Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Progress


I have enjoyed stitching this quilt.......  My favorite kind of thing........ 






This part was the quickest to stitch........ 



But now I am in the small pieces to sew together and it is taking longer.......  Only seven more blocks to go........  I can usually get two stitched a day so maybe a couple more weeks and this will be ready to quilt............


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Progress


Section two is complete.............  Now on to the last section...  Top left blocks use 4 1/2 inch blocks to make the 8 1/2 inch block........

Section two blocks are made up of 2 1/2 inch squares..........

Section three will comprise  blocks made up of 1 1/2 inch squares...........  That might take as long as what I have already done.....


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I stacked the unused squares in the back of the drawer.......  The front has 2 1/2 inch strips that could be cut into squares.......  The center has larger pieces of leftover binding.........  These could be used to bind mini quilts...........



This is binding pieces that were short.......  I plan to sew them together to bind the scrap quilt that I am making........


Here are the 1 1/2 inch squares and strips for the next section.  In the drawer was a sketch of blocks to use these small pieces.......  Maybe that will be my next leader/ender project.


Lem's barium swallow went well.........  They recommended that he not use a straw as it causes him to aspirate....

I am now putting his food in the food processor to chop it into small pieces.......   Meals take longer to prepare and small bites make it take longer for him to eat but it seems to be keeping him from choking.

Whatever it takes we will do to keep him healthy.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Temecula Quilt Company

Temecula Quilt Company has their own Olympics going for quilters.........

Peg sent a package with fabric scraps.....  Peg has the best fabric scraps........  They were just the thing to use to dive into the latest project from Temecula Quilt Company.  (located HERE)....


Some days I can find an hour or two to sew before I start the house blessing.....


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Done

One  top ready for the quilter.............  Now on to the next one that caught my eye...........

Ordered the backing from Thousands of Bolts...............

It will be good to have another one done.................



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Closing in............

All the sashing done..........  Now to add the borders.............  One will reach the quilter in Sept and return in October.......  This one to take its place and return in November..........  Hmmmm.. Will I have one ready to send in November?

Now off to complete the house blessing.......  Long list today............  Maybe more sewing tomorrow...

Lem had his Botox  treatment yesterday and it seems to be helping............ 

Barium swallow test to be scheduled........... 

Friday, August 05, 2016

On the Needles Friday

Judy at Patchwork Times showed a picture of a sweater she was knitting for Addie..........  Loved the pattern.  Had to try it myself...........  Made the pink sweater for a neighbors child and the two multi colored ones for a dear friends granddaughters..........

The buttons on the multi sweaters are perfect and have a bit of sparkle in the center..........








Lem and I are going out and about today.  He needs a haircut and we need groceries...........  Hope we don't get too hot..............

Check out Patchwork times and you might find your next project.  HERE

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Day Two

No sewing yesterday........  Angie was here and that always keeps me on the hop......

Lorin, the speech therapist came for a couple of hours.....  She is ordering a barium swallow test for Lem..... 

This is all in an effort to keep him from getting pneumonia again due to aspiration........ 

I have also started feeding him......  That helps make sure eats slowly and the bites are small..............

This morning I found time to complete two more rows........  Now only two to go......  Then to assemble the sashing between the rows............  Maybe tomorrow I can finish the last two rows.

Even found fabric for backing...............  Hope it will be enough for both quilts..........

Today we are off to Ayden for lunch at Bum's, pick out a frame from Happy's and do the grocery shopping.....

Hope you have a good day.


Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Day One

I managed to slip in a bit of time to start the sashing in my Mother/Daughter quilt.........



Monday, August 01, 2016

Design Wall Monday

While looking for something upstairs last week I found the box of blocks that Rebekah and I made years ago.......

Decided that would be next even though there is a lot of other things on the list......  This shouldn't take too long..........

We each made 24 blocks which will give me two quilts......  Half of the blocks in each quilt were made by Rebekah and the other half I made.

When they are finished Kate will have a quilt that we both worked on and I will enjoy the other one.

Now off to press the first set of blocks and get them trimmed............



Check out Patchwork times for more inspiration......  HERE

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Little and Often

With limited time to stitch I try to work in several things each day........... 

I don't remember just when I started this top but I am happy to say that it is ready to send to the quilter..............



I brought a armful of fabric downstairs this week and found the perfect piece for the binding...........  It has all the colors in it that are in the quilt.........  Ordered the backing from Thousands of Bolts.....  When that arrives I can deliver it to a friend that will pass it along to Lilly, our long arm quilter.


I have been looking at the graph for this for several years.........  Last year I began to gather together the thread and fabric............. Finally had the graph enlarged and began to stitch.
It is ready for the framer now............  I am making it for Lemuel..........


The Thread and I

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, Do it with thy might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10