July 7…. Hand quilt along update….

“Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern–it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that…one stitch at a time, taken patiently.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

I didn’t get very far at all on the old log cabin, was having too much fun with grandchildren ,and with their parents as well! The last two weeks went by way tooooo…fast!

Children and summertime warm this Mom mom’s heart!

I must say my recliner feels good tonight though, my but little people have lots of energy!😍

I only got a little over half a block done.

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, just send me an email!

KathyMargaretEmmaTracy, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

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June 16 …Hand quilt along update…..

Happy Father’s Day……It is hard to believe that it has been 13 years since my dad has passed away, and 3 months since Papa Bear has passed ! They both are truly missed.

Now time for the update. 😊

There are six blocks across the quilt with six rows from top to bottom giving a total of 36 blocks to do along with the border. I have finished four of the blocks ,working on number 5. Here I was last time…..

Here is where I am now…

I’m working where the thread is. Here is a crude drawing of how it is to be quilted.

The backing is a piece that I have had for awhile ,it is from Moda fabric .

Happy quilting folks 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, MargaretEmmaTracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

 

May 27… hand quilt along update

Sorry… folks I missed posting yesterday! We were camping in a no signal zone. It was a quick decision to go that I didn’t have time to schedule a post. It was a hot weekend of temps in the 98* to 100* so we went to find water.

I decided to do the log cabin quilt this time around. It will be a no marked quilt ,for I don’t want to have to wash this quilt in a machine. It just might be to fragile for that,or those reds bleed out when washed.

Here’s the start!

I’m not going to set any goals on this one ,what gets done in three weeks who knows.. if the hot weather continues in the 100’s in just might be a lot.

Until next time time check out the others lovely projects!

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.

KathyMargaretEmmaTracySusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen

 

May 5… Hand Quilt Along update……

It’s done and given!💃💃💃💃👏😀

Here’s a picture of the happy couple!

Russell made the statement that he’ll be taking mom hugs back home with him…why whenever I need a mom hug I’ll just wrap myself up in it.

Now to this mom that was some very sweet words ,my sore fingers automatically were feeling wonderful.

I have two quilts that I have to make my mind up on. Which one would you folks like to see done first?

The log cabin one or the patch block…

That’s it for this update. Here’s my grand daughter getting her 11 month old pictures taken,my daughter for. The first year Lynn takes a photo of the baby to keep track of how they grow so quickly. Here’s Alexis… first photo went great ,the next went even better for Alexis!😄

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.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmmaTracy, ConnieSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen

March 24… Hand quilt along……

Three weeks just slipped by again! And I have a finish …💃💃

Little Grammy is finished ,I really like it.

Those old fabrics are so lovely!

I also had a baby blanket to crochet for a baby gift. Baby blankets are so fun to do.

I’m back to working on the Fire Island Hosta quilt ,I had to take it out of the frame ,my arms are short and the rolled finished part was getting to high for me to quilt comfortably.

I am working on the last row ,I’m on the corner working towards the right corner,when I get there it will be finishing time!

Jan. 20.. Hand quilt along…

There’s not to much to update this time,as I didn’t get a whole lot of quilting in these last few weeks. I was hoping to finish the double wedding ring.. that didn’t happen..why not? Well maybe this picture will explain what I have been doing while the weather is cooler.

We just have to smoke the bacon and hams yet , while I enjoy butchering ,it is a very good feeling when the last kettle is washed and put away until the next time. We did three nice size hogs this round.

While back to the update… I have three more blocks to finish on the double wedding ring.

The Fire Island Hosta really got no attention. Maybe a better progress report next time.

You know when ladies get together to quilt there was always lots of gossip,story telling or sharing a new idea…. well I happen to come across an old superstition about pins.

See a pin and pick it up ,And all the day you’ll have good luck..

See a pin and let it lie,and luck will surely pass you by.

And that set me to thinking.. I wonder if you ladies grew up with an old superstition? Please post a comment if you do I’d love to hear it. If there’s enough I post them on next update for all to enjoy.

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.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmmaTracy, ConnieSusan,  Nanette EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen

Dec. 9… Hand Quilt Along…

The last post I wrote had this same title….. 🥴 There simply isn’t enough time to do all I would like to do unfortunately,but never mind that as I’ve had a blessed three weeks. Thanksgiving was filled with family and grandchildren,after they all left to resume their normal activities,I had one day to clean and get ready for my mom who is still with me!

Wash day after Thanksgiving 😀

My mom was the one who taught me to sew at an early age of 12 to sew my own dresses,slips and other clothing. The poor dear had a time of it ,as I hated to sew clothes! I would slip out to do any other kind of outside work,or bargain with Mom or my younger Sister who loved to sew clothes at even a younger age than I ,that I would make the evening meal if they would finish my sewing. I still would call mom after I was married to see if she needed some cleaning done ,wood chopped or yard mowed in exchange for her to do sewing for me.😁

I would love to say I grew up and now love to sew my own dresses ….. but sadly I can’t I can only say I bite the bullet to get it done.

This just blows my mom away that I love to quilt … will spend hours at it day after day. How can I explain that there’s freedom in quilts, no pattern to follow to the T, delightful visions of quilt designs and the feel of cotton fabric…. I know it just doesn’t make sense to a lot of folks ,that’s okay for I would have never understood either if I hadn’t stumble into making simple block knotted quilts to keep the children warm when there was no heat upstairs in the old farmhouse.

I learned quilting the hard way by figuring it out on my own for back then computers were to costly,and besides who had heard of YouTube. So I had corners that didn’t match Or wavy borders and of course some puckering in the quilting . I loved the challenge that quilting has given me ,still do.

So what do I quilt the most .. modern or traditional… I reckon most of you bloggers know that one! Machine quilting is truly beautiful, modern quilts are wonderful to see but the old traditional quilts surpass them all in my eyes.

So mom , I’m truly thankful you taught me to sew even if it was clothes. Here’s a photo of her.

I have been working on Grammy while visiting and taking care of mom, last update I had 27 blocks to quilt ,I have finished 10 of them .

Until next update….

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