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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I decided on four across for Kim's quilt.
Added another one for the second row.
But although I have quilted three more blocks I still haven't quilted the fourth one to make the next row. Hopefully today if i have time with all the house work that needs doing.
This morning i decided to add some envelope blocks to the top, bottom and sides to finish it off.
Do you ever do that wake up and know just what you want to do ?
Have a good weekend
Two of our great grands came for trick and treating.
Luke and Katy Jo.
Went yesterday and picked up my battening i ordered. Saved shipping by sending it straight to our local Walmart.
The block i had sandwiched is nearly quilted. When i get finished with it i will join three of them and add them to the other three that i have already joined.
Didn't get much done yesterday because Tommy's last aunt died , she was 92.
We went over and spent some time with her two daughter's.
She was my supervisor's supervisor for 18 years . I got to know her sweet side.
After Tommy and i got married 20 years ago we went to visit her and she was so tickled that He had found me.
Tommy called her a couple of weeks ago and she was having a good day and they had a nice long talk.
At that time we had now idea she was so bad off.
She is happy now with her hubby.
I want to mix up the directions they are going.
Wednesday i am suppose to get more Battening to use in this.
But i have three more put together and have quilted two of those.
When i get the third one quilted i will do another row.
Also quilted this!
I used scraps of the same battening.
Just need to add binding and hand sew it down. Getting some done on my Christmas list.
Have a good one
This is the fabric I used, it's one yard of thirty's fabric.
I think i like it better than the yellow.
It might have disappeared in the design.
I put together one more yesterday but haven't quilted it yet.
Hoping to speed up working on this so i can start Missy's ! Her birthday is in Feb.
Still cutting for Missy's quilt, her birthday is in Feb so hopeful i will get it finished for her by then.
Look what came this morning. I ordered from quilted twins. three of their fat quarter bundles that are $5.50., some royal blue for Jarod's quilt and some red and yellow for Marks quilt, that i am working on at my other blog. HERE
And of course me some Christmas fabric, You know i love Christmas fabric.
Yesterday i gave Roxie her birthday present but didn't get a picture.
I made her this plus three micro-wave cosy's. And gave Eddie two for him to use in Texas. We had our reunion yesterday.
We had a great time.
Now to concrete on Christmas.
Have a good one
Have you ever woke up at 3 A m and though , i hate that quilt!
Well i did and i have racked my brain trying to come up with a way to join this quilt the way it will look old and I will be happy with it.
So Sat. I took some of the blocks and decided to GAUG them.
I put three of them together with backing and battening and now i need to get some more battening to finish some more off. I had though a pale yellow for sashing but i may use white, what ever i use it needs a very light color. Maybe even a soft blue.
But I will let you know what i come up with.