Rain

We had three days of rain last weekend. It was great for me as I could finally go to the sewing room and not work outside in the garden. I could start a quilt for a new baby girl who was just born into the family. I have known for months that she was coming, but I procrastinated and didn’t start the quilt. I also wanted to make a larger quilt with the same pattern for her older sister. I found a quilt on the Love of Quilting show. It had sixteen blocks which consisted of eight blocks of two different patterns. How hard could that be. I drafted the quilt on graft paper and EQ7. Disaster happened. The blocks on both quilts were different sizes. Nothing matched or went together. Mr. seam ripper and I became great friends. At this point, I’m going to set the quilts aside and take them apart someday when I want to sit outside in the shade. Then, I will figure out how to save them. There comes a time when one just has to stop, put a quilt aside, and do something else. In the meantime, I checked the UFO bin and found two very nice quilts. They will be quilted and sent on their way. I probably should have done that anyway.

In the meantime, the gardens are doing very well. All the seeds are in. Tomatoes and other plants are planted. The bushes that didn’t survive last winter have been removed and new bushes planted. There is still a lot of work to be done, but it can be done in small time frames.

Spider Plant
Comfrey
Lupine
Purple Iris
Yellow IRis
One of these is not like the others.

It’s June and I’m planning another 3D illusion mini quilt. The Pandemic Round Robin quilt should be finished. Some UfOs Will be quilted. Three of my quilts have come back from the long arm quilter. The binding has to be sewn on to finish the quilts. I was looking at the Just Get It Done Quilt blog. On the blog was a YouTube video about free things for the sewing room. One of the items was the Magical Rainbow of Binding from geekybobbin.com. It is a chart that tells you how many inches of binding you need. I also tells you how much yardage you need for 2″, 2 1/4″ and 2 1/2″ strips. All the math is done for you. It’s a time saver and worth downloading.

I was doing a little sewing room organizing (decluttering) and moving bins of wall hangings and small quilts from one closet to another. Where I don’t have any new quilts finished to show you, I’ll show a few of the little quilts that I found.

Pineapple Log Cabin. It is 12″ square. The center four dark logs are supposed to look like pineapples.

This is an easy pattern. Squares are sewn together. They are cut apart with a template and resewn. All straight sewing.

The Carolina Lily was started in a class at the Vermont Quilt Festival. I ran out of tan background and had to substitute a lighter tan for the outside row. It was a nice design element that was unplanned.

The Carolina Lily was hand quilted.

Celtic Knots was one of my earliest quilts. I originally planned to make four Celtic blocks, but after making two, decided to quilt the knot in the blank squares. It is hand quilted.

I hope that you enjoyed this little walk down memory lane.

Have a great day and happy quilting.

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