Welcome to Treadlestitches!
Does this ever happen to you? I've got a quilt that needs to be quilted, but keeps getting set aside so I can finish other quilts. So finally I get very stern with myself and say, "That's enough!" (I MIGHT not say this out loud if there's anybody else at home.) "This quilt HAS to be finished, and I can't quilt anything else until it is!" So the quilt becomes a roadblock.
My current roadblock is my 1930s house quilt, a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project from last year. As you can see, making it a roadblock is working towards getting it done. I put the top border on last night, and will work on quilting the borders this weekend. Eventually I will finish writing up the tutorial on my quilt-as-you-go method, using this quilt as the main example.
More light/bright blue blocks for the RSC! The reason I am always so far behind in finishing quilts is probably because I piece quilt blocks just about every day. My treadle is facing a window that overlooks our driveway. In the mornings, once I've got things ready for the day, I can sew while waiting for the baby to be dropped off. When my daughter's car pulls up, I shut off the iron and the lights, and go downstairs. No need to shut off the treadle, although I kept trying when I first got one!
The log cabin blocks share a lot of the same fabrics, as I'm running out of 2 in. strips. I don't think it will matter, since they may not be in the same quilt. I'm planning to make several baby quilts from the RSC blocks this year.
These crumb hearts always make me feel so frugal! All the tiny chunks and pieces are recycled into something useful. Some old triangles made their way into this batch.HERE for the excellent tutorial by Kristina of Center Street Quilts. It's easy to cut and sew, and makes a cute rectangular block, 6 in. x 12 in. finished.
Speaking of cute, you know what's coming now--photos of my grandkids!
Little Buddy drew this adorable bunny on our kitchen chalk board. I do not have the heart to erase it. Not sure why one eye has some kind of a problem.
Baby Buddy has just discovered Duplos. I have just discovered making quilt patterns with them. We're both having fun.
Usually things go well around here when I'm babysitting. But once in a while, when the dog is barking madly, the cat is throwing up, the preschooler is having a fit about nothing and the baby is trying to crawl away while I'm changing his messy diaper, I think back to that old TV commercial and want Calgon to take me away. (I think Calgon was bubble bath???) When it all gets sorted out, and I end up with both little ones, clean and calm, close to me reading a book, I know there is no place I'd rather be, and no job I'd rather have.
One more flower picture. The barrel cactus in my little window garden is responding to the spring sunlight with these pretty pink blooms. This hardly ever happens, so I made sure to take a photo.
I hope all is well in your world this week.
Cheers for reading,
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