Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Endless Chain

I have dug out another UFO.  It is Endless Chain.  I got the pattern from Emile Richards.  This quilt has been taken  apart at least two times.  I really enjoyed sewing the large wheels together, but sewing the rows together was a little difficult.  My goal for the day is to finish sewing  the centers to the wheels and to sew the wheels into rows.  Let's see if I can accomplish my goal for the day.

Monday, September 29, 2014

House quilt

I love House quilts.  Here is a picture of the house quilt that I made several years ago.  It has faded since this picture was taken. 


These last two weeks have been a difficult time for me.  I was told that my mother would not have much longer to live.  I took my two youngest kids out of school and went up to see her on her last days.  I came back home for a few days and then went to Nebraska with my husband for her funeral.   I have been able to look back and reflect on some good memories of my mom.  She was a sweet, tender-spirited person.  She was able to be home with us kids as we were growing up.  It is a good thing, because there was one time when I was playing hide and go seek and crawled in the dryer. I shut the dryer door and went round and round. She was home and came to my rescue.  She never let me forget the time that I used easy-off oven cleaner to coat the pan to cook some eggs instead of PAM spray.  They were both yellow cans and I didn't read the label.  She made me feel so special when she knitted  a red cape for me when I was a little girl.  I felt like Little Red Riding Hood.  She would read to us from an illustrated children's Bible.  She had a deep faith in God that rubbed off on me.  It is so nice to know where she is now. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Slowly but surely

I have been making some more progress on this quilt.  You can't see it very well, but there is one row of border at the top.  This is on my display wall, so not all of it is sewn together. 


Friday, September 5, 2014

My quilt and my cat

Here's a picture of my hexagon quilt, along with one of our cats sitting on it. I'm making a lot of headway, but still have a ways to go.

It does make my smile that our cats love to sit on my quilts. I suppose it's their way of telling me they like it too.

Fall Colored Drunkard's Path Quilt

I decided to dig out an old quilt project.  It is a variation of the Drunkard's Path Quilt.  The quilt consists of black and batik fabric.  I may do some applique on the sides.  I am not a big fan of applique though.  I still haven't decided how big I will make it.  I will be happy just to make it into a wall hanging.  It is time to get this UFO completed.