Oct.11…Hand quilt along update

Even though the sewing machine was invented in 1790, hand-quilting was still more popular for the next 100 years.

Weather is very pleasant here,for which I’m thankful for July through the middle of September arent my favorite months.

I didn’t work on my quilt as much as last time .. honestly I always have hopes of doing more than before … often that doesn’t happen. One thing nice about quilting it waits very patiently.

Here’s where I left off last time…

Just a little on the end to finish then ready to roll

It’s rolled and just an bit worked on.

I also did up a stack of papers to work on my many scraps again this fall and winter.
The log cabin block uses up lots of scraps,and in the best way.. at least I think so.😀

I have two boxes full of scraps that I will be working on.

That’s it for me. Happy quilting until next time.

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

Oct.1 …. just a little random post….

It has been awhile since I have done a this and that post.

First some photos from the camp site. We have lovely days with perfect temps.

There was a black duck and a hornets nest that I tried to capture but it was a little rough out there,and the duck wasn’t into having a photo taken.

Hubby made himself some grilling racks that he was very happy with… and I was even happier for he did most of the cooking. …Even made pepper poppers .😋
Then my granddaughters brighten my days with beautiful smiles or a story.
Of course , I’ve been sewing …

There a ten knotted quilts ready to go to CAM this week. It is nice to have that off my list.

Here they are waiting for the binding to be sewn,Which took me three days to do.
Now it’s time to clean up the house.🤓

Sept.20.. Hand quilt along update….

No quote or history tidbit this time . The weather has cooled down to the 70’s this week so we are at the camp site cleaning up fallen limbs ,weeds and whatever else needs attention,also enjoying the lake ,and fire with marshmallows in the evening.

I was able to get more done this time on the old quilt. The old back of mine decided to act up again, that meant ice pack treatments . I quilted while putting ice on the back which kept me from any leaning forward.

Where I was last time…

I was only able to make about an eight inch row from left to right but I almost did the hold length. Just a little more to do at the right end, then I’ll be ready to roll the top again.
Here’s a close up of the white block design.
That’s it for me this round!🙂

Ps… I’m going to try to get to each one’s post.. but it might be a few days…

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Tracy, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

Aug 30..Hand quilt along update….

I did a little research on this quilt trying to decide what quilt block this quilter used for this top. The only block pattern that I think was used was the Jacobs ladder pattern,it would have been a variation.

I found only one other quilt that looked like it on Kingman country museum site. They too referred it as a Jacobs ladder variation.

This is a very old pattern dating back to before the Revolutionary War (1775)

For the update…. I did get a little more done on this top than before.

Here’s where I was…

At the beginning of the right side of the quilt. Now I am almost to the other end.
A close up to where I am..
And a close up of how the quilting brings the old look out in a wonderful way.
I also got some of the eight point star blocks put together, after playing around with the blocks…
I rather like the bottom setting with the red paisley print for the border and stars put on point.. the border fabric is from about the same time era as these scraps that I’m using up. Time era… 1950 to 1970.

It will be a very scrappy quilt but I want to use as many as the scraps up in this time era as I can in this top,then these scraps will be pretty much used up… one more thing out of my closet.👏👏

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Tracy, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

Aug. 18…. a new arrival….

We are very happy to welcome our little granddaughter Elena . She’s a healthy girl weighing in at 8 lbs and 5 oz.

Of course as soon as we could get away,we made a trip to Kentucky.
Hubby took a 4 wheeler along as he wanted to do some trails into the hills.
Leona was thrilled to be able to hold a little one in her lap again….. her favorite phrase….. she’s so cute.😊
And a proud PopPop
The weekend went by way too fast!!

I took a early morning walk for it was so pleasant in the morning a lovely 66*.

One never knows what they will found when the morning is fresh with the sun not yet peeking over the hill. This little fella was trying hard to reach that perfect leaf.😁

And the wonder of moss.
And the beautiful sound of running water…
We are home again watching
the entertaining little birds.

Aug.9 Hand quilt along update

Stars are probably the most common motif used on quilts. Homesteaders traveling West used the stars for guidance; and they looked upon stars as religious symbols of their faith in God.

There are hundreds of star patterns. Some quilts have just one large radiating star, often called the Star of Bethlehem or Blazing Star, while in other quilts, dozens of smaller stars are used. The simplest and most popular star pattern is an eight-pointed star.

