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September 1st, so I decided I should probably get started on DD's llama quilt rather than sewing scraps. So I headed over to Gibbson's because I'm going to need 5 yds of background and 8 FQ worth of browns and grays for the bodies. I have nothing like that in my stash, though plenty for the bright blankets. I found $8 & $9 yd for Moda. Not too bad. I still have embellishment to do on 2 blocks plus applique the garland on my Christmas quilt. But lately I've been missing my sewing machine, so the llamas might as well get going. I want to make it full size for her new full size bed. So that's a fair number of llamas and looking at the pattern it's going to take a while.
Ummmm…. His tools, my tools didn’t work in my house!
when we married, the wonderful people held a shower for both the men and women to attend. And then came up with the brilliant idea of a toolbox and then the men bought him tools. Then a few ladies got together and gave me a small hammer and a few tools that they decorated with fancy flowers and such!
my tools were kept in the house in my Drawer. But that didn’t stop Hubby from using them. One day I couldn’t find my hammer….asked if he borrowed it, and he confessed he broke it! He has looked for a small light one ever since…although it could never replace the special one made just for me!
sigh…..doesn’t work here.
I haven’t got a lot done on my Dear Jane project, but I did complete hand sewing on 3 blocks. I also prepped 2 blocks for English pping. They seem too difficult to piece, only thing is, it’s lots of small pieces. But I figured I’d give it a try!
I will let you know….
here are the finished blocks.
We don't need to do that "his, hers" thing at our house because both of us are neatniks ... I just offered the idea to Mishii because of her Pita's annoying habit of messing up things in her territory.
In order to avoid the quilt I loaded on the machine as well as DBIL set up my industrial Juki I brought up from New Mexico a month ago I am making a Chore Coat out of mustard corduroy I got last Fall. I am making all kinds of extra features and tweaks. Some years ago at a VOS retreat someone left a partially sewn dress out of quilters cotton on the giveaway table since I liked the fabric I snagged it. I have chopped the fabric into Hong Kong seam finishes, the inside yolk, a hem finish and a hidden pocket inside. Lots of fun surprises inside the garment. I am working on pockets today.....putting on at the end so I can decide where I like them. I made them oversized. Once I sew them on all that will be left is buttons and buttonholes. My bin of vintage buttons is in NM so I will get that next week as I think largish vintage brown buttons will be perfect.
Hopefully when I get back I can hit the ground running on the quilt.
I also have binding to handset on the quilt I took off the machine a week ago for the car ride.
AND I am very proud of myself. I purchased only ONE novelty, just 1/2 yd of bananas and only because I knew I was down to just 2 squares of bananas. Gotta have bananas in an I spy quilt. Usually when I cull through my novelties I end up buying more than I got rid of. Trying to be a good girl this time and not undo all my previous effort.
Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:
Gotta have bananas in an I spy quilt.
Dee, I have 12" (selvage) (almost 3/8 yard) of small bananas on a mottled turquoise background. It's a leftover from a previous project. If you'd like it, I'd be happy to send it to you.
sure, if you want to spend a stamp send it on. Small scatter prints are always good.