Sunday, March 27, 2016

I'M ON A ROLL WITH ALL THE QUILTING

I have been on a roll this past month with hand quilting with a little blip this past week with a bummed up finger for a couple days....I had fabric leftover from my sons fish quilt i made couple years ago and i didn't know what i was going to do with the 2 yards taking up space in the cabinet so i made a quilt for a boy that will i think become my step great grandson one day...he adores my son and loves fishing as much as my son does...i hand quilted it and had just enough fabric to make the twin size quilt....

The next quilt i have had for about a year and there is another one about the same size waiting for its turn to be quilted also....this one is an oversized baby quilt i hand quilted after i got done with the fish quilt....it too is leftover fabric some from my grandsons football quilt back.....the border on this one is light blue not white as the picture shows....its a simple one with just alternating bricks but very striking....

I was cleaning off the chair that i had piled sewing stuff on and found a table topper ....i dont remember making it but i finished it also....gotta get new batteries for the camera then i can take more pics....by then i might have more to show....i hope to keep the momentum going with all this quilting....more later.....

ENJOY YOUR EASTER


Saturday, March 19, 2016

QUILTING PUT ON HOLD FOR NOW

I guess i will be doing something besides quilting for a few days...while making cole slaw i cut my index finger and i am wearing a blister from the thimble while quilting so both has to heal before i resume...i had set a goal of Sunday to be ready for binding on this small quilt...I am on the  border quilting though so it wont take long....

I got out another bag of blocks this time it had patches of 16 one and a half inch in a block....i thought i was going to make more of them to go with the pinwheel blocks i have...both are the same size but that would mean i need 50 more so i opted to stop with them...i think i would like the pinwheels by themselves cause they are scrappy and so are the 16's...just too busy....need a plain background somewhere in that quilt if i put them together...maybe a later quilt with bigger squares and triangles might be in order....

Well not much else to talk about and my finger is getting sore from typing so maybe i can get pictures taken over the weekend...more later....

Friday, March 4, 2016

FINALLY LAYING OUT A QUILT

I have been talking about laying out another quilt for a long time...well today is the day...it always hurts my back so when i do this i keep putting it off but today i decided i had to start in again.....

It has taken me all afternoon to get this far with it....got it about half way pinned then i can put it in the standing hoop to hand quilt....first i was going to  hand quilt then machine quilt , back and forth but its much nicer hand quilted and i do a better job.....

This is a medium size quilt, 54x79 so it wont take too long to do then i can keep the momentum going i hope with another quilt after this one is done....that is my plan anyway...

Well my rest time is over so back to pinning...i want to get some quilting done on it tonight yet so i better get going....more later.....