Sunday, June 25, 2017

Stressful things...

I am not very far on my last camper quilt.  Once again life has risen it's ugly head and interfered.  I got one more row of borders on this morning.  I really didn'the have time but I squeaked it in for my sanity.


It took about an hour to piece the scrappy rows then sew them down but I did it!!


This is where we are now.  Width is almost right, but I need a lot more height, like at least 2 feet. 

My Mom'a place sold this last week so now I have to get it empty.  We had a sale this weekend and while a lot of stuff went there is still a lot more.  It is so stressful.  I need to meditate......and sew.


Soo many memories coming up.  What an emotional ride.  I WILL see it through!  This quilt WILL get done!

So much to do, so little time.  My laundry room is shouting at me....

Always,

Gentrie

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Next camper quilt

When I decided to do camper quilts I made a deal with myself not to buy any new fabrics to make these quilts.  The other deal was that they needed to be scrappy and easy.  (The last is so I can actually get them done!)

So the woodsy one was easy, I have a lot of that fabric.  Now what?

I still have 80 bow tie blocks from a block exchange I did with Fun with Barb about a year ago (maybe 2).  These are perfect.  Already made, they make a cool pattern and I can throw a few easy borders on.


The color options were bright modern or civil war.  I don't feel I really fall into either category but my kids like the brights and I like modern more than civil war, too depressing.  (Just my opinon, no offense.)


I also had quite a bit left over, enough for borders and such.  A few months ago (before retreat) I had bought the lettered gray for background and borders for these bowties.  I had taken them to retreat.....


This is what I have so far.  Some of these fabrics I do love.  Others not so much, but together they work.


I get nervous doing block exchanges, it's a judgement thing.  This was anonymous, so that eases it a little.  This is the center, what do you think so far?  My 13 year old already loves it.

P.S:  I suck at scrappy, so these being random and nothing alike helps me!!


Always,

Gentrie





Sunday, June 4, 2017

One down....? To Go..

One camper quilt is down.  I actually managed to get this completed in 2 days!  That is fast in my world of kids and working.  Easy-peasy pattern  meant for quick sewing.

I had 2 packs of charms of the same woodsy fabric from years gone by.  It was a Moda, Holly Taylor I am sure.  I also had a lot of woodsy fabric to go with it.


This quilt is what I call a lap quilt.  It is about 6' long and about 5' wide.  This is a good snuggle size for my family, we are tall.  The row on top and bottom is called Birds in the air.  Fun Block.
(That is Hailey's foot sticking out. She is a little over 6' tall.)

I will now pull from my extensive flannel stack and piece a back together for it.  I want to use wool batting in it.  This quilt will be warm and snuggly and will breathe.  Perfect for snuggling around the campfire!

Always  

Gentrie

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Camper Quilts

Next on the to do list is a couple camper quilts.  Some snuggles that are OK to be dragged in the dirt to the camp fire chair, warm and snuggly.

So I went to the stash.  Nothing is better for a camping quilt than a pine quilt right!?!  Am I right?  Well it is in our area anyway.  Land of the pine tree.  Throw in a bit of fishing fabric, and there you go!

I thought I would just sew the charm packs together for the center and throw on a couple of borders on.  Simple, simple, simple, and functional.


In other news, I picked up these gems yesterday.  Cute huh?  The bears are cards.  They are so adorable!!!

Can never have too many herb books for reference.


I also got "Dad's corner" set up.  He was very proud of that saddle, and that is his military burial flag there.  Grandma's  wash picture is in there also.  Miss him tons!!


HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!!

Gentrie

Saturday, May 20, 2017

This took FOREVER!

I finally completed the quilt top for my bed.  It has been years in the works and put on the back burner more times than I can count.  Now it is D...O...N...E..., DONE!!!!


This is the completed top on my bed.  It is a California King.  Lots of fabric in that one.  The fabric is Robert Kaufman  'La Scala'.  I believe they are on a version 7 of this line if that tells you how long I have had it.  I still love it though!


It did not show up in the picture but the white does have a print on it, white on white.


I cannot wait until it is quilted.  It will add so much dimension to it!

I was looking  through my latest Connecting Threads catalogue and they had premade quilt labels in there.  One of them said "This took forever!!"  I am going to get it for this quilt.

Off to the quilter it goes.  I am soon excited!

I just noticed in that last picture the blur of my 3 year old running by......it is not a ghost, she is just fast.  Just ask her!  LOL!

Always,


Gentrie