Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday Sayings

Friday, March 16, 2018

Angel's Quilt

Hi Friends!
I got Angel's quilt starched an ironed on the back and the front.
It's by the sewing machine waiting for me to decide on a pattern and decide on the color of thread to use. White would show up to much on the color.
I have been just grabbing some battening scraps and if it's over 13 inches both ways I start sewing down strips.
I emptied some bags I had put in totes and got a bunch more ! Want the blocks to be 12 inch's square.
It's great to just use these up!
I have scraps every where.
With this and Missy's quilt I am using up a lot! Just not enough.
Pray for the snow storms to stop up North and let those people clean up and get every one's power back on.
Have a great weekend

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Kristian's Quilt

Hi Friends!
Got the blocks made for the sides of the t-shirt.
Haven't measured to see how much I need to cut from the the strips to make it work yet.
I started at the bottom first.
I measured for the strips and corner stones  and made the row.
One row done!
 Next plan on doing the lower part of that row.
Can't wait to get back on it.
We went to Menlo for pickles yesterday!
That's my Tommy only one brand will he have!
We bought 3 jars so they will last for a while.
Pray for my brother's grand , he broke both wrist yesterday, hopefully he want have to have surgery. He's just 11 but taller than all of us!
Sis is off on vacation  with Carmen but tomorrow is her birthday. She is 10 years younger than I am. I will call her ! Soon we will have Breakfast here for supper. Gravey and biscuits, not diet food!
Margert's birthday is in April so we do it in between!
Have a good one

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Tatum's Quilt

Hi Friends!
Back on Tatum's quilt.
Years of these shirt! Some are very old and tiny and some a big and recent.
I had already added interfacing on these now I am adding battening and backing on each one.
That's all I did for now. Yesterday I made some pictures of our snow!
All those little white blossoms are on the ground.
Monday Tommy put up the new mail box! He is talking about putting a trail cam out there so he can turn in who ever it is that does this!
It's mostly likely a new batch of teen age boys!
Have a good one

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Kristian's Quilt

Hi Friends!
Last week Kristian brought me a Berry t-shirt to go in her quilt and I finally found my interfacing to fix it for her quilt.
It was hide behind my messy sewing table bits and pieces. To many quilts in progress!
I had already added it to my list of things to buy but ran across it.
Going to place it right in the middle.
Made another row!
She graduates next month!
Got to work more on it!
We go for blood work next week so I am having to talk to myself ! No Chocolate!
It a up hill thing!
Why do we get so fond of sweets the older we get? I don't crave a baked potato!
I need to diet because it looks like my days of walking the treadmill are about over! My feet and legs keep me up at night hurting. It's that or that firm mattress we bought a couple of years ago.
Because they quit hurting if I get on the couch!
This getting old is not for sissy's! See girls what you have in store for you when you get older.
Pray for our Northern friends.
To much snow this winter!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Angels Quilt

Hi Friends!
Finally got Angels quilt sandwiched!
I keep planning to and just had problems but started finally  got around to it on Saturday.
Started to last weekend but my sheet wasn't big enough, then I added on to the sheet and had to rip it out and then did it wrong again and gave up!
I new after doing it wrong twist it was time to stop!
So went back to it Sat. and it worked!
I was just so tired that I though it was wrong the last time.
I need to starch and iron and then it will be ready to start quilting.
Maybe after while!
Some one busted our mail box over the weekend again!
They do this every couple of years!
So we have to buy another mailbox.
This is the third time since we moved here. But the first time it took them years! This one hadn't been up all that long.
People have nothing better to do but ride around with a ball bat and hit them.
Wish they would go some where else!
No snow for us but it snowed out on the mountain this morning. But it's headed up North again! Stay safe friends.

