A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Remembering Memorial Day
OK, go and snap a picture of what quilt is on your bed, quick!! This quilt is on our bed...I finished the binding on my machine, for the very first time. I have always thought that I would be cheating to do that, but 4-6 hours of hand stitching versus 15 minutes on the machine...the machine won this time! And the quilt is getting to be used, and that is wonderful! I really have enjoyed looking at these bulls eye blocks, made maybe 12-15 years ago...from what ever fabric I had, which wasn't much. Fun!
I pulled this old top out of the closet...It really needs to be finished. A long time ago, Keepsake Quilting was selling a pattern for flowered blocks. I decided I could make a pattern like that too! Well, it wasn't the greatest success, but at least it is one piece, and needs quilting. I do like some of the blocks!!
Hee! See those spider webbish looking strings? Typical of me!! This is what I am doing with the little half square triangles I am making...black borders, and then a sashing of some kind. I like the colors of the scraps!
OK, if you have stuck with the reading of the blog this long, maybe you would like a little pink quilt. Made of leftover triangle pieces, this little quilt is hand quilted and single fold bound by hand. If you would like it, please just leave a comment, and I will draw for it at the end of the week.
Hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day, here in the states...and hope you all take a moment to remember our fallen heroes who gave their all so that you and I could enjoy Liberty.