Saturday, October 7, 2017

Binding...check!

I found a couple of quilts hanging in the closet that had been quilted but not yet bound.  I finished one today (woohoo) but would NEVER have remembered when it was made or who quilted it for me.  Fortunately on these two, I'd made the label and pieced it into the back prior to quilting.  I really need to do that for all that I make since I'm so bad about labeling my quilts.

It's been washed and is laying in the yard drying as we speak.  I'll bring it in before it's all the way dry and finish it up in the dryer.  This one was made in 2010 entirely from my stash and I could easily probably make 30 more just like it without making much of a dent 😕  This one as well as any others I finish will be donation quilts since, sadly, my kids couldn't give a flip about my quilts.  Oh well, their loss I guess.

State Fair of Texas!!

I took my two great nephews (the rugrats) to the fair a couple of days ago and it just about wore me out!!  It was VERY hot and the fair is HUGE!!  But then I'm also outta shape and really need to do something about it.  Maybe when it cools down some, I'll make an effort to step it up.

Of course a couple of goofy photos


There were some really pretty garden areas with sculptures in areas of the fairgrounds.  This was made entirely of railroad spikes (ruggies obscuring most of the sculpture).

 

#1 rug played a game and won a drone for his brother.  How sweet!
#2 rug didn't quite make it up the ladder before it flipped on him!
Getting ready for the day they turn 16 (Lord help us all!).
Chilling while Aunt Beady was looking at mattresses.

Cute display of lots of umbrellas over an eating area.  Mostly I was too tired to take many photos and it was so late in the day before I found the bldg. with the quilts and such that I didn't even want to look.  You KNOW it was bad when that was the case.  Oh well.....


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

NEVER fails!

There's always something that causes me to take longer than it should to finish putting the pieces together 😕 and usually it's because I sew something wrong.  I had two rows in upside down (one of the rows included Mickey's face!!) and had to take it out and re-do it.  Well, now it's put together correctly and I need to pick out a border.

When everyone was doing the 365, I wasn't interested initially.  But then at some point, I decided I would do it but probably not 365 and NOT small blocks.  My backgrounds are 6 1/2" and it's 10 X 12 so I guess I did about 1/3 of a year's worth.  And I knew I wanted to finish this as a donation quilt so I used lots of  "I Spy" type fabrics.  Pretty happy with how many different prints are in there although not all are worthy to be called "I Spy" type (LOL).  Hopefully some kid will enjoy the heck out of it.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Circles, rows and fall

Have been working (very) slowly on my row by rows and made a quick 90 degree turn back to the circles.  I had finished the applique on the last few circles and wanted to begin the assembly.  The circles are on 6.5" squares and it will be 10 x12 so 60 x 72 before border..will be a good donation quilt I think.


And then I decided to put a fall quilt in the entryway (not sure why I bother since probably no one will see it).  But at least there's a little fall in the house.



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

No clever title

but then I don't think I ever have one of those.  I 'finished' two more rows today so making progress but no pix.  Hopefully soon.  Just posting a couple of photos here so I can find them later (maybe).  I went to get ice cream and saw this on the way home..

I thought it was pretty.  Spotted this guy before I left...
he doesn't think I noticed him.  LOL


Monday, September 18, 2017

I AM

still doing a little quilting but most of it at the moment is working on my row by rows.  It WOULD be nice to actually get one quilt made from all the kits I've ordered over the past 2-3 years.  UGH!  But until I get a grouping that appears to maybe be a decent size, I'm not showing them.  Currently it looks like maybe my first group will be hot air balloons since I've been getting several of them to a workable stage.  We'll see.

Today was our monthly birthday lunch at the antique mall tea room and everything there is decorated for fall (even though outside it's still in the upper 90's which is fine by me!).  Some beautiful quilts were festooning a few booths so of course I had to snap some photos and I'm sharing with you!







Tonight is bunco night and last month I won with 5 buncos!!  So exciting.  Maybe I'll win again tonight (though I seriously doubt it).  Wish me luck!  LOL