Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017
Most of my quilts are square so it isn't a big deal to fold the corners to the centre...much like making an envelope.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Tonight , just so you know. It took me less than an hour to bind this. I sewed the binding on the back....then flipped it over and sewed it on the front by MACHINE with my new binding foot for my Pfaff. Not totally sure that I will do this again. If I was to put a quilt in a show to be judged, I definitely would not use the binding foot. However, this pain in the patootie is going on my bed and will be used as "just a quilt" so I am not being so very fussy.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
AND now on to another quilt! Only have 5 or 6 waiting....let's hope I don't get bored with them..
Sunday, July 2, 2017
I have too many quilts! there ! I said it out loud. It's true , I have way too many quilts. If I put a different one on every week, I would spill over into the next year....I'm embarrassed to tell you how many weeks. The shame of it is that they don't get used. They are folded up in cupboards, closets and even on the floor of some closets. It's ridiculous! I can't remember how many I have given away. DD's both have a collection of "Mom's Quilts" so it is not like they want any more...DD # 2 said she had one for each month and maybe a spare and did not want any more. DD #1 is making her own and very prolific at that. Now it has reached the point that she wants her own quilts on her beds instead of Mom's...she is a "modern" quilter although she has a bit of the traditionalist in her blood. What is a girl to do? To start I could use them instead of keeping them hidden in a cupboard. Here's my start...this is "Butterflies in my Garden" done ages ago...next week I shall put another in use.
I saw a couple of miniatures at the Fabric Cupboard in Moncton a while ago and it put the bug in my ear. These are leftover tips from HST's that finish up at one inch. Hated to throw them out.. The minis I saw in Moncton , I think, measured 1/2 inch squares finished...and were extremely well done. Something to strive for. Plus I bought the binding foot for my Pfaff and tried it out on these...Needs some practice. Not sure I will use it for larger quilts but it is definitely quick and convenient.
On a lighter note I thought you might like to see some of my garden beauties. I have two clematis plants. This one is the youngest and most prolific. The flowers are huge and so pretty. Then there are the peonies...my absolute favourite. They smell divine! I have one planted outside our bedroom window and at night that gorgeous smell just wafts right in. All together I have three peonies and plan on getting a fourth. I have white, pink and fucshia. I am hoping to find one of the deep burgundy peonies. I have seen the yellow peonies but only at one place and only for a couple of years before it disappeared....not sure if someone stole it or it died but I do they exist. Sure do love the flowers!
Monday, June 26, 2017
If you are wondering what the dogs are...starting from the top left corner they are: Border Collie, Jack Russell Terrier, Chocolate Labrador, Golden Retriever, Siberian Husky, Cavalier King Charles, Shitzu, Shetland Sheep Dog, Boston Terrier, Schnauzer, Dacshund and the Afghan. The hardest one to do was the husky...not sure why...it just took me all evening to applique. I used back basting applique all the way through.
Now I shall have to add the dog wall hanging. I plan on cleaning this thing off before starting another project....and if you believe that I have land in Arizona with beachfront.
I do this to myself all the time...I overload myself with projects. Including those I've told you about, I also have the 150 Canadian Women on the go, the Canada Mystery quilt , and now I am collecting 2017's Row by Row. Makes me wonder why I feel the compulsion to have all these things to do.......then I realize it is because I hate housework. That works for me!
You know, DD # 1 is working on the Farmer's Wife quilt...it looks like fun.