Tuesday, January 23, 2018

I'm faster than I thought!


I snipped some before I went to my niece's birthday dinner and snipped some more after I got home.  But there came a point when I had to go to bed.  When you're SO CLOSE, you just gotta finish!  Besides, my favorite part is pulling them out of the dryer and seeing all those fluffy, raggy seams.  Guess I'll always love these simple little quilts.


And while I was out shaking out the little rag quilts, someone was watching!  LOL

I ran across a bunch of pillowcase kits I'd cut awhile back and also had a stack of patriotic fabric to make into cases for the QOVs.  So I started getting several ready for stitching so I can just run them through the machine.  This is the tutorial I used to learn how to do the pillowcases.  They always turn out nice and I've made a bunch of em!  AND while doing that, I always got a batch of Zuppa Toscana going in the Instant Pot.  Woohoo..love that stuff!


Monday, January 22, 2018

There'll be some snippin'

goin' on the next few nights (few just because tonight is my niece's birthday and I'm going to dinner with and tomorrow our class serves dinner at the Ronald McDonald house).  The purple and green one got outta hand and the rows don't line up like the red and black one..sometimes that happens and I don't take the time to rip and fix.  I figure however the rows go, they will still keep a baby warm!  I'll show post snipping, washing and drying whenever that gets done.


AND I got the binding machine stitched on yet another quilt..I started out with the small ones and am now to the larger ones.  I have one more to do that I've already made the binding for and the biggest momma that I need to make the binding yet.  Slowly but surely, things are getting done!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

It's Sunday!

That has absolutely nothing to do with the post but it's a different blog post title!  LOL  (sorry)  I'm so happy to have finished this binding as it means this will be ready for this year's Memorial Day, Fourth of July, all summer!  And I LOVE it!  It was a tutorial over a Jedi Craft girl and she really has some cute stuff over there.


I've also made the mounds of vines (which I now need to iron..ugh) I need to add to the quilt I showed on Tues.  I've also traced and cut out several of the flowers and centers.   There are still several quilts that still need binding and a baby rag quilt that needs completion.
This is a slightly better photo of the quilt I posted last that was taken inside at night.  But it's still prettier in person (IMHO).  😀

Friday, January 19, 2018

Finishes are happening!

I completed the binding on WIP #1


and a LOUSY picture it is!!  We're on a warming trend for the upcoming week so I'm going to take it outside for a glamour shot (as it is SO much prettier than the above appears).  I also got binding sewn on 2 more quilts yesterday and hope to accomplish the same on two more today!  Then I'll have 4 more to work on in the evenings.

All this and the one I dropped off at the longarmers yesterday.  If I'd get busy, I have two others simply needing borders then backs and they could go live temporarily with Mona, too!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Whoa!

I have been weeding through stacks and stacks and stacks of quilt books trying to thin the herd.  I can't even imagine how much money I spent on these back in the day (though several still had price tags on them so I know it's  LOT!!).  I put a few on ebay but don't wanna do too much of that as it gets to be a pain trying to manage all that. 

I ran across this book


and knew I'd made the 'bones' of this quilt (sans applique as I didn't know how to do it back then) so I checked the closet and found it quickly!  I plan on starting on the applique so that this OLD flimsy can become yet another finish before too long.  Here she is as we speak.



Monday, January 15, 2018

Truckin' along

This one looks sloppy as the edges have yet to be pressed but I was so excited to post that I'd finished the flimsy!  Now to get a back made and off to the quilter...YAY


Friday, January 12, 2018

Finally got moving

Today I got some stuff accomplished..woohoo.   Good grief, I don't know why I procrastinate so long but I do.  I got the border on the found QOV today, made 3 more Big Nine blocks (have a total of 14 now), got the binding done for 3 quilts (just made, not on the quilt yet) and found another project near completion.  The bad thing about this one is I've been working on a new one--DUH!!!  I have this one almost finished and have two blocks in process!!  What I said before...pathetic.  Oh well, sad but true.

Now to get a back done for this one and get the other set of blocks together
 Look at that cute little sleeping kitten there...
 Have four more bindings to make and then sew them all on and then get a total of EIGHT handstitched down--GAH!
 Need to look at the book to see what's left on this one besides half square tri's for the bottom middle.  It would be great to hang in the living room during the summer if it's bigger!
WHEW!!