Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Two More Finishes

Mr. Muddling and I took SIX!!! quilts to the USO Lounge last week. This is the last of that bunch.
My friend Sandy pieced the top. I added the borders and quilted it.
The backing and the binding are this same brown print.
And here it is - all cuddly and crinkly! I think someone will surely enjoy cuddling under this one.
I made this one for our granddaughter. I've sent pictures to her and she is in a hurry to get here to get it!
It was a fun and easy quilt to make and I had a lot of fun doing it. The backing is this same gray print from the front and it is bound with Moda Bella Black. (Thank you Thimbleanna!) I have plans to use a lot more of that black, which is a good thing since I bought a bolt!
It looks pretty comfortable out on the swing on the patio!
The pattern is in this book. Pretty sure there will be more made from this book!
In a burst of organization a couple of weeks ago I cut lots of leftover fabrics into 2 inch strips with my Accuquilt Studio 2, a Christmas gift from the wonderful Mr. Muddling. I do love that man!
I think I may make a table topper with some of the blues.
We had to send off some parts of my longarm for a visit to Utah this morning. It seems that there is no one in the Houston area who services the Tin Lizzie machines. Fortunately the former owners of the quilt shop where we bought it gave us the contact information for a man who can and will work with us.  I  hope I don't go into withdrawal while it's away from home. Meanwhile, I can still make quilt tops and have more ready when it gets back!
How's your week going? With all its challenges and opportunities life is still good. I am thankful for mine! And thankful I was able to finish that quilt for our granddaughter before Lizzie quit on me!
Hugs and kisses,

Friday, July 19, 2019

Three Finishes

Believe it or not, I finally sewed the binding on this quilt and it is now on our bed! Even with the errors I made it is still one of my favorites.
The name of this quilt is Sew Many Strips by Tara Baisden for an American Patchwork and Quilting quiltalong. It was therapy for me as I got ready for and then recovered from knee replacement surgery.
All these 1 1/2 inch strips just make it such a happy quilt.
Happy little tumbler quilt ready for the USO Lounge! I still have lots of tumblers that were cut with my Go! Cutter. They are stashed in an ice cream bucket. (Yes, it IS my duty eat lots of ice cream. I need the storage!) I love having projects that are easy to pick up and finish right away sometimes.
Technically there is lots of red, white and blue in this quilt. It qualifies as a patriotic quilt in my opinion.
This  little rail fence quilt will also be going to the USO Lounge. The blue and white blocks were left over from another quilt and the other strips were already cut to length and ready to sew into blocks. Went together fast! It will be a good children's quilt for them.
Although it does look pretty happy on our porch swing!
Many other things have kept me busy around here.
 I have looked and looked at these cats made from cutter quilts I don't have any cutter quilts and rather than buy one, I just bought the cat! It came from an etsy shop, "farmdownthelane".
I finally got around to taking cuttings from my African violets and repotting some, too.
It is terribly hot here, of course - it IS summertime in Houston! It's a very good time to stay inside and sew. And read. Life is good!
Hope all is well in your world and that life is good for you, too!
Hugs and kisses,