Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sewing & Embroidery This Week

I have several babies that I sewed for this week. Names remain anonymous!

I made a blanket just like these for my nephew's new baby earlier this year (only the baby was born last year! I am really TERRIBLE with deadlines. Seriously!) So I decided to make a few more for the other new members of families that I know. 

My husband was off this week prior - to try & get our shed closer to done. We worked a 12 hour day yesterday. Putting the last bit of vinyl on the ceiling of the lean-to's, and the metal on the facia's. We covered up every bit of wood on the exterior of the shed. I was up & down ladders all day. And today I pretty much think I could reach out and grab a branch on any tree with my feet...that's how cramped they feel from the ladders! (this is a term my husband used & it's SO true!) But it's done. The only thing left to do on the EXTERIOR is gates on the lean-to's, and lighting. Everything else is interior. Heavy sigh...glad to get it done & as far as sheds go? it's beautiful. We did it ourselves and we paid for it all in cash. Yay!

Anyway - here are photos of the 2 blankets I did. Chinelle on one side, flannel on the other. Satin blanket binding . And monogrammed of course!

I did some burp cloths too for "timothy" - I didn't get pictures yet.

Oh, AND - the A/C quit this evening in the house. Both units. I don't think there's a horse in a mile that's sweating like I am tonight. Thank good ness for ceiling fans.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Started in 2010! American Beauty Quilts - Three To Be Truthfull!!

These are what have been keeping me busy lately!

there are 3 of them. all 3 have the exact same blocks (12 different for each) 2 will have the white background as you see here, 1 will have a black background.

The blocks are constructed with the Marti Michell templates. Very dinky. Very time consuming

And very aggravating...

But? They're nearly done & when they are I can go back to my beloved Everlasting Wreath!


Monday, May 5, 2014

It's been A WHILE since I have posted anything. I have been incredibly busy. I finished this quilt this time last year, but didn't get it quilted until just before Christmas. The pattern was a free one from my friend Joan. I swapped some spools with her too! I think HER quilt was made with many swapped spool blocks. I am terrible rotten at deadlines , so I didn't swap with anyone.  It came out beautifully! I am a glutton for punishment though, as I already have enough blocks sewn into rows to make a 2nd quilt. I just have not found the perfect border fabric for it.

Thanks Joan! For sharing your pattern with me!