Well I am all caught up and now I am ready for the rest. Even went to the Fabric Cupboard and bought 5 more reds. There are so many to choose from and so many shades...hard to believe how many there are.
I've got my 30 done and now I have to sit and wait for Tuesdays to get 3 more each time. Darn I am impatient!
Since it is hurry up and wait...which I cannot stand....too used to always doing something....I decided I should take a look at one of the many projects I have sitting in containers just waiting to be done. The one that is really itchin' the spot is the Canada Mystery quilt that DD # 1 bought me for Christmas and several birthdays..... I have the New Brunswick pattern all drawn and ready to be appliqued.
The pattern has been designed for steam a seam and raw edge(or blanket stitch) but I really like to back baste applique so I am adapting as I go along.
I will post a picture of the first square I get finished. I am not sure if I have all the patterns or if there are more to come so I shall just work away at what I have . If there are more it is another case of hurry up and wait....I don't know if I can stand this waiting stuff.
If I get really anxious there is always the row by row for 2016 that I have in another container....since 2017 is already gearing up...quilt shops are designing patterns as we speak....I really should get my 2016 done. I have it co-ordinated...now it is just a matter of putting it all together.In the meantime I can always sit and knit on the "toe up" socks I started.
Hate to be bored!
Friday, January 13, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
I have a little Scot in me ...the one that hates to throw things away...DD's both say I am a packrat...who am I to argue. I threw old Tshirts in the ottoman and hung on to them for a few years...This year I got DD # 1 to cut them up into two inch strips. She joined them like the tutorial for locker hooking explained and we braided them all up. Here you see about 12 T shirts all ready to be sewn together.
I tried to use my Brother machine but it kept getting the thread tangled and it became a mess so I set up my old Pfaff..the one I hate to get rid of because it is so reliable and not the least bit delicate.
Well, it came through like the trooper it is and zig zagged the strips together just great. Here is my first attempt using only half of the braid we put together. It is the size DD # 2 said she wanted for her bathroom. I have enough braided to make another one, so I shall. Then when I checked the ottoman it was still quite full so I may end up making an even larger one. It is quite addictive, especially once I learned how to keep the braid from twisting....hint three socks hold the balls of Tshirt strips quite well.
Friday, December 9, 2016
See I followed through and pinned my three miniatures in the main bathroom...now I just need to make a couple more...small, skinny ones , one for over the door and one for over the light switches....we shall see....
I saw this little "Who" tree at the Superstore...it was the last one and just begged to come home with me. It is a live miniature cypress tree...I would like to transplant it in the spring...not sure if it will survive in our harsher winters...we shall see.....
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Here are the three minis...me three minis there....they are in the same colour scheme...I sure did enjoy making them....a challenge to be sure and maybe I should keep on challenging myself since I still believe my machine quilting and sewing needs improvement. One should keep learning no matter what your age or ability....at least that is what I am telling myself...it's certainly a good excuse to keep quilting....just sayin'.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
This is another one of those patterns that I have always liked but just never wanted to make a full sized quilt of it. I took out one of the many, many books that I have on quilt patterns..this one for miniatures and dug into my batiks and set about making this Snail's Trail ( It is 10 inches square). Half way through I got cocky and never double checked my work...something I always tell any class I am teaching...you know...measure twice, cut once...it works you know. Anyway, when I put this one together , of course, my points did not line up....damn, double damn. DH says make another one and do it right....so I probably will...once I get over being mad at myself.