October 2009 - Posts
I finally finished the QFH. I spent the day sewing the binding on and it is in the wash. It feels so good to have this one done and I am quite pleased with the way it turned out. I'm sure glad I stuck with it, I thought seriously about giving up on it early on but I hung in there.
I will post a picture tomorrow when I get one taken..... On to new projects. I need to decided what I want to make next. I'm not ready as it did not take me nearly as long to finish the quilting on this one, I guess I'm figuring it out LOL
Here is the pieced back.
I used the left over jelly-roll strips for the binding. I actually used up most of the fabric on this one and did not buy any extra for the back and binding.
Yesterday , I loaded the QFH on the frame. I started quilting it this afternoon and it
is going much smoother than the first one.
I am learning to relax and quilt more open. I am pleased, so far, with the way it looks.
I'm kind of excited about this one as it is
turning out way nicer than I had imagined. It is still going in the car, to be
used for a picnic quilt or table cover, but I don't think I will be ashamed to
put it out for others to see.
I guess I
had better get busy piecing another one to go on the frame. It took me 3 weeks to quilt the last one,
this one may take me four days. I could
probably do it in a day but it makes it too much like work, so I just do a
couple of passes and then do something else for awhile.
SECRETS OF THE OLD QUILT
Today, I went to the attic,
and found a quilt that grandma made.
The binding was worn, the pieces tattered,
and the colors had begun to fade.
There were silks and wools and calicos,
in a pattern of the nine patch kind.
They were precision cut and precision sewn,
with an intricate quilting design.
She pieced the top and the quilting bee,
helped her quilt the days away.
And they talked about everybody,
Who didn't help quilt that day.
Only if that quilt could talk.
Oh, the words that would be conveyed,
of the gossip at the quilting bee,
in the quilt that grandma made.....
(Author: Dallas Reed)
Life is Good!
I've been working on my Fat 1/4 Breeze quilt and I'm getting close to
having the binding done. I plan to get the backing pieced for my QFH
tomorrow and then get it loaded on the frame.
that is not why life is good. I've been thinking lately how blessed I
am. God has blessed us with three wonderful children and they are all
healthy and productive citizens. We have 7 absolutely beautiful
grandchildren, We have a very nice house. And, we have been blessed
with a marriage of 37 years.
I have the time
(since I am no longer working) and enough resources to be able to quilt
and go when the kids need me. Yes indeed "Life is Good" and God as
blessed us greatly!!