I am going to claim my Granddaughter's first quilt is my 3rd quilt quilted for the year and it looks like this year I am not going to make my goal of quilting nine quilts. There is always next year.
Friday, December 8, 2017
It has been such a long time since I posted on my blog. I have been so very busy babysitting my Granddaughters ages 18 months and 4. But during this time I have been teaching my 4 year old how to quilt. I am posting this picture of her with the quilt and the pillow to match. I was right there with her with my foot on the foot pedal and my hands guiding hers. Together I think we did a pretty good job. She joins me for a couple of hours with my friends on the first Saturday of each month. Whether or not she sticks with quilting is up to her. But I hope I have given her a good start. Here is the picture. I am thinking about another project for January.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Cloudy day here which makes me want to sew. The storms went around us with very little rain here. I am working on the Farm girl Vintage quilt. Three of us chose to do the six inch blocks and boy some of the pieces are really tiny. I am up to the Milking Day block now. I still have a long way to go though. I am doing mine in scraps and not the 30's reproduction fabric. I must say this is taking a while for me to do. I will cut about three blocks, sew those up and then cut three more to work on. I am trying to stay with it til I get done. One of my goals was not to start anymore new projects and as you can tell I fell off the wagon. I need to get another quilt top quilted and will probably do that when I get the top done on the Farm Girl Vintage. So it's back to work on the Farm Girl Vintage. I just needed a break from it, so until next time or rather my next break.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017
My next retreat is in August and I have the fabric challenge done. Sometimes I have waited til the last month to get the challenge done. But this time I got it done right after the retreat in February. The challenge in August is the red fabric and we had to do an Easter theme. I chose to do raw edge applique as shown below. Also I am doing some string piecing today and cutting some diamonds for a crafty class.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
My semiannual fabric challenge quilt is done.I had it almost done for a retreat the beginning of this month. However I did finish it when I got home. My bright stars quilt was scraps I had left from another quilt I did. I did the binding also in scraps. And would you believe using these scraps did not make a dent. So I guess I can make use of them later.