Saturday, February 28, 2015

BAGS TO QUILT AND MORE

Its a good day to quilt on the machine...at least I hope so as I have a build up of things that need to be done...2 bags one is pictured here...at least one section. and table topper...
I don't like loose linings in my project bags so I will quilt the three layers together  before putting it together...I am sure finding these bags are a good way to use up scrap stuff...but I don't think I will make another one with the small pieces I did this one...1 1/2 inch squares and 2 1/2 inch squares...the small ones are just too little for me to work with lol...

Another item I need to quilt is a small table topper..I probably should have put a border on it but I didn't have either of the fabrics leftover to use..
in fact I rescued these 4 patches from another project to use all together in something..It has a pink back so I will use some of it for the binding for a little different color....Someone might want it..I like it so I might just keep it lol....

These are what I plan on finishing today or tomorrow...more scrap off my table....but there always seems to be more to take its place lol.....more later.....

Friday, February 27, 2015

SCRAP DAY TODAY

Today Friday first thing I had to do was cut 3 more strips for the border of the No. 5 Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt...I think that will about do it as I am on the last side of the quilt with the green border then I have to add the rest of the white hex border on top of that then I will be done with that top....

Later I worked more on the scrap quilts I am working on....right now I have 4 different quilts going on my sewing machine...all take different size squares and rectangles...sometimes it gets confusing cause I use them as leaders and enders....one quilt I have almost  made by using leaders and enders....

Still later I finished putting together sections that will become another bag...in the cabinet I even found a piece of fabric that will become the inside of the bag....now next step is to quilt them all together....I hate loose linings so this will be done in one step...

Nice surprise right now...my daughter just came in so will do more later.....

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FINALLY A HUGE PROJECT BAG

It did snow over night under 3 inches of the white stuff....I know we haven't had it as hard as the east has but I am thoroughly fed up with winter....mainly because its been soooo cold that I didn't want to get out and upset my arthritis.....its been good for sewing though lol....

I have said this for a long time that I wanted a huge bag that was big enough to carry 2 big quilts in for carrying to meetings ...well I made one...I planned this one for size 24x28....I think it is big enough...I just hope my back can handle it when its full lol.....here is a picture of it....Its machine quilted and took  1 1/2 yards of fabric for lining....I got in the green stack for fabrics to fill in making the bricks as I seem to have a boat load of greens to pick from for some reason.... and I am not a green fabric person lol.....I do like teal color though lol.....

I was a very late sleeper today...I guess you could say I got caught up for a few days...the only thing that bothers me is getting to sleep tonight will be a problem....I have had 1 cup of coffee and a banana and I need that second cup and to get dressed and see what my day will be...I am just glad I can be warm and safe.....more later....

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SNOW DAY, STRINGS, & SCRAP

It's looking like snow here today...one channel says different than another but I am looking for the 3-6 in. range the way my bones felt last night....I didn't even go in the sewing room yesterday...went to bed and watched tv with a couple Tylenol to help my legs...

My string basket is overflowing again so it looks like I will be making some squares with them....going to see if I have old phone books in the drawer...I read about using them for template squares as they would be easy to tear...

Lately I have been working up scrap into bags of various sizes....and I am still going to make a few more....here is a picture of one of them...I have had a lot of scrap ends from the gfg quilts and saved them..finally put them to good use...here is one of the 'brick' bags.... I need some bags for my projects to corral them and would like a few to give as gifts here and there.....well I gotta get
off the computer and get something done...at least I don't have to cook supper tonight...leftovers from last night....I like that!....more later....

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I HAVE RETURNED

Hello everyone...I know its been a long time since my last post....I could make all kinds of excuses that would bore you so I wont ...

I hate health problems....my back is getting worse I am afraid....I have been working on creating quilt tops when I feel like it but the big problem is getting them laid out to pin so I can quilt them...some days I get really discouraged about that....

Thank god I am able to work on the Grandmothers flower garden quilt tops....without looking I think I have posted No. 3 and I have No. 4 done and am on the last border on No. 5...wont be long and I will start on the last one No. 6....after that one is done will be the task of quilting them all....

Hopefully I will get in here and post more....this week I have been trying to use up scrap on my sewing table by making items...here is a pic of some....
2 sets of potholders a small green runner and an aqua/teal tv dinner tray cover....working on more, a few every day....till next time....more later....