I feel like it has been forever since I have done a blog post. Way too much going on. My daughter has had some crazy virus. SHe is getting better, but we are still doing breathing treatments three times a day. Kevin has also been sick. Amazingly, the person with the compromised immune system (me) has managed to stay healthy.
I managed to completed my One Monthly Goal amidst the insanity. I really love this quilt. I have names it Hugs and Kisses. I quilted circles on this quilt (hugs). They don’t look to bad. I used freezer paper. basically, I used a protractor (showing my age) to draw circles on freezer paper and then sewed on the lines. The freezer paper was good but I did learn a few things. First being, don’t iron all the pattens on at once. Just iron on a few at a time. I initially ironed them all on and manipulating them under the machine caused them to loosen. I eventually, pulled them off and only put them on one row at a time. Then I had no more issues. I will use the freezer paper method again. I ended up using a sulky thread that was sort of an Ombre orange. It went from dark orange to light orange.
I got to make this quilted wall hanging for free. My local quilt shop Red Rooster Quilts gives a free quilt block every two weeks. I am already collecting my next set, which is a lovely christmas wall hanging.
I really like this wall hanging and plan on hanging it in my family room. I think it is because I really like orange fabric.
So, this was my conversation the other night with my significant other. The conversation started because I was telling him that Lynn and I were going to do our own “Sew In” in our dining room. One thing led to another and he informed me that only little old ladies quilt.
“So, I am a little old lady?”(me). His response was, “well if the shoe fits”. Then he went on to tell me that his Mom did this stuff. What stuff?(me) “You know did things with yarn” (him). “You mean like crochet?”(me) “Yah, that kind of stuff”(him).
Well, just for your information, not all the people in my quilt guild are old”. (me) The majority, the average age?(him) !!%%%&&& (words I should not type). “Just so you know I have done this my whole life, not just since I have known you” (me). “Why are you getting so offended?” (Him). “Well, I think you just called me old, and all my friends.” I am tempted to give you all his phone number and email address to set him straight, however this little old lady may find alternative methods of showing him the error of his ways. Lynn can punch him when she sees him.
I now have all my blocks for my free quilt top from Red Rooster quilts. I was pleasantly surprised to see that week 26 was binding. Gosh I love free stuff, especially quilt stuff. I hope they do it again. So now, I need to put it all together. I already have the backing, so I should be good to go. I really do like Orange.
I really like this quilt. I think it might be because I love Orange Fabrics. I never feel like any shop has enough Orange Fabric or it is because Red Rooster Quilts gives me the fabric for free. One block every two weeks. It is not just for fall or Halloween. My daughter Haley actually likes this quilt. That is a surprise since she usually has something negative to say about my quilts. This is a quilt I will keep for me and hang up somewhere in the house.
Been feeling a little uninspired lately. I have many many projects started, but don’t feel like working on any of them. I have like 4 quilts that need quilted, laying on the pool table, multiple other projects started. Yet, I just stare off into oblivion. I usually have more time on the weekends to work on my craft, but I always get a pile of things ready for during the week, even if I only have a few minutes, I usually sit down and sew some of these things, so they are ready for the weekend. The pile is still sitting there untouched and then there is Block #6 for I wish you a Merry Quilt Along. Need to get that done. It does not look to hard, some piecing, some applique. I will get to it, eventually.
So the local quilt shop to me, Red Rooster Quilts, is having a tent sale today and tomorrow. They are selling all their quilt and quilt tops tops and had them displayed along the fence. It is just a beautiful site.
I bought nothing. How crazy is that? I am trying very hard not to buy things I don’t specifically need to complete something. Although that rarely stops me. Since I am in the shop a lot because it is about two miles form what I work, I had already seen most of the stuff they were selling at the tent sale in the store. It had been discounted for a while. Nothing called to me, so I just picked up my free bi-weekly quilt block and wandered up and down viewing the quilts/quilt tops.
Just wanted to share the beautiful photos and make sure any of my local Columbus friends were aware that there was a Quilting Tent Sale. Have a great weekend!
As I have mentioned in the past, Red Rooster (Dublin, Ohio) quilt shop gives a free quilt block every two weeks. There are thirty total that will complete a wall Hanging Quilt. It is super cute and has a lot of Orange, which I love. They are total geniuses for doing this. These are about 6” blocks, so they are giving you maybe a dollars’ worth of fabric. But, I am going into their store and spending money every two weeks. So that dollar they are spending they have already made back more times than I care to admit. I always liked the shop, but now I have a very specific reason to go every two weeks (which I would not normally do unless I specifically needed something. Random visits cost money) and collect my block and whatever else tickles my fancy (the problem). The other part of the issue is that my Day job as Nerd Whisperer keeps me about two miles from the shop. So, when I have had my fill of the nerd squad I go to relax and wander around their store (probably not the best option for my wallet, despite the free block).
So, why am I slacker? Well, I didn’t buy anything today when I went to get my block (I should probably see a doctor) but when I was checking out, the lovely lady at the counter asked me if I was up to date on my block creations. As she handed me block #15, I had to admit that I just finished block #10. Seriously they are 6 inch blocks. I am such a slacker.