Sunday, July 19, 2020

Slowly but surely it is growing...


I promised myself I would not post a bunch of photos along the way...but here I go posting another pic of this before it is a finished top...much less a finished quilt.  I now have five rows sewing together.  Need to get 3, maybe four more added to it.

Most of the fabrics in the blocks are scraps from the scrap bin at the local quilt shop.  But still, I look at just this photo and see fabrics left from 3, no make that 4 pair of pjs I made for myself.  It is hard to buy pjs that I like, so I make my own.

I see fabrics from dresses for Lorelei, and I see fabrics from a quilt for her, and I also know there is fabric from two or three quilts of hers that I don't see in this particular view, and fabrics from other quilt projects.  The fabric between the blocks I got years ago and have been waiting for the right project.  I did not want to buy anything new for this so this was one of the few fabrics big enough to complete the project....
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I need to get off here and vacuum and do a bit of housework...oldest daughter is heading this way in a bit...I think we are going to sew.  I need to hurry and do a few things.  I have enough time...hope you guys have a good week.

20 comments:

Cheryl Kimbley said...

That is just lovely. So much talent

Joyful Quilter said...

Love it! The best part of scrap quilts are the memories from the original projects (unless you're like me and have now made 10 quilts from the same set of scraps and lose track). Enjoy your sewing time with you daughter.

Laurel Wood said...

The quilt is beautiful. I love the history of the fabric scraps and the pretty fabric between the rows. Have fun sewing.

Sandra said...

Always love your quilts! And this one is really pretty! Enjoy your time with daughter

Bonnie said...

It looks wonderful! I love having scraps in a quilt that bring back memories like that! Enjoy your time with your daughter.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wow, it is perfect! Everything is so straight, and it all fits together like a jigsaw. I bet you had to do a lot of math.

Granny Marigold said...

Your quilt is shaping up nicely. I like all the colour in it and the fact that you have included fabrics that bring with them memories.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is a fun looking quilt.

Catherine:theMaker said...

Love the quilt as it unfolds but LOVE the history of the fabric - whether is was scraps from the quilt shop or left over pieces of your hand made PJs...

At Home In New Zealand said...

That quilt looks like so much work, but it will be awesome when you have finished. I love the way you are weaving memories into it by using different fabrics-with-meaning :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Lovely fabrics with beautiful memories, your quilt is looking lovely.
Enjoy your day, have a happy new week!

Nancy Chan said...

I love the quilt, love the designs you made with the scrapes. You have lots of patience to complete this quilt.

Marie Smith said...

That will be a special quilt for sure. Bits of life sewn in...

happyone said...

It is coming along fabulously!!

DeniseinVA said...

I envy you your talent, it is gorgeous!!!

Henny Penny said...

You make the prettiest quilts. I love to look at quilts and recognize the fabric pieces used. Sure wish I knew how; I would start a quilt. I am so bored with sewing right now. Think it's because of this virus and no craft shows. I feel like, what's the use. Wonder if I could Google, how to start a quilt top?? I'll let you know. :) Oh, I ordered an online printable pattern for pajama bottoms, but haven tried it yet.

Judy@newenglandgardenandthread said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Happy sewing with your daughter because that's pretty special duty. :-)

Small City Scenes said...

I love all the colors you have put together. It is fun when you see pieces of memories in your quilts. Have a good time sewing with your daughter
MB

Beside a babbling brook... said...

What a lovely project. With so many memories, in its composition.

And how lucky you are, to be able to sew. How marvelous, to be able to make clothes you choose. ~happy sigh!

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like the colours in your quilt.

All the best Jan