Greetings from Roller Coaster Weather South Texas. I am sure that we are not the only ones with crazy weather. Usually happens when Easter falls late in April, so we have a few more weather ups and downs until next month. Of course the “Lose an Hour” time is this Saturday and YUP, I am not a fan of it, but it is what it is! The sun is out today and it will warm up so I am ready to have a 30 minute break soaking up the sun.
I finished Raggity Ann and Andy quilt Saturday. I am now ready to quilt the 2 baby quilts. I would have finished them by now, but between extreme weather changes and giving in to eating pizza Friday night, I somehow lost 4 days to Migraines, Fibro, and Meniere’s which was my punishment from eating like a human. I also picked up my new hearing aids Monday and that and obviously kicked off the Meniere’s (hate those hearing test and new hearing aid adjustments! But today I am back to my normal highly opinionated self, but I will be nice and keep things to quilting! (Yea for me).
This is a reduced size and rather blurry, but it was difficult to get the entire quilt in as it measures 65″ x 90″. If you are interested in the background story of this quilt click here.
This picture shows the true colors.
Here are close up’s of the blocks.
I am going to quilt the 2 baby quilts that I have finished TODAY!
After I finish quilting the quilts and finish binding them (by hand), I am going to finish working on a quilt by Edytar Sitar that was 75% completed in 2014 before “things changed for 7 years”. The pattern is from Quiltmania Magazine Number 99, page 80 named Sentimental Scraps. My friend Jaydee finished hers on time (see below), but my 200each 9 patches sat in a box until a few days ago. In 2014 I purchased all the fabrics for the border strips and backing, and I used scraps from my stash for the 9 patches. Now to just sew the strips together and cut the border strips and put them all together and I will have a new top ready for quilting. Then I will have a quilt like everyone else! LOL. Normally I do not duplicate the fabrics on a pattern when making a quilt, but then sometimes it is fun to do it and it is the fabric that really makes this quilt.
This is a picture of Jaydee’s quilt. I am going to ATTEMPT to make mine larger to fit our California King bed. Now that I have a long arm quilter I will make it and she can quilt the monster – not me!
I am progressing nicely on my Cross Stitch pattern – LOVE! and very pleased with it so far. I still have a little way to go in dealing with the threads on the back, but that will come in time. I changed thread colors throughout the entire pattern. I believe that I will be using a darker variegated brown for the door and the Star looks like it will be a gold one!
Well, this is it for me from last weeks finishes and hopefully by next Tuesday I will have the 2 baby quilts finished and Sentimental Scraps ready for the quilter! Next on the list will be Stars Around the Garden! It has been hanging around a long time also and it will be the last of the UFOs!
Have a great week- enjoy stitching, and I am back to The Rifleman, Gunsmoke, and old Datelines for entertainment. This means ignoring the fact that 10 gallons of gasoline was $50.00! Hum. We are so happy that we had the tree cutting done before the gasoline got this high.
Hugs, and have a great stitching week!
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