Monday, January 26, 2015

{Post 1,460} Sorry About This Method

I need to contact Christine that likes my Red Zinger quilt top.  You emailed me before Christmas, and I can't find your email address.

For the rest of you, here's a bad photo of a wall decor item (7' x 4') that I made for a baby shower last night at our church...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

{Post 1,459} Customer Quilt and Mine

Here is a customer quilt (a jelly roll race) I machine quilted yesterday.  I did a large meander in purple thread.  

Here's the back:

Here's the grandson I babysat yesterday and today (right about 6 months old):

Here's my Grandmother's Flower Garden that I'm taking to hand stitch before church.  My kids have to be there 2 hours early, so I'll be sewing.  I am attaching the light blue flower that is on the 3rd row right to the mother ship.  The bottom row is not all sewn together, and I hope to get to start adding that to the mother ship as well.  Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

{Post 1,458} Squares Surrounded Top Finished

Here is my finished queen-sized top.  Hope to quilt it and use it soon.  Windy, cold day.  Best picture I could get.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

{Post 1,457} One Border Section Added

Turns out I pieced about 4" too much for one border today.  So I went ahead and sewd it onto the mother ship.  Now I have two long sides' worth of border to piece and attach.  I really like this!  I need to make a note to use more light fabrics in the side ones because they'll be seen a lot more.  Our new bed has a footboard which hides the end of the quilt.


{Post 1,456} Sewing Today

Today I sewed from about 9:30 to 2:00.  I am adding another border of the string-pieced units on the 3 sides that already have one.  That way I can make the bed with a pillow tuck and it will be just the way I want.  

I got about 12 eleven-inch-long sections finished.  They are untrimmed above  I did a lot of chatting and helping others with cutting, answering questions, etc.  Used up tons of little scraps.  About half of the strips were pieced from two, and that takes a little longer as well.

Here is the quilt top I am making for our "new" room:

{Post 1,455} New Picture

If you can't take all these words, there is a pictorial review at the end.

This is sad.  In 4 days it will be a month since I posted.  I had to go back to see what I did share before starting this very long and very overdue post.  

Here's the thing.  My blog page is my "home page" for my browser.  Sure was tired of seeing Katie's quilt on there.  Let's last few posts were spaced far apart.  They were 11/29--new nativity set-up, 12/3--bedroom/sewing room switch, and then 12/15--Katie's quilt.

I had a doctor check up for lab work yesterday.  She asked what was new since I saw her last.  Let's see, attended a birth as a birth assistant which was an all-nighter then catered a breakfast for 120 the next AM, my eldest son married, we kept 8 people in our house during wedding week, I altered all the bridesmaids dresses and baked the wedding cake and 200 cupcakes for that, had early Thanksgiving feast (which I prepared all of the food) for 22 twice that week, real Thanksgiving, gave away a large quilt, drove 10 hours to share a meal with extended family at Benihana's for my MIL's birthday, picked up my 21-month-old grandson to keep for a couple weeks so his mom could rest up so she could give birth Christmas Eve then recuperate without him under foot, my live-in daughter had hand surgery (so I helped watch her son and took care of her), chased older grandson around for a couple weeks, Christmas, cooked and hosted for a lunch for 25 then a fellowship for 50 in my house, New Year's Eve and day, several trips to SC/GA, and here we are!

Here's the past month in pictures...

(At James's wedding):

Family pictures the day before the wedding:

(Adopted "granddaughter" whose birth I assisted at)

New bedroom set-up:

This year's children's ornaments...paper pieced:

My dear friend, Susan, receiving her quilt (we had gone out for lunch, and I surprised her with the quilt, so I gave it to her in the parking lot...classy, classy):

Dinner in Atlanta with a smackerel of the crew:

(My newest granddaughter, held by HER great-great-grandfather who is 96):

(Me and Wes in Hawaii...just kidding):

(And this was making my live-in 6-month-old grandson laugh hysterically):

Today I sew.  Yes.  I sew.  The last thing I sewed was the ornaments shown above.  I made 6 of them.  The little buggers were more time-consuming than they appeared.  There is a local group called the 2nd Saturday Sewers.  My children are at church at a weekend retreat, so it works out perfectly for me to go sew 9:30 to 4:00 then pick them up.  I am looking forward to finishing a quilt top for my new bedroom.  Just determined last night how to finish the piecing.  It's an oldie, but a goody.

Monday, December 15, 2014

{Post 1,454} New Granddaughter Quilt

This is my soon-to-be-born granddaughter's quilt.  It is backed with Minky which was brought to the front.  The only "quilting" is the seam on the front where the Minky and the quilt top meet.  

On a recent trip to GA, my daughter picked out all the fabrics.  I made up the pattern.  Wonky stars?  Whodathunkit?

Just talked to my daughter, and Katie's birth is very, very soon.

This measures about 48" square.