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....

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....