Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween!!

Tomorrow the ghosties and goblins will be roaming the streets so watch out!!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pluggin' away

Still, VERY SLOWLY, making progress on the Quilts of Valor.  Work is to start in the morning on my master bath renovation so I've been working on getting everything cleared outta there.  Trying to squeeze as much as possible into the other bathroom has taken a great deal of effort.  Thank heavens that one isn't used for much except a spare so there wasn't a lot of extra stuff in there.  But it doesn't have major cabinet space like the master has.  Oh well, max of 3 weeks I'm told so should be OK.

But I DID manage to get one of the QOV's all sewn together.  It's not pressed nor does it have a backing yet but that's OK, the top is now at flimsy stage.

If you've read my blog for any length of time, you know how many of these I've made but most were in civil war repro fabrics for Home of the Brave quilts.  I had almost enough of these blocks to make two like this.  Now I need to get busy and make 3 more blocks so I can put another one of these together.  This one wound up about 68" x 82".   Now ON TO THE NEXT!!!  :-)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Frank

The years seem to whiz by and yet it seems every day's an eternity.  This will be the third year he's not here to celebrate his birthday.  But I'd be willing to bet he's celebrating every day in heaven.  Can't wait to see him again!

He truly appreciated any gift you gave him!
Frank and Chris--not his biological son but his son nevertheless!!!  Loved him like his own.
Papaw with his beloved granddaughter, Reni, in Yellowstone.
Our wedding day, Nov. 24, 1980.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Nearly ready...

I finally got borders put on one of the star tops and I measured it for backing size.  Came out to 68X80 and I had another flimsy laying across a chair with it's measured size (meaning I have two backings to make pronto!!).  The other top was exactly 68X80 but a totally different block and no borders on it.  How crazy is that?!!  But at least two are nearly ready to go to the longarmer.  YAY!

Now I need to go scrounge up some fabric for the backing (like fabric's in any kinda short supply around here!! UGH).

Friday, October 2, 2015

Getting there

I put together the center of the 2nd of these tops..my goal THIS WEEKEND is to get the border on and a backing made for these two.  I'm SO close to finishing up a couple of the others but need to focus (something I find very difficult :-(  So I'm going to put the blinders on and commit to working only on the finishing of these so they can go visit the longarmer!!!