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Friday, September 22, 2017

Quilts

Hi friends!
Got these the other day, would work better if they weren't so big. So i went back to my others.
The fingers on these wen't so long.  Men's i guess!
I started quilting the tumbler quilt yesterday, just like a little and i can see what i have that will work for binding.
This one is finished and washed! so now i am just working on three.
This is the small border that i used to finish this top! Now its ready for quilting.
Maybe i can finish these two this weekend.
Hug
Babs

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wheel Chair Quilts

Hi friends!
Got this one sandwiched yesterday!   Keep digging until i found some blachish purple and added 2 inch's all around.Number 6! Of course the first one is still laying on the couch and i am slowly hand quilting it. I had to stop to let my fingers recover.
Got this one starched and ironed and it's on the sewing machine.
Got this one starched and ironed back and front and it's on the sewing machine to.
Need to put in some time hand quilting while the news is on tonight.
I would love to turn these in at our next monthly meeting.
Should get to the quilting later on this week. But Sat. I will be cooking for our Church home coming.
Maybe a little sewing time , I hope!
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Little quilts

Hi friends!
I have looked and looked trying to find some thing to add to make this the right size.
I just need enough to add a couple of inch's on four sides.
Can't find anything i like with it.
I got my backing and battening laid out for this one.
So i have one all pinned and waiting for quilting.
I guess i will spend today looking some more for something to go with the other one.
Wish me luck
Hugs
Babs

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Top And Winning's

Hi friends!
Got them all done!
Now i can put them together and sandwich the last two. Already turned in two and hope to turn in four next month at Q-Bee's.
I won this book last week and received it last Sat.  It's "Everlasting Quilts" by Ann Hazelwood
Already finished it ! It was that good, Thank you  Donna from Quiltin'gramdma'sblog   HERE
Going to pass it on to my sis , maybe she will  like it so well she will buy the rest of the series for our shared kindle.
My fingers are so sore i need to put off hand quilting for a few days.
Need to get finished with that top and start sandwiching.
Have a goos day
Hugs
Babs

Monday, September 18, 2017

Weekend

Hi friends!
I got to sew for a while Sat. and got these done. A few more and i will have another wheelchair quilt top.
Added a little border so this would be the right size.
Got some Flannel yesterday and it's in the wash!
Worked on this yesterday while we had company.
We sat outside this morning and drank our coffee and i started sneezing and i'm still sneezing and blowing! Rag weed is blooming and it always gets me.
Hope to get a few more blocks done today , maybe enough to put the top together.
I worked on these Sat. until i made this one! A little wrong but it's a great looking block. Large bow tie with wings! Would make a great quilt!
I took it apart and will fix it today i hope.
Hugs
Babs

Friday, September 15, 2017

Q-Bees

Hi friends!
Last night was Q-Bees night. I showed the two quilts i finished and turned them in.

 I had finished them both but not washed them.
DeJolay Wasn't there because she had to work. And we missed Vickie to and a few more that comes sometimes.
Carolyn ,my neighbor that i wrote up in my Blog years, ago came last night. She had made a adorable ornament .
Plus this beautiful quilt.
Susan Franklin did a presentation for pillow case dress's.
She showed us how to make them.
We had a great time.
Hugs
Babs


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Two Finish's

Hi friends!
i finished binding both these quilts last night.
One for a man and one for a woman. Love both of these blocks for quilts.
 I will use them both again.
Our Q-Bee's meeting is tonight and i am taking both of these.
It will be good to see all the girls after being out last month. That was the first time out for me and second for Sis.
Her vacations get in the way some times.
I sewed all of these together and now must buy some flannel for backing before i can finish it. Plan on making one more mens and then get back to my Christmas quilts!
Have so much i want to finish before Christmas.
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Third Wheelchair Quilt

Hi friends!
I managed to shove things over and quilt this small quilt.
Love that pattern.
I found enough Stripes to make the binding.
Sorry for the fuzzy picture but I am working on sewing down the binding.
This is number three!
Got to get back to hand quilting!
Hugs
Babs

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Plans!

Hi friends!
Look what cute towels Dawn HERE sent me for making pumpkins on our slab adventure.
Love those towels! Those pumpkins decorations are so cute.
Dawn sent me some thing  else with her friend Jackie{no blog} that I plan to use in my next wheel chair quilt.
Dawn and Jackie made a bunch of these and sent them to me a few month's ago and I spotted them the other day while looking for something for binding.
These will be my next quilt for our nursing home people.
If I need some more my tumblers ruler has measurements for this size. Their was some extra to mix in so it should work just fine.
Going to round up some male looking fabric to go with the scraps I have left from the fat quarter bundle and I think 6 will be about all I can do. But maybe not!
I need to start on Tatum's college colors quilt and maybe give it to her for Christmas.
Have a good one
Thank the good Lord we are all safe
Hugs
Babs

Monday, September 11, 2017

Storm's coming

Hi friends!
I worked on this over the weekend.
I thought I could get maybe two quilts out of that fat quarter bundle but not going to be able to.
I have just a little bit left , maybe one or two blocks. I will be looking for some to go with it.
I got this one quilted! Then binding sewed on to have something to sew on if the power goes off.
If you don't hear from me just know our power is off!
Hugs
Babs


Friday, September 8, 2017

Craftsy Order

Hi friends!
Last night I did a little hand-sewing and I just about had a tumble on every finger!
That's three , not a good picture but it's hard to take a picture of both of your hands.
Craftsy was having a sale so I ordered some charm packs and the snowmen was so cute I ordered two.
But look what was in with my order.
They are still giving free fabric!

Now I want to stop what I am working on and make a Christmas quilt!!!!!
I keep talking to my self and trying to convince myself that I shouldn't start another ....Yet!
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Babs

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Another Block

Hi friends!
Two blocks but since they are 11 inch's I think it will take another to make it close to 35 inch's across.  This one looks bigger but isn't. That means 7 more blocks to make one top!
My sewing room window!  It's 6 foot so it lets in quit a bit of light. There is another but it goes out to the covered porch so very little light from it.
I have mush better light than I did in the dining room.
I got the third wheelchair quilt sandwiched.
Tommy has my quilting table covered so I will have to wait for a few days to get it quilted.
We went to see my Retina specialist this morning and he worked my eyes over good.
But nothing new! Dr. Arkin had told me he saw when my retina had pulled lose and he saw all the blood in my eye in July. But it looks great now so he wanted Dr.  DeCroos to look and  make sure there was nothing he was missing.
Dr. DeCroos saw the same thing and he made me a appt. to come back in a month to see if it gets cleared up ok.
So all my worrying last night was for nothing.
Thank you Lord!
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Next Quilt

Hi friends!
My forth wheelchair quilt.
Making at least one for a man and possibly two.
This is the only block that I have made.
Saw this on Quilter's Cache and though it would be perfect. I believe it's a Arkansas cross roads.
My last canning this year, this is more salsa.
I will be putting up more orka but I clean it and lay it out of our porch to dry and put it in freezers bags.
This is why you don't wash fat quarters! But I though this was flannel . It's Not!
You just lose to much fabric that ravels out.
I spent last Saturday cutting out 2 1/2 inch squares for Missy's king sized quilt.
I plan to start it soon but as a leader- ender just sewing them together as I do my wheel chair quilts
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Labor Day Cookout

Hi friends!
 We went over to brother's yesterday for some family time.  We all bring food and just spend a few hours together.
Bother's  grand's playing in the pool.  Clint came by and got something for his girl friend who trying to get over a chemo treatment.
We missed her!
My sweet brother taking it easy!
With my Sis on the left side.
Our family and Margaret's family all together!
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs