Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hand Quilting on GFG Runner Finished

Here is a sneak peek at my Grandmother's Flower Garden runner. At the bottom of the picture is the fabric I'm using for binding. All that I lack for completion of this besides washing and drying (and praying those 80-year-old stains come out) is to hand sew the binding to the back. I wanted to capture a close-up of the hand quilting in the half-circlish edges that had to piecing. See this post for the original picture. I ended up trimming off beyond 1" from the outermost blue hexagons and tapering the end. Hope to have a completely finished picture soon.


Friday, February 26, 2010

Apple Core Quilt Update

Here is my apple core quilt, Seeds of Kindness. I've had people ask how it's coming along. It was started a couple years ago. I don't have as much time to hand cut and piece as I did when I started it. That's why the progress is languishing. This measures about 50" x 60" now. I am going to add three more rows and call it quits. Click on the label "seeds of kindness" below this post to bring up all the past posts on it. Amen.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Two More Spool Rows Added

Well, you probably are not surprised, but I wanted to see how Sam's blocks would work with mine so much that I added a row...isn't the picture taken on the diagonal interesting??

If one row looks good, two will look twice as good, right? So I added row #2 for tonight. I am expecting another three sets of 25, so I am definitely going to have to wait until they arrive before adding any more rows.

Notice the difference in the two pictures...the spool blocks are smaller in pic #2 because there is one more row in the same visual space. I really enjoy seeing all the different fabrics in scrap quilts. I don't think I'll ever make a 3-fabric quilt.

It's official though...this is now my favorite quilt. Surprise, surprise!!

Good night!


Later Alligator??

This past Friday and Saturday, I got to attend an amazing creation seminar. Above is my son Isaac (in the stripes), Dan the Animal Man (in the safari shirt), our friend Jacob behind Isaac (away from the business end of the alligator), and Auggie the alligator in the teeth!! The awesomeness of God's creation was magnified, and God was glorified. We also got to see an African porcupine. Guess what her name was?

BARB!! Get it?? I did!! In fact, I laughed loud and long way before anyone else. The speaker was kind enough to point it out, too.

Barb's head is to the right in the picture. Dan was wearing leather gloves that went up to the top of his arm. Barb weighed about fifty pounds. I learned so much about God's design and wonder while we were there. Amazing stuff! An awesome God!!

Here is Elisabeth trying to pet a tarantula. I was glad I was only taking pictures!!

Elisabeth!! There is an alligator behind you!! Here's what she did next...

Elisabeth is so photogenic!! Notice the Bible in front of Auggie. Dan quoted it early and often.

Ta ta for now...