Friday, March 15, 2013

Sewing Right Along...

 I've tried for a couple of days to get this post up.  My Internet is coming and going and will not stay on long enough to do much.  So this morning I finally got 3 photos loaded for this post.  

The weather here has been pretty nice and you can tell that Spring will soon be here.  Saturday was my birthday and we spent most of the day outside having a little cookout with the family.  It was so nice to be outside and not freezing to death.  Actually I got a sunburn!  :)  I think today it is only supposed to be in the 50's.

I still haven't finished that antique quilt that I have on the frame.  I worked just a little more on it since my last post and look at what I am dealing with now!  LOL!  The border issues that I mentioned before, I just took a big pleat in them and went on.  That was the best that I could do with it.  I don't even have a clue what to do on these stars.  I'm thinking that I may unroll it a little and take my ironing mat and starch/steam these to see if I can get them to shrink a little.  Of course you can see that I will probably still need to pleat these too.  
I've also been working on my Hugs and Kisses quilt.  Here are a few of the blocks up on the design wall.  I have somewhere close to 35 blocks finished.  That would put me a little over halfway.  It will be a king size in the end, I really like large quilts....maybe that is why I have so many UFO's.  I want to make them big and then I lose interest in them because it takes so long.  :)
I have oodles more strip sets to press and subcut.  I also have several more to sew together.  
 After I get this baby finished, I want to get back to my Butterscotch Pie quilt.  I also have another one that I want to start....I know I need to start another quilt!  LOL!  I've been trying to be good, I finished my string quilt and I will also have this Hugs and Kisses finished so that would be okay, right?  :)  

I guess that is all for this morning...
Kristie

9 comments:

Regina said...

oh I bet you will be glad when that antique quilt is done!!! I got 3 pinned up and 2.25 quilted this week - so tempting to start something new but I am trying to stay on a moratorium until after Easter week, when I will deliver as many 4Patches4Hope quilts to South Carolina as I can get finished. So hard to stay focused - too many ideas!!!

Angie said...

You always have the most gorgeous projects going on in your sewing room. Love your fabric choices and colors. :) Belated happy birthday, btw.

Janet O. said...

Oh, it isn't just the borders on that antique quilt that are giving you grief. My goodness, that must be so frustrating.
Sounds like you had a good day on your birthday.
I love the progress on the Hugs and Kisses top. So pretty in those richly colored scraps.

sara said...

Happy birthday...
Love your Hugs and Kisses..

Deb A said...

Happy belated birthday! Yikes, that quilt is really giving you issues.... guess you know why it was just a top for so long. Love your hugs and kisses quilt. Finishing two = at least one new start in my book.

mlcquilts said...

I'm so sorry you have to deal with such a top. Chances are the owner won't have any idea of the hardship it has caused. Take a deep breath, relax, I'm sure there are some out there that are worse.
Mary

Michelle said...

What a nightmare that quilt is! I don't know WHAT I would do! Whatever you decide to sew will be just fine, and if you want to start 10 new quilts, that's ok too. Remember, there are no quilting police! Take care, and happy belated birthday!

Missy Shay said...

Happy Birthday!

Yvette said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Oh geez! I bet you can't wait to finish that quilt. I am frustrated for you.