Friday, October 20, 2017

Stars on Autumn Lane QAL

When this was first posted, I knew I'd have to make that quilt.  LOVE fall colors and this one fits the bill.  But I'm always several steps behind and I've been working to finish a couple of small cross-stitch pieces so I can get them framed.  That finally happened (the finishes) so I started cutting the pieces for the star block and actually got ONE pieced (yes, that's pathetic, I know).  I'm making mine a tad larger since the pieces are 4.5" to start ending with a 16.5" block as opposed to the original 12.5".


I need to dig through the ginormous stash to add more variety.  I've certainly got enough to mix it up a little more, just need to get to it!  Here's the link in case anyone else is interested (it shows the final product).

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Binding...check!

I found a couple of quilts hanging in the closet that had been quilted but not yet bound.  I finished one today (woohoo) but would NEVER have remembered when it was made or who quilted it for me.  Fortunately on these two, I'd made the label and pieced it into the back prior to quilting.  I really need to do that for all that I make since I'm so bad about labeling my quilts.

It's been washed and is laying in the yard drying as we speak.  I'll bring it in before it's all the way dry and finish it up in the dryer.  This one was made in 2010 entirely from my stash and I could easily probably make 30 more just like it without making much of a dent 😕  This one as well as any others I finish will be donation quilts since, sadly, my kids couldn't give a flip about my quilts.  Oh well, their loss I guess.

State Fair of Texas!!

I took my two great nephews (the rugrats) to the fair a couple of days ago and it just about wore me out!!  It was VERY hot and the fair is HUGE!!  But then I'm also outta shape and really need to do something about it.  Maybe when it cools down some, I'll make an effort to step it up.

Of course a couple of goofy photos


There were some really pretty garden areas with sculptures in areas of the fairgrounds.  This was made entirely of railroad spikes (ruggies obscuring most of the sculpture).

 

#1 rug played a game and won a drone for his brother.  How sweet!
#2 rug didn't quite make it up the ladder before it flipped on him!
Getting ready for the day they turn 16 (Lord help us all!).
Chilling while Aunt Beady was looking at mattresses.

Cute display of lots of umbrellas over an eating area.  Mostly I was too tired to take many photos and it was so late in the day before I found the bldg. with the quilts and such that I didn't even want to look.  You KNOW it was bad when that was the case.  Oh well.....