Monday, September 28, 2015

FROM STRINGS TO THIS---

On Sunday after sewing all those string blocks i decided to make a top out of some of them....This will go to an orphanage...I'm just sending the top....I don't machine quilt really good as i am basically a hand quilter so i think they could do a better job....

I have enough string blocks for 1/2 of another childs quilt...if i get ambitious and work on more blocks i could have another one for the ladies...I do have another quilt top almost ready to put together in the scrap basket pattern from using leaders and enders method of making blocks....those go so fast...

I am up early today as i have errands to do later and the fact is i didn't sleep all night....wide awake...if this keeps up i think i will see about a sleep study....its getting terrible....

Well i better be on my way...lots to do today....more later....

Saturday, September 26, 2015

A WEEKEND OF STRINGS

This isn't the new project i have planned but it is something that was needed...my string box was overflowing again...so i spent the whole weekend so far making string blocks...anything that was too small for a block got made into piano key type for a border or something else later...

I also worked a lot on my granddaughter flower quilt...adding 5 blocks finishing row 14....it wont be long before i have the top done...

I still have the white fabric to wash for the Christmas project i want to make....i think i will add more white fabric for the hexes to the load also...i got through that so fast and there is another quilt top i want to use with the leftover fabric from the flower gardens....just so many ideas so little time and energy lol.....i think i need a crew to help me lol...

Well its bedtime for me but i think i will play a game on the computer before i go...it always makes me sleepy so we will see if it does tonight .....more later....

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

PLANS FOR NEW PROJECT SHAPING UP

This morning while drinking my coffee and planning my day i decided to sketch my plan for the Christmas fabric i just got in the mail....what i received was 20 -5 x44 strips of reds and greens...if i do this right i need to cut a 3 1/2 piece off each color i need then cut it into 1 1/2x31/2 giving me the 4 pieces of 12 colors...leaving me with 30 plus inches left to make something else...this probably sounds confusing because it was to me at first but i have it worked out now...i am trying to save as much of the fabric as i can.....

I received my new fabric catalog this week and i was shocked...the first few pages had fabric in it that was priced at $17 a yard....i know i wont be buying any at that price and i really didn't think it was pretty either which was a good thing so i wasn't tempted lol....

Our family reunion was Sunday and i am still tired from it even though i just sat around....age is really catching up with me i think...

Taking a break from the flower garden quilt i am working on and hopefully i will get the dining table cleared off so i can lay out a small quilt to hand quilt....i am wanting to do that ...it would boost my moral to get something finished for a change....i need to feel that right now...i get overwhelmed at how many tops i need to finish and this would help....

I used my new green bag Sunday to carry 3 containers of food in to the reunion....wow that bag was very heavy but it handled it very well....even got a few compliments on the bag too which was nice that people noticed...

Well i slept late today and now its time to get in gear and try to be productive the rest of the day so i am outta here for now.....more later.....

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

THINKING CHRISTMAS TODAY

Today my fabric order came with Christmas colors in it for my swap project i am making for our quilting group...I wont tell you what it is but i will show you some of the fabric...i hope it turns out well....I have been hunting ideas for Christmas all this week...havent come up with many yet...sure hope i find more....

So happy my kids returned home from their vacation ok...I am going there later to see them and my granddaughter who i havent seen for almost a year....all my grands are grown and the last one is in college ...they just shouldn't be all grown up yet lol....

Got to make up my mind for the dishes i am taking to the family reunion soon....got lots of ideas for that....guess it depends on how hard i want to work lol....i think cookies will be one of them....the little kids will need a dessert that is portable and cookies are good anytime...maybe some fresh fruit or i might make cinnamon rolls....i guess we wait and see lol...

Well off to the wash machine to do up the fabric that just came so i can get started on my project....more later....

Sunday, September 13, 2015

ANOTHER COSMETIC BAG AND CHRISTMAS THOUGHTS

Here is another cosmetic bag i made recently....this little one is like the tan one but they are so neat to make i might just keep making them....I am thinking about taking a bunch of them to my daughter to put in her shop...she is a beautitan and those would fit the purpose as she does nails too..

I have been trying to think of things to make for Christmas gifts this week...In a group i belong to on line is having a Christmas swap again this year....a box filled with goodies...Everyone tries to be unique and each year it gets harder to do that lol....

I also have been working on my granddaughters flower garden quilt which is no. 6 in my series and i think the last one....i will have a lot of solid color hexes leftover since i switched to the smaller posies for the last 3 tops i made....so will have to think of some way to use them...i do have a couple ideas that maybe might work so will have to work the kinks out later....more on this one later....

I am not sure i will ever get my sewing table free of leftover pieces....too big for me to call scrap if i can make other things from them....I have upteen amount of quilt tops that need to be finished so i dont need to make more at the present time....i am so looking for a charity that i can send some to to help them out....some are so specific in what they will take makes it hard when mine arent like what they want...i will keep looking....if you have ideas for me post them.....more later all.....