Mar 26, 2010
I have finished sewing the quilt top of the "I love coffee, I love tea" quilt. It turned out to be a twin size. I don't know if you can see in this photo (taken on a queen-size bed) that I have added a purple paisley border. I can't make the photo any bigger, it will just appear fuzzy if I do. Now I must find a backing fabric and do some machine quilting! I have a big weakness for paisley fabric, and when I found this purple on sale--well you know the rest of the story. There used to be a TV show called "Simply Quilts" and one day they had a guest who showed how she did the borders. She took the border fabric and tore it length-wise (not cross-wise.) If the fabric will tear easily, you can have equal borders in no time. That's what I did. Then a bit of steam pressing, and it was good to go. Afterwards, I took a rotary cutter and a quilt ruler and squared up the corners. Meanwhile, I'm still hand quilting the Amish-style quilt. I've been very busy lately, so I'm not making very much head-way in that department. But I should have a bit of time the middle of next week, perhaps. We just never know what life has in store. So I just try to do my best every day. A great man once said "the more charity, the more peace."
Mar 22, 2010
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Mar 14, 2010
Here's where I was! I went to Florida to visit my youngest daughter! I didn't want to tell until I arrived back home, because I was leaving my home empty for a few days. Oh, I had a great time, and I'm posting a photo taken in the Everglades of our future alligator purses--ha ha. And a photo of the beach. It was a nice day, but not swimming weather. I had a wonderful time with my daughter, who I hadn't seen in a long time. And we also were invited to the home of our cousins in Boca Reton for a delicious meal. So now I can hardly wait to cut into my collection of solid fabrics and sew up my "Amish" quilt! It's about time. By the way, at last I can report a big improvement in my health.
Mar 5, 2010
Personally, I'm nearly better from the sicknesses I had, and I have some plans to do some things with my family, so I might not post anything for a couple of days.
Mar 2, 2010
Not a great photo of my work, but you can see that I have pinned on the hearts to be appliqued. I'm really having fun with this quilt. I use freezer paper patterns and iron it on the back of the fabric, baste down the edges, and press them. Then I remove the paper and pin in place. This applique is placed by eye, and not at all measured. I guess I'm way past the accurate placement of applique stage.
I'm not all better from my health problems yet, but I'm improving. I was well enough to go and get my hair cut this morning, and to sew on my quilt this afternoon.