Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Here is block 2 almost finished pieced.  Note the shadows.  I do a lot of work late.  I need to set up a way to take better pictures!
During a rainy afternoon I worked on the free motion quilting.

I don't know if you can see this so well, but this is after I rinsed out my quilt markings.  Two blocks down!
I did get by my local quilt shop and bought batting and thread and I will be pin basting my row by row quilt to stitch it.
I also made a skirt into a pair of pants for my sister and repaired my Dad's pants.  I have some sewing to do for one of my niece's.  I don't really like clothes sewing or repair and have stopped doing that for anyone except some of my family.  Well, I may be ok with sewing clothes for myself when I have time to put into it, but I do not like repairing clothes for sure!
Thought for the week:
"A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars."
Sew Long for Now!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

After our second big snow storm of the season (we had over 12 inches here) it immediately went into an ice and sleet event.  It's beautiful to look at...from inside!

I was able to finally finish borders, backing, binding and all the quilt from fabric my husband gave me for Christmas.

I don't remember sharing the finished January block from the Leah Day block of the month I am doing.  I am working on February's block now.  I have the pieces all cut out and am beginning to sew them together.
I hope to get by my favorite quilt shop this week and get some batting because my goal is to machine quilt a top I have had pieced for several years next.
Thought for this week:
The best kind of sleep beneath Heaven above is under a quilt,
handmade with love!
Sew Long for Now!

Monday, February 08, 2016

Oh my how time flies.  It has been busy here over the last month!  Daddy came to stay while he got cataracts removed from both eyes.  I drove him to the hospital for his first surgery on Jan. 22, as the snow began to fall.
By the afternoon it was looking like a winter wonderland, but we made it safe home. 
The next morning we could barely find my car! 
Then the next Wednesday we went back and got his second eye done.  Now he can see so much better and he is tickled with results.  At 85 they were surprised this was the first cataracts he had had removed. 
I did add this backing to the quilt I made from the pattern and material my husband gave me for Christmas.  I finished free motion quilting it. 
Then I added the binding and now I am doing the hand sewing.  The binding is made from the same material as the backing, but looks a different color because I took the picture at a different time of day.  Lighting makes so much difference in how we see the colors. 
I am also painting my livingroom and hallway.  The trim is a bear and there is lots of it.  I hope to finish by the end of February.  I was working on it on my days off, but since there is so much trim I am working on it for an hour or so everyday.
I am hoping to machine quilt a top I finished several years ago by the end of February also.  Unfortunately, I am not getting things completed as fast as I would like.  
My sewing thought for this week:
Happiness is a Full Bobbin!
Sew Long for Now!