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....

Thursday, March 17, 2016

BREAK FOR BREAD BAKING

I took a break from quilting last night and made this coffee cake bread for my breakfast this morning....it was a toss up between cinnamon rolls or this...this was easier and quicker being it was 8 pm when i decided to bake....Yeah it was a little late to start something but that is the way i am...in my younger years it was nothing for me and my friend to cook up a meal for our husbands who worked the second shift...lol

I have been quilting almost steadily for the last week and half....got the bigger one done and now i am working on a smaller childs one....no pics of them....maybe later today for tomorrow....i have been trying to keep the momentum going for hand quilting....it already takes a long time to do this over machine quilting but i do a nicer job....i have another quilt in mind for the next one but trying to decide whether to machine quilt or not...it is for me so if i make a mistake it will not be too disasterous to deal with....

We had storms here Tuesday night and 2 small tornadoes in the next county south of us...i was watching close as we sit in a good spot for severe storms most of the time...it did look very threatening but went south....with El Nino still around i suppose that will put us in more danger this year for severe storms....

Got to finish my coffee then off to do laundry and i just might make it to the sewing room...cant quilt today my shoulder and fingers are a little sore...got lots of other things that i can do though...always something going on here....more later....

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

QUILTING IS MOVING ALONG GREAT

T0day i am hand quilting on the one i showed in last post...its coming along really great...i am on the the outside now...and on the second side of the border...maybe i will be done with it by the end of the week...

Yesterday i had to get out of the house for awhile...i have been working on that quilt steady since Friday night and i needed a break....It was a gorgeous day so a drive was in the works not to mention an armload of groceries while out...i should have gone to another store for more supplies but i can do that the next trip....

No pictures today the quilt looks basically the same lol....doubt you could see my quilting but i will show it after i get it done...

The other night when i couldn't sleep i got up and hunted up fabric for another quilt...i had wondered if the colors for the back would blend with the top and guess what it was....when i bought the fabric it was sale from Hancocks for $5 yd but it was tourquoise...a hard color to match up with anything but it goes great with the quilt cause its odd colors together too...that could be the next quilt i will work on...it still needs borders too....

Well i'm eating lunch while typing this so i will get on with it and go back to quilting when done....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.....

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

SCORE--COLD-1 , ME-0

This week as well as last week i have been sick with a cold although it acts more like an allergy....my daughter grew up with allergies so i can relate to the symptoms....it started the day we had terrific winds and i had to get out to get some groceries...something must have blown in from the west...

Anyway i  have been babying it along and i think it might be letting up...i have been doing some sewing but not a lot at a time like i usually do...but i have managed to put together a top....i wont tell you much about it today till i post pics....

I have to get out and get some groceries today before we get snow...you never can predict what mother nature will throw at us so i dont want to have to get out later with all the snow mess on the ground...maybe i can sew a little later if i feel like it....this cold/allergy can leave anytime to suit me i have had enough of it....

This post is to let you know what is or is not going on here at home right now....trying to stay active i think i can get over the cold/allergy quicker if i am active instead of laying around too much....sooooo...more later....