Thursday, February 25, 2016

YARN PLAYING AND DISHCLOTHS

I have been having trouble sleeping again so earlier in the week i got up at 1:30 am and started crocheting dish cloths...I had gotten this yarn about 3 weeks ago and thought i might as well work it up...the pic has what i made that night but since then i have used all but the white yarn and have 6 new dishcloths....

I have been feeling kind of under the weather this week with either a cold or allergy problems, maybe both lol...so i am being a little lazy and just piddling around...not sure i will have accomplished anything important....

I did work on the little pesky blocks that i showed in last post and now have them all made so now to think of what to add to them to make them bigger...maybe another round of triangles...if so assorted colors or same color????...good question!...i have a few days of this cold so i can think about it when i am laying around....more later....

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

MORE PESKY LITTLE SQUARE IN SQUARE BLOCKS, WHY DID I DO IT?

Yesterday i washed up scrap fabric i had accumulated from different outside sources got it all pressed and the small pieces cut into the sizes i need and made some pinwheel blocks as i went....the larger pieces went into the stack on the back of my table that is climbing up the wall.

Later in the day i turned my energies to the little sq in sq blocks i am doing....i dont know why i am doing these so small...i started them a few years ago...i am not sure i had a
reason at all....here they are so far all 98 of them and the little triangles scattered all over and the last of the white centers sitting on the sewing cabinet ready to finish....then i suppose i will need to add another round to make them big enough to make a decent block...not sure i want to work with them today...

My idea for today is wash up all the orange, rust and light brown fabric that i have accumulated that needs to be put in the cabinet...i do have plans for that later when i tackle a challenge for my quilt group....and it will be a challenge if i use the plans i have in my head....there are i think 9 different pieces of fabric to deal with from 1 yard to 4 yard pieces so one load of wash but i will dry them a couple at a time so as not to wear out my shoulder that gives me trouble...i suppose it will take most of my day lol....but then its a nasty windy day so i wont be going out....i can play all day....more later.....

Monday, February 22, 2016

QUILTS READY TO SEND

I have been a busy little bee this morning....i put the border on 2 quilt tops getting ready to box up to send to charity for kids....these are the six items i am sending...2 finished quilts and 4 quilt tops....that will about do me for awhile ...believe it or not my scrap pile is getting low on variety right now so until i get sewing fever again i wont be making anymore....

Here are the last two that i worked on that is in the stack to go to charity....










i will be glad to get the box off the table....its loaded again with sewing stuff and i am trying to get it cleared so i can lay out one to hand quilt....No plans for the rest of the day but i am sure there will be sewing in the middle of it...

I am not feeling too good this week...i seemed to hav picked up a bug so i might be laying down napping for some of the time....I would like to get the box mailed off as soon as i recieve my address where i have to send it so i am waiting on that...just maybe i might get that table cleared off this week lol.....got more things in the works when i feel better... so that is about it for now....more later....

Friday, February 12, 2016

CUT CUT CUT

Yes, cut -cut-cut....I have been cutting fabric all morning today...getting ready for when i need squares and strips for another quilt....i say it like that because i have never been a person to just cut a yard of fabric into strips or squares...i waited till i had my quilt figured then cut....

This will be something new for me...It should keep me from being bored with cutting just when i need for quilt because i was tired of it before i would get started....now pieces will be ready...

I had to locate a bigger box to put the 2 1/2 inch strips and squares in...i didn't have that many before because i usually worked in 2 inch stuff...but i see 2 1/2 inches coming up in a quilt...so i thought maybe i would get a jump on things and have some ready....i worked on the yellows and pinks today and some from my leftovers on my table...

My back is screaming at me right now...not sure if it is the weather with all these low pressure thingy's that is coming through this winter or if its something else but anyway i am ready to relax for awhile then it will be time for supper again....time just goes by so fast....more later....

Monday, February 8, 2016

IS GRAY THE NEW BACKGROUND COLOR????

I have  been meaning to post about this for some time and i keep forgetting it unless my memory is jogged looking at color....

I have noticed in a lot of mags and shops that different shades of gray seem to be used as background fabric in quilts....I also noticed when i go to order at my favorite place that i cannot find many whites that are in stock....Now i know most fabrics are imported to the states so i am wondering if  companies arent making whites or is the public grabbing them up as they hit the market....I also wonder if gray is taking the place of white or black because of lack of  fabric on the market....I am full of wondering today lol....

I have a quilt started with a very light gray which i like...my preference is the cream color for background...my daughter , the one who like primitive says the cream color makes a quilt look old which she likes....i just like the blending making the quilt look softer....

I guess i will keep wondering about these things till someone can shed light on my thoughts...today though is off to a good start with getting things done so i can sew later....maybe pics later in the week.....always something going on here....more later....

Friday, February 5, 2016

CROCHETING TOOK THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK

Not sure if I mentioned that I got out all my yarn and sorted through it into colors and types this past week....I also crocheted these two scarves with leftover 3 ply...its so soft and silky...I never thought of using lighter weight yarn for scarves before but I like it...and it used up 2 partial skeins of yarn out of my mess...

Here is the yarn to do something with contained in a big bag from Joanns..it looks small there but its not...the other bag is sorted with future something....

I went to our quilt gals meeting yesterday and winter brings out the needles....a couple were knitting and I meant to take crocheting but I forgot the bag so I worked on binding some small items till I got tired of sewing then just socialized around the room....its always a fun time and the weather co-operated this time....

Today its laundry so far and some grocery shopping...it seems I am always out of something anymore...but then I don't do large amounts of shopping anymore too rough on this arthritis body....I guess that is about it for me today ...getting a late start too so gotta make up for lost time....more later....

Monday, February 1, 2016

LABELS AND BRICKS

Sunday wasn't a day of rest for me like its suppose to be...i got up and went directly into the sewing room with coffee in hand...i had no idea what i was going to do then all at once i decided to make quilt labels...a job i dont like doing...dont ask why cause i really dont know lol....so i made 17 of them...also for each one i made i gained a brick block of 6 units doing the leaders and enders thingy....those i do need...picture shows labels at the top and the brick blocks on the bottom.....

i used all of the brick blocks i had made for another quilt for this one that is in the works now....so its starting over for the 100 that i need to replace them...i am running out of variety for them again so its back to cutting board for going through the leftover stacks and make more....

After all that i decided to get out of the house...i ended up in the next town and got lunch then stopped at my daughters on the way home....nice diversion from all the sewing....i settled in later and hand sewed on the flower garden border on my daughters quilt....a good day for me.....today it looks like it better be a laundry day....ugh!....more later....