Monday, August 25, 2014

Designing Monday

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.


  1. Two great quilts to donate, Kris!
    Your SAL blocks look really good. Makes me want to make them, but I am resisting. : )
    What a house! Looks like they could film Jane Austen movies there!!

  2. I see a retreat center in our future! Congrats on your finishes.

  3. Thank you for donating these beautiful quilts! Love your blocks. And what a house!! If I was inside that house it would be because I was cleaning it! :D

  4. great quilt from thangles. love those blocks too.
    that house looks like the Biltmore house people can tour in Asheville, NC, okay that house is a little smaller. LOL