Friday, February 24, 2017
I usually don't let the guilt of UFOs get to me. I tell myself this is my hobby, not my job, and I can go with the flow, piecing whatever takes my fancy. But once in a while, common sense has to break through.
Maybe if I just get started, I could make a dent in this backlog.
So what about the baby quilts, and the small quilts? I can easily quilt those myself on my Pfaff.
How many could there be?
There were TEN of them. Seriously. They're not even pictured above. Almost all of them are donation quilts.
So first I finished this one:
One down, 9 to go.
You might need your sunglasses for the next one.
HERE as a pdf.
So that leaves 8 more small quilts to finish.
These 4 will be the next to be quilted.
And then what?
I'm fired up now, and ready to get stuff quilted. I don't know how long this mood will last, so I'd better get back to the machine. I've got bobbins to wind and stitching to do.
And when I finish these, there are the (gulp!) big quilts!
Sylvia at Treadlestitches
I'm linking up with Myra at Busy Hands Quilts and Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts this week.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Some of the scraps in this quilt were given away at our January quilt guild meeting. I got the cute Halloween print there, with all the kids in costumes on a purple background. I also got one of the green bug prints there.
It was a wonderful day today. All four of my grandchildren were here, with most of their parents. The weather was beautiful, and we were outside quite a while. My granddaughter fell in the mud and got her pants dirty, so my daughter made her a skirt from fabric in my stash. I wish I had taken a picture, but here is a recent one of the adorable Miss E.
Wishing you good luck and simple joys.
Crazy Mom Quilts (at the very last minute!) and Myra at Busy Hands Quilts this week. I can't wait to check out what everybody else is doing.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Here's some fun I've been having this week, in spite of a rotten cold.
So I made 7 more of these blocks too.
Meanwhile, my basket of leader and ender blocks is getting a little bit fuller every day. I have around 120 blocks now, and I need at least 300. So that's a good long term project.
For now, I'm going to get a cup of tea and check out all the wonderful blocks and quilts everyone else has made.
I hope your projects are going well this week, with scraps and inspiration, and sunshine pouring in.
Busy Hands Quilts.
Friday, February 3, 2017
Here's what's happening in my world.
Treadlestitches is not a political blog, it's a quilt blog. But it's written by me, and I do have political opinions, which I express from time to time in quilts. I'm about to do so now. If this is not your cup of tea, that's okay. Everyone has a right to his/her own opinion, and a right to read whatever they like. I don't want to insult anyone or hurt anyone's feelings.
Okay, here we go.
Here's a small top I just finished:
The top and bottom rows are my interpretation of the pink hats many people wore, which I shall call "kitty" hats, which stand for women's right to equality.
I don't think I can adequately describe the feelings of joy and togetherness I experienced at the march. It is just so good to know you're not alone.
This was a celebration of our values: equality, inclusion, and kindness to each other. I was proud to stand up for these values, and I am sure I will be doing so again soon.
Have a wonderful week! I'm linking up with Myra at Busy Hands Quilts
and Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.