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Friday, January 19, 2018

Missy's Quilt

Hi friends!
Started putting together one side Yesterday.
My point is not right!
That's what I wanted .
Two points! Need three more of the two points sewed together before I can make any headway on joining 2 1/2 inch squares to get some where on it.
Maybe the next one will be easier. Stay warm folks
Suppose to be 60 by Sunday here.
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Missy's Quilt

Hi friends!
I cut the pieces for the sides of the quilt center but then my center was to small. 
So I made it big enough to fit the blocks around it.

I have to find a spot for this to but didn't want to cut it smaller.
Maybe up above the center?
I will work it out when i get there.
Stay warm friends
Last night it was 11 with windchill's of below zero.
Not Ga. weather!
Hugs
Babs

Monday, January 15, 2018

Missy's Quilt

Hi Friends!
I am hoping these at least last a little while making this quilt.
That's a whole lot of two and one half inch squares!
Especially doing it in King sized.
I finished cutting up her shirts and as I go on this I will cut up lots of scraps in my stash.
Since I will be working on other quilts I should make plenty of scraps to cut up there to.
I want to spread out her fabric's all through the quilt.
They are saying snow tomorrow so we ran to town and gassed up my car and picked up a few things.
The Ingles here was full and usually it's nearly empty. Everyone  buying before the snow I guess.
It's just suppose to be maybe a inch but people around here doesn't like driving in the snow!
We want our Ga. weather back instead of Alaska's
I think it's warmer in Alaska.
Stay warm
Hugs
Babs

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Missy's Quilt

Hi friends!
Still cutting shirts for Missy's quilt.
Doing a lot of fussy cutting for some of the squares/
It take's a lot of 2 1/2 inch pieces to make a king sized quilt.
I have one gallon baggie stuffed full to over flowing  now working on another.
I've cut at least half of this pile of shirts up.
My plan is maybe to start putting it together this weekend.
If nothing gets in the way of it.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs

Monday, January 8, 2018

Kim's Quilt

Hi Friends!
Kim and Richard came over yesterday and I gave them their quilt. She found lots of fabric she loves!
My bright sewing room windows looks like the sun shining over her head.
I cut quit a lot yesterday on Missy's .
Going to get a start on it now that i have finished with Kim's.
Maybe this one will go fast !
But it's a king so still a lot of work!
Hugs
Babs

Thursday, January 4, 2018

A Finish!

Hi friends!
Finally a finish !
Sewed the binding down yesterday and put it into the washer.
I hung it up wrong but it was so cold outside i didn't change it.
Just got a picture and ran back in.
This is how cold it is here. That's a bag of water with a penny in it. Froze solid!
Suppose to keep flies away in the summer. And sense we live with Chicken houses and cows near by we need them all summer.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Kim's and Missy's Quilt

Hi friends!
Got the binding sewed on and trimmed.
It's now on the couch!
Been busy cutting up Missy's cotton shirts for her quilt.
New years Eve  Hubby called me out side!
Someone's house was on fire on the ridge between us and town. Between the time he saw it and I got out there The fire department had already got there and was hosing it down. He said at first the smoke was black.
Feel sorry for people losing their home's right now or any time but it's just so cold now it's awful.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Girl's Quilts

Hi friends!
I had quit working on Kim's quilt until after Christmas so I could finish my Christmas sewing.
This is one of those quilts where you take one step forward and two steps back!
Also cut a little on Missy's shirts.
So back to working on both.

Here is the picture of all the ones that went to the nursing home. I am forth from the left. Sis is third and my neighbor is on the other side of me.
Hugs
Babs

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Missy's Quilt.

