Thursday, June 23, 2016

LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT

You might have noticed that i haven't posted for a bit but i have been a busy gal...if you quilt then you know you have leftover fabric and odd blocks from other projects well i am not different lol....i was getting too many little bags in my clothes basket of blocks so i started looking through them and found several that would make good small items for giving 'just because'...so i started working on them a couple weeks ago and came up with a lot of goodies....too many for one picture....

I never seem to have trouble giving potholders away or the little mug rugs...so i end up making a lot of them...I still have more in the works but my machine is giving some trouble so not too eager to keep going on them at the moment till i get it back in good condition...its easier on my nerves lol....It hasn't taken down the amount of bags in that clothes basket though i still have way too many in there...

Today its supply day so gotta get out of the house for that and maybe a late lunch....have to see what happens....more later....

Friday, June 10, 2016

NO. 7 FLOWER GARDEN QUILT AND WONDERING ABOUT THE PIONEERS

Remember when i said i was working on another grandmothers flower garden quilt this time for me????...Well i am and its no.7...mine is beige background and all the others are white background...mine is also the small flower...i like them the best to work on...

I have seeen soo many ways to put one othese quilts together from gluing the basting (always wondered what happened it you didn't wash it out)..i baste mine by hand...some use papers if you read my blog you know i dont use papers and it works perfectly fine...i would recommend this method for any to use and you will have good results...

As i sit and work on this quilt i wonder if the pioneers made theirs without papers too...back then they were lucky to have a newspaper to read....there wasn't paper till the paper mills started up...i have a old quilt mag that says to take the template hold it next to the fabric and cut around it adding a 1/4 inch as you go and that is your hex to start...i suppose they cut up their old dresses and passed them around so each person at the quilting bee has some...I guess we will never know for sure..

Any way if you are interested in making one and haven't started with some other method...give mine a try if you have the time to devote to making it...

Well its getting late so its off to bed for now...more later....


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

ANSWERING A COMMENT TODAY

Today i am going to answer Celia's comment...that is a good idea using a flannel back table cloth for a design wall but i dont have a wall that i can devote to that...

i still lay out blocks on the floor to check where they should go but i cant lay out a quilt top on the floor to sandwich and pin so i butt 2 tables together and lay them out there....but i have a health condition with my back that makes that hard to do without a lot of stops to let the back spasms stop....in fact i dont have floor space large enough to lay out a quilt top either....

i just need a nice big studio lol.....if i was younger i would not hesitate to have an addition onto the house but at my age i doubt i would get much use out of it for the money it would take to build it....

I am happy to see all comments on my blog...then i know people do read it and makes it worthwhile for me to write it...glad to see love of quilts comments too...glad you are back commenting i missed them when you stopped....

Today i am going to see if i can get my driving test over with....been too worried about it and its not going to stop till i get it done....just hope i pass.....another thing you have to do when you get to 75...ugh....

Have a great hump day everyone....keep on sewing....more later....

Saturday, June 4, 2016

CATCHING UP

Well no sewing all this week....i wasn't feeling good again...somehow i think its due to the weather....it seems that everytime there is a big weather change i get 'puny'...and it makes it worse when i dont sew cause sewing keeps me on an even keel with life...

I do have a lot in the works with sewing though like working on no. 7 grandmothers flower garden quilt using all the leftovers from the other 6 that i did...this last one is going to be mine...no pics today but soon with this one....i think i like it better that all the rest of them....it has a beige background instead of white....

I missed our monthly quilt meeting this past week...i hated that...i even made 2 loaves of banana bread to take for the gals....hope to make the next one....

Not sure i mentioned but i have to take a driving test this month to get my drivers license...getting worried about that and any bad habits i have that they might not like...sure hope i pass...

Just not much going on here at the moment...except unloading my tables so i can lay out a quilt...i am really wanting to get to quilting some of these tops i have made...i like to quilt but laying them out is a problem with my back...a big struggle!.....well that is about it today....more later....