Friday, March 9, 2018


Hi Friends!
Last night was Q-Bees meeting. Iva Nell on the right had placed a add for quilting scraps so some couple came for below Atlanta and brought a big bag full they wanted to get rid of.
A couple of weeks before some lady from near Rome brought a couple of box's of denim.
So last night we went through them.
I stuffed my bag I carry full!
Today I will wash them and hang them to dry.
Dianne holding up Faye's micro-wave bowl holder.
Sis brought a quilt to show.
Dianne has started her hubby a lap quilt.
Our color this month was green, Iva-nell won!
Susan brought a table runner.
We decided on a simple pattern for a quilt of valor, if we don't change our mind!
Some blocks that the girls had done. Dianne with Bonnie and her daughter.
We always have the best time!

Thursday, March 8, 2018


Hi friends!
I did manage to do four of these this week!
Not trimmed or squared up yet.
Last night Hagon brought us some strawberry's we had ordered from his and Noah's baseball team.
Aren't they pretty? I ate some last night and they are so sweet.Guess we will get the rest today from Noah.
Julie rose sent me some two and a half inch squares when she heard i needed. She is so sweet. Did this right in the middle of all those snow storms up their.
We are excepting a hard freeze tonight so all our blooms will gone soon but spring is not far away.
Hugs Babs

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Angels Pillow Sham's

Hi friends!
This is how I do my pillow shams , envelope style. I got both of them finished yesterday after taking jack the ripper to the second one.
Today I plan on sandwiching her quilt.
My son gave me these years ago after he bought some land on the mountain about 30 minutes from us. Of course it was in Alabama.
There was a old home place on his land where the house had fallen in and these were planted around the foundation. They sold it a few years later and moved but he built a beautiful house on his land. Now they live 2 1/2 hours away in another beautiful house. But they work hard for what they have and  now have two kids in College to pay for. Addie was go in a year and a half.
Both children got all kinds of scholarships but College is very expensive now.
When my son was born , my sis went to college in Ga. for 1500 a whole year. Now its many times that.
My sis worked some to after the first year where they had to stay in the dorm.
Krissy works two jobs! Times have really changed. and pay checks has not keep up!
End of lecture!
Have a good day
Prays for our quilting buddy's up North with all this snow.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Kristian's Quilt

Hi Friends!
Worked on Krissy's quilt and made some of this .
It measures 63 1/2 inch's across and she wanted a throw.
Though I would make the matching ones first and do it the other way .
It's ten inch's for the grey and I used three for the strips and going to use 3 for the corners. She wants them in white . This is Berry college colors.
She graduates in a few weeks.
We had some visitors this morning.
The windows need washing!
Have a good one

Monday, March 5, 2018

Angel's Pillow Shams

HI friends!
I rounded up the left over tri-angles and started pillow shams for Angels quilt.
Two of them!
Added strips on top and bottom.
Now they are ready for the backing.
I always do the overlap on the back so maybe tomorrow I will have these finished.
Have a good one

Friday, March 2, 2018

Feb. Finish's

Hi friends!
you know I made these last week, well yesterday I had a free moment so did a few more.
At this rate it may take me a year to get us a quilt out of strips.
I am using a strip set that Julie Rose sent me a while back.
Not a good picture but they are pretty!
Julie blogs at Julierosequilts. Go over and show her some love.
This last month the only things I finished were:
This I made for a sweet friend that Tommy and I used to work with.
She came and got it Monday and we were talking so hard I forgot to take pictures.
A pillow needed recovering!
Maybe next month I will have more to show. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Tatum's Quilt

Hi friends!
Worked on Tatum's quilt yesterday.
Putting t-shirt to backing and battening.
This top one was from 2006.
You can guess what this was from!
This one from 2013.
And this was the name of the theater group she was in.
Back when I worked twelve hour shifts I would go get her and Addie on one of my off days and spend the day with them. They were tiny and my babies! But even then Tatum would line up chairs, get my bears and their dolls and her sis and set them down and she would put on plays for them.
So she has always know what she wanted to do with her life.
Working on this for her is something I love doing.
Of course I love making all my grands a quilt and this is the second go round. That's why I learned { I hope} to make quilt was so I could make them for all my babies.
And my six kids of course!