden.  Last weekend I planted my cucumber plant that I grew from a seed into my vegetable bed. This is my second year growing cucumber in my garden and thought I’ll give it a try again. I’ve been growing my own food constantly for three years now, but I have always been interested in having my own garden.

I would have to say John from the YouTube channel Growing your Greens really inspired me to want to grow more organically and support locally green houses. I didn’t know anything about gardening outside of the basics but John will helped my become a better gardener. I also enjoy watching Patti from the YouTube channel GardenGirltv.

If you want to see more of my garden videos check out my garden playlist .

xo,
Marion

DIY Budget Friendly Planner Set- up

 

Happy June Every one!
 
I’ve been working hard on getting myself to be better organize and I finally put together a planner that I am currently using that is working well for me. I have a few more sections that I would like to put into the planner. I wanted to go ahead and upload this video up on YouTube for you all to see what I have done so far. This planner is so inexpensive and easy to put together its a wonder why I haven’t thought about making my own planner earlier instead of buying the five or six dollar ones that rarely fix my every need.  
 
I have been watching several DIY planner videos on YouTube to grasp an idea on how I can create my on personal planner that fix my planner needs. I didn’t realize that decorating your planner was such a big deal on YouTube. There are so many videos on how to apply stickers, dash boards, washi tape, color coordinating, and much more. I don’t see myself sending that much time decorating my planner but I do think its a very therapeutic way of having some quite time for yourself.   
 
I will be uploading another planner video to show you all the new sections I added and the zip pouch I will put inside there. I hope you find this video inspiring and encouraging you to make you on planner instead of feeling like you have to spend $$$ on one.
 
xo
Marion