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

Jan.25… Hand quilt along update

I’m a day late on the update,but I’m not feeling to guilty.🤓 I had company…oh it was wonderful! My brother and his wife,nephew and his wife stopped in to visit. I haven’t seen my brother for a year. It was so good to give them all a hug again!! We have been in contact with each other throughout this virus mess but nothing is like sitting down in a chair and visiting in my living room.

Now for the update…

It has been chilly here these last few weeks ,leaving my sewing room tooooo cold to work in. That room is the coldest in winter and the coolest in summer which is nice for summer time.

So I pulled out this top to work on some more in the warm … family room where the wood stove is.😃

The top red mark shows where I started again, the bottom where I am right now. Close to a finish..👏👏

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. 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

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

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.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

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