Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Girls, what do you do when you have so much to do and don't know where to start? Especially with a project that is less on the creative end. I have a quilt that I am repairing for a friend that belonged to her grandmother, made with all types of fabric imaginable, and the large squares are from a white sheet. The high thread count of the sheeting makes it very hard to remove the damaged pieces next to them.
I have a darling Sweet Baby Jane doll quilt that I recently finished. I will give it away on Friday, Jan 22 to a randomly picked comment. I need help out of my slump - thanks all!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday Night Sew-In for the New Year and a Giveaway!! Join Heidi's 'Sew-In' on January 15, thanks for organizing it Heidi - it will be fun.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
From my January project bag I cut out all the circles from the Bloom yardage. I took them with me as we drove to our daughter's house in Fort Collins (about 50 mi north of us) for New Year's Eve dinner and games.
I made seven yo-yos but I had to rip out the first two. The center wasn't closing up tightly and I realized that with the circles measuring 6.5 inches in diameter I was making my running stitich too small and it was creating too many gathers. Once I increased the size of the stitch the center came together nicely.
First thing today I recovered my tabletop pressing mat. After almost 20 years it is not so crisp and white anymore. I slipcoverd a fresh yellow gingham all ready for the New Year and lots of pressing.
Next came sashing strips for a lap quilt I am making for the living room.
These are 9" blocks - I don't remember the line but I bet Carol knows, do you remember these Carol? I have one vetical row down, I need to join the other three and then the sashing and the center will be complete.