Sunday, February 19, 2017

So much to sew, so little time

I have the curtains that my mother made for brothers when they were little.
I have looked at them for a long time and finally decided that I should make 
each of my brothers  a little quilt out of them.

I went to visit my daughter this weekend and we started our shoe shopping with a visit to
I have no idea how that happens, but it always does.

I was not prepared, but I took a wild guess and bought theses fabrics to work with.
They will work great.
I will send my daughter over to buy more.


I went in to buy a back for the sheep quilt.
I also bought some more fabric for the sheep.


The shoe shopping was equally victorious.

I also went to Geraldine s funeral this week.
In every talk, they said something about canning.
It wasn't just me.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Geraldine's Endless Canning


I made a quilt that I named after my mom's aunt.

But when I made this one,
I thought of another one of her aunts.


Every time we went to her house, 
she was in one stage or another of canning.
The garden was huge,
The canning was a summer long adventure.
They had 13 kids and lived on a teachers salary.
She was amazing.  
She passed away this week.
Nothing to be sad about.
She lived 88 years and has 13 wonderful children.
I will miss her.

I have named my little quilt
Geraldine's Endless Canning
For the record, she was a quilter too.



I made the first of the blocks for Mrs. Pickles.
-my new grand daughter-

I have three planned including some very cute sheep blocks.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The first complete quilt of the new year!

I was so happy this week when I realized that I was going to finish this.

When I work on something this big,
I just assume it will never end.
So when I realized I was on the last row:

WOOT -- WOOT




I am taking a break from the hand quilting for a spell.
This one really hurt my thumb.
I had problems I've never had before;
The needle making a hole in my thumb nail and bleeding in the thumb.
It was probably the smaller needle I used.

At any rate, I have plenty of other projects to work on.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Quilts, quilts, quilts

I picked out fabric for a baby quilt I'm going to make.
Still thinking about it, 
but I think it will do.




I continue to love the 12 inch squares.
I'm gong to have to fix this one though.



I was looking through old pictures and had forgotten about these quilts.

This is the first quilt I ever made.
I think I still have it.
I must of been about 14.
My first scrap quilt.



I saw this quilt in a Herrschners catalog  when I was about 19.
I had a friend help me with the bears
and then I made it.
I gave it away many years later.
When I took my kids to school, I would see this lady walking her child to school.
She had a baby in a stroller and there was no blanket.
It was Winter, so I gave it to the principle and asked him to give it to her. 
I have no idea who she was, or if she even wanted it.




When I came home from Uruguay
I slept in a bed that I felt needed a quilt.
I made this one and tied it.
I think I wore this one out.


I had forgotten that I had taken pictures of these.
I was never afraid to try something new.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

12 inch blocks


I received a great gift for Christmas.

I have the book Farm Girl Vintage, by Lori Holt.

Oh, I am so happy to have it.
It is fun to play with on a snowy day.
And we have had our fair share.

I have been making 12 inch blocks.
It is fun. 





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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Snow Days

I love to see pictures of quilts in the snow,
so,
I went out this afternoon and took pictures of my projects.
I had a couple of snow days this week,
thus there was snow out there.


This is the 2nd one I have made like this.
One for each set of grand kids.

I put the border on this one.
To be honest,
I wasn't sure I liked it, 
but it looks great in the snow.


I can't lie;
it was cold out there.
I froze my fingers off.
Probably should have worn the gloves that were in my pocket.

Happy Snow Sew Days

Sunday, January 8, 2017

I missed you

I have had a couple of crazy weeks this holiday season.
I am grateful that my family has come home.
We have had time to eat, play games, visit, and go on some adventures.

But I have missed sewing.
Yesterday, after I finished the last load of laundry,
I realized that I had time to sew.

To my surprise, the fabric I had ordered for the border of my quilt had come.
I can't even begin to describe how cold it was.
We've had some bad weather.

But I really wanted to to finish this project.


I only had one block completed.
I really wanted to finish them.

#1  They are kinda tricky

#2  I was having some trouble picking out fabrics

#3 I just wanted to finish this project.

So I went to work.
I have 3 left.
Make that 4, I have one that needs to be picked out 
and done again.
It's ugly.

I'm ready to get back to work,
and quilting.

I have a new grand daughter coming in March and I have a great idea for a quilt.

Let the new year begin!