Friday, March 30, 2012

A Long Dry Spell

I checked back in the blog to see when I last used my quilting machine.....before Dec. 15th. After that I was getting ready for Christmas and then doing a lot of cutting for three different quilts as well as some string piecing. February was pretty much a lost month for me, but today the Premier got a little exercise. (Too bad I can't say the same for myself.)

Will be donated.

Tomorrow after work I'll either load the next one or put the binding on this one.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


It's not much, but it IS progress. Just needs to have the borders sewed on...that makes two at that stage now.  Next up....making backs & binding. Hoping to get them quilted and bound during the next two weeks.

It's about time for some finishes for 2012.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Over and Done With!!

No need to worry about the end of the world any more....if you ever did.

So, no end of the world and yesterday's major solar storm didn't fry us either. What will the next crazy story be? 

Friday, March 2, 2012

And She's Back... sewing, that is.  I'll admit I was going a little stir crazy just existing and trying not to move to much. I love reading, but you can only read so much.

Anyway, I saw this block on a Missouri Star Quilt Co. video on youTube and decided to work one up using strip sets with 5 - 2 1/2"  strips to see what size block I ended up with.

It made a 13.75" block unfinished, so setting it 4 x 5 with 5" borders all around will make a nice sized QOV quilt.

It's an easy block to make, but I don't think it would make a good group block since it depends on a very consistent seam allowance and you're dealing with a lot of bias edges. It definitely needs borders to hold all that bias in place for quilting. 

I'm going to make up a QOV quilt in R/W/B, but I think it would be pretty in multi-color scraps, or bright print/solids or baby prints/solids. A very versatile pattern.

Happy B-Day, Dr. Seuss

Kinda sad that that's all I have to post. Hopefully by next week I'll be all healed up and nothing will rub and hurt when I move.  Then I can sew again. I suspect the pain in my back where the virus first activated will be with me for a while. That's what pain pills are for I guess.

About those pain pills.....I found that Excedrin is the only thing that really works & when I blew through what I had on hand I found out there had been a recall and there aren't any on the store shelves. The stores where I've looked have even removed the generic versions. I finally ordered some of the Equate (Walmart brand) online. Hope they come today.