August 2… hand quilt along update…

I did quilt a little between mowing, and another project that I’m working on. This summer we have been blessed with rain,and the little raised bed is doing great this year. .. as is the grass in the yard. Weeds ..well they grow with or without rain.😁

Update… the black shows were I was the yellow marks what I quilted in three weeks, not much but I’m happy with it.

Here’s the other project. LouAnn and I found some old sheets stuffed in a closet. It’s time to put them back in use in a different form. These rugs are so nice to have on hand.

The gray fabric is hubby’s old pants , makes a very strong webbing.

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, and Daisy

June 21, Hand quilt along update…

Sorry folks …no sewing has been done here except for mending a few pants for hubby in these last few weeks!

I’ll do a post on what has kept me silent ,and busy in a day or two!

This photo might give you an idea.

My squash bed

A prayer is requested for my little great nephew , who is in Atlanta Childrens hospital not doing well. Waiting for a heart transplant. The little fella is 4 months old.😢

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piercers 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, Sharon, Sherrie, Karrin, Daisey, Connie,

June 2… late update…

When I was young,I thought when you got older ,one didn’t have as much to do… wow, was that thought off!

Life has been busy,but good. LouAnn is home for a few weeks until she needs to go back to get ready for school again.

LouAnn and I have been going though closets reorganizing them,also getting rid of things that I’m not sure why it was there in the first place.

We went camping over Memorial Day weekend… it was a perfect weekend with perfect weather. It was a special blessing for Leona to be able to be outside with all of us instead of having to be inside in an air conditioned camper.

My quilting has come to a stand still, I won’t even try to set a goal for next update for my work load still doesn’t look like there’s time for quilting. I do hope though I can do a few stitches….

I would like to share some blocks, that an Aunt on hubby side,gave to me. They are from hubby’s great grandmother Alice.

Early 1900’s fabric

I was delighted to receive these special blocks. Some of the blocks need a little help in resizing as they are not all the same size ,and few will need to be fixed .. but on the whole I’m going to leave them as they are.

Little help needed here.
And my quilt that is a very slow work in progress is stuffed in a corner.
It brights the corner though while waiting to be finished.

I’m sure by now y’all have check out the others lovely quilts in progress but just in case someone hasn’t …here’s the list .🙂

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, Daisy, Connie, and Sherrie

May 8… Hand quilt along update…

The only post I have been able to keep up with lately… is this update . My online time often takes back seat, but no guilt felt for life is too good to be caught up in a computer world.😀

Hand quilting has also taken a back seat, however I did get a little done with which I’m happy with.

Here’s where I was last time around..

Just starting this row working from right to left.
Now I’m working in the middle of this row. Little by little I’ll get there.

I did get a pile of blocks done for some scrappy quilts… the scrap pile though is still a pile. These come from the sewing circle that make charity quilts or quilt kits ( the quilt kits are for widows or single moms needing to support themselves. They put these quilt together to sale . It seems to be a big help to they.) The quilt kits allow only blocks that are 4” or larger,so that means lots of scraps to be used up.

60 some blocks on the left and 25 of the log cabin blocks
A delightful scrappy mess is what I make when working with scraps.

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piercers to share and motivate one another.  We pot 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, Sharon, Sherrie, Gretchen, Karin, Daisey, Connie, Sherrie

April 19 … Hand quilt along update…

Life here on the farm is in full swing..weed pulling , mulching, weed whacking,and mowing. Need to butcher some drakes yet,as I have too many ,they will hurt my little hen ducks if I don’t get at it soon. …. having said all that … just to tell you that I didn’t get much done on my old quilt. 😃 The poor old dear has sat in the corner for two weeks without even been picked up once.

Here’s where I was last round …

I finished what was in the hoop ,and maybe a little more. Didn’t come close to getting to the other end.🤷🏻‍♀️
That’s it for me this round. Hopefully I can work on quilting again in the evenings some. Time will tell.😀

Here’s a peek at the big flowerbed almost finished..

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, Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Daisy, Connie, and Sherrie

March 28…Hand quilt along update….

I have a new kind of daffodil this spring, isn’t she a beauty!🥰

My youngest daughter Skylie.

Time for the update,now that I got that MomMom bragging done.😁

Last time I was taking the quilt out of the frame for lap quilting. I was able to work on it more often this time around in the evenings ,and keeping Leona company at the same time. The green star is where I was and the hoop of course is where I am now.

If I do a row every three weeks.. In nine weeks I could finish. A very nice goal that I will try for but no promises for spring ,summer work have begun in full swing!

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, and Sherrie

March 7….Hand quilt along update

Spring is starting to arrive here in the south..

It is good to see the spring flowers starting to bloom.

I didn’t get very far on hand quilting this time. Leona’s health issues have taken a step backward making her care more time consuming. Her voice is very soft making it hard for me to hear her when she is in need when I am back in the sewing room. So I took the quilt that I was working on out of the frame, and prepared it for the lap hoop. I finished the end part …

This brings me to the half way mark.

Here are some photos of the quilt that are finished.

And back
That’s it for me this round,please take a look at what the others have accomplished .

If you wish to join this hand quilt along contact Kathy.

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

Feb. 14 … Hand quilt along update

On July 17, 2018 ,I posted about a dirty box of scraps that I bought off of eBay. Here’s a photo of the scraps….

The back
It is a very soft quilt that takes me back to the many years ago when I visited Grandma ,staying over night . If was so exciting to crawl under her quilts .

I was going to mark another little top but decided not too ,for this summer is going to be very busy. I will just work on the one in the frame for it will soon be warm enough in that room to work again.

So until next update … happy stitching… keep warm or dry.❤️

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

Nov. 22 …hand quilt along update …

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are rolling around again. Our oldest son is coming home for a week ,it will be so fun catching up . He lives up north a good 13 hrs away ..so when he gets time off work to come home it’s always a special time. The youngest son will also be here.👏👏

I haven’t quilted as much again these last three week. I have been picking up pecans. They are bountiful this year.

The last few years a pecan company was picking them up for us ,this year however the company isn’t taking them. So I’m picking up for the the girls, and myself… my freezer is empty of pecans no longer.

Update… here’s where I was last round doing a row then rolling…

Now where the yellow marker mark is ,is what I have finished on the roll. A close up…

Until next time

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, Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Daisy, Connie, Monicaand Sherrie

Nov.1..Hand quilt along update..

A prayer request for Leona .. she’s not been feeling well for about a week.. I can’t seem to put my finger on what is wrong.. so if she’s not feeling better in a few days than to the Docs we go…. which always stresses her out.

Now for the update. I was able to work on the old quilt a little more this week,and to sew on a quilt top.

Here is where I was last time. Working at the right end of the quilt.

I was able to finish the row . I have it rolled and ready to start back,working from left to right .
The finished part is from the bottom of the quilt roll to the top of the white printed blocks.

The top that I’ve been working on is the star quilt using 50 through 70’s fabric scraps .

I’m using all scraps no yardage except for the red paisley border. I’m happy to have them scraps into a quilt top instead of a drawer!

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