Tuesday, September 30, 2014

More Blocks and A Coincidence


I made an extra block just in case the yellow one bothers me too much.  Now that I have them all on the wall I feel that I should make a few more blocks and enlarge the quilt to 60 by 75". That would only take 7 more blocks. Sew on.


My sister sent me this picture of her barn and mentioned that the block in my quilt was almost the same as her barn quilt.  I remember she asked me if I knew the name of the block last summer when she first got it.  There is a lady in her area that paints and installs barn quilts.  My sister's is 4' x 4'.  The lady would like to put one of her larger ones (8' x 8') on their large barn since my sister lives on a well traveled road.  My sister wants the front of her barn painted first.

Friday, September 26, 2014

More Batik Blocks and Yardwork



Three more blocks sewn today and a lot more cutting.  That yellow block really stands out at this point, it will be interesting if it will make it all the way.
I'm using several different backgrounds so I am cutting each block individually.  Not very efficient but keeps me engaged.

The weather turned out beautiful this afternoon so I went out and worked in the back yard for a couple of hours.  Pulled lots of weeds and lots of over zealous flowers that had out grown their space.
Wish I had the strength and endurance for more outside work but happy I can at least get a few things accomplished once in awhile.  I can tolerate weeds more than I used to.

Tomorrow the lake!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Back to the Sewing Machine - Fall Sewing



While discarding some books, magazines and catalogs at the lake last week, I found a page that I had torn out of a quilting supply catalog with a picture of a quilt kit that I had intended to order.  It was from 2012  (Good Luck with that Pilgrim!)  
I really loved that quilt -  I still have the picture - so I can make up my own kit.  

Step 1 - Get out all the batik fabric
Step 2 - Go to quilt shops and buy more batiks


Step 3 - Start cutting and auditioning fabrics


Day two of sewing  - I like these blocks!  They are 15" square.  
The catalog picture showed a 
45 x 60" quilt.  Only 8 more blocks.
There is an old block similar to this called Goose in the Pond - the outer configuration of the HST's is different.   
I'm not overly fond of geese so will not be calling this "Goose"-anything.