Monday, August 25, 2014
I have managed to get some sewing done in the last couple of weeks. First of all I have finished two quilt tops that I started a long time ago. I won a little bag of Thangles patterns and fabric kits (20 blocks total) in a Chinese Auction at a guild meeting in 2012. I made the 20 blocks over the next couple of months and then decided to make 4 more using the scraps and added some background fabric from stash. I drew up a simple layout that fit the requirements from our guild for soldier quilts. Then I put it all away. Somewhere along the line I bought some gold fabric for sashing and later some patterned fabric for borders and backing.
I pulled it all out again a few weeks ago and bought some more backing fabric at the Primitive Gatherings warehouse sale and then got busy and sewed the tops together. It took a lot of figuring with my calculator to get everything to work out. Plus a few extra seams in the sashing. Anyway I now have two finished tops and soon two finished backings to go with. These will be turned in next month to the guild for soldier quilts. Nothing fancy, but still a nice gift, I hope.
I am doing the Companions & Friends Sew Along and got two blocks done this week. The last block was measured in 1/8's and 1/16's. Yikes. Measuring was not hard, but squaring up blocks with no 1/32" marks on the ruler was a bit frustrating. And besides who can see that well anyway?
I saw a house in the want ads last Sunday that was reduced to $1.9MM and has 26,000 sq. ft. I had to do a drive by to see this and took a photo to share. It is now in foreclosure and unfinished on the inside. If you decide to buy it, invite me over so I can see the inside. Okay?
Enjoy some great designs over at Judy's blog.