Saturday, April 23, 2011

long time no blog

It's been  a long time. The day after my last post my cousin had a brain aneurysm. We weren't sure he would make it but he's a fighter. He will be in the neuro ICU for awhile and then probably go to rehab. I spent a lot of time with his mama and sister at the hospital.
I have been sewing though....quilting my civil war legacy quilt,making a big tote bag from a mill house inn scrap bag,hand sewing some cute folded pinwheels. I found my April UFO today,but doubt I will have it ready by the end of the month. This is my favorite quilt top made by my great-grandma Julie Starling. I just love the wild vintage fabrics she used. It's all hand pieced and I know I'll never get it to lay flat for quilting. I think I will tie it and use some of her buttons on the ties. I've looked for this block pattern online with no luck,if anyone knows the name please let me know.

Monday, April 11, 2011

on the design wall

I used two xxxl men's cotton luau shirts and some kona snow for this one. I'm working on all the little chopped off triangles for borders. It's great to have the zigzag quilt off the wall and something new to look at.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Zig and zag and dumbing down

It's finally off the design wall and ready for quilting. I used crazymom's zigzag tutorial and it was so easy. I'm trying to decide on borders. I would love for it to be a little larger but don't want to ruin the zigzag look.

I've read all the blog posts about "dumbing down quilting" and I suppose this is one the quilts that drives those gals nuts. Do I care what they think??? NOT ONE BIT! Will I ever make the Civil War Sampler again.....probably not. Will I make a zigzag quilt again? I've already picked the fabrics for the next one.

I don't really understand the need to be ugly,if you don't like a blog move along.

Hope y'all have a happy quilty weekend :_)

Anna, peacefully piecing

Saturday, April 2, 2011

March UFO

I took the borders off and added the three missing blocks. I appliqued the little strips over the seams in the borders. Far from perfect but relieved that the top is finished after all these years.
The sun is finally out again in NC. I'm recovering from the sore throat ,coughing virus I caught from my granddaughter. It's  a terrible bug that just seems to hang on forever. Hope you have a happy quilty weekend.