Friday, August 9, 2013

I did stuff this week!

There have been some weeks when reading your blogs was the most worthy thing I did ... (Thanks for being there for me.) and I really didn't do that much this week either... Well, here, you decide.

For Mary Lou's hubby. He has terminal brain cancer. (They want blocks with a car on a light blue background... here's my offering. It's the Ford Anglia from the Harry Potter Paper Piecing blocks on
Fandom in Stitches.) The tires are yoyos that are turned in... I couldn't get mine smoothly round, but I think they look like mud and snow tires this way... extra tread for mudding.

And I got back to my grandson's I Spy quilt, finally! His first birthday is coming up at the end of the month!!! I wanted to try the machine sewn method of binding, so I sewed it onto the back - it went on quite smoothly, but then for some reason, I thought I was going to have lots of trouble with the sewing onto the front. Left it for about 6 weeks. Yesterday, in an attempt to get out of painting on the patio, I got back on the horse, and just did it. Except for one corner, it went on easily. I don't know what I was so afraid of...
Yes, that is brown binding. (You know I don't like the color.) I'm quite proud of myself for stepping away from my prejudice against the color to bind - in a practical color - number 8's first quilt from Grammy.  I'll show you the whole thing once I get the label made... say in a month or two? LOL

I love that you can use the clips even on the sewing machine. They work better than pins, except at the corners... then I used pins. I will be using this process again! It was sew easy.
So that is what is going on here... Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Lovely block there Terri and the Eye Spy Quilt is coming along beautifully!

  2. Great car block! Ford Anglia was the easiest car model to recognize, and I still see them on TV when watching Heartbeat (set on Yorkshire countryside in the 60's and 70's).
    Cute quilt for the grandson.

  3. Your car block is amazing! Your grandson will be thrilled with his quilt I am sure! Hugs, Julierose

  4. Great car block, Terri! Sad news to hear about Mary Lou's husband
    I love your I Spy quilt. The clips look like a good idea. I must try that.

  5. Woohoo! Lots of progress from you. I've only done a little bit of stitching. I've been trying to clean youngest son's room (probably the first real cleaning it's had in 10 years, EEK). He left TONS of stuff that I'm not supposed to pack up, but, hopefully I'll be able to start moving sewing stuff in there soon. I love the car!


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