A star pattern is not an easy design to cut or sew. Precision is extremely important as any inaccuracy in cutting or piec-ing is multiplied as pieces are added. If poorly pieced, the quilt will not lie flat when finished. An intricate star pattern was one way for a woman to show her needlework skills. Taken from… National Park service.

I have lots of scraps left of vintage fabric that I want to use up. I came across a photo of this quilt. I really liked the scrappy stars ,but I didn’t have enough plain vintage fabric .

I kept searching ,find this idea from Missouri star ,and fell in love with it.

I probably cheat and do it the easy way though. Like this…
Now to show you the little I quilted on this top..
Not much but more than I thought I was going to get done. Hoping to have more time now that l have helped LouAnn get things together for teaching another year in VA. It was fun though helping her and adding to her ideas.

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Tracy, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Kathi, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

July 26… Hand Quilt along Update

I know, I know .. I’m a week late… I’m also have an emptier pantry shelf.

We had company from Thursday of last week to Monday of this week ,then we had company all day yesterday. Yesterday’s company was easy as it was only two ,my niece and her husband. The weekend company had me feeding up to twenty people for quite a few meals. It was a fun time though visiting with family and friends.

So did I quilt…. very little! I was hoping I could get the top that I worked on the hardest last time almost finished,sad to say that didn’t happen. I did manage three fans,just like the ones in the marked back.

Here’s a peek at a how the children.. big and small enjoyed Bobo and Skittles.

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Tracy, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Kathi, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

July. 9…. we got it …

And thank the Lord …we kicked it.

Yes, we all got the COVID-19,even Leona but with rest,echinacea tea, pedialyte , Tylenol and prayers of friends and love ones. We are all back to normal… well almost. Leona and I still have to take a nap come noontime. Hubby and LouAnn bounced back after a week with only their taste lost to recover. They say that ,that takes a little more time to recover.

Well, so much for that bit of info..

Here’s some cute news we got two little parrotlet for to entertain Leona. She so enjoys watching the chickens and the ducks but it is getting so hot out these days and it is harder for her to hold her head up when she sits in the wheelchair. So we decide to get something that can be inside the house.

Met Bobo and Skittles

Bobo is the blue and Skittles is the greenish blue.
They are definitely entertaining little birds.. hubby already has Bobo sitting on his finger eating millet.
Have a great weekend folks!

June 28… Hand quilt along update

🌺 A family stitched together with love seldom unravels.🌾

It’s update time! And I did get to take time with my needle and thimble,felt wonderful!

I didnt get much done on this top except for finishing the row and turning it.

What I worked on was this old piece ,is it my quilt that I use as a take along for its in the lap hoop.”
Hubby and boys went to Alabama to a stone quarry to get certified to be a advanced open water diver. I went along just for a little time by myself.
I love taking care of Leona ,but it is nice to get a little break.
I got just four full blocks ,and four half blocks until I’m finished. Here’s some photos.

That’s it’s for me this around.

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Tracy, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Kathi, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

June 7… new looks…

Kilz, White paint, rollers,paint brushes, tape, old sheets ( that I dug out of the close just for this)and marble contact paper.

Bet one can guess now what I’ve been doing.😄

LouAnn is home from school teaching for the summer. She wanted something different to do before buckling down to bulletin boards and lesson plans.

I jumped at that .. this house needed a facelift in many of the rooms .

First we started on the little hallway that was an off orangish yellow( these were the colors that were here when we bought the place . The painted walls were in good shape so I just lived with these colors until they needed redone.) sorry ,I didn’t take pictures of the hallway or the little bathroom .. they were the same color.

Here are the two rooms done…

The color didn’t show up a blue .. it is a very light blue.
The bathroom was a sea breeze blue.
The towels on the shelf don’t match any more but new towels will come at a later time.
Then we tackled my bathroom …
It was a green with gold border paper
The wallpaper still look good here but over the sinks it was peeling,and off colored from being wiped down with cleaners too often. I still have more contact paper to put around the tub ..need to do a little repair on the backsplash as it is coming unglued.
This is the color before contact paper make over
This is a counter finished..
As you see, knobs are needed.
Here’s how the walls are done. Yes, I like light color walls, I find that it matches my hap hazard way of decorating better.😁
LouAnn and I have two more rooms to work on,then we decided to start going through stuff that has sat in the closets for way toooo long.
It has been so good to work with a daughter again!!
And Lynn ,our first daughter is going to have another baby in Dec. ,so I’m going to be MomMom twice this year!!
Take care ,friends.