This AM I got up bright and early. Hubby and I had a "project" that was going to take most of the day. He got up not feeling 100% and went back to bed. Whilst I waited for him to get up, I put the inner and outer borders on this quilt, Northern Comfort. It is in Scrap Bag Sensations by Kim Brackett. I added another row on the top and bottom in addition to what is shown in the book. I have measurements, but I left them downstairs!
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Well, my protege finished her I Spy center yesterday. We had a severe time loss because we had to come up and get our share of the homemade crescent rolls. Make the rolls, and they will come.
Here she is with her quilt center. Such an eager student!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
What a sense of satisfaction. My Christmas quilt is bound, washed, and dried. We're just waiting for the Thanksgiving leftovers to be put away to put it on the bed for the holidays ;)
I had the quilt on our bed to check for fit, and my husband told me he never gets tired of Christmas decorations...we could have them up all year. I never knew he liked them so much. He said, "Of course, we'd have to keep getting new trees!"
On the the pillow shams!!
I asked my 13-year-old neighbor girl earlier in the summer if she would like to learn to sew. She was very eager. Her older sister is expecting her first baby in November. We decided she would make an I Spy quilt.
We spent some time going over the various controls on the sewing machine, how to thread, etc. She learned very quickly. I had her sew on lines of various types on paper. She did swimmingly, so we decided to jump right into the piecing of her quilt.
Here is her quilt center laid out:
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Here are the 36 floral string blocks laid out to my liking. There were only a couple fabrics that really needed to be spaced out because they stood out (!), so that made it easier. I am working some more on machine quilting my Christmas bed quilt, so I will sew these to each other for a break during that process. I like these...a lot!!