Thursday, September 24, 2020

sharing a little progress

I trimmed the blocks for the lower right quadrant and pieced them together.  I can't attach them to the lower left quadrant (see previous post) yet.  I need to make Block # 12 before I can fit them together.


I just finished Block #10.  And now it's time for company to come so I need to put things away and clean.  I have to admit, cleaning isn't my favorite thing but, I sure do like the way everything looks when I've made an effort.

The next block (#11) will need some revamping I think.  It looks too crowded with a church and a tall narrow house on the same block.  I need to remember to simplify not complicate.

Sure looking forward to some cooler temperatures.  I think it's been 80 degrees or more since April.  Well. . . if feels like it.  It is 90 degrees today.  My husband loves it, he's out on the golf course three times a week.  (He's out there now - sigh)


Saturday, September 19, 2020

It's only been 16 years

 While I was whining about not finding a toile fabric I was looking for and not feeling like doing anything with a needle. . . I happened upon this project that I started in 2004.  I joined four BOMs that year.  I also had both daughters get married with two wedding dresses, four bridesmaid dresses, my dress and tablecloths to make. I finished up three of the BOMs but this one got put into the netherworld of my basement.

I finished up the lower left block (Block #8) in the last few weeks and decided since the barn block looked so easy I would continue.  

I was then in a groove.  I did the embroidery and cut to size the previous six blocks for a total of nine finished.

I prepped the 10th block and am about 1/2 way done with it.

I honestly never thought I'd get back to this project.  I wasn't interested in it any more and there was too much left to do.  I figured it would be one of those projects my kids would find when I am gone and they wouldn't have a clue what to do with it.

Well, that has changed.  Now, I'm focused on getting it done.  I might even quilt it right away.

And I still can't find any toile.


Wheel Quilt completed

I completed my Wheels quilt.  It's hard to see because it is hanging in my hall and the lighting is very poor.  But, it looks terrific. ...