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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Daughter's Quilt

Hi friends!
Got that row of plus blocks added to the other side.
I am thinking of just one row on each side of 3 inch squares , color then white because it's so long now it really doesn't need to be any longer.
See like this chain of white and colored squares. And then maybe a strip of white and sandwich!
Right now I have one that needs sandwiching and two nearly there., I ordered some more battening but it want be here until next Tuesday if they are right.
I have followed orders going this way and that and taking way to long to get here.
Hopefully this one will get here when they say.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs


Monday, May 22, 2017

Daughter's Quilt

Hi friends!
I did a little on this quilt's borders.
I made a bunch of cross blocks and laid them out on one side to see how many it would take.
Sewed it together and pinned it. And sewed it onto the quilt.
Need to do the other one now.
I just didn't get a lot of sewing done this weekend.
It was a lazy weekend for us .
After I got to hot at the ball field where they had the graduation I just didn't have any get-up-and-go. But a lazy weekend now and then is good.
Sat. we had company, Kim and Richard. They had had some work done on their bathroom and brought pictures. After Mark graduated we left and Tommy got me a milk shake to recover. Good Hubby
Not on my diet but then we eat out yesterday to !  I had broiled cat fish! Better for you.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs

Friday, May 19, 2017

Daughter's Birthday Quilt

Hi friends!
 I got the center of the geese off but just ripped one out and turned it around.
This is turning into a really big quilt. I have the top folded under a lot!
The other end!
The next step is to work on the side borders.
They are plus blocks!
Mark graduates tonight so tomorrow I will start those!
My grand's are growing up so fast!
We just have 8  out of 22 that are still in school and two of those graduates this year, want have but 6 after next week! Our youngest is 14!
We are blessed with smart grand's! And all good looking to!
Have a good weekend
Hugs
Babs


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Today

Hi friends!
I made a few of these , it calls for 16 so I am going to lay it out after while and see  if it the right scale!
This is our summer quilt. A swoon quilt I made a few years ago.
I made it from a bundle I won on a blog and used it all in it. even put some on the back
This is the back!
This is the border.
I just fell in love with the swoon block!
Hugs
Babs


Monday, May 15, 2017

My Daughter's Birthday Quilt

Hi friends!
I added the rest of the burgundy solid strips , this part will cover a queen sized bed.
The next step was white strips all around. after this is geese!
Just across the top and bottom so maybe by Wednesday I will have some of them finished.
I also cut up some small pieces of fabric for tumblers and three inch squares for future quilts.
Trying to get my sewing room cleaned up so I can tell what I do have!
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs


Friday, May 12, 2017

Karens Quilt

Hi friends!
I got the four made for the other end! 
Sewed them together and added them on! Just two more rows and the border is all I will need but its going to be hard to do and will take a while.
A  white  strip and a burgundy one will cover the whole top of the bed.
I just got it added on the right side.
See the next step? I made those blocks a little bigger than the picture so it only took four instead of five.
A upper and lower row of geese is  after the next strips!
Have a great mother's day
Hugs
Babs
 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Karen's Quilt

Hi friends!
This is a up close of the green looking fabric. See the burgundy in it? It's not a lot but it's there.
I finally got some sewing done yesterday after 4 o:clock.
Tommy was going to work in the yard but was so tired from working all day while I was gone on Monday he just couldn't make it. So we went about 3 and bought groceries.
After we got back he mowed the south forty and I sewed.
I finished the forth block and added them on the bottom. Glad this whole quilt isn't just those two inch squares.
It's takes some time to make those blocks!
Maybe by Friday I will have the top row finished, I hope!
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs


Sunday, May 7, 2017

More Quilt

Hi friends!
This looks much better!
More in line with all the rest of the top.
One more !
It will take four on the bottom and four on the top before the next step.
These stop it from being a square. Very ingenious. The second one looks green but it's the same fabric that's in the main part. Just has some burgundy in it. These take a while to make but maybe by the end of the week I will have six more done and added.
Hugs
Babs



Friday, May 5, 2017

Karen's Quilt

Hi friends!
Made up just enough to go down this side.
Sewed them together and added that to the quilt top.
The next step was white all around.
The next is blocks across the top and bottom for length.
I made this out of 3 inch squares I had left but it's going to be to big!
So I guess this weekend I will cut some 2 inch and put one together and see how that fits.
Have a good weekend
Hugs
Babs


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Karen's Quilt

Hi friends!
I needed a few to do a  double row on this side so I cut some more.
when I got a few made I checked to see if I had enough for that row then sewed them on.
Got that  added!
So back to making !
Maybe today another row!
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs


Monday, May 1, 2017

Karen's Quilt

Hi friends!
I spent Friday afternoon cutting and making four squares.
I was checking to see how many it took to added to the bottom and top.
I attached it to the main section.
I had enough made up to add the top to but had to cut some more before I made the side ones.

I laid a few out to see how many more it would take. It's trail and error when all you have is a picture of a quilt that my darling daughter wants.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs

Friday, April 28, 2017

Karen's Quilt

Hi friends!
Mindless sewing.
But when I started sewing the other half of the four square it didn't take me long to run out of white.

So now I have to cut!
Have a good week-end
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Karen's Quilt

Hi friends!
I thought I would use a shoe box for the squares!
It's double this all the way around the white that I added. that's a lot of four patches

I sewed up a small stack, going to be a while that all you see is stacks of four patches . That will be all I have to post.
Went to Walmart yesterday and besides sore hurting feet I bought some more fusible fleece.
I just about used up all I had making casserole carriers!
I need to make at least two more. Maybe more than that. After all I have granddaughters setting up house keeping.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs



Monday, April 24, 2017

Karen's quilt

Hi friends!
Remember this? Well I started cutting 3 inch squares for the next few rows.
Just maybe a bazillion of them. My daughter's name is Karen , her two older  brother's named her before she was born.
I am using one more fabric.
I think this one will go with it to.
I am cutting two strips at a time then cutting 4 squares each time I cut. Maybe it will go faster that way or maybe I will make that 4 strips now after all I put a new blade in my rotary cutter , it should be able to cut that many,
I will see!
Any thing to make it go faster.
Took the day off yesterday and just talked to hubby and rested and read. With the spring he is outside for days during the day and some times until 8 at night.
He mows about 5 acres here with his john deer and his tractor.
Right now his has just spend a week working on john deer on the back porch so he was close to take brakes with.
But when he mows the south forty he is gone for a few hours . I can see him some times but mostly not.
This is with my big camera that my daughter gave me on zoom as far as it will go.
Every once in a while he talks about getting rid this place when he gets to old to take care of this yard but I remember when his parents lived here the yard was much smaller.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs


Friday, April 21, 2017

More Casserole Carriers

Hi friends!
More Casserole carriers.
Two that I made for Sis and sister-in-law.
I need to make at least two  more so that I have one.
This is my Brother that I quilt on. I lost the bag with the book and all the feet month's ago. I had a quilting foot on it and lots of bobbins in the mat that was under her.
I was cleaning up yesterday and found this.
That walking foot now lists at 88 dollars!  I was go glad to see that!
Now if all the other things I can't find would just turn up!!!!
When we have big family dinners I put things up, but then it takes me 6 month's to find them again.
I am going to have to draw me a map with places marked when I put them , but I would lose that to.
Hugs
Babs