Friday, July 7, 2017

Crossed Canoes


This is the crossed canoes quilt that I have on the machine right now.



I started the border but wasn't sure How I was going to proceed from there.  I'll have plenty of time to think about it before I have time to get back to quilting.

Going to take some time off for some vacation and it is just too hot to quilt right now.
 I'm going to look into having an A/C Unit installed.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Bindings and Church Doings





Well  - I sewed them all by machine but they are all done! How else could I get all four done in one day



Making bread at church.



Another 36 loaves ready to deliver.  We are usually done baking by 11AM and then they cool for a bit before they package them for delivery.


Our VBS starts this week .  It's call Fixer - Upper.


I just love the mural that P ,who heads up our Bread Ministry, made for them. 
 She used aluminum foil to make the metal parts of the tools.  Very Clever is she!!!


Monday, July 3, 2017

Another H Quilt and a Patriotic Quilt Quilted.


I just love this block.  So easy to make and fun to use all those quirky prints that you just can't help but buy.


I know Zoe is going to love it!


And here is a patriotic donation quilt that I finally quilted also.
Thanks to Mother Nature for a few cooler days to make the quilt cave bearable.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Donation Baby Quilt


 This was such a fun little quilt to make!







It was quilted in just an afternoon! 
I have the binding made from the inner border fabric ready to put on it.


Saw this on the net the other day.  And since I enjoyed Downton Abby..........

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Mystery Quilt backing and Binding



I added the missing row to my mystery quilt and after many changes made a backing for it. 
 I used a set of batik blocks that I won at Capital Quilters Guid several years ago.  
They were pretty but the blocks varied quite a bit in size.  
I think the colors complement the top so it was a good way to use them up.


And I also sewed the binding down on this quilt that I quilted awhile back.


I have already put it on the bed.  It doesn't look as patriotic as I thought it would.



  1. Took this picture in the evening and I did sew a label on it too!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Another Quilt Top Finished?



I made backing and bindings for the H Quilt


And for the donation baby quilt.


Then with a little more free time to spare I decided to sew the final blocks of the BH mystery quilt together.  I laid it out on the carpet for a quick picture, folded it up with the intention of making a backing the next morning.


I found 2 or 3 fabrics that would work for the backing and while I was looking for binding fabric ..... I found this, which had slipped off the edge of the machine.  I hadn't even realized I was missing a row in the picture above.  
Oh how I hate to think about unsewing  that long seam with all those intersections. Rats!!!!



Sunday, May 28, 2017

Rainy Day Sewing


Love these rainy days!
It has been so hot for this early in the year that we can really use some rain.

I bought fabric for a couple of donation quilts at Ladybug Cottage a couple go weeks ago.

This is a very simple quilt idea that I saw on an episode of the Quilt Show.
 Just a center panel of fabric (24 X 30), followed by a 3"border, then bordered by
 flying geese which are 3 x 6"each.

The finished size is 42 by 48"

I will cut out the other one today.