Friday, October 24, 2014

New DP blocks and boxes

Newest blocks - made this week. Still not laid out in the layout of choice. There is a layout where the whites will make a "ring". Vickie Welch has a layout on her post today that looks like the one I have in mind that is called Wedding Ring. I saw that name somewhere. This is going to be another Granddaughter Wedding Quilt. I just hope the Grandgirls space out their weddings, so I can get their quilts done without stress. (That's usually not on their minds when choosing a date. I wonder why...LOL)


Above is how I do the curves - like a set in sleeve in dressmaking. Next I'll sew the seam by hand back stitch every stitch as tiny as I can get for strength.

My house is a mess today - workmen are finishing off the two bathrooms where there was some water damage, and in termite country we have to fix it for the new owner... Seems a terrible waste of materials to me. She will be remodeling the bathrooms and kitchen to get the surfaces she prefers, and these new ones will go in the landfill.
There are also piles of boxes all around the house and in the garage.

Everywhere I look! These are just some of the quilting boxes, there are  some in the closet, too. Also probably 100 boxes in the garage of assorted things from other rooms. I still have packing up to do in the kitchen and bathrooms, garage and OMG! some pictures on the walls yet, etc. I really don't want to think about it all.

In the middle of all that, Halloween. It's usually our bit of madness for the year, but this year it's the bit of sanity. Everything is relative.

So not much sewing going on here. I did get out my strips from Val to maybe sew on the machine during the day, but I think that time is all taken up in packing boxes, and readying Halloween.

Hope you are having a sane weekend. This is my second to last at this house. (Sigh)


  1. I remember doing set in sleeveejust like that!

  2. Those are turning out pretty, but all handsewn? wow. You are more patient than me! Will you sew the blocks together by hand as well?It will make a lovely quilt I'm sure.

  3. How exciting seeing all those boxes - not long to go now until you get to start your new life !!!

    Your DP quilt is going to be a stunner.

  4. Hand piecing. Impressive! You definitely have more patience than I. Good luck with the move!

  5. Red and purple--love it! And ugh, moving. I feel your pain. But if you're handpiecing these, your sewing will barely be interrupted!

  6. Nice blocks, Terri! Is there a reason you are hand sewing these? After all that packing, maybe it's nice to sit and relax with some hand stitching. You are really getting things done for the move, it looks like. Yeah, doesn't make sense to have to fix something that will be torn down soon enough. Oh well!

  7. I have managed to avoid curves....grin. Your look great!.

  8. I had to laugh at all those pins in that tiny block. I use 3 and use my sewing machine. Looks like a granddaughter is in store for a beautiful quilt.

  9. Hugs Terri so so pleased that your house is selling. I am so happy for you that you are getting ready for a whole new adventure in life. Yes I really think you should have a word with your grand daughters about spacing weddings. Honestly! LOL The quilt is going to look fantastic. Well done for choosing such a satisfying challenge. I finally got out of the ditch this week with quilting. Will share.

  10. Breathe! Breathe! Halloween is only a few days away. Think of all the fun you'll have unpacking, and finding things again.

  11. I know you have to be stressed. I can't imagine moving. I have accumulated a lot of stuff over the years. Especially my sewing hobby. I know you will miss this beautiful home.

  12. I hate moving! When we moved to this house (the first one we've owned) I declared it quits on moving. I am going to die in this house. Well, maybe a hospital nearby! :-) Good luck and blessings on moving.


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