Wednesday, July 27, 2011

To Small to Save....Part Deux

So, a lot has been going on here on the home front, personal wise, so last night / today / early this morning, however you want to look at it, I set the top together, and am thinking about using yellow, red gingham, and a black and white polka dot for the border of the To Small to Save quilt. I think I like, but that just could be I have been up all night thinking about things, and mindlessly sewing.  It certainly helps me to relax...and I know there should be sheets on the bed, but why?  It's currently just being used as a design wall.

So what do you all think of the border choices?  They aren't pieced on the top yet, just cut, I am getting tired!  HaHaHa

Wow two posts in one day, what is up with me?  Work is going well, the hand quilting class is good, I am feeling better, just tired most of the time when the end is done.  But alas, the world is still spinning and I have a lot of stuff to I best be getting to it! 

To Small to Save....

When people give me boxes of fabric from deceased family members, there is always a shoe box marked "Quilt Piece's to small to use."  I always found that funny, but then I realized I did the same thing.  This quilt top is made from pieces like those.  Pieces to small to use, but use them I did, and one shoe box crammed full yielded enough to make a top 60" x 80".  I will probably put a border on it and machine quilt it and use it on our bed.  Its a good utility quilt, and all the past quilters will see that those pieces, were just right to use...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What I am working on....

is a crumb quilt.  Now that I have most of my fabric packed and weeded down to basically 5 totes, I am trying to use up some of the strings and bits I have found while purging other things.  I am just doing mindless sewing, its easy and its what I need at the moment.  I need 35 blocks, and I have 15 made, so almost half way there.  I am still knitting socks, which is relaxing while waiting at the doctor's office.

Sorry this picture is blurry, I  just used my phone to take a picture, not to good at taking pictures in low light.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Quilting has begun....

This is the quilt that I pieced many moons ago, that I pulled out to teach hand quilting on.  It will make a nice utility quilt for the couch.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Persian Pickle Club

Since I still in the area, I will be doing a short class on hand quilting at the Keene Memorial Library in Fremont.  The title of this selection is The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas.  To learn more about this offering please click the Hands On Book Club link at the top right of the screen.

You can also check out the libraries website to see what else the library has to offer. 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Have a wonderful Independence Day Weekend!