Sunday, September 11, 2016

Grandmother's Flower Garden...the beginning....

Well, not really THE beginning. I had some hexies left over from other hexie projects, my first grandmother's flower garden and some hexies that I've sewn recently. I also had some white 'stones' left over. I've started to sew them together. I have a total of 125 hexies ready to go. That should keep me out of trouble for awhile.



Hope you had a good day.

-- Pat



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Friday, September 2, 2016

Orange/Blue

I used some blocks left over from the 501 Quilt Blocks Project to make another flimsy.


The colors are true except for the outside border which is an olive green. I hope to get to the 'sandwich' stage tomorrow.

Hope you had a good day.

-- Pat


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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Better than I thought

I wasn't sure if I liked this quilt when it was just a flimsy hanging on the wall. But now that it's finished, I love it.





Hope you had a good day.

-- Pat

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Quilting has begun....

I had the top hanging on the wall for a week trying to decide if I wanted to add another border. I decided against so this morning I put the sandwich together and started quilting. I don't know exactly what patterns I'll be using but I like how it looks so far.









Hope you had a good day.

-- Pat

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Lily's Blanket

On September 7, my youngest grandchild, Lily will be starting first grade. Our dilemma has been that she doesn't go anywhere without her well-worn, well-loved blanket. Actually she has three exactly the same and she's numbered them. She's had them since she was about six months old. It's our understanding that she won't be allowed to bring her blanket to school. So Lily gave me blanket #3 to cut up and make into something small enough to fit in her backpack. Here's what I came up with.


The top right is cut and bound with the original binding. The bottom one is a little smaller and bound with a kid print. The remainder has not only the original binding but also a baby print. I think one of the smaller ones will work out the best. Time will tell.

Hope you had a good day.

-- Pat



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Friday, August 19, 2016

Quilt of the Week

As I was reading my previous blog posts, I was reminded of quilts I gave away, as well as those I still have. I always have a quilt on the back of the couch (just in case I want a quick nap). Most of the time it's one of two quilts but I was thinking about the other quilts hiding away in the closet. I don't really have a lot of space to enjoy them. So I've decided I'm going to have a 'Quilt of the Week' display on the back of the couch. This will get them out of the closet so I can enjoy them plus give them a wash and re-folding. The quilt this week is my Grandmother's Flower Garden.


I've been in a hexie frame of mind in the evenings while watching tv. Here are some I've completed. I also have quite a few left over from a number of hexie quilts and projects. I'm thinking I may start another Grandmother's Flower Garden.


On another topic....I've been receiving error emails regarding comments I've left on various blogs. The message basically says that Google doesn't recognize my Yahoo email address. It looks like my comments are being posted so I'm assuming the blog owner is not receiving a notification email. The emails I'm receiving suggest I contact the Yahoo Mail Administrator. I didn't want to go through all that trouble so I created a gmail address. Everything in my life is connected to my Yahoo email address and it would be a nightmare to change that. The gmail address is strictly for blogging. I'm not sure if this will resolve the problem. If, by chance you do get an email and notice that I come up as a 'no reply' blogger, please let me know. I love getting comments on my blog and always try to respond to each one. I feel bad when I'm unable to respond due to the 'no reply' blogger issue.

Enjoy your weekend.

-- Pat


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Existing blocks

I went through my 'blocks' box and found six that would work well as a lap quilt and could be put together using my existing fabrics. This is what I have hanging on my wall.


It isn't a great photo. My design wall sags. I don't think I have any fabric suitable for a backing so.....I guess I'll do some shopping. Twist my arm!

Hope you had a good day.

-- Pat

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