Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sometimes

Sometimes, you just want to lay around in the sunshine and be glad it's stopped raining.
We've had a lot of rain here. None in our house, thank God, but plenty of people have had that awful experience. Our patio got a bit of water, but that's no biggie. It's gone now.

I pulled a bunch of 2 1/2" strips Tuesday night and started sewing them into units of four and then sub-cut them into squares.

Before long they turned into this. Mr. Muddling asked me to make a quilt for a little girl on the way to a niece of his coworker and this is it. I got it all sewn together and quilted. Then I took it into the cutting room (aka, the dining room) and trimmed it, never bothering to look at the back until I took it back to the sewing room to sew the binding on it. 


Big mistake. Now there is lots of ripping to be done and re-quilting before it will be ready for that binding.


I am working on that, but in the meantime I thought I would start putting these houses onto blocks. I've used the Go! cutter to cut these and ironed them on to 10 inch squares with Heat n Bond Lite. Of course, I still have to sew all around them. I may have bitten off a little more than I want this time, but we'll see.

I had a very sweet email from the Volunteer Team Leader at our local airport USO this week. They only have two of our quilts left and she wondered if we could make more for them. Of course we can. 

I had this one done except for the binding, and now that is done. I have more ideas and will try to get more made in a hurry. It helps that I have some components done and ready to put into new quilts.

A closer look at some of the fun in this one. I like to think of a soldier getting a smile from some of these. It makes me happy!

It is a beautiful day here after all that rain. Mr. Muddling has been out mowing the lawn and making everything look wonderful again. He's a blessing to me!

I hope you are having a weekend that makes you happy. There are always things for which to be thankful, aren't there?

Hugs and kisses,

9 comments:

  1. I had loops like that one time after I had put in a new bobbin. The machine sounded funny and now I know I need to check every time after I change bobbins. It's a learning adventure for sure.

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  2. Oops on the backing. How wonderful that the USO wants more of your quilts ... and yes, I think that one will bring a smile to a soldier. I'm glad you haven't had much of a problem with all that rain. On the news last night, I saw footage of some cattle who were desperately trying to keep their heads above water. So sad.

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  3. I have seen pictures of terrible flooding in Texas. Sooooo much rain! So sad. I worried about my Texas blogging friend.
    Your quilts are beautiful. Those military kids love them, I'm sure.
    I have had those loops happen to the back of my quilts in the past. Now I try to look at the stitches on the back of my quilts during the quilting process every now and then. Ripping out stitches is not on my list of fun things to do. LOL.

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  4. Your quilts are beautiful and I know the kids of soldiers love them. I hope all is well with you. I've seen on the national news about the floods in Texas. I pray for my blogger friends in Texas to stay safe.

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  5. We have been seeing reports of the flooding on the news here. So sorry for all who have had problems But I am pleased you are okay.
    The quilt for the little girl is lovely and it is such a shame that the stitching played up.
    The houses look great. yes, they will be a lot of work but they will look wonderful.
    I think it is a really big compliment that the USO have asked you for more quilts!!!

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  6. Oh no! I hate it when the tension surprises me in a bad way! My hubby doesn't do the yardwork, but he does unpick bad machine quilting, so that counts LOL. And YAY for your USO quilts -- they're well-loved!!!

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  7. Hello, so glad you are safe from the flooding that is going on right now. How lovely are the quilts and how great that you can make more for the USO and how wonderful that they like them so much that they have asked for more. Stay safe and prayers for sunny days for you

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  8. Hello, so glad you are safe from the flooding that is going on right now. How lovely are the quilts and how great that you can make more for the USO and how wonderful that they like them so much that they have asked for more. Stay safe and prayers for sunny days for you

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  9. Beautiful quilts and i know they'll love them so much. I've been wondering about you and hoping the rain hasn't been to bad there. for ya'll. You've been in my prayers Daily dear friend. Blessings and Love. xo

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