Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rain + sewing = FUN

It was a beautiful day today...till a bit ago. It clouded up, and has started to rain. Liquid beauty. I think we need it...some of the creeks around here are so low...low enough to walk across without getting your feet wet.
The Bubbie got me up early....even after playing with him last night. I got up, got my shower; Roger was up before I was done. I fixed a bit of breakfast, spent a little time checking out some of the blogs, doing email, then headed to the basement. Above you will see some of my rulers...they are thick acrylic rulers for cutting against with a rotary cutter which is laying below my scissors in the photo below.
I first repaired a shirt of Rogers...one he had only worn a few times till a seam pulled loose. Up in the shoulder seam. Well, it is dark green and black flannel...I have tried numerous times to see to take the stitches out. Finally, I just stuck the raw edge back under and sewed it enough to hold it in place a bit...then I used some fusible web, got a scrap piece of dark fabric and fused over the seam and sewed it down. That stitching is noticeable, but not bad...and for everyday, who cares.
Next I started fiddling with these crumb blocks again...it is time consuming but satisfying at the same time...I use up scraps that I would not use up for anything else. And when I am done, I will have enough for some kind of quilt...
I had a couple of the ones above started so finished them, came up and we fixed lunch. Then I have been back down there sewing and made two more. Decided I wanted some fresh pictures so came up to get the camera and noticed that the rain had actually started.
I forget how many of the blocks are here...I have just been messing with them in odd moments here and there. When I want to sew a line but don't feel like really getting into a big project. Or when I am too tired to think. These are almost foolproof....

I think I am headed down in a minute to get the binding made for my older daughter's quilt...I have not started the quilting of it yet but thinking after this next weekend that I will get started on it...I want to do it when I haven't got anything planned that is going to take me away from it for days at time...and I love having the binding already made when I finish quilting...that way I can get right on to one of my favorite parts.

Some people hate doing the binding, but I love it. I really pretty much like everything about quilting except the pin basting the layers together. And even with it, I don't mind smaller quilts too bad.

14 comments:

Ginny said...

I don't think i would like doing the binding. Such pretty squares! I just lived through an earthquake, 5.9. So scary here, it sounded like a big train coming and the whole house shook under me. We're waiting for the aftershocks now.

Debbie said...

soooo pretty. i quilted years ago & loved it!!!

we felt the earth move here in new jersey also!!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Pretty! I used to quilt, but find it tedious now. I don't know why.

Hope the earthquake leaves you alone now!

Lois Evensen said...

The squares are pretty. It's fun to let the supplies you have be the guide, isn't it. I've done the same with yarn when making free form items in crochet or knit. I start by grouping colors that look good together, then let them take me where they want to go.

I look forward to seeing what you make with these.

Carletta said...

I do admire your patience to quilt. I don't have enough. I admit it. :)
I'm thankful that a few quilts have been lovingly handed down to me.

Montanagirl said...

My Grandmothers all made quilts...I never got bitten by that bug. I don't sew, knit, crochet...I was always an outside, ride my horse, brand calves, move cows type of girl.

Joyful Quilter said...

I really like how your crumb blocks are turning out..I really need to try making a few. This is a cool method to baste a quilt without tape or pins...two parts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwNylePFAA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_EjBGz5vGQ&feature=related

I haven't tried it, but it looks really simple.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rose, You are just so super talented... What do you do with your old spools??? I'm sure there is some use for them...

Your quilt will be so pretty.. Love seeing all of the different colors in the squares...

I envy your talent...
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

It's obvious you have enough to keep you busy on rainy days as well as pretty days. I really like the blocks you've made. Now, would you please send some of that rain down our way?

Ellie said...

Sounds like you had an enjoyable day. I've never done a quilt but would love to try. I have bought some fat quarters to start - one day when our bathroom is complete and I have a bit of space I am going to give it a shot.

EG Wow said...

I love the rainbow of colours you've chosen!

Marie (once The Tile Lady) said...

A great scrap project! I'm anxious to get back to my sawtooth squares quilt! May have found a rental house, so if we get it, we'll be moving in soon! I sure will miss being here every day with our wonderful daughter, grandson and son-in-law though....

Judy said...

I don't mind doing the binding...that means I'm almost done. I love the blocks they are going to look great together.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I really do need to start sewing again, but it'll have to wait until I finish decorating,

Gill in Canada

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