A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Monday, February 8, 2016
Yahoo! I have all the blocks put together for my Railroad Through the Rockies quilt top!! I am working on a pieced border, that I just love. All plaids and plaid scraps in this one!! (and muslin, also left over)
Some of the blocks have pieced strings in them, bits and pieces of what I have. Sorry, I don't cut threads until the last thing (my mother would frown at me for that!)
Another view...can't wait until the border is finished!!
And my Clara Barton Red Cross quilt is morphing into a Civil War/Red Cross quilt. I had very few grays, so I had to buy a few, and scrounge through everything I had to make do and have enough. .
Here is where I am so far!!! I am loving the scrappiness, and the old time look of this quilt. A far cry from my bright quilts of late! I plan a Baptist fans big stitch hand quilting on this one.
All those plaids? Had tiny slivers cut off...so I made a pressed-sliver-and-quilted-across heart. Can't throw anything away...and hey, it is February! So a new heart is in order!!!
Hey, are you interested in baskets? A few of us have been making baskets over the years, and yearn to finish our quilts! If you are, maybe we can have a new thing for this year... BASKET BUDDIES!!! I will give you a simple pattern and we can have fun with this in the coming year!! If you are interested, let me know...if there is enough interest...off we go!!!