Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Digging Around

First off, Jim is doing some better. Still taking his shots and breathing treatments. He has lost a lot of weight and it will be hard to get the weight back on him with him being so old, but we will work on that. Thanks so much for the prayers and sweet comments, he is my baby!

Not a lot of sewing going on, but I have been digging around! :) I have this cabinet thing with a door on it (thank goodness, so you can't see all the mess in it) I decided to clean it out and use 2 of the shelves for my quilting pantographs. I needed a place to store them. While I was cleaning it out here are a few things that I have found...

This is a BOM that I did a few years ago. I have all of it done except for the last step. I stopped there because each month was 2 blocks, which was easy and then the last month had somewhere around 50 little 6 inch blocks!!! So I set it aside. Now I am thinking that I could take these 24-12inch blocks, add sashings and a border, forget the 50 other blocks and call it DONE! I think that would be better than it just sitting in a box. Although I will have to buy some black fabric to finish it up.
I found these...I was working on Christmas postcards. Very simple and quick. I will probably try to finish up what I have of these for Christmas.
This is an orphan block. Don't even remember making it! :) This will go in my box of orphan blocks that someday I will go through and make several orphan block quilts out of them.

More orphan blocks here. This was a BOM that I started a few years ago and lost interest in it. They will go in the the orphan box too. Well, I should tell you that my orphan"box" is actually a "tote" hehehehe! I have a zillion orphan blocks!
Also found this quilt that I started, have several blocks cut out, but probably will not finish it. Looks a little odd, that is probably why I never finished it. I may just make a baby quilt for donation or a lap quilt.
Of course there are more that I found too. I have not looked through them all, so I will post about those as I go through them.
Oh, I also found some half square triangles that I had paper-pieced. I did actually sew a few more of those tonight. This is not something that I will finish anytime soon, just work on them as I get more scraps! Eventually I will have enough to make a quilt with them.
Kristie

9 comments:

Amelia said...

Certainly some pretty blocks..really like the tourquise and brown shoo fly pattern.

DeAnna S. said...

Looks and sounds like you CAN make several orphan quilts. I think those are the most interesting with stories to tell. I'm glad Ole Jim is doing better. If it wasn't for your dedicated care I'm sure he would not have pulled through.

Gina said...

I'm glad Ole Jim is doing better.

I recognise two of those BOM's. The one on black I've made into a top but just sashed and bordered it noemally. I didn't bother withthe small stars either. The other BOM is lying around my room somewhere aswell.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Libby said...

Glad Ole Jim is feeling better. I have plenty of extra pounds myself that I would love to give him!

Kelly Ann said...

Yeah....Jim is getting better, you know he would feel better if he could come in the house and be nice and warm...:)

jillquilts said...

I'm glad that Ole Jim is getting better! And I love the colors in the black and brights BOM! I agree - just sash it and get it done! :) lol

KyQuiltlady said...

I'm glad Ole Jim is feeling better. I am sure he is liking all that special attention. All the blocks are so pretty. The number of quilts are going up faster than the quilted ones are. LOL Got my machine back and it is working good. Also got computer back. Mystery quilt not going so good.

Texan said...

Glad to hear Ole Jim is doing some better... :O)...

Looks like you found some fun stuff in your cabinet :O).. the black and orange quilt with the other green, pink, purple.. boy toss some multi colored Halloween fabric in for sashings and you would have yourself a great Halloween quilt!! The blocks are really pretty!

I got one Halloween fabric this year at JoAnns Fabrics that was black background and had Whitches hats all over it in all those colors!!

Guðrún said...

I am glad that Jim is doing better.