Friday, August 12, 2016

Reunion Quilts


Before the reunion guests arrived a few of the younger adults laid out the quilts on my sister's back lawn up near the meadow.



Then after lunch and before the hayride, the nieces and nephews went up to find which quilt had their name on it.

Peeking under the corners.


A few were labeled a little creatively so I had give a hint or two.






 Lots of Hugs -----



Now for the Hayride----


And a horse ride too!


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Sewing on labels



I have been choosing and labeling quilts to take to some of my nieces and nephews when we have our family reunion this month at my sister's farm.  It took me a few days to decide which quilt would fit which recipient.  I wrote directly on the quilts that had fabrics that were conducive to it.  One was already labeled so I wrote additional information on it and the rest I added labels to the corners by opening the binding a little to insert it there.  I have 11 ready to put into tote bags.



I have a few more that I want to label and give.  These will go to John's side of the family. They will be a project for when I get back.


This is one I wrote directly on the quilt.

I used to label each quilt as I finished it.  I don't remember when I stopped doing that but perhaps I should at least sew on a blank label.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Split Strips


Cleaning up and cleaning out in the sewing room always leads to another quilt.  May of these pieces are from trimmings from backing fabrics that I had cut into strips.  
I'm sure someone some where has a name for this pattern but I don't know what it is.  I have seen it made here and there but I don't think something this simple needs a pattern.  It's kind of like making a nine patch block.


And it so easy  -  Pair up two fabrics and  cut four 8" x 2.5" pieces of each.
 Take one piece of each fabric and cut in in half lengthwise.  Use the narrow strips as the contrast in the block.  Sew them together and you have two blocks.  You could make a little larger block by using 10 x 3" strips.


I made 80 blocks and I think I have them the way I want them when I sew them together.