Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lots of sewing going on...

I'm feeling really good about the past couple of days of sewing! I got all of my string blocks pieced and the top sewn together! I'm satisfied with the size of it now, it will fit my bed. I promise that the borders are not that wavy. LOL! Monday afternoon Hunter started asking a million questions about when we could move in the new house. Well we still have a little way to go before we can do that but we made him happy by "camping" in the house. We packed up blankets, pillows, drinks, snacks and a portable DVD player for Hunter and stayed in the house. It was fun! The only room that doesn't have a bunch of tools and saws in it is my sewing room! So we spent the night in my sewing room! Hunter slept on the love seat and Richard and I shared a rollaway bed. Here is Hunter snoozing away...Actually we stayed up there last night too! Maybe that is why I am getting a lot of sewing done! LOL! Here is Festus while I was working on my string quilt, he was wanting some attention.If you look close you can see a place on his nose, I guess he has been fighting again. Last night while we were staying out there I got out my Civil War Wreaths UFO. This was started with a free pattern by Mary. I had to change my color placement a little from the original because of the yardage that I had. I was sorting through the box and I could have sworn that I had more of it cut out and pieced. I put it away because I didn't want to recut what I knew I already had...somewhere.
Next I got out another UFO. My spiderweb blocks. I had several of these done but needed to pieced more of them to get the 30 blocks that I wanted. I want to do a 5x6 setting, that will make a nice bedsize quilt. When I started this quilt I picked the ugliest scraps that I had so that I could get rid of them and use them up. Here I have a few of the blocks out so you can get an idea of how it will look. I still need to purchase fabric for the pieces between the blocks, which are just triangles sewn on 4 corners and a border. Not sure what I want yet but I'm thinking maybe a red. I'll know when I see it. So this one will be set aside until I get the fabric to set it up with and I still have to peel the paper from the backs of them. I'll do that a little bit at a time as I'm watching tv during the evening. That gives me something to do with my hands.




This morning after breakfast we all set in and got the animals fed. Here is Cocoa munching on some leaves. She is so funny! She is my favorite goat! She is so playful, she runs and jumps constantly. Hunter gets her out and plays with her almost everyday. I'm thinking....she may have a baby somewhere along September. We'll have to wait and see...

After breakfast and feeding the animals, I was on a mission to find those missing pieces to my Civil War Wreaths.....I found them!!! As you can see there are a ton of 1/2 square triangles that need to be pressed and the papers peeled from the backs. I do love sewing my triangles on paper they come out wonderfully. So this is what I will be working on. This quilt will be a huge one I think the blocks that I have planned will make it just shy of 100 inches square.
I'm loving that I can actually see what I have to work on instead of having to dig through every tub and tote that I own and destroy the closets in the process. Now I have some major house cleaning to do before I can get back to quilting. :( My sister is picking up a different type of cotton batting for me this evening after work so that I can try it with that antique quilt that I mentioned the other day. I'm hoping this will help, wish me luck! I'm hoping to get it quilted this weekend!!

Kristie

7 comments:

Rhonda said...

You are getting a lot of things done. Good for you and isn't it fun to sort of move in to get a feel for your new house!

sally said...

Uhmm, is there a reason to believe Cocoa will kid in Sept? Most standard-size goats (like LaManchas) only go into heat in the fall (defined loosely -- they sometimes start in Aug.) through about Jan. Since there gestation is 148 days (5 mos.), to kid in Sept. she would have to have been bred in May. It's not completely impossible (I've learned that very little is completely impossible when it comes to goats ) but improbable.

I'm avidly following your house building, wishing it was happening at my farm instead .

Sally H

Yvette said...

How fun that you got to spend the night in your new house, even if it was only camping. LOL!

Your string quilt came out great!! I cannot believe how fast you got that done.

Mary said...

I've got some strips cut for another rail fence - it's one of my favorite patterns and yours looks great.

Honey Bear said...

I really like your string blocks. I have been working on one a little at time and when my DD saw it, she said she would really like a lap quilt like that. I will work on it a bit more and stick it back for Christmas.

lil red hen said...

Love your spider web; I have a top waiting to be quilted. Your Festus looks so much like my cat who was killed by dogs last winter. He looks very loving.

Janet O. said...

Kristie, Just found your blog through another that I follow. We have many parallels in our lives, though I think I am many years down the road ahead of you. I was a stay-at-home mom who raised 2 girls and two boys. My husband built our home on his family's farm. It is mostly finished. : ) I have made all of our soap for 15 years now. I love country living and I love scrap quilts. Your string quilt is great! I enjoyed visiting your blog. I'll be back.