It has been 5 weeks since I broke my toe, so I was finally up to basting my upcoming MBS quilt. I can't show much, but I will show you the border quilting :) This is my first attempt at FMQ feathers, whew! Lots more to go, but I am liking how it is coming out!
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
I haven't been up to basting the vintage quilt that I repaired since my shingles and now my broken toe (I have to go to my moms and baste it in her floor as I don't have a large enough space). But, I did finish a quilt.... the top was one in boxes of things my brother-in-law gave me that was his mother's. The plaid flannel backing (and binding) was in another batch of boxes he gave me. So, I put them together and finished the quilt with fluffy poly batting, stitch-in-the-ditch quilting along the horizontal seams, and then tied (with yarn from the gifted boxes) at the intersections of the blocks. Definitely has a 70s vibe to it :) It finished at 90" x 75". Good for a queen or full size bed.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Well, sewing this week will involve a lot of feet up. I broke a toe on the 4th. I tried to resume as usual and it isn't working out. I have a velcro hard-boot I use for walking, but it just seems so confining. It wasn't getting better, so I went and got xrays. It is a spiral fracture, but is aligned great the doctor said (it was quite crooked before I taped it).
Anyhow, I am working on some hand-sewing. Back to working on my hexagon flower quilt top. One day, this will be finished!
Working on a "new" vintage quilt today. The quilt top was gifted to me and I am putting it together. I used poly batting, stitched verticle lines about every 8", bound it in the same plaid flannel as the backing, and now am securing all the seams and centers of the blocks with yarn ties. The quilt top looks like it was made in the 70s or 80s, so I thought ties and poly batting suited the quilt.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
1 pot brewed coffee (I did 10 cups)
1 c. sugar
6 cups storebought chocolate milk
2 cups milk (I used 1%, but you could just use whatever you have on hand)
1 c. heavy cream
dissolve sugar in the hot coffee, cool, then refrigerate. Add milk, cream, and chocolate milk.
Makes a little under a gallon
Monday, May 2, 2016
Now I need to get it basted - this will be a tied quilt with poly batting to as closely reflect how it was originally. The backing and binding will be pink (binding saved from original backing, but new pink backing will be used).
Then, on Friday, I got this bundle of wonderfulness delivered: