Monday, April 24, 2017

Blake's Quilt

Hi friends!
Friday afternoon I finished the second row.
Sat. I spent the day adding those two rows to Blake's Quilt.
I decided since it was already long enough I would put small black borders on the top and bottom about as large as the ones between each row.
I am thinking about a red  and black border on each side just to bring it to size. But I will have to wait until I get some more Muslin to finish both borders . That's what I am using on the back
I stopped at 6 o'clock   and yesterday I took the day off.
But if I don't have any problems this quilt should be finished by the week-end.
It's about time I started finishing quilt's instead of just sewing!!!
Have a good one

Friday, April 21, 2017


Hi friends!
Tommy cooking steak.
My biscuits on the counter waiting to go into the oven.
This came in two orders, so now I have enough to start Noah's quilt but it will be a couple of weeks before I finish up the ones I am working on.
Look what I found!
This goes with my big quilting machine.
I lost it months ago! I had replaced several of the feet!
Found it yesterday while looking for something else.
I also found this, I though I had some black thread when I bought that last week.
I worked yesterday on Blake's quilt, putting more blocks in a row.
I still need to finish  the second row. This is the first row finished.
Hopefully I will get all the rows together this weekend and start on the borders.
Have a good one

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Blake's quilt

Hi friends!
I did the next one , though I had it right but it was up-side down to. Getting to be a expert at putting them on up-side down!
I now have five rows and some that need putting together so yesterday I added blocks to each other.
We got a good rain about 7 and it poured for a few minutes!
They say that's the kind that runs off into the ditch's and doesn't soak in.
Monday and Tuesday night's after dark we got good ones to, but it did this last year and as soon as we got the garden in it quit!
Hoping for better this year.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Blake's Quilt

Hi friends!
Last week before Wednesday I added the third row but when I finished it was  up side down.
So I took it apart and then didn't sew from Wednesday until Monday. It  was mad cleaning around here. Tommy outside and me inside.
But yesterday I started in on this one and I am going to stay on it until I finish!
I got it right side up, Yah!
Four rows on! The next rows are not completely together yet. But hope to get that done this after noon.
We had to make a trip to Centre Ala. yesterday for parts to fix john deer.
It's parts are a whole lot higher than my sewing machine parts!
We spent $326.00 and when we got home and Tommy went through the bags, one something was missing . I told him to call and let them mail it to him.
It had already took to much sewing time.
Two bags cost that much and more!!!!
I could have bought lots of fabric for that amount of money!
So I sewed the rest of the day and he worked.
Have a good one

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Finally A Finish

Hi friends!
Hagen came over Sat. night and I gave him his quilt. Here he is looking at the block form the Super bowl t-shirt.
The fence picture!
I think he loved it, Abby said he wrapped up in the other one I made him every night. This one should be long enough , it measures 100 inch's in length.
Have a good one

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter 2017

Hi friends!
We had a good crowd, we missed Anna and Angel because they had to work.
Michael was in Washington D.C. where he is in law school.
Abby's bunch didn't make it either.
But we had a few great grand's looking for eggs.
Shania wasn't to sure about what was going on, she tried to eat the plastic eggs.
Tucker was not looking where they were hiding eggs.
Bentley looking for eggs.
Kari helping Shania.
Tucker knew what it was all about.
Gracie was the oldest. a old hand. we sure did miss Brad , D.J. and the babies!
They always came to every thing! His  brothers not so much! At least they came to Missy,  their moms, on Sat. night.
Have a good one

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Hi friends!
My last barn for the row of barns for my quilt.
Dawn sent me the barn animals in my barn. She blogs   HERE
MY rosters and sheep and cows!
I quilted some more on this yesterday, started sewing binding down and saw another bare spot.
I guess because I took out so much stitching that it's hard to tell.
Any way it's getting closer to a finish.
My Lavender is blooming to!
It smells so good!
Not blogging tomorrow , I will be back with Great Grand's hunting eggs on Monday .

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Maybe Hagen's quilt is nearly finished.

Hi friends!
Yesterday I finally started quilting Hagen's quilt.
I though I was finished and  while adding  binding  I found I had missed the whole corner, so it back to quilting. of course I finished adding the binding so I can start binding as soon as I finish it!
This is one of the feet I got with my feather weight! I saw a foot on my tablet that looks just like it.
I think this is the same one and it pleats.
I will have to play with it one day.
The wisteria is starting to bloom. It was in full bloom when my mom died in April of 2004.
This little tulip has been blooming for two weeks!
Most of them are gone in just a few days.
I think this is one Amy gave me years ago.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

College Prep

Hi friends!
Our dear sweet Dawn from , HERE is her blog, sent me these goodies .
She made my day!
Love the mug-rug  and that farm yard  fabric.
Have to plan a block for my vintage farm quilt using it.
Right now I am trying to get finished with Blake's quilt. Plus Hagen's Birthday is in May so I need to finish his to.
I have put the other's on hold !
Our Tatum is going to college in the fall so I made her a basket.
Of course she needed a micro-wave cozy to match so I made one to match.
Our Addie needed one to.
She is our animal lover.
Can any one think of a sweet little something I can make for a 16 year old? Are for a beautiful grand going to college?

Monday, April 10, 2017

Blake's Quilt

Hi friends!
I have all my blocks done, I keep having to go back and cut something else off  just to have enough.
This is how I am joining the two rows!
A three inch strip front and back with battening in between.
I didn't get much time to work on it until Sat. so that's are far as I got. Plan to work on it again today.
I am going to add a black border but though red would work to, if I have enough red that is?
Just have to look and see about that.
Have a good one

Friday, April 7, 2017

Blake's Quilt

Hi friends!
Joining the blocks !
I used every thing on all the shirts so I will add a black border to get it to full size,
I am joining blocks now  as I figure out how I want them placed .
Kelly wanted his Lacrosse shirt's to take center so you could see them good.
So that's what I plan on doing.
His childhood on a quilt!
His mother is my daughter-in-law's sister. I think Amy is going to bring me Tatum's t-shirts for me to make her one for Christmas.
I hate those small package's of interfacing. So I will order it by the yard for hers.
It should be much cheaper.
If you save , you can buy more fabric, Right?

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Blake's Quilt

Hi friends!
I started putting blocks together yesterday and I think I am going to work on it today.
I saw that I needed more so I went through all the shirts and cut every thing I could find off.
Need to fill up all the holes!
See how big the bottom of this foot is?
I have been using one with a small plastic round bottom.
It was full of places where the needle had hit it.
I tried  it out and I think this will be much better. Still have a bunch of threads to remove from where it was messing up on Hagen's quilt.
The quilters life is full of seam ripping!
 I got lots of feet when I bought  my feather weight so last night I went looking for a 1/4 inch foot , nope don't have one!
Guess I will have to order me one!
There is always something we need, isn't there.