Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted
I don’t want the season to be over…
The Tuesday quilt group I am in is having our annual retreat this weekend. I am not going this year due/do to a little one at home and daddy just getting off the night shift. So I sewed this entire day at home!
Sometimes I think to myself “how many unfinished quilt projects can I work on in one day?”
The project above is my second go at this quilt. The first one was started in 2003 and given to Barb in my Tuesday quilting group as a Christmas present. I did not take a picture of it. We meet in each other’s homes so hopefully at some time I will be able to.
I came across this before Christmas and started the star pattern around the 6×6 patch. It then got buried behind all the boxes of Christmas ornaments and decorations. I reached back to my cutting table….which is still hidden and got it this morning. I still have my trees up but they really “should” come down tomorrow. I finished another 6×6 patch today.
I started my day out by sewing some of my 1 1/2 inch squares for my Triple Irish Chain.
I have so many sewn one of these days I have to count them. I have one quilt top done for my niece Erica. I hope to finish a second one for her younger sister.
I then sewed some strips for the scrappy bargello I am working on.
As I was sewing my bobbin thread ran out. I pulled out the bobbin and found I had spun white thread over a partially filled bobbin of green. I figured since it was green I may as well use it up!!! The tric was to find green thread for the top of the machine. I then remembered I had made some garland out of red and green spools of thread and bits of fabric. Since I had the green thread I sewed some of the scrappy bargello strips. The red and green ones you see above with the green thread. I then grabbed a foundation for the string pieced diamond and sewed the green fabric with the green thread. Then for fun I sewed a section of the stacked coins…of course green fabric on a white strip. I also sewed the red and green strips together for the Christmas Star block above. In the end I used up all the green bobbin thread.
I then filled it with white thread… and figured I may as well try one more project before I get so exhausted I can’t think straight.
Do You notice what is wrong with this picture?
The bulb is burned out that shines over the presser foot.
Can you guess how long it has been out?
I think it has been over a year……… sad. I did buy a bulb……but where did I put it?
Since I am Q_uilted T_hrifted! I wanted to show two thrifted items I purchased this holiday season.
Purchased the owl and the angel for 69 cents each. The owl still had the original tag on it at $4.99
I would say that was a bargain.
The last two projects I don’t think you have seen yet.
I saw this quilt on Flickr and decided to make it to give away for Christmas. The Tuesday Quilt group I am in decided this year we would buy a doll and make a quilt to donate. We will be taking them over to the location in February so I have a little time. I thought I was ready to trim down the sides and realized when I went to look at the original quilt that it needs another border. I had to use the seam ripper and open up all the seams so I can add to it. It took me a while to find a seam ripper and then of course within minutes I found another.
The other work in progress I added to today is a 4-patch design. The upper left block is red in each 4 patch. I have no idea how this is going to turn out but…..I’m going for it.
To end the night I just want to share with you two bears I made back in the 70s. I use them to hold my needles.
The one on the left has rust stains on him. He has aged…just like me!
“how many unfinished quilt projects can I work on in one day?” Today it was 8!