Today, my horoscope said 'take care of details'. You know how rarely those things are right, but ok, I'll go with it today. Goodness knows I have plenty of 'details' that need attending!
First, a very BIG thank you to Matt's computer genius friend!!! (not that he is reading my blog) The desktop is up, running and safe once again. I simply can't imagine anyone knowing what to do to fix that blue screen, but oh my, how I appreciate his knowledge!
So now for something pleasant....Did you decorate for summer? Would you have selected a patriotic theme to carry you from Memorial Day through 4th of July and Labor Day as I did? Now we are nearing the end of summer and I'm tiring of the look.
Will change it up after Labor Day.
I thought about this and after unpacking from last weeks program took a few more pictures.
A Log Cabin top...will someday be a summer spread.
I think shirtings say Summer.
Hour Glass from History Repeated,
taken from a weird angle on the bed.
and now a weird quilt....can you identify this pattern?
I buy quilts for lots of different reasons..why this quilt??? The morning print in the alternate square.
The blocks are huge! Wonder if it would be better scaled down. Of course!
A Bow Tie variation....???
Well, now here is where I need to be! Attendng to details!
Need a quick little project for your sewing room...
just in case visitors who do not sew need clarification. Wink, wink!
Sew any size squares of your choice in a diagonal grid. I cut 2" squares, 50 of them. After sewing the squares together in diagonal rows, layer and quilt as you like; I followed the squares. I then trimmed the edges even, allowing a 1/4" seam for binding. It is a small project, yes with bias edges, so I suggest you stay stitch the edge all the way around before binding. I did put on the binding before stitching the appliques. I drew letters onto freezer paper and cut out the shapes, then pressed them to felted wool, and cut those shapes. Or, you may wish to trace the letters onto a fusible material like a Heat and Bond, instead of freezer paper, taking care to reverse the letters. Place the words on the quilt and sew with a blanket stitch by hand catching only the top fabric and batting. If you stitch all the way through, be careful not to pull your stitches too tightly. Enjoy!
Until next time,