It looks like 2021 will be a year of hand quilting.
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
There's a popular song in New Orleans - performed by the ReBirth Brass Band - called "Do Whatcha Wanna". It's about getting ready to hit the streets on Mardi Gras, where the day holds the promise of all sorts of fun. The rhythm of the music gets your feet moving and your spirit soaring. I always wind up dancing and singing along whenever I hear it.
Since we're not celebrating Mardi Gras this year (well, almost - more on that in a minute), I turned my Carnival energy to quilting what I wanna!
Sunday, February 7, 2021
The end of the T-shirt Quiltathon is in sight!
Back on New Year's Eve, I decided to tackle several bins full of t-shirts that had been waiting to be made into quilts. I had saved enough t-shirts to make four quilts: one for me, one for my youngest son, and two for my Dear Husband.
Fortunately, most of the t-shirts for my quilt were already cut apart and backed with fusible stabilizer. I also found some fabric in my stash that worked great for sashing the t-shirts. This got the quiltathon off to a good start.
Saturday, January 30, 2021
It's a new year for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, hosted by Angela at Soscrappy. The challenge is all about using scraps, and making scrappy quilts. I never get tired of scrappy quilts, so I've had fun playing along with the challenge for the past nine years!
Each month, Angela announces a color to focus on while using our scraps. January's color has been pink. Despite being distracted by some other quilting projects, I managed to also work on two pink scrappy projects.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
First Flimsy Finish of 2021!
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Here it is, the last day of 2020 - and I think most of us are wondering (anxiously?) what 2021 will hold in store. I feel optimistic in general, but only time will tell if 2021 turns out to be better than 2020.
On a personal note, Dear Hubby and I have been left unscathed by our brush with the Covid-19 virus. DH never had more than very minor symptoms, and his second Covid test (at the appropriate interval) was negative. I never had any symptoms, and since he tested negative both times, it's safe to assume I was never infected. DH's colleague - who was infected - has recovered enough to return to work, although he's still reporting fatigue. The best news: the hospital where my husband works got their shipment of vaccine, and DH has already received his first dose!
After sewing up a batch of 25-patch blocks at the beginning of our quarantine, I didn't have much sewing energy. I came up with a mindless sewing project that took a few days:
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Saturday, December 12, 2020
A few quilted gifts were given in the past week.
- Look for the letter "A" in a dark box on the left side of the toolbar - aka "Font Type". When you click on the box, you'll get a drop-down of choices - choose Add More Fonts.
- A screen of font choices will open; scroll through the fonts to choose one you like, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen. The font will be installed for you to use in Blogger.
- You can install numerous fonts using the same process for each font.
- When you're ready to use the font, highlight the text you want to appear in the new font, open the Font Type drop-down box, and select the font you want to use. Your text will change to the new font.
Quilting forever, housework for never!
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
My sewing machine has been taking an unintended break from sewing. Several hand stitching projects have demanded my attention, so the sewing machine has been neglected.
I guess this is one way to neglect your sewing machine.
|Poppy's Polka Dot Garden, block 1|
|Poppy's Polka Dot Garden block 2|
Thursday, November 26, 2020