Saturday, May 19, 2018

Jacks Chain -Ooooops


 Got up at 4:15 this morning in order to watch the Royal Wedding coverage which started at 4:30.    What better handwork to do while watching the Royal Wedding than some English Paper Piecing?

Here is my Jack'[s Chain top so far, just needing the final border rows.

I pieced the four corner blocks this morning and actually got one of the corners sewn on.  They are kind of odd shaped at this point and was a puzzle to add to the corner.
Corner block sewn on

So the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now married, and I take my quilt to the guest room to admire my work of the morning.

Oooooops, I had sewn the corner to the side, lol, completely missing the corner.  Plus I already pulled out the papers. 

Oh well, it can be fixed, but daggum (been watching too much Tomater Tales with my grandson) I don't like ripping out EPP!

To make sure this does not happen again, and with me it very well could. I put a clip on each of the corners.

And while I am sharing my goofs, here is Block 1 of a new quilt I am working on.  The block is actually a green print, but the photo shows up here as yellow for some odd reason.  I tried to edit and make it green, but then the back ground turned a green as well.

Anyway this block went together so well, that I made the mistake of telling my friends how forgiving this block is as it is not so noticeable when the points don't exactly line up.


Here is block #2 - my grey block.  Forget what I said about goofs not showing up....having to eat my words and rip my stitches on this one.

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

Its a good Mother's Day with two of my daughters and their families here for Sunday lunch.  My son and his family could not be here - so hard to get everyone together at the same time.
Ellen and Jennie, standing and Lorelai on my lap. 

Toby, Taralyn, Tess (in back) Timothy and Tori - standing;
On my lap - Lorelai and Adeline and standing in front,Titus.
This is 8 of my 11 grandchildren
What a blessed day this has been.  They have all gone home now and the house is quiet.  Time for some Sunday stitching.  Working on twilling my BOM project.  Still a little awkward with my sore wrist and hand, but something I enjoy all the same.  The physical therapist tells me its also good therapy for my hand.

Also an update on my "Happy" quilt.  I have the first three rows quilted and attached to each other.  This quilt as you go method is becoming quite the challenge.  I do like the way it looks, but not as easy as I thought it would be to put it together.

 I have included a picture of the back.  Stitching down the orange connecting sashing is a work in progress.  I will use a different color solid or near solid fabric for the back of each row and continue the orange sashing between each row.