Baby Robins

They flew the coop! They grew up so fast, I had no idea. Last week they were just hatched and at noon I went out and they were outgrowing the nest. I checked again around 4:30 to take a picture for the blog because there were getting so big, but they were gone. I will have to leave you with a picture that I got yesterday after work. It is not very good and that was why I wanted to get a different one.

Baby Robins

Baby Robins

I got all of the parts for the Avignon Picnic put together. I need a day or so to spread the colors out so it looks good, but hope to have a flimsy by Monday so I can post it on Design Wall Monday.

Happy quilting!

Terry

To Sign or Not to Sign

Something I have been pondering for a while now. Do you sign quilts that you are planning to give away to charity? I have not been signing the quilts that we have given away other than Quilts of Love and the year if they are signed. I have not been very good about keeping up with doing that either. I know that the school of thought now is to sign the quilt but we do not make these quilts for recognition for us, we consider them a give from God. What do you think, to sign or not to sign?

Here is one of the baby quilts that we have ready to give away. This pattern comes from Quilts for Kids.

Fish Baby Quilt

Fish Baby Quilt

Happy quilting!

Terry

Saturday Happening’s

Saturday I had friends come over to the house. Laura had a quilt that she needed to get quilted. Since she is pretty much a newbie, I knew that she would need help getting the quilt loaded, the bobbins wound and just general help. Enter Missy, she knows my machine, how to wind bobbins and how to do all of the general stuff because she has quilted a few quilts. Missy helped Laura load the quilt and do all of the general quilting assistance that was needed so I wouldn’t be doing a bunch of standing. I had the pleasure of the company both ladies so it was a win, win deal. Here is Laura’s quilt just lacking the binding.

Laura's Quilt is ready for binding

Laura’s Quilt is ready for binding

I have been working on the Avignon Picnic during lunch and I am making some progress. I hope you have a quilty day.

Terry

Design Wall 4/27/15

Just a quick note on my lunch break so I can post what is on my design wall, er, design floor. I had a busy weekend, I had company on Saturday and after they left, I worked on the Avignon Picnic. I got to almost the half-way point on the blocks. I hoped the colors would show up better if I did not take the pictures in the dark hall.

avignon picnic

Avignon picnic

There is much more going on over @ Patchworktimes. I hope you have a good week!

Happy quilting!

Terry

Fabric Happenings 4/26/15

Good morning, I worked some more on cutting for Avignon Picnic this week and I hope that I have enough cut out so I can finish the quilt pretty quickly. I cut two yards of background fabric for the Picnic quilt, what is not used for that will be quickly used for a different quilt. 2.5″ strips of background strips do not stay long. There were many small pieces of the focus fabrics that I just went ahead and cut down into strips and squares while I was cutting. Many of them were 7″ or less so not a lot of outage on them but they are not taking up room in my storage closet anymore and they will be much more likely to be used as strips. Here are the fabrics that were cut out that day. Missy was having a fit while I was taking this picture. She said “Terry, what are you doing?” I said I was taking a picture for the blog and she responded “you are not going to use those together are you, they do not look good together!” I couldn’t quilt laughing at that one. Thank goodness for friends that will tell you like it is.

batiks and 30s

Don’t worry, they are not being used in the same quilt

Saturday was a good day, Missy and Laura came over. We got one quilt quilted and had a whole lot of fun visiting. After we finished working, we went out for Mexican food for a reward.

Fabric out 4.29 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 60.32 yards
Fabric in ytd: 27.5 yards
Total 32.82 yards out

See Patchworktimes for additional stash reports.

Thanks for visiting and happy quilting!

Terry

I Almost Forgot, the Jewel Quilt is Finished!

It’s a finish! I took a picture of this quilt a week ago and I almost forgot to post the picture. I guess better late than never. I actually got a picture outside in the sunshine with DH and DS holding the quilt so I could get it all in the picture. Usually I have to hang the quilt over the rail to get a picture.

Jewels Quilt Completed

Jewels Quilt Completed

I am going to link this up with Julie’s binding blitz at the end of the month. You can find her blog here. 

I hope you are having a quilty day. I am getting ready for some friends to come over and get a quilt on and off of the frames.

Happy Quilting!

Terry

I Need to Get Cracking!

I need to get busy if I am going to have anything on my design wall on Monday. I have been busy cutting some more parts for the Avignon Picnic quilt so hopefully I can sit down and sew most of it together without having to make more parts. It is an easy quilt that I can put together quickly for Quilts of Love because we are running out of the larger quilts.

Avignon Picnic by Andrea Harris

Find pattern here, picture of Andrea’s quilt from Moda’s Bakeshop

It is still hard for me to cut or quilt because of an ongoing problem with my foot, so I continue to piece. It is called Peroneal Tendonitis and basically means that walking or standing is painful. I do not do everything I should do to help it along because I have to walk, and I have to continue to work on quilts (would go crazy otherwise). Doc gave me a brace for it yesterday to stabilize it and said to use a heating pad. Hopefully it will be better in a month as he said, but what it really indicates is that I am getting old 🙂

Happy Quilting!

Terry