Sunday, January 21, 2018

Pink hearts

Back when i cut out the blue hearts i also did a pink one. As the daughter it was for was in a single bed i made the quilt up to fit it. I was left then with 28 hearts which have sat unused since then. Yesterday they also were made up into a quilt. I tried using all 28 but the quilt would be long & thin.  I ended up using 25. 2 of the 3 i'll make into a cushion & the last i'll use as a lable.
Now to choose the next UFO.  I have plenty to choose from. 🤣🤣.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Friday Night Sew In January 2018

Goodness the sew in rolled around quick. I'm sure i've lost January somewhere.  Sadly i'm sure 2018 will race by in a blink of an eye also. I joined Wendy our very lovely hostess for some sewing yesterday.

 I started the dat with my hearts quilt. I reattached row 6 the right way up, pieced the remaining 9 rows, added them, the borders & finally after all these years it's a flimsy.
What a marathon effort. The rows a sewn diagonally which makes for awkward sewing especially with the weight of the quilt.

Later in the afternoon when i'd finished sewing & having a nice cold drink i spotted my cat in what looks to be an uncomfortable position but she obviously wasn't as she quite often lays like this.

Last night i finished stitching this little row of stars

then i added some coffins to my quilt. from the yellow up on the left side & some across the top.

Thankyou Wendy for hosting us once again. Pop over here to find links to see what projects everyone worked on.

Happy stitching,

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ruth's quilt stitchalong

After the marathon sewing with Icecream Soda it was time to get back to embroidery.  These are my next blocks in the stitchalong
I must have taken a dozen photo's & none show the stitchery very well. This was the best shot.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Icecream Soda

The last hand stitch was stitched yesterday & the papers along the edges removed. Today i added the borders & now Icecream Soda is done & officially declared a flimsy. It's been a long journey with this quilt. Digging through my scraps each month to make the blocks & hoping that once they are done they all look good together. I think i've done quite well.
Happy Stitching,

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Where i'm at

Wednesday i made the 9 patches & started sewing the rows. All was going well until i got to row 6. I decided to lay it out on my bed to check width against a queen bed. Looking closely i was wondering what was wrong. There may have been a few swear words when i realised row 6 was upside done. Some reverse sewing was in order & then i called it quits as it was quite hot.
I haven't been able to get back to it the last 2 days & as the temps are really soaring to the high 30's today i doubt i'll be doing much of anything today.

Last night saw me finish adding row 3 to Icecream Soda & starting to add row 4.
All the rows are pieced together it's just a matter of adding them to each other now. Just 5 left to go, then borders. Hopefully it will be a flimsy next week. :).

Happy Stitching,