Sunday, March 15, 2015

Baby Princes

Isn't she cute?
This little quilt is a UFO from over a year ago, one of many. The fabrics came from a fat quarter bundle I purchased on Ebay when first learning to piece a quilt. I became a fabric addict very quickly, especially for fat quarters. 
I just love her little toe shoes and...
Princess carriage.
I started hand quilting this three weeks ago thinking it would be a quick finish. Then my mom, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer, was hospitalized with pneumonia for four days and I spent several days helping her when she was released. Finally I was able to stay home Friday and Saturday so I did nothing but quilt most of the afternoons and finished yesterday.

This afternoon I trimmed and machine sewed the binding to the front. I will spend the rest of my Sunday slow stitching the binding down.

I also was able to finish pin binding my mom's large lap quilt. I will probably machine quilt this one as I want her to be able to use it for her frequent naps.

I may hand stitch something in the squares. Haven't decided yet.
I bought this top last year off Ebay for less than $20. I checked the corners in the picture and when I received it. As I was pinning I noticed a lot of boo boos in the seams and one tiny cut in the fabric. I hope the quilting will help cover the little cut and imperfections as this mauve and flower material is hard to find these days. The flowers match her old sofa from the 80s that she loved.
Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Florida and Quilting

It is another glorious day in Florida!
78 degrees, blue skies and low humidity. What can get better than that?
I am still quilting on this happy baby quilt. This is a UFO from 2013. LOL. I am quilting it using the big stitch style, also known as Utility stitching.

I am having a hard time seeing the markings on this dark purple...

...but not the light colors. 

 Isn't this little princess monkey cute? Sorry she came out blurry for some reason.

And how about her carriage and slippers?

I have been watching a series on Netflix called Mary Queen of Scot while I quilt. Nothing much on during the day on regular TV.

I hope to finish this one by the weekend. I need the pins to finish basting my mom's quilt.

I thought I had enough pins to baste both quilts but I ran out about 1/3 the way on mom's quilt.

 I can't afford to buy more right now as I have some medical test to pay copays on these next few weeks so funds are limited. Maybe I should get a job to support my quilt habit.  HAHA!

I think I will stay retired. Besides I have a lot of UFOs to quilt and a condo to decorate. Who has time to work?