Wednesday, January 29, 2014

SMALL GFG BLOCKS ARE MAKING A NICE QUILT

This is what I have been doing while being sick and tv time...I am now on row 7 with 10 in a row of various colors some leftover from the gfg quilts for the girls....I will make it 17 rows long before I am done....I think the quilt will be about 72x90 with a border on it....
 
I still have my stack of the colors I want to use for these on the sewing table...most of the time neatly stacked if I can keep them that way...I hope to use up a lot of the florals I have collected over the years...the white you see here is what I am using for the connecting of the posies...
 
If I don't use all of the colors by the time I get tired of making gfg quilts I think I will use them with some blenders and make either road to Oklahoma quilt or a pinwheel quilt....but more on that if it materializes....pun lol...
 
I am feeling better but not all sure it was the flu that hit me...I think I need to see the doc about my innards ....I am subject to bouts of gastritis....just hope it isn't going to serious but for now its sew, sew, sew....more later....

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

FLU BUG HAS HIT HARD!

I hope you all don't think I have deserted my blog...I am afraid I have been sick with a flu bug...its really wicked to say the least....

It hit 9 days ago and I still have the severe abdominal cramps....tonight was the first solid food I had in a week and ha! not sure its going to stay with me....this is the first I have been on line all week...but not much to show and tell anyway as I haven't done any sewing to speak of since the first of the year....I sure am getting a slow start to 2014...and I had soooo many plans and ufos to finish....

I probably wont post any more till I feel better which I hope is very soon....I hate being sick especially with the flu....

My son was here tonight and dug me out again but I don't think I will be going anywhere unless I have to go to the grocery store....I have used up all the soft foods and soup so far and I sure don't want to cook anything....maybe my daughter will get me some things when she comes over....

Well I wanted to let you know what is going on which isn't much but soon I hope I will be back posting and showing progress....more later.....

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

RAMBLIN' ON TONIGHT

It is finally warming up a little and weather man says maybe 40 by end of the week....oh my we will have water everywhere again and ice at night....will be like a skating rink lol....

About the only thing I have done so far this week is make some potholders from orphan blocks....I was surprised how nice they look...a little more detail in quilting on these being there is a design....

tomorrow I am going to spend at least half the day putting my fabric stacks back in the cabinet....wow I have a lot out right now....

I ran out of lavender and purple hexes so had to see if I had more in the gfg quilt stack of fabric and I did then I looked in the cabinet and found some more for variety which was needed for the new ones I started.....the next time I am in the next town I will stop at the little shop there and see if I can find a couple more pieces of purples....

Now tonight I think about the brown corduroy I have and going to make a throw pillow for the couch but I forget about it in the daytime....guess I am too busy with the other stuff...I should write that on my list to do for tomorrow....I am still trying to empty out a cabinet so I can get it out of the house....I would like to sell it...surely someone can use an office cabinet with a formica top...the things in it are either going to goodwill, swaps or my closet in the sewing room....been working on this for some time...wonder if I will ever get it all done....

my son came tonight and dug out the walkways and the porches....I hired someone to plow the drive...its 2 car widths wide and 40 ft long so too much to shovel and the blower doesn't do a good job either....

sooo now if we don't get much more snow maybe I can get out by the week end before I get cabin fever lol.....for now though I am going to bed getting late here and I am tired.....more later....

Thursday, January 2, 2014

MAKING A SMALL QUILT BETTER

I hope everyone had a good new years day....It has been so cold and snowy here I have just been staying inside...not bored yet as I have a mountain of sewing and quilting I want to do.....

I spent the last 3 days washing up fabric....I was blessed with 3 fat quarter collections for Christmas and I had gotten several other pieces of fabric that needed done up to be used....

Then I got the brainy idea to tear off the border of a small quilt, the last of the all the hour glass blocks I made a few years ago...I still have some fabric of the original blocks so I wanted to make it at least twin size to make it user friendly....I have 10 more blocks to go....actually I am making it twice as big as before...I think that was the reason why I wasn't finishing it...it wasn't a good size before....so that is my project at the moment.....

Well I am tired tonight...I was doing a lot of quilt figuring for several of the quilts for backs and sketching a couple new ones I want to make so brain is ready for sleep....goodnight....more later....