Thursday, October 11, 2012

Spending lots of time in my sewing room

I've been sewing away on my little baby girl, (1933 Featherweight). She is doing a wonderful job.  I've had her for a while and only messed around with her just sewing this and that, but so far I have pieced all of these Rocky Road to Kansas blocks on her and she is doing a wonderful job.  
 Here are my blocks as of this morning.  I have almost another row pieced and they should be finished this evening.  After I finish the blocks for the 3rd row, I will be halfway through the quilt as I am planning on 6 rows.  So far I am really pleased with it.
 My mom was here yesterday and we were up in my sewing room and I was showing her what I had been working on.  She asked me if I still had a kit that she bought a few years ago.  My mom quilted and sewed my clothing when I was a kid but the past several years she has got away from it.  I dug out the kit and she said she might cut it out and piece it on her next trip in.  As I've mentioned before she works 28 days on and 28 days off.  Knowing that mom has arthritis in her hands, I told her that I would cut it out for her.  I started cutting late last night but didn't get that far.  I'm really excited about the possibility of my mom quilting again.  
 Other than working on my Rocky Road to Kansas blocks I have also been working on my friend's quilt that I have loaded on the frame.  I have just been working on it a few minutes at a time and I'm about 3/4 of the way through it.  I hope to get it off the frame today and get the binding cut ready to sew on.  I know it is not my quilt but I really wish that she had let me quilt the leaves on it and not the flowers, but oh well.  
 As I mentioned the other day, Hunter loves playing around on the treadle.  He is really good and has NOT broke the thread once!  So I walked by the treadle last night and noticed his big piece of fabric that he had been sewing on.  Look at it!  He just keeps sewing back and forth.  LOL!  If he keeps this up, I'm going to give him one of my UFO's.  LOL!
 Last but not least, I received 5 more pillowcases from my good friend, Deb.  Thanks so much Deb! 
If anyone else plans on donating pillowcases to "For Jamie's Sake" please let me know so that I can get a tally and know how many more that I need to make to get our 100 pillowcases.  Thanks so much to everyone that has donated.  Don't forget that the deadline is October 31st.  


Sharon said...

Kristie, I have 15 that I am going to mail Saturday. Had to find a box and will be out of town tomorrow before the Post Office opens. So Saturday it will be. I really enjoyed doing this. I liked picking out the fabrics to use and I used only stuff from my stash! If you need any more, let me know and I can do some more.

Darlene said...

I love your Rocky Road to Kansas blocks - it's going to be a fabulous quilt.

The fact that your mom is planning to sew is awesome. You're a good daughter to cut the project for her. wtg

Janet O. said...

Kristie--I love your RR to K blocks. They are a beautiful design and I love the colors of scraps you are combining. That is great that your Mom is feeling like working on a quilt again. I hope she will find it satisfying--good of you to cut it out for her.
Hunter needs to learn to piece. Harness that treadling energy and let him have something to show for it besides straight lines! : )
So glad people are responding to your pillowcase project. I don't have much "kid" style fabric in big pieces in my stash, but may be able to squeeze out another one or two if needed. Where do you stand now numberwise?

Deb said...

I'll bet Hunter could make a pillowcase or two! Love your RR blocks.... they are going to make a beautiful quilt. Let me know how your count is coming along.... I could do a few more. I have a few more yards of kid fabric that I could turn into some pillowcases for you.

lil red hen said...

Quilting with a mother ~ there's nothing else like it. I miss it.