Saturday, March 2, 2013

Happy 1st Saturday in March

MARCH – already!  It’s said that the older we get, the faster time flies.  I will NOT accept that it’s an age thing.  I think it’s that today people are simply more involved and busier and therefore our time is simply absorbed by activity!  That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!

I don’t believe I’ve shown these pictures so here goes -

IMG_0017IMG_0018aThis was a ‘create as you go’ quilt.  It started with the square-in-a-square so I trimmed the embroidered blocks on point.  Then after adding the triangles to the SnS’s realized this quilt was going to have to be set on point.  That meant additional blocks and corners.  You can see where I outlined the actual block pattern in red.

IMG_0015aIMG_0016These embroidered blocks and additional fabric to construct the quilt was sent by Kathy W. from QFC.  I really had to use the old brain to get the triangles where the fabric was all going the right direction!  But it worked and I’m happy with the way it turned out.

I have managed to get all the quilts for QFC quilted but have yet to bind them and it will be Monday before I can get to that.  The binding strips are cut and setting by the machine.  Just need to find  decide on  the time to get in and get it done!

I told you here about my grandson’s ‘baby’.  Here are the before & after :

IMG_0072IMG_0073Not perfect, but it’s together and relatively ‘whole’ again.  His mom said he has doing okay without it and she was going to suggest to him that he might want to put it away.  I told her maybe he could put it aside and use it for a ‘comfort blanket’ when he wasn’t feeling well or he was sad about something and that if he wanted I would make him a ‘big boy’ afghan in his choice of colors… we’ll see.

S.W. Arizona is enjoying bright sunshine and warm days and I am so happy about that.  I feel for those who have months of cold temps and dreary days – I’ve been there and done that….. So I will spend some time outside over the weekend.  I have activities with the g-kids and I may even go to the nursery and get some plants and dig in the dirt.

Have a great weekend,

Katie

2 comments:

Deb Lindley said...

Oh - digging in the dirt sounds FUN! But until our snow flurries pass, probably won't be happenin' any time soon ;-)

Great job on the Grandson's baby and I LOVE how you turned a SnS blocks into a neat quilt!

Hope you have fun digging since today is the big day for prom dress fabric/notions shopping trip - I'll be anxious to hear/see how this goes...

Happy Shopping,
~Deb

Sewing Junkie said...

Wish we had warm weather it was 1*F when I got up this morning. COLD!! I have had to fix quilts that were loved a few times to many and it makes you feel like you know it was a favorite piece. Have Fun. Chris