Jul 27, 2010
Jul 18, 2010
Here it is! I finally felt better enough from my allergies to assemble Sabrina's quilt top. I used dark green for the sashes. The top now measures 47 by 74 inches. I have to decide on whether to add borders, and if so, what? I guess that what I ought to add is about 4 inches to each side. That's not very much, I think that I ought to look in my stash for some fabric to sew onto the sides. (Maybe some of that bubblegum pink? or bright green?) Speaking of fabric, my stash is getting away from me a bit, and I just ordered more! I'm going to have to stop buying all these wonderful solid colors until I use up some of this stuff.
Meanwhile, I find that I've now become allergic to cherries. (That's on top of my allergy to one of my prescriptions.) I haven't been able to eat peaches for many years, and now it's the cherries. It seems that the allergy to peaches and cherries are connected somehow. I keep having to give up more and more of the foods I love as time goes by. As they say, it's the penalty for growing old. Speaking of feeling old, this week on the 21st of July is our Fiftieth wedding anniversary! We have recently had a family reunion in honor of the occasion. Unfortunately, my darling husband is not in the best of health. However, we are so happy to have been married all of this time. As they say, "Marriages are made in Heaven." Well, I guess that seems not to apply to all marriages. But with all of my husband and my eccentricities it worked out! And we are blessed to have three wonderful children and six fantastic grandchildren.
Jul 14, 2010
Jul 11, 2010
Tonya's blog. The shoo-fly blocks are made from directions in Gwen Marston's book Liberated Quiltmaking. I made a shoo-fly quilt before from those directions. I sent that quilt to my daughter who lives in Florida. This time I put novelty prints in the central squares. I like it so much, that I'm thinking of making a baby quilt like that sometime. As a matter of fact, since I have given away a baby quilt lately, I guess I ought to make a couple more of those, as I never know when a new baby will arrive. The mother and father might know, but that doesn't always translate into timely info for the quilter. Right now, I'm planning to make a bunch of string blocks to fill in the rest of Sabrina's quilt. I have an enormous quantity of scraps at the moment, so string blocks it will be.
Jul 5, 2010
Here I go--I began with Sabrina's name as I started making her quilt. I finally decided to choose blue for the lettering. Lots of blocks to follow--that will be fun for me. And I'm posting close-up photos of the applique blocks that I made on Jenna's quilt. The house block is a very simple one, with embroidered running stitch edges on the house, and on the door. The hearts are embroidered with white blanket stitch.The bird is embroidered with black blanket stitches, and has a French knot eye and chain stitched legs. The flower pot is made with a running stitch around the edge. The flowers have white blanket stitch around their edges and French knots decorate the centers of the flowers.