Saturday, September 22, 2012

Crazy week

First of all, this week was mostly with me at school for band uniforms or at the doctor for ear problems.  One good thing about doctor offices is I take things to work on.
I finished the binding on a Jo's Club Quilt (I don't know where I put it, so I can't show a photo)
Started this binding and had about 6 inches and finished it last night.  This will go to the Wilford Hall medical center high risk pregnancy clinic.

Today DD and DH wanted to go on a road trip, so I hurried and put the binding on this.  Wish I'd had 2 of them done.  I could have finished the other one too.  LOL  This is going to a daughter of a vet in the community.  I need to make 2 boys quilts and a infant girl quilt.  A friend said she'd do one of the boy quilts.

the other night we were headed home and it stopped raining and look what we saw.  Not quite as pretty as Hawaii, but still beautiful.  I'm told from other angles it was a double rainbow.

I hope to get some pants hemmed for the band this weekend.
I hope to get my ear to stop hurting.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


From fabric I had to trim to make the blocks the right size.  I was using pre-cut strips that were about half an inch too big.  I couldn't let it go to waste.  I need to work on how to decorate the outside.

Finished the binding on this little quilt for the Wilford Hall high risk medical ward.

I'm quilting the flowered quilt today.  Almost done with it, but this foot starts of ache when I stand too long or sit too long or or or....
I looked under the cutting table.  Mistake.  I keep finding UFOs that I've pulled and staged and forgot about the staging area.  :(  So, I am putting them back in the UFO cabinet and will pull when I am ready. 
Found some more string blocks.  :(  Guess I need to sew them together quickly and get all the string blocks out of here.  Maybe I can make that into the baby quilt I need since there are pink center strips.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Small quilting group

Today was DH's 62nd birthday.  He gave me a present and said it was OK for me to go to my quilt group.  I had not been quilting since April, so this was a HUGE treat for me!

I had the pleasure of quilting with friends today.  I decided it was a day to sew together string blocks.  I've had these here from heartstrings for quite awhile, so it is more than time.  They qualify for UFOs.

Red blocks

Yellow blocks.  This one needs some borders.  Trying to figure out if I can use it for a boy's quilt or not.  Guess it depends on the border.  :)

Not enough to go with another set, so this will be a tiny baby quilt and I'll add some green borders to it. 

These matched, so I added them all together.  I added a dark green border to this and will show when I get it quilted.

More blue centered blocks.  I think this will need some blue borders.

This was all the leftover blocks from the others I put together today and the purple ones.  there weren't enough to make an all purple quilt.
I love this quilt.  Judy is so precise in her piecing.  I want to make one of these in blue, green and white.

Lana has been working on this Chief quilt for awhile, and it is so worth it!  She is almost done with the top.

Stash update

I've not really done one of these in months.  Summer took over and life has finally let me sew a bit more.  DH asked me how old I would be if I used up everything in my cabinets.  I just laughed at him. Oh my

This is my stash report

Used this Week: 5.9 yards

Used year to Date: 207.99 yards

Added this Week: 0 yards

Added Year to Date: 35 yards (I went to Hawaii)

Net Used for 2012: 172.99 yards

I think this is right.  I might have a formula problem in my spreadsheet that I need to find, but this is close.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Working on baby quilts

This is one of those speedy quilts.  I used the scraps from my novelty drawer.  I think the next one I do will be have the squares between the strips.  Notice I used the leftover bindings I keep for this binding.  What fun.

A friend made this and I just quilted it.  The big blocks have cute bear saying quilted in them.

I have a couple more baby quilts that have bindings being done.  One horsey quilt in the car for when DH is driving or I'm waiting on the kids.  One more speedy strip quilt that is by my chair that I work on when I'm watching TV.
I quilted a Jo Morton quilt that has been sitting around for too long.  I need to get that binding ready to replace one of the other ones when it was done.
I was given some flowered fabric today and decided that instead of starting a new quilt with it that I would use the flowered 4 patches and use this fabric as the large outside border.  That is ready to quilt.  I'd already sewn the 4 patches together,  This is another UFO.  Now I need to find the backing fabric for that one.
I'm also working on a string quilt with red centers.  I hope to give this one and the flowered one to a soldier that just moved into the area.  His home was built by extreme homes (I think that is the one) and he has a newborn.  They have 4 kids, so I was trying to get 4 quilts done quickly.  I am using up some of the string quilt blocks.
All this when I found out I need to immobilize my right foot.  LOL  So, I'm sewing left footed.