Friday, May 22, 2015


Apparently I've really really missed quilting.  I can't seem to get enough of it, even though I've been too busy to do anything "important."  My "future show quilts" are still sitting untouched, in their various bins.

I basted five quilts on Tuesday/Wednesday.  One is already quilted and I'm working on the binding.
 The one on the top of the pile is the one that is almost done.  (Aqua/grey zig zag)  I might have a picture for you in the near future, before it is shipped off to the baby that was born back in April.
In trying to clear off my sewing table, I found a baggie filled with English paper-pieced diamonds.  I bought it for $2 at a thrift store a year ago.  When I'd thought I would get to work on it, I realized that there weren't points on the diamonds.  I suppose that's why they went to the thrift store. 

Yesterday, I unbasted them all, and decided to wash the hand-dyes, just to make sure they wouldn't bleed.  wow.  That was a GOOD decision!

The diamonds are now dried and pressed and ready to once again baste onto the paper pieces.

Today I thought I would quilt another quilt, but the cat decided to sleep on my chair.  And if he's asleep, he won't get into trouble.  So, instead of quilting, I washed more fabric.  And more fabric.  And more fabric.  Apparently last year's fabric diet is OVER, and my stash is rapidly expanding.

And then there was the empty design wall.  It started saying, "Fill me!  Fill me!"  So I did.
 Most of the 2.5" squares came out of a box of pre-cut pieces.  I ended up cutting the browns in the bottom righthand corner, because pale grey was too washed out.
 These are all the 2.5" squares I have left.  I used more than half of them.  yay!
I did finish one thing.  I gave a postcard to a friend yesterday, when they honored her for her years of quilting.
In entry news, I got two "thank you but no thank yous" from for their "In Full Bloom" special exhibit.  oh well, that's okay.  I did get my entry off for the "World of Beauty" show.  Those notifications are due in July, so I'll just not think about it until then.

And I guess that's it.  All I want to do is quilt, so I'm off to finish that binding.  Happy day!


Barbara Sindlinger said...

When you set your mind to something, you do it. Can't believe how much that fabric bled. Were they older fabrics?

Sara Kelly said...

I think you are a master at making terrific quilts from so many scraps. Love the two you showed here.