Sunday, September 29, 2013

WEEDING OUT CLOSETS TO MAKE QUILT ROOM

Well this week end has been a busy one but not with sewing this time....but is sewing connected....puzzled????

I don't have enough vacant room to put my quilts as I get them done at the present so I started looking around in the closets...I have things from my past, from my parents, my hubbys and my kids....I guess my life!....I started in a closet that I can get rid of decorating things first...things that  I will never use again...like 2 copper sconces that tarnish and you have to polish them constantly....that is why I don't use them lol....and there are others...

Now I am waiting for help cause I got to the heavy boxes that require muscle which I don't have and they need to be moved to a different shelf so I can gain a 4ftx6ftx 3ft deep space to store my quilts...that will give me a lot of space....so I have to wait for a couple days till help comes lol....so it will be back to sewing.....

I have almost all the print blocks made for the snowball quilt I am making but the plain fabric hasn't got here yet...I hope its not too dark....my daughter like primitive and things that look old so that is what I am trying to achieve for her....more on this later....

I think I have enough string blocks made now and sashes on almost all of them....I will be close to running out of the sash fabric when finished so not sure there is enough to use for border....more on this later too....

Tonight I think I will get the binding sewn on my sons quilt unless I get sidetracked so I will see how it goes....more on the whole thing later lol.....have a good week!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ANSWERING A COMMENT AND MORE INFO ON A QUILT

To answer a comment from the last post by Love of Quilts....at first I thought the border might be too bright too but after I remembered that am going to add a quilted heart of the block color in the center of each block I think that will make it better and also the border might not be that wide...I will play around with it some before deciding...thank you both sheri and love of quilts for your comments...I always like comments....

Sometimes I have a hard time deciding on a color for a border unless its very similar  or the fabric like the rest of the quilt....I don't seem to put a lot of contrasting borders on them....

I have to get the fish quilt done before October 3 for show and tell at the quilt meeting....maybe if I hustle I can have one of the small ones done too to show....but high on my list is PUT ALL THAT FABRIC AWAY!!!! .....more later

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

MORE QUILTS IN PROGRESS

The fall festival is over for another year....the weather was great, a little cool but ok.....the crowd was a little thinner I think and looking not buying unless it was food....that was the busy places...according to one vendor people just seemed to be out for a stroll lol....but then I kind of expected this as I hear every day on the tv that the economy is still not the best....

Here at home at this very moment I have 3 quilts started on the back corner of my table....I think all three will be at least  double bed size....you will see more of them as I work on them but I had to package them up to keep it all together...that becomes a problem sometimes as limited as I am for space...
 
I got my order Saturday with the border fabric I am going to use with the floating boxes quilt...that should make it twin size....
its another one of those conversation thingys that my family most likely will comment on....its kind of a fun quilt so why not put a fun border on it....it might go to the nursing home to brighten up someones life...more on that later.....
 
All those medium and pastel fabrics I had out when working on the sherbet colors quilt I decided to make another one only prism design....
years ago I made one with pastel prints where the colors are with white as a background....it went to my nephew's family and I liked it so well that it stuck in my mind and I said one day I would do another....the colors I had out seemed the right choice for this one instead of the prints....more on this later too....ok I am editing this...I was looking over the blog and found I had a picture on the right of the last prism quilt with the prints....so you can see what one looks like done....
 
Life is back to normal for me now lol....my brain is working overtime as usual so maybe I will come up with some goodies .....more later.....

Thursday, September 19, 2013

TIME TO SORT THINGS AND ORGANIZE MY SEWING TABLE

I just finished trying to clean off my sewing table lol...I say trying because before I get very far I see something that will work with something else and work on that...but I stuck with it and have a good size space to work with....

when my youngest daughter was here last she liked this one quilt...and other day my other daughter spied it and she likes it too so back to the sewing machine...I have started another one with the same design so they both will have one...they will be different though as some of the fabrics I don't have anymore...I don't want to disappoint one of them by not doing 2....

while sorting today I found diamond shape scraps that were end pieces from the sherbet colors quilt...a bunch of them so I messed with them and found I could get triangles from them ...they are small but will work for small pinwheels...all solid colors so will be quite different than the print ones I usually end up making....that will be interesting...more on that later....

right now I have 3 quilts in the making at one end of my table and was smart enough to put the uncut fabric that I am using for each with each quilt so I don't use it for something else....lol....

got a lot to do between now and the week end so not sure if I will get into post and just maybe next time I will have pics...still have a lot to show....lol....more later.....

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

LOTS OF THINGS MADE THIS PAST MONTH

I know I haven't been around for a few days but trust me I have been so busy  and here are the results at least some of them.....

today I have been busy pricing things and finishing up projects for the fall festival coming on the weekend....I have selected more than I intended....I wasn't sure I would even have enough but I am sure now that I do.....if I sell them all I would be very surprised but pleasantly lol....the table has anything from mug mats to large toddler size quilts and lots of different size runners...I think a big variety for anyone...

Some of the latest runners I made are...
 
 
 
I don't have pictures of the fish quilt for my son yet...its all finished except for the binding which I will get to after the festival and a little recoup lol....
 
Our family reunion was last week with us as hosts this year so extra leg work was involved....it turned out ok but rainy and that kept the crowd down but it was a good day of visiting and FOOD!...if anyone went home hungry it was their own fault! lol....
 
My daughter is beginning to help me lay out quilts so that is a big help...its gets done faster with 2 doing the pinning....the family room right now is part of the sewing room with the dining table and a banquet table side by side taking up all the floor space so I can have space for laying out quilts....I am seriously thinking about using it as my sewing room permanently....maybe switch rooms...make the sewing room a little sitting/tv room....more about that later....
 
I have such a mess in the sewing room even I don't believe it....I just go from one project right into another...I finally had to put some of the fabrics away so I could have room to sew....but I know I will probably be getting them right back out when a new project comes along....
 
Well at least you know I haven't abandoned the blog its just that when I get so busy I don't take time to post or take pictures....there are a few things that I don't have pics yet but I need to take them and get them into the camera so I can print for my scrapbook of pics....but it will wait for another day and before I take them to the festival...ok time for something cold to drink and relax....more later....