Sunday, January 18, 2009

Almost Three Weeks....

Has it been almost three weeks since my last post? I can hardly believe it! I have been busy working, quilting, and visiting.

At the beginning of the month, our guild had our UFO presentations. I did two orphan blocks, two vintage blocks, and one almost 30 year old unfinished quilt.
There were 5 of us who responded to the challenge. What fun we had sharing! I finished all my contracted items - I finished the last one about 11 pm the night before it was due.

Here is the final one. I call it Attic Treasures 2 because it was the second piece I made from my finds in the family home attic. The Sue was appliqued onto the oval then I appliqued the oval to the background and made the border. It is hand quilted. All the fabric, except for the backing and batting, was found among the family home fabric.

I took my machine to have its annual professional cleaning so I decided to do some hand work. I have always wanted to make a Grandmothers Flower Garden. I used the English paper piecing method. All of the fabric so far is from my stash but I think I will go out and get a white on white fabric for the fence around the flowers. I had an off white that I thought I would use but it just doesn't look right. Anyway, the white is more traditional. Here are the flowers I have done. Each of the hexagons is 1.5 inches. Some of the petals aren't sewn down yet but I just had to get them on my design board to see how it was going.

I also spent three days with my daughter in law while my son was at a training in Alabama. The second day my grandson went to preschool so we had about 5 hours for work. She painted their entry hall and I recovered dining room chairs.

So, now I am off to work this morning...ready for a new week


Pat said...

Your "flowers" are looking pretty. I sent you an email about a gal who is looking for folks to share their Sue's for her blog. I think you should share yours there with her!

Eileen said...

Your flower garden is coming along so pretty! ou're right.. white shoudl go in between. Hurry up and get some so you can start putting them together. :-)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the hexs and LOVE LOVE the sunbonnet sue with vintage fab. Of course. Nice job.

Anonymous said...

Busy busy. I like your flower garden. have you seen the quilts by the author Lucy M Boston? They are all made with paper piecing. There is a book out "The Quilts of Lucy Boston" I think.

Well done for using up what you already had to make the sunbonnet sue quilt.

MOLLY said...

You visited my blog and commented on my SBS post last Sunday. I would love to post about your SBS quilt on next Sunday's SBS if you will allow me to. I will link to your blog. Let me know. Thanks