Monday, February 2, 2009

Busy bee

I have been sewing like a house on fire but have nothing I can show you! I have two quilts that need to be put on the LA frame and I will do that sometime this week. I took them both over to my sister's yesterday so that I can stop on my way home from work to quilt them. (And I forgot to take photos first!) My grandson's quilt is very simple but I think it is really cute. I am really pleased with the quilt for my youngest son and his wife. I love working with batiks. They would look totally inappropriate in my decor but they surely call my name when I attempt to walk past them in quilt shops!

I also made 24 blocks for a "Strip Twist" quilt. I love mindless sewing and what could be more mindless than sewing together 2-1/2" strips of light and dark scrap fabrics? Bonnie Hunter gives a great suggestion on sewing the strips together so that when you cut them they snuggle together so no pins and perfect (or nearly perfect) points when you sew the blocks.

Sewing plans for this week include quilting the two quilts mentioned above, making a pillowcase to match Alex's quilt, make another 14 blocks for the Strip Twist and if I have the time and energy, I would like to work on the quilt for my bed. It has been in a block box since just before I moved. Time to get that one back out because the quilt on my bed has seen better days!

Have a great week!!


  1. I love having productive sewing days..."if" we get some of that snow, hope fully I will get some more time!!!

    I am not holding my breath down here though.

  2. Oooo..I can't wait to see what you have been working on!

    Have a wonderful week!

  3. love the look of the strip twist


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