Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Jarrod's Quilt

Hi friends!
Well today is the last of this month and all I like binding this is about 6 inch's.Should get it into the washer after while.
Got this yesterday! ordered it a couple of days after I ordered the grey and this is here from Craftsy and the grey from Connecting Threads isn't!
Oh well I need to get some measurements for Krissy's before I start her's  any way.
My knee was great Monday and yesterday until we went to find a shower and had to climb up some old creaky stairs and down .
Between my knee and them loading chickens all night  I don't know whether I sleep at all.
Hope it gets better by it self because I don't want to sit in the Dr. office with all this Flu going around..
Hopefully this will get put in next week!
Have a good one

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Allie's Quilt Finished!

Hi friends!
Finished the binding! Today I will wash it !
I used a compatible backing.
I took pictures of it at first then realized it was bottom side up so I changed it .
My row of tri-angles was at the top.
Almost the same!
Well to the washing machine we go!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Allie's and Jarrods Quilt

Hi friends!
Got a little done over the weekend. Allie's is now on the couch!
So yesterday I added some fabric to the bottom of the backing for Jarrod's quilt.
It looks kind of weird but I am trying to use up some fabric that I have had to long.
See the fabric under that machine? I had to get down on my knees to pull it out of my book case.
Or fabric case ! Since that's what it is.
Because I couldn't see it so I grabbed a hand full last week and washed it with this in mind to use for backing.
When I get finished with these two quilts I MUST clean up this mess!
I have way to much of a mess in there!
I Ordered some fabric to make this for my Angel.
My daughter calls this a "Charlie Brown Quilt" because Charlie Brown wears a shirt with this design.
I made her one so now Angel her daughter wants one like it.
I think the one I made my daughter was lots of  different colored rows.
So next I will  make this and one of college colors for Krissy. That should take me to March.
 Going to slow down a bit after I finish these two.
Have a good one

Friday, January 26, 2018

Allie's Quilt

Hi friends!
I worked on Allie's quilt  yesterday afternoon.
Nearly half of it is quilted so maybe I will finished that today.
I quilt awhile then stop and do some thing else. My knee has been giving me fits!
I think I pulled a muscle on the side of my knee going up!
Been rubbing it down but it still takes a while.
Hope to finish the back on this and have at least a start on quilting it over the weekend.
I ordered the light grey for Krissy's quilt and some turquoise for Angel's quilt.
They should get here some time next week , I hope, because I think I will be finished with these two.
Can't start either one of the next ones until I get their fabric.
Need both just to start them.
Have a great weekend

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Allie's quilt

Hi friends!
Finished starching and ironing it yesterday so it's ready to be quilted.
Need to today do the same for Jarrod's quilt. And start quilting Allie's.
We went to pay bills and buy groceries yesterday. Couldn't find anyone in the fabric's so I came home and ordered light grey  for Krissie's Quilt  and a good sized package of interfacing for Tatum's t-shirt quilt. I want see Tatum until Easter if she gets to come home for that. So can take that one slow. .  So will start Angels and Krissie's as soon as I finish Jarrod's and Allie's.
This is the color of the backing! Spring colors.
I have to add a little backing on Jarrod's before I can starch and iron it.
Tomorrow I  will  have nice dull pictures of quilting it.
Have a good one friends

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Allie's Quilt

Hi friends!
Big job! Started it but got side tracked!
Started reading this!
Finished it before bed time.
I need to find some more of these!
I have read a few when he first started them but they have gotten lots better.
I will look on my kindle  I think there are some on there.
But today I need to sew!
I have been slack lately!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Jarrod's Quilt

Hi friends!
 Got Jarrod's quilt sandwiched to.
Got a little over two weeks to finish , maybe sooner I hope.
I rested more yesterday but feeling better to day, may have something to do with the sun shining.
I  don't like rainy days even through you get to sew more. But the sun is shining today!
Look what came this morning!
I won this way back in Dec. and it took this long to come from Greece.
I won it from Mara , I have followed her blog for years.HERE   an american girl in Greece.And those adorable little buttons and I was looking for some really small needles for something I needed to fix the other day but gave up, to easily I think.
Isn't that the cutest? Always need thread!
Got to get to work!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Allie's Quilt

