I been having "blogging blues" but I HAVE been sewing! My long arm is running smoothly--thanks Kevin--and she and I are friends again. All I can say is DO NOT sew over a industrial strength T-pin! Pure operator error. I've quilted two tops and its so much fun.
|Scrappy Bargello (Bonnie Hunter pattern)|
|American Pie (Miss Rosie pattern)|
I pieced the Scrappy Bargello and Henrietta the American Pie. They're ready for binding.
Last year Henrietta and I started a 4 patch Posey quilt. If you've ever made one--you know your fabric choice is critical. (the border is the fabric we used) Variation in colors. Large and small patterns. A consistent background color. Whew! I picked the fabric and it was so NOT ME!! Large pink flowers. Rather tropical looking. (I can hear Henrietta laughing--she always tells me she is a "delicate tropical blossom") She worked hard on hers and it is now a top. A very beautiful top!
|Henrietta 4 Patch Posey|
I've been working on a set of blue Jacob's ladder blocks. (no pictures--I forgot my camera at the camper). I received a bunch in a block lotto (I think--it was a LONG time ago!) I didn't have enough to make a quilt--so I've been piecing more. I need 64 to set it 8x8, I have 50+ done. And I've been working on my Swoon blocks. Bad mental block when I started these. I think mostly I was very tired (Henrietta and I keep VERY BUSY while she's here) and I made many mistakes. #1 mistake--read the pattern and lay your FQ the same way as the picture--it works much better that way! Maybe my problems were compounded by this--
I spent at least 1/2 hour (this time!) looking for my glasses only to find them hanging on my shirt. I have several pairs simply because I lose them so much! And I can't see close up without them. Its best if I prop them on top my head!
Henrietta and I spent some time doing this----
Mimosa's on the deck! Ahhh! And we drank them from Goodwill treasure glasses. Henrietta--its not the same drinking them without you!! (But I'll keep trying!)
I hope you're having nice weather wherever you are. Later this week I volunteer so I'm heading back to the camper.