A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Thursday, April 10, 2014
A small circle...
Working, working, working! The last five days in a row, 13 hours was the minimum day's hours this stretch...so I am glad to be home, where I can work, at last, on fun stuff! I truly love borders, they are tons of fun to piece, and also to applique. Above are some leftover flying geese, turned into a coffee table runner with an applique vine, and leftover flowers too. Oh how I love to use leftover bits to create something new! Now this is the funny thing...I do not have a coffee table. Dear husband wants things to be minimalist and not cluttered, so he really does not want a coffee table that I just might clutter up. Oh how well he knows me!! But maybe someday, he will change his mind, LOL! and I will have just the little runner to put on it!
The corner pieces were leftover flowers from this little quilt. The lime green looks pretty bright in this picture, but it is really not too bright in person. I am working on the quilting and binding...I always seem to show a work in progress!!
This is a string top I made last year, I think...
And the border lingered undone until now! I am making big 1/2 square triangle blocks and making a border of them. Lots of different hot pinks...so this quilt will definitely be going to a lady!
And this does not look like much, but I have been outline quilting all the blocks on my applique quilt. My friend Lois said to put in the bones of the quilt first, when I am quilting, to hold it all together, and then add the detailed quilting later. So Lois, I am doing just that. I think I need a small table or something to drape this across each day, because I want it out and looking at me, so I work on it every day...personification, right?? If it gets put away, I will tend not to work on it. I need it in my face, begging to be finished!
Hope you all are well and happy and maybe having some time to stitch!!
What I mean by the small circle in my title is the one I run in...like a mouse on a wheel. Home, work, grocery store, post office, quilt shop occasionally, then back home. I would like to get out of the cage...how about you?? A trip!! or something...