Hi friends!
I sandwiched three quilts yesterday, made the backing for two of them first. All this after Church while cooking a good supper.
Then I couldn't sleep!
Had to have Tommy help me set the table up on the back porch before I could do it.
This was the finished top for Allie's quilt.
So today I will starch and iron to get it ready for quilting.
It's a cloudy rainy dreary day. the kind that makes your bones hurt!
Took this picture last week, looks like that bush is about to bloom.
They are beautiful blooming in the snow!
But we don't need any more!
Have a great day

Friday, January 19, 2018

Allies Quilt

Hi friends!
I added some white and then started adding top and bottom.
Sewed it, now for the sides!
Then I started having problems! 6 was not enough and seven was to much.
So I made the white between each block smaller. And made some more blocks.
Supper time so I stopped.
Son called last night and asked me about a member of our family, I have been staying off face book soIi didn't know anything about it.
So back on facebook for now!
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Allie's Quilt

Hi friends!
I worked on this yesterday! I decided to stay off face-book and see if it helped me get more work done but last night I was so tired I quit at supper time and just rested.
Did get all the sides made.
Lots of pieces!
Today I will figure out the  end sides and go from there.
Snow is just about gone so maybe we will get out of freezing today. They said we would but it's not there yet.
Saying sixty's but the week end. Can't wait.
Stay warm

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Allies Quilt

Hi Friends!
This was how our yard looked at 6 last night.
This is how it looked this morning. It went down to 11 last night wind chill about zero.Makes me cold just looking at it!.
We stayed at home yesterday and I sewed.

I fixed that corner!
Then I played around with ideas for the off center.
This is what I came up with.
I think this may work, just add enough so that I get the right sized quilt. She wanted a full size.
I will do the sides today.
Cold here so it's a stay in day.
Stay warm

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Making Blocks

Hi friends!
Yesterday I laid out every thing to see how many blocks I need.
Started making them.
Yesterday I got a comment saying she though one point was off! Have lost the email but want to thank her because where it's so light one is backward. Nice having friends that let you know before you get it quilted. Its so light right there that it doesn't show up good.
Thankfully I have done nothing to that so it's a easy fix.
You can see I need to make about five blocks! I think I got four made yesterday.
We are waiting for the snow to start , it's already snowing in Chattanooga so it shouldn't be much longer.
Tommy checked old tractor's yesterday and pulled a muscle in his back so he went to see Dr. Jeff early. Plenty of anti-freeze in both!
Wind chill tonight is suppose to be below zero.
Stay warm friends

Monday, January 15, 2018

Allie's Quilt

Hi friends!
Had fun Sat. cutting and placing pieces on the quilt wall.
After cutting them all I sewed them all together.
That big sewed together  thing did not want to stay up there!
But that part is done. I added all the blocks to see where else I needed to make  to go with it.
Defiantly need some more blocks!
Made two but then it was supper time so I stopped for the day.
Stay warm

Friday, January 12, 2018

Allie's and Kristian's quilt

Hi friends!
These are the blocks I have made so far on Allie's Quilt.
Was suppose to go to Q-Bees but chickened out ! So much flu going around right now. With Tommy having COPD I was afraid I would bring it in on him.
I ordered Navy For Kristian's  quilt and it came today.
She want her's to be a lap quilt with Berry College colors and it to be close to the one her boyfriend has.
I still have to find the light grey. She is getting me a t-shirt with the Berry logo to go in the middle.
I ordered my years supply of piecing thread . I get these from Connecting Threads and they had then on sale when I ordered. Three for the price of two!
Seriously they do last me about a year and I make a lot of quilts.  Not on sale they are 9.99.
Hope to get lots done this weekend.
Hope your's is good

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Allie's Quilt

Hi friends!
I made four more blocks for Allie's Quilt and started on the center star.
That bottom one as I started to hang it up I noticed it was skipping so just quit.
Way to tired to work on my machine!
Yesterday was Dr. day, I had a apt. in the morning and Tommy in the after noon so we picked up some groceries  and gas while we were in town.
Another blood pressure med. to try to see if it works.
When we got home I worked on this:
I had mentally done the math to get it just the right size, I hope!
Last night before tread-mill I make a Apple cake to take to Q-Bees tonight
So tomorrow a report on our fun night!
I think we laugh more than any thing else.
Love my meeting with them.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Jarrod's Quilt Top!

Hi Friends!
I did manage to get that top put together.
After lots of Jack the Ripper time! That next to the last row was not in sink with the other stars.
That last row is added!
The top border!
I am planing to bind with the same dark blue so it it will be a small border on the sides.
It's over the standard size for a long twin. Start working more on Allison's quilt tomorrow.
Working hard!
Have a great day