Monthly Archives: February 2015

Feb.14, scrappy tied quilts

I have a fondness for a tied or knotted quilt.They aren’t as fancy,or bragged about as a quilted quilt.  They have a special place that says welcome home ,snuggled up and just be yourself.

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Even children find them fascinating. This is my grandson enjoying the quilt I gave his Mama. She says he loves it. 🙂

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I did get a few more done lately.

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second one..

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I had a knit fabric that I had gotten from a sewing factory.They were remnants that came in strips of 20 inches. They gave me trash bags full. It is a tough fabric that withhold a lot of wear.I used it on the back of these quilts.

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and the third I have top finished but not tied.

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I use yarn or crocheting thread. if the fabric is stretchy or tightly woven a thinner thread pulls through better.

I did have a little time to work on the Fire Island Hosta quilt top. I have the swags pieced and one block put together on it.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Deb

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Feb. 1st, no sewing today….

Today was a lovely windy day with temperatures up to 68 degrees. So after I got the kitchen cleaned up from dinner, I went for a walk.

I have three outside dogs who love to take a walk with me. My favorite one is Molly ,who just came to us one morning. She was starving and so weak that I had to help lift her head to drink the warm milk that I took out to her.We tried to find her first owners but no know ever came to claim her.

Meet Molly…

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I walked out around the flower bed it is so sad looking… it also needs me to get out there and start to pull up dead stuff, then mulch. Here is a picture of it last Spring, and the now view.

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It will be good to see it come to life again. Winter gives me a new appreciation for Spring.

Even the little bluebird house looks lonely.image

The clouds were beautiful though and I enjoyed watching them for a bit.

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Then I noticed that there was a lone dandelion in the yard ,bent down to take a picture but this little dog decided to step in first.

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Meet Wiggles,and trust me that name fits her to a T! And here is the poor dandelion after she sat on it.

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I did see the first daffodil blooming in the flower bed along the house.

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and the Camellias’ are stilling blooming so lovely.

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Now Im enjoying a cup of coffee. Have a lovely week!! Deb

Jan. 31st, bowtie blocks and other projects

I enjoy making the bowtie blocks with light weight fabric for the center.I sometimes get fabric in with a pile of material that is to light to use for quilts. I like it in these blocks for it adds to the block without a lot of bulk.

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here is a finished block.

here’s is how I do it . I pick out my block fabric.

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Then I fold the light fabric in half with the right side of the fabric showing.

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then I sandwich it in between two of the pieces..with the open side of the folded piece with the top of the sandwich pieces.

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sew the seam,and open.

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lay down the other two blocks. here you see the green on top so you will lay the green down first with the right side of fabric up.

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sew seam then open it up again..

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then pull the block seams together.. opening up the light fabric,match the seams and pin.

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sew the last seam,and open again..and thats it with a little pressing.

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I did get a scrappy top done this week.This is fabric from the 70’s

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more later and then I will show the tops finished.

Happy sewing,friends! Deb