Saturday, September 13, 2014

STRINGS ARE MAKING ME A LITTLE BUGGY

For the last two days I have been making 'string strips' for a border of one of my new quilts....

I haven't measured to see if I have enough made but it looks like I should have.....

I only worked out of my little basket that I keep close by to add anything under 1 1/2 inches wide...this picture doesn't show it overflowing...that is why I started making them this week...because the scraps weren't going in the basket anymore lol and I couldn't stand it...now the basket pretty much looks like the picture...almost empty....so glad I didn't have to get out the big box that has more scrap in it...that is always a huge mess if I get it out....

I will have more pics later more little stuff has been made and I have a quilt to show that you haven't seen yet ...it too needs borders ...in fact these strings is part of the border for it....

It turned off cold this week and I had to turn on the furnace...I didn't think I would keep it going but its cold outside and there is no sense of me freezing...my arthritis gives me enough trouble....

well I am off to bed its been a long long day and I am really tired.....till next time....more later....

Thursday, September 4, 2014

THESE ARE WAITING FOR BORDERS

This is what I have been doing the last few days....

on 1 quilt I added the rest of the loose blocks to it...the hour glass one and I posted about the butterflies on my roses quilt...well its waiting for a border as is the hour glass one and my 'poe' quilt is also waiting for a border and then we come to the modern quilt with all the browns and oranges and reds....it too is waiting for a border if I put one on it....I have a lot of strips cut of the pieces of that quilt so might add thin border dark one and a piano keys of the leftovers....have to decide on that....as you can see I have been working up a storm....

With all that I got my back outta whack so am letting it rest for a couple days....it was warm in the sewing room so I had the fan on too and me in a cool draft is not a good idea...my arthritis really squawks at that....but then I could use a couple days off from sewing...the kitchen needs attention...

About the mess on the sewing table...well I am working on it...I have put blocks away that have bags already started and have cut squares and triangles of various scraps and I got the brainy idea for another quilt I could see in the scrap with the 1 1/2 strips ..

so I started a boomerang quilt....if no one in the family wants it I will probably look around for a charity to give it too later....with the help of my box of 2 inch strips I am sure I can find another 4 rows to complete the center....more on this later....

As you can tell I go from one to another without a second thought to taking pictures to record the events but eventually I get them taken...just know my blog is important and if anyone can get help reading it it makes it worth while....more later.....

Monday, September 1, 2014

HERE AND THERE BLOCK MAKING TODAY

First I want to  say hi to Patsy...I liked your comment and glad to see that you are working on your hexes....stay with it you will be rewarded in the end....
 
I am having a little letdown day today....kind of a double whammy....its the holiday and family is all busy with their lives and it would have been my second hubby birthday today....so I am trying not to think about 'things' and just live!....Nothing in particular going on except I have been working in scraps most of the day and I haven't even got dressed....still in my pj's....but what's the dif....its only me here .....
 
I put the bag of the mistake WIP blocks away for now...for some reason it really bugs me to work on them....I think because they are hard to press with all those seams and the fabric likes to move too much when working on it...not a real tight weave....
 
I got out the 2 inch strip box and the 1 1/2 inch strip box and started making 'boomerangs'....I had a lot of 1 1/2 inch x 3 pieces so it worked out quite well and I am getting more off my counter....finding lots of good combos lol....
 
Also made a set of 4 mug mats...really pretty...will have pics this week for sure....had to do a little fussy cutting on those but they look very modern and it uses up a piece of fabric I had laying around since I made my daughter a quilt...
 
I had a very difficult time going to sleep last night and didn't get up till almost noon today so not much day left then so I have not eaten much and need to figure out my supper....maybe get a shower, wash hair ...see if it improves my mood......more later....