Hi Quilting Friends! I've been busy as a bee all weekend with not much to show for all the hard work. Chasing my tail most of the time would be the best way to describe the entire weekend. But at least there was some progress. Friday was a total bust. We had a little family dinner here at the house so my day was spent preparing food and killing some dust bunnies. It was a much needed visit with the family. Love and laughter always refuels my tank. By Saturday morning I was ready to tackle every sewing goal set last week. First on the list was the reading pillows. They are finished but need pillow forms.
Monday, January 30, 2023
Friday, January 27, 2023
I'm so excited to finally share this quilt with you. It is one of four Lone Star quilts I made last year. When I say last year I mean from Thanksgiving 2022 to December 24, 2022. The quilt you see below is the first quilt top made. Over the years I've made several Lone Stars and learned a lot of tricks but you know how it is, you can know all the tricks and things can still go bad. That's exactly what happened with this one. It was so bad I told my husband that I was going to throw it in the trash. He begged me to quilt it up for him. What you can't see now that it is finished is the star leans to the right. I've never had that happen. The center has a slight hump/mountain or fullness. With all its issues I somehow managed to make a perfectly square 90 x 90 quilt. But oh boy she was a real booger to quilt without puckers.
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Look what I found last night while searching through my photos. How could I forget about making this little cutie? This was a commissioned quilt for a friend of my dad who was expecting a new grandbaby. I made it last spring. Do you know how hard it is to make a quilt when you are given only the sex of the new baby. His friend had no idea my dad had asked me to make this quilt for her grandbaby and he didn't want to let her know by asking a bunch of questions.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Hi-diddly-O Quilting Friends! Today I'm going to share with you a newly discovered thing about me. It's kind of sad it took nearly 54 years for me to figure out how I roll. Better late than never, right? Well, it seems I like a bit of chaos. By jumping from one thing to another I get more accomplished. I'm not sure if I've always been this way or if it's a getting older thing. Doing the same thing all day bores my quilty brain and is hard on the achy aging joints. A body in motion stays in motion. So this leads me to making a little shift in my self imposed 2023 UFO Challenge. Instead of working on one at a time I'll be working on several in various stages of completion. And to put a twist on things I'll also be adding in new smaller projects. As one is finished a new one will be added into the rotation.
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Do you remember when Wal-Mart had a huge fabric department and would have a quilt of the month? This was way back in the late 90's early 2000. The pattern would have a free pattern for the taking. You didn't even need to purchase fabric to get the free pattern. Every month I would get the pattern but would rarely the fabric due to money was tight when the kids were still at home.
Friday, January 20, 2023
2. buy premade labels...I don't like the look or price