Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Finished the new vintage quilt

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

Feet up sewing

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!

A new vintage quilt

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.