This week has been a slow week for me,as I put my back out. Thankful my chiropractor has made a big difference in my lower back from last weekend to this weekend! Can’t say I’m fond of hobbling around, it does make me thankful that this isn’t permanent.
So I haven’t accomplished much in the sewing room to write on. I did come across some pictures of quilts that I did some years back.
For this quilt, I made the pattern which I called climbing for the stars. My daughter Lynn is now the owner of it.
Next is a top I did for my mom,she had her church ladies hand quilt it for her.
Then a throw quilt for hubby’s mama, which I made a mistake on and didn’t notice it until I was handquilting it. Can you find it ?
A bear paw quilt that has been on my bed for awhile, and still love it.
This last one I made for my middle daughter LouAnn
I did manage to get 45 blocks put together for the red embroidered block quilt.
Have a good creative week, Deb
Ps.. the first picture is of my youngest grand baby. He’s are real sweetheart.
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.
Even children find them fascinating. This is my grandson enjoying the quilt I gave his Mama. She says he loves it. 🙂
I did get a few more done lately.
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.
and the third I have top finished but not tied.
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.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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.
here is a finished block.
here’s is how I do it . I pick out my block fabric.
Then I fold the light fabric in half with the right side of the fabric showing.
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.
sew the seam,and open.
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.
sew seam then open it up again..
then pull the block seams together.. opening up the light fabric,match the seams and pin.
sew the last seam,and open again..and thats it with a little pressing.
I did get a scrappy top done this week.This is fabric from the 70’s
more later and then I will show the tops finished.
Happy sewing,friends! Deb
The New York Beauty is done! it is now ready to move on to the Sewing circle.
I have boxes of scraps that needed to be used up.I pulled them out, piled them on the table,and Made a delightful mess!!
here are some blocks that were made…
One top will look like this..
the other like this…
Now back to sewing! Deb