|Hillary Clinton's campaign logo|
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Saturday, December 26, 2015
|Really blurry shot! Sorry! I must've sneezed or something. LOL|
When I think of all the hours I put into this, not to mention the cost of the fabric, batting, and quilting it adds up to $550 (using minimum wage, no benefits) and I'm probably underestimating. So it is worth trying to salvage. Most of the quilt is in good shape; most of the damage is in the middle. For reference, it is a queen size quilt.
So far I have replaced eight or nine of the 3-1/2" background squares and I have removed four entire blocks. To do this, I have had to pick out all the quilting stitches one at a time, then pull out the seam stitching to remove the patches or blocks. I was SO lucky to find a yard and a half of the background fabric in my stash (LESSON: always buy more than you need, because you will never find it again); I could not find anything remotely similar in the fabric stores. I had to make four new blocks and they are fitting in just right. As you can see, the stars are made with navy/dark blue fabrics and I still had some of these left in my stash.
It's likely I will complete the job before the snow flies, but now my dilemma is this: should I give it back, in light of the abuse it has suffered?
Sunday, September 27, 2015
|Thirty Years Old and finally a quilt!!|
Happy Fall All! xoxo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
|Delectable Mountains pattern, in case you wondered.|
And you know what? I don't even like it that much. The mellow gold fabric is so boring and there is SO MUCH of it! But the triangles are made with wonderful fabric treasures from the 50's, 60's, 70's and a few 80's so it's a treat if you can get past that bland gold. I think this has a rather 19th century look about it. What do you think?
Saturday, August 1, 2015
|3-1/2 x 6-1/2" Flying Geese blocks + 6-1/2" mini blocks|
Have a happy summer day while it lasts! xoxo
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
This is a great size for a baby quilt, table topper, or wall hanging. I'm thinking about putting it in the etsy shop.
For the record, today is the hottest day of the year here with 97% humidity. Not exactly quilt weather.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
|Scrappy Log Cabin|
|Close-up for fabrophiles.|
Next step is to decide what color to make the border. I thought about using a strip of blue, then brown, then green and finally red, but perhaps that's too much. So, if you have an opinion about it, please leave a comment.
And, stay warm! xoxo