Hi friends!
Working on adding interfacing to the back of some t-shirt's for her quilt.
Already have it ironed on to this one.
Using a damp kitchen towel to add some moisture.
I wish I had a iron that got really hot like the one that tried to kill me! But this one will do , just takes a little longer.
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Missy's Quilt

Hi friends!
Cutting 2 1/2 inch squares! Need lots for a king sized quilt.
This is one of the t-shirts she gave me and i am going to try to cut it like a t-shirt quilt with interfacing just the right size to match several of the rows.
Still got a couple of shirts to cut up!
Maybe I will finish by Easter and give it to her. No idea when Easter is!!!!
Maybe i will finish Kim's by Christmas Day and give her's to her.
Still lots of Christmas sewing to get done.
Have a good one.
Hugs
Babs

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kim's And Missy's

Hi friends!
After I finished quilting the borders I found a spot that needed the seam ripper!
Isn't that the way it always happens?
Missy brought me a bunch of her cotton shirts to add to her quilt, so I am de-boning them.
This is how our house looked on Sat. morning after the snow.
So thankful we didn't get any more than we did , some  people in Atlanta are still without power
today.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs

Friday, December 8, 2017

Snow, Snow,and More Snow!

Hi friends!
Got up this morning to snow. weathermen said we wouldn't get any! Wrong again!

We went planning on going any where to day so will just stay here and enjoy it.
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Kim's then Missy's

Hi friends!
Started quilting on Kim's Quilt , should be finished soon.
I bought this Monday for Missy's quilt. I will start her's as soon as i finish Kim's
She brought over some cotton shirts for me to cut up 2 1/2 inch squares and put into her quilt.
In them was two t-shirts with horses on them she wants me to put on it.
Now just to finish Kim's
Hugs
Babs

Monday, December 4, 2017

Kim's Quilt

Hi friends!
I worked on Kim's quilt all day Sat. and finally got the borders sewed on and sandwiched.
I run the top piece on the top of the quilt and pin the bottom on the bottom and sew them down.
Press them over and put battening between with basting spray.
Bottom and top first then the sides.
Then i just have to quilt four borders.
Those side borders are just nine inch"s wide.
So thankful to be the far!!!
Every thing that could go wrong with this quilt did.
Hugs
Babs

Friday, December 1, 2017

Kim's Quilt

Hi Friends!
I worked on this but it seems like i use the seam ripper more than i sew!
Going to try to finish this up this weekend! Cross my fingers!
Have a good weekend
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Kim's Quilt

Hi friends!
I took one border off Monday and fixed some spots!
I used my new seam ripper and of course sliced my finger.
We went shopping in Chattanooga yesterday, me and sis.
I will post pictures of my loot later after i get pictures.
Had to buy some fabric! Of course!!!
I bough a bunch of fat quarters for our monthly draw at Q-Bee in different colors , i think Jan. is yellow. But i have them covered so i want have to cut them from yardage every month.
Plan to work on this quilt today so maybe i will make some head way with it.
Hugs
Babs

Monday, November 27, 2017

Nearly there

Hi friends!
I worked hard on this last Tuesday but at ten o"clock knowing I would have to spend all day Wednesday cooking and cleaning , I gave up.
Whats bad is I took no pictures !
But on adding borders I ran into a Problem and knew I wouldn't finish it in time to give it to Kim before her birthday . Her birthday is the same day as mine! Last Friday!
Maybe this week I can finish it for her.
Plan on working on it today!
Hugs
Babs

Friday, November 17, 2017

Kim's Quilt

Hi friends!
All i have done the last couple of days is join these together.
I did sew the other string of blocks together and looked for a fabric in my stash to do a small border.
Haven't found any thing yet.
About any color would do but i am leaning toward black for some reason.
It think black would tie it all together.
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Kim's Quilt

 Hi friends!
This is the start of one end of this quilt , i have something for a small border to go all the way around..
Of course i will have to sew it all together to see just how wide the border has to be and i had though about small blocks on each side but its so wide with a border that just might do it.
Need to sew it together so i can plan the next step.
Hugs
Babs




Monday, November 13, 2017

Kim's Quilt

Hi friends!
The third row!
I may get these together by Wednesday. But i did make the blocks for the next row, on top and bottom.
These are twelve inch each so hopefully these rows will bring me up to a small border.
I want to do a smaller row on the sides of the broken dishes or envelope block.
I plan on making the blocks and putting them together and sandwiching them before adding them to these blocks. On the top,bottom and sides.
Maybe it will be possible to give this to her Thanksgiving.
Hugs
Babs