Saturday, May 30, 2015

Orange Selvage Strings

I assembled these groups blocks this evening, and added the borders.  I think its cheerful!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Easy Pinwheels

Since I make a lot of charity quilts, and tend to use fabric that has been donated.  I really like this method of making pinwheels, especially when you have a single square of fabric.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Not to much has happened this week.  Just wild weather here in the plains, lots of rain, tornadoes around us.  Been slowly working on cutting out quilts, knitting socks, and trying to keep laundry caught up.

I am not much of a applique quilt maker, but I have been getting a itch to make a simple applique quilt.  I will see if I still feel like it once I get fabric picked out for it.

Its from the book Scrap Quilts from the Depression.  And I think Lori is working on the cover quilt.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Design Wall Monday

I am working on making four patches from shirting prints.  Just fun mindless sewing, I can just push it through the needle and think about other things, but still being productive.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

A Break from Yarn

I got a little bored with all the afghans I had crocheted this past month.  So I decided to make a couple smaller things.  I made this Lily of the Valley Doily from one of my vintage pattern books.  Both of the ones shown below have a date of 1938.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Cutting and more cutting

I tend to like to have quilt tops ready to sew when I feel like working on them.  However, I dislike cutting the least of all aspects of making a quilt.  So I have been busy cutting on pieces for quilts.  Multiple quilts.  I cut all the pieces and make a sample block, and then store them.  These are the two that I cut out this morning.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Using up yarn stash....

Here is another afghan that I finished up this morning for donation.  I wonder if I will ever get through this yarn stash?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Afghans for donation....

These are the afghans I have made for donation in the past couple weeks.  Not the prettiest either.  But they will work for baby's to keep them warm.  Since I use yarn from thrift stores and from people leaving leftover yarn with me, I make them as large as I can.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

On the needles....

or should I say hook....another donation afghan....will post better pictures when its complete...

Monday, April 27, 2015

Design Wall Monday

I am working on quilting this quilt that my Great-Great Grandmother made.  Mattie Kellums was born in Illinois, but homesteaded in western South Dakota in the 1880's.  She lost her mother very young, and was married to another Homesteader in the late 1890's in South Dakota on Christmas Day.  His name was John Houston Kellums, also from Illinois.  They as a couple, then homesteaded in what is now the North Platte River Valley in the Panhandle of Nebraska.  I date this quilt top from about 1900 to 1910, because I feel that it is a Mourning Quilt.  One of her sons was killed from a horse fall about that time, and I believe this quilt top was made then, and put away.  Mattie lived and continued quilt until her 90's, passing away in 1961.  In 1960, when a grandson was born, she made him two baby quilts, which are still in the family.

 Mattie is the motherly looking person with white hair.  The lady to the left is my great-aunt Ena, who was a great quilter, and the other woman on the right is my great-grandmother Maude.